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. 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 the 3 rescue cats 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
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, 2 canaries called Skylar and Sunny and the latest additions are 2 guinea pigs Cookie and Sadie.
Sarah Ward RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Sarah Joined us as a student nurse in September 2019 after studying zoology at the University of Hull and discovering her love for animal behaviour and husbandry. She is now a registered veterinary nurse here and is particularly interested in post operative care and nursing consultations. She Currently doesn't own any pets of her own so makes sure she gets extra cuddles off the patients who come to visit.
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Nikki has been a registered veterinary nurse since Feb 2021 and has been with Grange vets since end of 2019 where she completed her training alongside East Durham college. A strong passion of hers is welfare and husbandry, particularly in small furries. She has enjoyed learning more about nursing wildlife patients, and has even taken poorly hedgehogs home to continue their care.
She shares her home with 3 cats and 2 rabbits
Student Veterinary Nurse
Hariane is one of our friendly student nurses and has been with us since 2017, previously as a receptionist. During this time she has thoroughly enjoyed her role as she gets to interact with both clients and their pets. She has a strong passion to 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.
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.
Rachel Conlon Receptionist
Rachel joined the team as one of our receptionists in 2021.Rachel completed a degree in textiles followed by 5 years in the interior design industry. Having always had a passion for animals it was her first dog Harris who inspired her to take the leap into the animal care industry. Working in a busy referral hospital from 2014 she specialised in small animal rehabilitation, becoming a qualified hydrotherapist in 2017. She has a passion for customer care and loves nothing better than seeing poorly pets feeling better and the happiness this brings to their owners. Outside of the clinic Rachel loves being outdoors and can often be found walking along the Northumberland coast or hiking in The Lake District with her two Border Terrier’s Harris and Eddie. She also shares her home with a cat called Pepper and her small flock of hens Bessie, Vera and Mildred.
Millie Hudson Receptionist
Millie has recently joined the team as one of our receptionists, coming from the primary care sector for both adults and children. In 2020, Millie successfully achieved a diploma in Level 2 Medical Administration and is starting to develop her skills learned working in GP Surgeries to ensure the correct care is provided for animals. Millie loves all animals and has a special interest in Llamas and Alpacas. Millie really enjoys seeing all the patients that pass through the door and loves interacting with both the animals and their owners.
Millie has an 11 year old Border Terrier called Finn, who she claims is her most prized possession. Outside of work, Millie enjoys spending time with her loved ones and her favourite west end show is The Lion King even though she has never seen it yet...