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Middleham

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Please note that all services offered, including dispensary, from Middleham are by appointment or timed collection only. All appointments and collections are managed through our Ripon location.
Where We Are

The Dante Yard,

Manor House Stables,

West End,

Middleham,

Leyburn

DL8 4QL

Opening Hours
Monday: Appointment - 8am to 6pm
Tuesday: Appointment - 8am to 6pm
Wednesday: Appointment - 8am to 6pm
Thursday: Appointment - 8am to 6pm
Friday: Appointment - 8am to 6pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Ripon Farm Hours
Monday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Friday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 8.30am - 12 noon
Sunday: Closed
Meet the Team
Phil Alcock
Role: Support Team
Phil Alcock
Support Team - Ripon
A bit about me...

Phil is one of the farm animal partners - in addition to his veterinary work Phil is also responsible for our dispensary service and the efficient procurement of our farm medicines. Phil's role in the pig management team supports our pig vets day to day as well as looking after all aspects of our medicines supply and engagement with the pharmaceutical companies.

Did you know?
Phil's spare time interests involve playing and watching just about any sport.
Nigel Woolfenden
Role: Vet
Nigel Woolfenden
Ripon
A bit about me...

Nigel qualified with honours from Liverpool University in 1986, after which he moved to Ripon and Bishopton to work in mixed large animal practice. Over the following years he quickly became an integral member of the pig team and moved to 100% pig work from 1993. He is a past president of both the Pig Veterinary Society and the Yorkshire Veterinary Society; he is a current member of the Pig Health and Welfare Council; he is the Food Futures director for RAFT Solutions Ltd, andhe is part of the delivery team for a large number of pig production research projects. His main interests are preventative medicine, training on farm, and the management of health.

Rachel Cooper
Role: Dispensary
Rachel Cooper
Dispensary - Ripon
A bit about me...

Dispensary Manager.

I started working in dispensary in 2016 as a Dispensary Assistant, and have since progressed to Dispensary Manager in 2019. I really enjoy working for an independent veterinary practice and managing a fantastic dispensary team. 

 

 

Did you know?
Particularly fondue of jokes about cheese! They are so Gouda!
Alison Lord
Role: Dispensary
Alison Lord
Dispensary - Ripon
A bit about me...

Dispensary Supervisor SQP.

I started working in dispensary in 2007 as a Dispensary Assistant and completed my SQP qualification in 2012. I have since progressed to Dispensary Supervisor, and work primarily on the large animal side.

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In my spare time I look after my three grandchildren, and the menagerie of animals we have on our family farm.
Jonathan Statham
Role: Vet
Jonathan Statham
Ripon
A bit about me...
Jonathan graduated from Cambridge Veterinary School in 1996. He is a cattle vet, partner & chair of Bishopton Veterinary Group, a 40 vet practice in Ripon, North Yorkshire (a member of XL Vets) and is director and Chief Executive of RAFT Solutions Ltd (an innovative veterinary research, consultancy and knowledge exchange company). He is past-president of the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) and the Yorkshire Veterinary Society and has sat on the GB ‘Cattle Health & Welfare Group’ (CHAWG), GB ‘Sheep Health & Welfare Group’ (SHAWG), the Veterinary Policy Group (VPG) of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and is a past director of Cattle Health Certification Standards (CHeCS) and member of the ‘Farmskills’ Steering Group. He is an examiner for the University of Liverpool, member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Advanced Practitioner Panel, a member of the Nottingham Dairy Innovation Forum, the International Embryo Transfer Society & served on the Veterinary Residues & Products Committees (VRC & VPC) of the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD). He currently sits on UK Animal Science Advisory Board (ASAB) Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), is a fellow of Askham Bryan College & is a non-executive director of the Animal Health & Welfare Board of England (AHWBE). Main veterinary interests include reproductive technologies, nutrition, mastitis control and progressive herd health & production management. He has published a wide range of papers, articles and book chapters and is a co-author of textbook ‘Dairy Herd Health’. He holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Diploma in Cattle Health & Production, is a RCVS recognised specialist in Cattle Health & Production and was named UK Dairy Vet of the year 2015. He became visiting Professor of Sustainable Livestock Health & Welfare at Harper-Keele Veterinary School, Institute of Sustainable Health & Welfare (InSHAW) in 2020. 
Sylvia Turnbull
Role: Support Team
Sylvia Turnbull
Support Team - Ripon
A bit about me...

Sylvia joined Bishopton is 2002 and is PA to the Bishopton Pig Team. She is the main point of contact in the office and organises all the pig vet diaries and paperwork.  

 

Duncan Berkshire
Role: Vet
Duncan Berkshire
Ripon
A bit about me...
Duncan joined the pig department at Bishopton in 2009 having previously worked extensively with pigs in Yorkshire since graduation. He qualified from Cambridge Vet School in 2004 and obtained his Masters in Livestock Health and Production with the Royal Veterinary College while in practice. Duncan also holds the RCVS Certificate in Pig Medicine. Improving herd health and reproductive physiology are particular areas of interest, along with farm based investigations to introduce preventative medicine programmes on unit. He is a past President of the Pig Veterinary Society and is currently Honorary Treasurer. In 2020 he was awarded a Fellowship of the RCVS.
Did you know?
When not immersed in the world of pigs, Duncan enjoys throwing himself down mountains on skis and training other people to do the same thing.
Phil Alcock
Role: Vet
Phil Alcock
Ripon
A bit about me...

Phil's interests involve all aspects of cattle work in particular herd health management, nutrition and lameness control. As a founding director of RAFT Solutions, Phil is principally interested in livestock skills development and is very active in farm training initiatives and knowledge exchange. This training interest led to the establishment of the national ‘FarmSkills’ programme delivered by XLVets in the UK.

Phil has provided technical input for a variety of industry bodies including pharmaceutical companies, milk recording organisations, milk and meat processors, feed companies and the AHDB and has contributed across a wide range of the farming press. He holds the RCVS Certificate in Cattle Health and Reproduction, a Diploma in Ruminant nutrition from Harper Adams University College and is a licenced Category 1 foot trimmer.

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Phil's spare time interests involve playing and watching just about any sport.
Joanna Mallia
Role: Support Team
Joanna Mallia
Support Team - Ripon
A bit about me...
Joanna started working in the veterinary profession in 2002, training and qualifying as a veterinary nurse before moving into practice administration and management. During her career she has worked in both small animal and mixed practice, referral and first opinion. Along the way Joanna has achieved a Masters level management qualification, she served as a Board Director for the UK's Practice Management Association (VMG) and worked as a lecturer for one of the Vet Schools. 
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Away from work Joanna spends time with her family and friends, reading, hiking and has just joined a local netball team. Her partner manages a local farm so she tends to get involved with all things cattle and sheep. She has two dogs who are an endless source of fun and entertainment.
Peter Holbrook
Role: Support Team
Peter Holbrook
Support Team - Ripon
A bit about me...

Peter joined Bishopton in July 1999 and holds the position of General Manager. His varied role includes all aspect of Practice Governance, Facilities and Asset Management, Health & Safety and Project Management.

 

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Outside of work Peter enjoys a varied active life. Often spending free time in the mountains at home or abroad or enjoying all aspects of cycling with this wife and family who are all keen cyclists. During the summer months Thursday evenings are spent volunteering with Open Country's Tandem Club for people with disabilities.
Ian McClive
Role: Vet
Ian McClive
Ripon
A bit about me...

Ian graduated from Cambridge University Vet School in 2003 and initially worked in mixed practice in Thirsk. He then chose to specialise in small animal care, moving to the PDSA in the North East of England. Ian became the Senior Veterinary Surgeon at the PDSA's Sunderland hospital and enjoyed three happy years at the helm. Ian joined the small animal team at Bishopton Veterinary Group in 2011 and became a partner in 2014.

Ian has a keen interest in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery and completed his Royal College Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2012. Ian attained Advanced Practitioner status in Small Animal Surgery in 2014.
Did you know?
Outside work he enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah and their young family of three daughters and one son. He enjoys walking, socialising with friends and all sports, as well as looking after his 2 dogs , 3 cats and 3 hens.
Liz Van Hee
Role: Vet
Liz Van Hee
Ripon
A bit about me...
As a final year student, Liz undertook her 4 week elective with the Pig Team at Bishopton Veterinary Group. Liz graduated from Liverpool University in 2011 and joined the team at Bishopton in May 2013, having worked exclusively with pigs in East Anglia since graduation.
Did you know?
In her free time, Liz enjoys hill walking and rock climbing.
Nicola Mellor
Role: Client Care
Nicola Mellor
Client Care - Ripon
A bit about me...
After gaining a degree in Young Children's Learning and Development, Nicola has spent most of her career working in Early Years before switching to animals and joining Bishopton Vets in 2015.
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Outside of work Nicola is kept busy looking after her family and pets including two dogs, three cats, corn snake, guinea pig and stick insects. In her spare time Nicola enjoys walking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Neil Eastham
Role: Vet
Neil Eastham
Ripon
A bit about me...

Neil joined Bishopton Veterinary Group in July 2007 after graduating from Liverpool University. An upbringing on a dairy and sheep farm in Lancashire played a large role in him deciding to specialise in farm animal work. 

Neil is actively involved in the delivery of Bishopton's dairy, beef and sheep health schemes and enjoys all aspects of veterinary work.  Neil's main interests are fertility and dairy genetics. He is actively involved in the delivery of specialist advanced breeding techniques (ET and OPU/IVF), as well as working with clients to utilise female genomic testing.  Neil has achieved his Diploma in Bovine Reproduction from Liverpool University and was awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship in 2018 to explore how UK dairy farmers could benefit from the use of genomics. 

 

Did you know?
Neil is a committee member and previous chairman of North East Holstein Breeders Club. He is also a council member on Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Senior Holstein Steward at the Great Yorkshire Show and a board member of Future Farmers of Yorkshire.
Rachael Baker
Role: Vet
Rachael Baker
Ripon
A bit about me...

Rachael graduated from Glasgow University in 1998. She started her career in a small animal practice in Melton Mowbray, before moving to Sutton Coldfield where she became Clinical Manager for a group of seven small animal practices across the Midlands. In 2010, Rachael gained her RCVS certificate in Small Animal Practice. She moved to North Yorkshire with her family in 2014 to join the Bishopton team. 

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Outside work, Rachael is kept busy with house renovations and enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children.
Lucy Preece
Role: Vet
Lucy Preece
Ripon, Easingwold
A bit about me...
Lucy grew up in Harrogate and saw practice with Bishopton when she was a student. She graduated from Cambridge University in 2006 and worked in Dorset and Oxfordshire before joining Bishopton in 2013. Lucy is the practice lead for the radio iodine centre, treating hyperthyroid cats.

Through further study Lucy gained the GP certificate in small animal medicine in 2012 and membership of ANZCVS feline medicine chapter in 2016. She has a clinical interest in canine and feline medicine, especially senior cats.
Did you know?
Outside work Lucy enjoys long walks in the Dales with her border terrier, Fred.
Mark Spilman
Role: Vet
Mark Spilman
Ripon, York
A bit about me...

Mark was born and bred in North Yorkshire, growing up on a mixed livestock/arable farm. He qualified from Liverpool Vet School in 2006 and joined Bishopton straight from university having seen practice there. After 3 years in practice at Bishopton Mark spent a year in New Zealand to widen his knowledge and experience of block calving and grass-based systems. Mark returned to Bishopton following his time in New Zealand and became a partner in 2018. Mark's main interests lie in herd health and cattle reproduction. He is advanced breeding director for RAFT Solutions Ltd, performing embryo work, bull fertility assessments and semen collections. He leads the SemenRate laboratory at RAFT, and was awarded a Master in Veterinary Medicine (MVM) for work looking at AI in cattle and objective semen analysis.  

Did you know?
Outside of work Mark now has a young family with his wife Olivia, but when possible he still plays for Helperby in the Nidderdale cricket league enjoying some friendly rivalry with farm clients. Old age has caught up with him and he has now retired from playing rugby. Mark has started a small herd of Aberdeen Angus at his parents’ farm and aims to utilise ET and AI to improve the herd.
Alex Russell
Role: Vet
Alex Russell
Ripon, Pateley Bridge
A bit about me...

Alex graduated with distinction from Edinburgh University in 2013, before working as a small animal vet across Lancashire and North Yorkshire. She joined the practice in autumn 2015 and is based at our Ripon and Pateley Bridge branches. 

In the past Alex has spent time in Sri Lanka helping treat, vaccinate and neuter street dogs, and managed a team at PDSA charity hospital in Sunderland in 2018.

Alex has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery and recently achieved her Royal College Certificate in General Small Animal Surgery.

Did you know?
Alex lives in Thirsk with Sully the cocker spaniel and Nessie the cat. She enjoys walking, yoga and indoor climbing.
Emily Bill
Role: Vet
Emily Bill
Ripon, Pateley Bridge
A bit about me...

After growing up on a smallholding Emily was keen from a young age  to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine. After completing a degree in Veterinary Science at The Royal Veterinary College in London, she spent a year there as the Student Union President before completing a degree in Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2015 and began work at a busy Small Animal Hospital in West Yorkshire before making the move to North Yorkshire in 2017.  Emily has a keen interest in Small Animal Medicine and is currently working towards her BSAVA Small Animal Medicine Certificate. She particularly enjoys Feline Medicine and is very happy to be involved with the Radio Iodine Cat Centre at Ripon.  

Did you know?
Emily thoroughly enjoys life in the Dales, cycling, running and walking with her fiancé Martin and Westie/Bichon cross Lola. She has recently acquired a sewing machine and aims to eventually be able to make some of her own clothes!
Evi Collard
Role: Support Team
Evi Collard
Support Team - Ripon
A bit about me...
Evi joined Bishopton Vets in July 2014. She started her time with us working across the nursing, dispensary and client care teams. Since then, Evi has completed both her Veterinary Care Assistant Diploma and Anaesthesia Assistant Certificate. Evi enjoys all aspects of HR and Business Management, but especially making a positive impact on clients and colleagues alike. Having an uncanny (and unintentional!) addiction to studying, Evi is now broadening her knowledge through a Veterinary Business Management Certificate with the University of Liverpool.
Did you know?
Outside of work, Evi enjoys playing the piano, reading, socialising, making the most of the Yorkshire countryside and has even got caught on the running bandwagon!
Claire Dennis
Role: Nurse
Claire Dennis
Nurse - Ripon
A bit about me...

Claire started at Bishopton Vets in 2000 as a trainee nurse, and has been Head Nurse since 2007. She looks after clinical and practice standards at Ripon and Pateley Bridge.

Did you know?
Outside of work, Claire and her husband have two boys and 2 cats, Soxy and Zoggy. Soxy who is 20(!) was hand reared from Bishopton when Claire first started working with us. Zoggy was also hand reared but is still a youngster at just 6 years old! Claire enjoys cycling in her spare time and completed the Way of the Roses coast-to-coast 2 years ago for charity.
Sasha Buck
Role: Vet
Sasha Buck
Ripon, Easingwold
A bit about me...

Originally from Knaresborough, Sasha graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2016 with honours. Her first job was in Halifax before she was lured back to North Yorkshire in 2018 to join the team at Bishopton.

Did you know?
Outside of work, Sasha enjoys spending time with her family, walking and travelling. She lives with fiancee James and her two cats who she acquired from Bishopton, Bert and Ernie.
Sue Brown
Role: Support Team
Sue Brown
Support Team - Ripon
A bit about me...

Sue has had a career in finance for over 30 years and has been working at Bishopton since 2015.

Did you know?
Outside of work Sue enjoys cooking, golfing and walking her Collie/Golden Cross Laila, especially on long walks along the beaches at Bridlington. Sue also adopted a stray cat called Peanut, from the practice soon after starting.
Helen Cheetham
Role: Vet Tech
Helen Cheetham
Vet Tech - Ripon
A bit about me...

Helen did her training at the College of Animal Welfare, qualifying in 2008 and joined Bishopton in December 2011.

After growing up on a dairy farm, Helen has always had a keen interest in large animal work and is now a farm Vet Tech for the practice doing blood sampling, parasite and fly control, vaccinating and disbudding.
Did you know?
Outside of work Helen is involved in farming at home with cattle and sheep and always enjoys lambing time.
Hannah Bethell
Role: Nurse
Hannah Bethell
Nurse - Ripon
A bit about me...
Hannah started working at Bishopton for a one-year placement and enjoyed it so much she continued part-time until she qualified in 2019 with a foundation degree in veterinary nursing. She is now a full-time registered veterinary nurse with a keen interest in medical nursing and has recently been appointed Senior Diagnostic Nurse.
Did you know?
In her spare time Hannah enjoys walking around the beautiful countryside with her dog Floki, gardening, baking and watching murder documentaries. She also has three cats called Leo, Ruby & Nelson.
Katharine Shepherd
Role: Vet
Katharine Shepherd
Ripon
A bit about me...

Katharine was brought up in Ayrshire prior to attending Glasgow University Veterinary School. Following graduation in 2008, Katharine spent two years working in rural mixed practice in Dumfries and Galloway before making the move south of the border to focus on farm animal practice here at Bishopton. Katharine has achieved the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Cattle).

 

Did you know?
Outside of work, Katharine keeps active hill walking, marathon running or scuba diving and is a keen musician, playing violin with various ensembles.
Miles Middleton
Role: Vet
Miles Middleton
Ripon
A bit about me...
Miles originates from a sheep and dairy farm near Askrigg in Upper Wensleydale where his family still farm. He attended Wensleydale school in Leyburn prior to heading to South to attend vet school. Miles graduated from the university of Bristol in 2008, He worked in Northallerton for just over four years before joining The Bishopton Veterinary Group in September 2012.
Did you know?
Out of work Miles enjoys farming, playing rugby and spending time with his wife Leanne and young daughter Eliza.
Rachel Field
Role: Vet
Rachel Field
Ripon, Northallerton
A bit about me...
Rachel  qualified from Bristol University in 2017, but being a Northerner at heart , and having spent several weeks here as a student during her training, she returned to Ripon to join the practice. Rachel enjoys all aspects of  small animal vet work, she has a particular passion for surgery and will be starting a certificate in this later this year.
Did you know?
Rachel has a cat called Minnie who was a rescue from the practice a few years ago, after she was found straying with a large lump on her jaw. Thankfully it turned out to be just a nasty infection. With time, treatment and lots of TLC she made a full recovery and now lives a very spoiled life!
Leanne Forde
Role: Vet
Leanne Forde
York
A bit about me...

Leanne is York born and bred, then headed off to Liverpool vet school where she graduated in 2012. After graduating, Leanne headed up to North Yorkshire for just over two years to work in mixed practice. However, it became clear to her that farm animal practice was where her true passion lies. Leanne has been at Bishopton Veterinary Group since December 2014 and splits her time between the York and Ripon areas. Leanne's main interests are in all things beef and sheep and she plays an active role in delivering our beef and flock health planning services. Another area of Leanne's focus is delivering our pathology service. She has always been keen to post mortem fallen stock, but since her summer secondment to APHA Thirsk as a veterinary investigation officer in 2017, Leanne has pushed forward to emphasise the importance of post mortem examinations for herd and flock health. Leanne is AMTRA trained to run some of our RAFT farmer training workshops. However, there is nothing that makes Leanne happier than calving a cow or lambing a sheep!

Did you know?
Outside of work, Leanne likes to cook food from all over the world. To work it all off she plays netball for a local team and has a new found interest for Shabam classes.
Ben Gaskell
Role: Vet
Ben Gaskell
Sunley Raynes
A bit about me...
Ben graduated in 2000 from Bristol Vet School, which he says seems a long time ago. Originally from the South West, Ben spent most of his formative years on the Wirral near Leahurst where his parents worked at the Vet School. His first job was at Peter Scott Dunns equine clinic in Berkshire, followed by a stint back in Cheshire at the practice now known as Brown Moss Equine. Ben came to Yorkshire in 2003 and joined Bishopton working on the equine and large animal side. After an enjoyable sabbatical in industry and some time back in practice in Ripon, he’s very pleased to have returned to the Bishopton fold for the long term. Ben’s clinical interests are limited but include racehorse and sports horse performance, in addition to an unhealthy interest in worm control and wormer resistance.
Did you know?
Outside of work Ben gets ready to go back to work, spends his time looking after his three girls, dogs, ponies and cat, with his wife Mel, who also teaches in the area. Occasional bursts of enthusiasm see him play tennis and very sporadically get back on a horse…
Christina Heseltine
Role: Vet
Christina Heseltine
Ripon
A bit about me...

Christina, originally from Yorkshire, was lured back from her life in the Indian Himalaya to Edinburgh where she graduated from Vet School in 2005. Among other posts including work in first opinion at Edinburgh Vet school, Christina worked for over eight years in an Emergency medicine and surgery centre. It was a busy but stimulating experience! She returned to North Yorkshire a few years ago and settled into Bishopton Vets in 2018.

Did you know?
Christina lives in the beauty of Nidderdale with her Son. They enjoy exotic travel when they are not walking the Dales with their dogs, collecting wild foods or tending her Son's allotment.
Neil Mechie
Role: Vet
Neil Mechie
Sunley Raynes
A bit about me...

Neil graduated from The RVC, London in 2010 and went on to complete an internship at Minster Equine Hospital near York. After spending just under a year working in first opinion equine practice he joined Mark Johnston Racing becoming one of two vets in charge of all the veterinary care for 250+ racing TBs. It is during the 7.5 years spent there that his passion for the sport of racing grew and along with his wife and now fellow colleague, Lucy, Neil has successfully gone on to train point to point and National Hunt racehorse winners, with hopefully many more to come

Did you know?
When not with the horses Neil is kept busy looking after his two young children and family dog, Max.
Mary Holder
Role: Vet
Mary Holder
Ripon
A bit about me...
Mary qualified from Edinburgh University in 2008 and worked in Berkshire, Northamptonshire and West Yorkshire before joining Bishopton in 2015. She has a postgraduate certificate in Small Animal Medicine which represents three years of additional study in this area, but she enjoys all areas of general practice.
Did you know?
Mary lives locally with her two beautiful Maine Coon cats, husband and toddler. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, gardening and walking - especially hillwalking.
Dan King
Role: Vet
Dan King
York
A bit about me...
Dan graduated from Nottingham University and came straight to join the Bishopton team in 2012, following several weeks ‘seeing practice’ as a student. Having been brought up on a mixed farm in East Yorkshire, Dan has always wanted to specialise in farm animal medicine. Dan enjoys all aspects of cattle and sheep work as well as a keen interest in gamebirds and poultry. Dan is particularly interested in fertility, mastitis and suckler cow herd health. 
Did you know?
In his spare time Dan enjoys helping out on the family farm, shooting game and clays and fell walking.
Holly Doney
Role: Nurse
Holly Doney
Nurse - Ripon
A bit about me...

Holly started working at Bishopton in 2016, after qualifying and completing her training at a Veterinary Hospital in Harrogate. She grew up on a family dairy farm and this is where her love of animals great and small stemmed from. At work her passion lies in medical nursing and the care of our hospitalised patients and she looks forward to expanding her knowledge with further qualifications in this area. Holly has recently been promoted to Senior Medical Nurse.

Did you know?
Outside of work Holly enjoys exploring the countryside with her working labrador Marrick and horse Monty, helping out on the farm and socialising with friends and family.
Joanna Kin
Role: Vet
Joanna Kin
Ripon
A bit about me...

Joanna joined the Small Animal Vet Team in March 2020. She graduated in 2017 from University in Wroclaw, Poland and then made the big move to England. She practiced small animal medicine across Yorkshire before joining Bishopton. 

Joanna is currently working towards a post-graduate certificate in Feline Medicine, plus studying for the ISFM Advanced Feline Behaviour for Veterinary Professionals. Her other areas of interests are cytology, ultrasonography and behavioural medicine.

 

Did you know?
In her free time, Joanna likes exploring new places, cooking good food and reading fine literature.
Rosie Lyle
Role: Vet
Rosie Lyle
Ripon
A bit about me...

Rosie graduated from Liverpool University Veterinary School in 2013. After two years of working in mixed practice back home in the North Yorkshire Moors, she made the move to Bishopton to focus on farm animal practice. Rosie has been at Bishopton since November 2015.

Rosie enjoys all aspects of farm animal practice but particularly enjoys dairy herd and sheep flock health work. Following a summer secondment at APHA Veterinary Investigation Centre at Thirsk in 2017, Rosie helps to deliver disease surveillance at the practice through post-mortem examinations. Rosie is currently studying towards her Certificate in advance veterinary practice (Cattle).

Did you know?
Outside of work Rosie enjoys adrenaline filled sports including climbing, cycling and throwing herself off the top of hills on her paraglider.
Stewart Mechie
Role: Vet
Stewart Mechie
Sunley Raynes
A bit about me...
Stewart graduated from Edinburgh in 1983. He grew up on a livestock farm in Scotland and spent the early part of his career in mixed practice, with a stint working for the VI service. He joined Stirks Equine Practice in 2003 then spent 3 years working abroad for the Hong Kong Jockey Club before returning to Bishopton Equine in 2018. Stewarts main interests are lameness investigations, poor performance, studwork and horses-in-training.
Did you know?
Outside of work, Stewart is still a competitive fell runner and enjoys mountaineering, skiing, gardening and messing about with this grandchildren.
Alex Oliver
Role: Vet
Alex Oliver
Ripon
A bit about me...
Alex grew up in Selby and graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2017. After graduation he spent a year as a herdsman on a 1400 cow grass based dairy farm in New Zealand. Returning to Yorkshire, Alex joined the Bishopton team in August 2018 to focus on farm animal vetting rather than farming itself. He enjoy all aspects of farm vetting but especially enjoys dairy work.
Did you know?
Outside of work Alex is a keen rugby player and plays for Ripon RUFC most Saturdays and in the off season enjoys shooting and a bit of fly fishing.
Jo Robertson
Role: Vet
Jo Robertson
Ripon
A bit about me...
Originally from North Yorkshire, Jo graduated from the University of Edinburgh's Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2012 and remained in Scotland as a mixed practice vet before moving back home in 2019 to focus on pigs.
Did you know?
In her spare time Jo enjoys all things outdoors, on land or water as well as adventuring in her campervan and making jewellery.
Ed Scott
Role: Vet Tech
Ed Scott
Vet Tech - Ripon
Cathy Bowes
Role: Client Care
Cathy Bowes
Client Care - Ripon
Richard Shaw
Role: Vet
Richard Shaw
Ripon, Northallerton
A bit about me...
Richard graduated from University of Glasgow in 1996.  His first job was in a mixed practice in Bedale and he became a partner there in 2003. In 2004 he obtained a General Practitioner Certificate in Equine Practice. Richard stayed for 23 years in his first practice before joining Bishopton in March 2019.  He enjoys all aspects of veterinary work with a particular interest in small animal surgery.  Richard is currently heading up the Northallerton surgery. 
Did you know?
Richard is married to vet Sophie (who also works at Bishopton) and they have two boys and two cats. Richard has seven Great Britain caps for small bore rifle shooting, has twice been the British Short Range Champion and is currently the Yorkshire County Rifle Captain! He also enjoys golfing, clay pigeon shooting and spending as much time as possible in the Cairngorms. Future aspirations include getting involved with motorsport, but currently doesn't have the time, money or talent to pursue this further!
Lucy Mechie
Role: Vet
Lucy Mechie
Sunley Raynes
A bit about me...
Lucy graduated from The Royal Veterinary College, London in 2010 and went on to complete an internship at a busy hospital in Essex before heading back to her native Yorkshire to work in predominantly equine practice.

In 2016 Lucy achieved the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice specialising in equine internal medicine, and has a keen interest in anaesthesia, reproduction and poor performance.
Did you know?
Outside of work Lucy is kept busy looking after her two young children, Willow and Hew and riding out the handful of racehorses trained by her husband, fellow vet, Neil. She also enjoys long walks with the family Border collie, Max.
Sophie Shaw
Role: Vet
Sophie Shaw
Ripon
A bit about me...

Sophie grew up on a smallholding in North Wales with a variety of animals. She went on to study Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, followed by Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool graduating in 2001. She started her veterinary career in mixed practice in Northallerton and then moved to the large animal department (farm and equine) at Bishopton in 2002. She subsequently covered two consecutive maternity leaves in the small animal department at Bishopton before moving on to the PDSA in Middlesbrough. She returned to Bishopton in 2019 and is interested in all aspects of veterinary care for dogs and cats.

 

Did you know?
Sophie is kept busy when not at work with her two lively sons who are football mad so much of her spare time is spent watching training or matches!
Simon Stirk
Role: Vet
Simon Stirk
Sunley Raynes
A bit about me...
Simon has joined the practice as a Director and Clinical Consultant. Simon brings a wealth of experience from over 30 years of equine veterinary practice in Ripon and the surrounding area. Simon will be working part time, providing his services for clients of the practice and dispensing his priceless advice to us all!
Graham Tibbot
Role: Vet
Graham Tibbot
Ripon
A bit about me...

Graham joined Bishopton farm team after 8 years in farm practice, three of them in Colne Lancashire then a five year stint in Teesdale. Prior to this, Graham qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2009, after funding his studies by working on the university’s dairy farm. Graham’s interests in practice lie in dairy fertility and sheep flock health.

 


Did you know?
Outside of work Graham is a keen cyclist and is still the current national champion of mountain bike orienteering thanks to the event not being held in 2020.
Jess Umpleby
Role: Vet
Jess Umpleby
Ripon, Pateley Bridge
A bit about me...

Jess went to the University of Glasgow and graduated with commendation in 2016, she joined Bishopton in 2017.

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Outside of work Jess enjoys gardening and and dog walks in the countryside with her Labrador called Poppy.She also has a small flock of free range hens.
Jack Wight
Role: Vet
Jack Wight
Ripon
A bit about me...
Jack Wight was brought up on a beef and sheep farm outside of Berwick-upon-Tweed, and qualified from Glasgow University in 2018. Jack has always had an interest in farm animals and has been involved with farms in the West of Scotland during his time at university, as well as spending a month in Morocco working with some much smaller operations. He joined Bishopton Vets in 2018 after qualifying and enjoys all aspects of cattle and sheep vet work. 
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In his spare time he enjoys going to the gym and fly fishing.
Kathy Clarke
Role: Nurse
Kathy Clarke
Nurse - Ripon
A bit about me...
Kathy graduated from Hartpury College in Gloucestershire. Her university holidays were spent volunteering with wildlife in South Africa. After graduation Kathy worked in mixed practice in Cumbria before moving to Yorkshire and joining Bishopton in 2019.Kathy has a certificate in dental work and is currently undertaking a Vets Now Certificate in emergency and critical care. She enjoys all the variety in her current role especially the long-term patient care.
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Kathy has a rescue cat called Rhys and is on the lookout for a puppy. In her spare time she enjoys playing rugby, travelling and fell walking in the Lake District.
Aileen Clegg
Role: Nurse
Aileen Clegg
Nurse - Ripon
A bit about me...
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.
Did you know?
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 Craven
Role: Nurse
Charlotte Craven
Nurse - Ripon, Northallerton
A bit about me...
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.
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Outside of work Charlotte has a keen interest in horse riding, drawing and gardening. She has a golden retriever called Margo and a hand-reared cat called Dexter. She is a former Young Farmer and loves helping out on her partner's farm.
Laura Eden
Role: Vet
Laura Eden
Ripon
A bit about me...
Laura graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2019 but is originally a local lass growing up just outside of York. Not from a farming background, Laura has developed an interest in the industry and has experience of running a flock of sheep on rented grassland around York. As a student, Laura enjoyed spending a lot of time at Bishopton, as well as completing a dairy externship in California and working on farms in North Yorkshire. 
Did you know?
She enjoys being outdoors, attending country shows and taking part in activities throughout the farming calendar, including wool wrapping at shearing time!
Caroline Rex
Role: Vet
Caroline Rex
York
A bit about me...
Originally from Leeds, Caroline graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2014 and worked in mixed practice in Wetherby for 6 years before moving slightly further east to Bishopton. Based at the York branch, Caroline enjoys the mix between beef, sheep and dairy. 
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Out of work Caroline has lots of hobbies to keep her busy including hill walking, knitting, cooking and a new found love of gardening and houseplants.
Carla Bleasdale
Role: Vet
Carla Bleasdale
Ripon
A bit about me...

I grew up in Lancashire spending much of my time on my grandparent's beef and sheep farm. As such my interest within veterinary medicine has always been geared towards becoming a farm vet. I graduated from the RVC in 2020 where I also inter-calated in Comparative Pathology. I look forward to being involved in all aspects of farm animal practice and I’m excited to join the team!

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I enjoy all things outdoors and active, exploring the countryside, running (for coffee and cake), and a nice pub for a roast dinner! I hope to join a local hockey club and begin the search for a canine companion…a miniature dachshund!
Dom Fox
Role: Vet Tech
Dom Fox
Vet Tech - Ripon
Katie Fitzgerald
Role: Vet
Katie Fitzgerald
Ripon
A bit about me...

Katie ‘Fitz’ graduated from Nottingham Vet School in 2012 and joined the team at Bishopton. After a three year stint at the practice she got itchy feet and took some opportunities to gain different experiences through time in farm practice in Lancashire, Derbyshire and back at the University of Nottingham teaching final year vet students. The call of God’s own country was too strong and Katie returned to Bishopton in 2020. Katies main interests are calf health, cattle housing and mastitis and her time in the peak district has given her a real appreaction of working with beef and sheep enterprises.

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Outside work Fitz enjoys walking her giant hound Gelert. She is looking forward to getting back in the boxing ring now she’s returned to Ripon and cant quite decide whether to dust off her rugby boots for a final season or two.
Becky Doyle
Role: Nurse
Becky Doyle
Nurse - Ripon
A bit about me...

Becky started working at Bishopton in 2018 and is currently studying to become a registered veterinary nurse which she will complete in 2021. Prior to joining Bishopton Becky worked as a dog groomer.

All my interests, hobbies and work related interests are all about my animal related. I absolutally love all animals, particularly dogs and farm animals. In my spare time like going on walks in the countryside with my dogs and spending time with my cheeky herd of pygmy goats.

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All Becky's interest and hobbies are all animal related.She absolutally adores animals, particularly dogs and farm animals. In her spare time she enjoys walking in the countryside with her dogs and spending time with her cheeky herd of pygmy goats.
Tilly Elliott
Role: Nurse
Tilly Elliott
Nurse - Ripon
A bit about me...
Tilly first came to Bishopton to drop off a hedgehog called Humphrey who needed some TLC. After visiting us to do work experience, Tilly was then offered an apprenticeship and has been working with us whilst studying  for her Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at Askham Bryan College. During her course she has been to South Africa where she assisted in many activities, nursing cases and case studies. When qualified Tilly hopes to to do further studying in emergency care. 
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Outside of work Tilly enjoys long walks with her family of spaniels mum Shelley and two puppies Sweep & Cooper! To relax she enjoys baking and cooking new recipes.
Sophie Easby
Role: Nurse
Sophie Easby
Nurse - Ripon
Diane Dunn
Role: Support Team
Diane Dunn
Support Team - Ripon
A bit about me...

Diane joined Bishopton in 2007 as a Receptionist and worked her way up to Senior Receptionist before moving onto become small animal Accounts Administrator.

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In her spare time Diane enjoys spending time with her family, going on holiday, baking and sewing.
Kate Fleetham
Role: Nurse
Kate Fleetham
Nurse - Ripon
Sophie Folorunsho
Role: Nurse
Sophie Folorunsho
Nurse - Ripon
A bit about me...

Sophie relocated back to Yorkshire after spending 11 years in Liverpool. Sophie studied for a Zoology degree at The University of Liverpool and then went on to study veterinary nursing.

Sophie has always worked with animals and is passionate about animal welfare which led her to a career in veterinary nursing. Within practice, she has a particular interest in medical and surgical nursing, radiography and nurse clinics. 
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Outside of work, Sophie spends her time with her little girl and family, enjoying good food with friends and going to listen to live music.
Natasha Hutchinson
Role: Nurse
Natasha Hutchinson
Nurse - Ripon
India Grewal
Role: Nurse
India Grewal
Nurse - Ripon
A bit about me...

India joined Bishopon in January 2018. She enjoys all aspects of nursing but is very interested in emergency and critical care plus nursing consults. She also has a keen interest in canine behaviour especially puppy socialisation and is currently studying for a merit award in behaviour.  

 

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At home India has a deaf miniature schnauzer called Bennie who is her little shadow!
Helen Lamb
Role: Nurse
Helen Lamb
Nurse - Ripon
A bit about me...
Helen joined Bishopton in 2013 and looks after our highly succesful 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.
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Outside of work Helen's hobbies include training and working her dogs, two labradors called Flint and Poppy and a working cocker spaniel called Joey.
Zoe Muntz
Role: Nurse
Zoe Muntz
Nurse - Ripon
A bit about me...

Zoe joined us in 2020 as Student Veterinary Nurse, she really enjoys animal behaviour and emergency care and when qualified she would like to do further study in those areas.

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Zoe has recently moved to Yorkshire from Somerset. In her spare time Zoe loves the outdoors: hiking, running and gardening and exploring the countryside. She has three cats and 6 rats, one of her cats is a 4 week old kitten from work!
Gill Panton
Role: Nurse
Gill Panton
Nurse - Ripon, Pateley Bridge
A bit about me...

Gill started at Bishopton in 2001 as a Student Nurse, she studied through The College Of Animal Welfare and qualified as an RVN in 2005.

Throughout her time at Bishopton, Gill has worked within the nursing team and the client care team. She mainly works at the Pateley Bridge Surgery where she is the Operations Nurse and runs a Practice Nurse Clinic. She also runs the Puppy Socialisation Classes at  Ripon and is one of the nurses running The Happy Dog Clinics.   Gill has a particular interest in dogs that are anxious in a veterinary environment and aim to make the animals veterinary experience the best that it can!  
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Outside of work Gill enjoys spending time with family, walking her dog Darcy, running her holiday cottage in Northumberland and spending time on the beach!
Louise Brown
Role: Client Care
Louise Brown
Client Care - Northallerton
A bit about me...
Louise has worked in the veterinary industry for the past 6 years. She enjoys dealing with all our clients and meeting all the animals who come through the door. Louise recently gained her Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming as she loves having direct contact with animals especially dogs.
Did you know?
In her spare time Louise enjoys walking her two dogs a Labrador and a Springer Spaniel.
Charlotte Crum
Role: Client Care
Charlotte Crum
Client Care - Ripon
A bit about me...
Charlotte Crum joined the Bishopton Team in September 2020 as a Client Care Assistant.
Did you know?
Outside of work Charlotte enjoys ging on walks and playing with her two dogs, Jack and Gus.
Joe Lunt
Role: Vet
Joe Lunt
Ripon
A bit about me...

Joe joined the pig department at Bishopton in 2020 having previously worked extensively with pigs in both Yorkshire and East Anglia (mainly Outdoors) since graduation. He qualified from Liverpool Vet School in 2016 with a passion in population medicine and has since worked as a vet in practice and as a farm company's internal vet.

 

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When not out in the field looking at pigs, Joe enjoys walking in fields looking at nature, both from his doorstep and further afield. He also enjoys shooting both clays and game when he gets the opportunity.
Julia Thomson
Role: Vet
Julia Thomson
Ripon
A bit about me...

Julia joined the Bishopton Team in October 2020.  Originally from Harrogate, she qualified from the Glasgow Vet School. She initially worked in Sheffield before moving to France where her children were all born. Returning to England Julia spent a brief time in Wiltshire before coming back to Harrogate in 2002 where she has worked part time in small animal practice ever since. She is an active member of the BSAVA (British Small Animal Veterinary Association) and is on the NE committee.

 

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In her spare time Julia enjoys riding and volunteers regularly with the local RDA helping the primary school age children learn to ride. She is also a member of the Harrogate Triathlon Club and enjoys swimming, biking and running. Julia also enjoys the company of Mahla their Labrador, Perryn, their British shorthair, and their 3 pet hens!
Alexandra Cranfield
Role: Client Care
Alexandra Cranfield
Client Care - Ripon, Easingwold
A bit about me...
Alex grew up on a mixed farm with a pack of dogs, cats, chickens, small furries and ponies. She worked in hospitality for sixteen years before opting for a change of path and found herself in the veterinary world.
Did you know?
Alex is a semi-professional classical singer and has sung in The Royal Albert Hall in London, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Carnegie Hall in New York and for a wedding in France. She has a degree in classical singing and a degree in hospitality management.
Helen Quartermaine
Role: Nurse
Helen Quartermaine
Nurse - Ripon
A bit about me...
Helen has over 20 years experience as a Veterinary Nurse and still loves all aspects of the  varied role. She particularly enjoys anaesthesia and surgical nursing along with carrying out our practice nursing clinics. Helen also helps run the dog handling clinics which she finds extremely rewarding.
Did you know?
Out of work Helen is a busy mum of two boys, Labrador Erik, two cats Molly & Rocky as well as a horse called Peanut. She's also a keen cyclist and can be regularly found up and down the Hambleton Hills in preparation for sportives!
Jo Munns
Role: Support Team
Jo Munns
Support Team - Ripon
A bit about me...
After gaining a Business Studies degree, Jo has spent the majority of her working life in food marketing before switching to the world of veterinary in 2016 when she joined Bishopton.
Did you know?
Outside of work Jo is kept busy with her family and has recently got a new puppy called Tika to bring a bit more chaos to family life - apparently in the name of research for her job! In any spare time she is a keen runner, walker and cook!
Vicky Syers
Role: Nurse
Vicky Syers
Nurse - Ripon
A bit about me...
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.
Did you know?
Outside of work Vicky spends her time with her husband, young family and rescue pets - one of which is Radish, the cat who she rehomed as a stray from Bishopton!
Wendy Dobson
Role: Client Care
Wendy Dobson
Client Care - Easingwold
A bit about me...

Wendy joined Bishopton in 2018 as a Client Care Assistant at our Easingwold surgery. She enjoys all aspects of the role enjoying getting to know clients and their pets and loves to get involved with handling pets for the vets when required.

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Outside of work Wendy has a dog called Ben and two cats Pumpkin and Pickle. She adores walking, plays in a Ladies Darts Team and enjoys watching cricket.
Jodie Fairclough
Role: Client Care
Jodie Fairclough
Client Care - Northallerton
Did you know?
Outside of work Jodie is kept busy on the family farm. Jodie breeds and shows pedigree pigs and also has a flock of pedigree Texel sheep. At work Jodie enjoys meeting people and getting to know their pets.
Naomi Hodgson
Role: Client Care
Naomi Hodgson
Client Care - Ripon, Pateley Bridge
A bit about me...

Naomi qualified with a degree in Canine and Feline Training, Behaviour and Welfare before coming to work for Bishopton in 2018. Naomi enjoys all aspects of her job and is enjoying putting her knowlege of canine behaviour and animal training to use.

Did you know?
Outside of work Naomi enjoys walking with her two dogs, going to the gym and travelling.
Stacey Holme
Role: Client Care
Stacey Holme
Client Care - Ripon
A bit about me...
Stacey has worked at Bishopton since 2018, initially starting as a Client and Clinical Care Assistant before joining the Client Care Team earlier this year.
Did you know?
Outside of work Stacey has a small menagerie of animals including, 2 dogs, a cat, 18 chickens, 2 ducks & 2 geese. She also takes in baby birds and rehabilitates them. In any spare time she enjoys baking/cooking and more recently, biking.
Tina Davis
Role: Support Team
Tina Davis
Support Team - Ripon
A bit about me...

Tina joined the accounts team at Bishopton in 2019, coming from a financial background.  With her love of animals & numbers this is the perfect job!

Did you know?
Tina has a beautiful Border Collie called Millie and they enjoy going on lots of walks.
Steph Horn
Role: Nurse
Steph Horn
Nurse - Ripon
A bit about me...

Steph has a background in design, but when she joined Bishopton in 2017 she changed track to her dream career of working with animals. Steph originally started at Bishopton as a Client & Clinical Care Assistant and after two years she was offered the opportunity to train to study as a nurse. Steph comes from a farming family and has grown up around animals of all sizes, in particular sheep.

 

Did you know?
Steph owns a Border Collie and has three other family dogs, a Jack Russell, a Patterdale and another Border Collie. She also has a small flock of pedigree Blue Texel sheep that she has built up over the last couple of years. In her spare time Steph likes to paint pictures of animals and bake tasty treats for family, friends and colleagues!
Katie Marshall
Role: Client Care
Katie Marshall
Client Care - Ripon
A bit about me...
Katie started working for Bishopton in 2019 and has loved getting to know clients and their beloved pets. Animals have always been a huge part of her life from having pets at home from a young age  to helping out on neighbouring farms whilst growing up in Pateley Bridge.
Did you know?
Katie currently has two dogs at her family home - Bonnie (Golden Retriever) and Myla (Cocker Spaniel). Katie loves the outdoors and exploring natures beauty with her family. She is currently taking Myla to rally obedient training and loves bonding with her and learning new skills. Katie also enjoys cooking and F1 and is a keen supporter of Lewis Hamilton and has been to a number of Grandprixs over the years.
Jackie Johnson
Role: Client Care
Jackie Johnson
Client Care - Ripon
A bit about me...

Jackie joined Bishopton three and a half years ago as a Client Care Assistant and enjoys every minute of her job! A local lady Jackie has lived in Ripon all her life and has three grown up daughters.

Did you know?
In her spare time Jackie loves going for long walks with her Sprocker Henley, gardening and decorating. She also has two cats,one of which she rescued from a car engine last year!
Philip Bowes
Role: Dispensary
Philip Bowes
Dispensary - Ripon
Tamara Tulley
Role: Client Care
Tamara Tulley
Client Care - Pateley Bridge
A bit about me...
Tamara has worked at Bishopton since 2008 and has worked across both farm and small animal, with roles including dispensary, lab work, insurance and client care. Whilst working at Bishopton Tamara has gained a national diploma in animal care.
Did you know?
Outside of work Tamara enjoys looking after her menagerie of animals which include birds, guinea pigs, dogs, cats and a pet sheep! She has a young family and loves walking and generally being outside whatever the weather.
Teresa Robson
Role: Client Care
Teresa Robson
Client Care - Ripon
Kim Stacey
Role: Client Care
Kim Stacey
Client Care - Ripon
A bit about me...
Kim started at Bishopton in 2014 and enjoys helping clients and their pets. She loves all animals but is passionate about Boxers and French Bull Dogs.  
Did you know?
Kim is part of Ripon City Netball Club, in her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking, travel and watching the cricket.
Nici Thompson
Role: Nurse
Nici Thompson
Nurse - Ripon
A bit about me...
Client & Clinical Care Assistant.
Becky Potter
Role: Support Team
Becky Potter
Support Team - Ripon
A bit about me...

Becky started at Bishopton in 2013 as an assistant to the Practice Manager and administrative support to the farm team. In 2018 Becky moved over to the accounts team as Purchase Ledger Assistant.

Did you know?
Becky lives on a farm and when not at work is kept busy with her two young children. When time permits she enjoys playing netball for a local team.
Margaret Young
Role: Support Team
Margaret Young
Support Team - Ripon
A bit about me...
One of our longest serving employees - Margaret has worked for Bishopton since 1991,  initially starting work at the Princess Road surgery before we made the move to our current location at Mill Farm. 
Did you know?
Out of work Margaret's main passion is sewing, mainly making patchwork quilts but she also does soft furnishings and dressmaking. She no longer has any pets of her own but there is always a pet in the house as they offer Doggy & Cat Care to their grown-up children. They currently have a semi-permanent feline lodger - a very cossetted pussy cat who they love!
Mandy Downes
Role: Dispensary
Mandy Downes
Dispensary - Ripon
A bit about me...

Dispensary Assistant

I started working for Bishopton Vets back in 2016, firstly working as a Client Care Assistant in the Easingwold branch, and also in the Dispensary team two days a week. In 2017, I joined the Dispensary team full time, where I work both in Small Animal and Large Animal. 

Did you know?
I follow Formula One, and have a big passion for Motor Racing. Also I enjoy walking my dog Ruby and going on holidays abroad.
Sheryl Kitchen
Role: Dispensary
Sheryl Kitchen
Dispensary - Ripon
A bit about me...
I started at Bishopton Vets in 2017 as part of the Dispensing team. I love to get out and about with my amazing rescue Staffy Benji and partner Graham. 
Did you know?
As a small girl I grew up helping with my Dad's small holding - we had a small herd of cows which I would love to name! I often got mistaken for a boy when dressed in my wellies, flat cap and hacking jacket...So I made my Dad take me to get my ears pierced!
Kathryn Henry
Role: Dispensary
Kathryn Henry
Dispensary - Northallerton
A bit about me...
Kathryn is AMTRA R-SQP qualified and joined Bishopton in January 2017. Kathryn is part of our new Northallerton team and is enjoying growing our Northallerton client base.
Did you know?
In her spare time Kathryn enjoys helping out on the family dairy and sheep farms and she been a steward in the sheep section for the Great Yorkshire Show since 2009.
Rachael Doyle
Role: Support Team
Rachael Doyle
Support Team - Ripon
A bit about me...

Rachael started working at Bishopton in 2019 and works closely with the Farm Team coordinating diaries and workload. She is the first point of contact for any clinical emergencies and also deals with all things TB testing!

Did you know?
In her spare time, Rachael enjoys long walks with her dog, Wilf, and socialising with friends.
Sarah Verity
Role: Support Team
Sarah Verity
Support Team - Ripon
A bit about me...
Sarah joined the practice in July 2011 and works behind the scenes in the office primarily providing support to the vets collating the information for Bishoptons dairy farms. This data is then used by Sarah to conduct reports using software such as Total Vet and Interherd+ to feed back to farmers for use as part of their herd management.

Sarah also produces the benchmarking every other month which has become the foundation of the practices herd health plan.
Did you know?
In her spare time Sarah enjoys hill walking and keeps her own small flock of sheep.
Gail Osborn
Role: Dispensary
Gail Osborn
Dispensary - Ripon
A bit about me...

Dispensary Assistant SQP.

I started working in the dispensary team back in 2007, and completed my AMTRA training to become an R-SQP in 2012. 

Did you know?
My main hobbies are going for long walks with my rescue dog Nut and reading.
Jo Stanley
Role: Support Team
Jo Stanley
Support Team - York
A bit about me...

Jo has worked at Bishopton since January 2015 and manages our York Office.

Katie Burton
Role: Support Team
Katie Burton
Support Team - Ripon
A bit about me...
Katie joined us in May of 2015 from Liverpool University, where she had been involved in a number of projects relating to gene expression and metabolism. Her significant laboratory experience and research skills bring a high standard of rigour to our already robust large animal team.
Did you know?
Katie enjoys photography, sewing as well as going to watch rugby.
Alex Turnbull
Role: Dispensary
Alex Turnbull
Dispensary - Ripon
A bit about me...
I started working in the Dispensary team back in 2013, and enjoy every minute of working in  this busy team. With a passion for marketing, I am also currently supporting the Farm team with maternity cover for all their marketing requirements - which means I can put my Foundation Degree in Marketing to good use.
Did you know?
I have always been a part of Bishopton Vets ever since I started walking to the practice after school to meet my Mum (Sylvia, who works supporting the Pig team)! I live in Ripon with my partner and rescue stray cat Jeffrey.
Pam Jefferson
Role: Support Team
Pam Jefferson
Support Team - Ripon
A bit about me...

Pam joined the Accounts Team in 2014, her main function is dealing with the farm client accounts.

Did you know?
Outside of work Pam enjoys spending time with her family.
Allyson Curtis
Role: Dispensary
Allyson Curtis
Dispensary - Ripon
David Dumbleton
Role: Dispensary
David Dumbleton
Dispensary - Ripon
Holly Fenwick
Role: Dispensary
Holly Fenwick
Dispensary - Ripon
Janet Pate
Role: Dispensary
Janet Pate
Dispensary - Ripon
Alex Clark
Role: Nurse
Alex Clark
Nurse - Sunley Raynes
A bit about me...
Alex is a qualified veterinary nurse who has been nursing for 15 years and has been part of Bishopton Veterinary Group for 8 years. Alex joined the equine team to cover maternity leave and is now a permanent fixture in our team.
Did you know?
Outside of work Alex spends time walking with her 2 terriers - Mouse and Eley and training/competing Taffy, a Cleveland Bay.
Beki North
Role: Practice Manager
Beki North
Practice Manager - Sunley Raynes
A bit about me...
Beki joined the practice as Equine Receptionist in January 2013. She books the appointments for the equine team, deals with invoices and queries, insurance claims and general office work.
Did you know?
In her spare time she enjoys riding her two horses, spending time with her many nieces and nephews (family in general really) and going round the UK visiting friends when she can get away for the weekend.
Kirsty Dawson
Role: Receptionist
Kirsty Dawson
Receptionist - Sunley Raynes
A bit about me...
Kirsty joined the practice in August 2016 with 20 years of experience working in local equine practices. Kirsty works both in reception as well as helping the vets out as required.
Did you know?
In her limited spare time she enjoys riding her horse Tilly and taking her daughter to competitions. Kirsty lives in Hutton Conyers with her husband and two children.
Jane Watson
Role: Support Team
Jane Watson
Support Team - Ripon
A bit about me...

Jane joined Bishopton in October 2018 as Purchase Ledger Assistant.

Did you know?
Outside of work Jane is mum to twins. In the little spare time she has Jane njoys crafting, walking and helping with the family horses and dogs.
Katy Evans
Role: Support Team
Katy Evans
Support Team - Ripon
Terri Robson
Role: Client Care
Terri Robson
Client Care - Ripon
A bit about me...
Terri has joined the Bishopton Team as a Client Care Assistant. Terri has a degree in European Business Administration and has spent much of her life either working or volunteering in Europe within the administration arena.
Did you know?
Outside of work, Terri is either busy with her family or pooches. If she has any spare time she can be found with her head in a book, sat in front of her sewing machine (a new lockdown hobby) or socialising with friends.
Kelly Shaw
Role: Support Team
Kelly Shaw
Support Team - Ripon
A bit about me...
Prior to joining Bishopton in 2019  Kelly worked for a Recruitment Agency where she managed the branch, dealing with many HR / Recruitment processes. 
Did you know?
When not at work Kelly loves spending time with her family and friends, baking, reading and walking her dog in beautiful countryside.
Becci Addison
Role: Receptionist
Becci Addison
Receptionist - Sunley Raynes
A bit about me...
Becci has recently moved to the area and joined the practice in Sept 2019 as an equine receptionist. She has previously worked as a yard manager at a competition yard looking after 17 horses. Becci returns to work after having a career break to raise her daughter.
Did you know?
Outside of work Becci, enjoys spending time with her family and walking her spaniel Rocko.