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Meet the Beverley Vet Team

Mary Bridge JVP Veterinary Surgeon Beverley

Mary Bridge

Veterinary Surgeon and Partner

I decided to be a vet at age 10. The only career needing A-levels, which my parents said I had to do, in the book "Careers with Horses" was that of veterinary surgeons. Over time the desire to work with horses has lessened but the idea of being a vet has never changed.

Having attended Beverley High School for girls and then Hull College of Further Education. I also attended the Royal Veterinary College in London were I graduated in 1989, so I have been qualified for 24 years.

My first job was in a large mixed practice based in Nottingham. I spent 6 years there before leaving to take a second degree at the University of Nottingham. To fund this I started doing locum work, which took me to some interesting places, including Guernsey and Alderney. I graduated in 1998 with a 2:1 in English studies and continued to locum until 2000 when I moved back to the Beverley area. I then worked for one of the local practices in Beverley, again doing mixed work. This included regular trips to the greyhound racing as track vet for the night and covered the Foot and Mouth epidemic in 2001 when I acted as a TVI.

In 2002 the urge to be my own boss sent me back to the world of locums. It has taken longer than I thought it would but I'm nearly there! Over the past 11 years I have worked for a large range of practices which has given me a very wide range of experiences to draw on.

I am now looking forward to the challenge of putting those experiences into practice.



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Sarah Blackburn BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I have been a vet for 20 years after graduating in 1997 from Liverpool.

During the last 10 years, I worked for the PDSA. I have gained extensive surgery skills, especially in emergency due to the nature of my work.

I am married, with a 6 year old son and I have four dogs, one cat and some chickens! I also have two horses called Isla and Pumpkin and in my spare time I enjoy horse riding.



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Katy Pyle

Registered Veterinary Nurse

My name is Katy Pyle and I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse at Vets4Pets Beverley. I completed my veterinary nursing qualification in June 2014 but have worked in veterinary practices for the last 9 years.

I enjoy all aspects of veterinary nursing but have a particular interest in laboratory diagnostic procedures, emergency care and anaesthetic monitoring. I am also very excited to be holding my own nursing clinics where I hope to be able to meet and help many pets and owners.

I currently own two Yorkshire Terriers and a cat.



JoCaukwell RVN Vets4Pets Beverley

Jo Caukwell

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hello, I am Jo and I have always grown up with pets mainly horses and dogs. I started my veterinary career as an equine nurse and later moved into mixed practice and qualified.

I enjoy all aspects of my nursing role and have to wear many hats! I am very lucky to have worked in many different practices including hospitals, referral, orthopaedics, emergency and critical care practices both permanently and as a locum. This has been very interesting and I have learned so much from this 'hands on' experience.

However, it is nice to be back home in Beverley and starting a new venture.



Ellsie Brown SVN Vets4Pets Beverley

Ellise Brown

Veterinary Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Ellise and I am a Veterinary Care Assistant at Beverley Vets4Pets. My job involves a variety of things including both assisting the nursing staff and helping with reception.

I have always wanted to work with animals and enjoy all aspects of animal care. I have a passion for horses and have been riding since the age of 6. At home I have my cat Trevor, dog Vincent and a horse Ronald.

I feel very lucky to be working at Vets4Pets with such a friendly and supportive team.



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Zofia Thompson

Student Veterinary Nurse

Hello, my name is Zofia Thompson and I am a student veterinary nurse studying a degree at Askham Bryan College. I am currently in my second year studying small animal, equine, livestock and exotics to gain as much experience as possible.

I have a lot of experience with animals as I have been based around them all my life and I have always wanted to have a career with them.

I feel so lucky to be with such an amazing and supportive team to gain experience in the years to come. Once qualified I would like to work around the world with different species.



LesleyArmitage Receptionist Vets4Pets Beverley

Lesley Armitage


Hi, my name's Lesley and I'm one of the receptionist here at Beverley.

I have always had a real passion for animals and my parents were very kind and allowed us a variety of pets during our childhood.

I'm the only one in the team without any veterinary experience. However, Mary thankfully gave me the opportunity to work here and everyone is very kind and offers me a lot of help and advice. My knowledge is increasing by the day!!



SueFenner Receptionist Vets4Pets Beverley

Sue Fenner


Hi, my name is Sue and I am a member of the reception team at Vets4Pets Beverley.

I have spent all my working life (with the exception of a career break to have my family) working at a number of vets. I started as a trainee nurse but now find I enjoy the reception side of the job. It is nice to chat to the clients and have a cuddle with all the pets that come in.

I have four cats, a Belgian cross German Shepherd and a baby German Shepherd, all of which keep me very busy when I am not here.



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Susan Pape


Hi, my name is Sue and I am part of the reception team here at Beverley.

I have cared for my own pets from a young age and currently have two dogs and a cat. I can’t imagine life without them!

After spending a year volunteering at a local dog rescue, I have welcomed the opportunity to become part of the fantastic team here, helping other people care for their pets.