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About Ennis Veterinary Clinic

Treating your pet like family

  • Highly experienced small animal only vets.
  • Compassionate, kind and caring team of professionals
  • Modern equipment and extensive facilities.
  • Full range of treatments from health checks to emergency operations.
  • Complete convenience, open 6 days a week and 24hours on call.
  • Plenty of easily accessible parking on site.

Ennis Veterinary Clinic is a small animal only clinic providing compassionate care for the pets of Co Clare. Our staff are committed to providing preventative health care, but should your pet need treatment, we offer the very latest and up to date diagnostic and treatment options. We understand that your pet is like family, and we will aim to always treat your pet with gentle, loving and stress-free care. You can be confident that your pet is receiving the best care possible from our highly trained and experienced team. We take time to explain healthcare recommendations, disease investigation and treatment options, and to find a treatment plan that suits you and your pet’s individual circumstances. We are located on the Clon Road, Ennis, and we are easily accessible with plenty of parking to make your visit to us as convenient as possible.

Our History

Meghan Ryan BVMS Dennis Ryan BVMS Ennis Vet ClinicEnnis Veterinary Clinic opened in July 2014, established by vets Dennis and Meghan Ryan BVMS. Our modern facility hosts two consultation rooms, a prep room and operating theatre, a diagnostic imaging suite for x-ray and ultrasound, advanced dentistry equipment including dental radiography, a separate dog and cat ward, and an isolation ward. Our pet only veterinary clinic means that your pet will receive the highest quality care from staff who are devoted to your pet’s well-being.

Our Mission

We know that your pet is part of your family. We offer high quality veterinary care with compassion, empathy and service as our priorities.

Our Team

Dennis Ennis Vet Clinic Team

Dennis Ryan BVMS

Veterinary Surgeon

Dennis qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2005 and started work in London where he worked in a small animal only hospital until 2009. From 2009-10 he locumed in the UK and Ireland before taking up a full time position as head small animal vet in a Kildare practice from 2010-12.

His main veterinary interests are small animal medicine, soft tissue surgery and diagnostic imaging. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, walking and spending time with his family.

 

Meghan Ryan BVMS

Veterinary SurgeonMeghan Ryan BVMS

Meghan also qualified from the University of Glasgow, in 2002, which is where she and Dennis met. It was many years before the decision to open a clinic together was made however, and in this time Meghan worked in small animal hospitals in the UK, as well as the USA and Canada. Meghan’s love of veterinary medicine stems from early childhood when she developed a passion for caring for animals. Meghan has an interest in veterinary dentistry in addition to veterinary nutrition. She finds it hugely rewarding to see a patient develop a new lease for life after dental treatment and her desire is for every pet owner to brush their dog or cat’s teeth daily!

Meghan and Dennis have three small children who are often seen ‘helping’ out in the clinic at the weekend, all who seem to be developing a familial love of animals. They have two cats, Ted and Dougal, who came from the UK back in 2008. At over 6kg each they are gentle giants, but they have rather naughty habit of running off with food stolen from the kitchen, which necessitates a lifelong diet!

 

Kate Sherlock

Veterinary Receptionist

Kate is from Ennis. She graduated from DIT in 2009 with a qualification in retail management. She spent 10 years working as a retail manager before starting with us at Ennis vet clinic. In her spare time she loves to go swimming, play tag rugby and travel.

 

 

 

Ciara Nagle Guinnane

Veterinary Receptionist

Ciara lives in Quin and has a dog called Holly. She enjoys walking and days out in her spare time. After spending over 10 years hairdressing she has joined our team as a veterinary receptionist.

 

 

 

 

Danielle Curran

Veterinary Receptionist and Student Veterinary Nurse

 

Dani is originally from Hemel Hempstead in England but has lived in Ennis for over 15 years. She has an International Law Degree with German from NUIG and is currently studying veterinary nursing in TUS Midlands Athlone campus. In her free time she loves to go for a walk with her beautiful border Collie x (Arnie) and relaxing with friends and family. She’s partial to binge watching series on Netflix too!

She became interested in studying veterinary nursing due to her pets Arnie and Grace as she was always researching further into their illnesses when they fell sick or injured themselves. The pandemic made her realise that life is too short and she needed to do something that she loves! She most loves the fast pace of the work and the reward gained when helping an animal. She feels that nothing can beat an animal’s affection when you’ve helped improve their life quality, even if the smallest of ways. A special memory of Dani’s is when Grace came out from hiding after being adopted. It took her 2 weeks for her to eventually come out from under the sofa and trust Dani enough to sit near by on the sofa, and a further 2 weeks before she would fall asleep lying on her. That was a really special moment, as she doesn’t trust people easily!

 

Shauna Kerin

Animal Care Assistant

Shanua is from Sixmilebridge. She studied veterinary nursing in Athlone institute of technology, then went on to work in the grooming industry and opened her own salon in 2017. In her free times she enjoys gardening, musicals, video games and spending time with her family and cat babies. She used to enter cat shows with them and hopes to get back into it in the future. She chose the veterinary industry as both her parents were nurses so she’s always been fascinated with medicine. She turned out to be more of an animal lover than a human lover so decided to carry on the family tradition – just with animals!!
She most loves that fact that every day is so varied, you don’t ever have the same day twice. Meeting different animals and getting to know their needs and tailoring care around them is very rewarding when you see the benefits it has. A special memory of hers is when she was on placement in college. Four kittens, just two days old, were handed in after their mother passed away. Shauna couldn’t resist them and ended up bringing them home as bottle babies. As she had to move away for a different placement she managed to find them a foster home but kept contact and visited them. As soon as they were old enough, one of them chose her and she couldn’t resist bringing him back home where she had many happy years as best buddies!

Aine Quirke

Veterinary Nurse

Aine is from East Clare and graduated with a degree in veterinary nursing from the Technological University of the Shannon in 2022. Having grown up on a farm, Aine has always had a keen interest in animals. While growing up, she enjoyed having visits from the vet and helping take care of the calves. As a veterinary nurse, Aine spends her days treating animals, performing diagnostic tests, and assisting in surgery. Aine’s favourite part of working in the industry is seeing the animals wagging tails as they are reunited with their owners at the end of the day spent at the clinic! A special memory for Aine was the arrival of her furry friend Kitty! All the years they spent together emphasised her love for animals, along with her other pets Missy and Socky! Outside of work, Aine is a bookworm, likes to travel with friends, and help out on the farm!

 

 

 

 

Adam Kealy MVB

Veterinary Surgeon

 

Jackie Hickey

Veterinary Nurse

 

 

 

 

 

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