Meet The Team
Reagan Carnwath BVMS MRCVS
Holistic veterinary medicine is my passion and treating animals in a way that I would want my own animals to be treated is important to me. Within my practice, my aim is always to get to the root cause of my patient’s problem and treat that rather than only treating the symptoms seen.
I am a member of the British Association of Veterinary Herbalists, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and the Treasurer of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society.
I hope that we can promote this holistic approach to veterinary care in Scotland. I will take the time to understand every aspect of an animal’s life including its bond with you and treat your pet with natural medicine, care, and respect.
For me, working in this way is much more than just a job. It’s about integrating ancient and modern techniques to provide safe and effective therapies that improve the health and welfare of animals committed to my care.
Memberships and Associations
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, The British Association of Veterinary Herbalists, Member of The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, The Raw Feeding Veterinary Society, The British Veterinary Association
"Reagan has been a ray of sunshine after a very stressful few months. On a personal level she showed real empathy for both us and Brewster, our dog and has his best interests and quality of life at the forefront of her concern. On a professional level, her veterinary knowledge and understanding of alternative therapies is second to none. We are absolutely delighted with the service we received and Brewster was so chilled during our consultation, he fell asleep. First time ever!
We look forward to introducing Reagan to our other 3 dogs in the future as we will be using her services from now on."
I was lucky to have spent my childhood and much of my young adult life in the company of horses, dogs, cats, and wildlife. It was this time that kindled my passion for all four-legged creatures and sparked my desire to help and support them in any way I could.
After graduating from the University of Glasgow I completed an equine internship at the Royal Veterinary College in London and then spent several years in first opinion practice. It was during this time that I found myself searching more and more for the root cause of my patient's problems, evaluating their lifestyles and diets, and looking for treatments to support them, rather than simply treating their symptoms.
When I discovered traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture a switch flicked, finally I felt able to treat my patients in a way I felt they deserved. From here my passion for holistic therapies has grown, I hold a certificate and a diploma from the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies in Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine.
I grow many medicinal plants in my garden at home, combining my love for herbal medicine with that of gardening, often using the results to treat friends and family.
Jordan Carnwath BVMS MRCVS
Memberships and Associations
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, The British Association of Veterinary Herbalists, Member of The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, The College of Integrative Veterinary Therepies
Dr. Ann S. Hutchison
BVMS, MRCVS, CCRT, Cert Vet acup, MBAcC
I graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 1980 and now more than forty years later still love being a vet. I have been fortunate to have had a special kinship with all of the animals whose lives have touched mine and they have been my greatest teachers, my learning has come from them and taken me down the paths that I have followed. I developed a special interest in pain control and the human companion animal bond and over my years in veterinary practice this led me into further study and qualifications in acupuncture, rehabilitation and homeopathy.
I gained the IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture) certification in 1999 and whilst studying for this spent time in several specialist veterinary orthopaedic centres in the USA where I saw acupuncture, rehabilitation and hydrotherapy used routinely. I was enthused by seeing the response to acupuncture in animals and was keen to enhance the knowledge I had gained from the IVAS certification so on return to the UK and whilst still working in vet practice I enrolled in a three-and-a-half-year degree course in human Chinese Medicine and acupuncture and graduated from CICM in 2002.
My continued interest in pain control also led on to investigating other non-drug therapeutic modalities for animals including physiotherapy, rehabilitation, massage, home exercise plans and therapeutic laser photo biomodulation therapy. I am one of the few vets in the UK to be certified in canine rehabilitation from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Florida. I now incorporate all of the therapeutic modalities that I have learned over the years into my veterinary treatments.
I have lectured and taught in the UK and abroad and use acupuncture and rehabilitation techniques regularly to treat animals in the practice and would be happy to answer any queries you may have. I am a member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists, the British Acupuncture Council, The British Medical Acupuncture Society, The British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association and the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons.
When not working I like nothing better than spending time with my current 4-legged family member Luka the labradoodle. Luka was bred by the Guide dogs for the Blind and initially trained as a guide dog but after needing hip surgery followed by a successful rehabilitation program, he was medically discharged from further guiding work. He has now had a career change and both he and I work as volunteers for Alzheimer’s Scotland and Luka is a certified team member of their Dementia Dog community project.
Memberships and Associations
RCVS, ABVA, BVRSMA, BSAVA, IVAS, BAHVS, BVA, MBAcC, BMAS
Lauren is our sister and wonderful practice manager. She has always been the one to keep us organised, so who better to run the practice!
Lauren has a degree in business management and is currently undertaking post graduate certificate in veterinary practice management.
Outside of work she is kept busy with a young family and husky called Kala.
Laura is our dispensary manager. She organises all the repeat prescriptions and has the wonderful job of being in a dispensary surrounded by beautiful herbs.
Laura has a diploma in animal management and is undertaking a degree in veterinary physiotherapy.
Outside of work she can be found in the garden or walking her 3 high-energy canine companions.
We truly are a family run practice, so why not add our mum to the mix. May is our lovely receptionist. She is very qualified for the job, spending the last 18 years working on reception in a GP practice.
Outside of work May spends time with her Chow Chow Bonnie. Although she doesn't admit it, we think Bonnie is her favourite daughter!
Tessa Winstanley Medical Herbalist BSc (Hons) RVN, practices herbal medicine for humans, and also works as a veterinary nurse. She has always had a deep interest in plant medicine and holistic approaches to health.
She has many years of experience in holistic medicine, whilst still respecting modern medicine, believing the future is working together. Most importantly is to work with each patient individually to get the right path for healing.
Tessa greatly enjoys practicing herbal medicine for humans at Herbal Vet Scotland, being a unique clinic to share the wonders of plant and holistic medicine.