About Us

Your Local, Family-Owned, Independent Vet Practice

Our philosophy is to offer professional, high-quality yet affordable veterinary services to the animals you entrust to our care.

It’s important to us to promote a trusting client – vet relationship, and work towards providing a preventative health care approach so as to prevent as much illness and injury as possible, as well as diagnosing and treating problem when they do happen.

Who We Are

Founding Partners: Kenny & Cheryl Lang

Kenny & Cheryl met in Fort William in 2013 and made it their home together in 2015. After working and travelling together in Scotland and Northern England, they set up Ben Nevis Vets in 2021 to offer their own brand of veterinary care in Lochaber and raise their family in this beautiful part of the world.

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Kenny grew up in North Ayrshire and graduated from Edinburgh University Vet School. Since then he has worked as a mixed animal vet in a variety of locations in Scotland, as well as spending a year in New Zealand, before settling in Fort William in 2012, where he worked at the local vet practice for 5 years. He enjoys everything about the great outdoors and likes to hike, kayak, ski, cycle, and run - including the Ben Nevis Race, 6 years and counting…

Kenny has a wealth of experience with many different kinds of animals. More recently he has completed a post-graduate certificate in Small Animal Surgery and enjoys tackling challenging surgical cases.
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Cheryl grew up in California and then went to The University of Washington in Seattle before attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts. She is a keen traveller, living and teaching English in Prague for 2 two years before vet school. That love of travel and seeing new places was what brought her to Fort William in 2013. She misses the Californian sunshine sometimes, but loves the scenery and the people of Scotland. Cheryl has gone on to complete certifications from the The Chi Institute and The International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Acupuncture and Veterinary Chiropractic Therapy respectively.
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Ria Carle

Practice Manager
Ria has lived in Fort William for 14 years but grew up in Aberdeenshire, where happy days spent at her grandparents’ farm sparked her love of animals. She has a soft spot for companion pets; especially rabbits and guinea pigs and hasn’t been without either for the past 16 years. Ria is halfway through her degree in Business Management with The Open University, having gained her Higher National Certificate in 2016. Working in the care industry for 11 years, before moving into the retail sector in 2010, she has developed a passion for client/customer care, and is looking forward to supporting and assisting our clients and their fur-babies.
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Holly Cantrill

Reception & Support Staff
Holly comes from Elgin but has made her home in the west along with her fiancé and their two cats – Emma and Gizzi. She is an accomplished gymnast with 5 gold medals from the 2007 Special Olympics in China! You may know her from her work at the Lochaber Leisure Centre. She has a passion for all things animal and is joining us to pursue a career in caring for our four-legged friends.
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Shela-ann Ryan

Reception & Support Staff
Shela has had a life-long love of animals and Fort William. She’s come full circle back to the veterinary profession when she joined our team, having worked with Chris and Fiona Evans when they ran the local vets here in Fort William a wee while ago now. She is an avid horse-woman and in her free time she loves to be outdoors with her grandchildren, horses and collie dog.

We are currently looking for new members to join our team:

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary Surgeon – Full or part-time

If you would like to enquiry about job possibilities, please contact Ria at Ria@nevisvets.co.uk or call us at 01397 302 172

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