I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2013 and after a stint of working in London, I completed a years internship at a referral centre in Cambridge before moving up to Yorkshire in 2018. I have been with Minster since February 2019 and split my time between Salisbury Road and The Mount in Malton. I love my new home in Yorkshire and spend my days off surfing, swimming and walking our two lurchers.
Ellie Hornsby MA (Cantab) VetMB MRCVS
I graduated from the University of Cambridge in July 2017. I spent the summer working at a charity clinic in Panama City before Starting at the Minster Veterinary Practice soon after, where I am enjoying all aspects of small animal with a particular interest in internal medicine. Originally from sunny Scarborough, I am thrilled to be back in Yorkshire and working in the beautiful city of York. In my spare time I enjoy spinning, pub quizzes and curling up with a good book.
Gill Noble BVM&S MRCVS
I qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1997 and have worked at the Minster Veterinary Practice since 1998. I mostly work at the Copmanthorpe branch.
Jenny Dabbs BVetMed PGCertSAM MRCVS
I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011 and have been working in small animal practice since. I completed a post-graduate certificate in small animal medicine in 2017, then shortly afterwards I obtained Advanced Practioner Status in small animal medicine. I enjoy looking after the patients at the Salisbury Road Hospital and working up medical cases. I live in York with my husband, daughter and dog, and in my spare time I enjoy baking and swimming.
Kathryn Marr BVSc MRCVS
I qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2015 and have worked at Minster ever since. I am interested in all aspects of small animal practice but have a particular interest in medicine. I recently moved to York from Saddleworth, so spend a lot of my free time exploring the city as well as baking and walking my parents' Cocker Spaniel, who also loves a trip to York.
Kathryn Barnes BVetMed MRCVS
I graduated from the royal veterinary college in 2014. I have worked at the minster veterinary practice since 2017 and prior to this, I worked at a busy small animal practice in Hastings. I have a keen interest in diagnostic imaging and am currently working towards achieving my advanced practitioner status. I’m originally from York, I have a German Shephard dog and a cocker spaniel and enjoy taking them on long walks in my spare time.
Katy Sorensen BSc (Hons) BVM&S MRCVS
I qualified from The University of Edinburgh in 2012 and initially worked in a mixed veterinary practice near Aberdeen. I have worked at the Minster Veterinary Practice since March 2014 and enjoy being the lead vet for the York RSPCA rehoming centre. I have two terriers called Maisy and Jess, and in my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs and looking after my three pet chickens!
Kirsty Catterall BSc(Hons) BVetMed MRCVS
I studied Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College, London, graduating in 2010. Since then I have worked in mixed and small animal practice in Barnsley and Wakefield, before starting at The Minster Veterinary Practice in August 2016. I am starting a postgraduate certificate in Small Animal Medicine in January 2018. I live in York with my husband, David and rescue Crossbreed dog, Pippa. I enjoy reading, playing the piano, dancing and walking.
Molly Mcmanaman BVSc MRCVS
I graduated from The University of Bristol in July 2016 and started working for The Minster Veterinary
Practice soon after. After spending a lot of time at Minster as part of my Veterinary training I was thrilled to become part of the team as a full time vet. I grew up in York so I am enjoying being back up North and being able to spend time with my family and friends. I enjoy all areas of small animal practice and have particular interests in small animal medicine, surgery and ophthalmology. In my spare time I enjoy skiing, travelling and I am looking forward to getting a dog of my own so I can make the most of the Yorkshire countryside!
Matt Wass BVMedSci (Hons) BVM BVS MRCVS
I graduated from the University of Nottingham in July 2018. I was delighted to be offered my first job here at The Minster Veterinary Practice having seen practice at the main surgery since the age of 16. I am particularly interested in internal medicine and diagnostic imaging but enjoy all aspects of small animal practice. In my spare time I enjoy watching live music and sport, as well as photography.
Pete Crossan MRCVS
I have been with the Minster Veterinary Practice since 2002. My interests have developed over the years and I am now part of the out of hours team with York Emergency Vets. I have a keen interest in emergency medicine and surgery and I am studying for a post-graduate certificate in emergency and critical care. I live in York with my sports mad family and my scruffy, little dog, Chucky.
Rachael Wilkinson BVSC MRCVS
I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2003 and enjoy working in small animal practice. I joined the Minster Veterinary practice in November 2015 and work at the Willow Grove branch. When I'm not at work I enjoy hiking and baking, but mostly I am kept busy looking after my two young children and Peggy the cat!
Rona Williams BVSc(Hons) MRCVS
I qualified in 2003 from University of Liverpool and completed an internship at University of Glasgow. I have worked in several small animal practices across England and recently moved back to Yorkshire. At work my interests include
acupuncture for dogs and cats and I am based at the Crockey Hill branch. I also have a young family and enjoy walking and trips to the seaside.
Ruth Stevens BVM&S MRCVS
I qualified from Edinburgh University in 1993 and have worked solely in small animal practice. Having previously worked at the Minster Veterinary Practice, I was thrilled to rejoin the practice in January 2017. Working part time fits perfectly with my busy life as a Mum, owner of two dogs and a characterful Devon Rex, and leaves me just enough time to bake and decorate biscuits for everyone!
Sarah Ford BSc(Hons) BVetMed(Hons) GPCert(SAS) MRCVS
I qualified from The Royal Veterinary College in 2010 and have been at the Minster Veterinary Practice since January 2013. I have completed a post-graduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and have interests in surgery and dentistry. I live on a dairy farm with my husband, two Labradors, a cat and 160 pedigree Holsteins! In my spare time I enjoy walking with my dogs and helping out on the farm.
Torben Orskov BSc. BVM&S MRCVS
I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1997 and have worked in various roles both in clinical practice and within the veterinary pharmaceutical industry. I have recently joined the Out of Hours team at York Emergency Vets and am enjoying the challenges this role brings. In my spare time, i like spending time with the family and SCUBA diving in UK coastal waters when it's not too cold.
Emma Darling RVN, C&G Cert, SAN, C-SQP
I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1997, obtained a City and Guilds certificate in small animal nutrition in 2007, C -SQP in 2009 and passed the ILM Level 5 Diploma in Management in 2014. I live with my husband, two daughters and Lexi our Red Fox Labrador. In my spare time I enjoy running with Easingwold running club, walking, socialising and family bike rides.
Alice Jones RVN
I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1997 and for the last 8 years have worked out of hours in the emergency and critical care field, in which I have completed a certificate. I have passed my HE Diploma in Clinical Veterinary Nursing and I am hoping to complete my Diploma in Advanced Nursing in February. I have 3 dogs who keep me busy, 2 of them Lurchers who usually accompany me to work. In my spare time I enjoy all sorts of outdoors activities and regularly compete in runs and triathlons
Alison Russell RVN
I started working for Minster Vets in January 2006 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in October 2011. I have also completed my Companion Animal Dispensing qualification (C-SQP). I currently work at two of the practice branches, Crockey Hill and Willow Grove, where I enjoy nurse clinics and assisting with routine surgery. I live in York with my husband, John. Sadly, we have no pets at the present time. In my free time, I enjoy keeping fit and spending time with family and friends. I also like to go walking and one of my favourite places to visit is Keswick in the Northern Lakes.
Anna Fairley RVN
I joined the Minster Veterinary Practice in 1998 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2004. Since then I have gained my C-SQP and hydrotherapy qualification. Fitness is a huge part of my life and I have qualified as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor. I train most days and take part in fight fit, combat and tone. I have a tortoise called Jassie who is in her 70’s and a lovely chestnut horse called Popeye.
Becki Caygill RVN
I qualified from The College of Animal Welfare in 2016 and have been working at The Minster Veterinary Practice since April 2017. I enjoy all aspects of nursing, but have a particular interest in anaesthesia and dentistry. I grew up on a farm so have always enjoyed caring and looking after animals in particular my two dogs, Meg and Amber. I enjoy socialising with friends, running and playing netball for a local team in my spare time.
Claire Cliff RVN
I have been nursing since 2003 and qualified as an RVN in 2007 and I started working for The Minster Veterinary Practice in 2007. I have a keen interest in the Exotic species especially rabbits. At home i have two small children and a rescue dog from the RSPCA called Pop to run around after. In my spare time i enjoy spending time with my family and walking Pop.
Ellie Tomlinson RVN
I qualified with a foundation degree in veterinary nursing from Askham Bryan College in 2016 and a few months later joined The Minster Veterinary Practice. I have a variety of pets including a pug, two schnauzers, two cats, three horses, a sheep and a micro pig. In my spare time I enjoy horse riding and walking my dogs.
Hannah Bray RVN C&GCertVNES
I have been working at The Minster Veterinary Practice since 2013 as a registered veterinary nurse. I am part of the York Emergency vets team working out of hours looking after the emergency and critical care patients. I have a postgraduate certificate in veterinary nursing of exotic species and enjoy seeing a variety of species that come into the practice. In my spare time I enjoy dog walks with my husky called Spirit.
Helen O’Donnell RVN
I joined the Minster Veterinary Practice in May 2006 I completed my Animal Nursing Assistant qualification and then trained as Veterinary Nurse, gaining Qualification in October 2011. I also hold my Companion Animal Dispensing Qualification (C- SQP). I currently work at the Copmanthorpe branch. I live with my husband in York along with our second hand cat. In my free time I enjoy the great outdoors, and caring for my 8 rare breed hens (who, incidentally, are named after our neighbours!!)
Jo Keenan RVN
I worked as an Auxiliary Nurse with the military dog unit in Cyprus before my return to the UK, where I started work with the Minster Veterinary Practice as a Trainee Nurse, before qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2015. I live in York with my husband and 2 adult children, as well as our pets GSD Tara, big fat moggy Seth and ragdoll cat Darcy. In my spare time I take part in fight fit body combat and tone classes. I love all aspects of nursing but surgical nursing is where my passion lies.
Kate Harrington RVN C-SQP
Clinical Nurse Manager
I started at the Minster Veterinary Practice in 2004 as trainee veterinary nurse and qualified in 2009 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. I have 2 sons and 2 one eyed cats! Between them all they are hard work! but juggling them and my job is the perfect combination. I have recently been promoted to Clinical Nurse Manager and look forward to its challenges. Animals play a big part in my life and I am slightly cat crazy.....To say the least!
Katie Tallett RVN
I have been at the Minster Veterinary Practice since 2002 and I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2009. I have interests in wound management, nutrition and behavior. At home I have a husband, 2 children, 1 dog and 5 ex- battery hens. In my spare time I enjoy horse riding and running.
Katie Devlin RVN
I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse from Askham Bryan College in July 2018, and have been at the Minster Veterinary Practice since. I have a lovely little lurcher at home and in my spare time, I enjoy walking and running with her.
Megan Liversidge RVN
I qualified from Askham Bryan College as a Veterinary Nurse in November 2016 and have been with The Minster Veterinary Practice since I started my training in September 2014. I have two dogs, Jazz and Ginny and a cat called Kitty. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs and helping out on my Dads farm.
Tracey Pulleyn RVN C-SQP
I joined the Minster Veterinary Practice in 1996 after qualifying as a veterinary nurse in 2001. I achieved a city and guilds in nursing of exotic species and became a practice nurse in 2003. This involves organising and managing nurses clinics and assisting the vet with consultations. I am also an insurance advisor, a dental healthcare and weight management advisor. I have a Jack Russell terrier called Logie, a cat called Boots and I have recently bought a young horse called Dino and I am enjoying training him. I also have a small flock of chickens, and my children love helping collecting the eggs and feeding them.
Victoria Beasley RVN, C-SQP, A1 Assessor
I joined the Minster Veterinary Practice in 2003 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2006. I am an examiner for the RCVS small animal nursing OSCE’s. In my spare time I enjoy running and walking my lovely, lively terrier called Max.
Jennifer Bonner SVN
Student Veterinary Nurse
I joined The Minster Veterinary Practice in 2013 and have recently gained my animal nursing assistant qualification. I am now training to be a qualified veterinary nurse and I am looking forward to this challenge. I have two (very mischievous!) ragdoll cats called Meira and Sullivan.
Alice Lavelle SVN
Student Veterinary Nurse
I studied Animal Management Level 2 and Level 3 at Askham Bryan college for 4 years when I left school. I have worked at The Minster Veterinary Practice as an Animal Nursing Assistant since 2015. I live at home with my family and chocolate Labrador Mocha! I also own some chickens!
Student Veterinary Nurse
I joined The Minster Veterinary Practice in January 2015 as a student veterinary nurse.
I have an avid interest in equine alongside small animal practice and I'm quiet possibly the team Jester...
Being stereo-typically Yorkshire you will most likely find me accompanied by dogs and horses somewhere in the countryside in my spare time.
Animal Nursing Assistant
I completed my placement at Minster Veterinary Practice for my Introduction to Veterinary Nursing course at Askham Bryan College. I then started working here as an Animal Nursing Assistant in June 2018. I am looking forward to start my training as a Veterinary Nurse in the future. I live at home with my parents and my cat Ariel.
I have worked at the Minster Veterinary Practice for just over 10 years in the small animal department. I am one of the team of receptionists at the Salisbury Road Hospital and love greeting the animals. I am lucky enough to have 3 dogs of my own at home.
I have been at The Minster Veterinary Practice since 2010. In my spare time, I enjoy walking my dogs and looking after my gorgeous grandchildren.
I started working for The Minster Veterinary Practice back in 2008 as an Animal Nursing Assistant. Since then I have joined the reception team at Salisbury Road hospital. Out of work I'm kept busy with my two children, two dogs and two horses.
I have been the receptionist at Copmanthorpe branch of the Minster Veterinary Practice for 12 years. I live on a farm and have 2 dogs, 2 cats and a few rare breed chickens.
I have worked in the veterinary field for a number of years both in Bristol and York, including referral work.
Outside of work i have a passion for wildlife photography, also i am a parish councillor for my local village
I joined the Minster Veterinary Practice in September 2018. I have worked in the veterinary industry for the last 4 years. I have three wonderful dogs and a very feisty tortoise! In my free time, I enjoy following football with my fiance and spending time with my family, friends and tiring out the dogs!
I have been at The Minster Veterinary Practice for 8 Years, starting as an Animal nursing assistant before moving into to a receptionist role.
When i am not at work i enjoy walking my dog and spending time with my family and friends.
I'm Lisa, I'm married with two teenage boys, and 8 very cheeky border terriers, I love spending time with my family, walking the pooches and every girls love, shopping!
I have worked at The Minster Veterinary Practice since September 2017 as a receptionist but have started 2019 working as part of the dispensary team 2 days a week. I love all types of animals and i currently have 1 horse, 1 miniature Shetland, 2 cats, 2 guinea pigs and a dog called Flo who sometimes comes into work with me! Other than spending time with my 4 legged friends i like to go abroad where its hot!
I have worked at the Minster veterinary practice for 17 years. I live with my partner and we have two dogs. Fredddie who is a chocolate Labrador and Des who is a small cross breed. We also have three cats.
Casper, Hector and Rupert. I have two sons and a granddaughter. My eldest son and granddaughter live in Australia. Most of my spare time is spent with my pets, because I love them to bits and don't like to leave them. The rest of the time I like to shop!
I started at The Minster Veterinary Practice in January 2018 as a Receptionist. I come from a family that is passionate about pets and I have a cat who is positively pampered at home.
I joined The Minster Veterinary Practice in August 2017, as well as working part time on reception I am a pet portrait artist and spend lots of time with animals, photographing and drawing them. I have 2 Boxer dogs who I do showing with, and a horse.
I am a qualified teacher, but having taught for 19 years as a primary school teacher, decided to have a change of career and have worked at The Minster Veterinary Practice since February 2014. Outside of work, family life keeps me very busy and my husband and I have 3 children and a dog so life is never dull!
Karen Hoare C-SQP
As a qualified Veterinary Nurse since 1983, I joined the team at the Minster Veterinary Practice in 2007 working in the Crockey Hill branch. Since January 2017 I have been enjoying my new role as part of the administration team at Salisbury Road. My husband, teenage son and I share our home with a mischievous chihuahua cross, a rescued terrier cross and three playful cats. My daughter is working hard at university. When I have time I love to dance and enjoy yoga, exercise classes and musical theatre.