Sydney Nagle MVB MRCVS

Meet Sydney Nagle!


Sydney Nagle MVB MRCVS is the principal Vet of Cara Veterinary Group. Having qualified from University College Dublin in 1982, he spent a year working with large animals. Following that, he travelled to South Africa to work for a welfare organisation in the animal rescue centres, where he became an expertly skilled surgeon. He soon became their Chief Veterinarian and resided there for 12 years.

Upon his return to Ireland in 1995, he purchased and developed the Animal Clinic in Castleknock and a branch clinic at the Phoenix Park Gate on the North Circular Road. He then relocated the Castleknock branch to the River Road in Ashtown and remained there for 7 years.

Cara Veterinary Group is born!

Sydney went on to rebrand both clinics to form the Cara Veterinary Group; and relocated from the River Road to a state-of-the-art facility which went onto become a Registered Veterinary Hospital in Ballycoolin.


This year, we are delighted to be celebrating 25 years in business and wish to thank all our clients for their continued support over the past two and a half decades. Our standards, facilities and resources in Ballycoolin have now been recognised to be of such calibre, that upon inspection, the Veterinary Council of Ireland accredited our Veterinary Clinic as a Registered Veterinary Hospital (RVH) (the highest possible accreditation for a veterinary practice).

By meeting the Veterinary Council's rigorous standards, we ensure that every animal receives maximum attention and care, with the highest level of customer satisfaction. In this new era of veterinary health care; clients expect the best for their pets so we have an obligation as a profession to provide it. 

Any hobbies?

In his spare time, Sydney loves to spend time with his family and also has many hobbies such as cycling, hill-walking, photography, playing piano and guitar and singing. 

Pets' names and breeds?

He has a King Charles Cavalier named Pippa, and a Domestic Short-Haired Cat named Tabby. Click here to view pictures of: