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Cumbernauld Surgery 

Tel: 01236 727876

Falkirk Surgery

Tel: 01324 624361

Krissy Green

BSc (Hons) MSc BVM&S Cert AVP(ZM) MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

Krissy graduated from Edinburgh in 2005 with a BSc in Zoology and a BVM&S in Veterinary Medicine.  After spending 3 years in zoo practice, she returned to Edinburgh to do an MSc in Reproduction by research where she specialised in endangered species reproduction in zoos. Krissy then spent a year in small animal emergency medicine before joining Lawrie Vets in 2010. Krissy completed an RCVS Advanced Practitioner Zoological Medicine Cert in 2014 and continues to be interested in all things exotic. In her spare time Krissy enjoys running, knitting, reading and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Mr I Shilliday


Clinical Director Veterinary Surgeon

Ian Shill

Mr Cannon To BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Having graduated from Melbourne University in 1985, Ian has been with the practice since 1995. He became a partner in the practice in 2003. He enjoys surgery, particularly orthopaedics and is involved with a many of the practice diabetics. He has one dog, two cats and four hens.

Mrs Karen Hall


Veterinary Surgeon

Having graduated from Liverpool in 1990, Karen joined the practice in 1995. Originally full time, she now works part time to allow for her family commitments. She enjoys a wide variety of patients. Karen does acupuncture in the practice. She has completed a course introducing both Chinese and Western based methods and uses acupuncture, where indicated, as an aid to conventional methods.

Mr R Allan BVMS(Hons) MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeons at Lawries

Cannon graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh in 2014. After a short time in small animal general practice, he completed a one year surgical intership at a referral practice in Aberdeen. He has a keen interest in small animal surgery and diagnostic imaging.

In his spare time Cannon enjoys hill walking with his dog, Manuka. Since living in Scotland, he has aquired a taste for whisky and haggis!


Katie Denholm BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Becky Coles


Veterinary Surgeon

Shiva Sawmy


Veterinary Surgeon

Richard graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 2009. After 3 years in mixed practice he joined Lawries in 2012. He enjoys seeing all types of exotic patients, with a special interest in reptiles. Richard has recently started a postgraduate certificate in Ophthalmology and looks after most of our 'eye' patients. He spends his spare time looking after his reptiles, dog and hillwalking.

Shiva has worked as a field biologist with the critically endangered wildlife of Mauritius for several years prior to graduating from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh in 2010. He completed a year-long internship in Avian/Exotics Animal Surgery and Medicine under the mentorship of Neil Forbes, FRCVS, at Great Western Exotics in 2013. He has worked in exotics practices since and has recently collaborated on a chapter in a soon to be published textbook on Reptile Medicine and Surgery (Editor: Brendan Carmel). He has also worked with a neuter clinic, primates and endangered reptile and bird species back in his native Mauritius. Shiva is currently enrolled on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Certificate AVP in Zoological Medicine. He enjoys treating all exotics species, ranging from rabbits, reptiles, raptors to fish.

Becky graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, with distinction, and after seeing practice with Lawries, joined the team in July 2016. She is interested in small animal internal medicine and also enjoys seeing all exotic patients, particularly birds.

Most of her time outside work is spend looking after her parrots Mango and Sunny, and doing yoga.

Katie graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh in 2011. After working in small animal and exotic practice she joined Lawrie Vets in 2015. Her main areas of interest are in exotic animal medicine, in particular rabbit medicine, and in small animal soft tissue surgery.

Katie spends her spare time with her family and many pets. Some of you may have met her French Bulldog Betty in the practices.

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Mr A Lawrie


Veterinary Surgeon

Alistair graduated from Glasgow Vet school in 1971 and then became a house surgeon in small animal & mixed practice gaining his experience in the Highlands and central Scotland.  He has a particular interest in exotics, especially birds, and has developed that aspect of the present practice since joining in 1979.  Alistair is an honorary lecturer at Glasgow University Vet School and was past Chairman of and on the board of the Scottish SPCA for approx 15 years.

In July 2015 Alistair recieved the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Fellowship. The Fellowship is awarded in recognition of outstanding contribution to the veterinary profession.


After 45 years in practice, Alistair retired this year from general practice.  

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