About Us

Our Vision

Moss Veterinary Hospital aims to provide an exceptional level of veterinary care in an atmosphere of compassion, respect and independence from corporate control.

About Moss Veterinary Hospital

Moss Veterinary Hospital provides the very best quality care for your pets, with experienced vets, helpful receptionists and a caring team of qualified nurses. But equally importantly, we are a friendly, warm and welcoming practice that really understands what people’s pets mean to them.

Our aim is to ensure your pet has a long and active life through lifelong care. Since pets age up to 8 time faster than us humans, regular and timely health checks are essential to maintain their health and happiness – we can send you reminders as and when necessary.

The quality of our staff and our extensive facilities mean that we can provide comprehensive and compassionate care, being able to diagnose and treat all manner of illnesses and injuries. If necessary we can refer your pet to see a suitable specialist.

We provide an out of hours emergency service in conjunction with a dedicated emergency clinic in Kildare town, called MiNight Vet. This service is available all year round, you will not be expected to travel a great distance to be seen out of hours during those unexpected and stressful times.

Preventative Healthcare

Consultations, health checks, vaccination, dietary, insurance, worming and flea advice, micro chipping, dental care, neutering advice.

Diagnostic Facilities

Radiography, ultrasonography, endoscopy, ECG, laboratory facilities -blood and urine analysis and microscopic examinations, blood pressure monitoring.

Surgical Facilities

Surgical theatre for routine surgeries (neutering) soft tissue and orthopaedics procedures, surgical dental procedures and routine dentistry facilities. Gas anaesthesia with respiratory and cardiac monitoring.

Emergency – Intensive Care

Oxygen tent, IV -fluids, blood transfusions, extensive laboratory and diagnostic facilities, separate kennelling area for continual monitoring.

Say hello to our team

Edward Gillic


Edward qualified from UCD in 1997 and worked in the UK for a few years before joining Moss Veterinary Hospital. He holds a Masters in European Food and Regulatory Affairs and obtained the General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2009. His interests are mainly in the area of soft tissue surgery and is particularly skilled in the field of orthopaedic surgery and fracture repair.

Cornelie Kennedy


Cornelie qualified from University of Utrecht in The Netherlands in 2003 and specialised in small animals in her final year there. She worked in a small animal practice in The Netherlands after qualifying before moving home and has been working with Moss Veterinary Hospital since 2004. She has completed her ESVPS General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Her areas of interest are emergency medicine, pain management and internal medicine.

Owen Kurt Henry

BSc, AS Vet Tech, MVB, GPCertDI

Kurt hails from Kingston Jamaica and has obtained degrees in Zoology and Veterinary Technology. He worked for a number of years as a veterinary nurse in the United States before qualifying in Veterinary Medicine from UCD in 2007. He has a keen interest in diagnostic imaging as well a general soft tissue surgery. He has completed an ESVPS General Practitioner Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging. He has a specific passion for ultrasonography and endoscopy and handles the majority of our ultrasound scanning needs here at Moss Veterinary Hospital.

Aisling O'Mara


Aisling graduated from UCD with an MVB, before this she studied an Honors degree (B.Sc.) in Biological and Biomedical Science and went on to do a Masters (M.Sc.) in Immunology and Global Health. Before joining us at Moss she worked in small animal practices in Newbridge and Dublin. Aisling has an eclectic mix of cats and dogs at home! Aislings interests include pathology, soft tissue surgery and reproduction.

Adrienne McGrath


Adrienne has lived locally in Naas for the past 12 years and was a client of Moss Veterinary Hospital before she joined the team in 2006. Adrienne studied in Athlone Institute of Technology and gained a BSc. in Veterinary Nursing in 2008. She also obtained an honours degree in Physiology from Trinity College in 2004. Her areas of interest are in surgical and medical nursing and emergency medicine.

Peter O' Connell


Peter was sourced locally from Sallins, Kildare and qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2006 and worked for one year in mixed practice before joining Moss Veterinary Hospital. He has also obtained an honours degree in Marine Science in 2000. Peter has completed his ESVPS General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery. Peter's areas of interest lie in orthopaedics, dentistry, general surgery and endoscopy.

Sarah O'Rourke


Sarah graduated from UCD in 2020 with an Honours Degree in Veterinary Medicine and joined the team at Moss shortly thereafter. She is from Athlone and has two much loved pets, a Sheltie called Sable and a cat called Sookie. Sarah has a wide range of interests within veterinary and enjoys all aspects of the job.

Edel Redmond

RVN Veterinary Nurse

Edel graduated from UCD in 2021 with BSc in veterinary nursing. I have two dogs Séimí and Bruce and two cats Turkey and Katniss. She particularly enjoys inpatient care, medical nursing and helping our patients have a positive experience. In my spare time I like exploring new places and knitting.

Denise Walsh

RVN Veterinary Nurse

Denise grew up on a farm in Kilkenny and has always had an interest in animal health. Denise qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2021 from AIT and continued her studies there to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Bioscience in 2022. Denise joined the Moss team in June 2022 and has shown a keen interest for in-patient care and nurse consultations. When not working, Denise likes walking her two dogs Celeste (pictured here) and Bailey.

Anne Kelly


Anne is our head nurse. She is from Dublin originally and after completing a Veterinary Assistant course in Killester College Dublin, she decided to pursue a career in Veterinary Nursing. She went to Napier University in Edinburgh in 2005 and was there for 3 years and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse with the RCVS and gained a BSc in Animal Health from Napier University.Anne worked in an RCVS Tier 2 Veterinary Hospital in Northern Ireland for two years before deciding to move closer to home and started in Moss Veterinary Hospital in 2010.

Emma Begley


Graduated from Maynooth University with BA in Sociology and Anthropology. I have a lovely little cockapoo called Summer. I love music, socialising and travelling in my free time.

Michelle Kelly


Michelle is a Naas local and has been with us as a receptionist for many years. She is the unofficial mammy of the clinic, making sure everyone is taken care of. She does the same for all our clients, ensuring you are well looked after.

Mission Statement:

Moss Veterinary Hospital will promote the welfare of animals through excellence in veterinary medicine. We will achieve this by providing the highest quality medical, surgical and nursing care to our patients, as if they were our own, with superior customer service to our clients in an atmosphere of friendliness and compassion.

To this end we will focus on the following areas:

  • Creation and retention of highly trained, skilled and motivated team.
  • Continual investment in the team to allow everyone to reach their full potential in a friendly professional environment.
  • Ongoing investment in facilities and equipment, to keep the practice at the forefront of veterinary medicine.
  • Expansion of the range of services offered to meet clients ever changing needs.
  • Creation of a strong group of independent practices to consolidate the position of Moss Veterinary Hospital within the Kildare area.
  • Maintaining independence, with ownership and management of all clinics retained by vets or vet nurses.

The core values of the business are:

  • Professionalism (quality service – progressive practice)
  • Caring (empathetic and compassionate)
  • Respect (integrity)

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