About West Edinburgh Vets

Welcome to Edinburgh’s new veterinary practice, owned and run by Karen Lantrip

Based in Corstorphine, West Edinburgh Vets is pleased to provide your pets with comprehensive, high quality veterinary care including advanced diagnostics and surgery, all under the same roof. With thoughtfully designed facilities including dedicated cat and dog waiting areas, consult rooms and in-patient wards, and extended 20 minute consultations as standard, we aim to ensure that every visit is as calm and stress-free as possible for both our clients and patients alike.

Our team of experienced professionals care for every animal as though they are their own, and with us you’ll see the same smiling faces each time you visit.

Please contact us for more information or to register. We hope to meet you and your pets soon!

Meet the team

Karen Lantrip BVM&S GPCert(SAS) MRCVS

Practice Owner

Opening West Edinburgh Vets is a life-long dream for me, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to welcome you! I was born and raised in sunny California, where I entered the veterinary world age 15. I started out cleaning kennels at my local clinic, before working my way up to Veterinary Nurse and then Practice Manager. Eleven years later I moved to bonny Scotland to pursue my veterinary science degree. After qualifying from the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, I moved back the US to complete an internship in small animal emergency medicine and surgery. I then worked in both first opinion and emergency and urgent care in Maryland, California, and Washington state for 5 years, before following my heart back to Edinburgh to settle with my family. I have a great interest in soft tissue surgery and am very proud to have recently been awarded a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice for Small Animal Surgery. I am also trained in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, which is a service that I am thrilled to provide at West Edinburgh Vets. In my spare time I enjoy crafting with my 6-year-old daughter Ivy, listening to true crime pod casts, quilting, and hill walking. I have two dogs, Sid and Olive, and a very handsome cat named King Harold of Orange.

I am SO EXCITED to have my own family clinic like the one I grew up in – a clinic in which I can provide the compassionate and high-quality veterinary care that I expect for my own pets. I hope to meet you soon!

Olivia Halloran BSc(Hons) MSc BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I’m so excited to be working with Karen and the team at West Edinburgh Vets, and I can’t wait to start meeting local pets and their humans!  I’ve been working as a vet in Edinburgh for the past few years, and gained my Veterinary Degree here at Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) University, but I actually grew up in Switzerland… Edinburgh has my heart now though (Corstorphine more specifically!)  Animals of all types, shapes and sizes have always been my passion, so prior to studying veterinary medicine I completed a Masters Degree in Zoology, and also spent time working at Dogs Trust in Glasgow, which I absolutely loved.  Since qualifying I’ve completed an internship in exotic animal medicine and surgery, so I’m always excited when I see scaled or feathered visitors booked to see me!  My passion for ensuring animal welfare of all species, and getting to know new people, means that I feel lucky to be doing what I’m doing every day.  In my free time you’ll find me hanging out with my own dog Roo, rock climbing with my partner Mischa, or doing arts and crafts.  I’m looking forward to meeting you all soon!

Natalie Parry

Veterinary Care Assistant

Animals are my passion so to work in a veterinary practice caring for people’s pets is a dream come true!  Having worked at a Doggy Daycare for the past year and loving every minute, I’m now looking forward to caring for a wider range of pets including cats, small furies and exotics too, as well as learning lots about the role of veterinary nursing in clinical practice. I have three dogs of my own at home; little Dobbi (pictured left), Crash and Suri. We have always had pets growing up and I can’t imagine my life without them.
I’m excited to meet all of our new clients and their pets at the clinic, and am looking forward to giving them the best possible service as well as lots of loving care!

Nicola McClement

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I graduated from SRUC in 2017 with a level 3 diploma in Veterinary Nursing, and since then have worked with a range of species both in Scotland and New Zealand. I’m dedicated to all aspects of veterinary nursing, from puppy and kitten clinics to lab work, but my real passion lies in anaesthesia and surgery . I love how varied the job is and how there is always so much that is new to learn! In my free time enjoy anything creative, and at the moment I’ve been dabbling in pottery and painting. I also love to explore the various restaurants Edinburgh has to offer (shout out to the Educated Flea in Broughton!). Sadly I don’t have any pets of my own at the moment as I’m kept busy caring for others at the clinic, but my flatmate has a cat called Nala who I have lived with for so long now I feel she’s partly mine too!
I am very much looking forward to meeting all our new clients and their lovely pets, and helping to build a great new vet clinic which is at the heart of the local community.

Angela Allwinkle

Client Care Team

I love working with animals and their humans, and am excited to to be part of such a caring and professional team. Some of you may remember me from my years working alongside Mr Brown at his practice in Corstorphine before he retired. Every day is different in veterinary practice and I find it so rewarding. I have 3 rescue cats at home – Rae, Dennis the Menace and Bertie. Rae is the only female, and is definitely the boss! They make me smile every day. Outside of work I love nature and the outdoors, and enjoy walking with my brother’s Labrador, Polly, as well as bird watching, painting and reading.
I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know you and your pets, and I hope to provide a warm and welcoming service in a relaxed atmosphere, where you can be assured of seeing the same friendly faces at each visit.

Georgia Herriott

Client Care Team

If you ask me, working in a vet clinic is the best job in the world – I get to spend all my days chatting to people and cuddling gorgeous animals.
Since graduating from Edinburgh University with a very non-animal-related degree in Literature, I’ve spent the last three years working in client care at The Royal Dick Vet’s Small Animal Hospital learning all about the specialist veterinary medicine offered there.
I’m now thrilled to be working in a general practice that cares so much about their patients and clients. Working with Karen and the team gives me the opportunity to put my books aside and gain real world experience. I love being able to alleviate any worries about your pets, explain any confusing medical lingo and of course just chit chat when you come by the clinic.
When I’m not at the clinic, I’m probably either nose deep in a book or watching F1 or rugby at the pub. My three cats Rio, Remi and Zazu (pictured), take up a fair amount of my time and are the loves of my life – but tell your dogs not to worry, they don’t come to work and my scrub pockets are always filled with Gravy Bones so I won’t tell if you don’t!