Dr Fiona McGuckin
Fiona grew up in Ireland and always had a love of animals, which resulted in her parents reluctantly welcoming two hamsters, three ducks, one chicken and numerous cats into the family over the years!
After graduating from Dublin in 2001, Fiona headed to Norfolk, where she worked for 6 years in a busy small animal practice. She worked closely with Dogs Trust and Cats Protection, and developed an interest in surgery and feline medicine.
After leaving her first practice, she locumed and travelled for a couple of years, enjoying a short stint as the volunteer vet on KohPhanNang, one of the Thai islands.
In 2009, she started work at Village Vet, initially at Whittlesford, then did a maternity cover at Meldreth, before finally settling at Milton, doing mostly emergency night work. She says emergency and critical care is challenging but very rewarding work and ‘being able to make such a difference to someone’s life makes all the late nights worth it’.
Outside of work, Fiona has three cats (all of whom insisted on accompanying her home from work one day…), two children and one husband. Someday, she hopes to have enough time to enjoy some of her interests, which include climbing, cycling and reading!