Veterinary Surgeons


Anthony O’Mahony MVB MRCVS

Clinical Director

Anthony O’Mahony graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 1979. He spent nine years in large animal practice before joining Ayres Veterinary Practice for a two-year period. Having failed to make his fare home he became a partner and the rest is history.

Anthony has a strong commitment to practice development and has overseen many changes over the last 27 years. He is focused on providing a complete service to the client families and their pets. Anthony considers himself to be a generalist having an interest in all areas of both medicine and surgery. His interest in maintaining clinical standards is reflected in the constant evolution of practice clinical protocols ensuring the care given is of the highest quality. Within CVS he is a member of the clinical advisory committee which is responsible for maintaining medical standards in the company.


Jane Amaku MA Vet MB Cert SAM MRCVS

Jane came to work at Ayres Veterinary Practice in 2002. Jane has a certificate in small animal medicine and likes to take up the challenging cases that come to the hospital. With a wide range of diagnostic equipment at the hospital, Jane has everything to hand in coming to a diagnosis leading to effective treatment.

Jane has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Roxy, whom she adopted, as well as horses she regularly rides, all of whom perform (and often win) dressage competitions.


Raymond Owen BVM&S MRCVS

Raymond qualified from Edinburgh Vet School in 2002 and has worked in the North East area ever since, moving to Ayres Veterinary Practice seven years ago.  He is involved in all aspects of medicine and routine surgery but has a significant interest in cardiology, performing most of the heart investigations in the hospital. He can be found most days at both the Whitley Bay and Cleadon branches as well as at the hospital at North Shields.

Outside work Raymond is a keen golfer and triathlete, somehow finding the time to compete in his first Ironman last year to raise money for Support Dogs.


Patricia Patterson BSc (Hons) BVMS MRCVS

Patricia has worked at Ayres Veterinary Practice since 2007 and covers most of the branch surgeries as well as working at the main hospital. Patricia has a great interest in acupuncture and has successfully completed a course which qualifies her to treat pets using this procedure. Patricia is also keen on the treatment of rabbits and has built up a reputation within the practice for her work with them.

Patricia loves spending time with her son and husband.


Harriet Pearce BVMS MRCVS

Harriet graduated from Edinburgh University in 2002 and is a valued member of staff at Ayres Veterinary Hospital. She enjoys consulting and surgery but has a particular interest in ophthalmology, and will assess the majority of eye cases within the hospital.

She is passionate about animals and helping others with her expertise and compassion. She has kept tropical and cold-water fish for the last 25 years.