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 & Director

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.

Emma Chedgey MVB MRCVS CertAVP(ESM)

Veterinary Surgeon & Director

Emma graduated in 2012 from Veterinary Medicine in UCD and joined Lisadell in 2015 having spent a number of years working 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. She completed her synoptic exam in Equine Stud Medicine in the summer of 2021 and is delighted to be done with exams!!! Outside of work, she enjoys skiing, travelling, horse riding and catching up with friends.

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 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.

Lisa Dunne BSc DVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Lisa joined our team in 2021. Having grown up in Kilbride Co. Meath around horses on her grandparents farm, she originally studied Ag Science in UCD and began her career working in the thoroughbred industry. This took her all over the world working stud seasons in Japan, Australia and the USA. She then went on to work as an Equine nurse in Kentucky which led her to return to University to study Veterinary Medicine in Slovakia.
After graduation, Lisa completed the prestigious surgical internship in Hagyard in Kentucky followed by working in ambulatory practice in the UK. Her professional interests include internal medicine, Equine Dental care and care of the elderly horse & pony. Outside of work, she loves to travel and explore the outdoors with her dogs Bill and Ted.

Sarah Gallagher DVM

Veterinary Surgeon

Sarah qualified from the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest in 2021. She worked in a mixed practice for a year before joining Lisadell. She is interested in all aspects of Equine practice particularly reproduction and parasite control.

Sarah grew up around horses on her farm in the Dublin mountains. Outside of Veterinary, she can be found competing on her horse Annie or supporting at Dublin football matches (although she won't say that too loudly around Meath!!).

Siobhan McQuillan MVB DVMS DipECVS(LA)

European Specialist in Equine and Large animal Surgery

Siobhan joined us in 2022 having completed her surgical residency in UCD Dublin. She is a European Specialist in Large animal surgery. Prior to her surgical training, she worked at Liphook Equine Hospital in the UK and in mixed practice in Ireland. You'll find Siobhan in charge of our hospital cases and seeing appointments including lameness investigations and advanced dental and sinus procedures. She is interested in all aspects of surgery with a particular interest in laparoscopic surgery. Siobhan is a local, originally from Drogheda and was active in the Pony Club for many years before the Veterinary work took over. Outside of work she enjoys hacking out her mare and getting out hiking in her spare time.

Kevin McCarthy MVB

Veterinary surgeon

Kevin joined the team in early 2023 having previously worked in Fethard Equine Hospital and in Equine Practice in Australia and Mullingar. Originally from Co. Kerry, Kevin is a graduate of UCD and his professional interests include Lameness, Sales work and Horses in Training. Outside of work, Kevin enjoys running, hiking and hunting. 

Miguel Rodriques DVM

Veterinary Surgeon
Miguel joined the team at Lisadell in Autumn 2022. Originally from Portugal, he moved to Ireland following graduation to pursue an internship in Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital on the Curragh. He then worked in Ballybrown Equine Hospital in Limerick before returning to Anglesey Lodge where he has worked for the last number of years.

Clare Gorman DVM

Veterinary Surgeon

Clare returned to Lisadell in February 2024 having completed an internship in Fethard Equine Hospital having previously worked in mixed practice and Hagyard in Kentucky. Originally from a stud farm in Westmeath, Clare is no stranger to the industry and we are thrilled to have her back on the team. Her main interests are lameness, surgery and anaesthesia. 

Intern Veterinary Surgeons

Claudia Valero DVM

Intern Veterinary Surgeon

Claudia joined Lisadell in December 2023 having graduated with her Degree in Veterinary Medicine a year previously from The University of Barcelona. Claudia developed an interest in Equine medicine during her studies and completed Externships in Spain, Belgium, France & Ireland. After graduation, Claudia spent many months travelling the world and Volunteering and is now looking forward to developing her skills in Equine practice. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, writing, skiing & hanging out with friends. 

Chloe Broderick DVM

Intern Veterinary Surgeon

Chloe joined the intern team in Autumn 2023 having graduated with her degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wroclaw in February 2023. She has spent the season in a sport horse stud farm and comes a strong background in breeding at Kylemore Stud run by her family. Outside of work, Chloe enjoys hunting among many equestrian pursuits. 

Gemma Elkin BVM&S MRCVS

Intern Veterinary Surgeon

Gemma Graduated from University of Glasgow in 2021 with her degree in Veterinary Medicine. She then worked in mixed practice in Northern Ireland for the following 2.5 years. She joined the team at Lisadell in February 2024 where she hopes to develop her skills in Equine practice further. Gemma is originally from a farm in Co. Tyrone where her family keeps sheep and horses and she enjoys all things farming as well as getting out walking with her dog. Gemma has a particular interest in Equine Dentistry and will be assisting Lisa in this area of the practice. 

Nursing and Hospital team

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".
We would like to welcome Irene back after having baby Isabella!

Rebecca Hand RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Rebecca joined the team in May 2023 having spent time in the hospital during her nursing training. She graduated from TUS Midlands with a degree in Veterinary Nursing in October 2023. Rebecca grew up locally in Navan working with horses and sheep alongside her father. Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys going to concerts and helping out around the farm.

James Bennett

James will be a familiar face to many of our clients, he assists in all areas of the running of the hospital and barn as well as rescuing the vets on the side of the road whenever there is car trouble! James has always been around horses and has experience in pretty much everything so there's nothing he can't help us with!

Ian Dowdall

Ian joined us in 2022 and looks after all our in-patients as well as maintaining the barn and grounds. He has extensive experience working with horses including working on stud farms and with racehorses and we are delighted to have him here helping to look after our patients. 

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!!!
Deirdre manages the office and accounts at Lisadell and we would be lost without her keeping us all running smoothly!

Niamh King

Niamh joined the office team in 2021. Originally from Ashbourne, she completed her degree in Business in Equine Studies in AIT. She then spent a number of years flying around the world as a travelling groom for International Showjumper Conor Swail. She then returned to Ireland to take up an administrative position at Sycamore Lodge Equine Hospital before moving a little closer to home and we are delighted to welcome her to the Lisadell team. Outside of work, Niamh loves getting out walking with her two dogs.

We welcomed Niamh back from maternity leave in January 2024 after the birth of her little boy Faolán, congratulations Niamh!

Lynne McLoughlin
Accounts and Administration 

We welcomed Lynne back to the team in Summer 2023, originally from Baltinglass but now based in Summerhill, she has worked in racing and around horses all her life. She completed her degree in Equine Business in 2014 and completed the Irish National Stud breeders course in 2015. She went onto work in racing in both Ireland and Australia including working for Jessica Harrington, Jim Bolger, Dermot Weld and Nina Carberry. Lynne also works for Horse Racing Ireland and was the first female stall handler in Ireland! Outside of work, Lynne enjoys breaking and producing young stock as well as keeping her own broodmares and loves her two dogs Lucie and Pippa.

Abbie Williams-Price

Abbie joined Lisadell in 2022 after a number of years working in Gordon Elliott racing and previously as a stud groom. Originally from Wales, Abbie grew up on a farm and has a wealth of experience in animal care. She has already become an integral member of the team at Lisadell. 
Outside of work, Abbie keeps her own hunter and is involved a number of Equine pursuits around Co. Meath.