Meet Our Banchory Team 

Chris Wiper MRCVS, Practice Partner

Born and brought up in Lancashire with a farming background, I graduated from Liverpool University in 1974 and worked first in the Lake District. I always wanted to live in Scotland so moved to Orkney a year later, where I started my own practice.

In 1985 I decided to move to the mainland where there was scope to expand further and established Town and Country Veterinary Group. Much of my time is now spent on management of the practice.

I spend a lot of time outdoors - hillwalking winter and summer, ski-mountaineering, travelling abroad, particurlarly visiting remote areas to see their wildlife. 

Liz Geraerts, Practice Partner
I have been with Town and Country Veterinary Group since it started back in 1987 at the Rubislaw surgery. Prior to that I worked in Orkney for ten years, so although I originally came from London, I think of myself as an adopted Scot.

My career started with mainly cattle work, then developed more into domestic pets but for the last few years I have become increasingly involved in the administrative side of the practice and spend much of my time in the office.

Outside of work I enjoy walking, wildlife, travelling, cooking and reading.
Neil Cockburn MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon
I have worked for the Town and Country Veterinary Group since 1998, having previously worked for 9 years in a mixed practice in Grantown-on-Spey. My clinical interests include opthalmology, orthopaedics and general surgery.

I am married, and live in Banchory with my wife, two daughters and our Jack Russell terrier Isla.

When not at work, I like to spend time in the hills (the further North West the better), where I enjoy walking, camping, climbing, trout fishing and occasional sailing.
Tracey Coutts, Nursing Assistant
Laura O’Brien, Nursing Assistant
Rona Kennedy, Senior Receptionist
Debbie Lithgow, Receptionist
Lara Elson, Receptionist
Christine Jones, Receptionist


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