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.


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.


Carmen Buz MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


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.


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.


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.


Njabulo Moyo BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


Dr Radu Tomescu MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


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.


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

Senior Medical RVN

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.


Abigail Hick picture with cat
Abigail Hick RVN

Qualified Veterinary Nurse


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.


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.


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.


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.  


Ellie-May Smith

Apprentice Veterinary Nurse


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.


Danielle Green

Student 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

Student Veterinary Nurse


Libby Palmer

Student Veterinary Nurse


Rachel Fuller

Student 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.


Chloe Palmer

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.


Molly Gannon

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.


Charlotte Ward

Receptionist/Nursing Assistant


Gill Hughes

Animal Nursing Assistant


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.


Hollie Higgins

Receptionist/Nursing Assistant


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 MBA CeMAP ACIB

Operations 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 have recently completed my Masters in Business Administration via York University, qualifying with a Distinction.  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)

Deputy Practice Manager

My name is Rachel and I work at our Alverthorpe Hospital as the Deputy Practice Manager. 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.


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.


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.