Meet the Team

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Marslaidh Smith BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon & Practice Owner

Marslaidh started helping out at her local vet practice in 1977 and from then on she knew that she wanted to be a vet. She graduated from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 1994 and has been working in practice ever since. Marslaidh became the owner of Riverside Veterinary Clinic, Stirling in 2011 and opened a second practice in Callander in 2014. Her life long love and dedication to the care of animals has helped to make Riverside the practice it is today.


Jessica Warne RVN
Practice Manager

Jess qualified from Edinburgh Telford College with a Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2013 and she joined the Riverside family in August 2020 as our Head Nurse and recently took over the role of Practice Manager. 

She has a keen interest in nurse clinics & consults, emergency & critical care and is enjoying learning more about the business and administration roles required.   

When not at work Jess spends her time outdoors with her toddler & rescue dog splashing in muddy puddles or can be found in her craft room doing various projects.

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Sylvia Stout
Animal Care Assistant (ACA)

Sylvia is a massive asset to the team with a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills derived from a lifetime of working with animals. Assistant manager of a dog and cat quarantine and boarding kennels for 17 years, she then ran her own dog walking, pet sitting and mobile dog grooming business before joining us at Riverside Callander as a dog groomer. Now retired from grooming Sylvia continues to be a familiar face in practice, providing support in all areas of the business from welcoming clients at reception to assisting the vets and nurses with patients.


Beverley qualified from Preston College in 1994 with NVQ in Veterinary Nursing while working for a practice in Falkirk where she then spent twenty years working for a practice before joining the Riverside team in May 2021 as an RVN before taking over the role of Head Nurse.  

She has an interest in geriatric patients particularly feline patients and medical cases.

In her spare time Beverley enjoys walking around Callander with her Labrador Sasha and spending time with her family. 

Beverley McAlpine RVN
Head Nurse