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Our team

We never forget that your pet is a much-loved member of the family. We all do our day jobs because we love animals – we have lost count of how many we all have, but between us we have an interesting selection of all creatures great and small. Meet the team!

  • Rebecca Davies BVSc MRVS MBA – Owner/Veterinary Surgeon

    Rebecca is a highly experienced Veterinary Surgeon with over 20 years in practice. Rebecca and her husband, Edward, who have an established sister practice in Cheshire, acquired Victoria Vets in Glossop and Chapel-en-le-Frith in 2011.  She is passionate about customer service, so expect not only the very best of medical care, but also a friendly and welcoming experience for you and your pets.

    Rebecca definitely isn’t one to stand still, so expect to see lots of new and improved services coming to Victoria Vets in the near future. She has added another string to her bow and has qualified with the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists, a new service she is now offering at the practice.

    As you can probably tell being busy is second nature to Rebecca, she has 3 daughters as well as a myriad of animals – horses, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and quail!

  • Fiona Naden BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon / Client Manager

    Fiona qualified from Bristol University in 1979 and is our longest serving vet. She joined the practice after qualifying to work for Hollands and Moss and then Brian Moss and continued to work for Jonathan and Elspeth Down from 1991 to 2011.

    Fiona’s commitment and dedication to the job is unrivalled. She has a particular interest in animal behaviour and feline medicine and has taken on a number of management responsibilities. Her organisational skills and support are vital to the smooth day-to-day running of the practice.

  • Matthew Baraclough BVM&S MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

    Matt qualified from Edinburgh University in 2000 and joined the Victoria Vets team in 2009.

    Matt has had wide experience in small animal work with a particular interest in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. His dedication means our surgical team is as strong as ever, with the equipment to match. He has a wonderful calming influence and a great sense of humour.

    Originally from Loch Lomond, he and his wife made the bold decision to move south to Derbyshire. They now share their home with dog Minnie and 3 cats Omar, Jimmy and Bunk. In his spare time, Matt enjoys running and cycling in the Peaks, as well as swimming and sometimes combines all three in a triathlon!

  • Ashley Dixon BVetMed MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

    Ashley joined Victoria Vets in October 2014, having Qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2013.

    Ashley has a bubbly personality and an infectious energy. She has a keen interest in Small Animal Surgery.

    Outside of work, Ashley is a keen follower of all things 50’s and enjoys sewing. She shares her home with her Cat ‘Monello Delarano’.

  • Robert Buxton BA VetMB MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

    Rob qualified from Cambridge in 2008 after which he spent a year gaining a wealth of experience working at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Rob ventured to pastures new in March 2015, then rejoined the Victoria Vet’s team in February 2016.

    Rob has a keen interest in internal medicine and general surgery. His great sense of humour and his calm nature make him a pleasure to work with!

    Out of work, Rob enjoys walking with his young Springer Spaniel Maisie, keeping fit, cooking and photography.

  • Sarah Rothwell BA VetMB MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

    Sarah qualified from Cambridge University in 2011 and joined Victoria Vets as a permanent staff member in October 2016, although, having worked with us on a locum basis for some time now, she may already be a familiar face to some of our clients.

    Sarah loves first opinion work and enjoys being able to build strong relationships with clients and their pets. She has a keen interest in Small animal – particularly rabbit – medicine.

    Out of work, Sarah enjoys walking her beagle Wendy, climbing, cycling and the great outdoors.

     

     

  • Janet Smith BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

    Janet qualified from Pretoria, South Africa in 1998 and joined the Victoria Vets team in 2002.

    Janet’s soothing, calming influence makes her a real pleasure to work with and our furry patients seem to appreciate it too!

    You are most likely to see Janet at our Chapel branch since she returned to work part time after having her 2nd child. Outside work she enjoys spending time with her family and walking in the beautiful peak district.

  • Rachel Vasey RVN – Veterinary Nurse / Practice Manager

    Rachel joined Victoria Vets in 2000 as a trainee nurse, qualified from Myerscough in 2004 and became Head Nurse in November 2010, before making the move to Practice management in February 2016.

    Rachel does a lot of work behind the scenes to ensure our high standards of care. As are all our staff, she is extremely dedicated to her work. She has a keen interest in medical nursing and small animal behavioural therapy and is one of our diabetic nurses. She is also a clinical coach and is still very involved in student nurse training.

    Outside of work, Rachel enjoys horse riding and is a keen music fan. She is owned by her 3 cats, Mr. Pickles, Royston and Derek, Springer Spaniel Alfie and Macarena the horse.

  • Sarah-Jane Elliott RVN – Head Veterinary Nurse

    Sarah-Jane qualified from Middlesex University in 2007 and joined our team as Head Nurse in February 2016. She may already be familiar to some of our clients as she previously worked for Victoria Vets as one of our regular locum nurses.

    Sarah is responsible for the smooth running of our nursing team and has a keen interest in surgical nursing and schedule 3 procedures.

    Sarah shares her home with boyfriend Rob and springer spaniel Maisie, and enjoys baking and spending time in the great outdoors.

  • Heather Naden – Assistant Veterinary Nurse

    Heather joined Victoria Vets in 2003 and has since gained a wealth of nursing experience. She has a special interest in the care of inpatients, building up a relationship with the animals and, of course, seeing them return, happy and healthy, to their families. Her standard of care and the TLC she gives means you can be safe in the knowledge your pet will be pampered in our kennels.

    Heather has always had a keen interest in animals, having grown up on a farm in Glossop. She shares her home with her dog, Staffordshire Bull Cross, Ruby-Sue and her cat Marvin (Happy to his friends).

    Outside of work, Heather enjoys cooking, walking with Ruby and socialising with friends.

  • Helen McEntee RVN – Veterinary Nurse

    Helen qualified from Bicton College in November 2001 and joined Victoria Vets in November 2016 as part of our growing nursing team.

    Helen is an extremely dedicated nurse and has specialised in emergency and critical care in the past. She now hopes to get involved in the training of our Student Veterinary Nurses and progress our nurse clinics at Victoria Vets in the near future. Helen has a massive soft spot for anything small and furry but gets especially excited about guinea pigs!

    Helen moved to the Peak District with her partner 2 years ago and loves mountain biking – well what better place to be! Although she hasn’t got any pets at the moment, she is a very keen tropical fishkeeper.

  • Charlotte King FdSc RVN – Veterinary Nurse

    Charlotte started her Veterinary Nurse training at Victoria Vets in 2013 and qualified from Myerscough in July 2016.

    Charlotte has a keen interest in emergency and critical care and also enjoys nursing medical patients, her positive attitude and enthusiasm for her role as a Veterinary Nurse is infectious, and she is never without a smile!

    Outside of work Charlotte enjoys walking and having a go at obedience with her “collie” Buddy, going to the cinema and she also enjoys crocheting.

  • Charlotte Morton FdSc RVN – Veterinary Nurse

    Charlotte first joined us at Victoria Vets on a work experience placement for one day a week in 2005. She started her veterinary nurse training at Nottingham Trent University in 2007 and achieved her foundation degree and FdSc RVN qualification in 2010.

    Charlotte has a keen interest in medical nursing, she is a clinical coach and is involved in the training of our student nurses alongside Rachel. Charlotte is the key person in charge of our FaceBook and Twitter accounts, keeping our clients up to date with practice ‘goings-on’. Always smiling, Charlotte’s positivity helps keep up the team morale, even on the bad days!

    Charlotte has recently returned to work following maternity leave and is thoroughly enjoying first time motherhood! She is owned by her two fish and Labradoodle Coco.

  • Charlotte Scott RVN – Veterinary Nurse

    Charlotte joined Victoria Vets in November 2015, after qualifying from Myesrcough in June 2015.

    Charlottes enjoys laboratory work and looking down the microscope at creepy crawlies and she has a keen interests in anaesthetics. She is currently studying towards a certificate in Feline Behaviour.

    Out of work, Charlotte is a bit of a ‘crazy cat lady’ (her words!) and loves anything feline related. She shares her home with her 2 cats Alfred and Clyde, and recent addition Biscuit the puppy. She enjoys video games, keeping fit and going to the gym.

  • Gill Barnes – Head Receptionist

    Gill first joined our Chapel-en-le-Frith reception team in 2007, before moving to the Glossop surgery in 2008.

    Gill is an important member of our team, often the client’s first point of contact within the surgery. She is extremely knowledgeable about animal care and what she doesn’t know, she will happily do her utmost to find out for you.

    Bubbly and active, Gill is recognisable by her abundance of curly hair, (which she doesn’t appreciate).

    Gill shares her family home with Flora the Cocker Spaniel and two cats, Billy and Paddy. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, walking her dogs and spending time with her family.

  • Nicky Longden – Receptionist

    Nicky has worked as our receptionist in Chapel-en-le Frith since joining the Victoria Vets team in 2007. She worked as a human nurse for 19 years prior to her move to the veterinary scene, so is no stranger to the medical profession.

    Nicky has four grown-up children and is a doting grandmother to 3 grandcjildren. She is a familiar, friendly face to many of the locals in around the Chapel area. In her spare time, she is a musician in the Territorial Army, plays cornet for a championship brass band and has her own quintet.

    Nicky is owned her by 4 cats, Louis, Roxy, Angel and Bubble.

  • Heidi Selkirk – Receptionist

    Heidi joined our Chapel-en-le-Frith team in September 2011 as receptionist alongside Nicky and now splits her time between there and our Glossop Practice.

    Heidi spent 2 years travelling and working in Australia, where she spent some time volunteering at a wilderness lodge in Adelaide looking after around 200 reptiles and handling many snakes and lizards, her favourites being a 5-metre long scrub python called Oscar and Brian the bobtail lizard. Her infectious laugh and bubbly personality helps brighten any a dull day.

    Outside of work, Heidi has just received a degree in international studies and enjoys reading, music and going to the theatre.

  • Victoria Caulfield

    Victoria joined the practice in June 2015 as one of our reception team at the Glossop Surgery, she is always happy and smiling and is an extremely caring member of staff.

    Out of work, Victoria loves walking her dog Casper and spending time with her husband and 3 children. She enjoys the occasional class at the local leisure centre and socialising with her friends.

  • Lorraine Doyle

    Lorraine joined Victoria Vets in 2013 as a Receptionist at our Glossop surgery and then became Bookkeeper a year later.

    She is owned by a cockerpoo called Keevah and a (camera shy) cat called Noodles. In her spare time Lorraine enjoys seeing her three grown up children and three Grandsons who she chauffeurs to and from football games most weekends. She loves taking Keevah for walks and also does a bit of keep fit and swimming.

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