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                             Our Staff

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Donald Armour BVMS MRCVS

Partner  

Donald graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 1987. Once qualified, Donald spent a year working in the South Lake District, before returning to Campbeltown. Donald became a partner in the business in 1993.

Whilst at university, Donald was awarded the Ben Brazil Prize for the final year student with best practical ability. He has also completed a diploma in Dutch cattle foot trimming.

Donald is married, with two grown-up sons and when he isn't busy working at home on the family farm, he enjoys a round of golf at one of Kintyre's well known courses.

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Ruth Smith BVM&S MRCVS

Partner

Ruth is an Edinburgh graduate, and came to Campbeltown in 1991 where she has lived and worked ever since. Ruth became a partner at Westwards in 2009.

Ruth enjoys all aspects of mixed practice, especially small animal surgery and has a particular interest in orthopaedics. On the large animal side, Ruth says her favourite part of the job is getting out and about to visit the friendly Kintyre farmers!

When not at work, Ruth is kept very busy at home on the family dairy farm.

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Dominic Sharkey BVMS MRCVS

Partner

Dominic joined the practice after graduating from Glasgow Vet School in 2014. 

 

After almost 6 years in Campbeltown he spent 2 years away, working in a variety of roles around Scotland, including positions with Food Standards Scotland and the Animal & Plant Health Agency, before returning to mixed practice with Westwards at the beginning of 2022, and joining the partnership in 2023.

In his spare time he will usually be found training for his next running event, whenever he can find time between helping his wife with their two young daughters!

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Marije Terpstra MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Marije graduated at Utrecht, The Netherlands, in 2012. After a short spell on both Islay and Skye she started working in Campbeltown.

Marije enjoys the variety of mixed practice and the beautiful Kintyre views when driving around on a farm visit round.

Marije has a particular interest in horses and is a keen horse rider herself, having 5 horses of her own at her family stables in the Netherlands and 2 horses staying with her in Kintyre.

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Jordan Gillespie BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Profile coming soon

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Janice McKendrick

Receptionist

Janice started work at the practice in 2012 as a full time receptionist.

After many years behind the desk she now works part-time, spending more time helping her husband out on the family farm and with her West Highland Terrier Bea.

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Heather McCue

Receptionist

Profile coming soon

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Peter Sanders

Receptionist

Being Campbeltown born and bred means Peter has lived here his whole life, only recently joining the Westwards team in 2023.

 

When not working Peter enjoys family time with his wife, 2 kids and dogs. Peter is a very keen animal lover and his favourite part of the job is meeting all the animals that come through the doors.

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