Vet and Owner
Barry is our principal vet and owner of the practice. He is no stranger to Dromore having worked and lived in the town for over 8 years. He is originally from East Donegal and the Dromore area is home from home. It was while growing up on his uncle’s dairy farm that he developed his interest and passion for all things four legged. After graduating from Glasgow Vet School, he spent a number of years practising in Ayrshire and Maghera before moving to Dromore. During his eleven years in practice, he has developed considerable skills and has a keen interest in small animal medicine and surgery.
Gillian lives just outside Ballynahinch on the family farm with her husband and daughter. She is kept very busy especially around lambing & calving time and she also enjoys showing their Charolais cattle. Gillian grew up in Belfast and moved out to the countryside 27 years ago. She always wanted a career working with animals and grew up with a variety of dogs, cats, waifs and strays including a pet starling, a seagull and a hooded crow! Gillian worked in a veterinary practice in Holywood for 3 years and she also worked in a boarding kennels for 19 years. She took some time out to raise her daughter before joining the team here at Barry’s vets.
Jasmine is an English lady who grew up in beautiful Surrey just south of London. She moved to Dromore almost 20 years ago and is most certainly a citizen of Dromore. Jasmine has two children, a three-legged cat called Elfie, a close family circle and a lots of friends who keep her from becoming bored in her spare time. Jasmine’s has a long history of fostering and rehabilitating homeless pets and this led her into the world of veterinary care.
Sharon grew up in Portadown, in a house that was always full of animals. In 1994 she moved to Singapore and was able to put her love of horses to good use as a volunteer at The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). In 2009 after a couple of years in Australia Sharon returned to RDA Singapore as a Staff Therapeutic Riding Instructor. As well as the horses and stable cats Sharon made more animal friends while pet/house sitting for families who wanted their pets to stay at home while they were on holiday. At the end of 2013 Sharon returned home and feels blessed to be able to spend time with her family, while also volunteering with Moy RDA Group and working at Barry’s Vets. She lives with her beloved dog Cassie and she frequently fosters stray kittens until we find them a loving home.