About Us

A local friendly and caring veterinary practice 

The Kerr Vet Group practice was established in 1988 by Mr Kerr in Bridge of Weir and Johnstone. It has gradually grown to its present size of 3 full time veterinary surgeons along with 1 part time vet and 9 support staff.
Our practice’s main area of activity is domestic pets. All of our consultations are by appointment at both surgeries, although we will of course always accommodate emergencies when they arise.

Our aim is to provide a local friendly and caring veterinary practice, and to ensure that your visits to us are as pleasant as possible.

Our veterinary surgeons are dedicated to providing the best care and attention available. We achieve this through thorough examinations backed up by laboratory tests, x-ray imaging, ECG examination, and other diagnostic tests, mostly done in house.

Veterinary Surgeons

Ian Kerr 

B.V.M.S  |  M.R.C.V.S
A graduate from Glasgow Veterinary School in 1979, Ian gained experience in practice in Cheshire and Angus, before settling in Bridge of Weir. He is married to Carolyn (see below), his daughter Nicola is an accountant in Edinburgh, and son Jamie is a dentist near Glasgow.

Owen Borthwick 

B.V.M & S |  M.R.C.V.S
Since graduating from Edinburgh Veterinary School in 1998, Owen spent time in Stoke-on-Trent, Australia, and East Kilbride. He joined the practice in September 2008, and got married later that autumn and they they now have 2 boisterous boys, Rory and Adam. Owen and his wife Emma moved into Kilmacolm in February 2010. Owen became a partner in the practice in April 2013.

Natalie Brown

B.V.M.S  |  M.R.C.V.S
Originally hailing from Cumbernauld, Natalie graduated from Glasgow Vet. School in 2012 and has worked for 2 years in Cheshire before moving back North to join us. She lives in Kilmalcolm and married Iain in 2015.

Katrina Ward 

BSc.hons  |  B.V.M.S  |  M.R.C.V.S
Katrina was brought up locally in Kilmacolm, and after completing an equine science degree in Lincoln in 2002, she moved onto  Glasgow Vet School where she graduated in 2007 as a vet. After spells in practice in Scotland and England, she joined the practice in June 2016. She got married to Dougie in July 16 and now lives in Kilmacolm.

Reception & Nursing Staff 

Grace Bull 

Grace came to us in 1999 and currently divides her time between reception work, stock control and animal care.

Sheila Inglis

Since 2005, Sheila has worked part-time on reception. She currently works mainly at Bridge of Weir 4 evenings a week, but occasionally at other times.

Eveline Hamilton 

Was originally our Johnstone surgery receptionist from 2006 till 2013 but has now moved to work full time at Bridge of Weir.

Susan Moore 

Susan works on reception part time in both surgeries, mainly at the weekend, but also a little during the week and tends to be around more when covering for other staffs holidays. She lives in Paisley and worked for many years at Ross Hall Hospital.

Elaine Hawley V.N 

Elaine joined us in March 2012 as a qualified Veterinary Nurse. She juggles working part time for the practice with looking after her young family.

Cheryl Lawson & Fiona Geddes

Cheryl and Fiona are our Johnstone surgery receptionists and between them cover all the weekday and Saturday surgeries. They occasionally help out at Bridge of Weir when required.

Vicky Dorward

Vikky joined us in 2014 as our receptionist, having previously worked at a local cattery among other places. She also has links to a local rescue group and lives in Erskine with her partner Alan.


Regularly we have work experience school pupils or vet students seeing practice around both surgeries.

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