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Vets4Pets Cramlington

Meet the Cramlington Vet Team

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Dr Colin Skinner BVSc MRCVS

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

Colin graduated from Pretoria University in South Africa and has spent 38 years in practice, becoming partner here in 2008. He has built up a wealth of international veterinary experience having worked in South Africa in his own practice and across the UK in both small animal and mixed practices. He returned to Newcastle having worked here as a Temporary Veterinary Inspector in 2001/2 on Foot and Mouth diagnoses and control and subsequent farm re-stocking programmes. Colin's specialities include surgery, including orthopaedics. In his spare time he enjoys computing and photography.


Giacomo Piergentili MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Giacomo joined us in May 2018 after qualifying the previous year from University in Florence. He is interested in various aspects of surgery and medicine. In his spare time he enjoys playing the guitar, cooking Italian food and playing tennis.

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Emma Foxall RVN

Head Veterinary Nurse

Emma has been nursing since 2001, qualifying in 2007, and joined us in 2010, becoming our Head Nurse in 2011. She has an interest in dog behaviour & training, and presents Canine First Aid courses as well as organising our Community Vet of Choice activities. She also has an interest and role in the management side of the practice. At home she lives with a menagerie of dogs, cats, rabbits, and even a pair of Giant African Landsnails. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, reading and cinema.


Emily Henderson

Nursing Assistant

We welcome Emily back to the surgery after 3 years away. Emily qualified as a nurse in Australia and loves the rewarding nature of the Vet Nursing role. She has particular interests in Radiography and Dentistry. Emily is fluent in sign language and loves to help everyone, clients and colleagues alike.

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Emma Thompson RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Emma has been nursing since 2006 and joined us in 2012. At home she has a Labrador called Bron and a cat called Leon. Outside of work she enjoys baking, gardening and tending her allotment.

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Amy Emery RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Amy has been nursing since 2001, and joined us in 2015. She especially enjoys assisting with surgery and radiography. Amy also really enjoys nurse clinics and meeting all the patients and their families. At home she has a terrier called Millie. Outside of work she enjoys going for walks and picnics, and playing her fiddle in a Ceilidh Band.

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Victoria Penaluna RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Vicki joined us here at Cramlington in March 2017. She began her nursing career in 2001 becoming qualified in 2007. Vicki enjoys most aspects of nursing but has interests in patient care, radiography and rabbits; she has achieved a Certificate in Nursing of Exotic Species. At home Vicki lives with her dog Betty and enjoys dog grooming, art and photography.

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Sue Emmerton

Student Veterinary Nurse

Sue joined us at Cramlington in 2014. She has a particular interest in animal dentistry and holds a SQP qualification. Outside of work she enjoys trips with the family and fundraising for several charities.

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Jude Bell

Client Service Manager

Jude joined the team in January 2013. She previously ran a home boarding business for dogs. At home she has a lurcher called Finn. Outside of work she enjoys playing tennis, going to the gym, reading, cycling and walking.

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Gemma Naylor


Gemma joined us as a Receptionist in 2010 after volunteering with us previously. She has a BTEC Diploma in Animal Care, a National Diploma in Animal Management and is qualified as an SQP. She has a dog called Jet and a cat called Samara. Outside of work she enjoys going out with friends, spending time with family and taking her dog for long walks.



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