Meet the team

Ed Hewitt

Ed Hewitt

I graduated in 1997 and have worked at Armour Vet Group ever since, becoming a partner in 1999. During this time I have seen the business grow from a 2 vet to a 6 vet practice. I have a keen interest in dairy cow fertility and mastitis investigation, however being part of a mixed practice also allows me to continue my interests in small animal surgery. In my spare time I run a small farm which consists of a flock of pedigree Blue Faced Leicesters and some pedigree Beef Shorthorn cows. Any other spare time is spent with my wife and 4 kids. 


Alan Walker

Alan Walker

I graduated in 1999 and have worked in Ayrshire ever since. I began work at Armour Vet Group in 2006 and became a partner in 2008. I enjoy all aspects of my job but especially enjoy dairy cow nutrition and lameness issues in cows. Outwith work I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2 children. I also have a small herd of pedigree Blonde cattle which I enjoy showing and also doing some judging when asked. Golfing is a past-time of mine when time allows, playing locally at Ballochmyle.


Eilidh Casby

Eilidh Casby

I graduated from Glasgow Vet School in July 2008 and have been with the practice since then. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine and especially enjoy the wide variety that mixed practice brings. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and wee girl, socialising with friends and walking the dog in the Ayrshire countryside.


Petra Ronnegard Hewitt

Petra Ronnegard Hewitt

I graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 1997. I started my veterinary career in mixed practice in Dumfries which I really enjoyed. I then moved on to work in a small animal practice to pursue my interest in small animal surgery. I have worked in several small animal practices south and north of the border, gaining invaluable experience. I joined Armour Vet Group in 2014. I have a keen interest in arthritis and pain control. I am open minded and believe that veterinary medicine together with complementary medicine has a synergistic effect on our pet’s treatment. I have practiced veterinary acupuncture since 2000. When I am not working as a vet, I am a mum of 4! I enjoy swimming and gardening - I love flowers and run a wee craft business, mainly during the winter months.


Jen Oldroyd

Jen Oldroyd

I graduated from Glasgow Vet School in July 2011 and have spent most of my career in farm animal practice. I joined Armour Vet Group in April 2018 and am now enjoying the variety of different work that is involved in working in a mixed practice. When I’m not in work I enjoy walking my with my dog Dot, travelling and socialising with friends.


Tom Sparks

Tom Sparks

I joined Armour Vet Group in August 2018, having worked in several mixed practices throughout the UK. I have a keen interest in farm animal medicine and surgery but enjoy all aspects of veterinary life. In my spare time I play hockey for a local Ayrshire team and spend most evenings walking my 2 Labradors.


Holly McCrae

Holly McCrae

I graduated from Glasgow Vet School in July 2019 and started work at Armour Vet Group soon after this. I am really enjoying all aspects of my veterinary career so far and have settled in well to life in Ayrshire. Out with work I enjoy running, spending time with friends and I am also a keen cook when time allows.


Eilidh Strawhorn

Eilidh Strawhorn

I have worked at Armour Vet Group since qualifying as a vet nurse in summer 2017. I enjoy all aspects of my job but am particularly interested in weight management of pets and in-patient intensive care. I am a keen member of Young Farmers in my time off and also enjoy going to the gym, spending time with friends and taking care of my many animals at home.


Liz Cooper

Liz Cooper

I have been with the practice since it first opened in 1979. I enjoy going to the theatre, concerts and TV show filmings. Among my favourites are John Barrowman and Barry Manilow and I often travel as far as London to see them perform.


Lynn Warwick

Lynn Warwick

I have worked at Armour Vet Group since June 1990. When not at work I am kept busy providing a taxi service for our three children and as a family we enjoy weekends away.