Meet the Team








  • Lisa Flood Surgical Director

    Dr Lisa Flood – Advanced Practitioner

    Surgical Director

    MVB (Hons) GPCert SAS, GPCert DII PgCertSAS MRCVS

    My name is Lisa Flood and I am the Surgical Director and RPS 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 Diagnostic Imaging in May 2018. I am also an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery.  This status is awarded to Veterinary Surgeons who have demonstrated their advanced knowledge and experience in a particular area of expertise. My special interests include orthopaedic and neurosurgery  and I am currently studying towards an Advanced Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics.  

    The caseload at Chantry Vets keeps me very busy, but in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, two sons, two dogs and two cats. I travel back to Ireland as often as I can to see my family and friends.

     

    Awards

    VetPartners Vet of the Year (2018)

    VetPartners Nettie Award 2019 (Leadership)

    Bova Vote for Your Vet (2024)

  • Fraser Reddick

    Fraser Reddick

    Clinical Director

    BVM&S MRCVS RECOVER BLS/ALS

    Hi, I'm Fraser and I am the Clinical Director and RPS at Chantry Vets.  I qualified from Edinburgh University in 2003.  I spent 6 years in General Practice before moving into Emergency and Critical Care for the next 10 years.  My main interests are ECC and Soft Tissue Surgery.  I am currently studying for a GPCert in Computed Tomography (CT) with Improve International. I'm also a VetGDP Advisor and oversee the training and mentoring of our new and recent graduates; I enjoy helping them to progress and develop their practical skills.    I have recently completed RECOVER certification in both Basic and Advanced Life Support, the international standard in CPR training for veterinary professionals.  In my spare time I enjoy watching rugby and gardening.  I currently own a Bengal cat called Ripple, and a variety of exotic pets (tarantulas, chameleons, a turtle, and others!).

     

     

     

  • Justyna Mantusz Veterinary Surgeon

    Justyna Mantusz

    Senior Veterinary Surgeon

    Lek.Wet. MRCVS

    Hello my name is Justyna and I graduated in 2011 from the University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland.  I originally came to the UK in 2018 when I began working at Chantry Vets.  I particularly enjoy diagnostic imaging, and I am currently working towards a GP Cert in this discipline from Improve International.  I work between the Brindley Way Hospital and the Alverthorpe branch and live locally in Pontefract with my Partner, and our little dog, Fenek.  

     

     

     

     

  • Maria-Christina Balatsouka Veterinary Surgeon

    Dr Maria-Christina Balatsouka

    Senior Veterinary Surgeon

    DVM GPCert Derm PgDip VPHE MRCVS

    Hello, my name is Maria-Christina and I am one of the Senior Veterinary Surgeons for Chantry Vets.  I graduated from the University of Thessaly in Greece in 2015, and I also hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, and a GP Certificate in Dermatology.  I am currently studying for a PgC in Dermatology as well as an NVQ in Team Leading from Bradford College.   I am a qualified OV Vet, meaning I can assist with pet travel and export queries, and I have also completed the Edward Jenner Leadership programme.  My role also includes being a VetGDP mentor, meaning I am qualified to help guide new and recent graduates.

    I currently work from the Brindley Way Hospital where I see Dermatology cases and general appointments.  I enjoy the challenge of working with problem skin and ear conditions and helping owners to manage these often frustrating, and tricky-to-control cases.  

    In my spare time, I am a member of the national Padel team and I often travel the country to compete in tournaments.  I also enjoy playing the piano.

     

     

     

     

  • Dr Robert Janiak – Advanced Practitioner

    Cardiologist

    Lek.Vet. GPCert(SAM) PgCert(SAC) MRCVS,

    Hello I'm Robert and I work as an Advanced Practitioner in Cardiology.  Over the past few years I have been operating a mobile cardiology and ultrasound service in the London and Surrey area.  Prior to this I spent two years working in a referral hospital in Jonkoping, Sweden, seeing cardiology and ultrasound cases referred from local practices.  Personally I enjoy hiking, biking, running, tennis and scuba diving.  

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    Nick Blackburn - Advanced Practitioner

    Surgeon

    BVetMed CertSAS MRCVS

    Hi, I'm Nick.  I am pleased to work alongside Chantry Vets as part of my peripatetic surgical service.  I qualified as a Vet in 1998, and gained my Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2007.  I later became an Advanced Practitioner in Surgery in 2015.  In addition to seeing complex surgical cases at Chantry, I also send referrals from other local practices that require advanced imaging, such as CT or Arthroscopy.

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    Andrea Markovic

    Veterinary Surgeon

    DVM MRCVS

    Hello, I'm Andrea and I qualified from the University of Zagreb (Croatia) in 2020, and moved to the UK in 2021.  I have a keen interest in surgery and physical rehabilitation.  I am currently studying towards the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Small Animal Surgery.   I have three cats of my own who still live in Croatia.  Outside of work I enjoy playing tennis and the drums.

  • Ben Erentraut Veterinary Surgeon

    Ben Erentraut

    Veterinary Surgeon

    BVMSci MRCVS

    Hi,  I'm Ben and I qualified from the University of Surrey in 2021.  I mainly work between the Brindley Way Hospital and the Pontefract Surgery.  I am particularly interested in exotic medicine and look forward to developing my skills in this area in the future.  I enjoy drawing, reading, and learning to play the guitar in my spare time.

     

     

     

  • Daria

    Daria Ciszewska

    Veterinary Surgeon

    Lek. Wet. MRCVS

    Hello, I'm Daria and I have recently graduated from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland.

    I have previously worked as a veterinary nurse and horse riding instructor, before obtaining my veterinary degree.

    I am particularly interested in diagnostic imaging ophthalmology and dentistry, and look forward to further developing my knowledge in these areas.

  • Dinu Achim

    Dinu Achim

    Veterinary Surgeon

    DVM MRCVS OCQ(V) CA, ES, EX, PX

    Hello, I'm Constantin or 'Dinu', and I graduated in 1996 from the Veterinary Medicine Faculty in Bucharest.  I have worked in Romania for many years, including owning my own practice; before deciding to move to the UK in 2019.  I am currently studying towards the OVQ(V)-CA certification, which will enable me to perform Animal Health Certificates for traveling pets.  I regularly work at our Great Houghton branch and Brindley Way Hospital.  

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    Jose Lopez

    Internal Medicine Clinician

    DVM PgCert SAMDL MRCVS

    Hello, I'm Jose and I work as a Veterinary Surgeon and Internal Medicine Clinician at the Brindley Way Hospital.  I graduated from the Universidad Complutense De Madrid in 2018 and also hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine from Improve International.  I am currently studying for Advanced Practitioner status via Harper Adams University.  My main interests are Internal Medicine and Oncology, and I regularly work as the 'Hospital' Vet at Brindley Way, caring for our in-patients.  I also offer consultations and internal referrals from our other Chantry branches for chronic or complex medical cases. 

    In my spare time, I enjoy playing the guitar and exploring my new home city of Leeds.

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    Juan Molina Santiago

    Veterinary Surgeon

    DVM MRCVS

    Hello, I'm Juan and I work regular night duties at the Brindley Way Hospital.  I qualified from the University of Cordoba, Spain in 1999 and have worked in several hospitals and emergency settings in the UK and Spain, since then.  I particularly enjoy Emergency and Critical Care cases and working with close-knit teams.  I spend my time between the UK and my home in Spain, which I share with my wife and three children.

     

     

  • Kasia Podedworna-Manista

    Kasia Podedworna-Manista

    Veterinary Surgeon

    Lek. Vet. PgD(Surg) PgD (SAIM) MRCVS

    Hi, I'm Kasia, I graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland in 2006.  I hold two postgraduate Diplomas (Soft Tissue Surgery and Internal Medicine) from the Veterinary Centre of Post Graduate Training, in Pulawy, Poland.  I work between several of the Chantry branches, as well as the Brindley Way Hospital on weekends.  

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    Mateusz Sniezek

    Veterinary Surgeon

    Lek.Wet MRCVS

    Hello, I'm Mateusz and I graduated from the University of Life Sciences in Lublin in 2018.  I am currently working towards a Certificate in Soft Tissue Surgery from the European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies.   I work from the Brindley Way Hospital as a permanent Night Vet, caring for your pet's urgent and emergency needs.

  • Rafail Charalambous

    Rafail Charalambous

    Veterinary Surgeon

    MVDr MRCVS

    Hi, I'm Rafail.  I graduated from the University of Brno, Czech Republic in 2023 and moved to the UK shortly afterwards.  I am particularly interested in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.   

  • Semih Kucukata

    Semih Kucukata

    Veterinary Surgeon

    DVM MRCVS OCQ-CSO

    Hello, I'm Semih and I qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from Uludag University, Turkey, in 2016.  I have been working in the UK since 2021 and have recently joined the team at Chantry Vets.  I primarily work between the Wakefield surgery and the Brindley Way Hospital.

  • Songezo

    Songezo Pepu

    Veterinary Surgeon

    BSc BVSc MRCVS

    Hello, I'm Songezo and I qualified from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2021.  I also hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Health.  I particularly enjoy surgery and I have recently completed my final exams towards achieving my Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery through Improve International.  I often work from the Brindley Way Hospital and Castleford Surgery.  In my spare time I enjoy soccer and photography.

  • Yekta

    Yekta Aydin

    Veterinary Surgeon

    DVM MRCVS OCQ(AHP)

    Hello, I'm Yekta and I graduated from Uludag University in Turkey in 2012.  In my spare time I enjoy travel, swimming and going to the cinema. 

  • Yunus Parlak

    Yunus Parlak

    Veterinary Surgeon

    MVSc MRCVS

    Hello, I'm Yunus and I graduated from the University of Ankara in 2021.    

  • Tetiana Khramova

    Tetiana Khramova

    Veterinary Care Assistant

    DVM

    Hello, I am Tetiana, I am a qualified Veterinary Surgeon in my home country of Ukraine, but came to the UK this year.  I am working currently as a VCA, pending the regulatory RCVS exams that will enable me to practice as a vet again.  I previously worked in a surgical referral practice and I'm very much looking forward to operating once more.  In my spare time I enjoy dancing and travel.

     

     

     

     

  • Megan Everett

    Head Nurse

    BSc (Hons) RVN DipAVN (SA) DipHE CVN, FFCP (Veterinary)

    Hi, I'm Megan, 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, qualifying in 2016 . In 2020 I achieved the Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing via Myerscough College, and I am also a qualified Mental Health First Aider. I work at the Brindley Way Hospital and job share Head Nurse with my colleague Michelle.   I am an Elite certified Fear Free professional and am actively implementing many practices to ensure we offer a less stressful experience to all our patients.  I run regular Fear Free Nurse Clinics from our Brindley Way Hospital, offering 1:1 sessions for fearful pets.  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.  I also enjoy nutritional consultations and I hold the Hills Nutritional Ambassador Award.

    Awards:

    Hills Most Transformed Life Award (2023)

     

  • Michelle Rewcastle

    Head Nurse

    RVN DipAVN (SA) DipHE CVN RECOVER BLS/ALS

    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 Brindley Way Hospital and job share Head Nurse with my colleague Megan. My main areas of interest are surgical nursing, anaesthesia and critical care nursing. I have completed the BSAVA Merit Award in Surgical Nursing and the Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.  I am also QPR Gatekeeper Certified.  In September 2023 I gained my RECOVER certification for Basic and Advanced Life Support.  When I have a day off I enjoy gardening, camping, and taking my two Springer Spaniels on long walks.

     

    Awards

    Finalist in Vetpartners Nurse of the Year (2022)

     

     

  • Abigail Hick

    Senior Surgical Nurse (General)

    RVN, NCert(SurgNsg)

    I started at Chantry Vets in 2016, and studied at CAW for my Veterinary Nursing Diploma, qualifying as an RVN in 2018. I enjoy my job, some days it can be difficult, but it is ultimately very rewarding. I enjoy anaesthesia cases, but do like getting hands-on in surgery too.  In 2022 I was promoted to Senior Surgical Nurse (General) based at the Brindley Way Hospital.  In 2024 I achieved an NCert in Surgical Nursing via Improve International. My life out of work involves my dogs, which I enjoy going on hikes and country walks with, plus a fluffy cat, for sofa cuddles!

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Adele Lotter

    Adele Lotter

    Senior Anaesthesia Nurse

    RVN DipAVN HECVN NCert(Anaesth)
  • Amy Griffiths Senior Medical Nurse

    Amy Griffiths

    Senior Medical Nurse

    FdSc, RVN

    I'm Amy and I'm the Senior Medical Nurse at the Brindley Way Hospital.  I graduated from Nottingham University in 2015 and have a particular interest in Medical Nursing.  I gained my BVNA certificate in Wound Management in 2018 and I am currently studying towards an NCERT in ECC via Improve International.  My favourite part of nursing is seeing a patient recover in hospital and leave with their owner happy and waggy tailed.  I have a particular soft spot for spaniels.  Outside of work I enjoy shopping and nights out with my friends.

     

     

     

     

  • Elizabeth Chapman

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    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.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Jenny Braithwaite

    Jenny Braithwaite

    RVN and Practice Co ordinator (Great Houghton)

    RVN

    Hi, I'm Jenny and I qualified as an RVN in 2009.  I work at our Great Houghton surgery, overseeing the smooth running of this branch, as well as providing nurse support.  

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    Lisa Kaye

    Senior Nurse

    RVN RAMA

    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 a Diploma in Pet Bereavement Counselling.  I am also a qualified dispenser for companion animals (RAMA) as well as a qualified First Aider.  I have two girls that keep me very busy. I also have a few rescue pets, a dog called Penny and a rabbit called Tezza.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Suzanne Ellis

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    FdSC RVN Grad Dip VN, Senior Surgical Nurse (Ortho)

    Hi, I'm Suzanne, I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2012 and completed my graduate diploma in veterinary nursing in 2018.  I came to the practice as a locum and fell in love with the team and the care they provide our patients, so I was humbled and ecstatic when they offered me the Senior Surgical Nurse position.  Surgery and anaesthesia are my happy place!  Outside of work I love exploring the great outdoors, baking and being a crazy cat lady to my 4 fur babies.

     

     

     

     

  • Amber Saunders

    Amber Saunders

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    RVN

    My name is Amber and I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2020.  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.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Ashleigh Gavaghan

    Ashleigh Gavaghan

    Veterinary Nurse

    Hello, I'm Ashleigh and I have recently passed my final OSCE examinations to qualify as a Veterinary Nurse.  I am now pending my registration from the RCVS to become an RVN.

  • Becki Bonita Smith

    Becki Bonita Smith

    Night Veterinary Nurse

    RVN

    Hi, I'm Becki and I qualified as a RVN in 2015.  I have previously worked in first opinion and referral practice, with the last few years being exclusively within night and emergency work.  I now work as one of the permanent night nurses at the Brindley Way Hospital.

  • Charlotte Grayston

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    RVN

    My name is Charlotte, I qualified from the College of Animal Welfare in 2014, with a level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.  I am mainly based at the Wakefield, Northgate branch.  At work my main interests are nurse consults and medical nursing.  Out of work I enjoy gardening, baking, walking and foraging to make jams and different gins.  I also have a variety of pets including 2 dogs, 7 cats and 20 chickens.

     

     

     

     

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    Ellie-May Smith

    Veterinary Nurse

    RVN

    Hello, I'm Ellie-May, 

    I originally joined Chantry Vets as an Apprentice Veterinary Nurse, and qualified as an RVN in 2023.  I primarily work as the Lead branch nurse at our Pontefract site.

    Awards: Vetpartners Nettie Award April 24 (Patient Care)

     

     

  • Emma Copley

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    DipAVN (SA) HECVN CertVNECC, RVN/Night Nurse

    Hello, I'm Emma.  I started working in veterinary practice in 1997 as a pre-veterinary nurse student.  I gained my Veterinary Nurse qualification in 2002 and my Advanced Nursing Diploma in 2012.  I also hold a certificate in Emergency and Critical Care and I am currently working towards becoming a certified Mental Health First Aider.  Over the years I have held different nursing roles as consulting nurse, senior surgical nurse and since 2016, night nurse.  I joined Chantry Vets in 2021 as a permanent member of their night team.     One of the most rewarding parts of the job for me is working with emergency cases.  In my free time I enjoy reading, baking and competing with my dogs.  I currently live with 3 golden retrievers, 1 cat and 5 tortoises.

     

     

     

     

  • Jessica Pilsworth

    Jessica Pilsworth

    Veterinary Nurse

    RVN

    Hello, I'm Jessica and I joined the team at Chantry Vets in 2023.  I have recently qualified as a Veterinary Nurse and I'm currently working towards becoming a certified Mental Health First Aider.  I'm also a member of the practice Wellbeing Team.

  • Jess White

    Jessica White

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    RVN FFCP (Veterinary)

    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 qualified as an RVN in 2024 from Myerscough College and I am also a Fear Free Certified professional.  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.  In July 2024 I will begin studying for a NCert in Transfusion Medicine via Improve International. 

     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.

  • Kayleigh Robinson

    Kimberley Robinson

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    RVN ISFMCertFN

    Hello, I'm Kimberley and I qualified as an RVN in 2019.  I also hold the ISFM Feline Nursing Certificate.  I joined Chantry Vets in 2023 as a rotational RVN, and I work between the Brindley Way Hospital and several of our branches.  I am also on the Wellbeing Team, looking our for the physical and mental health of all our team members.  I am currently working towards becoming a certified Mental Health First Aider.

  • Lee Fretter

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    RVN

    Hi, I'm Lee.  I qualified as an RVN in 1997.  I joined Chantry Vets in 2021 and I regularly work from the Middleton surgery.  I enjoy all aspects of Veterinary Nursing, but particularly nurse consults and weight clinics.  I'm currently studying for my Hills Nutritional Ambassador award.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my young family and exploring the outdoors.

     

     

     

     

  • Lisa Nix

    Lisa Nix

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    RVN Dip CABT CertCAN
  • Maria Fox

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    ISFMCertFN, RVN

    Hi, my name is Maria. I have worked for Chantry Vets since 2012.  I am a 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 am also a certified Nutritional Ambassador for Hills and qualified First Aider.  I'm a mum to my boy Tyler, plus 3 cats called Millie, Tilly and Willow Rose.  Outside of work my interests are walking and photography.  I do landscapes, portraits and weddings.

     

    Awards:

    Winner of the Feliway 25 Awards, Cat Professional (2021)

     

  • Nadine Arnold

    Nadine Arnold

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    RVN
  • Rebecca Green

    Rebecca Green

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    RVN Cert VNECC CertVNES ISFMCertFN
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    Ruby Williams

    Medical RVN

    BSc (Hons), RVN

    Hi my name is Ruby and I graduated from Middlesex University in 2021, where I completed my degree in Veterinary Nursing.  I joined Chantry Vets in 2018 to complete my University placement blocks and was thrilled when offered a position to join the team permanently.  I'm particularly interested in developing my medical nursing skilIs and also hold the Hills Nutritional Ambassador award.  In Sept 2023 I began studying for a MSc in Advanced Veterinary Nursing via Harper Adams University.  In my spare time I enjoy horse riding and walking my rescue dog Ted.

     

     

     

     

  • Toni Middleton

    Toni Middleton

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    RVN, ISFMCertFN, ISFMDipFN

    Hi,  I'm Toni and I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1988 and I hold the ISFM Feline Nursing Certificate and Diploma.  Although I have previously worked in senior nursing roles I now work as a non-clinical RVN, performing many of the administrative tasks required in veterinary practice; such as balancing controlled drugs, maintaining lab equipment, and checking prescriptions.  I am also on Chantry's 'Green Committee' and last year helped the practice to achieve the Bronze Investors in Environment (IiE) award.  Most recently I have aided the Brindley Way Hospital to achieve the Gold ISFM award which I'm also incredibly proud of.

     

     

     

     

  • Zalatia Copley

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    FdSc, RVN

    Hi My name is Zalatia Copley. I joined Chantry Vets in 2013 and qualified as a Foundation Degree RVN from Askham Bryan in October 2016. Before this, I completed a 2-year Animal Management Diploma.  I thoroughly enjoy working as a Veterinary Nurse within a fantastic team. I am mainly based at the Castleford Church Street Surgery. 

    I am particularly interested in clinical nutrition and hold the Hills Nutritional Ambassador Award.  In Oct 24 I will begin studying for an NCert in Small Animal Nutrition from Improve International.  I have a passion for caring for various 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.  

  • Eliis Tendal

    Support Nurse

    Apprentice Veterinary Nurse

    Hi, my name is Eliis and I joined Chantry Vets as an Apprentice Nurse in 2021.  I have previously completed a level 3 Diploma in Animal Management at Askham Bryan College.  At home I have many pets including 4 dogs.  I enjoy competing in dog agility competitions in my spare time.

     

     

     

     

  • Gracie Mae Guy

    Gracie Mae Guy

    Student Veterinary Nurse

    Hello, I'm Gracie and I have recently joined Chantry Vets as a Student Veterinary Nurse.  I have a number of years of experience in veterinary practice already, and I'm due to start my formal training with the College of Animal Welfare this September.

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    Jessica Flowers

    Apprentice Veterinary Nurse

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    Jadie Lai-Conboy

    Student Veterinary Nurse

  • Lewis Foye

    Support Nurse

    Trainee Veterinary Nurse

    Hi, I'm Lewis and I have recently started working for Chantry Vets as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse.  I currently hold a level 2 NVQ in Business Administration and I am hoping to further my training with Chantry Vets over the coming months.  My spare time is mainly spent with my family and pets.  I have 3 cats and 3 dogs and they are all very spoiled!  When I'm not looking after my pets, you can usually find me listening to music or drawing.

     

     

     

  • Molly Gannon

    Molly Gannon

    Support Nurse

    Trainee Veterinary Nurse

    Hi, I'm Molly, I started working at Chantry Vets as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse in 2020.  I currently hold a Certificate and Diploma in Animal Management and Science through Askham Bryan College and also hold a certificate in Canine First Aid.  I currently work across all Chantry branches so I get to meet a variety of our customers and their beloved pets.  When I'm not at work, I spend most of my time looking after my own crazy bunch of pets, as I have a Labrador and a Spaniel who keep me busy, as well as two cats and a leopard gecko.  My interests include music, rugby and art, especially drawing.

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    Paige Farley

    Student Veterinary Nurse

    Hi, I'm Paige and I am a Student Veterinary Nurse.  I am currently in my 3rd year of study at Askham Bryan College.

  • Charlotte Hanlon

    Charlotte Hanlon

    Pharmacy TVN

    Hi, I'm Charlotte.  I originally started working at Chantry as a VCA at our Alverthorpe branch, however in 2023 I was promoted to a pharmacy role at our Brindley Way Hospital.

  • Emily Palmer

    Emily Palmer

    Trainee Veterinary Nurse

    Hi, my name is Emily and I joined Chantry Vets in 2022 as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse.  I am currently working towards becoming a certified Mental Health First Aider.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Jade Painter

    Jade Painter

    Trainee Veterinary Nurse

    Hello, I'm Jade.  I originally joined Chantry Vets as a Veterinary Care Assistant at the Castleford Veterinary Centre.  During this time I completed my Bronze Award and Competent Dispenser certificate with the British Veterinary Receptionist Association.  I have since decided that a career in Veterinary Nursing is where my future lies, so have recently moved to a Trainee Veterinary Nurse position, primarily based from the Brindley Way Hospital.

     

     

     

     

  • Tasmin Dunford

    Tasmin Dunford

    Twilight TVN

  • Storm Smith

    Administration

    RAMA, Head Receptionist

    I joined Chantry Vets in August 2016 and I am the Head Receptionist.  I thrive by supporting my team of veterinary care assistants and looking after our clients and their pets.  I hold an NVQ Level 3 and 4 Diploma in Customer Service, Team Leading, and Management. I am QPR Gatekeeper Certified, hold an NVQ level 2 in Mental Health First Aid and I co-ordinate the practice's Wellbeing Team.  I'm a member of the British Veterinary Receptionist Association and hold the Competent Dispenser, Bronze and Silver level Accredited Receptionist Awards. I also hold the Hills Nutritional Ambassador Award and am a qualified RAMA, which allows me to dispense specific medications.  I am currently working towards a Certificate in Canine Arthritis Management.  Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my two huskies, I also enjoy aerial arts and spending time with my friends and family.

  • Lauren Stubley

    Pharmacy Assistant and PHP Administrator

    Hi!  My name is Lauren, I joined the Chantry Vets team in January 2020 originally as a VCA. I now work at the Brindley Way Hospital managing repeat medication requests and our Pet Health Club. 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 member of the British Veterinary Receptionist Association and hold the Bronze Accreditation and Competent Dispenser Awards.  I hold NVQ's in Customer Service, and Understanding Autism from Bradford College.  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.

     

    Awards:

    VetPartners Nettie Award 2024 (Teamwork)

  • Charlotte Stephenson

    Charlotte Stephenson

    Veterinary Care Assistant

    Hello, I'm Charlotte and I work as a Veterinary Care Assistant, primarily at our Great Houghton branch.  I am also one of the practice's Wellbeing Champions, looking after our entire team.

    I graduated in 2022 with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Management and Science.  I am a member of the British Veterinary Reception Association and hold the Competent Veterinary Dispenser Award.  I have recently completed additional training in bereavement support, so I can further assist our clients at this difficult time.

    At home, I have a cat called Olive, and I have experience caring for reptiles and dogs too.  I enjoy spending my spare time perfecting my baking recipes, which I test on my fellow colleagues!

     

     

  • Charlotte Ward

    Veterinary Care Assistant

    I joined Chantry Vets as a VCA (Veterinary Care Assistant) in 2020.  I am a member of the British Veterinary Receptionist Association and have gained the Bronze Award and Competent Dispenser qualification.  I hold an NVQ level 2 in Customer Service from Bradford College and I have also completed Bereavement Support training to further support our customers during this difficult time.  I am now working towards the BVRA Receptionist Foundation Course.  Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym, and spending time with my gorgeous dachshund puppy Luna.

     

     

  • Clair Boyd

    Clair Boyd

    Veterinary Care Assistant

    Hello I'm Claire and I work as part of the VCA team.  I work mainly from our Alverthorpe branch.

  • Faye Capitano

    Veterinary Care Assistant

    Hi, I'm Faye and I joined the VCA team at Chantry in 2021 and I mainly work from the Brindley Way Hospital.  I love working here and meeting different animals with their humans daily.  I hold a BTEC level 2 in Customer Service and have many years experience within the veterinary industry in a nursing and customer focused role.  I am a member of the British Veterinary Receptionist Association and hold the Competent Dispenser and Bronze awards.  I'm now working towards the Silver accreditation.  When I'm not at work I spend my time walking and enjoying days out with my terrier cross Judy.  She was our 3rd foster dog and luckily for her, we failed the foster and adopted her!  She's very sassy, but we wouldn't change her for the world.

     

  • Gill Hughes

    Veterinary Care Assistant

    I started working at Chantry Vets as a Veterinary Care Assistant in 2018. I am mainly based at the Castleford branch and I love it! I love everyone I work with and admire how they pour their whole heart into helping your furry friends. I am a member of the British Veterinary Receptionist Association and hold the Competent Dispenser and Silver Awards, I am now studying for the Gold accreditation (Veterinary Client Care Non-clinical Skills Diploma).  I already have an NVQ Level 2 in Customer Service and have completed further training in bereavement support.  I enjoy meeting new people and all of your pets, seeing familiar faces and catching up on what your little/big guys have been up to.

     

  • Grayson Swan

    Grayson Swan

    Veterinary Care Assistant

    Hi, I'm Grayson, I have recently joined the team at Chantry and mainly work from our Wakefield branch.

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    Joanne Berry

    Administration

    Client Communication and Support Assistant

    I joined Chantry Vets in 2021. I'm very customer care focused and will do my best to help anyone. I previously worked at the RSPCA rehoming center for over 20 years. I worked closely with members of the public and the rescue animals. I have recently become a member of the British Veterinary Receptionist Association and I am working towards my Bronze Accreditation award. I am a qualified first aider and I am also working towards an NVQ level 2 in Customer Service from Bradford College. I have two rescue dogs, a grumpy cat and a very mischievous kitten that keep me very entertained when I'm at home.

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    Leah Harrison

    Veterinary Care Assistant

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    Leanne Elstone

    Veterinary Care Assistant

    RVR

    Hi, I'm Leanne and I am a Registered Veterinary Receptionist (RVR).  I mainly work from our Normanton surgery, where you will see me helping to manage appointments, process medications, and assist with caring for your pets.  I am currently training to be a Mental Health First Aider.

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    Megan Baker

    Veterinary Care Assistant

    Hi, I'm Megan, and I joined the team at Chantry Vets in 2023 after several years of working in hospitality.  I've always been passionate about animals, so I'm really excited to have joined such a fantastic team.  I am currently training to be a Mental Health First Aider.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my two cats, Bug and Boo.

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    Rebecca Bowden-Wilson

    Veterinary Care Assistant

    Hi, I'm Becky.  I joined Chantry Vets in 2022.  I am mainly based at our Middleton branch and I love it there!  Ever since I was little I have loved animals, and I am so happy that I get to be part of such a great organisation that helps to care for little furries as if they were our own.  I am a member of the British Veterinary Receptionist Organisation, and hold the Bronze and Competent Dispenser Awards.  I am currently working towards an NVQ in Customer Service from Bradford College.

    Awards:

    Vetpartners Nettie Award (Client Care) 2024

  • Terri-Leigh Jones

    Terri-Leigh Jones

    Veterinary Care Assistant

  • Victoria Lee

    Practice Director

    RVN VPAC D32/33 PgCert (VBM) MCMI

    Hi, I'm Victoria, the Practice Director and Practice Principle for Chantry Vets.  I started working for Chantry in 2010 but have worked in the veterinary industry for over 25 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 NVQ's in Mental Health Awareness and Team Leading.  I completed a Post Graduate Certificate (PgCert) in Veterinary Business Management from Liverpool University in 2022, qualifying with Distinction.  As Practice Principle, I oversee the training and supervision of our Student Veterinary Nurses, ensuring we are fully compliant with all regulatory requirements.  I am also a Member of the Chartered Management Institute. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my Husband, two young children, and my pets; a naughty, one-eared rescue cat called Freddie, and two rats called Juniper and Cyclone.

     

  • Rachel Watson

    Practice Manager

    BA (Hons)

    My name is Rachel and I am the Practice Manager at Chantry Vets. I joined Chantry Vets in 2014, initially working at our Castleford Centre, before progressing into senior management roles. I hold a BA Honours in English Language and Linguistics and a Level 2 NVQ in Customer Service.  I am also one of the designated First Aiders for the practice.  I enjoy running in my spare time and I am a member of a local Castleford running club.  In 2023 I successfully completed the inaugural Rob Burrows Leeds Marathon.

     

     

  • Emily Lcokwood

    Emily Lockwood

    Client Care Manager

    I joined Chantry Vets in 2017 and work full time at our Brindley Way Hospital as the Client Care Manager and Insurance Co Ordinator. I hold a Diploma in Health and Social Care and Communication, plus NVQ's in Customer Service and Mental Health First Aid.  I am also a qualified First Aider.  I am a member of the British Veterinary Receptionist Association and hold the Bronze and Silver accreditations.  I am currently working towards an NVQ in Understanding Autism.  I live locally in Castleford with my Fiance and our dog Milo.

     

     

  • James Johnson

    Support Team

    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!

     

     

     

  • Wenda Jackson

    Financial Administrator

    Hello, I'm Wenda and I joined Chantry Vets in 2021 as the Financial Administrator.  I work from the Brindley Way Hospital as a member of our small Admin Team; I deal with customer accounts,  banking, and ensuring all our bills are paid!  In my spare time I am the Treasurer and a foster volunteer for Henry's Haven cat rescue. I have fostered hundreds of cats and kittens over the years to help them find future loving homes.