Grahams Road Vets are proud to offer you the services of a team of fully qualified experts; who are dedicated to providing the high standards of care that we know you expect for your pet.

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David Reed Managing Vet

Having qualified back in 1986, I worked in East Yorkshire and Aberdeenshire before coming to Falkirk and GRVC. Most of my career has been spent in mixed veterinary practice dealing with all types of animals, large and small. These days I divide my time between GRVC and Forth Valley Vets, which is the large animal side of our practice. While I still enjoy seeing and treating animals, I spend more time than ever on the paperwork side of practice. Outside of work I'm a keen scuba diver and dive both locally and abroad, enjoying sealife and wreck diving. At home, I have my little black pal for company - Sophie (hooligan) - and you will often see her at the practice saying hello.

Benjamin Cross Vet

Ben started working at GRVC in the summer of 2019 after graduating from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Having grown up New York, he decided to stay in Scotland after falling in love with Edinburgh. Ben has a keen interest in veterinary behaviour and training, and also in anaesthesia and general practice. Ben also has two dogs of his own who enjoy posing for a pic!
Maeve Black  Senior Vet
I graduated from Glasgow University in 2004 and spent the first six years in mixed practice in Stirlingshire, before taking several locum posts around the UK. In 2011 I travelled to Australia and stayed for two years in small animal practice in New South Wales. On returning to Scotland in 2013 I started working at GRVC, with a particular interest in medical cases. I am now working towards a Medicine Certificate and Advanced Practitioner Status. Outside of work I enjoy baking, socialising and horse riding. 
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Samson Yap Vet

Samson qualified 3 years ago from Edinburgh and has been working in the South of England. Samson has joined GRVc as  he wanted to return to Scotland and work in a pet practice. Samson enjoys surgery and taking care of much loved pets.

Veterinary Staff

All of our vets are fully qualified and experienced in the care of pets, with senior staff to fall back on if necessary. They are supported by a team of Registered Veterinary Nurses, who both assist the vets but also carry out treatments and care on their own. Caring for pets is a team effort and none of the staff could do their job without the support of the administration and reception team.


Louise CopeRVN

I started working at GRVC when I was a student and after qualifying in 2008 I continued to work here for a number of years, before leaving to broaden my experience. After having my little girl, Robyn, I returned to GRVC part time in 2014 to continue my love for nursing. The aspects of my job that I love the most are assisting the vets during operations and dealing with our inpatients. At home I have a three legged cat called Millie and a degu called Diago.

Naomi HaylerRVN

I qualified from Edinburgh’s Telford College ten years ago and have worked both locally in Falkirk and also in Liverpool. I spent some time nursing in Melbourne in Australia which I loved. I am currently working towards my Certificate in Feline Nursing and have a keen interest in feline and canine cases, as well as wildlife medicine. I live with my two Chow Chows and two cats. In my spare time I enjoy showing my dogs and am planning to train the youngest dog to become a Therapet.

Beverley McAlpineRVN

I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in January 1994 and have worked in both Falkirk and Stirling. I live locally in Larbert with my daughter Kerry who is now studying at Strathclyde University. At home I have 2 one-eyed cats – Beanie and Skye – who I rescued at work, and I also have a very happy Staffie called Mike. Outside of work I really enjoy my sessions at a local fitness club and going running.
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Erin Chalmers

Erin has just joined the practice and has been working as an RVN for several years. We will have a picture and a bio soon for Erin, but we know everyone will enjoy meeting her meantime.

Office Staff

Elaine WalkerPractice Administrator

I started working at GRVC in November 1998. My role as Practice Administrator is varied and includes invoicing and accounts, running the Practice Health Plan and all the behind the scenes administration it takes to make the practice run smoothly. Working at the practice for so long has allowed me to meet lots of clients and their pets and it’s lovely to see people I have known for so many years. Outside of work I enjoy reading, music and spending time with my family and friends. I recently rehomed "Bubbles", a very spoilt 5year old black and white cat.

Stacey Allan Reception

Stacey joined the practice at the end of 2018 and has quickly become a valued member of the reception team.
We will post more and a picture once Stacey has overcome her shyness!

Fiona MorrisonReception

I joined GRVC in 2012 after previously working in a banking environment. I love my job and creating a friendly environment for clients and their pets. I enjoy all aspects of my role which includes completing insurance claims and making life a bit easier for clients. Outside of work I am married to Jack and have a son Cameron, as well looking after my two cats and horse “Cruz”. I love all the animals young and old who come in but i particularly loved this wee pup. If you have never seen me in the practice, you will more than likely have heard me!

Donn QuinnReception

I've been with the practice since July and am really enjoying my role as a Receptionist - particularly meeting all the pets coming through our doors.
Outside of GRVC I have a 5 year old Rescue Staffie Cross called ‘Tommy’ who keeps me busy - never a dull moment with a Staffie!

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Nicola Wagstaff Reception

I first joined Grahams Road Veterinary Clinic in January 2009 as a receptionist. My role as a receptionist varies on a daily basis which I enjoy - my main duty is to be the first point of contact for our practice’s clients whether it be talking to them over the telephone or when they come into to the practice with their pet/s. I enjoy being a friendly face that clients feel they can talk to about any questions or information they need regarding their pets. An increasing part of being a receptionist is to help clients deal with their pets Insurance - sometimes it can be a daunting experience for clients to use their Insurance for the first time and I find it really satisfying to make it as easy and stress-free as possible for the client. Outside of GRVC I have my own dog the handsome Charlie who is a 8 year old black Labrador. I am also a mum to my beautiful baby boy William who is a busy 2 year old.