Our Team

Find out more about our experienced team

Veterinary Surgeons

Dermot Cunningham and Joseph Keane are the two most senior Vets in Sunbeam. Dermot holds a certificate in Small Animal Medicine and Western Veterinary Acupuncture. Joe holds a certificate in Small Animal Surgery.


Our other Vets are Cathal Rafferty, who also has a cert in Small Animal Surgery. Suzanne Kelly has certificates in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Management as well as further qualifications in Veterinary Dentistry and Veterinary Herbal Medicine. Denise Philpott qualified in Germany and has been living in Ireland for years. She has further qualifications in Veterinary Cardiology.

We also have visiting Veterinary specialists in ophthalmology and surgery to further enhance the services we have available.

Veterinary Nurses

All our Veterinary Nurses are fully qualified and available for a range of duties including Nurse clinics for puppies, diabetics, dental checks to name but a few. Our nursing team is led by Hilary and Grainne and are always available to answer your questions or just for a chat.

Receptionists/Office Staff

Derek, Siobhan and Grace are the faces you will most likely see if you visit or hear if you ring.

Dental Services

In addition to the normal cleaning and descaling of teeth we have specialist dental x-rays which allow us to assess your pet's dental health properly. Suzanne, with her extra qualifications, accepts dental referrals from all over Ireland.


All our nurses have been fully educated on the correct nutritional needs of your pets. These needs can change as your pet ages and also in case of disease – our Nursing team can advise in these situations.