Diagnostic Imaging

Louise McLean

Louise McLean


Diagnostic Imager

Louise graduated from Liverpool University in 1990. After a short period in mixed practice and laboratory work, she has worked exclusively in small animal practice in the North of England since 1994.

Louise gained her RCVS certificate in small animal medicine in 2003 and RCVS certificate in diagnostic imaging in 2010. Her particular interests include endocrinology and diagnostic imaging. Louise joined Calder Vets in 2013 working as part of the Small Animal Medicine referral team. She has now moved to Paragon to provide diagnostic imaging support for all departments.

When not in work Louise enjoys yoga and swimming. and walking her dog Max.

Nicola Flanagan

Nicola Flanagan


Nic was born in Blackburn, Lancashire and started off her working life as a self-employed graphic designer for 20 years, but went back to University as a mature student and studied Diagnostic Radiography at the University of Cumbria. After qualifying she started working on the mobile MRI and CT trucks scanning humans. She moved over to the animal side and worked for nearly 6 years for Burgess Diagnostics on the MRI & CT trucks, travelling the length and breadth of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Channel Islands, visiting many vet hospitals, specialists, first opinion and veterinary universities.

When not working, or on the road she adores her 4 rescue dogs, which now consists of 3 Staffies and 1 Frug (French Bulldog x Pug). As well as her own dogs, she has done a lot of work with a local rescue and fostered and successfully rehomed another 7 Staffies. ‘Waving goodbye as they got in the car to leave for a Furever home was always heart-wrenching and often resulted in tears, but we looked on it like they had come to school to learn how to behave in order to be successful for the rest of their life’

Aside from life revolving around dogs, Nic loves to go walking, mountain biking, canoeing, motorbiking, travel and watching films. Also owning a motorhome allows making the most of the weekends and finding mini adventures all over the country.