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
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.
Rebbecca Smith RVN
Deputy 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.
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.
Georgia Leighton VCA
Student Veterinary Nurse
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.
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.
Student Veterinary Nurse
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.