Meet Our Team

Meet The Team

Richard Huey

Veterinary Surgeon & Director

Richard has been working at Iveagh vets in Banbridge for 35 years. His father John Huey and Hercules Jordan were the original founders of the practice in the 1960’s. Richard enjoys routine farm work and small animal surgery, and despite his wealth of experience he still finds nothing more fun than a successful lambing or delivering a litter of pups by C-section.

Outside work, Richard spends time with his wife Shirley and 4 children. He has two demanding Cavaliers, Toby and Sidney and the boss of the house Taggart the cat.

In his spare time he enjoys watching sport, playing golf and mountain biking.

Marcus White

Veterinary Surgeon & Director

Marcus graduated in 2000 and spent five years in a large mixed practice in Staffordshire. Most of his time was spent with dairy clients carrying routine fertility work, mastitis investigation and herd health. He also enjoyed small animal consulting and surgery. In 2005 Marcus moved back to his home town of Banbridge in 2005 and joined Iveagh Vets and became a Director in 2007. At work Marcus spends most of his time on routine fertility visits and herd health. He also has a particular interest in young stock management and mastitis investigation.
Marcus lives on a Suckler and sheep farm with his wife Jane and three young children. In his spare time he enjoys cycling and playing sport with his family, watching rugby, playing golf and walking his dog.

Matthew Hylands

Veterinary Surgeon

Matthew graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2014 and started work immediately in farm-only predominantly dairy practice in the North West of England. After five enjoyable years he decided to return home to join Iveagh along with his wife, Emily. His main interests lie in dairy fertility and how it impacts on productivity. He also has a keen interest in housing and infectious disease. Outside of work he enjoys training and working his trusty spaniels or else enjoying the rolling hills of County Down on either road or mountain bike.

Sandra Capelle

Veterinary Surgeon

Sandra graduated from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and then joined Iveagh Vets in 2002. She spends the majority of her time outdoors attending farm animals. Sandra enjoys working with all creatures great and small. In her spare time she enjoys attending Zumba fitness Master classes, finding this gives her a great opportunity to dance and socialize with people from all over the world.

Brian McLaughlin

Veterinary Surgeon

Brian qualified from University College Dublin in 2007. After five years in mixed practice in Ireland, Brian moved to Australia to concentrate on small animals where he spent three years in a Small Animal hospital in Canberra. Brian joined Iveagh vets in 2015 and enjoys all aspects of small animal practice but has a particular interest in Orthopaedic and Surgical cases.

Outside of work Brian enjoys running with his Border Terrier Elsie and spending time with his cat Asuka.

Emily Hylands

Veterinary Surgeon

Emily qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2011 where she picked up both her degree and, unbeknown to her at the time, also her future husband Matthew who also works at Iveagh.
Since qualifying, Emily has worked in mixed practice in Yorkshire before moving into equine practice and obtaining her Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice. Emily and Matthew moved to Banbridge in 2019 where Emily has returned to small animal practice where her main interest continues to be internal medicine.
Outside of work Emily will often be seen tramping the local hills in an effort to wear out her disobedient but loveable terrier, Scruff. She also enjoys swimming, gym visits and, as she no longer plays, watching rugby.

Clare Mckenna

Veterinary Nurse,BSc Hons Veterinary Nursing

Clare graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2016 and worked in a Veterinary referral Hospital where she specialised in canine hydrotherapy. In 2019 Clare joined Iveagh Vets where she covers a range of nursing duties including surgical admissions, anaesthetic monitoring and Nurse Clinics.
In her free time Clare enjoys walking her springer spaniel Bramble.

Maria Orr

Veterinary Nurse

Having qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 1984, Maria worked in small animal and equine practices before taking a career break when her four children were small.
In January 2007 Maria joined Iveagh Vets where she enjoys all her Nursing roles. Particular interests lie in Small Animal Nutrition and running Nurse Clinics and Puppy classes.

Outside of work Maria enjoys spending time with friends and family and walking her three dogs.

Una McGivern

Practice Manager, MIATI

Una joined Iveagh Vets in 2011 having previously worked as Operations Manager for a publishing and direct marketing company for 12 years. Prior to this Una worked in retail and hospitality.
Una returned to education in 2008 and graduated in 2010 from the Institute of Accounting Technicians Ireland.
In her free time Una loves to spend time with her grand-daughter. She also enjoys walking her dogs, gardening and reading.

Joanne McKnight


Joanne completed NVQ levels 2 and 3 in Administration and worked in an office environment until she joined Iveagh Vets in 2013. Her main roles are helping clients, reception and office admin.
Joanne lives with her husband and 2 children and enjoys reading, eating out and going to the cinema.

Glen Black

Office Administer

Glen joined Iveagh Vets in 2004 while completing his NVQ levels 2 & 3 in animal care. His main duties in the practice are office admin, reception, stock control and dealing with small animal insurance.
Glen lives on a small mixed farm with his wife and two young daughters. In his spare time he enjoys gardening, bee keeping and walking his dog Oscar.

For emergencies please call our 24-hour service provided by our own vets: 028 4066 2334

At Iveagh Vets, we have been providing veterinary care in Banbridge and throughout County Down for over 60 years.


Iveagh Veterinary Surgery
30 Arderys Lane
BT32 3RF


Consulting Times

By Appointment

Monday - Friday
8:45am - 10:00am
2:00pm - 3:00pm
4.30pm - 7:00pm
8:45am - 12:00pm