About Us


Here at Southview Veterinary Hospital our aim is to optimise the life of pets by providing compassionate veterinary care to the highest standards and knowledge of preventative measures to ensure your pet lives life to its full potential.

Established in 2003 , Southview has a long standing history of treating pets with all forms of injuries and ailments. The practice has evolved greatly throughout the years to keep up with ever advancing veterinary technology and services. Today the practice is run by three partners, Alan Ahearne, Sarah Mitchell and Kevin Meaney who strive to provide outstanding care for our patients and their owners.

We use high quality equipment to aid us in diagnosing, treating and managing any issue that may arise throughout the life of a pet. Our staff are continuously advancing their medical and surgical knowledge to allow us to use the most up to date techniques to suit the needs of all individual patients.

We also specialise in canine reproduction and are passionate about providing a full service to breeders to ensure a healthy breeding regime is made possible in order to produce the next generation of genetically healthy puppies. We are the only veterinary establishment in Ireland offering the service of transcervical insemination using a camera guided scope.

Alan Ahearne

MVB PgCert Small Animal Surgery

Senior Vet and Partner

Alan has been a member of the team at Southview since the very beginning. Over his time in Southview Alan has developed his skills in all small animal disciplines but in particular surgery and orthopaedics. He has recently completed the Harper Adams postgraduate certificate in small animal surgery in the UK.

Alan enjoys being involved in the management of the practice and strives for continuous progression and advancement which enables Southview to operate to the highest of standards.

His time outside of practice is spent with his family and working on the family farm. He enjoys golf, running and making the most of the great outdoors.

Sarah Mitchell – MVB

Sarah has been a partner in Southview since 2003. She qualified in UCD in 1993 and went on to work in the U.K and Australia before eventually settling in Clonmel.

Sarah is a fundamental part of the small animal veterinary team here in Southview and specialises in Canine Reproduction.

Sarah and her family have three dogs called Poppy, Bo and Ruffy along with a cat named Saphire. They enjoy getting out and about walking in the mountains and woodland that surround Clonmel.


Kevin Meaney – MVB CertDHH

Kevin graduated from UCD in 2000 and came to Southview in 2002, having worked in various parts of the UK and Ireland. He became a partner in 2014.

Kevin enjoys a varied caseload, with a particular interest in small animal ultrasound, and is continuously exploring new ways it can be used to diagnose illness and monitor the health of pregnancies.

He also enjoys helping farmers improve the health their animals and in 2012 completed the Post-graduate certificate in Dairy Herd Health in UCD.

Kevin and Sarah-Jane have 2 dogs: Lady and Stan, 2 cats: Dan and Ziggy.

Deirdre Sheehan – MVB GPCert(Cardio)

Deirdre is originally from Co. Cork and graduated from UCD in 2010. As a new graduate, she worked in mixed practice in Co Monaghan for three years, before joining Southview in 2013.
Deirdre has a special interest in working with cardiac patients and in 2019 she completed a post graduate certificate in Small Animal Cardiology. She is a member of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology and the (UK) Veterinary Cardiovascular Society. She has a special interest in ECG and echocardiography for heart patients, but also enjoys soft tissue surgery and challenging medical cases.
Deirdre and her husband have a lurcher, Lexi, and a whippet, Fuji, who may be two of the most spoiled dogs in Ireland!

Brian Hogg – DVM

Brian qualified from SGGW in Warsaw, Poland in March 2017 and joined the Southview team in April of the same year. Having grown up on a suckler farm in Bansha, Co Tipperary Brian has a keen interest in Bovine reproduction, Herd Health and all types of surgery in both large and and small animal medicine. He also grew up with thoroughbred horses and is experienced in their care.

In his spare time he enjoys all types of sport especially GAA, Rugby, soccer and golf. He has two black Labradors – Shadow and Misty who he enjoys walking in the forestry around their home.

Aoife – RVN

Having completed the BSc in Veterinary Nursing in DKIT in 2017 Aoife joined the full time nursing team here in Southview.

Aoife grew up working in kennels and always had a passion for dogs which lead her to a career in nursing. She has a particular interest in canine reproduction and neonatal care and is always updating her knowledge on the topics.

Outside of work Aoife has two cats and also likes to take her three dogs out hiking.


Leonie – RVN

Leonie qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2016. Following this she worked in equine veterinary nursing before joining us in Southview in 2018.

Leonie is particularly interested in rehabilitation and recovery and is currently studying Veterinary Physiotherapy in the college of Animal Physiotherapy in Cuddington.

She herself has two dogs along with thoroughbreds and sports horses.


Jane J – Administrator

Jane joined our team in September of 2016. Prior to this she lived and worked in Australia.

She spent five years working for the Animal League of Queensland in a public animal hospital as an administrator. Jane has always been a compassionate animal lover.

While in Australia Jane adopted two Australian Cattle Dogs, Conor and Frankie, who returned with her to live in Ireland.


Marie – Administrator

Marie is the longest standing member of the Southview team and is here even longer than the three partners themselves.

After 22 years here Marie knows every part of Southview making her the go to person for every staff member.

Marie is currently head of our accounts department and takes care of the financial running of the business.

Contact Us

We use an appointment system at Southview Veterinary Hospital to reduce waiting times and to allow for minimum stress to owners and pets in the Waiting Room. Therefore it is best to always phone ahead so we can book you in.

(052)6121429 or (052)6121712

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Southview Veterinary Hospital, Irishtown, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. E91 A6Y6