Our Staff

Donald Armour BVMS MRCVS


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.

Ruth Smith BVM&S MRCVS


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 farm, assisting her husband and looking after two teenage daughters!

Marije Terpstra MRCVS


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.

Janice McKendrick


Janice started work in the busy Westwards office in 2012.
She lives with he husband and two teenage children on their beef and sheep farm here in Campbeltown.
Her favourite part of the job is helping the vets with in-patients, but says that she finds all aspects of the job interesting.

Abbie Mathieson


Abbie started work here at Westwards in November 2018.  She enjoys working at the reception and meeting everyone and their pets!  Abbie has her own Cocker Spaniel which she loves going long walks with. Abbie also helps teach swimming lessons and helps coach at the local swimming club. 

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