Aileen is one of our practice nurses and runs the nursing clinics for our clients. She started her veterinary nursing career in Birmingham and Clitheroe, before coming to Bishopton in June 2000.
Aileen is married with 2 children and one grandson; her daughter is a vet and her son is an engineer working in Sweden. Her pets Tumble the young tabby cat and Gus the Lhaso Apso, keep her busy as does cycling, walking, travelling and skiing!
Charlotte graduated in 2014 with a Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing. From a young age she has always loved animals and living in rural North Yorkshire, she has had plenty of exposure to animals. Charlotte has previously worked at practices in York and Harrogate where she has gained some experience in exotics and small furries. Outside of work Charlotte is very involved in her local Young Farmers group, holding the position of Secretary which takes up most of her free time. Charlotte has a cat called Dexter who she hand reared from two weeks old and three chickens: Dolly, Ethal and Daphnie. Charlotte is looking forward to experiencing all aspects of Bishopton and becoming a familiar smiling face to all!
Helen joined us in 2013 and looks after our highly successful puppy and dog training classes, as well as being one of our dedicated small animal nursing team. She is a qualified dog trainer and a full member of the IMDT. She is studying for an advanced diploma in Canine Behaviour Therapy.
Her hobbies include training and working her dogs, two labradors called Flint and Poppy and a working cocker spaniel called Joey.
Gill joined the practice in 2001 and completed her training in 2006. In 2008 she became head nurse, but after 5 years in this role decided to step down to spend more time with her young daughter. She now works part time at the Ripon and Pateley bridge surgeries as an Ops nurse and on reception.
Outside work, Gill likes walking, socialising with family and friends and her family pets.
Animal Nursing Assistant / Work Experience Coordinator
Vicky joined Bishopton Vets in 2015 as a Nursing Assistant. She completed her VCA course in 2017 through the college of animal welfare, making her a qualified Veterinary Care Assistant. Vicky enjoys being part of the nursing team and has responsibilities that include small animal care and lab tech duties. Previously she studied Animal Management at Askham Bryan College.
Outside of work Vicky spends her time with her husband, young son and rescue pets - one of which is Radish, the cat who she rehomed as a stray from Bishopton!
Rachel joined the practice in 2015 and has worked her way up to becoming one of our two Head Nurses. As part of her Head Nurse duties she leads the medical nursing team and is heavily involved with the radio-iodine referral service. Rachel enjoys all aspects of nursing, but has a particular interest in Emergency Critical Care (ECC) and achieved the ECC Certificate in 2018.
Outside of work Rachel enjoys walking her dog, caring for her guinea pigs and helping out on her partners dairy farm.