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Pateley Bridge

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We are situated next to the Auction Mart in Pateley Bridge, with plenty of on-site parking. Patients visiting the surgery will be cared for by vets Alex Russell, Jess Umpleby and Julia Thomson. Our Client Care Assistants Dom & Becky are waiting to take your call. We offer a free health check and welcome pack for each pet when you register. If you would like to register with us please contact us using the details below or complete our online form. Our emergency out of hours service takes place at our Ripon Hospital. In an emergency call 01765 602396 or your usual surgery number.
Where We Are

Bridgehousegate,

Pateley Bridge,

Harrogate,

North Yorkshire

HG3 5HN

Opening Hours
Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Sunday: Closed
Meet the Team
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.
Julia Thomson
Role: Vet
Julia Thomson
Ripon, Pateley Bridge
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.

 

Did you know?
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!
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.

Did you know?
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.
Dom McBreen
Role: Client Care Assistant
Dom McBreen
Client Care Assistant - Ripon, Pateley Bridge
A bit about me...
Dom McBreen joined the Client Care Team in November 2021. She’s a mum of four grown-up children and has lived in Pateley Bridge for 15 years.  Prior to startig work at Bishopton Dom has spent the last 15 years working with primary aged children. 
Did you know?
Dom likes to spend her free time walking, stargazing and spending time with her wonderful horse Sunny, cat Monty and dog Wilber. She has a lifelong love of animals and nature.
Becky Shilton
Role: Client Care Assistant
Becky Shilton
Client Care Assistant - Ripon, Pateley Bridge