John A. Stewart BVM&S MRCVS
Senior Partner

Initially an EMS student at Wilson & Partners, John graduated from the Dick Vet in 2005 and started work in the practice 2 days later. In 2010 he joined the partnership and has been Senior Partner since 2018. Day-to-day he will usually be found in the operating theatre and has special interests in Cardiology and Diagnostic Imaging. Out-with the practice he is very busy building a house extension and enjoys spending time with his 2 children and badly behaved Labrador Ginny.

Amanda Thompson BVM&S MRCVS

Amanda graduated from the Dick Vet in 1996 and joined the Practice as a new graduate, living in the flat above the surgery and working as a mixed vet. In 2007 her family moved to St Andrews and as a new Partner she was responsible for the opening of the St Andrews’s branch surgery where she continues to work to this day. She enjoys living and working within the community as a small animal general practitioner and her days are mostly spent consulting along with routine day surgeries and dental procedures. In her spare time Amanda loves to run with her dog, yoga and socialising with friends and family.

Sarah Hutchison BVM&S MRCVS

Sarah graduated from Edinburgh in 2012 after starting as a kennel girl at the age of 14. She joined the Partnership in 2023 and works hard to encourage staff development within the practice as well as being a clinician who enjoys the variety of everyday. In her free time Sarah enjoys CrossFit, exploring and building sandcastles on the beach with her wild Labrador and slightly less wild daughter!

Andrew Kennedy BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Andrew joined Wilson and Partners in July 1972, a few days after graduating from the Dick Vet. He served many years as a Partner in the business before “retiring” from the partnership to enjoy the work as a clinician. 52 years on, he still loves consulting and meeting clients and their pets, working at the St Andrews branch surgery on a Friday and some Saturdays. Andrew also offers the invaluable service of end-of-life homecare visits. In his spare time Andrew enjoys photography, gardening, golf, travel and visiting his grandchildren.

Colin Armstrong BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Colin graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2003 and joined the team soon after. He grew up in North East Fife and saw practice as a school boy from the age of 14. Colin enjoys being a GP vet and has a particular interest in dentistry and ophthalmology. In his spare time Colin enjoys the great outdoors with his family and two dogs.

Karen Whittingham BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Originally from Edinburgh, Karen qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2000. She joined Wilson and Partners in 2004 and really enjoyed the farm animal work before the Practice specialised in companion animal care a few years later. Karen continues to enjoy all aspects of first opinion practice, particularly meeting clients and their pets and has a special interest in feline medicine. Outside of work Karen loves horse riding, cycling and skiing. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and sons and taking their working cocker on hill and beach walks.

Jen Robertson BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Jen graduated from Glasgow University in 2012 and worked in mixed practice for 3 years before moving into small animal practice. She has a keen interest in all aspects of surgery and has recently added BOAS surgery to her repertoire. When not at work, Jen will usually be found helping her husband on the family farm or chasing after her 2 children or 2 dogs.

Adele Smart BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Adele is a passionate and dedicated veterinarian who graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2014, although her interest in veterinary medicine and animals began long before that. She spent a year working with manatees and bats in Belize before studying zoology. Adele started working as an assistant nurse at Wilson and Partners from 2007 while studying for veterinary medicine and then joined the practice as a vet in 2018 . Since then Adele has been an essential part of the team, enjoying consulting and patient and client care . When she is not busy caring for her furry patients, Adele loves spending time outdoors with her family, walking her dog Dug and tending to her garden.

Rachel Burgess BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

After coming to Wilson and partners for work experience from the age of 16, Rachel went onto the Royal Dick School of Veterinary studies to graduate in 2021 with an intercalation in Pharmacology. She enjoys all areas of general practice and has a particular interest in surgery and caring for our geriatric friends. Outside of work Rachel enjoys paddle boarding, running and travelling as much as possible.

Chloe Davison BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Chloe graduated from the university of Edinburgh in 2016 and after spending 4 years in mixed practice decided to join our team at Wilson’s. She has a keen interest in feline medicine and enjoys all aspects of small animal practice especially speaking to clients. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, hill walking, growing things in the garden and going on adventures with her family.

Ashleigh McDowell BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Ashleigh Originally from South Africa, Ashleigh graduated from Edinburgh in 2017. She joined the Practice as a new graduate and enjoys all aspects of first opinion small animal care. Outside of work Ashleigh loves to travel and explore new places with her family and her two enthusiastic young girls.

Lisa Fiene MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Lisa graduated from FU Berlin in 2015. After working in small animal practice in the West Coast of Scotland, she decided to travel the UK and Europe in a campervan for a year with her husband and dog Freddie. After returning to Scotland, she joined our team at Wilson’s. Lisa enjoys being in the operating theatre and is currently studying towards a postgraduate certificate in small animal surgery. Outside of work she is kept busy with family life, enjoys travelling, hillwalking and spending time in the garden.

Nursing Staff


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