Pred Prokic
Dr Pred Prokic DVM BVSc MRCVS

Business Development Director

My name is Pred Prokic and I am the Business Development Director for Chantry Vets and West Yorkshire.  I qualified with Veterinary Degrees from both Belgrade and Onderstepoort Universities and later moved to the UK in 2002.  I originally joined Chantry Vets as a partner and then later became sole Director.  Although my role is now less clinical, I still take great pride in the service and care that Chantry Vets provide.  It has been my absolute pleasure to watch the Practice grow and develop over the years.   In my spare time, I enjoy reading history books, nature and travelling. I love all animals, big and small, domestic and wild and am passionate about their wellbeing in all environments.  


Lisa Flood
Dr Lisa Flood MVB (Hons) GPCert SAS, DII PgCertSAS MRCVS

Surgical Director

My name is Lisa Flood and I am the Surgical Director at Chantry Vets.   I graduated with honours from the University College of Dublin in 2007. I have worked at Chantry vets since March 2015 and in that time achieved a GP certificate and Pg Certificate in Small Animal Surgery, plus a GP Certification in in Diagnostic Imaging in May 2018. I am now working towards the Advanced Practitioner qualification. My special interests include orthopaedic and neurosurgery. The caseload at Chantry Vets keeps me very busy, but in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, two dogs and two cats. I travel back to Ireland as often as I can to see my family and friends.


Dr Alasdair McGuire BVMS MRCVS

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Alasdair and I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2016. I work as a Veterinary Surgeon at the Normanton branch. My special interest is Ophthalmology.  I am currently studying towards a GP Certificate in Ophthalmology from Improve International.  I am a member of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and the British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.  I am a qualified Official Veterinarian (OV), so I can assist with Pet Passport and export queries.  In my spare time, I am an avid hill-walker and enjoy weightlifting, as well as playing guitar.


Birgit Nordman
Birgit Nordmann CandVetMed MRCVS

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Birgit, better known as Bridget, and I graduated from LMU, Munich, Germany in 2001.  I have been working as a Veterinary Surgeon in small animal practice in Yorkshire and Lancashire ever since.  I have worked at Chantry Vets since 2014 as a Senior Veterinary Surgeon.  My special interest lies in internal and feline medicine.  I am also a qualified Official Veterinarian (OV) meaning I can assist with Pet Passport and export queries.  I live with my son, our cat Sparkle and my two rescue budgies in Wakefield.  In my leisure time, I enjoy children's activities and at night time a crime novel.


Alejandro Soriano
Dr Alex Soriano Fita DVM MRCVS

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated with a Veterinary Degree from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 2015 and subsequently moved to the UK to do an Erasmus+ placement. I joined Chantry Vets in August 2016. I regularly work at the Alverthorpe Hospital providing care for our in patients.  I am currently studying towards a Certificate in Small Animal Medicine from Improve International. I am also a qualified Official Veterinarian (OV), so I can assist with export and Pet Passport queries.  In my spare time I like photography, cooking, travelling and exploring the Yorkshire countryside with my Partner.


Dr Val Vastano DVM MRCVS GPCert(ExAP)

Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Valeria and I graduated from the University of Pisa in 2015. I work as a Veterinary Surgeon and Certificate Holder in Exotic Animal Medicine at the Ossett branch. I have followed my passion for animal care since I was a teenager, volunteering in Wildlife rescue associations, rescue dog kennels, and later frequenting first opinion practices as an apprentice. I presented my thesis degree to the national congress of the Italian Exotic Animal Veterinary Society and after my graduation, I worked as a Veterinary Surgeon in several small animal practices. Recently I have gained the GP Certification in Exotic Animal Practice and I want to continue my studies to offer the best possible care to my patients. I love Small Animal Medicine in general, and have attended international congresses in order to be updated on the recent advancements in Veterinary Medicine.  I am a full member of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEVM). In my spare time I like to discover the beautiful British countryside by trekking and I’m also learning to play the keyboard to enjoy the cold winter days.    


Dr Beatriz Calvo Panera BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from León University in Spain in 2014.  Shortly afterwards, I moved to the UK where I have been working in small animal practice since.  I have a special interest in feline medicine and diagnostic imaging.  I am currently studying for a GP Certificate in Endoscopy and Endosurgery to further advance my studies.  I have two cats, Anubis and Rocket (both strays rescued at the practice).  In my spare time, I enjoy going out for long walks with my colleagues and friends.


Yolanda Lopez Barroso

Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Yolanda and I graduated from the University of Extremadura, in 2013. From there, I have been working with wildlife and small animals combined. I have a special interest in surgery, I have continued my training with a postgraduate degree in soft tissue surgery and with a general internship in a referral hospital in Spain. I have recently moved to the UK to join the Chantry Vets team. I have two dogs and one rabbit; I love nature so I am looking forward to exploring the rural corners of the area.


Carmen Gonzalo MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Carmen and I graduated from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2017. Shortly afterwards I moved to the UK to do an Erasmus+ externship for three months.  I joined Chantry Vets in July 2018 and I have a special interest in Internal Medicine.  In my spare time, I enjoy playing rugby.  I am learning to play the ukelele and trying to learn samba in a drumming band.


Justyna Mantusz MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Justyna, I graduated from University of Warmia and Mazury in Poland in 2012 and I have been working in the small animal field ever since. I joined Chantry Vets in 2018, when I moved to the UK, together with my partner and our little dog named Fenek. My special interests are internal medicine, ultrasound and clinical pathology. In my spare time I enjoy taking a long trips with my partner and dog, painting and jogging.


Claudia Nicolas MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Claudia, I graduated from University of Complutense de Madrid (Spain) in 2018. I spent one year of my degree on placement in Marcy L´Etoile, Lyon (France), where I had my first contact with veterinary world, after a short period working in Spain in small animals, I decided to explore new places and say goodbye to the good weather to come to England. I completed 6 months’ work experience with Chantry Vets as an intern, during this time they were so welcoming. I couldn´t have been happier when I got the chance to stay with the team as a Veterinary surgeon. I hope to stay with Chantry long-term as I am learning so much from all my colleagues. I´ve always had an interest in medicine and a love for animals, I guess that is why I ended up with a beautiful deaf cat in Spain and two tortoise sisters in England.


Cristian Brinzei

Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Cristian and I graduated with a Veterinary degree from the University of Applied Life Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Iași (Romania) in 2019. I joined Chantry Vets in February 2020. I love all animals, big and small and I want to give them the best care I am capable of. In my spare time I like to swim, take long walks and meet with my friends.


Alvaro Salmoral Lopez

Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Alvaro and I graduated from the veterinary university of Cordoba, Spain in 2018. I began working as a Veterinary Surgeon at a first opinion clinic in Malaga and then I moved to work at the veterinary hospital of the University of Cordoba. I have undertaken work experience in hospitals of reference in Spain to improve my training over the last 12 months while I completed a postgraduate degree in traumatology and neurosurgery in small animals. I joined Chantry vets in February 2020, my areas of interest are orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery. In my free time, I like to partake in athletics, basketball and travel with my partner.


Claire Kellett
Claire Kellett RVN CertVNECC

Staff Nurse

My name is Claire and I am one of the Staff Nurses (Head Nurses) at the Alverthorpe Hospital. I have been in practice since 2002 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2005. I am a Clinical Coach for Nurse training and I have a special interest in Emergency and Critical Care.  I hold a Lvl 2 Certificate in Team Leading and have recently completed my ECC Certificate.  I will then be commencing a Certificate in Infection Control in January 2020.  At home, I have two pet guinea pigs called Wallace and Gromit.  In my spare time, I enjoy going to the gym, baking and crafting.


Megan Everett with Bambi
Megan Everett BSc (Hons) RVN HECVN

Staff Nurse

I graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc in Animal Science and then progressed to studying Veterinary Nursing with the College of Animal Welfare at Potters Bar. I am now working towards the Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing with Myerscough College. I work as a Staff Nurse (Head Nurse) at the Alverthorpe Hospital and I'm particularly interested in medical cases and cat friendly practices; despite being the ultimate dog lover and owning a lovely rescue Lurcher called Bambi.


Michelle Rewcastle with Roxy and Sox
Michelle Rewcastle RVN HECVN

Staff Nurse

I have been in practice since 2005, joined Chantry in 2011 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse through Myerscough College in 2015.  I work at the Alverthorpe Hospital as one of the Staff Nurses (Head Nurses). My main areas of interest are surgical nursing, anaesthesia and critical care nursing. I have completed the BSAVA Merit Award in Surgical Nursing, and I am currently working towards my Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. When I have a day off I enjoy gardening, camping and taking my two Springer Spaniels on long walks.


Michelle Northrop Walker RVN SQP-C CertVNES

Stock Supervisor

My name is Michelle, I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1995.  I hold an SQP-C dispensing qualification and a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species.  I am currently studying towards a top up certificate in the nursing of Zoo Species.  My role at Chantry Vets is as the Stock Supervisor plus overseeing the nursing of the exotic species we see.  At home, I have 3 Tortoises, a Bearded Dragon, a Border Terrier and a collection of Giant African land snails at home. In my spare time, I crochet and knit animals to raise funds for various charities and organisations.


Amy Griffiths FdSc RVN

Senior Medical Nurse

My name is Amy and I am the Senior Medical RVN at our Alverthorpe Hospital. I am very passionate about inpatient care and hold a certificate in wound management. I am currently studying towards an NVQ lvl 2 in Team Leading.  At home I have two crazy Cocker Spaniels, Molly the cat who has reached 20 years of age and I recently acquired a new mischievous kitten named Flo. I love my job and outside of work enjoy shopping and socialising with friends and family.


Elizabeth Hey FdSc RVN

Senior Nurse

My name is Liz and I graduated from Myerscough College in 2015 with a Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing.  I work at the Castleford Church Street branch as a Senior Nurse.  My special interests include Physiotherapy and I hold a BSAVA Merit award in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation.   I am currently studying for my Advanced Diploma in Physiotherapy and I currently hold Physiotherapy clinics at our Castleford and Alverthorpe surgeries.  In my spare time, I enjoy horse riding and walking.  At home, I own a rescued three-legged cat named Tripod and my parents own a farm where my horse lives.


Laura Wood
Laura Wood RVN

Senior Surgical Nurse

I'm Laura, I qualified from the College of Animal Welfare in 2014 as an RVN and I work at the Alverthorpe Hospital.  I am particularly interested in rabbit medicine and welfare and hold a Certificate in Rabbit Nursing.  I am currently studying towards a Certificate in Anaesthesia from Improve International.  Outside of work, I enjoy going to dance lessons and generally being a geek.  At home, I have a house bunny called Victoria and a 3-legged cat called Vincent.


Maria Graham
Maria Graham RVN ISFMCertFN

Senior Nurse

Hi, my name is Maria. I have worked for Chantry Vets for 5 years.  I am a Senior qualified nurse with a keen interest in Feline Medicine. I gained the Certificate in Feline Nursing in 2017 and a Certificate in Team Leading in 2018.  I have 3 cats called Millie, Tilly and Willow Rose.  I am also mum to a 6-year-old boy called Tyler.  Outside of work my interests are walking and photography.  I do landscapes, portraits and weddings.


Lisa Kaye RVN SQP-C

Senior Consult Nurse

Hi, my name is Lisa and I am Senior Consult Nurse at Chantry Vets. I qualified as a RVN in 2003 from the College of Animal Welfare in Leeds.  I hold a Certificate in Rabbit Nursing and I am a qualified dispenser for companion animals (an SQP-C).  I am currently studying towards a Diploma in pet bereavement counselling.  I have two girls that keep me very busy. I also have a few rescue pets, a dog called Penny and two rabbits called Hanni and Misty.


Chelsea O’Donnell RVN

Veterinary Nurse

My name is Chelsea. I joined Chantry Vets in 2015 and started studying at The College of Animal Welfare shortly afterwards, qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse in 2017.  I'm primarily based at the Middleton branch.  I enjoy all aspects of nursing, particularly medical nursing & emergency critical care.  I have two pets; a rescue cat named Dexter, who is very mischievous and a Jack Russell Terrier named Riley.


Amber Saunders

Veterinary Nurse

My name is Amber and I have recently passed my final exams to qualify as a veterinary nurse.  I have worked at Chantry Vets since 2015 and began my Veterinary Nurse training in October 2017.  Prior to joining the Practice, I studied for an NVQ in Equine Studies.   I also hold an NVQ Level 2 in Customer Service.  In my spare time, I enjoy walking Murphy my Cocker Spaniel plus socialising with my friends.


Jacqueline Moore RVN PHC PGCE

Qualified RVN/Night Nurse

Hi I'm Jacq. I have been at Chantry since September 2019 as a dedicated night nurse. I qualified as an RVN in 1998 and have worked in several different types of practice since then including mixed, small animal, zoo, exotics and wildlife. I am also a qualified teacher and have managed the Animal Management and Science departments at a number of colleges. I am currently studying the second year of the Msc in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Nottingham University and hope to qualify soon. In my free time I love music, art and films and spending time with my 2 crazy lurchers Maya & Gabriel.  


Sue Rodgers RVN

Qualified RVN/Night Nurse

My name is Sue, I have been a Veterinary Nurse for nearly 20 years (qualified for nearly 17 years). I work as the night nurse and particularly enjoy inpatient care and emergencies. Most of my spare time is spent running around after my 3 slightly crazy children and I have recently started doing dance classes.


Charlotte Butterfield

Registered Veterinary Nurse

My name is Charlotte, I have recently passed my final practical examinations to qualify as a Veterinary Nurse. I rotate around all 12 branches and do both day and night shifts.  I have a keen interest in medical nursing.   I also hold a lvl 2 and lvl 3 Certificate in Customer Service.  At home I have two cats, a dog and two giant African land snails. In my spare time, I like to travel.


Rebecca Chapman

Veterinary Nurse

I started my career at Chantry Vets in 2014 and I have recently passed my final practical examinations to qualify as a Veterinary Nurse. I previously undertook a Level 3 Certificate in Animal Care, whilst working in a rescue centre. I have an interest in clinical nutrition and I have completed the Hills Veterinary Nutrition Academy Course. At home, I have three cats; Jazz, Bellatrix and Walter. In my spare time, I enjoy geocaching and going to shows with Walter.


Ruth Wattis RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Hello, my name is Ruth and I have worked at Chantry Vets since 2013. I have recently qualified with a Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing from Myerscough College and also hold a Diploma in Horse Management. I am also a qualified Hills Nutritional Advisor.  I work as a Registered Nurse at the Pontefract Surgery where I am happy to offer Nurse consultations and advice on preventative healthcare.    At home I have two cats. We also have a Border Collie in the family. In my spare time I enjoy walking, cycling and gaming.


Samantha Browne RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

My name is Samm, I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2019 from the College of Animal Welfare in Leeds. I enjoy having the opportunity to work with a variety of animal species and cases and have a keen interest in medical nursing. In my spare time I play and referee roller derby and I am a qualified drill and weapons instructor with the RAF Air Cadets. I also have three rescue cats called Cally and Brodie and Fergus.


Samantha Felton RVN

Veterinary Nurse

My name is Sam.  I have worked in Veterinary Practice since 2011 and joined the Chantry team in 2013.  I have recently qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse via Myerscough College.


Zalatia Copley
Zalatia Copley FdSc RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Hi My name is Zalatia Copley. I qualified from my Foundation Degree as an RVN from Askham Bryan in October 2016. Prior to this, I completed a 2-year Animal Management Diploma. I have worked at Chantry Vets since 2013 and thoroughly enjoy working as a Veterinary Nurse as part of a fantastic team. I am mainly based at the Castleford Church Street Surgery. I have a passion for caring for a range of animals, especially dogs and have always wanted to be a Veterinary Nurse growing up. In my spare time, I enjoy walking my family dogs and socialising with my friends.  


Ruby Williams

Student Veterinary Nurse


Sam Wilson

Student Veterinary Nurse

I am currently a Student Veterinary Nurse and have worked at Chantry Vets since 2015.  At home, I have a Papillon who enjoys rolling in anything he shouldn't and a cheeky Australian Grass Parrot.


Leah Clarkson

Apprentice Veterinary Nurse

My name is Leah. I'm currently studying at Askham Bryan College to become a Vet Nurse and a SQP. I have a miniature dachshund, three chinchillas, three skinny pigs and a Mississippi map turtle. In my spare time I enjoy going to concerts and festivals and travelling to different countries.


Chelsea Cunningham

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Ellie-May Smith

Apprentice Veterinary Nurse


Ellio Foye
Elliot Foye

Student Veterinary Nurse

I am a Student Veterinary Nurse currently studying at Askham Bryan College. I also hold a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management in 2017. I enjoy gaining experience from a busy practice and learning from Senior colleagues. I have a soft spot for dogs as I have many myself, including a Labradoodle named Willow.


An image of Nurse Bethany Holmes
Bethany Holmes

Student Veterinary Nurse

Hi, my name is Beth.  I am a Student Veterinary Nurse and have been working at Chantry Vets since March 2017.  I am currently studying for my Veterinary Nursing qualification via Askham Bryan College and have previously completed a Foundation Degree in Animal Management.  In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with friends and family.  I also have a cat named Trevor and a dog named Maisy.


Danielle Green

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I'm Danielle and I have recently started working for Chantry Vets as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse.   I am a qualified Veterinary Care Assistant and I also hold a Higher National Diploma in Animal Management.  My spare time is mainly spent with my family and my 2 rescue cats Simba and Nala and my 2 rescue dogs Frank and Gomez.


Hannah O’Dell

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Jessica White

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

I started working at Chantry in August 2019. After leaving school I went to Askham Bryan College where I gained a diploma in animal welfare and a level 2 animal nursing qualification. I work at many of the different branches, so get to meet a lot of our clients and I enjoy moving around and gaining experience from our busy practices. I have a passion for caring for a range of animals, especially dogs as outside of work I have two German Short-Haired Pointers Frankie and Mabel.


Melanie Saville

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Hello my name is Mel, I have worked within the veterinary industry since 2013 and hope to soon start working towards my qualification to become a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse.  I enjoy all aspects of my job, especially inpatient care. I hold a National Diploma in Animal Management, plus qualifications in Pharmacy Dispensing and Customer Service. Outside of work, I have a little boy who keeps me on my toes, as well as our Chihuahua Romeo, whom I enjoy going out for walks with.


Rachel Fuller

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Hi, my name is Rachel . I am a Trainee Veterinary Nurse and have been working at Chantry Vets since June 2018. I have previously completed a BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management at Huddersfield Technical College and a Level 2 Veterinary Support Assistant Certificate with Distinction through the Open Study College. In my spare time I am usually cleaning out or feeding my pets, I currently have 1 dog, 2 cats, 4 ferrets, 3 rats, a giant African landsnail, a leopard gecko, a bearded dragon, a lesser tenrec and a coldwater fish tank. When I am not taking care of my menagerie, I like photography, games, knitting/crafts and reading.


Nadine Shaw

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


James Johnson

Ambulance Driver

Hello, I'm James and I joined Chantry Vets in November 2019 as their Ambulance Driver; I also complete general maintenance work throughout the practices. I have previously worked as a technician in the water industry and as a mobile mechanic amongst other things. I am kept busy out of work by my 13 year old son, and our many family pets including 3 dogs, 2 gerbils, a cat, a range of fish and 3 rabbits, a few of which I have adopted from Chantry!


Storm Smith SQP-C

Head Receptionist

I joined Chantry Vets in August 2016 and I am the Head Receptionist. I'm always happy to help with anything you may need. I hold an NVQ Level 3 and 4 Diploma in Customer Service, Team Leading and Management.  I have also recently passed my SQP dispensing qualification.  I have recently joined the British Veterinary Receptionist Association and passed my Bronze level Accredited Receptionist Award.  I always want to push myself to learn and grow more. I have two Siberian huskies who keep me busy and active out of work and give great cuddles! As well as long walks, I also enjoy swimming and socialising with friends.


Holly Jones

Receptionist

Hi, I’m Holly, one of the receptionists at the Alverthorpe Hospital. Since starting in September, I have learnt so much and really enjoy seeing you all come in with your lovely pets! In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and I have two girls which keep me very busy and a crazy pug cross (jug) called Luna.


Amanda Walker

Receptionist

I have worked in the Veterinary Industry for nearly 30 years as a Nursing Assistant. I previously worked as a Receptionist at the Alverthorpe Hospital, however I've recently transferred to the Ossett branch. This is a new experience for me and I'm loving working with the varied exotics cases that we see day to day. At home, I live with 5 of my 6 children (they don't seem to want to leave!), plus 3 rescue dogs and 3 rescue cats.


Beverley Sim

Receptionist

I have just recently joined the team at chantry vets, after over 35 years of working for the NHS at a Doctors surgery, but what a new challenge! So now its time to help look after animals instead of humans, which you will find me doing at our Alverthorpe branch. At home I have Isla, who is a blue merle border collie, who takes up most of time and I also have a 10 year old gold fish!


Carol Cooper

Receptionist

My name is Carol.  I am full time Receptionist at Chantry Vets at the Pontefract Branch. I worked in Vet practice from 2006 until 2012, then had a break, and worked at a garden centre for a few years, but I missed the Veterinary environment.  When the chance to work for Chantry came up in 2015, I was really pleased to be offered the position; I love the variety of work involved.  I have many years experience in Customer Service and gained my lvl 2 Certificate in this subject in 2017.  At home I love gardening, doing the local pub quizzes, and being mum to my cats, Lucifer, Dali-Sam, Midnight, Bleu, Roux, Pepsi, Bailey, Lilly, Chunky and Mittens (I am the crazy cat lady in my village).  I also love going abroad once a year. I have 2 children, and 4 grandchildren...so not much time for anything else!


Gill Hughes

Animal Nursing Assistant


Emily Lockwood
Emily Lockwood

Receptionist/Nursing Assistant

I joined Chantry Vets in 2017 and work full time at our surgery in Castleford on Lower Oxford Street, as an Animal Nursing Assistant and Receptionist, as well as our Rothwell branch on weekends. I hold a Diploma in Health and Social Care and Communication, with over 5 years work experience in Customer Service. I have recently achieved an NVQ in Customer Service from Bradford College and the Bronze level Accredited Receptionist Award from the British Veterinary Receptionist Association .  I live locally in Castleford with my partner and our 3 dogs and 3 cats, who keep me well and truly on my toes outside of work.


Helen Little

Receptionist/Nursing Assistant

I have worked at Chantry Vets, Wakefield for many years and have seen great advancements in the veterinary services we can now offer. I have formed many good friendships along the way with clients and pets alike. I can truly say that I enjoy my role as Receptionist/Nursing Assistant.


Anna Rose

Animal Nursing Assistant

I'm Anna and I work at the Outwood Surgery as an Animal Nursing Assistant. I have worked at Chantry Vets since July 2017. I have a GNVQ in Customer Services. I am also a Pet Plan Insurance Advisor. I have previously worked with animals on a farm, which I did voluntary for four years.  I love working with the animals & people I get to see each day. I have three pets of my own. Two dogs, Alfie & Amber and a Cat called Elsa.


Lucy Hollinworth

Animal Nursing Assistant

My name is Lucy and after finishing my A levels I started working for Chantry vets in October 2019 as an Animal nursing assistant. I mainly work at the Featherstone and Hemsworth branch and you may also see me at Pontefract on weekends. In my spare time I enjoy riding and competing my horse Spider and bringing my Labrador along with me called Oscar.


Lauren Stubley

Animal Nursing Assistant

Hi! My name is Lauren, I joined the Chantry Vets team in January 2020. I work at the Normanton branch as an Animal Nursing Assistant, but you may see me on weekends at our Alverthorpe Hospital! I love working here, as I get to see so many different pets and their owners every day! I have always loved animals, I studied Animal Care & Animal Management at College when I left school. I am a proud fur-mum, so in my spare time you'll find me meeting the demands of my 3 French Bulldogs; Iris, Brigit & Pogba, and 2 cats; Lilo & Stitch.


Victoria Lee
Victoria Lee RVN VPAC D32/33

Practice Manager

I have been employed as the Practice Manager at Chantry Vets since 2010 and have worked in the Veterinary industry for over 20 years. I originally qualified as a Veterinary Nurse, before moving into Senior Nursing roles and then into Administration in 2004. I hold a Certificate in Practice Administration, the D32/33 Assessors Qualification and an NVQ in Mental Health Awareness. I have recently completed an NVQ in Team Leading and I am currently studying towards a PgCert in Veterinary Business Management from Liverpool University.  I am particularly interested in Insurance, Finance, and Digital Marketing. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, my two naughty cats and my three legged hamster Yoshi.


Vicki Pearce
Vicki Pearce CeMAP ACIB

Operations Manager/Business Support Manager

My name is Vicki and I am the Operations Manager and Business Support Manager for Chantry Vets. I have worked in Veterinary Practice for over 13 years, joining Chantry Vets in 2014. Prior to this, I have a background in banking and finance and I hold a degree level qualification in Banking. I am currently studying for a Masters in Business Administration via York University.  My role encompasses many aspects of Practice Management.  Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and walking my rescue dog Jake, in the Yorkshire countryside.


Rachel Watson BA (Hons)

Senior Administrator

My name is Rachel and I work at our Alverthorpe Hospital as a Senior Administrator. I joined Chantry Vets in 2013 as a part time receptionist at our Castleford Church Street Centre. I hold a BA Honours in English Language and Linguistics. I also hold a Level 2 NVQ in Customer Service. I have a naughty little Yorkshire Terrier called Lennox who is a regular visitor to Alverthorpe due to his numerous health problems. In my spare time, I enjoy running; I completed the Manchester Half Marathon in May last year and I am currently training for the Leeds Half Marathon.


Katy Lyons BA (Hons)

Client Care Manager

I began my career at Chantry as a Receptionist at our Alverthorpe Hospital, before moving on to cover our Pontefract Branch. During this time, I graduated from the University of Leeds with a 2:1 BA Hons Degree in History and Roman Civilisation. A year later I returned to Chantry as part of the Administrative Team, dealing mainly with client accounts and providing inductions to new members of the Chantry Family. I hold NVQ's in Mental Health Awareness and Business Administration.   I am currently studying for a Certificate in Practice Administration, which I'm hoping to complete this year.  I also oversee the various local shows we attend, providing information and goodie bags to anyone who stops by.  I have a Cockerpoo named Rupert and three rescue cats, Freddie, Barney and 3 legged Dino.


Emma Makin

Assistant Administrator

My name is Emma and my role at Chantry Vets is an Administrative Assistant. I have worked for Chantry vets since 2017 and am a trained Pet Plan Insurance Advisor. I hold a certificate in Customer Service from Sheffield University and my role mainly involves dealing with accounts and general enquiries. I have worked with animals for many years; in previous job roles I have been an animal carer for the RSPCA and an adoption advisor for Dogs Trust. I have also done some local dog walking, I just love being with animals! At home I have 2 pets, a crossbreed (that looks like a fox!) called Bobby and a gorgeous young grey cat called Arlo. In my spare time, I love to take Bobby on long country walks with my husband and two boisterous boys!


Michelle Charlesworth

Insurance Administrator

My name is Michelle and I have worked at Chantry Vets for over 10 years. I work within the Admin Team as the Insurance Administrator. I have a NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Business and Administration and a Diploma in Retail and Distribution. I have 2 teenage children and 6 Pets. In my free time, I enjoy running and have completed many 5k and 10k races. I am hoping to take part in the Humber Bridge Half Marathon later this year.


Sarah-Jane Derbyshire-Kripp RVN

Insurance Administrator

Hi I am Sarah and I am part of Chantry’s Insurance administration team. I am a registered RVN who qualified from the college of animal welfare Leeds in 2012. After maternity leave to have my daughter I decided to step back from nursing for a while in order to spend quality time with my family. I have two rescue dogs, Ralph a border collie who is the Zoolander of the dog world and Rosie who is a leggy cross who loves nothing more than to snuggle up with us on the sofa and then kick us off! Out of work I like to go to concerts and go walking.


Lynn Byers
Lynn Byers

Financial Coordinator

My name is Lynn Byers and my role within the Practice is Financial Co-ordinator. I have worked at Chantry vets since 2002. I was initially based at our old Headquarters at Gills Yard and now work from our Alverthorpe Hospital. I have two children and three grandchildren who keep me busy and in my spare time I enjoy visiting the gym. I currently have no pets after losing my cat of fifteen years, who came in as a rescue cat.