Hugh graduated from Veterinary College Dublin in 1982.He commenced in mixed practice in the north west from 1982 to 1984.In Jan 1984 Hugh took up a temporary position at Scollard and Murphy Cathedral place Limerick.At that time the practice was mainly farm animal practice .Hugh worked for many years building up the companion animal practice.This end of practice grew rapidly with many new services being developed.In 1987 Hugh became a partner in Cathedral Veterinary Group .This move coincided with a move to a new purpose built facility at Cathedral Place.This facility was one of the first of its kind in Munster .From 1987 the practice and case load expanded,during this time Hugh completed post graduate modules in soft tissue surgery, feline medicine, endocrinology, gastroenterology, dermatology, orthopaedic surgery,renal disease & cardiology.In 2000 Hugh with his business partner Michael Canty launched Crescent Veterinary Clinic at Dooradoyle Road.This Clinic was rebuilt in 2006 with a modern up to date purpose built small animal hospital.In 2002 both Hugh and Michael added a new Clinic to the practice at Kilmurray Castletroy. Hugh is very grateful to his many clients over the past thirty years and has thoroughly enjoyed looking after the animals in his care over that time.He in conjunction with Michael and the entire team are committed to providing high quality pet care into the future.A policy of ongoing investment in modern diagnostics and training have been key elements in the success of this practice.Our journey to date has been challenging yet rewarding.Lots done but more to do!
Mike is a Limerick native. He qualified from the veterinary college in Dublin in 1992. He joined Cathedral Veterinary Clinic on qualifying and became a partner in 1993. Mike spent his first 8 years in mixed practice, during which time he honed his companion animal skills. In 1997 Mike took a sabbatical and headed to the southern hemisphere and New Zealand. While in the ‘land of the long white cloud’ Mike availed of the opportunity to work with Alex Walker, at his referral practice in Auckland, gaining valuable experience in both orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery. In 2000, Mike and his business partner Hugh O’Callaghan elected to focus their efforts exclusively on companion animal practice. With this in mind they set up Crescent Veterinary Clinic.
Mike is continually updating his professional skills and is currently enrolled for the Royal Veterinary College certificate in small animal surgery. His areas of interest include orthopaedic and reconstructive surgery. Mike is married to Aoife and they have three sons, James, Hugh and Joe. As well as an avid Limerick hurling and Munster rugby fan, Mike’s other great passion in life is flying microlights.
After graduating from University College Dublin with a degree in Veterinary Medicine, Natasha worked in Australia and the UK, where she developed a keen interest in ophthalmology. She obtained an RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2004. She later joined the Eye Veterinary Clinic in Herefordshire where she completed an alternative residency programme for the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology which she obtained in 2011.
Natasha is a Veterinary Council of Ireland recognised specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology. She has published journal articles and textbook chapters and two textbooks, as well as creating education apps in veterinary ophthalmology. She is a panellist for the BVA/KC/ISDS scheme and offers eye testing in dogs.
Natasha has two scruffy terriers named Paudie and Peggy, who keep her fit as they like lots of walks. She has three cats, named Sooty, Flannon and Claude, that also like lots of attention.
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Ger qualified as a veterinary nurse through the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons veterinary nursing programme. She initially trained with Cathedral Veterinary Centre. She subsequently worked for Mid-West Veterinary Clinic before returning to Crescent Veterinary Clinic in 2006.
Ger's areas of interest include Surgical Nursing and Orthopaedics. Ger also enjoys front desk duties where she gets to meet and greet clients and their pets. Ger is married to Pat and they have three children Ashling, Darragh and Niamh family life keeps her busy. She has a 3 y/o labrador called Antara which she rescued from work ,one of the perks of the job. In what spare time she has left she is a leader with Bruff scouts and enjoys hiking and camping with the troop.
Susan joined the practice in 2005 as a student nurse. She qualified in 2008 as a veterinary nurse from the 3 year Diploma course in veterinary nursing run by the Veterinary College in UCD.
Susan’s area of interest is medical nursing and animal behaviour. Susan’s hobbies include swimming, walking and kickboxing.
I qualified with a Degree in veterinary nursing from UCD in June '15'. After completing an accounting and finance internship in UCD veterinary hospital I moved back to Limerick to work in CVC and further my training and skills. My favourite aspect of nursing is surgical, in particular orthopaedics. I have a keen interest in physiotherapy and radiography and hope to pursue a post-grad or masters in one of these. I like to travel whenever I get the chance, my favourite hobbie is reading and if I dont have my head in a book and cat on my lap i'll be at the gym or drinking tea. I have one cat 'scamp' who is 15 years old.
Sarah commenced her veterinary nursing training in 2004 and qualified in 2008 through the UCD veterinary nursing training programme.
Sarah’s hobbies include horse riding, reading, swimming and walking.
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Aoife graduated as a veterinary nurse in 2015 from Cork. She joined our team shortly after qualifying and was keen to advance her nursing skills. She has a particular interest in medical nursing and also enjoys meeting clients and their pets on a daily basis. Aoife enjoys spending time with her three horses, Holly, Shadow and Millie along with her four dogs Blondie, Rocky, Max and Yogi Bear.
Susan commenced her nursing training with Cathedral Veterinary Clinic and qualified through the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons veterinary nursing programme in 2001.
Susan has subsequently gone on to further her veterinary education by completing:
Susan’s special areas of interest is surgical nursing. She has also been very pro-active in the developing and running nurses clinics.
Susan’s hobbies include walking, badminton, travelling and is an avid Munster rugby supporter. She also enjoys spending time with her two dogs Sheena and Nip as well as her cat Oscar.
Michelle started with CVC in 2007. She works full time as one of our office/ reception administrators . She is very customer focused and enjoys meeting clients and their pets on a daily basis. Michelle deals with all aspects of Pet Insurance and also deals with our Accounts Department.
She has two dogs Keano and Princess who like to keep her on her toes.🐶🐶
Angela joined our clinic as receptionist in 2008. She has one dog, Jake and two hens called Salt & Pepper.
Fenella joined our administration staff in 2014, she works part-time in our accounts department.
Fenella has a very busy schedule when she is not working with us, she is very involved with helping Limerick Animal Welfare.