“We love your pets like you do”

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Riverforest Veterinary Centre

At Riverforest Vets, our mission is to provide the best possible veterinary care for our patients and the best possible service to our clients.

We aim to do this by treating each and every patient as though they were our own animal.
Our philosophy is “We love your pets like you do”, or quite simply “We love pets!”

Meet our warm and welcoming team below.

Riverforest Veterinary Centre
steve hallahan and badger Riverforest vets leixlip
Dr Steve Hallahan MVB
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Steve has over 20 years of experience as a veterinary surgeon, having worked in such diverse places as Beaufield Vets in Celbridge as well as the Department of Small Animal Surgery in University College Dublin.

Having seen how other practices are run, Steve decided to set up Riverforest Vets in 2010 with the aim of putting patients and their owners – rather than the vets or other staff – first.

Our philosophy is “We love your pets like you do” and we strive at every visit to make you feel that way and to make your pet as happy and healthy as they can be.

Steve has 3 pets: a Collie cross called Badger, a tabby cat called Trevor (who has an eating disorder) and a Turkish Blue cat called Turk, all of whom are in the practice every day to meet and greet clients and patients!
Steve likes to spend his time off rock climbing, mountain biking and skiing.

Eimer Finlay vet at Riverforest vets leixlip
Ms. Eimear Finlay
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Eimear has spent most of her life working with animals, both large and small. She joined the team at Riverforest Vets over 4 years ago and has brought a wealth of knowledge, experience and good cheer to the practice.

Eimear works most days until 2pm and is often the first voice you’ll hear when you ring; her speciality is making people and pets feel at ease before they face the vet.

They say that tortoiseshells are the redheads of the cat world – is it any wonder that Eimear has 2 torties – Ava and Simba?! Captain, the family dog, is kept in line by the cats.

Clare vet nurse at Riverforest vets leixlip
Ms. Claire Maxwell RVN
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Our Head Veterinary Nurse, Claire, joined Riverforest Vets in 2014, shortly after completing her nursing degree at UCD.
She has worked in veterinary practice for over 9 years and has always had a love for animals.

Claire has two dogs, an 8 year old wire haired terrier called Benji who she rescued in Leitrim and a 3 year old Jack Russell called Lily who she rescued while working in Riverforest Vets.

Some of our clients may know Lily from the clinic as she comes to work every day with Claire and spends most of her time greeting clients as they come through the door!

Our Opening Hours

Open Monday – Friday 10am – 7pm and Saturday 10am – 1pm
Consultations by appointment from 10am-12pm and 5pm-7pm
Sunday: CLOSED


Call us to make an appointment or just call in if you’re passing by

€10 New Client Voucher!

€10 Voucher!

Register online and you will be eligible for a €10 voucher to redeem against your pet’s first treatment
5 Riverforest Court
Co. Kildare

We have a parking lot and we’re the last stop on the 66A bus route.
We are at the Riverforest Shopping Centre, beside Boyle Sports.
The Arrow train from Connolly station stops 500 yards away at Confey.
Call (01) 4430890 to make an appointment or just call in if you’re passing by.

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Riverforest Veterinary Centre
5 Riverforest Court
Co. Kildare