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Vets4Pets North Tyneside

Meet the North Tyneside Vet Team

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Frances Gray

Veterinary Surgeon & JVP

Vets4Pets North Tyneside opened in 2010 following my desire to set up a working environment where the team really felt valued and respected.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer tailor made working arrangements to suit each individual’s needs and provide a balance between work and home life.


Dr Rachael EJ Naylor

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from Edinburgh University, studying at the same time as Frances (although I was a couple of years below I hasten to add - sorry Frances). 

I have worked in a variety of different practices in various parts of the country, following my husband’s career. This involved treating all “creatures great and small,” ranging from tiny hamsters to bull weighing over a tonne. 

I have 5 dogs and a horse (if my daughter lets me ride him!).




Dimtra Tsomidou

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi I’m Demi. 2 years ago I moved to the UK from Greece to continue my career as a Veterinary Surgeon. Newcastle was my first choice to start my adventure in the UK and I have been loving it ever since. I qualified in 2016 and since then I have dedicated my time to ensure the upmost care for all my patients and I strive to be the best Veterinary Surgeon I can be. 

While I was in Greece I spent a lot of time volunteering to neuter and treat the stray animal population; this was very rewarding and how I ended up with my two boys Khal and Ivan which I rescued from the streets of Greece. My favourite thing to do is go to the beach with them where we can all race to the water and see who swims faster.... they always win!! 

I joined the team in October 2018 and I am extremely excited to be working at North Tyneside Vets4Pets. I am thrilled to have been welcomed into their work family and look forward to building memories together.

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Simon Allan

Practice Manager

My name is Simon I am the Practice Manager at both North Tyneside and Morpeth vets4pets. I have a keen interest in business and performance management with a track record dealing with large teams & organisations.

I am lucky to live in Northumberland and appreciate the beautiful surroundings that we have here. We love our animals from dogs, cats, horses and our ladies the chickens who provide fresh eggs daily.

My interests over the years has been property development, golfing and motorbikes. We have a fantastic team at our practices who care passionately about the job they do and I am very proud to be part of that.




Charlotte Johnson

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I joined the North Tyneside Vets4Pets team back in May 2018, and really enjoy all aspects of my job. From a young age I have always had a love for animals, working on farms and owning horses. I graduated with my BSc (Hons) degree in 2016, and since have worked in a busy referral hospital, gaining experience and skills along the way. I am also a Clinical Coach, where I help train up the new generation of RVNs.

I own three very naughty dogs, Oscar (Sprocker Spaniel), Rosie (German Shorthaired Pointer) and Lexi (Golden Retriever), who are always getting into trouble, and eating things they shouldn't! I also love canine behaviour and do agility with my Spaniel and GSP. I have always had a passion for medicine and emergency and critical care nursing. I am currently working towards my Advanced Nursing Diploma which I aim to qualify in January 2020. I love forward to meeting you and your furry friends at North Tyneside Vets4Pets.

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Samantha Palmer

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I am a Veterinary Nurse that has two naughty cats, Rainie and Darcie and two rescue guinea pigs Carlos and Julio.

In my spare time I love nothing more than spending time with my little horrors.

I have always had a passion for animals and caring for them and was overwhelmed when I began my career in nursing. I love the new challenges working at North Tyneside brings every day and spending time with such an amazing team!



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Rosie Balasingam

Registered Veterinary Nurse

My co-workers and I are incredibly passionate about caring for our patients.

I decided to get into nursing after completing a Zoology BSc Hons; I loved learning animal biology but soon realised my greatest passion was working with and helping animals. So I took a leap onto a new career path and never looked back!

I have sleepy whippet called Ralph and two cats called Sheldon and Cooper. Sheldon also has several pet fish that he's extremely fond of.

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Angela Storey

Registered Veterinary Nurse

My love for animals began at a very early age, I was raised on the family farm and never too far away from the sheep, dogs and cats.

After leaving school at 16 I began my VN training and qualified in 1995. Over the last 20 years I have worked in several areas of the veterinary sector increasing my knowledge and skills along the way.

I am very proud to have joined Frances, Simon and the rest of the team at Vets4Pets and look forward to meeting you and your pets in the future.




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Ellie Carcamo

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I have recently moved back to the area with my husband and son after working in a veterinary practice in the Caribbean. Whilst the sun and blue sea will be a miss, the green grass and Geordie banter brought me home.

My family have ran a cattery in Morpeth for almost 20 years and so I can say I am very comfortable with cats! We lost our dog Storm to the big C in 2012 and he is still a massive loss and irreplaceable.

When not at work I look after my little boy, I also paint pet portraits and when we can, we sneak out to Newcastle to dance salsa.



Simon Nelson

Animal Care Assistant

I recently started my Veterinary Care assistant course seeking a career in animal care after working in a very different field. I have always been passionate about working with animals and I felt it was time for a career change and to pursue my dream job. 

At home I have a very energetic Dachshund cross Patterdale terrier called Harley. She enjoys going for long walks in the Rising Sun country park, chasing a ball and taking in all the exciting smells. I started working at North Tyneside Vets4Pets in September 2018 and feel I have quickly developed many skills. 

I thoroughly enjoy the new experiences I face daily and the constant opportunity to learn. I hope to continue advancing in this role whilst working with an exceptional team!



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Charlie Wall

Animal Care Assistant

Hi my names Charlie and I have just recently started my position as an animal care assistant at Vets4Pets North Tyneside.

On my first week I rescued a kitten and have been hand rearing him ever since. I already have one cat at home and I'm looking forward to welcoming my new kitten Milo into the family and bringing him up.

I love my job at Vets4Pets and can’t wait to start my veterinary nursing training next September. Vets4pets North Tyneside is such a lovely and friendly environment to work in and I'm looking forward to my future here.

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Lauren Jeacock

Animal Care Assistant

Hi I'm Lauren, I have been working here at Vets4Pets for just over a year now, I am now starting my training as a veterinary nurse student.

I have learned so much over this past year and I am really excited to learn so much more and gain even more experience.

At home I have a dog and a cat and in my spare time I enjoy exploring the countryside and new places.



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Susan Scott

Client Care Team

Hi I'm Susan I work on reception and I have been with the practice for 1 year and 4 months now which I have enjoyed every minute. I started volunteering at first for about four months and I now work 32 hours a week.

I love meeting the clients and their pets watching them grow and getting lots of cuddles. I work with a great team and there are never two days the same. This is my pet labrador Charlie who is six now still naughty and a typical lab but wouldn't have him any other way he is loved very much. When I’m not at work I love spending time with my grandchildren who adore Charlie I love going out with him.

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Katie Drinkeld

Client Care Team

I joined the team here at Vets4Pets North Tyneside and Vets4Pets Morpeth in August 2017 alternating between both Practices.

I mainly work on reception and also help out in the back when I can with the aim to become a Veterinary Nurse. I have joined an amazing team who all work well together and love to take care of Pets and their Owners.

At home I have two cats Tinkerbell and Spartacus (The Stalker) and Fly, my lunatic of a Border Collie who never seems to run out of energy. I love walking through the Northumberland Countryside, walks on the beach, travelling when I can and spending time with my family and friends.



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Rachael Johnson

Client Care Team

Hi I’m Rachael, I have worked on reception at the practice since June 2018, alongside my younger sister who is a veterinary nurse at the practice also.

I have always had pets from birds, hamsters, guinea pigs and now I have Frank a very fluffy rescue rabbit and Buddy, who was also rescued. I believe every animal deserves a chance of happiness, and these two are very spoilt.