Below are the staff who will care for your pet and provide them with the very best of attention and treatments at all times.

Marslaidh Smith BVM&S MRCVS

Marslaidh SmithVeterinary Surgeon Marslaidh, qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh in 1994 and has worked in practice ever since.

She joined Riverside Veterinary Clinic in July 2007 and became the proud owner of Riverside Veterinary Clinic when Jim Ford retired.  She has gained a wealth of experience in the small animal medicine and surgery having worked in busy, large, multi-vet practices before coming to work at Riverside.

It is her wish to provide you and your pet the highest quality of care and attention she can.


Sharon McNeil MRCVS BVMS

Kirsty MacMillan BVMS MRCVS – Vet

Leigh Daly RVN MBVNA – Vet Nurse

Leigh DalyLeigh is an experienced vet nurse, having worked for over 15 years in small animal practice and in emergency vet hospitals.  She came to join Riverside in 2013 following two years at Glasgow University Small Animal Hospital, and is enjoying getting to know our clients.

In addition to her work here, and with the help of her family, Leigh  runs a busy boarding kennel, dog walking, pet sitting and pet ambulance service -


Sharmaine Harvey – Vet Nurse


Emma Dempster – Registered Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Emma Dempster

Emma has an HND in Animal Care and BA (Hons) in Animal Ecology, and she has enjoyed working in a number of animal environments.  Emma has been with us at Riverside, providing holiday and maternity cover since 2008, and has recently returned from a year working as a jillaroo on a cattle station in the outback in Australia.  We are delighted to welcome her back to a full time post taking care of our clients.

In her own time Emma enjoys walking with her dogs Cain, her black lab, and Cobi her Lurcher pup


Sylvia Stout – Groomer & Animal Care Assistant

Sylvia Stout

Sylvia has joined the Riverside Vet Clinic team bringing over four decades of experience as a dog groomer to our clients in Callander. She has brought with her many of the clients of her mobile dog grooming business, Diva Dog Grooming, who now have a permanent home and excellent facilities. She is looking forward to keeping many new pets in trim.

Sylvia has spend her life caring for animals, working in kennels and vet practices, and has a fund of information on animal behaviour which she brings to our clients. In addition, she helps care for our in-patients before and after surgery.


Claire Devlin – Student Veterinary Nurse

Claire Devlin





Shirley Macallum - Receptionist

Shirley MacallumShirley will be well known to many of the animal owners in the Stirling area as she has worked in the SSPCA rehoming shelter in Cambuskenneth in Stirling for fifteen years right up until it was closed down.

She joined Riverside Veterinary Clinic in 2006 and has brought this substantial body of knowledge and skill in the husbandry and nursing requirement of a wide variety of animals with her.