Sinéad Falvey established Cloyne Veterinary Clinic in her hometown in 2011.
Before this, she worked abroad, specialising in Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery and now brings this experience to East Cork.
Sinéad has gathered an enthusiastic team of professional surgeons, nurses, groomers and trainees, all dedicated to the highest standard of care for you and your pet.
Let's meet the team!
Sinéad Falvey MVB (Veterinary Surgeon)
Sinéad qualified in 2007 from University College Dublin. After spending time in Australia working in a specialist centre, she came home to Ireland, and shortly after opened Cloyne Veterinary Clinic in 2011.
She has a particular interest in medicine and is mildly obsessed with cats and dogs! In her free time she loves being outdoors and enjoys music festivals in the summer.
Neil O'Sullivan MVB, GP Cert. (SAS) (Veterinary Surgeon)
Neil qualified in 2004 from University College Dublin, after which his work took him from Wales to the Cayman Islands. He completed a post graduate course in Small Animal Surgery (SAS) while working in Dublin in 2010.
He now shares his time running a farm with his wife Gillian and with us here in Cloyne. He is a massive rugby fan and enjoys singing in a choir.
Una Lordan MVB, MRCVS (Veterinary Surgeon)
Originally from Midleton, Una qualified from UCD in 2006. She has spent much of her career in specialist companion animal hospitals in the UK, including management of a large emergency hospital for Vets Now. She also worked in a large companion animal hospital in Cork before coming to work with us in 2019.
She enjoys her furry children, Peppa and Sally’s company, probably more than us humans and spends lots of time growing delicious food in her poly tunnel surrounded by her 29 chickens and many horses!
Sarah Keogh MVB (Veterinary Surgeon)
From Dublin Sarah qualified from UCD 2017. She has worked in a large veterinary hospital in Cork, the Pet Emergency Hospital in Dublin and a Veterinary clinic in France. She currently works with us and with the Cat Hospital in Glanmire.
She is lucky enough to cohabit with a cat and a dog, Gina and Darla. She is a keen hiker and baker. She is an excellent, compassionate and conscientious vet with a keen interest in dentistry and surgery.
Hazel Kirby RVN, Dip. VN (Veterinary Nurse)
Hazel qualified in 2010 from University College Dublin and has been working with us since 2012. She has been shortlisted for Veterinary Nurse of the Year on two occasions and is a huge part of our team.
Hazel has a keen interest in all things feline and enjoys walking and gardening in her free time.
Jacinta Codd RPN, RVN, Dip. VN (Veterinary Nurse)
Jacinta qualified in 2011 from University College Dublin and after working for many years in Veterinary Hospitals in Dublin came to work with us in 2015. Jacinta particularly enjoys looking after our inpatients and also has an interest in wound care.
In her spare time she enjoys playing basketball and camogie.
Elise Beausang RVN (Veterinary Nurse)
Elise completed the equestrian studies course in Colaiste Stiofain Naofa in 2015, as well as achieving the British Horse Society (EQL) stages 1 & 2 the same year. She continued her studies and graduated as a veterinary nurse from St. John’s College in 2018. Commencing in 2016, she completed all of her training with us and joined our working team once qualified. She is currently completing a diploma in animal physiotherapy.
Elise plays competitive polocrosse and is kept very busy with her three horses, four dogs and 2 cats!
Lisa O’Donovan (Veterinary receptionist)
After studying Veterinary Nursing in St John’s College, Lisa worked in a small animal veterinary practice for 13 years. She was awarded Stronghold National Veterinary nurse of the year in 2006, after being shortlisted in 2005. She subsequently pursued a career as an Authorised Animal Welfare Officer with the ISPCA for 14 years. As well as working with Cloyne Veterinary Clinic since 2020, she has been a tutor in Animal Welfare at St John’s College since 2009.
Lisa lives surrounded by her five dogs (two of them are three-legged), two cats and her pony. In her free time, she is a gamer and has an interest for anything wild, nature, books and The Simpsons. Lisa is a serious and committed environmentalist.