Siobhan Menzies

DR Siobhan Menzies

BVM&S, GPCert(WVA&CPM), LFHom(Vet), MRCVS

Siobhan Menzies graduated from the Royal [Dick] School of Veterinary Studies in 1990. After 2 very enjoyable years in mixed practice in Dromore she moved to small animal practice in Bangor. She studied homeopathy with the Faculty of Homeopathy, physiotherapy at the Royal Vet College and in 2003 she studied acupuncture with the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists eventually serving as a council member. Siobhan left general practice and established HolisticPet in order to provide complementary therapies for pets in NI. In 2007 Siobhan attended the Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner program provided by the University of Tennessee. Inspired by this course she opened the province's first dedicated pain management clinic with Earlswood vet referrals housing Northern Ireland's first underwater treadmill.

HolisticPet now offers veterinary led pain management clinics in Earlswood Vet Referrals; Garden Lodge Vet Clinic; Clare Vet Clinic; Cromlyn House Veterinary Hospital; Cedargrove Veterinary Clinic; Ards Vets4Pets and at her home base in Millisle. In June 2017 Siobhan obtained a GP Certificate in Western veterinary acupuncture and chronic pain management. In February 2018 Siobhan became the first vet on the island of Ireland to become an Emmett practitioner for animals.

She is passionate about pain management and continues her studies into all aspects of multimodal analgesia. She is a member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists; the British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association; International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical therapy; the British Small Animal Veterinary Society and has been accepted onto the RAMP register.

Dr Zoran D. Jankovic

DVM, CVA, MRCVS

Dr. Zoran joined our team in June 2018.  He graduated in 1996 from University of Belgrade and soon moved to Republic of Malta. Zoran has over 20 years of clinical experience in small animal medicine and general surgery.  in 2016 Zoran obtained CVA qualification with Chi Institute of Europe  and has been practicing Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine for companion animals and equine patients ever since with great results.  He is able to provide comprehensive service in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Food Therapy, Chinese Herbology and Tui Na. Zoran likes best spending his free time with his two hounds Zephyr and Jojo. 

Elsa Izaguirre

Dr Elsa Izaguirre

LV MSc MRCVS

Elsa qualified from Leon University (Spain) in 2011, and immediately showed an interest in the field of animal rehabilitation. Once she had finished her veterinary degree, she studied a course in Small animal rehabilitation. She then worked in the rehabilitation area of a veterinary referral hospital in Spain for a year until she moved to Belfast where she met Siobhan who introduced her to the world of acupuncture and pain management. Elsa has focused in the Pain Clinic while also working in a first opinion clinic that helps her keeping her veterinary skills up to date. She has a special interest in feline medicine, especially pain in the geriatric cat.

She lives with her cat 3 year old cat Elvis, who arrived to her life as a stray who had to recover after being hit by a car and still behaves really well whenever he needs acupuncture treatment. He has made an amazing recovery and is now hard to believe he was so lame then.

Esther Skelly-Smith

Dr Esther Skelly-Smith

BVMedSci BVM BVS PCAC MRCVS

Esther graduated from the University of Nottingham Vet School and went on to work in the world-renowned Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. She is a published author of veterinary research and her work has been presented at an international congress. Since her return to Northern Ireland she has worked as a vet while she was pursuing further professional development in Veterinary Acupuncture and Veterinary Chiropractic, before joining Holistic Pet NI Ltd in 2017.

She is a professional member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncture, the Western Veterinary Acupuncture Group and is an internationally accredited veterinary chiropractor listed as a member of the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association and the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal practitioners (RAMP). She is also Honorary Secretary on the North of Ireland Veterinary Association (NIVA) and the Honorary Secretary of the Association of Veterinary Surgeons Practising in Northern Ireland (AVSPNI).

In her spare time Esther enjoys spending time on the family farm with her husband, twenty horses, flock of sheep and her working sheep dog Shep!