the team

Emily Robson

Emily joined East Neuk Vet Clinic in February and is already really enjoying her role in the practice. Emily’s heart is in the veterinary profession, and in providing a service to the community that she is part of, here in the East Neuk. She would like to thank all the clients and pets she has met so far for her warm welcome. She thinks you are all super!

Emily graduated from Edinburgh in 2005, after which she spent time in mixed practice and equine practice, before finding her niche in small animal practice in 2009. After two years working in the Highlands, then 7 years in Aberdeen, Emily is excited to be here in the East Neuk, where she has fond memories of childhood holidays and of working at the practice as a student.

Emily is working towards her Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice, enjoys both medicine and surgery, and has a keen interest in skin disease.

Outside work Emily enjoys spending time with her daughter and their dog, Marmalade, as they explore and enjoy this beautiful area.


Elizabeth Dyson

Lizzie qualified from The University of Liverpool in 2010 and has recently completed her certificate in Advance Veterinary Practice. This involves a period of intense study culminating in an onerous examination leading to advanced accreditation in small animal practice. After qualifying Lizzie spent two years in mixed practice in rural Aberdeenshire before deciding to dedicate her expertise to small animals. Lizzie spent 5 years in Glenrothes before joining the team here at East Neuk Vet Clinic.

Lizzie loves the variety general practice and the opportunity to meet so many lovely clients and their pets. Whilst she enjoys all aspects of her job Lizzie has particular interests in soft tissue surgery and canine behaviour.

When not at work Lizzie can often be found running around the hills and costal paths of Fife with her dog Badger. She is currently training for her 1st ultra-marathon. Lizzie and her husband James live with Badger their Flat Coat retriever and bad tempered cat Pi.


John Ferguson

John qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in 1989. After a short period in mixed general practice he returned to Edinburgh Vet School to specialise in small animal orthopaedics. Here, he gained post graduate examinations after completing his surgical residency programme. In 1997 he left the Vet School and moved into private practice in Fife where he set up the East Neuk Veterinary Clinic and continues to offer specialist referral service in orthopaedics. Although John now works predominatntly in the referral aspect of the practice, he still consults for local cliente and covers for emergency work during nights and weekends.

John lectures frequently at national continuing professional development courses for other veterinary surgeons and has recently presented his work on elbow problems in Springer Spaniels at the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association Congress. He has a particular interest in surgical treatment of hip and elbow problems in dogs.

John Ferguson

Donna McAleese
Practice Manager

Donna joined the East Neuk Veterinary Clinic in 2007, bringing her considerable reception and customer service experience.  Her career began in retail and was further developed within the hospitality industry through to management level.

Donna’s position within the practice was a developing role initially in the area of reception and then rapidly progressing to Practice Administrator.  She over sees the day-to-day running of the reception team, practice administration and deals with insurance claims.

Prior to joining the practice, Donna was herself a client having had her own Cocker Spaniel “Trustie” referred to John for spinal surgery.  Trustie suffered a slipped disc in his neck and then, a few years later, in his back.  He made a full recover from both operations and went on to live a full and happy life into his old age.   Through this experience, she has gained an understanding and empathy towards the needs of our clientele.  Donna now owns a crazy mad Working Cocker Spaniel called “Stitch.

Donna McAleese



Netherton Estate, Station Road, St Monans, KY10 2DW