About us

About us

Welcome to the website of Groome Vets. We are a family owned veterinary practice which operates from our hospital in kildare town. For a Quotation for a Vet service, consultation or procedure or if you wish to find out more about our Grooming, Boarding and Pet food range, please call 045 521507 for Kildare

Our spacious clinic and boarding kennels in Kildare town on the South Green Road ( same road as the Kildare Animal Foundation).

A few words about us

Des Groome, MVB, MBS, MRCVS, owner-manager of Groome Vets, Kildare

Our Mission statement; Caring Value family Pet Vets. We strive to work towards that aim every day. Our business culture is built on 3 pillars;

  • Caring Culture
  • Value Prices
  • Family Ethos.
We believe in supporting our community and other local businesses. We sponsor many local clubs especially youth and sports. We sponsor Kildare AFC under 11s and recently also sponsored new kit for Kildare AFC under 16s

Our Team Members

Des

Veterinarian

“”My name is Des Groome, owner-founder of Groome Vets Ltd. I grew up on a stud farm in Carbury, co. Kildare surrounded by Mares, Foals, Racehorses, Cows, Dogs, Cats, Foxes, Rabbits and all God’s creatures. I think I was born to be a Vet and have worked with animals my entire life either on the farm as a stable groom, dog trainer, jockey, Vet. After an early veterinary career globe trotting and working with every species from racehorses to tigers, camels and parrots I established Kildare Vet Surgery in 1999 and built an accredited pet hospital here in 2005.
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Claire

General Manager

Hi I’m Claire, I have been part of the Groome Vets team since 2007 and love every new day and case it brings. I have been working with animals most of my life and have a little herd of Pygmy goats which I love.I have a busy house with three boys and my four legged children Patrick and Midget.

shanice

Student Vet Nurse

I’m shanice , and I’m a student vet nurse here at groome vets. I’m currently working towards my degree in dundalk institute of technology. I’m a professional dog groomer with a city a guilds diploma. I own 6 dogs.
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Catherine

veterinary Nurse

Hi my name is Catherine I’m a nurse at Groome ets for the last 3 years. I completed my veterinary nursing course in Athlone IT in 2009. I have worked in Waterford, Australia and Wexford in both mixed and small animal practices. I like working at Groome Vets, you get to experience all aspects of animal care, nursing, daycare and boarding. No two days are the same but you will always have a good day and feel you’ve done something worthwhile
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Siobhan

Dog Groomer

Hi I’m Siobhan the groomer here at Groome Vets. I have a great love for dogs so you can be sure i will have your pets looking and smelling great!

Aoife

Dog Trainer/Daycare Manager

Hi my names aoife. I’m a vet assistant and dog trainer here in groome vets for the past two years. I’ve two dogs called Jake and Yog. But I love goats and foxes too.

Rebecca F

Student Vet Nurse

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Rebecca W

Animal Care Assistant

Hi I'm Rebecca. I'm an animal care assistant here at Groome Vets. I have two dogs Lily, Cocoa and a guinea-pig called Ollie. I'm currently studying a level 5 diploma in animal care and hope to continue onto college next year to study veterinary nursing.

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Leighanne

Veterinary Receptionist

Hi I’m Leighanne I’m the receptionist/veterinary assistant here at Groome Vets. I’m a recently retired pet groomer. I have a great love for all animals great and small and have worked with them most my life. I enjoy working in the veterinary sector as each new day often brings a new challenge. I have three dogs of my own Rodger, Roxy and Pip. I look forward to meeting all the clients in the future
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-​Dr Des Groome's motto .


“”My name is Des Groome, owner-founder of Groome Vets Ltd. I grew up on a stud farm in Carbury, co. Kildare surrounded by Mares, Foals, Racehorses, Cows, Dogs, Cats, Foxes, Rabbits and all God’s creatures. I think I was born to be a Vet and have worked with animals my entire life either on the farm as a stable groom, dog trainer, jockey, Vet. After an early veterinary career globe trotting and working with every species from racehorses to tigers, camels and parrots I established Kildare Vet Surgery in 1999 and built an accredited pet hospital here in 2005.

My guiding ethos as a Vet is to help animals live their best natural lives. There are 3 ways we do that which make us different from other practices- We focus on your animals lifestyle helping you understand your pet and their natural needs.
We focus on preventative healthcare for your pet.
And thirdly when your pet does become ill or elderly we focus on quality of Life issues before we do the usual array of scans and tests.
Our health plans are a life plan to keep your pet healthy. We are now developing daycare facilities, boarding kennels, a dog park, dog training service, pet fitness centre and our Groome Vet range of premium food. All these innovations are moving me closer to my life time aim of helping animals live their best natural lives. I have established also a sister company GymDog limited which will develop our Pet Gym service alongside Groome Vets to further improve pet’s lives by offering dog training, day care, fitness and therapy. This will make our hospital, resort and therapy centre for pets at South Green Road Kildare unique in Ireland.
I believe our mission of Helping Pets live their Best Lives is a unique statement in the Irish Veterinary Landscape

I recruit like minded people who’ve also grown up with animals and are here to support pet owners. “”