Behind The Scenes

Michaela Paga, RVN

Michaela Paga, RVN

Practice Manager

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Michaela is our practice manager and has been working at Briar Dawn since December 2004.  She was previously head nurse and a clinical coach, which means that she was involved in the day to day training of our nurses. She had a keen interest in nurse clinics, and set up the clinics at Briar Dawn. Michaela is responsible for the day to day running and administration of the practice, health and safety, cleanliness, the team rotas and ensuring that the team undertake further training. Outside of work she has  4 cats; George, Shingi, Sonic and Bella and two rabbits, Whispa and Oreo. She loves spending time with her partner, Gareth and two sons, Joseph and William. Michaela was a finalist in the UK Veterinary Nurse of the Year competition 2006.

Gareth Mackenzie, RVN

Gareth Mackenzie, RVN

Business Support Manager

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Gareth worked for Briar Dawn as a Veterinary Nurse initially and then after a spell of locuming he came back to us in an administrative role in July 2014. Gareth is responsible for a number of aspects of running the practice on a day to day basis including client care, looking after our IT system and social media, staying on top of contracts and generally keeping the building shipshape. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his fiancé Michaela and children, Joseph and William, the 4 cats – and when he has some free time, Airsofting. He is also a “fair weather” walker and is a keen DIY’er and gardener.