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
Lisa Flood MVB MRCVS GPCertSAS PgCertSAS

Clinical Director

My name is Lisa Flood and I am the Clinical 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. I am due to complete my certification in Diagnostic Imaging in May 2018 and am 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 Yorkshire partner, our son and our cat Sparkle in Wakefield.  In my leisure time, I enjoy children's activities and at night time a crime novel.  I have also recently volunteered to be part of the Streetpaws initiative; bringing veterinary services to the pets owned by members of the homeless community.


Helen Armstrong
Helen Armstrong

Senior Veterinary Surgeon


Ryan Lotter BVSc MRCVS

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2004. I joined Chantry Vets in 2017 and work as the Senior Veterinary Surgeon at the Castleford Church Street branch. I have special interests in Dermatology, Internal Medicine and Imaging. I am also an Official Veterinarian (OV) meaning I can assist with pet passport and export queries. In my spare time, I enjoy walking my German Short-Haired Pointer Greta and spending time with my family.


Tom Giorgi
Dr Tom Giorgi MRCVS GPCert(ExAP) PgCert(ExAP)

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from the University of Perugia in 2006. I am experienced in all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery of domestic animals but I have a special interest in the care of exotic pets, wildlife and zoo collections. I completed a European Certificate in Exotic Animal Practice in2016 and Pg Certificate in Exotic Animal Studies in 2017. I deal with first opinion exotic cases and I welcome referrals from other veterinary practices. I live with my girlfriend Katrina, my two, red sided Californian gather snakes (Arthur and Hilda), fish and many ant farms. In my free time, I enjoy travelling, hiking and mushroom foraging.


Dr Alasdair McGuire BVMS MRCVS

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 interests include orthopaedics and ophthalmology. In my spare time, I am an avid hill-walker and enjoy weightlifting, as well as playing guitar.


Alejandro Soriano
Dr Alejandro Soriano Fita MRCVS

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 have a keen interest in Surgery and Dentistry but also enjoy Feline Medicine, Ophthalmology and Dermatology. I am currently studying towards gaining Official Veterinarian (OV) status, so that I can assist with exports and Pet Passports.  I am usually based at the Pontefract Surgery. In my spare time I like photography, cooking, travelling and exploring the Yorkshire countryside with my Partner.


Dr Alice Earnshaw BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Alice and I'm a Vet at the Alverthorpe Hospital, primarily covering nights.  I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2013.  My main clinical interest is emergency medicine and surgery.  In my spare time I enjoy cooking, gardening and walking my dogs.  I have a very young and bouncy dog called Maple whose main occupation is to pester my very long-suffering cat Misty and my older dog Gino.


Anna Prosniewska
Anna Prosniewska MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in 2017. I have gained veterinary work experience in Slovakia and Germany, where I had been studying for one year on the Erasmus Exchange Program. My specific professional interests include soft tissue surgery, internal medicine and endocrinology. In my home in Poland I have a cat called Ami, which in French means friend. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, climbing, ice skating and trying out new cuisines.


Dr Beatriz Calvo Panera 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 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.


Hannah Johnson BVetMed (Hons) MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016, and joined the team at Chantry shortly afterwards. I have a keen interest in internal medicine, and usually work at the Rothwell branch. I am currently studying towards gaining Official Veterinarian (OV) status, so that I can assist with Pet Passport and export queries.  I have a geriatric rescue cat called Eric, and an energetic family Cocker Spaniel called Poppy. In my spare time, I enjoy hill walking, with the Lake District being my favourite area to explore.


Dr Karthika Kanaga Sundaram MA VetMB MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Karthika Kanaga Sundaram, I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2014. I work as a Veterinary Surgeon at the Outwood branch and have an interest in Soft Tissue Surgery. My main passion is food, I love to go out to eat and try new cuisines. I have two ginger cats Savithri and Gopal, they were hand reared at the practice. Savithri loves to be fussed, and Gopal loves his food :)


Laura Sellers BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2010 & have been working as a small animal vet around Yorkshire ever since. I worked at Chantry Vets after school for 3 years before heading to University & returned as a Vet in 2013. I enjoy a mixture of surgical & medical cases & will soon be completing a course in veterinary acupuncture. I am also a qualified Official Veterinarian (OV) meaning I can assist with Pet Passport and export queries.  Outside of work I like to travel & I have recently taken up running.


Dr Lucy Mandelj BVM BVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Lucy and I graduated from Nottingham University in 2017. I joined the Chantry team a few months later and have an interest in small animal medicine. My hobbies include reading and hiking and I have a little Staffy named Meg.


Patricia Torress Martinez
Dr Patricia Torres Martinez MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Patricia and I graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon from the University of Valencia, Spain in 2017. I often work at the Castleford Church street branch and enjoy the wide range of cases seen here. I have a special interest in Internal Medicine and diagnostics and hope to develop my skills further in these areas over the coming months.


Pawel Matuszczak
Dr Pawel Matuszczak MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated in 2016 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland. I work fulltime in the Lower Oxford Street branch in Castleford and occasionally cover other branches during weekends. I am interested in surgery and diagnostic imaging. In my free time, I enjoy fishing and traveling with family.


Pilar Huerga Alegre MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from the University of Leon, Spain in 2014 and joined Chantry Vets the following year. I am one of the frequent vets at the newly relocated Wakefield Northgate branch. I am the proud owner of a Hamster called Tiddles and a lovely old black cat called Boo, a former stray from our hospital.


Scott Kerss
Dr Scott Kerss BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I'm Scott and I am a Veterinary Surgeon at Chantry Vets. I graduated from The University of Glasgow in 2016. I spent the year after graduation in an orthopaedic internship before joining the team at Chantry. I have an interest in orthopaedic surgery and am looking forward to furthering both my surgical and general veterinary medicine knowledge.


Sebastian Nogas MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in 2017 and I started working for Chantry Vets shortly afterwards. I have a special interest in Surgery and Orthopaedics. I am the proud owner of a Siberian Husky and we enjoy long evening runs together.


Siobhan Firmin
Dr Siobhan Firmin BVM BVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi, my name is Siobhan and I graduated from Nottingham Vet School in 2017. I have worked at Chantry for just over 6 months now and am really enjoying working with the team and helping to look after all your pets. In my spare time I like to cook, bake cakes and work out at the gym.


Cheryl Murray
Cheryl Murray RVN DipAVN(Surg) NCert(Anaesth)

Nurse Manager

I started working in a small animal and equine practice back in 1999. I qualified in 2001 and moved on to work in a first opinion and referral practice. I gained my Diploma in advanced Veterinary Nursing (surgical) in 2004. I then gained my Nursing Certificate in Anaesthesia in 2016. I am currently working towards a Masters in Anaesthesia and Analgesia through Edinburgh University. My spare time is spent with my children and organising PTA events with the local primary school. I enjoy baking and reading whenever I get the chance! I have two dogs, four cats, two chickens, two guinea pigs and a tortoise.


Claire Kellett
Claire Kellett RVN

Staff Nurse

My name is Claire and I am one of the Staff 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 am currently studying for a Lvl 2 Certificate in Team Leading.  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.


Laura Howards with Roy
Laura Howard RVN

Staff Nurse

Hi, my name is Laura. I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2014 from Myerscough College in Preston. I am one of the Staff Nurses here at Chantry Vets and I mainly work from the main Alverthorpe Hospital.  I am currently studying towards the BVNA Infection Control Certificate.  I have a keen interest in Emergency and Critical Care and hope to gain a certificate in this discipline in the future.  At home, I have a rescue Snowshoe kitten called Roy and a Chocolate Labrador called Yogi.


Elizabeth Brambles RVN CertVNECC

Staff Nurse

My name is Liz and I work as a Staff Nurse at the Alverthorpe Hospital. I qualified from Warwickshire University with a Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2012 and joined Chantry Vets in 2013. I have a special interest in Emergency and Critical Care and gained my Certificate in this discipline in 2016. My role also includes being the Training Coordinator for our team of student and trainee nurses. At home I enjoy spending time with my young family and pets.


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.  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.  I also sit on the North East regional committee of the BSAVA, helping to bring ongoing training and development to the Vets and Nurses of Yorkshire.


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.


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 I am currently studying for a Lvl 2 Certificate in Team Leading.  I have 3 cats called Millie, Tilly and Lily.  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 Gill RVN

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 currently studying for my SQP dispensing qualification.  I have two children that are 12 and 6 that keep me very busy. I also have a few rescue pets, a dog called Penny, a cat called Angel and two rabbits called Hanni and Misty.


Michelle Rewcastle with Roxy and Sox
Michelle Rewcastle RVN

Senior Surgical 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 the Senior Surgical Nurse. 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.


Megan Everett with Bambi
Megan Everett RVN

Senior Medical 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 the Senior Medical RVN at the Alverthorpe Hospital and I'm aprticularly interested in medical cases and cat friendly practices; despite being the ultimate dog lover and owning a lovely rescue Lurcher called Bambi.


Amy Griffiths FdSc RVN

Qualified RVN/Night Nurse

My name is Amy and I am one of the qualified night nurses at the Alverthorpe Hospital.  I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2015 and originally started working at Chantry Vets during my studies.  I have a keen interest in medical nursing and hold the BVNA Certificate in Wound Management.  At home, I have two ginger Cocker Spaniels, both bonkers and Molly the cat who will soon be reaching 20 years of age.  In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with friends and shopping.


Chelsea O’Donnell RVN

Veterinary Nurse

My name is Chelsea. I studied at The College of Animal Welfare and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2017.  I have worked at Chantry for around 3 years and 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 3-year-old rescue cat named Dexter, who is very mischievous and a 9-year-old Jack Russell Terrier named Riley.


Johnathan Crouch FdSc RVN

Veterinary Nurse

My name is Johnathan and I graduated with a Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016. I am a RVN at the Alverthorpe Hospital.  I have special interests in diagnostic imaging and surgical nursing.  when I am not working I enjoy astrophotography and pc gaming.  I currently have a Dog, two Budgies, a Parrot and a Tortoise.


Jordan Smith

Veterinary Nurse

My name is Jordan and I have recently qualified as a Veterinary Nurse. I joined Chantry Vets in 2016 and I have previously worked in mental health, before starting my studies at the College of Animal Welfare in Leeds. I regularly work at several of our branch surgeries and the main Alverthorpe Hospital. It is a privilege to work alongside so many highly qualified staff members who have helped me develop from a student into a Qualified Nurse. In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with my colleagues who have become like family to me and walking my three crossbreed rescue dogs.


Laura Ward FdSc RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Hello, my name is Laura. I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse and qualified in 2017 with FdSc Degree from Askham Bryan College. I am currently studying for my BSc Degree top up. I regularly work at our newly relocated Wakefield Practice and our Alverthorpe Hospital. I have 2 dogs a Springer Spaniel and an Irish Setter. In my spare time, I like to listen to music, watch films and go cycling.


Laura Wood
Laura Wood RVN

Veterinary 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.  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.


Ruth Wattis

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 regularly work as a nurse at the Pontefract Surgery where I am happy to offer Nurse consultations. At home I have three cats, two moggies and a bengal. We also have a Border Collie in the family. In my spare time I enjoy walking, cycling and gaming.


Gemma Bragger
Gemma Bragger RVN CertVNECC

Veterinary Nurse

I am a qualified Veterinary Nurse with a Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care, I am based at the Alverthorpe Hospital and currently work Wednesday to Friday. My interests are trauma and emergency cases as despite been challenging I think they can be very rewarding. I graduated from the College of Animal Welfare in Leeds almost eight years ago and I have over fourteen years' experience in Practice. I own a rescue springer spaniel who I enjoy taking for long walks.


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.  


Abigail Hick

Student Veterinary Nurse

Hi, my name is Abigail. I have been working at Chantry Vets since 2015. I am a Second Year Student Nurse with the College of Animal Welfare and I will hopefully soon be a qualified RVN. I also hold a Level 3 Diploma in Zoology and would one day like to work with exotic animals. I have a dog named Lady, who I like to walk in my spare time.


Amber Saunders

Student Veterinary Nurse

My name is Amber and I am a Student 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.   In my spare time, I enjoy walking Murphy my Cocker Spaniel plus socialising with my friends.


Charlotte Butterfield

Student Veterinary Nurse

My name is Charlotte, I am currently a Student Veterinary Nurse at Myerscough College and I am due to graduate next year. 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.  I have also recently volunteered to take part in the Streetpaws initiative; to provide veterinary services to the dogs owned by members of the homeless community.


Danielle Shaw

Student Veterinary Nurse

My name is Dani and I am a Student Veterinary Nurse. I enjoy all aspects of nursing, particularly medical and exotic nursing.  I have worked at Chantry Vets since 2016 whilst studying Veterinary Nursing at Askham Bryan College. I will hopefully be graduating as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in June 2018. I have two pet cats, a dog and a tortoise.


Hayley Williams
Hayley Williams

Student Veterinary Nurse

I am a Student Veterinary Nurse and I am currently studying a degree in Veterinary nursing at Askham Bryan College. I have worked as an Animal Nursing Assistant for 2 years before this. I am based mainly at the Castleford Church Street branch where my training is guided by the Senior Nurse Liz Hey. I love Guinea Pigs and I own a rescued Dalmatian named Bandit.


Joanne Melling
Joanne Melling

Student Veterinary Nurse

I'm Joanne, a Student Vet Nurse and Chantry's resident bat carer. I have a special interest in wildlife care and I have previously completed an internship at the Toronto wildlife centre in Canada. I have also previously worked with flying foxes and other wildlife at rehabilitation centres in Australia. On top of my studies I am a registered bat carer with the Bat Conservation Trust. I have a pet cat named Crowley and several bats in care most of the time.


Rebecca Chapman

Student Veterinary Nurse

I started my career at Chantry Vets in 2014 and I am now in my second year of studying Veterinary Nursing at Myerscough College. 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.


Sam Wilson

Student Veterinary Nurse

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


Samantha Browne

Student Veterinary Nurse

I am a first year Student Veterinary Nurse, studying at the College of Animal Welfare in Leeds. I enjoy learning new skills and having the opportunity to work with a variety of animal species and cases at Chantry Vets. I have two cats of my own called Cally and Brodie.


Samantha Felton

Student Veterinary Nurse

My name is Sam.  I have worked in Veterinary Practice since 2011 and I am currently in my second year of Veterinary Nurse training at Myerscough College.  I have recently volunteered to be part of the Streetpaws initiative; helping to bring veterinary services to the pets owned by members of the homeless community.


Bethany Holmes

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Hi, my name is Beth.  I am a Trainee Veterinary Nurse and have been working at Chantry Vets since March 2017.  I have previously completed a Foundation Degree in Animal Management at Askham Bryan College.  In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with friends and family.  I also have a 1 year old cat named Trevor and a 7-year-old dog named Maisy.


Chelsea Cunningham

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Sophie Quinn

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Hi, my name is Sophie Quinn and I am a Trainee Veterinary nurse. I graduated from Askham Bryan College in 2012 with a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management. At home, I have a dog called Stella.


Ellio Foye
Elliot Foye

Animal Nursing Assistant

I am a Nursing Assistant based at Castleford Church Street. I qualified with a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management in 2017 and I plan on becoming a Veterinary Nurse in the future. 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.


Anna Connell

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.


Lauren Byrom

Animal Nursing Assistant

Hi, I'm Lauren and I'm an Animal Nursing Assistant at Chantry Vets, covering both the Featherstone & Hemsworth branches. I completed an Animal Management Diploma at Askham Bryan College in 2010. I'm a mum of 2 and we also have a menagerie of pets - 3 dogs, 3 cats and 3 guinea pigs - I like to keep myself busy, and as they say, "If you think my hands are full you should see my heart."


Leah Berry

Animal Nursing Assistant

My name is Leah and I joined the Chantry Vets team in 2017.  I have a Diploma in Animal Management from Askham Bryan College and I work as an Animal Nursing Assistant at the Hemsworth and Featherstone branches.


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 am particularly interested in Insurance, Finance, and Digital Marketing. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and my herd of naughty cats.


Vicki Pearce
Vicki Pearce

Operations Manager

My name is Vicki and I am the Operations 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. 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.


Louise Callaghan
Louise Callaghan

Admin Coordinator

I have worked in the Veterinary Industry for 14 years, with the last 3 years spent working as the Admin Coordinator here at Chantry Vets.  We have a small admin team, so my role is wide and varied and covers anything of an administrative nature.  I am currently studying for a Lvl 2 Certificate in Team Leading.  When not at work you will find me spending quality time with my 2 dogs Max and Winston.  Max and Winston are both pampered pooches with Max being the ripe old age of almost 16 years old!  Winston was only staying temporarily last year whilst I was fostering him for a local dog rescue, but can confirm that he's found his "furever" home with me.


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.


Rachel Meakin BA (Hons)

Senior Administrator

My name is Rachel Meakin 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 this May.


Katy Lyons BA (Hons)

Administrator

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 completed an NVQ in Mental Health Awareness in 2017 and I am currently studying for a Certificate in Business 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 two rescue cats, Freddie and Barney and hope to add more fur babies to the family soon!


Michelle Charlesworth with Pip Squeak
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.


Elisha Appleton
Elisha Appleton

Assistant Administrator

My name is Elisha and I am an Assistant Administrator at Chantry Vets. I am a big animal lover and I own a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Bruce. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and walking Bruce with my Grandma’s rescue Romanian Dachshund cross, Dora.


Emma Makin
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 since starting I have completed my Pet Plan Insurance Advisor training. I hold a certificate in Customer Service from Sheffield University and my role 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!


Luke Pearce

Assistant Administrator


Storm Smith
Storm Smith

Supervisor

I joined Chantry Vets in August 2016 and I am the Supervisor at the Castleford Church Street Branch. 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 and I am currently studying towards my SQP dispensing qualification. 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.


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.


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!


Claire Butterfield

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 live locally in Castleford with my partner and our 2 dogs and 2 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.


Julie Haigh

Receptionist/Nursing Assistant

My name is Julie Haigh and I work at the Normanton branch as Receptionist / Animal Nursing Assistant. I have worked for Chantry Vets since March 2017 and have recently completed my Pet Insurance Advisor Training. I have many years' experience in customer facing roles and I enjoy meeting the many clients and patients who visit Normanton. At home, I have 2 greyhounds called Daisy and Hugo and in my spare time, I enjoy reading.


Lucy Dickinson

Receptionist

My name is Lucy, I graduated in July 2017 after completing my HND in Animal Management. I have worked at Chantry Vets since May 2017, as a Receptionist at the Alverthorpe Hospital. I really enjoy my role and hope to begin Veterinary Nurse training in the future. My hobbies include swimming and going to the gym. I also have a 15-year-old ginger cat called Fudge.


Tracy Sarwar
Tracy Sarwar

Receptionist

My name is Tracy and I started my journey with Chantry Vets at Alverthorpe in March 2017.  I have a passion for Customer Service and animals, so working on Reception is my ideal job. At home, we have a menagerie of animals including 6 cats, 4 dogs, 2 tortoises, a parrot and a budgie. I love DIY and all crafts and am just about to begin my SQP dispensing qualification.


Steve Sharpe

Ambulance Driver

My name is Steve. I have worked at Chantry Vets for 4 years as the Ambulance Driver. You may see me transferring patients and delivering orders to any of the Chantry Vets branches. I am also responsible for general maintenance tasks when the need arises. In my spare time I enjoy watching rugby league and following Liverpool football club.