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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.

Tracey Galbraith Tracey joined the practice in July 2015. 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, a parrot, a tortoise and a bearded dragon.

Vikki Armstrong 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 – cats, a tortoise, 35 hens, 4 ducks, and enjoys hand rearing puppies and kittens. Vikki enjoys walking her Labrador Luna and poultry keeping … she often takes in stray cats for re-homing, but they never seem to leave!!

David Harrison is taking Carly’s place while she is on maternity leave. David will be covering afternoon reception duties, as well as using his animal behaviour expertise to give advice and guidance on training. David owns four dogs of his own and his long standing involvement with the charity Animal Concern Cumbria usually means there are several more dogs in his care, waiting to be rehomed.

Charlotte Mann joined Falcon Vets in January 2014 as a receptionist and animal care assistant. She is a qualified and experienced animal nursing assistant and also a qualified dog groomer. Friendly and approachable, you can ask Charlotte! She has completed her Petplan insurance training and can advise clients on insuring their pets. Charlotte has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Brie who she enjoys walking and running with, and also a cat named Camembert. She is a keen horse woman and likes taking part in a variety of competitions. Charlotte can often be seen taking part in long distance running and obstacle course challenge events for charity . She also spends a lot of time helping out on her in-laws cattle and sheep farm particularly during lambing season.

Katherine Worth has worked at the practice since December 2013. She is a receptionist and animal care assistant. Katherine has many years’ experience within the animal care industry and has completed certifications in Animal Management among others. Katherine has completed her Petplan training and can advise clients on insuring their pets. Katherine has a Maine Coon cat named Alfie who is spoiled rotten!

Rachel Hawes joined the practice in May 2018 as a receptionist and animal care assistant. Rachel has recently completed her Petplan insurance training and can advise clients on insuring their pets. At home she has two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Lucy and Harvey and three cats. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys walking her dogs and getting away for weekends with her family.

Edda Pohlandt
Edda Pohlandt
Ron stretching his wings
Ron stretching his wings
Acupunctue
Acupunctue
Vikki Armstrong
Vikki Armstrong holding a snake
David on reception
David Harrison on reception
Charlotte Mann
Charlotte Mann on reception
Katherine Worth
Katherine Worth
Tracey Galbraith
Tracey Galbraith
Rachel Hawes
Rachel Hawes with Luna
 
Falcon Veterinary Group
330 London Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 3ER
Tel: 01228 558833
Email: info@falconvet.co.uk
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