The Lisadell Team

We have a team of friendly, experienced and dedicated vets, nurses and support staff

Our Vets

William B. Sharp BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon & Practice Principal

Liam moved here from Scotland to work for 3 months many moons ago, now Practice Principal and owner of Lisadell, he says it's been the longest (and most enjoyable) 3 months of his life!!! Professionally, he has an interest in all areas of racetrack and young stock medicine with particular emphasis on upper and lower airway disorders. In addition to clinical work, Liam is often seen on duty at Navan, Fairyhouse and Leopardstown race courses as well as at sales in Tattersalls and Goffs. He can also be found on Golf courses when he gets the time and enjoys skiing and watching rugby in the winter months.

Jennifer White MVB
Veterinary Surgeon

Jenny is from Kilkenny and joined Lisadell as an intern in 2004. After her internship she was given the opportunity to stay on as a Junior Ambulatory Vet and is still with us today! She is an invaluable member or our team here with a particular interest in stud and racehorse medicine. Away from work, Jenny likes to travel, watch movies and enjoys music and concert going, she is Bruce Springsteen's biggest fan! You'll always find her on the road with her side-kick Bazzle the Jack Russell in the passenger seat!

Warren Schofield MA, Vet MB, Cert ES (Soft tissue), MRCVS, Dip ECVS
European Specialist in Equine and Large Animal Surgery

Warren has joined our team as a visiting consultant surgeon and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise. His particular areas of interest are surgery and orthopaedics and he brings with him over 20 years of experience in these fields.

Emma Chedgey MVB MRCVS CertAVP

Veterinary Surgeon

Emma joined us in 2015 having spent a number of years working with a variety of horses and other species in a mixed practice in the Brecon Beacons in Wales. Emma is originally from Dunmore East, Co. Waterford where she spent many years hunting and show jumping before the Veterinary career took over.  Emma has a particular interest in reproduction, internal medicine and foal care and has completed a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in these areas through the University of Liverpool. Outside of work, she enjoys skiing, travelling, horse riding and
catching up with friends.

Emma Costello MVB

Veterinary Surgeon
Emma joined Lisadell in 2014 after stints in Practice in Waterford, Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital and in the UK and NZ. Emma brings a wealth of experience to the practice. Outside of work, she is kept busy with mounted games with her three children Jack, Harriet and Grace.

Michael Duggan BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon
Michael joined Lisadell Equine Hospital in 2019 having previously worked at a large equine referral hospital in the south east of England and ambulatory equine practice in Northern Ireland.

 Michael has a particular interest in equine surgery, lameness, competition/racing work and clinical research. In his spare time, he enjoys working his springer spaniel and has a keen interest in fly fishing and country sports

Hannah Chambers MVB

Veterinary Surgeon

Hannah joined Lisadell in 2020. After graduating from UCD in 2018, she completed an internship at Fethard Equine Hospital in Tipperary and then travelled to Australia, where she completed a breeding season at a thoroughbred stud farm. She returned home to County Down in March 2020 where she worked briefly in equine ambulatory practice before joining the team at Lisadell in July.

Hannah enjoys all areas of general practice. Outside of work, she enjoys eventing, socialising with friends and travelling.Hannah has returned to Australia for the 2021 Stud Season and will join us again in February 2022.

Intern Veterinary Surgeons

Sarah Moore DVM

Intern Veterinary Surgeon

Sarah grew up locally in Co. Meath and was involved in Eventing, Showjumping and Dressage until her studies took over. She also has extensive experience in the thoroughbred industry both working on studs and riding out racehorses. She travelled to Budapest to study Veterinary Medicine and has developed interests in Lameness, Reproduction and Dermatology as well as Equine Behaviour. Outside of work, she loves to travel, socialise, Snowboard and has a black belt in Taekwon-Do! She still has her horse Karla, and a cat called Muffin who she brought back to Ireland from Budapest.

Sofia Freire DVM

Intern Veterinary Surgeon
Sofia is originally from Portugal and studied Veterinary Medicine in the University in Oporto. During her studies she completed externships in Equine Medicine in Portugal and Belgium. She joined us in June 2021 having completed an internship in the University of Lisbon. Her professional interests include Internal Medicine and Neonatology. 
Outside of work, Sofia loves to read, travel, play sports and catch up with her friends. 

Oonagh Hynes MVB

Ambulatory intern
Oonagh is from Fethard, Co. Tipperary. She was destined for a career in Equine Veterinary having grown up around horses, both her own and working on the Stud in Coolmore. She began her Veterinary Degree in UCD in 2016 and is particularly interested in Equine Lameness and Surgery. Outside of work, you'll find Oonagh playing rugby with Old Belvedere RFC or in a Crossfit Gym. 

Nursing team

Stephanie Hanratty BSc.VN RVN
Head Nurse

Stephanie studied Veterinary Nursing in UCD during which time she worked as a nurse in Somerton Equine Hospital, Co. Kildare for a total of 4 and a half years. She has since become a valuable member of our team here in Lisadell where she has worked for the last 7 years. Outside of work, she is kept busy occupying her three doggies and looking after her own horses at home.

Irene Kavanagh RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Irene worked at Lisadell Equine Hospital for a number of years while studying Veterinary Nursing in Dundalk IT, she loved the job so much, she joined the Veterinary team here full time after graduation in 2014. In her spare time, Irene enjoys competing on her horses, Grooming dogs and playing Gaelic Football with her local team "Naomh Martin".

Hazel Coleman RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Hazel joined the Lisadell team in 2018 after nearly 4 years in Sycamore Lodge Equine Hospital on the Curragh. Hazel qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2015 from UCD. She has had a keen interest in horses from a very young age and that was the driving force behind her career choice. In her spare time, she loves to compete her ex-racehorse Lucky and keeps herself very busy playing Camogie and Gaelic football for her local clubs Clonard and Killyon.

The Office Team

Noeleen Kavanagh


Noeleen is our longest serving member of staff, having joined the practice alongside Peter Gibbons in the 1970's. She has enjoyed being part of the development of the practice into the hospital it is today. Outside of work, Noeleen enjoys travelling, walking and cycling. Noeleen retired in December 2019 after 47 years and we still pester her with questions on a regular basis! Happy retirement Noeleen!!!

Deirdre Sheridan
Office Manager

Dee first joined the team at Lisadell in 2002 and after a brief stint away and three children we are delighted to have her back in the office. Dee says she doesn't get much spare time, but does enjoy sitting down in the evenings when she gets the chance!!!

Tracey Finnegan

Tracey joined the office team in 2015 as our accounts administrator. In her spare time Tracey enjoys reading, outdoor activities, hunting with the Meath Hunt and gaelic football.

Michelle Daly

Michelle completed her degree in Equine Business in Maynooth University and has worked in racing and breeding ever since. She brings a wealth of experience to the office team in Lisadell. Outside of work Michelle enjoys yoga, running and riding her horse Tonto.