After qualifying from the Royal Veterinary College in 2010, I completed an internship at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals in 2012. I am now studying towards a post-graduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery, and my interests are surgery, dentistry and emergency and critical care. I live in York city centre with my husband and two naughty cocker spaniels. I enjoy travelling and drinking cocktails.
Don McMillan BVM&S MRCVS
I qualified from Edinburgh University in 1984. I gained experience in all aspects of Veterinary medicine in the north east of England and New Zealand before settling in York in 1990. I now concentrate my time in the small animal department, working mainly from the Haxby branch and Salisbury Road Hospital. I am married with three boys and have two dogs called Fizz and Poppy and a selection of chickens. When not working I enjoy all things outdoors.
Georgina Marshall BVetMed MRCVS
I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1995. After working in mixed and equine practice, I have worked in solely small animal practice for the last 15 years. My husband and I moved to the North East 12 years ago with our two girls and are currently ‘doing-up’ our old cottage where we live with our three mad dogs, three-legged cat and our horse. I have a special interest in emergency and critical care medicine in which I have worked for a few years and I am very excited to be part of the new York Emergency Vets out of hours service for the Minster team.
Jackie Terblanche BVSc MRCVS
I qualified from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2007 and I have lived in the UK since 2011. I joined the Minster Veterinary Practice in November 2013 and I am currently running the new Tower Court branch. I have just started a
post-graduate certificate in zoological medicine. In my free time I like most things outdoors, photography and I am currently learning to play the clarinet. I share my life with my boyfriend, 6 budgies, a sparrowhawk and a Hungarian Viszla.
Jenny Dabbs BVetMed PGCertSAM MRCVS
I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011 and completed a post-graduate certificate in small animal medicine in 2017. I enjoy looking after the patients at the Salisbury Road Hospital and working up medical cases. I live in York with my husband 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!
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!
Rob Williams MVB CertSAS CertAVP MRCVS
I qualified from University College Dublin in 2001 and have worked in a variety of practices throughout the UK. I completed a small animal internship at Glasgow Vet School in 2003 and worked at a large orthopaedics referral hospital for a year in 2013. I completed my Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2008 and was designated an Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery in 2015. I have spent most of my career working at the Minster Veterinary Practice and my main clinical interests are soft tissue surgery, fracture repair and laparoscopic surgery.
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.
Tim Shearman BSc BVMS CertVC MRCVS
I qualified from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 2000, and joined the Minster Veterinary Practice as an assistant in 2002 after an initial period in mixed practice. I completed my Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Cardiology and am an Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Cardiology. As a volunteer for the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, I am currently a member of the organising committee of their annual congress. I have a rescue cat called Monty, and enjoy working on cars, gardening and walking in my spare time.
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 as an Animal Nursing Assistant in January 2006. I progressed to Trainee Veterinary Nurse and then qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in October 2011. I have also completed my Companion Animal Dispensing qualification (C-SQP). I currently 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, I have no pets at the present time. In my free time, I like to go walking and one of my favourite places for a break 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.
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.
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 emergency and critical care. 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 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
I am a qualified Veterinary Nurse and have been working at The Minster Veterinary Practice since 2013. I am currently working towards my certificate in exotic nursing, which is one of my keen interests within nursing. I also am a qualified clinical coach and love to train new students and watch them succeed within the industry. My fiance and I have recently bought our first house and gained a new addition to our household, a rescued husky called spirit who is lovely, and very spoilt!
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
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 gorgeous boys ( who can be hard work at times!), but juggling them and my job is the perfect combination. I have recently become a senior nurse within the practice 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 3 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.
Sally Whitehead RVN C-SQP
I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2011 and became the Clinical Nurse Manager in 2015. I have a menagerie of animals; 2 dogs, 2 cats and a tortoise. I enjoy doing flyball with my JRT in my spare time and helping out on our family farm. I have a particular interest in reproduction (of the animal kind!) and love leading a team of experienced, proactive nurses.
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.
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.
Christine Abbott SVN
Student Veterinary Nurse
I started working for The Minster Veterinary Practice as a Animal nursing assistant and I am now a student veterinary nurse. I have three extremely spoiled pets, A Romanian rescue dog named Scamp,a cat named Tia and a hamster named Billy. I have a passion for re-homing rescue animals. I am very excited about developing my skills and becoming a registered veterinary nurse
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 ANA
Animal Nursing Assistant
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 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 joined The Minster Veterinary Practice as part of the Willow Grove reception team in November 2016. Prior to that I worked as a receptionist for a medical practice in Tadcaster. My Husband and I have a beautiful cockerpoo called Molly who keeps us active. When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my two daughters, six grandchildren and our friends. I love to cook and it's rare you will find me without a book to read
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 industry for 6 years in both first opinion and referral practices. My interests are photography and dog showing with Lilly the family boxer. I also love baking and spending time with my 3 grandchildren
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 joined the Minster Veterinary Practice in October 2009 and completed a qualification as a veterinary care assistant with Myerscough college. I joined the reception team in 2015 and work the majority of the time at the hospital at Salisbury Road
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 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.