Alistair qualified from Edinburgh in 1998 and worked in mixed practice before joining Parkside in 2002. He is one of the Directors here at Parkside and is one of five vets in the Parkside Large Animal team. A son of a farmer, he was brought up in Cumbria and has always had lots of different types of animals.

Alistair enjoys investigating animal health problems, herd/flock health planning and surgery in all species. He has a special interest in Farm and Equine medicine and particularly enjoys the challenge of new things.

He is rapidly expanding his family's animals, which currently include twelve Mule ewes (who have 25 lambs this year) along with the Texel ram, three pygmy goats (with two kids this year), six hens, two ponies, six alpacas, three hives of bees, three dogs (A Border Terrier, a Border Collie and a Labrador) and a cat.

Alistair and his wife have 2 daughters who keep Alistair busy when he is not curling with Pitkerro Curling club, enjoying being a social member of Panmure RFC or growing and showing vegetables and flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She was born at 10.30 in the morning, 364 days after being mated (normal is 345 +/- 14 days). She gave birth standing up and the little one was on its feet within 30 mins and wandering around looking at the Pygmy goats, hens, Guinean fowl, lambs and ewes. The alpacas are in a separate field to the sheep but the goats and hens don't respect my dry stone dykes so pop in and out to see the new arrival. 

A baby Alapaca is called a Cria, like all other camelids, after the Spanish name for a baby. Alistair has two females and is one of only a few vets in Scotland who has a special interest in Camelids in general.