Pauline BehanPractice Manager
I have always loved animals for as long as I can remember. I was involved in rescue and fostering for a number of years. I have 3 dogs and a cat. I joined the St Francis Team in 2010 and became Practice Manager in 2017. I feel very grateful to have a job I enjoy every day.
Julia IvanovaDVM,MRVCS,MSC,GP CERT FEL VETERINARY SURGEON
I love animals and have over 20 years experience in small animal practice. I have worked in veterinary practices in Russia, USA and in Ireland. I joined Celbridge Veterinary Clinic team in 2002, and also worked in Dublin Pet Emergency Hospital in UCD, Cara Veterinary Hospital in Blanchardstown and Port Veterinary Clinic in Portarlington, until I joined St Francis team. We have a beloved cat Masha, who is a family member. We also look after little dogs for our neighbours, when they go away. I can’t wait to see your pet in our clinic.
Paige DohertyAnimal Care Assistant
My name is Paige. I am an animal care assistant in St Francis Dispensary. I studied animal science and will be going on to study veterinary nursing in the future. I have always loved all animals, big and small. Everyday I’m working in St Francis is a pleasure and meeting all the furry babies that come in is the best part of the job.
Claire MastersonRVN/UCD Veterinary Nurse
For as long as I can remember I was animal mad. It didn’t matter whether it had fur, feathers, scales, 8 legs or 100 legs I was captivated by the beauty of the natural world and the animals we shared it with. Working with animals was always a dream of mine. So after years of working to pay the bills, I took the leap at the age of 25 and began my new career path. After 5 years of study (with a year off in between to have my son), I qualified with a first class honours bachelor’s degree from UCD. The dream was now a reality. I’m very fortunate to wake up every day and go to work in a job that I love.
Radu Iuliu Cipou DVMVeterinary Surgeon
I have had an interest in veterinary medicine since a very young age. My father and brother are both Veterinary Surgeons. I graduated In Cluj-Napoca 2011 with a Master in Veterinary Medicine. I was working with my father in a family mixed animal practice from 2011 until 2018. I came to Ireland in 2018 and have worked in a number of clinics in Dublin. I have a Dog called Nala and a Rabbit called Pepe.