Kim Taylor-Morton BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Kim qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2003 and returned to the north east immediately. She has worked at a number of local practices, ultimately becoming the Clinical Director of Grange Vets in spring 2018, returning to her hometown of Norton.  All her immediate family remain local and she lives with her husband and two young children.  Kim's particular interests are behaviour issues, soft tissue surgery and avian species. She has a particular soft spot for Border Terriers.  Berry the border joins Peep the rescue cat and her 2 rescue budgies, Zak and Oz at home.

Carole Snell vetMB MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Carole is a vastly experienced member of the team, who has worked at several practices around the North East. She studied Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at Cambridge and qualified in 1988. Carole has worked as a vet at Grange Vets since 2015 and particularly enjoys general small animal work.

Sophie Delaney BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Having graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in July 2018, Sophie is our newest veterinary surgeon. Her interests include Anaesthesia, allergic skin diseases and feline behaviour, but she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine! Sophie grew up in London but her family have their roots in Bolton, Manchester. Her family have previously owned Rowan (a cocker spaniel) and a long line of black and white rescue cats, they currently have two called Tiffin and Bento. Sophie lives in Newcastle with her partner Jamie and hopefully soon a motley crew of rescued pets!

Carys Redman-White vetMB MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Carys graduated in 2017 from Cambridge University with degrees in Veterinary Medicine and Zoology and has lived in the Northeast ever since. She enjoys the wide variety of cases seen in companion animal practice, particularly the more unusual species, and her interests include soft tissue surgery and feline medicine. Carys has a lifelong love of cats and is very devoted to her rescue tabby cat, Eric.

Grange Vets Head Nurse Rebbecca Smith with two dogs
Rebbecca Smith RVN

Head Nurse

Rebbecca joined the Grange Vets back 2010 as a student nurse after studying for a diploma in Animal Management at Askham Bryan College in York. She is now our Head Nurse and looks after the nursing team. She qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in February 2016, and has a particular interest in nursing inpatients and critical care of pets. Outside of work Rebbecca owns two dogs one Labradoodle and a Cavapoo.

Grange vets student nurse Emily Burton with dog
Emily Burton RVN

Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse

Emily Burton has worked at Grange Vets since 2013. She qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in January 2018, after attending Myerscough College. She loves all aspects of her role and has a keen interest in post-operative, in-patient care, dental care and is currently running rabbit clinics. Emily is also our clinical coach supporting and encouraging the next generation of nurses. Outside of work, she owns a Border Collie called Willow along side her three Alpaca's Brecken, Hector and Little Eric.

Shaun Cleary RVN

Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse

Shaun is a Registered Veterinary Nurse. He qualified in January 2018 from Myerscough College. He has worked at Grange Vets since 2002 after initially doing a work experience placement while still at school. He has a special interest in birds and their care, as well as assisting vets with X-rays and enjoys helping the clients and their pets which ever way he can. Shaun is also responsible for health and safety, radiation protection supervisor and general maintenance of the practice. He owns a black and white cat called Sylvester.

Donna Louise Walker RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Donna Louise Walker has worked at Grange Vets since 2014 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in May 2018. She loves meeting new and existing clients and their pets. Donna is particularly interested in nursing clinics, assisting vets in theatre, dental care and is currently running rabbit clinics. Outside of work, she owns two Chihuahuas Bryan-Rupert and Bindi-Boo.

Laura Lamb RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Laura is one of our RVN’s and joined the team in April 2019.  She has been working locally in veterinary practice for over 10 years, gaining her qualification in 2015.  She has also trained to be a clinical coach and enjoys supporting student veterinary nurses.  Over her career she has worked with a wide range of animals but has a particular passion for dogs, with a special interest in behaviour management and senior care.

Grange Vets Veterinary Care Assistant Georgia Leighton
Georgia Leighton VCA

Veterinary Care Assistant

Georgia joined the Grange Vets in 2016 and two years later enrolled as a student Veterinary Nurse. She enjoys helping animals through recovery and caring for hospitalised patients. Georgia is currently training to be a qualified veterinary care assistant and will be starting her veterinary nurse training in the very near future. She owns a pet cat called Suzie and enjoys cuddles with her.

Grange vets receptionist Rebecca Johns
Rebecca Mence

Head Receptionist

Rebecca Mence will be a familiar face to many of our clients as she works on our reception. She has worked within the animal industry since leaving school, and holds Diplomas in both Animal Management and Animal Welfare. She previously worked at a busy veterinary referral centre and a animal rehoming charity prior to joining our team. Rebecca owns a dog named Ralph and two cats Bow and Peep.

Hariane Littlewood


Hariane is one of our friendly receptionists, and has been with us since 2017. During this time she has thoroughly enjoyed her role as she gets to interact with both clients and their pets.  Recently Hariane has made a move two days a week to join our auxiliary nursing team. She has a strong passion be more involved with the patients we care for. Hariane has an incredible love for her four pets, two cats Evie and Margo along side her two bunnies Winston and Rose.