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OPENING TIMES
Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturdays:
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sundays & Holidays:
Closed

 
CONSULTING TIMES
Monday - Friday:
9:30 am - 11:00 am
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturdays:
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Sundays & Holidays:
Emergencies only
 
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About Us
   

Edda Pohlandt MRCVS, BVSc, BSc (Agric), veterinary surgeon, was born in South Africa in 1965 and graduated from Onderstepoort University, South Africa in 1996. She became a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the same year. She worked in mixed practice in Burnley, Lancashire and in Totnes in Devon for five years.

After her daughter Thiane's birth, she returned to South Africa to open her own practice, the Dullstroom Animal Hospital. The Dullstroom Animal Hospital was a small animal and equine practice, with Mrs Pohlandt's special interests being small animal surgery and equine lameness work. Renowned for its many birds of prey, Dullstroom was the ideal place to expand her interest in raptor medicine and surgery.

A passionate interest in falconry and breeding bird of prey, led to a comprehensive raptor rehabilitation programme of wild birds of prey. She also started a Community Veterinary Clinic in the local township, running a vaccination and speying programme for the pets of underprivileged people.

In 2007 Mrs Pohlandt achieving her ABVA acupuncture qualification in the UK which allowed further treatment of arthritic, injured and lame patients.

Regular locum work in the UK since 2008 has meant that Mrs Pohlandt has worked in a number of veterinary practices in the UK, from small sole charge practices to large 11 branch veterinary centres.

After moving to Cumbria opening a small animal and exotics practice in Carlisle was the next logical step.

Kay Hills BVM&S, MRCVS
Kay is a confident and competent senior veterinary surgeon with over ten years’ experience in small animal practice. She will be doing regular afternoon surgeries and will be running our BEST FRIENDS’ CLUB clinics. Kay also has a qualification in acupuncture. When not at work, Kay has her hands full her two children and her pets!

Vikki Wharton
Vikki joined the practice in April 2010. Vikki has a wealth of experience and qualifications relating to veterinary care. She has recently completed a certificate in anaesthetic monitoring. Vikki is usually found in the office taking care of the practice administration. She has completed her Petplan insurance training and can advise clients on insurance for their pets. At present, she is undertaking a diploma in Administration and Business studies. Vikki has a whole host of rescued pets – 9 cats, two labradors, a tortoise, guinea pigs and rabbits, and enjoys hand rearing puppies … she often takes in stray cats for re-homing, but they never seem to leave!!

David Harrison
David is a part time receptionist and experienced animal care assistant. He has a keen interest in animal behaviour and is happy to advise you on training and behavioural issues. David has three dogs of his own and his long standing involvement with the charity Animal Concern Cumbria usually means that usually there are several more dogs in his care, waiting to be rehomed.

Charlotte Mann
Charlotte joined Falcon Vets in January 2014 as receptionist. She is an experienced animal assistant and is a qualified dog groomer. Friendly and approachable, you can ask Charlotte! Charlotte has a staffie dog and is a keen horse woman and loves competing on her mare.

Kristy Allen
Kristy is a part time receptionist and animal care assistant. She brings a wealth of animal care experience to the practice. Kristy has recently completed her Petplan insurance training, and can advise clients on insuring their pets. At home she has three dogs, two of which were rescued all the way from Rumania. She also has a rescue cat and rabbits. She regularly takes in strays for fostering and re-homing.

Tracey Galbraith
Tracey joined the practice in July 2015 as a part time receptionist. She is local to the area and a well-known within the community. Tracey has recently completed her Petplan insurance training, and can advise clients on insuring their pets. Tracey has a whole host of animals at home including rabbits, chipmunks, chinchillas, a tortoise and a bearded dragon.


Edda Pohlandt
Edda Pohlandt
Ron stretching his wings
Ron stretching his wings
Acupunctue
Acupunctue
Kay Hills
Kay Hills
Vikki clipping nails
Vikki clipping nails
David on reception
David on reception
Charlotte Mann
Charlotte on reception
Katherine Worth
Katherine
Katherine Worth
Tracey Galbriath
Tracey
Falcon Veterinary Group
330 London Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 3ER
Tel: 01228 558833
Email: info@falconvet.co.uk
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