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.
David ReedManaging 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 two little black pals for company - Maddie (Scottie) and Sophie (hooligan) - and you will often see them at the practice saying hello.
I studied at the University of Glasgow, working since then in England for 2 years and then returning to Scotland to work in GRVC. Particular veterinary interests include internal medicine and opthalmology, and long term I'd like to manage a practice of my own. I have a soft spot for gun dogs, especially Spaniels and Labradors and can be found exploring the Scottish wilderness with two Spaniels called Bree and Twig. My family also have a Fox Red Labrador called Rex with whom i like to walk along the North Norfolk coast when visiting my family. In the winter I enjoy skiing further north, catching up on DIY and cooking.
I graduated from Edinburgh University in 2012 and after spending a year working in Ireland, I returned home and have been working at GRVC since. At work I enjoy all aspects of small animal veterinary work. Outside of work I am kept busy looking after my pets. I have two Exmoor ponies – Monty and Hamish – and a Cavalier King Charles spaniel called Bonnie. Last year I also adopted a stray cat who was brought into the practice after being involved in a road traffic accident. Captain came home with me to recover after surgery for one weekend and ended up never leaving!
I qualified from the University of Glasgow in summer 2016 and began working at Grahams Road Vet Centre just a few weeks later. I love meeting all the clients, pets, and being part of such an amazing team. Growing up on the Southside of Glasgow I spent most of my time as a student seeing practice in the surrounding area. I enjoy all aspects of general practice, and the variety it brings every day! Outside of work I enjoy hill walking, running, going to gigs and spending time with my family and friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have been a Registered Veterinary Nurse since August 2016, having passed my final Veterinary Nursing Exams in March. I work part time at GRVC and also part time at Dogs Trust, which I really enjoy. Outside of work I have 2 collie dogs, both rescued, who keep me busy with their high energy levels! I also enjoy walking, running and reading in what is left of my spare time.
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 have been working as part of the Reception Team at GRVC for several years, having previously worked in a local bank. My favourite part of working here is getting to meet all the new pets at the desk as they come in for their appointment. I have cat called Tigger who I adopted 3 years ago – most of us at GRVC seem to have adopted something furry! Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and going to the theatre.
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!
I’ve worked at GRVC as part of the reception team for a year and very much enjoy welcoming clients into the practice. I live with my family and our Staffordshire Bull Terrier “Bear” and our Lion Head Lop Rabbit “ Louis”. I love being part of the team here and can usually be seen smiling and singing at the front desk.
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 6 year old black Labrador. I am now a mum to my beautiful baby boy William who is 8 months old who has just learned to crawl so anytime outside of GRVC at the moment is me chasing after him.