Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our devotion and dedication to caring for animals is evident in and outside of work and so our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice. They have individually obtained high standards of professional qualifications making them all best placed to contribute to the Braemar Veterinary standard we pride ourselves in delivering.

Dr Shane Murray BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Owner of the Practice - Shane qualified from Glasgow University. He opened the doors of Braemar Veterinary Clinic in September 2005. He has practiced in England and Australia and thoroughly enjoys the thrills and challenges that come with running a veterinary practice.

He is currently a Director at the Veterinary Surgeon's Supply company, a founder member of the local Vet Support NI organisation as well as actively involved in the Association of Veterinary Surgeons Practicing in Northern Ireland of which he was previously President.

In his spare time, of which he doesn’t have much, he takes pleasure in the odd game of golf, reading, and jogging. 


Dr Hannah Bowles BAgSc DVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon 

Hannah graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest in February 2020. Before studying Veterinary Medicine, Hannah completed her Bachelor of Agricultural Science at University College Dublin. 

Originally from Donegal, Hannah moved to Belfast in March 2020 to work as a small animal vet, joining Braemar in June 2020. 

She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice but has a keen interest in internal medicine and diagnostic imaging. She very much hopes to commence a Small Animal Medicine Certificate in the near future. Hannah is also a mentor and clinical coach to our young nursing team.



Dr Lauren Collins BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Lauren qualified in Liverpool back in 2013 and has been working as a small animal vet; firstly in England and more recently in Northern Ireland.  Professionally Lauren is working toward her Certificate in Small Animal Medicine, she is also a talented clinical coach dedicating her time and supporting the student nurses who are working toward their professional qualification.

Lauren’s passion for pets is such that she finds time to volunteer for the charity Street Paws who do invaluable work caring for the pets of many people who are homeless and in great need in Belfast.

A keen runner she participates in some distance running, raising money for animal charities as she goes.  When she does stop long enough to put her feet up she has her cat James for company.

Dr Lorena Pulleiro Potel MSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon 

With a childhood filled with pets and horses, it’s not surprising Lorena grew up wanting to be a vet, qualifying in 2012 in her native Spain.  Lorena had been working in Northern Ireland for some years before joining us at Braemar in the early Spring of 2020.  She is an accomplished surgeon and a great mentor for many junior members of staff whom she generously supports with her valuable experience.

A great vet and now a busy Mum, seldom without a smile, Lorena’s a super addition to our team.

Dr Rebecca O’Reilly DVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Rebecca graduated from Budapest in 2020 and has been working as a small animal vet ever since.  With a keen interest in surgery she is pursuing a certificate in Small Animal Surgery.

Rebecca keeps busy in her time away from work playing gaelic football and netball.

Fun fact  - she can solve a rubix cube in under 60 seconds!

Judith Evans

Practice Manager  

Judith came to the Practice in 2013 following many years working in the health industry and a lifetime shared with animals. The opportunity to work in a veterinary practice fits well with her passion for all things four legged!  She shares her home with a small menagerie of children, horses, dogs and cats and comes to work for a rest!


Registered Veterinary Nurse  

Dog loving lady Roisin, qualified as a Veterinary Nurse at Greenmount College and has worked in veterinary practices in England and Northern Ireland she is the owner of doggies Gris and Tess.  Roisin is one of our Clinical coaches and supports our less experienced members of staff with their training.  We all hugely admire her for her skills managing and handling dogs and is our go to person for a K9 Conundrum


Registered Veterinary Nurse

Dori came to Braemar in her final placement year from the Scottish SRUC where she has been studying as a student Veterinary Nurse for 3 years.  It’s been great to have her as part of our team and we were delighted that she has decided to stay on now that she’s a qualified RVN.


Registered Veterinary Nurse 

Gina is a graduate of Greenmount College where she qualified as a Veterinary Nurse.  At home she has a working collie called Duke and a cute Jack Russel called Judy and a few hens in the garden.  

At the weekend Gina is a horse racing fan and likes to attend the racing meets around the country.




With a career in administration it’s no surprise that Rachael is good at her job running a busy reception desk, she seems to know lots of our patients by name and is just as likely to be found in front of the desk shaking paws and giving treats as behind the desk.  Her soft spot for everything that barks, purrs, cheaps and squeaks means that Rachael’s just as busy at home as she is in work!


Office Administrator

Advances in veterinary medicine have made huge differences to the lives of our pets and Pet Insurance allows us to affordably give our pets the best treatments available. Assisted by her background in veterinary nursing Sue works with your chosen provider processing and leaving the vets and nurses to get on with what they do best - caring for animals.

When Sue gets home its like a scene from All Creatures Great and Small when she is greeted by her menagerie of pets means that she's seldom bored!



Claudia joined us at Braemar on placement from college where she was studying Animal Management.
Now that she is working as a member of the Reception Team she is gaining valuable experience whilst working
towards gaining a place at Greenmount College in Antrim where Claudia hopes to study to become a qualifiedVeterinary Nurse.

Away from work Claudia is kept very busy with her lively Springador called Beau.


Amy McFarland


As an Independent Travel agent Amy is well used to very exotic locations, but her love of animals and especially dogs means she’s more than happy to help out on the Braemar Reception Team from time to time. Away from work when she’s not paddle boarding in sun drenched waters she is a much called upon Chief Dog Sitter for family and friends.

Frequent flyers Rita and Blue particularly enjoy being spoiled in their home from home at Amy’s.


Assistant Veterinary Nurse

Beth joined the team at Braemar back in 2012, straight from college.  She has added to her skill set over the years and is a very dedicated member of the team working quietly behind the scenes supporting the vets and nurses.  An award- winning auxiliary nurse, Beth deservedly picked up the prestigious honour in 2018 at the Northern Ireland Veterinary Nursing Awards.  She loves her dogs  and is an avid fan of music and film.

Taylor Parker 

Student Veterinary Nurse

Taylor joined us in the winter of 2020, she was drawn to working at Braemar because of her love of animals and she brings with her a great deal of experience in administration and customer care to the very busy job at reception.  The reception desk is one of the busiest workspaces in the building and a cool head is often needed to cover every eventuality, Taylor brings all of this and more to her role and we are very glad that she is now beginning her training to be a Veterinary Nurse.

Margo and Neo, her two young cats look forward to seeing her when she finishes every day.

Keira Tait 

Student Veterinary Nurse

Following a  degree in Animal Biology and with a great deal of experience working as a dog trainer for the Dogs trust, Keira was looking for a career which allows her to pursue her passion for animal welfare.  We’re delighted that Keira is joining us to begin her training as a veterinary nurse where she can put to great use her acquired skills and knowledge.

Esther Kelly


Esther joined us straight from school where in between studies she helped rear and successfully rehome a number of exotic birds and reptiles. Now that she’s a member of the busy Reception team she’s gaining lots of valuable experience before she takes the next step in pursuit of becoming a student veterinary nurse.

Her two dogs, Gunner and Thunder ensure that she gets plenty of exercise when she’s not at Braemar!