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Claire Dennis
Ripon - Head Nurse
Claire Dennis

RVN BSAVA Surgical Nursing Merit Award

Head Nurse - Ripon
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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.

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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.
Kathy Clarke
Ripon - Deputy Head Nurse
Kathy Clarke
BSc (Hons) RVN
Deputy Head Nurse - Ripon
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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.
Holly Doney
Ripon - Senior Medical Nurse
Holly Doney
RVN Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, Medical Nursing Merit Certificate & Clinical Coach
Senior Medical Nurse - Ripon
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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.

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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.
Laura Hagston
Ripon - Senior Surgical Nurse
Laura Hagston

RVN Bsc(Hons) VPAC Clinical Coach

Senior Surgical Nurse - Ripon
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Laura graduated from Harper Adams in 2016 with a first class degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management. Her first job as an RVN was in a mixed practice in East Yorkshire, but for the last three years she has been working as Head Nurse in a small animal practice in York. She has also spent some time guest lecturing at Askham Bryan College in York. Laura thoroughly enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing, but her passions are medical nursing, physiotherapy, geriatric patient care and radiography. She also loves training student nurses and is currently working towards her Nutritional Ambassador qualification.

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Outside of work Laura enjoys exploring the countryside with her 13 year old patterdale terrier Pippa, performing in musical theatre productions and attending pole fitness classes.
Caroline Barclay
Ripon - Auxillary Nurse
Caroline Barclay
Auxillary Nurse - Ripon
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Becky Doyle
Ripon - Student Veterinary Nurse
Becky Doyle
Student Veterinary Nurse
Student Veterinary Nurse - Ripon
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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.
Kate Fleetham
Ripon - Registered Veterinary Nurse
Kate Fleetham
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Registered Veterinary Nurse - Ripon
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Rachael Chapman
Ripon, Northallerton - Senior Diagnostic Nurse
Rachael Chapman
Senior Diagnostic Nurse - Ripon, Northallerton
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Sophie Folorunsho
Ripon - Senior Practice Nurse
Sophie Folorunsho
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Senior Practice Nurse - Ripon
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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.
Steph Horn
Ripon - Student Veterinary Nurse
Steph Horn
Student Veterinary Nurse - Ripon
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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.

 

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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!
Natasha Hutchinson
Ripon - Registered Veterinary Nurse
Natasha Hutchinson
Registered Veterinary Nurse - Ripon
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Rosie Macklam
Ripon - Student Veterinary Nurse
Rosie Macklam
Student Veterinary Nurse - Ripon
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Rosie first came to our Bishopton Easingwold surgery in 2018 for work experience, this  led onto a placement the following year as part of her college course. During this time Rosie gained experience working across both our Easingwold and Ripon surgeries. In 2020 she qualified as an Animal Nursing Assistant at Askham Bryan College and also completed an Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management for Companion Animals. Rosie has now progressed onto the Level 3 Veterinary Nursing Diploma starting in September 2021 based at our Ripon Hospital. 

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Although Rosie loves all animals her favourite are rats! She loves rats and has two called Lily and Peanut as well as two dogs and two guinea pigs. In her free time Rosie helps out at a local alpaca farm and enjoys walking her dogs in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.
Eleanor Martin
Ripon - Registered Veterinary Nurse
Eleanor Martin
BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management
Registered Veterinary Nurse - Ripon
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Eleanor studied at Harper Adams University gaining a degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Managment. Since qualifying as a veterinary nurse Eleanor has locumed in London before moving up to Yorkshire. Eleanor loves all aspect of nursing but her key areas of interest lie in emergency and critical care, medicine, physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

 

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Outside of work Eleanor enjoys exploring the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, esecially visiting the coast, baking and spending time with her family.
Zoe Muntz
Ripon - Student Veterinary Nurse
Zoe Muntz
Student Veterinary Nurse - Ripon
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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!
Yasmin Powlton
Ripon - Student Veterinary Nurse
Yasmin Powlton
Student Veterinary Nurse - Ripon
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Yasmin is currently studying for her Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing at the University Centre Askham Bryan College. As part of her degree she has to undertake a placement year in practice. Prior to starting her degree Yasmin studied the Introduction to Animal Nursing. 

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Outside of work Yasmin enjoys shooting with her Dad and two cocker spaniels during the shooting season. She also works on a local sheep farm which she thoroughly enjoys! In any spare time Yasmin likes to bake sweet treats and cook for her family.
Helen Quartermaine
Ripon - Registered Veterinary Nurse
Helen Quartermaine
RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse - Ripon
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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.
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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!
Lucy Robinson
Ripon - Registered Veterinary Nurse
Lucy Robinson
Registered Veterinary Nurse - Ripon
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Lucy qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2018 with a foundation degree from Askham Bryan College. She started working at Bishopton in March 2022 splitting her time between practice nursing where she carries out nurse consultations and a general nursing role which involves caring for inpatients, monitoring anaesthesia and taking and running bloods. 

Lucy has a keen interest in canine behaviour and hopes to study this is more depth in the near future. She has always enjoyed training dogs but since getting her own rescue dog in 2019 she can understand how this can help many dogs and families.

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Outside of work Lucy enjoys walking in the countryside, trying out new recipes and training her rescue dog Dugal!
Vicky Syers
Ripon - Nursing Assistant
Vicky Syers
Animal Nursing Assistant
Nursing Assistant - Ripon
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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.
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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!
Nici Thompson
Ripon - Nursing Assistant
Nici Thompson
Nursing Assistant - Ripon
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Client & Clinical Care Assistant.
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Holly McLaughlin
Ripon - Student Veterinary Nurse
Holly McLaughlin
Student Veterinary Nurse - Ripon
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Leanne Henderson
Ripon - RVN
Leanne Henderson
RVN - Ripon
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Rachel Pinder
Ripon - Student Veterinary Nurse
Rachel Pinder
Student Veterinary Nurse - Ripon
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