Glenina Veterinary Clinic Team

Our Vets

Joe O'Donnell Glenina Vets Galway

Joe O’Donnell

M.V.B., M.R.C.V.S.

Joe qualified in Dublin in 1983. After graduation he worked for a number of years in mixed practice in Ballina and Derry. Following this he spent a year in a small animal hospital in Wales. He joined Glenina Veterinary Clinic in 1986. Joe has a special interest in Ophthalmology, Urogenital surgery and Exotic pets. He has a lifelong association with Galway animal welfare groups.

Philip McManus Glenina Vets Galway

Philip McManus

M.V.B., M.R.C.V.S.

Philip qualified in Dublin in 1983. He worked in mixed practices in Longford, Derry and Portadown. He also spent a year in a small animal practice in Belfast. Philip joined Joe O’ Donnell in Galway in 1992. Philip specialises in small animal orthopaedics, theriogeniology and homeopathy. He recently opened the First Equine hospital and AI centre in the west at Rockmount, Claregalway.

Karl Darcy Glenina Vets Galway

Karl Darcy


Karl qualified in 2000 from UCD with honours. He worked for a short time in Sweden and Sligo before joining the Glenina team in 2002. Karl became a practice partner in 2008. He has a particular interest in Feline Medicine.

Colm McGovern Glenina Vets Galway

Colm McGovern


Colm qualified from University College Dublin in 2004 with an honours degree. Colm worked in mixed practice for 2 years in Native Leitrim, followed by 6 Months as a racecourse Vet in Melbourne, Australia. Colm has been as member of the Glenina team since 2006 and joined as a practice partner in 2011. Colm has a keen interest in farm animal practice, in particular herd health and pet health. His hobbies include GAA, rugby and looking after his children.

Vera Lichtenhahn Glenina Vets Galway

Vera Lichtenhahn

Vera is from Germany and qualified from LHU Munich in 2014. She joined our small animal vet team at Glenina in 2017.

Vera has completed voluntary work in Xonghile Game Reserve, Mozambique, supporting anti-poaching campaigns and conservation of rhinos

She has a keen interest in Diagnostics and Veterinary Chiropractic services.

Liz Reilly


Liz graduated from UCD in 2006 – once qualified, she moved to California and worked on large dairy farms. She returned to Ireland and worked in a large animal practice.

Liz joined the vet team at Glenina in 2016. She has 3 dogs and 2 horses called Benny and Cleo.

Eugene O'Malley Glenina Vets MVB

Eugene O’Malley


From Ballinrobe in Mayo, Eugene qualified with an Honours Degree from UCD in 2015.

Eugene has worked in mixed practice in Fermanagh and Ballina before coming to Glenina.

He has a strong interest in large animal medicine as well as Mayo football!

Greg Noone Vet Glenina Vets Galway

Greg Noone


Greg qualified from Szent Istvan university Budapest in 2014. He spent 2 years working in mixed animal veterinary in Ennis County Clare before moving to Scotland where he worked in a 100% small animal hospital.

Outside of work Greg likes to help out on his family farm and play rugby. Greg is also studying for his certificate in small animal surgery.

Ronad Stanley MVB Glenina Vets

Ronad Stanley


A Galway native from Castlegar, Ronad qualified from UCD in 2006. She then spent 15 months in mixed practice in Connemara. After that She travelled to Australia and spent 4 years working in Sydney. She then moved to London and worked in small animal practice for 5 years. She then moved to Dublin again practicing small animal veterinary.

She has now moved home to Galway with her husband and two children and a border terrier called Kirby. Her interests include soft tissue surgery and canine and feline medicine.

Our Nurses

Darina Nolan Glenina Vets Galway

Darina Nolan

R.V.N. V.P.M.

Darina is a County Galway native and qualified as a veterinary nurse through UCD in 2009. She then completed a graduate certificate in Veterinary Practice Management in 2013. She recently completed a nurses certificate in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and has a special interest in complementary therapies.

Darina has a very spoilt chihuahua called Nidge and three horses.

Charlene O’Donnell


Charlene is from Mayo – qualified from Cork in 2016. She previously worked in a small animal referral Hospital in Dublin before joining Glenina in July this year.

She has a keen interest in Exotic Pets and has a dog called Poppy.

Anna Armstrong


Anna qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2018, she joined Glenina shortly after.

As well as her love for all pets she has an interest in farm animals as she comes from a farming background.

Charlotte Clyde Glenina Vets RVN

Charlotte Clyde


Charlotte graduated as a veterinary nurse from Cork in November 2018.

She has an interest in animal welfare and rescue and has two rescue cats, Molly and Harley, as well as a dog called Bobby.

Charlotte joined Glenina in January 2019

Reception & Support Staff

Roisin Glynn Glenina Vets Galway

Roisin Glynn

Coming from a farming background Roisin joined us in 2003. She worked previously in a Pharmacy. She has a keen interest in Pedigree Breeding. In addition to large animal TB & brucellosis queries, Roisin looks after merchandise and stock control for the practice along with working on reception and taking care of clients.

Caroline O'Toole Glenina Vets Galway

Caroline O’ Toole

Caroline has worked in Glenina since 2002. In addition to scheduling appointments and reception duties, Caroline deals with administration and food merchandise for the practice. She is a great lover of animals and has a rescue dog named Holly.

Carmel Hooban RVN Glenina Vets Galway

Carmel Hooban


Carmel qualified with a BSC in veterinary nursing in 2019. She has previously worked in large animal practice and has a keen interest in sheep health and feline medicine.

Her pets include her two dogs Alvin and Molly and two cats Honey Boo Boo and Frankie.

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