About Us


Dr. Nonie Coutts Veterinary Surgery was established in 1981. We are a full-service animal hospital staffed with compassionate veterinarians, nurses and animal care assistants who provide the most complete diagnostic, surgical and wellness care available in Bahrain. Our European qualified Veterinarians are supported by a team of fully qualified Veterinary nurses and experienced animal health assistants who work to the highest standards of veterinary care. We are all pet owners ourselves and are seriously committed to helping your pets live long and healthy lives.

From puppy and kitten wellness checkups through compassionate adult and geriatric pet exams, we provide excellent veterinary care for every stage of life. Vaccinations are an important aspect of keeping your pet healthy, and we follow an effective vaccination protocol recommended by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association. We also provide thorough dental care, complete surgical services, microchipping for your pet’s permanent ID, fast and accurate In Hospital diagnostics, and much more.

Our experienced team of Veterinary nurses will give you important home healthcare and nutritional advice as well as new information and recommendations for the care of your particular type and breed of pet. They are always happy to help with advice from how to pill your cat to how to house train your puppy. Our clients will also see how our fully equipped lab and pharmacy complement our wellness care services and are a convenient and cost-effective service for you and your pet.

We also understand that accidents and illness will happen even to the healthiest of pets at any time, day or night. This is where Dr Nonie Coutts Veterinary Hospital excels. The dedication, skill and expertise of our doctors is enhanced by modern diagnostic imaging equipment, in-house medical testing capabilities, a complete surgical suite, and a wide range of internal medicine expertise and resources to allow us to respond immediately to emergency situations. We always have a Vet and Nurse available 24/7 to help with emergencies or advise a worried client.

Our Vets


Dr. Nonie Coutts

Dr. Nonie Coutts BVSc(Syd) MRCVS has lived in Bahrain for more than 40 years. After completing her secondary education in the UK and Australia, she completed her Veterinary degree at Sydney University In Australia. Dr Coutts fulfilled her dream to set up a high quality Veterinary facility in Bahrain in 1981. The Veterinary surgery has gone from strength to strength over the past 30 or so years and now has two branches and four full time European qualified veterinary surgeons working to bring quality medicine and surgery to the animals of Bahrain.

Dr. Nonie’s main areas of interest are soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery.

She is married and has a son and daughter, and 4 dogs, a cat, a horse and a parrot.


Dr. Jennie Hughes

Dr Jennie has been a Bahrain resident for over 30 years now. Nurturing a life-long passion to care for animals, she first joined the practice as a work placement student over 20 years ago.

After obtaining an honours degree in Biochemistry and Zoology from Leeds University, UK, she then went on to achieve her degree in Veterinary Science from Liverpool University in 2005, joining the ranks of those proud to call themselves Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, before returning to Bahrain, and the place she calls home.

As with all of our veterinarians, Dr Jennie is committed to expanding her knowledge and skill base on a regular basis, attending many international conferences and courses hosted and presented by world-wide leaders in the field of Veterinary medicine.

Her special areas of interest include diagnostic imaging (including ultrasound), soft tissue surgery, and all things exotics….and we mean ALL things. Rabbits, ferrets, birds, turtles, lizards, frogs..nothing phases her. She has also been rapidly developing her skills and interest in orthopaedic surgery over the last few years.

In addition to her veterinary interests, Dr Jennie is also a keen scuba diver, as well as a little bit of a bookworm and Science fiction/fantasy geek. Dr Jennie is, naturally, a great animal lover and, on the rare occasion that she takes a full day off and away from the clinic, she shares her home with 2 dogs, 3 cats, 3 macaws and 2 turtles…..and sometimes even her husband.

Dr.Marie Eve

Dr. Marie Eve Rombouts

Although Dr Marie Eve is Belgian and graduated from the University of Liège (Belgium) in 2010, she has never actually worked in Belgium! After her graduation, she moved to France to complete a one year internship in a big hospital, where she had the chance to work with specialists in different fields and to improve her skills in emergency medicine.

Following this year, she did a few months of locuming in France before deciding to travel further. She volunteered in animal refuges and sterilization programs all over Asia, before settling down in a village in remote Thailand for more than one year, managing a small animal charity and clinic, which was the only resource for the animals in an area of more than 100 km2. She then moved over to Djibouti, East Africa, where she spent two years, working partly as the sole vet of the only private clinic in the country, and partly for a Non Government Organisation focussing on rescuing wildlife, and there she had the chance to work with big cats!

In 2015, she was missing team work and wanted to be able to share cases with amazing colleagues…that’s why she joined Dr Nonie Coutts clinic last August and since then has contributed new skills and experiences to our Team. She has particularly impressed with her excellent medical and surgical prowess with Rabbits and small ‘pocket’ pets.

Marie Eve shares her home with a beautiful white Persian cat called Lola, which she rescued whilst working in Qatar.

Our Nurses


Lisa White

With a prior qualification in Applied Biology and a career in office management behind her, Lisa changed her focus in 2010 and enrolled as a student veterinary nurse. She graduated in 2013 and was awarded a BSc in Veterinary Nursing with distinction from Dundalk Institute of Technology in Ireland, was voted IVNA Student Veterinary Nurse of the Year and won the Merial Veterinary Nursing Graduate Award for 2013. Her name was added to the list of Registered Veterinary Nurses, held by the Veterinary Council of Ireland, in November of that year.

With family already in Bahrain, Lisa came to us to broaden her nursing experience. She loves the challenge of never knowing what will come through our doors next! Her particular interests are companion animal nutrition and laboratory work and she is currently studying for a certificate in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing.

Having had childhood pets of dogs, budgerigars and rabbits, Lisa now has two cats, Holly and Suzy, and has adopted our clinic cat, Cally. Though she loves dealing with all animals, Lisa is feline focused and her goal is to complete a Diploma in Feline Nursing within the next 5 years.


Dr. Binaya Ghimire

Binaya grew up with farm animals back in his home country of Nepal. Since a child he has always loved all kinds of animals. He graduated in Veterinary Sciences from Purbanchal University, Nepal. He has been in the Veterinary Profession since 2009. He believes there is no greater feeling than helping to improve an animal’s life through the power of knowledge. His interest is in small animal clinical medicine and vet epidemiology. Currently, he has been working in Dr Coutts Veterinary Hospital as a Vet technician and enjoys nursing and treating the patients and “being part of a dedicated team”.



Raju is a member of our nursing team and has been working with Dr. Nonie Coutts for 21 years. He has vast experience in the nursing field, and while he excels in all areas, his specialty lies in phlebotomy. In addition to his nursing expertise, Raju is also an experienced groomer.

Raju moved to Bahrain in 1994 and is originally from Kerala. He lives in Bahrain with his wife and daughter. Outside of the clinic he actively pursues Meditation, Yoga and Reiki practices, which help him to remain calm under the high pressure of our busy clinics.



Ratheesh is a member of our Saar clinic nursing team and has been working with Dr. Nonie Coutts for 17 years. He has a lot of experience in the nursing field and in addition to his nursing role, Ratheesh also is responsible for the maintenance of the Saar clinic as well as working on reception. He lives in Bahrain with his wife and daughter and in his free time enjoys going to the gym.



Shera Ram

Shera has been living in Bahrain for 13 years and has worked at the clinic for 11 of those years. He is married and has 3 beautiful children who are based back home in India. During his time at the clinic he has gained vast experience in animal handling and has been trained as a groomer. Shera is now the head groomer at the clinic, has a lovely way with animals and can produce some very fancy haircuts!



Somor has been working at the clinic since 1999, and originally hails from Bangladesh where his wife and children are still based. He is in charge of the hygiene and maintenance of our cattery and kennel facilities, as well as assisting with the Royal Canin stock taking. Somar also has many years of animal handling experience within the clinic and will often help in grooming and consultations when needed.



Luz moved to Bahrain from the Philippines and has worked at the clinic now for 2 years but has been living in Bahrain for a total of 4 years with her husband. She is responsible for the daily cleaning of the main clinic and ensuring that the hygiene supplies and bedding materials are well stocked. She will also lend a hand in grooming as she is very good at handling animals when needed. Luz always makes a great cup of tea, be sure to ask for one the next time you are at our Manama clinic!



Jocelyn Rodrigues

Jocelyn is our Office Manager and handles all administrative duties, takes care of financial matters , interacts with suppliers and schedules appointments and surgeries. Her knowledge of the workings of the Hospital is vast!

She has been employed at Dr. Nonie Coutts Clinic since September 2007. Since then, her love and knowledge of animals has increased tremendously. She loves talking to clients and meeting their pets and is well able to advise on general pet healthcare and timetables for general procedures such as vaccinations and desexing.

Jocelyn was born and brought up in Bahrain but is originally from the beautiful sub-continent of India. When not at work she can be found at home snuggling with her very own furry feline, Fattie, enjoying listening to music, or watching her favorite TV series. Jocelyn would some day love to travel the world, but we all hope not too soon!


Editha Del Pilar Ibarrientos

Editha is from the Philippines, but has been working in Bahrain for many years managing a small supermarket. She has a good family base here with all of her children are living and working in Bahrain and has recently become a grandmother again! She only recently joined our staff in 2015 and is working at the Reception desk but is also responsible for our Royal Canin Pet food stock control and accounts.