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Vets4Pets Carlisle

Meet the Carlisle Vet Team

Lisa Kerr Carlisle JVP

Lisa Kerr        

Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Lisa and I am the owner and Veterinary surgeon at Vets4Pets in Carlisle. I have wanted to be a vet as long as I can remember. It has been a lifelong dream of mine, nothing else was ever considered. I qualified as a vet from the Edinburgh Vet School in 2006 and I worked in mixed practice initially before moving on to work in an extremely busy small animal charity hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne for over 3 years. I wanted to open my practice in Carlisle as I love living in the area and we strive to offer a friendly, professional service with exceptional standards of care, to treat every pet as if it were our own. I love my job, it is my hobby not just my work and it always has and always will be an important part of my life. 

Outside of work socialising with friends and family is always high on the agenda, walking with my husband and dogs, keeping fit, playing and watching rugby and being at home with all my animals.

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Steph Nixon        

Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Steph and I joined the team at Carlisle Vets4Pets in July 2017. I qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2011 and have worked in mixed practice both in Co Durham and Cumbria until January 2017 where I made the move into entirely small animal practice. My primary interests are in medicine and ultrasonography and I am enjoying working as part of an enthusiastic, progressive team where gold-standard care is considered the norm.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as getting out for walks with our spaniel and cuddling up in front of the fire with my cats.

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Customer Services Manager

My name is Rebecca. I have been with the team at Carlisle Vets4Pets since we opened in 2013. I started as a receptionist and am now the full time Customer Services Manager for the practice. I have worked in Veterinary practice since I was 16 obtaining a vast amount of experience. I am currently working towards getting my SQP qualification. I love working with the team here. I am proud to be part of a practice that prides itself in offering outstanding customer service. 

Outside of work I like spending time with family and friends and going to the gym. I also enjoy walks with my dog Molly and cuddles with my cat and 2 guinea pigs.

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Registered Veterinary Nurse

Currently on maternity leave

My name is Catherine I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse at Carlisle Vets4 Pets. I have been a nurse since 2006 after completing my BSc Honours degree in Veterinary Nursing at Myerscough College. Since qualifying I have worked in both mixed and referral veterinary practices. I have also worked for Askham Bryan College at Newton Rigg College teaching Veterinary Nursing. In January 2016 I started working full time at Carlisle Vets4Pets and I have enjoyed getting to know the team. My days involve conducting nurse clinics, caring for our patients in the hospital, monitoring anaesthetics and being clinical coach for our student nurse Lottie. I also run the puppy parties, complete all the insurance forms and manage all the stock levels in the hospital. Outside of work I enjoy exploring new places in our campervan and walking our three dogs in the Lake District.

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Registered veterinary nurse

My name is Bex. I joined Carlisle Vets4Pets in July 2017 as cover for Catherine whilst she is on maternity leave. I qualified in July 2014. I enjoy all aspects of my job but in particular medical nursing, intensive care and consults; meeting the clients and their pets.

Outside of work I enjoy exploring the lakes with my 2 spaniels, the gym, running and travelling.

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Registered veterinary nurse

My name is Lauren and I’ve worked at Vets4Pets Carlisle since December 2016. I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in July 2016 with a Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing from Myerscough College, I am currently studying to top-up my degree to a full BSc degree. I really enjoy being a veterinary nurse helping monitor anaesthetics and assisting during surgery, conducting nurse clinics, caring for in-patients, helping maintain stock throughout the hospital and running puppy socialisation classes here at the practice; I have a keen interest in dog behaviour. In my spare time I enjoy walking with my Beagle ‘Casper’ and taking part in various activities with my local Young Farmers Club. I look forward to meeting you all and your lovely pets!

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My name is Catriona. I'm one of the receptionists at Vets4Pets Carlisle and have been working here since March 2017. I've wanted to work with animals for as long as I can remember. I graduated with a degree in Zoology from the University of Liverpool in 2015 and have been pursuing a career in animal care ever since. My favourite part of the job is helping to keep pets (and their owners) happy and healthy. I love getting to know all of our clients and working with a such fantastic team!

Outside of work my free time is spent exploring the Lake District with friends and my two basset hounds, Maisie and Matilda.