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.
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.
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 Allanson 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.
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 have been at The Minster Veterinary Practice since November 2016. Having previously worked within Equine practice and Thoroughbred Studs in the UK, Australia, America, New Zealand and Germany, I have decided to expand my animal passion to Small Animal practice and to settle in Yorkshire. In my spare time I enjoy exploring with my Black Lab Ted, baking for the team, anything horse related and travelling.
Animal Nursing Assistant
I've recently join the Minster Veterinary Practice as an Animal Nursing Assistant and love my job so much! In the future I hope to train to become a RVN. Outside of work I enjoy clay pigeon shooting, running my country fashion and lifestyle blog and hanging out with my two dogs Princess and Bentley!
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 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 recently relocated to York after spending 7 years overseas in America. I grew up on a farm and have had a wide variety of pets large and small, everything from a tortoise to a cow! In my spare time I like to swim and can often be found walking my dog along the River Ouse and around the Knavesmire.
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 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.