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 at her home.
Carole Snell vetMB MRCVS
Carole has worked as a vet at Grange for three years. She is a vastly experienced member of the team, who has worked at several practices around the North East. She qualified from Cambridge in 1988 after studying Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. Carole particularly enjoys general small animal work, and owns a Border Terrier called Fliss.
Sophie Delaney BVetMed MRCVS
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!
Rebbecca Smith RVN
Rebbecca is Head Nurse at Grange Vets, where she has worked for nine years. After studying for a diploma in Animal Management at Askham Bryan College in York, she joined Grange as a Student Veterinary Nurse. She qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in February 2016, and has a particular interest in nursing in patients and critical care of pets. Outside of work, Rebbecca owns a Labradoodle and a Cavapoo.
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. Outside of work, she owns a Border Collie called Willow.
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.
Georgia Leighton VCA
Veterinary Care Assistant
Georgia has worked at Grange since September 2016, but has worked in the veterinary environment for 4 years. 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 has worked at Grange Veterinary Surgery since 2004. She is a valued member of the team that fulfills many roles such as assisting vet during consultation and helping them in theatre. Rebecca is a proud owner of her bouncy Labrador Ozzie, she also owns two cats Archie and Tigger.
Tonya became a member of the Grange vets in 2008 and filled our receptionist role, she did this for 8 years and then moved on to overseeing the practice as Office Manager for 2 years, she now supports our clinical director overseeing the practice, which includes many duties like administration and financial, she runs along side the HR team at head office to ensure everything runs smoothly with the whole team at Grange Vets. Tonya is a proud owner of a rescue staffi cross Tamzin who is a diva at 11 years old.
Rebecca Johns 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 is one of our friendly receptionist, she has been with us since 2107 , she has worked in customer service for over 9 years alongside studying for a degree in a different field. Hariane enjoys her current role as she gets to interact with both clients and their pets. However, her main goal for the future is to begin training as a Veterinary Nurse.