Animac Vets Ltd

Our Vets

Susan Macaldowie

Susan is Director of our Edinburgh vet practices. She grew up in the Blackford Hill area, and became a BVMS MRCVS qualified veterinary surgeon in 1992. Susan has always worked in small animal practice in the Edinburgh area, apart from her first job in Dunfermline.

There have been a succession of pets - dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs, mostly from rescue type backgrounds. Currently she has one disobedient Border terrier and one demanding rescue cat!

She lives in East Lothian with her husband & 2 teenagers, so spends a lot of her time driving at the moment, but enjoys having the countryside on her doorstep.

She enjoys the variety which every day at work brings, and developing the personal relationship with our clients, whether regular visitors to the practice or occasional. Susan has a special interest in Ophthalmology, when cases arise. When she has the time, she has some involvement in veterinary 'politics', which allows her to meet new people and travel, though only to meetings and congresses within the UK to date.

Outside of work, she enjoys (very!) amateur ballroom dancing and would love to see more of the world in the future, preferably on horseback.


Amanda Jensen

Amanda is our most recent addition to the Animac team. She grew up in Edinburgh and graduated from the university of Edinburgh in 2013.
Since graduating she has worked as a small animal vet in Cramlington for 18 months, before moving back to Edinburgh in March 2015.
Amanda loves all animals, but has a special interest in cats. Her cat Raool is in the picture!

In her spare time she enjoys eating out, cooking and playing netball.

Sam Mauchlen

Sam grew up in Perthshire surrounded by cows, horses, dogs and cats. Since graduating from the university of Edinburgh in 2006, he has spent 8 years working in a mixed practice in Cumbria.

Sam joined Animac in 2015 and enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice especially diagnostic imaging.

In his spare time, Sam likes to partake in a wide variety of sports and hobbies; from hill walking, running and swimming through to travel and very slowly learning songs on his acoustic guitar.

Aileen Whitehead

Aileen graduated from Edinburgh university in 2002 and has since worked in both mixed and small practices across Scotland as well as spending a year locuming in Australia. Aileen joined Animac in 2011. In her spare time she loves being a Mum, likes to travel and walk Gabi her Labrador in the East Lothian countryside.
Aileen is now back part time after the birth of her
daughter Thea.