We have a dedicated team in Ireland, learn more about them below.
CEO UK and Ireland
Paul joined Independent Vetcare as Head of Operations at the end of 2013 from his own healthcare consultancy business, and brings and wealth of operational experience in healthcare and leisure. After a successful early career at Whitbread PLC, Paul transferred into human healthcare by joining Nuffield Health as Hospital Director before progressing to Regional Director. He joined Optegra, specialist eye hospital group as Managing Director during a time of expansion before becoming UK Operations Director for InterHealth Canada, delivering their NHS contracts and developing new markets.
Kim joined Independent Vetcare (IVC) in August 2014 having spent 16 years working as the Royal Veterinary College in London as both a nurse and Assistant Director of the Clinical Investigations Centre. Soon after she began a Masters in HR she joined IVC in 2014 and has taken pride in supporting practices both before and after they join the group. Both her clinical and business experience have allowed her to have a fuller understanding of how to support practices within the group.
Coming from a clinical background, Kim is very passionate about the ethos and values of IVC. In July of 2018, when she returned home to Ireland having been away for far too many years, she was delighted that Independent Vetcare Ireland was formed. Now she is home, in her spare time, you can find Kim with her menagerie of pets, walking her dog, Tai, out on Howth head and spoiling her nephews rotten!
Senior M&A Manager
M&A Support Manager
Dáire joined the IVC Ireland team in March 2019. He brought with him some great experience from the veterinary industry in Ireland having worked in Companion Animal Sales for 3 years before joining. Since qualifying from UCD in 2006 with a degree in Animal Science, Dáire spent a year in New Zealand before coming home and working in the farm animal side of the industry for 10 years in various roles.
Outside of work you will most likely find him watching sport, on the golf course or in the Dublin Mountains walking his dog Coco.
Sandra started her career in retail management before joining the dental industry in which she spent over 16 years working in all aspects of the industry including dental nursing, receptionist, which then led to the progression to practice manager/dual site practice manager. During her management the practice experienced significant growth and success.
Sandra joined the IVC family in 2019 to infuse her knowledge of business development, clinical standards, commercial acumen and problem solving into a new industry. When Sandra is not supporting her practices, she is spoiling her golden retriever, Lola.
Business Support Manager