Together with the partners, the veterinary surgeons deliver a team approach towards resolution of any pet’s health problem.  Their cumulative experience and knowledge makes exceptional all-round care available to your pet.

Cath McLaren 2Catherine McLaren BVM&S MRCVS
Associate Veterinary Surgeon

Catherine graduated from Edinburgh University Veterinary School in 1992 and has worked in Stirling ever since.  She has been a part of Broadleys since it opened in 1995, and continues to provide continuity for many families and their pets.  Catherine is very experienced in all aspects of general practice small animal veterinary medicine.

Away from Broadleys, Catherine is a keen walker - the West Highland Way being one of her accomplishments.  As her two children are now older her passion for walking has taken her to parts of Europe and Africa.  At home she is content to walk her three dogs:  Dora the Labrador and Mia and Peggy both Border Terriers.


Laurie 2Laurie Esparon BVM&S MRCVS
Associate Veterinary Surgeon   

Laurie graduated from Edinburgh University Veterinary School in 2012. Following graduation she spent four months in the Seychelles, volunteering for the Seychelles SPCA, assisting with a neutering program and treating animals with an array of conditions including leptospirosis and parvovirus, two of the diseases we vaccinate dogs against in this country.  On her return to the UK Laurie worked in a busy ten-vet small animal hospital in Lichfield before moving back to Scotland in 2014 when she joined Broadleys.

Away from the hospital, Laurie indulges her artistic side, playing the flute in an Edinburgh orchestra and enjoying all the culture Edinburgh has to offer.  Jack the cat shares Laurie’s home - he was rescued and nursed back to health by Laurie at her Lichfield practice.


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Amy Finlay BVSc MRCVS
Associate Veterinary Surgeon

Amy graduated from Bristol University Veterinary School in 2013.  She next undertook an internship at a large South West referral practice, learning from specialists in a variety of disciplines and with a focus on emergency and critical care.  Following that she moved to Kent and worked as the primary branch vet assiciated with a busy hospital.  She brought her experience home to Scotland to grow it further when she joined Broadleys in 2016.  Amy's particular interest in veterinary medicine and working up complicated cases will be well utilised.

In her free time Amy enjoys baking, hillwalking and the company of friends and family.  At home Monty, the rescued cat, rules the household.


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Alan Belford BVM&S MRCVS
Associate Veterinary Surgeon

Alan first came to Broadleys as a veterinary student for work experience. He graduated from Edinburgh University Veterinary School in 2015, then spent 2 years working in a small animal practice in Perth. He returned to join the Broadleys veterinary team in June 2017 as a qualified vet. Alan enjoys all aspects of small animal practice and has a particular interested in Soft tissue surgery.

Away from Broadleys Alan enjoys outdoor pursuits, especially hill walking and munro bagging, mountain biking and running. Bourbon the three legged cat shares Alans home, Bourbon was brought to see Alan by the SSPCA when he was working in Perth and he never left.


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Sophia Souter BVMS MRCVS
Associate Veterinary Surgeon

Sophia graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 2011. Following graduation she enjoyed working in a mixed practice in Lancashire, before realising her true passion lay within small animal practice. She undertook a small animal rotating internship at the University of Glasgow Veterinary Hospital and was able to extend her interest in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.  Sophia joined Broadleys in 2016 and particularly enjoys building up relationships with clients and their pets.

Outside of work Sophia loves to travel; most recently enjoying her honeymoon in Borneo and witnessing beautiful Orangutans in the wild. Although she loves to travel, her two dogs Tilly and Beth, and her cat Winston, keep her from travelling too far! 


Katie 2Katie Goldie BVSc MVM CertVr MRCVS
Locum and weekend emergency Veterinary Surgeon

Katie graduated from Bristol University Veterinary School in 1982. She initially worked in small animal practice, before returning to Glasgow Vet school to complete further training in Surgery and Radiology, alongside specialists in these fields. Her surgical talents were utilised to great effect as she worked for many years within a small animal charity. In 2008 she decided to take on new challenges when she became self-employed, specialising in out-of-hours work, and also working in London as an elected member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Katie shares her home with a cat called Bagpus, a cockatiel called Nipper and two horses, Indy and Chester.  She spends her days off walking and riding, and her evenings at the theatre or live music events.