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.
Becky Sedman BVSc (Hons) MRCVS
I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2018 and joined Minster in 2020. I am a Yorkshire girl at heart, so happily moved back up North after working in Hereford for two years. My 3 -legged rescue cat came with me! I love all aspects of veterinary medicine, but in particular laparoscopic surgery and internal medicine. I am very passionate about environmental sustainability in the veterinary profession, and as well as being involved with Vet Sustain, I am Minster’s Environmental Champion for our Investors of the Environment accreditation scheme. In my spare time, I enjoy getting outdoors, playing netball, and helping out with my partner's flock of sheep.
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.
Elise Purdy BVMS MRCVS
I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2020 and joined the Minster Vets team soon after. I enjoy many aspects of small animal practice, and have a particular interest in surgery and pain management. I'm delighted to be back to my roots working in the beautiful city of York, spending my spare time exploring its surroundings and messing about in my little sailboat.
Eve Smaller BSc(hons) BVetMed(hons) MRCVS
I took the long way round into veterinary medicine. After school, I completed a BSc in Zoology at the University of Liverpool and then moved to Minnesota in the U.S. to complete a year-long internship in wildlife rehabilitation and medicine. I moved back to the U.K. to work with Scottish wildlife at the SSPCA's National Wildlife Centre in Fife for 4 years, before deciding veterinary medicine was where my passion lay, and spending another 4 years at the RVC in London to gain my BVetMed. I started at Minster Vets in July 2020. As you may imagine, I have a particular interest in wildlife, but dogs, cats, and rabbits have a special hold on my heart too, especially my own labrador cross "Bee". I spend my spare time trying my best to tire her out, exploring York and the beautiful countryside, and generally trying to enjoy the outdoors as much as England's weather permits.
Gill Noble BVM&S MRCVS
I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1997 and started working at Minster vets in 1998.
I have always been based at the Copmanthorpe surgery where I have got to know my patients very well over the years.
I am particularly keen on looking after pets in their twilight years to ensure their lives are as comfortable as possible.
I live with my husband and 2 daughters and a very naughty German short haired pointer called Doris.
When I'm not out walking Doris I like to spend my free time cycling.
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.
Josie Arthur BVMSci (Hons) MRCVS
I qualified from the University of Surrey in 2019, as part of the first-ever cohort of veterinary students to graduate from the university. Originally from Teesside, I am delighted to be back in the North East after living down south for five years to study. In my spare time, I try and do Parkruns every Saturday morning and I have recently started to learn how to row.
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 special interest in dental surgery, something I am currently working towards an extra qualification in. I split my time between the main surgery and Copmanthorpe. I am involved in client information evenings and look forward to being able to provide more of these in the future. I spend most of my free time exploring the surrounds of York with Tucker my cheeky cocker spaniel, who loves to run, swim, eat and swim some more!
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.
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. In December 2020, I completed a postgraduate certificate in Small Animal Medicine. I live in York with my husband, David and rescue Crossbreed dog, Pippa. I enjoy reading, playing the piano, dancing and walking.
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.
Tristan Hutton BVSc MRCVS
I qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2015 and spent 2 years in mixed practice before joining Minster Vets. My main area of interest is everything surgery and I am currently studying for additional qualifications in this area. When I’m not at work you will either find me in the gym or exploring Yorkshire with my crazy Rottweiler Daisy!
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 our two Labradors- Lexi and Tessa. In my spare time I enjoy running with Easingwold running club, walking, socialising and family bike rides.
Alice Lavelle RVN
I started working at The Minster Veterinary practice in 2015 as an animal nursing assistant, before moving into a student veterinary nurse position.
I completed my training with Minster Vets and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2021. I have always had a passion for Veterinary Nursing and love every part of my job, I am excited to further my knowledge in my career!
At home, I have a black Labrador called Dora and a rescue cat called Archie.
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 work at the Crockey Hill branch, 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 just LOVE to exercise. I'm often found out on the bike, boxing, running, or taking part in some crazy combat class! 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, recently gaining my Certificate in Anaesthesia. 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 team. Since then I have completed my certificate in emergency and critical care and enjoy spending time teaching students as a clinic coach. I have a much-loved pug called Vinny who you may see in reception at Salisbury road from time to time.
Emma Tolliday RVN
I started at Minster Equine in 2009 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2013. After 11 years of working in equine practice, I want to make full use of my RVN and become an accomplished nurse with as many species as possible. I have always loved emergency and critical care nursing and theatre nursing but I am also really looking forward to expanding my knowledge and skills with the different aspects of nursing small animals. At home are my husband, two children and I have a cat called Colin and of course a horse, named Kal! Most of my spare time is taken up with my busy household but I also like to try and keep fit with running and gym sessions.
Hannah Bray RVN C&GCertVNES
I have been working at The Minster Veterinary Practice since 2013 as a registered veterinary nurse, so Minster feels like an extended family. 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 spending quality time at home as a new mum.
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!!)
Jennifer Bonner RVN
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.
Kate Harrington RVN C-SQP
Clinical Nurse Manager
I started my nursing career in 2004 and completed my nursing diploma in 2009. Becoming an RVN was a lifelong ambition. I have been at Minster Veterinary Practice for many years now, I love my job, no two days are ever the same. I became nurse manager in 2017 and this role has been challenging at times, but still the passion for the job remains. I still get to do clinical work and keep my nursing skills to date as much as possible, as well as managing a vast team of skilled Registered Veterinary Nurses, Student Veterinary Nurses and Animal Nursing Assistants. At home, I have 2 rescued one-eyed cats (Wilma and Betty) and two sons. In my spare time when I am not running around after everyone, I enjoy socialising with friends and music.
Katie Tallett RVN
I have been at the Minster Veterinary Practice since 2002 and I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2009. My interests include wound management, nutrition, and behaviour. I live with my husband, two children, and our rescue dog Eddie. In my spare time, I enjoy horse riding, running, and family walks.
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 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.
Student Veterinary Nurse
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.
Animal Nursing Assistant
I joined Minster Vets in September 2019. I'm very passionate about the welfare side of Veterinary care and I'm excited to develop my skills and interests at Minster. I live at home with my partner, little boy, two cats and a rabbit. I enjoy horse riding in my free time.
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 horses, and my little dog, Denzel.
I joined The Minster Veterinary Practice in the Summer of 2019 as a part-time Receptionist.
In my spare time, I enjoy being out in the countryside with my black lab Buddy.
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 2017 as a receptionist but in 2019 also joined the dispensary team! I have 2 horses, 2 cats, 2 guinea pigs, 4 chickens, 2 cheeky pygmy goats, and a dog called Flo who you may meet in reception from time to time! Other than spending time with my 4 legged friends I spend most of my spare time eating out, being outdoors, or going abroad when i can!
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 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 Minster Veterinary Practice in 2007 working in the Crockey Hill branch for ten years before joining the administration team at Salisbury Road. My family and I share our home with a mischievous chihuahua cross, Holly, and a rescued terrier cross called Toffee. We also have three playful cats, Tilly, and the mischievous siblings Norman and Norris! When I have time I love to dance and enjoy yoga, exercise classes and musical theatre.