Our Practice

Compassionate – Professional – Friendly

Donard Veterinary Practice

Why Choose Us?

Our newly opened clinic has experienced staff dedicated to providing highly professional and compassionate care for your pet. The newly equipped clinic using the most up to date diagnostic technology allows us to offer a full range of services our facilities include:

Digital X-ray

Surgical Facilities




Blood Pressure Monitoring

In house Laboratory

Specialist Testing

Our Service

Our personalised service ensures we work closely with our clients in discussing all available options so you can then, with our guidance, choose the right path for your pet.
We perform surgical procedures on a daily basis, with our inhouse laboratory we are able to provide same day results on blood and urine testing, this is particularly useful for pre-anaesthetic and sick pet profiles. In cases when specialised testing/biopsy testing is required we use a courier service to an external specialised lab.

Meet The Staff

Catherine Savage  BVM&S MRCVS

Catherine Savage BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon/Owner

Catherine opened Donard Veterinary Clinic in May 2017.
After qualifying from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Edinburgh in 2008 she spent 3 years practising in Co. Tyrone before moving back home to outside Castlewellan continuing to work in mixed practice for 51/2 years.
Continuing to enjoy all aspects of Veterinary practice Catherine developed a keen interest in companion animal medicine and surgery.
With this interest and highly developed skills she then opened Donard veterinary clinic with the desire to offer an excellent level of professional care and continuity of service to each animal treated
Kitty Byrne

Kitty Byrne

Vet Nurse Manager RVN CertVNECC

Kitty is a highly experienced team member dedicated to providing the highest level of comfort and care to all our patients. With further interests in emergency care Kitty completed the City & Guilds Cert of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency & Critical care in oct 2016.
With a high level of experience and skill along with her friendly manner Kitty is a real asset to our team.
Keren Akkari

Keren Akkari


Originally from Wales, Keren is now very much a Co.Down lady having lived here for over 20 years with her family. She is our very friendly receptionist and shares our love of animals with many pets over the years, Keren now has a cockapoo named Bella and a Labrador named Oscar which keep her very busy.

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