Committee Members (2019 - 2020)

Emily Raborn

Hi, my name is Emily and I’m one of the clinic coordinators for All4Paws. I’m from a small town in America and I got my degree in Animal Science before coming to Edinburgh in August 2018 to start at R(D)SVS. Community outreach has always been really important to me from a young age so one of the first goals I set for myself when moving here was to volunteer and give back to a city that has welcomed me with open arms. I’m incredibly excited to be achieving this with All4Paws! When I’m not in class or working a clinic I spend my time studying, getting lost in fiction novels, or going on nature walks. I don’t currently have my own pets here in Scotland which leaves me lots of energy to love the pets of my friends and clients

Maddie Guzak

Hi! My name is Maddie Guzak and I am one of the clinic coordinators at All4Paws. I am from Denver, Colorado, USA and have a previous degree in Animal Science from Utah State University. I moved to Edinburgh a year ago to start at the Dick Vet school and have worked at several low-cost clinics with the aim to help provide support and health care to underprivileged pets.  I hoped to continue helping pets in need by becoming apart of the All4Paws program. I look forward to all of the experience I have to gain and the pets I have the opportunity to help! Outside of All4Paws, I can be found outside running, baking, and dreaming of my pets back home.

Ida Marwedel

Hi I'm Ida and I'm one of the new outreach coordinators. I came to Edinburgh in 2016 when I started at the R(D)SVS. I moved to Liverpool last year to do an intercalated degree in veterinary conservation, which is my big passion. I'm extremely excited to be back in Edinburgh this year. I'm proud to be part of the All4Paws team and the fantastic work that they do. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, doing lots of climbing and some windsurfing.

Alice Ritchie

Hi, I’m Alice and I am one of the media coordinators for All4Paws. I am from Newcastle but moved up to Edinburgh when I started studying at R(D)SVS in 2017, since then I have spent time exploring Scotland. I am excited to get involved with All4Paws committee and to get to know the clients and patients we see as well as to get to share their stories on our social media. I have two whippets of my own and when I’m not at vet school I can be found walking in the hills with them or at one of the local climbing gyms.

Samantha Thomson

Hi, my name is Samantha and I'm a student at The Dick Vet. I have recently been welcomed into All4Paws as a fundraising coordinator and I can't wait to be a part of all the great things they do. I want to utilize my veterinary training in the most positive way I can and, for me, All4Paws feels like the perfect place to start. Keeping Edinburgh’s nearest and dearest pets happy and healthy sounds like a pretty amazing goal in my opinion. Outside of vet school and All4Paws, I'm usually found baking, taking long road trips or visiting my beloved bearded dragon and guinea pigs back in Glasgow

Lauryn McFeely Black

Hi! My name is Lauryn and I am one of the new fundraising co-ordinators for All4Paws 2019/2020. Ireland is home and I came to Edinburgh in 2017 to start vet school. Since then, getting involved in All4Paws has been really important to me and I’m delighted to be a part of it for the next few years. It has such a vital place in the community, and I can’t wait to contribute to that where I can. I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in, learning from more senior committee members and getting to know and help the clients and their pets. When not at vet school, I can be found binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy, catching up with friends or FaceTiming my dog at hom

Veronica Alamo

Hello! I’m Veronica, and I am one of the clinic coordinators this year. I am from Florida, where I got my bachelors degree in Zoology in 2018. I have been involved in the veterinary field, in shelters, non-profit organizations and clinics, for a majority of my life, and I am so excited to now be able to utilize my skills & knowledge in the amazing organization that is All4Paws. During my free time, you can find me exploring Scotland’s beautiful natural areas, eating my way through the city, hanging out with my friends, and missing my fur babies back home. I look forward for this incredible opportunity to give back to this amazing community!

Akanksha Kaushik

Hi, my name is Akanksha and I'm one of the clinic coordinators. I moved to Edinburgh in 2019 for vet school, and I love it here. I'm originally from Bangalore, India but I've lived in the US as well, doing a degree in Biology at Furman University in South Carolina. I had previous worked with Charlie's Animal Rescue Center in India, a rescue and rehabilitation center that provides free treatment and care to abandoned and stray animals on the streets of Bangalore, and offers them a permanent home. I wanted to join All4Paws because I believe that all animals deserve access to the best care possible regardless of their circumstances, and I wanted to give back to the the community in Edinburgh. When I'm not at vet school, you can find me exploring cool spots in the city, traveling, spending time with friends and watching a lot more Netflix than I should.

Archie Macpherson

My name is Archie and I've been helping out at All4Paws since I was at school, and I am now a student at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. All4Paws is very close to my heart, having lived in Edinburgh my whole life. The bond between owner and pet is unparalleled, and the gratitude from the owners to All4Paws shows how crucial it is to the lives of not only their pets, but also to the owners themselves. It's no surprise that we have some clients whom I saw at my first clinic still returning weekly. I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by a truly brilliant committee, who love helping me get stuck in, especially with the more interesting cases! On top of my work at All4Paws, I enjoy rowing, and playing rugby, squash, and the bagpipes.

Randi Rice

Hello! My name is Randi Rice and I am one of the media coordinators. I moved to Edinburgh in 2019 from Michigan in the United States to start veterinary school. Before that I spent a lot of time volunteering for animal rescues, earned a degree in physiology and then spent a year and a half working in a veterinary clinic back home. In my free time I love to read and go hiking around Scotland with my friends. I am very excited to be joining such an amazing organization and look forward to working with all of my fellow committee members over the next few years.

Devangi Jani

Hi, I'm Devangi and this year I've been lucky enough to join the committee as an outreach coordinator. I moved up to Edinburgh from London for vet school and can't put into words how much I love it here. I can't wait to give back to the community and am excited to get in touch with all our clients as part of such a great cause and hopefully provide some reassurance during these uncertain times. Outside of vet school, you can find me on a netball court, hiking in the pentlands or at the pub with some friends.

Yuko Okumura

Hi, my name is Yuko, and I’m so excited to be part of All4Paws as a fundraising coordinator! I’m from Japan, and I moved to Edinburgh to start vet school in 2018. I thin All4Paws is great because it lets us students give back to our community and it shows that we can make a positive impact even if we aren’t yet fully qualified, successful vets. I’m really looking forward to getting to know the clients and their pets. Hopefully I’ll get much needed attention from the dogs too- (I’m really missing my dog back home)!
When I’m not in vet school I love swimming, running, and grabbing coffee and relaxing with friends