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Claire Dennis
Ripon - Head Nurse
Claire Dennis

RVN BSAVA Surgical Nursing Merit Award

Head 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.

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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.
Hannah Bethell
Ripon - Senior Diagnostic Nurse
Hannah Bethell
RVN
Senior Diagnostic 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.
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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.
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
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.

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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.
Kathy Clarke
Ripon - Deputy Head Nurse
Kathy Clarke
BSc (Hons) RVN
Deputy Head 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.
Becky Doyle
Ripon - Student Veterinary Nurse
Becky Doyle
Student Veterinary Nurse
Student Veterinary 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.
Sophie Easby
Ripon - Registered Veterinary Nurse
Sophie Easby
RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse - Ripon
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Tilly Elliott
Ripon - Registered Veterinary Nurse
Tilly Elliott
Registered Veterinary Nurse - Ripon
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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. We were delighted in May 2020 when Tilly qualified as an RVN. Tilly is planning 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.
Kate Fleetham
Ripon - Registered Veterinary Nurse
Kate Fleetham
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Registered Veterinary Nurse - Ripon
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Sophie Folorunsho
Ripon - Registered Veterinary Nurse
Sophie Folorunsho
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Registered Veterinary 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
Registered Veterinary Nurse - Ripon
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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!
Gill Panton
Ripon, Pateley Bridge - Registered Veterinary Nurse
Gill Panton
RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse - Ripon, Pateley Bridge
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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!
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
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.
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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!
Vicky Syers
Ripon - Nursing Assistant
Vicky Syers
Animal Nursing Assistant
Nursing Assistant - 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.
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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
A bit about me...
Client & Clinical Care Assistant.
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