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Meet the York Vet team

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Helen Trory Bsc BVSc MRCVS

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Helen and I am the partner York Vets4Pets. I have a son called Lewis. We have a Border Terrier called Ruby. I graduated from Liverpool in 2004 having previously completed a degree in Animal Science at Leeds University. I initially worked in a mixed practice and then small animal only practice and I moved to the York area in 2013.

I wanted to be a vet from the age of 9 and I am so excited to being able to run my own practice here in York. I will aim to provide the best possible level of client and patient care in our lovely new purpose built practice. We will offer continuity of care and we will always aim to work as a team with our clients to make the right decisions for their pets.

My team and I will always answer any questions you may have as honestly as we can, so you can make informed choices about your pets care. We will strive to provide a friendly, value for money, professional service and treat each pet as if it were our own. We are all looking forward to meeting you and your pets.

Outside of work my time is spent being a mum. We like to try and get out and about into the lovely Yorkshire countryside with the dog as much as we can. I also love baking when I get the chance!


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Gemma Cliffin MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi I'm Gemma and I'm one of the vets here at Vets4Pets York.

My ambition from a very early age was to become a vet and I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2014, having previously completed a degree in Bioveterinary Science (also at Liverpool).

I am originally from Surrey but my family now lives in Cumbria which is where I first met Helen. I have a cat named Mango and a Golden Retriever named Amber, as well as several chickens and some tropical fish.

In my spare time I enjoy cooking, baking and gardening, as well as walking in the North York Moors and Lake District fells with Amber. I love working with our wonderful team at Vets4Pets York and caring for all your lovely pets.


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Sophie Morgan MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi, my name is Sophie and I'm one of the vets at York Vets4Pets. I'm so pleased to be joining Helen and the rest of the team.

I originally trained as a Medicinal Chemist and after a career change graduated from The University of Liverpool in Veterinary Science. It was the best decision I ever made! I particularly enjoy the surgical side of my job. It can be quite challenging at times, but extremely rewarding.

I have just relocated to York with my partner and we have a budgie called Joanie. If I had my way, the house would be full of pets but my partner is horribly allergic so I have to get all my animal cuddles in at work and with my families pets.

In the picture is Bernard, my sisters Shar-Pei.



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Becky Robinson MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Before going to vet school I studied agriculture and animal science at Harper Adams, then went on to fulfil my life long ambition to train as a Veterinary Surgeon at the Royal Veterinary College in London.

I have spent my first three years in practice as a mixed vet and have recently decided to specialise in small animal practice.  In particular, I have a strong interest in the emergency and critical care of small animals and I am incredibly excited to join the night vet team at Vets4Pets York.

In my spare time, I have my hands full with my three dogs - otter, kipper and ghillie; two guinea pigs and ferret. My partner and I are busy DIYing our first home together.



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Jody Lam MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I’m Jody Lam and after almost a year of regular locum days at Turner Close I have decided to officially join the lovely team of staff here. I appreciate so much that everyone here works hard and consistently strives to do their best for our patients within a fun and supportive environment.

I graduated from Cambridge University in 2003 and have had a really interesting and varied career so far. I have worked solely in small animal practice since 2013 including at another Vets4Pets in Liverpool. I was brought up near Pickering and was delighted to move back to the area in 2015; my husband is adapting to life in Yorkshire pretty well. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary work, including consulting and surgery. I became interested in acupuncture for animals when I tried it on my elderly Labrador Lucy-dog and was amazed by the results. I did the introductory course with the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists in 2013 and have treated many animals since. Initially these were just for lameness and arthritis but as I see the systemic effects of this treatment I am keen to expand into treating other cases. In line with this approach of working alongside traditional veterinary treatments I have become interested in bee and aloe vera products and how they too can benefit the health of our patients.

I have 2 young children aged 2 and 5 so life is pretty full. We have 2 dogs, a cat, a horse and have just acquired a guinea pig and some pond fish with our new house! In my spare time I enjoy walking the dogs and/or riding my horse in our beautiful countryside and I also do yoga whenever I get the chance.



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Helen Mackinder

Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Helen and I graduated from Liverpool University in 2005. After starting out in mixed practice I have concentrated on small animal work for the last 9 years. I enjoy all aspects of my job but have developed a particular interest in emergency and critical care medicine and surgery and I am very pleased to be joining the dedicated night team here at York Vets4Pets.

Outside work I enjoy swimming, and walking our Springer Spaniels, Peggy and Mabel, with my husband Joe and our 2 young children. We also have a fabulous cat called Freddie, who has been a veterinary challenge all his life!



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Erin Lyall

Veterinary Surgeon

Hello! My name is Erin and I have recently graduated from the University of Glasgow – my home town. It has been my lifetime ambition to become a Veterinary Surgeon, and I am sure my friends and family will vouch for this, having seen me own a menagerie of pets from the tender age of 3, including hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits and dogs! I’m extremely passionate about small animal medicine and surgery and I am hugely looking forward to the challenges the profession presents.

Having only just moved to York, I have recently spent a fair bit of time exploring and familiarising myself with the area. I think it is a really beautiful city and am very much looking forward to learning more about it – if you have any recommendations they are more than welcome! I also enjoy visiting home and spending time in the great outdoors walking my two gorgeous Labradors Mia and Orla who don’t really care whether its hail, rain or shine. I have a keen interest in travelling and have visited some wonderful places such as India, Singapore, Italy, Bali, Hong Kong and Iceland. I am very excited to be joining Helen and the rest of the team and look forward to meeting you and your pets.



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Rebecca Fletcher

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi my name is Becky!

I grew up in Yorkshire, not far from Herriot country, which is where my love for animals began. Shortly after graduating from Liverpool university, I travelled and worked in Australia, but my love for Yorkshire soon pulled me back and I returned to my home town of York!

I joined Vets4Pets in 2016 as I have a love for small animal medicine and I am particularly interested in emergency critical care. When not at work, I'm a bit of an adrenaline junkies, my passions are surfing, skiing and mountain biking. I'd love to be able to kite surfing but I'm not very good at it ....... (Yet) I also have a cat called jasmine, who I rescued in 2015, she's quite a little diva ....!


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Katie Todd

Clinical Manager/Head Veterinary Nurse

My name is Katie Todd and I am head nurse at the York Vets4Pets I began my ‘veterinary nursing journey’ in 2000 when I began my studies at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Three years later I qualified as a vet nurse and then gained my degree in 2004. Since then I have been working as a vet nurse for the same practice and have gained experience in all areas of the role including medical and surgical nursing, anaesthesia and nurse clinics.

I am also involved in the training of student vet nurses and I am the practices clinical coach. I enjoy all aspects of my job really and feel privileged to be involved in the care and treatment of people’s pets. I know first hand how important our animals are to us and always aim to look after my patients to the best of my ability and in a way I would want my own pets to be treated.

At home, I have a wonderful 11 year old Border Collie, ‘Jura’, a crazy little cat called ‘Kitkat’ and lots of pretty tropical fish. I also share my home with my partner and beautiful little boy who is three and a half years old and keeps me very busy when I am not at work!



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Claire Todd

Deputy Head Nurse

Hi, I’m Claire, and I have qualified as a Veterinary Nurse at Myerscough College. For the next 2 years I am going to be studying for my honours degree, which I am looking forward too. 

I have wanted to work with animals for as long as I can remember, and now I feel lucky to be able to work helping people and their pets. I am very excited to start working with Helen and the team again. 

I have recently moved to York with my Border Collie, Holly from Cumbria and we both are loving City life. I enjoying going on long walks with Holly, and anything arty and watching and playing sports.


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Sheryl Wheldrick

Veterinary Nurse

My name is Sheryl and I have worked in practice for 10 years, having been qualified for 5 years. I have always been animal mad, and have quite a managerie of animals at home. These include my two cats called Loki and Belle, a snake called Caspian, a rabbit called Blue and two fish called Rascal and Daphne.

My favourite animals are cats, however, I am still very much a dog person and would love to have a Husky. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family - both the human and furry members! I also love spending time at the seaside and taking my children to the park to play on their bikes and scooters.



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Chloe Butterill

Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I am Chloe and I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2017 at The College of Animal Welfare. I have always had a passion for animals and thoroughly enjoy all aspects my work especially surgical nursing and rabbits. I am excited to have joined Helen and the team here at Vets4Pets and am looking forward to our future as one big happy team.

My time around animals does not stop when I leave work, me and my partner have an amazing fur family at home, including cats, rabbits, a dog and a not so furry snake. I love country walks and all things elephant.Helen and the team here.


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Stephanie Brough

Veterinary Nurse

Having always loved animals I was able to follow a career in veterinary nursing in 2010 when given a student position at a practice in Malton. I love my job and having had time off to become a mum I'm excited to be coming back into practice and to be working with the vets for pets team in York.

I have two jack Russells and two dachshunds as well as a pony to keep me busy in my spare time as well as been a proud mummy of a one year boy.



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Jenny Curry

Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a veterinary nurse from Askham Bryan College in 2011 and I'm excited to be working at Vets4Pets.

I enjoy all aspects of nursing, but particularly enjoy the medical side of things & nursing patients during their treatment / recovery. I also like being able to interact with pets & their owners during nurse clinics.The job can be both physically & emotionally demanding at times, but I love what I do & couldn't imagine doing anything else.

At home, I have the crazy ginger Lab, Frank and a cat called Peggy!


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Carriss Allan

Veterinary Nurse

From the age of about 4 I knew I wanted to work in a vets. I later realised I had a passion for nursing.

After 3 years of study I qualified in 2010 with a foundation degree in veterinary nursing. Since then I progressed and took on the role as head nurse. I am now delighted to be joining the Vets4Pets team and become one of their dedicated night team. Allowing me to enhance my emergency and critical care skills which I have a passion for as well as all other nursing duties. When I'm not at work I enjoy riding my horse Pubert and spending quality time with my partner Robin and our cat Smokey and our crazy beagles Bonnie and Burnie!


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Nicole Hartley

Registered Veterinary Nurse

My name is Nicole and I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse from Harper Adams University in 2013. I spent my first year in the small animal and exotics practice that I had carried out my nurse training at, before completing a year for an out of hours and emergency vet's.

I have been a long-term locum for Helen since I went self employed in November and have now taken on a permanent role as I enjoy it so much, I get to do a variety of days and nights also which keeps it interesting! Outside of work I have a young black Labrador and also an elderly blind collie that I am fostering from the RSPCA so I am kept busy! I enjoy visiting new places and taking the dogs on long country walks, as well as socialising with friends and family.


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Shauna Parkin

Registered Veterinary Nurse

My name is Shauna, I have very recently joined the wonderful team at Vets4Pets as a Veterinary Nurse. I have always had a strong passion for veterinary medicine and after completing time as a work experience student I realised a career in veterinary nursing was for me. I studied at Myerscough College for three years having completed a degree and graduated in July 2016.

I have a well rounded interest in all aspects of veterinary nursing but a strong passion for anaesthesia, medical and surgical nursing and emergency and critical care cases. In the future I would love to further my knowledge and gain certificates in these areas.

At home I have what feels occasionally like a small zoo who are all named after Disney characters. I have a slight obsession with Cavalier King Charles Spaniels having two at home (Jess and Scamp) and I aim in the future to have one of each colour. I also have two beautiful long-haired cats (Woody and Minnie) who are each other's double, and a tiny horsefield tortoise (Rex).

I am a very sociable person; outside of work I love to spend time with my family and friends, go on country walks with my two dogs and trying to keep as active as possible in the gym or swimming.


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Elly Passeri-Jones

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2016 after completing my training at Nottingham Trent University. I am excited for the opportunity to join Helen and the team at York Vets4Pets!

I love living in the gorgeous city of York with my lovely Husband and our crazy cat Pop’s. I enjoy all aspects of nursing but my favourite part is consulting and nursing hospitalised patients.

I am incredibly passionate and proud to call myself an RVN and feel very lucky that I get to spend my working life with many wonderful animals.’


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Laura Hagston

Registered Veterinary Nurse

My name is Laura Hagston and I graduated from Harper Adams University in September 2016 with a first class, Bsc (Hons) degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management. I was also awarded Student Veterinary Nurse of the year 2016. I completed my practical training in a small animal veterinary hospital in North East Lincolnshire and spent almost 18 months working in a mixed practice in East Yorkshire once qualified.

I love all aspects of veterinary nursing, but I most enjoy inpatient care, intensive care nursing and supporting patients suffering with osteo-arthritis. I currently live in Market Weighton with a very energetic and head-strong, 9 year old patter-jack called Pippa.

Outside work I enjoy baking, going to fitness classes and taking Pippa to her favourite place, Bridlington South Beach. I also love exploring new places, both in the UK and abroad.


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Cammi Brown-Nolan

Student Veterinary Nurse

Hi my names Cammi, I’m a student veterinary nurse at York vets4pets. I’m in my first year of the Bsc hons course with Middlesex university which is linked with college of animal welfare. I have two cats called Tilly and Nala and I share a horse called Gally.

In my spare time I enjoy riding my horse and taking her to competitions. I have always had a love for animals and knew I wanted to work in the veterinary field from a young age.


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Karolina Szczecina

Student Veterinary Nurse

Hello, my name is Karolina and I am a second year Student Veterinary Nurse at the College of Animal Welfare in Leeds. I have educational background and experience mainly with horses, but I love small furry animals, especially wildlife and exotics. I enjoy all aspect of veterinary nursing and I am looking forward to joining the team at Vet4Pets in York.

When I am not at work I love spending time with my family and friends. I have two gorgeous, little boys and dog called Lilly. I also like swimming and hiking however, when the weather is bad I enjoy watching movies and reading books.

 

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Amy Dennis

Student Veterinary Nurse

My name is Amy and I joined the Vets4Pets team in September 2015 as a Veterinary Care Assistant. I have a degree in Psychology and hope to study Veterinary Nursing in the near future. I have two beautiful cats (one fluffy ginger and one white and grey) and I have two cheeky hamsters. Outside of work I love spending time outdoors and exploring new places. I especially love learning about history and archaeology.

I'm looking forward to meeting you all!


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Lucy Booth

Student Veterinary Nurse

My name is Lucy, I’m a Student Veterinary nurse. I am going into my 2nd year of the Bsc hons degree course with Middlesex university linked with the College of Animal Welfare in Leeds. At home I have a Golden Retriever called Sol and a Cocker Spaniel called Jake, as well as a guinea pig called Bruno. I have always had a passion for animals and knew from a young age i wanted to work in the veterinary industry.

 

In my spare time I enjoy baking, spending time with family and friends and exploring new places.

 

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Kate Young

Client Account Manager

Hi, my name is Kate and I am the client account manager at Vets4Pets York. I joined the Vets4Pets York team in December 2014 as a receptionist and have worked in the veterinary industry since 2001.

I live with my partner, son and three dogs, Albert the Bulldog, Norman the Labrador and Roxy my little mixed breed, plus two guinea pigs called Vinnie and Pedro. My spare time is usually spent with my family, walking my dogs or attempting to keep fit down the gym!

 


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Annika Lindberg

Client Care Manager

Hi, I'm Annika. I have been with the practice since we opened and have very much enjoyed sharing the journey of growth with my colleagues and clients here at Vets4Pets York. I have a degree in Business Management as well as a post grad diploma in Counselling, both of which I can draw on in my role as Client Care Manager. I love chatting to our clients in the waiting room as well as meeting all the lovely pets. Being a pet owner myself, as well as previously working as Deputy Manager at Pets at Home, I feel I have a good understanding of the ups and downs of pet ownership.

Originally I come from Sweden but now live in Haxby here in York. My household consist of my two beautiful daughters, two crazy dogs (Marley and George) and one cat (Maja) who of course rules the house! In my spare time I love walking in the forest with the dogs. I also enjoy mindfulness and meditation as well as exploring and finding new paths.

As a reception team we strive to offer excellent customer service and I very much look forward to welcoming you and your pets into our lovely practice.

 


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Ruby

Veterinary Care Assistant

My name is Ruby, I’m a Veterinary Care Assistant here at Vets4Pets York. I started working here at the beginning of June 2017. I hope in the future to progress onto Veterinary Nursing.

Outside of work I spend my time looking after all of my pets, i currently own a herd of 30 guinea pigs (which the majority are rescued) as well as 3 rabbits and a 1 cat plus a few other small furries! I’m very passionate about working and caring for animals! I really enjoy working alongside the team here at Vets4Pets! I look forward to getting to meet you and your pets!



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Steph Keech

Veterinary Care Assistant

Hi, my name is Steph and I joined the Vets4Pets York team in September 2014 as a Vet Care Assistant! I studied Foundation Degree Animal Management at Askham Bryan collage, and I also work part time at Pets At Home.

I live with my partner Daniel, in our house of animals! We have several birds, including a Hahns Macaw called Micah, a Senegal Parrot called “Mr. Senegal” a selection of Cockatiels and an evil Budgie who is the boss of them all! I also have 4 Chinchillas: Leo & Phoebe, Tyrion who only has 3 legs, and Lilly.


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Debs Smith

Veterinary Care Assistant

Hi my name is Deb and I joined the team at Vets4pets York as a veterinary care assistant in March 2017.

 

In the picture with me is my fur baby called Boston who is a 16 month old Weimaraner, he demonstrates your never too big for a cuddle.

 

I grew up on a farm in North Yorkshire getting stuck in helping my Dad from an early age and there started my love for animals no matter how big or small. I look forward to meeting you and your pets in the future.




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Sarah Lee

Veterinary Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Sarah and I am 20 years old. I am a veterinary care assistant. I have dreamt of working with animals and caring for them for as long as I can remember. Animals have always been a major part of my life. At home we have 8 dogs, two canaries, and a parrot called Kes. It wasn’t a plan to have so many dogs, but they just seem to find us and never leave!

My personal favourite of all the animals is a Springer spaniel named Misty who at 14 years of age is now a very old lady; I first got her when she was three years old. I attended Askham Bryan College in York and I am really looking forward to the new opportunity of being part of the Vets 4 Pets team.

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Paul Ashworth

Ambulance Driver

My name is Paul, 52 years old.  Recently left life on the ocean for a more sedate pace!

Love animals and really looking forward to working at vets4pets.  We have the privilege of our 3 dogs letting us live in their house with them!


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Frances Ireland

Receptionist

My name is Frances and I am one of the receptionists here at Vets4Pets York. I am originally from the Midlands and moved up to York in 2013 to study Environmental Science at the University of York where I met my partner. When I graduated I worked as an Environmental Consultant, although it wasn't long before I realised how much I wanted to work with animals instead!

After working as a receptionist in an emergency vets in Coventry, I missed living in York so much that I decided to move back and now I'm very excited to join the Vets4Pets York team. I now live with my partner in the city, where in my spare time I enjoy playing guitar, watching live music and going for walks round the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

My future ambition is to train to be a Registered Veterinary Nurse, so I am always reading and learning about anything veterinary-related! In the photo is Ruby, who is my family's dog - she is so affectionate and is such a character!"


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Ed Liddament

Receptionist

My name is Ed and I joined the Vets4Pets team in December 2016. I'm originally from Sheffield where I grew up in a house that always has at least 2 cats living there. I moved to York 10 years ago with my partner Amy and after 3 moves we finally found a house where we could have pets! We settled on a pair of Degu's called Reggae and Forest who celebrated their 5th birthday this year. I have a strong background in retail and I'm a computer gamer in my spare time making me fairly tech savvy. I look forward to meeting you and your pets in the future!