Our Staff

Reliable vets

Our Staff

Partners in business

Bert Allison

Bert Allison
Bert graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (MVB) from Trinity College, Dublin and has spent all his working life in Ballymoney. He is our longest serving partner. Bert has a special interest in Dairy Herd Fertility and horse medicine. Outside of work Bert is a keen golfer, and in the last few years has become interested and quite skilled at wood turning.

Neil Johnston

Neil Johnston
Neil graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS) from Edinburgh University in 1992. Neil has also spent his entire working life in Ballymoney, becoming a partner in 2003. Neil has a special interest in Dairy Herd Fertility and in the administration of the business. Outside of work Neil is a keen Table Quizzer, and for more strenuous activity enjoys nothing better than a game of five-a-side football.

Keith Laughlin

Keith Laughlin
Keith graduated from Glasgow University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS). He has also spent all his working life in Ballymoney. A partner since 1997, Keith has a special interest in Dairy Herd Fertility and Mastitis investigations. For over 10 years he has been using ‘InterHerd’ to operate a bureau recording service for several Dairy clients to assist with fertility management. Outside of work Keith has a small holding on which he keeps traditional breed livestock, Southdown sheep and Longhorn cattle. He is also a keen gardener.

Malcolm Faulkner

Malcolm Faulkner
Malcolm graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS) from Glasgow University in 1994. Malcolm worked in south Dumfriesshire in Scotland and spent a year in New Zealand before coming to Ballymoney. He became a partner in 2005. Malcolm has a special interest in small/companion animal medicine and surgery and has built up a loyal following of appreciative clients. He also has an interest in Dairy Herd Fertility. Outside of work Malcolm was formerly a keen hockey player, but in recent years has turned that talent to golf.

Mark Allison

Mark Allison
Mark graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) in 2004. Mark worked for several years in Armagh before returning home to the practice started by his Grandfather. In recognition of his service to the practice Mark became a partner in 2013. An excellent all-rounder Mark is equally at home treating farm animals, small animals or horses, but has developed a special interest in Dairy Herd Fertility and Mastitis investigations. Outside work Mark is still a keen hockey player, turning out for Ballymena when time allows. He also finds time to indulge a new love of cycling.

Our valued vets

Adam Conn

Adam Conn
Adam graduated from Glasgow University in 2009, with a degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS), and came to work in Ballymoney. His likeable personality and enthusiasm have endeared Adam to both clients and work colleagues. He is an excellent all-rounder and is never afraid to take on a new challenge. Outside work Adam has a wide circle of friends and an active social life, particularly enjoying travelling.

Philippa Laverty

Philippa Laverty
A native of Ballymoney and a former pupil of Dalriada School, Philippa graduated from Glasgow University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS). She worked in Ballymena for one year until, happily for us, the lure of Riada Veterinary Clinic brought her home to Ballymoney. Philippa has settled in really quickly and has already impressed both her colleagues and her clients. Outside work Philippa has rediscovered hockey and has joined Ballymoney hockey club, turning out for the second 11.

Our excellent office staff

June Moore

June Moore
June has worked at Riada Veterinary Clinic since leaving school. She is our Office Manager and knows everything there is to know about the running of the practice. June is our trouble-shooter, equally capable of sorting out computer glitches, account queries or staff issues. Without her the practice simply wouldn’t work! Outside work June loves travelling, and is a keen follower of motor-bike road racing.

Martina Murphy

Martina Murphy
Martina has also worked at Riada Veterinary Clinic since 2000. In 2003 she achieved the Pre- Veterinary Nursing Award from CAFRE, Greenmount. Martina is not only an excellent receptionist, she is also the person who looks after your dogs and cats when they are staying with us, helping the vet to make their stay as stress free as possible. Outside work Martina loves socialising and has become a regular at the gym, and can often be seen out walking her dog Lilly. 

Sarah Falls

Sarah Falls
Sarah joined the practice in July 2012, and integrated very easily into the team. She has a BSc in Sports Science from University of Ulster, Jordanstown. In her spare time Sarah loves to take her border collie Rosie for long walks.

Our new part time staff

Riada Veterinary Clinic are very pleased to have recently employed two new part time members of the office staff, Naomi Milliken and Jill McCaughern. We are very happy to welcome them to the team, and hope they will have a long association with the practice.
Naomi Milliken
Jill McCaughern
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