It’s friendly faces all round at Queens Park Veterinary Surgery and most of the team have been here for a while! We know that our clients like to have continuity in their veterinary care and see the same vet or nurse at every visit. You will often see Frank, Stuart’s dog, on reception too. He has to earn his keep. Our Meet The Team page shows you who makes up our team and gives you some background on each of us, including our qualifications and a chance to take a peek at our own pets. You can see in advance who your pet will be seeing so you will recognise us when you come in.
We have a nice professional bunch of people who work here to make up our team, and they are all keen to make your visit to our Practice as pleasant as possible. Our team of nurses split themselves between reception and behind the scenes, so you will always get the best advice when you call in or telephone the surgery. Our vets are approachable and thorough, and take your concerns about your pet seriously. We have gotten to know many of our clients very well over the years and we understand how important it is for you to trust us with your much loved pets.
If you require any further information on any of our staff, including the visiting cardiologist Chris Fellows or Margaret Cameron, who performs veterinary acupuncture, please do not hesitate to ask.
We sometimes have vacancies available for either vets, nurses or support staff, so if you are interested in working for us please get in touch with Nikki on 01204 525066 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Veterinary Surgeon
I qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 1997 and have worked in several parts of the UK since then, both in branch practice as the sole vet and in larger vet practices. I ended up in Durham in 2001 where I met both Lisa and Richard. Myself and Lisa decided to buy Queens Park Veterinary Surgery in 2006, after looking at Practices in other areas, because of its location and client base. I enjoy being a ‘GP’ vet due to the varied nature of the job, and have a keen interest in preventative medicine and soft tissue surgery. It is important to me that our clients understand what is available for their pet in terms of veterinary care, and our Practice aims are to be transparent so you, our client, know exactly what and why we recommend a particular course of treatment for your family pet.
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Richard is our regular locum vet, and will be here as required. Stuart and Richard worked together for several years whilst in Durham.
His main job is as the Senior Veterinary Surgeon at the emergency provider Vets-Now in Middlesbrough, where his main interests are emergency medicine and surgery and orthopaedic surgery.
Chris is our visiting cardiologist, who attends on an as need basis, but approximately once per month
Margaret visits the practice to provide acupuncture services as required.
I started working for Lisa and Stuart in July 2010, initially looking after their daughter, Isobel, who was 1 at the time. Since then, I have moved into an administration role in the practice, which I really enjoy. At the moment you will often see me on reception, however I still try and split my time between admin tasks in the office, and playing twister and ‘vet kits’ with Isobel! My favourite thing about working at QPVS is building relationships with clients and their pets – I definitely have my favourite ‘regular’ clients! I also think we have a fantastic close team who really will treat your pets like their own.
When I’m not at work, I spend my time studying for a Maths degree, and looking after my 2 rescue rabbits Sheldon and Bernadette. On a Sunday morning you can usually find me in Rivi tea rooms having a bacon roll after a long hike!
Veterinary Nursing Assistant
I started working at Queens Park in October 2016 after a short stop working at E.ON. Before this I worked at the PDSA animal hospital for 7 years as a Nursing Assistant.
We have a great team here at Queens Park and I am so happy to be back with the animals. Each day I look forward to seeing new faces in the practice as well as regular clients. I will be the one chatting to you about anything over reception and fussing over your fluffy friends before they go in to see the vet.
I have a cat called Blue who has a habit of wrapping himself around my legs when trying to walk upstairs and plays knock a door run on my bedroom door in the early hours.
Outside of work I love running and triathlon; you may see me taking part in Bolton Ironman so give me a wave and a cheer as I run down Chorley New Road!
Heather is our lovely new Groomer!
Student Veterinary Nurse
Shannon is a Student Veterinary Nurse who will be shadowing our team during the first few months of 2017 whilst she is studying for her degree in Veterinary Nursing.