Susan – Head Receptionist, Chesser
Susan moved to Edinburgh at four years of age and has worked with pets most of her life. She is our longest serving member of the team and has been with Thistle Vets since 1993. She is our head receptionist at our Chesser surgery and lives locally and enjoys meeting and greeting clients both old friends and new. Susan has three sons and a grandson and in her spare time enjoys her pets ‘Leah’ a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, ‘Alf’ an African Grey Parrot, ‘Bryn’ an old tyme dorset Bulldog and has recently started keeping tropical fish.
Sophie – Practice administrator and Head Receptionist Clovenstone.
Sophie was originally from Southampton where she gained the Diploma and Certificate in Animal Care and an NVQ in Customer Care. After college, she worked in boarding kennels and spent six years with the RSPCA as Head of Kennels. She moved to Edinburgh to be with her now husband and joined Thistle Vets in 2006. Sophie is our head receptionist at Clovenstone and although she has learned many nursing skills, she loves reception work and meeting the clients and their pets. Sophie has a little girl ‘Holly’ born on Xmas day, two rescue dogs- a Border Collie ‘Tosh and ‘Pepe’ the Papillon as well as two Persian cats ‘Saffy’ and ‘Bluebell’.