Veterinary Staff :

Mr. Patrick Keating M.V.B. M.R.C.V.S

Pat qualified from UCD in 1982 and began practicing in 1983.  He founded Raheny Veterinary Hospital in 1985.  Pat is interested in internal medicine, radiology, and ultrasonography.  His dog Millie often comes in to lend a paw!


Ms. Orla Moore M.V.B. M.R.C.V.S

Ms. Emer O’Reilly M.V.B.

Emer qualified from UCD in 2007. Originally from Clontarf, she worked in mixed practice in Tyrone and Cavan for 6 years before returning to Dublin to pursue a career with small animals. She has worked in many interesting places including Belfield Emergency Veterinary Hospital, the Irish Blue Cross, and an animal charity called the Tree of Life for Animals in India ( She has a particular interest in rabbit medicine and soft tissue surgery. She shares her home with her two cats and recently adopted a 14 year old Yorkshire Terrier, Tiny.

Ms. Cathy Fitzgerald M.V.B.

Cathy qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from UCD in 2012. She worked in Northern Ireland for 3 years before returning to Dublin to join the team at Raheny. Interests include internal medicine and diagnostic imaging. Cathy has a Labrador cross named Dan, a German Shepherd cross named Petra, a cat named Smudge and 2 horses Solo and Roly.


Ms. Emma Harney M.V.B.

After graduating as a Veterinary Surgeon from UCD, Emma initially worked in North Dublin, before moving on to work in Northern Ireland. She then returned to Dublin to join the Raheny Vet team. She has a particular interest in dermatology and cytology. Emma has two Shetland Sheepdogs named Rosie and Lily, and a rescue cat named Bumble.


Mr. Shane Nangle M.V.B.

Shane graduated from UCD in 2007. He then spent 3 years practicing in Athlone before moving to Sydney, Australia, where he worked in various small animal clinics throughout the city. He moved home and joined the team at Raheny in early 2014, and has been enjoying the busy and varied caseload ever since. Shane’s main interest is surgery, particularly orthopaedics, which he has completed comprehensive further study in. His particular area of interest is canine cruciate ligament disease. He is trained in TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancment), which is the latest method managing this very common complaint. To learn more about the TTA procedure, please click here.

Veterinary Nursing Staff:

Ailbhe Lawlor B.Sc VN RVN

Head Nurse Ailbhe qualified from Dundalk IT in 2013 and joined the team later that year.  She is interested in wound management and bandaging.  Ailbhe has previous experience in both small and large animal practices.  She has a Yorkshire terrier named Rex and a cat, Troy, who she has trained to do a number of tricks!

Helen Keating RVN Tech.Dip.App.Bio

Sinéad Barrett B.Sc. VN RVN

Sinéad began working with us as a student veterinary nurse in 2011.  She qualified from Dundalk IT in 2013.  Sinéad has a Jack Russell named Pippy and a terrier named Max who bravely donated blood to a sick patient!  Sinéad is interested in preparing patients for surgery.  She has previous experience in small and large animal practices.

Margaret Rafferty B.Sc VN RVN

Mags qualified from Dundalk IT in 2013.  She began working in a small animal practice in south Co. Dublin before joining us in 2014.  Mags also worked as a locum veterinary nurse in a referral hospital in Cork.  Mags is interested in monitoring anaesthesia of our surgical patients.  She volunteered in an animal shelter during her studies.


Mary-Rose Cameron Teeling B.Sc (Hons.) RVN 

Mary-Rose qualified from UCD in May 2015 and joined our team the following October. She has two cats named Jeffrey and Geppetto, which she hand raised from birth. Mary-Rose worked as a student veterinary nurse for four years in a large & small animal practice in Co. Meath, gathering lots of experience with a wide variety of animals. During her degree she spent time in Tayto Park, helping to care for their Big Cats, Monkeys and Birds. Mary-Rose also loves to help out during lambing season, delivering lots of newborn lambs.

Peter Byrne Student VN

Peter is studying veterinary nursing in Dundalk IT and works with us at weekends and during time off from college.  Peter has 3 dogs, Freddie, Oscar, and Ted, and a 14 year old Canary named Chirpy!

Reception Staff:

Marianne McNulty

Marianne began working with us in 2014 after completing her MSc in Animal Welfare and Behaviour in Queen’s University, Belfast. She previously worked as an Animal Care Assistance in the DSPCA for 3 years, and in Battersea Cat and Dogs’ Home while she lived in London. Her original degree is in Fine Art Painting, but her love of animals brought her in a very different direction. Marianne is a serial kitten fosterer and has a three legged cat called Sausage at home.

Therese McMahon

Kelly Corcoran

Hannah Fitzsimons