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Meet the Team

Experience & Compassion

At MVS we have a dedicated and compassionate team of surgeons, nurses and support staff.  From the receptionists and administrative staff through to the highly trained surgical teams, our aim is to provide the highest level of care possible.  Our enthusiastic nursing team is vastly skilled with a collective experience of over 50 years working in

 

specialist and referral level surgical practice.  Many have taken further qualifications to advance their own knowledge and contribute to the standards of our practice. Our nursing staff are supported by a team of surgical technicians who facilitate the best care practices within the clinic.

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Meet the team

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    Ben Keeley

    European and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)

    About

    I am a European and RCVS recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery with over 10 years of experience in managing complex orthopaedic cases. My main areas of interest are the use of external skeletal fixation, techniques for joint reconstruction and the prevention of surgical site infection, the latter has become a significant focus of attention over recent years.

    Qualifications
    • Bachelor Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University of Edinburgh – 2001
    • RCVS Certificate Small Animal Surgery 2005
    • ECVS Diploma Small Animal Surgery 2008
    • RCVS recognised Specialist Small Animal Surgery 2009
    Experience
    • ECVS Resident in Small Animal Surgery – University College Dublin – 2004–2007
    • Associate Lecturer – Small Animal Orthopaedics, University College Dublin – 2007
    • Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon – Northwest Surgeons, Cheshire – 2008–2016
    • Director and Chair of Infection Control Unit – Northwest Surgeons, Cheshire – 2013–2015
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    Steve Bright

    European and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)

    About

    I am a European and RCVS recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery with over 10 years of experience in managing complex orthopaedic cases. The most enjoyable part of my job is getting to see a patient’s quality of life significantly improve from the work our team does. I am passionate about all aspects of orthopaedic surgery but I have particular interest in the management of cranial cruciate ligament rupture by tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO), fracture repair, arthroscopy and total hip replacement.

    Qualifications
    • Bachelor Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University of Glasgow – 1998
    • RCVS Certificate Small Animal Surgery 2004
    • ECVS Diploma Small Animal Surgery 2008
    • RCVS recognised Specialist Small Animal Surgery 2010
    Experience
    • General Small Animal Practice – 1998–2003
    • ECVS Resident in Small Animal Surgery – University of Liverpool – 2003–2006
    • Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon – Northwest Surgeons, Cheshire – 2006–2016
    • Associate Professor – Small Animal Orthopaedics, University of Nottingham – 2009–2010
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    Adam Wright

    Veterinary Nurse

    About

    Throughout my career I have developed an interest in surgical nursing and theatre practice, as I have had lots of experience working in these areas. I especially enjoy assisting the surgeons during surgical procedures. Most of all, I enjoy ensuring that patients and clients, receive the best possible care and advice from our team of highly qualified and experienced members of staff. Working alongside other professionals with common interests and a passion for their work is a great part of working at MVS.

    Qualifications
    • Registered Veterinary Nurse - 2008
    Experience
    • Referral nurse – Nantwich Referral Hospital
    • Surgical and Charge nurse – Northwest Surgeons
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    Anna Condon

    Veterinary Registrar

    About

    During my undergraduate degree I developed an interest in Small Animal Surgery and I have enthusiastically pursued this aspect of veterinary practice since graduation. My interests include all aspects of small animal surgery, with an emphasis on developmental conditions of the limbs, spinal disease, perioperative pain management, fracture repair, and wound healing. The most satisfying aspects of my job are surgical decision-making and planning, patient care and client interaction.

    Qualifications
    • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Honours graduate - University College Dublin 2013
    Experience
    • Rotating Internship - Northwest Surgeons, Cheshire 2013-2014
    • Veterinary Surgeon - Small Animal 24-hour hospital, Worksop - 2014-2016
    • Externships at University College Dublin, Chestergates Referrals, Vetspecs New Zealand
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    Claire Chapman

    Veterinary Nurse

    About

    After working in general veterinary practice, I was given the opportunity to advance my skills in referral veterinary nursing. During this time I have developed a strong interest in diagnostic imaging and anaesthesia. The best part of my job is meeting and bonding with the patients and helping them to feel at ease in the hospital environment.   I particularly enjoy following the cases through to their recovery and feeling the satisfaction of a successful outcome and a job well done.

    Qualifications
    • Registered Veterinary Nurse – 2008
    Experience
    • Surgical nurse – Wear Referrals, North East England
    • Surgical nurse – Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge
    • Surgical nurse – Northwest Surgeons
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    Lynne Littler

    Medical Secretary

    About

    Having honed my transcription skills from an orthopaedic consultant in human surgery, I made the transition to veterinary medicine. I love all things veterinary but I am particularly mad about Spaniels, especially Welsh Springer Spaniels. I enjoy all aspects of my job and feel privileged to be a member of such a professional, caring and passionate team.

    Qualifications
    • RSA Typewriting Stage III - 1985
    • RSA Word Processing Stage I - 1994
    • Sage 50 Accounts Stage I - 2010
    Experience
    • Medical Secretary – Countess of Chester Hospital
    • Medical Secretary – Northwest Surgeons
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    Nicola Casement

    Veterinary Nurse

    About

    Throughout my career,  I have worked with a number of highly experienced referral surgeons.  This has led me to develop a particular interest in orthopaedic surgical nursing. I have a keen interest in the postoperative care and rehabilitation of orthopaedic and spinal patients.  The aspect of my job I find most rewarding is the hands on patient care I am able to provide.  This enables me to build a bond with our patients during what can be a difficult time.  I also get huge job satisfaction from working as part of a professional and dedicated team, with high standards of clinical care.

     

     

     

    Qualifications
    • Veterinary Nursing Qualification - 1998
    • A1 Award - 2007
    • BSc (Hons) Clinical Veterinary Nursing (First Class) - 2008
    Experience
    • Surgical nurse – Northwest Surgeons
    • Head nurse – Bridgewater Court Orthopaedic referrals
    • Inpatient care nurse – Small Animal Teaching Hospital, University of Liverpool
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    Stacey Cox

    Veterinary Nurse

    About

    Throughout my career in veterinary nursing, caring for hospitalised patients has always been a passion.   This has led me to develop a strong interest in high standard, specialist inpatient nursing. The most satisfying part of my job is seeing the improvements in our patients as they recover from their surgical procedures, as well as seeing the excitement a patient feels as they are reunited with their owners after their stay in hospital.

    Qualifications
    • Registered Veterinary Nurse – 2005
    • HE Advanced Clinical Veterinary Nursing Diploma (Small Animal, Medical, Surgical and Anaesthesia ) – 2009
    Experience
    • Surgical, inpatient care and Charge nurse – Northwest Surgeons
    • Vetfone™ advisor, providing 24-hour telephone advice for pet owners across the UK
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    Stacey Mullins

    Head Receptionist

    About

    During an early career in the human dental profession I developed a strong interest in Customer Service. I get great professional satisfaction from assisting clients in any way necessary, to ensure the journey through their beloved pet’s treatment, is as smooth and as simple as possible. I am very passionate about animals, so working in an environment where we strive to improve their health and lifestyle gives me such joy and makes me proud to go to work each day.

    Qualifications
    • Post graduate diploma in Oral Education - 2012
    • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector Level 3 - 2012
    • Certificate in counselling and counselling skills - 2014
    Experience
    • Practice Management – Dental
    • Veterinary Receptionist – Small Animal Practice Warrington
    • Veterinary Receptionist - Northwest Surgeons
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    Toni Smyth

    Surgical Technician

    About

    I have always had a passion for animals, which spurred me to pursue a career in the veterinary profession. Being an animal owner, I can empathise with the difficulties owners face when their animals are ill. I am still developing my areas of interest but in my early career I find inpatient care and the maintenance of surgical instruments fascinating. The best part of my job is getting to work with animals all day, every day.

    Qualifications
    • Animal Care and Management Level 3 Extended Diploma - 2016
    Experience
    • Kennel Assistant - Bolton Destitute Animal Shelter
    • Farm Hand - Bolton
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    Paula Hill

    Veterinary Nurse

    About

    During my career I have gained experience in all areas of referral surgery and practice. In recent years, I have developed a particular interest in anaesthesia, analgesia and pain management for our patients. Working as a veterinary nurse, I love that every day is different but the goal remains the same… To make a difference to the animals and their owners by providing the highest standards of nursing care.

    Qualifications
    • Registered Veterinary Nurse – 2000
    • VTS anaesthesia & analgesia - 2012
    Experience
    • General theatre and emergency nurse - Petmedics
    • Surgical, Charge nurse and Team Leader – Northwest Surgeons
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    Karen Pettit

    Veterinary Intern

    About

    There are many aspects of being a vet that I enjoy. The fact that in any one day, I can be at the receiving end of a happy dog’s good morning greeting; I can discuss the complexities of an intricate fracture repair or struggle to get a puppy to walk in a straight line; I can spend hours planning and preparing or need to think on my feet; I can read the latest research or look to some time-honoured principles for guidance. Variety is all in a day’s work. There is always a new challenge and every aspect of your character is called into play. The scope for learning is endless, but so are the rewards and possibilities. My main areas of interest are orthopaedic biomechanics, locomotion, gait analysis and neurology.

    Qualifications
    • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University College Dublin – 2016
    Experience
    • Externship Fitzpatrick Referrals - 2015
    • Chestergates Referral Hospital - 2016
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    Nicola Waring

    Veterinary Nurse

    About

    My career has seen me travel across the world, practicing veterinary nursing.  Whilst in Australia, I developed a passion for referral work.   Since returning to the UK, I have continued to study and develop interests in anaesthesia, pain management and surgical nursing.  I love seeing the improvements patients make whilst under our care. Often our patients will present suffering with significant discomfort, which impacts on their quality of life. Our interventions and carefully selected analgesic medications, dramatically improve patients’ comfort and wellbeing. Seeing a once painful patient living a normal life is fantastic, and I gain a huge amount of satisfaction from being part of this process.   

    Qualifications
    • Registered Veterinary Nurse - 2003
    • HE Diploma in Education & QTLS - 2010
    • HE Diploma in Clinical Veterinary Nursing & Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Surg) - 2012
    • BSc (Hons) Clinical Veterinary Nursing (First class) - 2014
    Experience
    • Anaesthesia referral nurse – Advanced Anesthesia Specialists, Australia
    • General theatre and emergency nurse - Petmedics
    • Surgical & Charge nurse – Northwest Surgeons
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    Georgie Beaumont

    Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia

    About

    After completing an internship in anaesthesia at the University of Melbourne in 2008, Georgie realised that she wanted to continue working in anaesthesia and critical care. She completed her residency in anaesthesia and analgesia at Bristol in 2012 and became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2014. Georgie works for Manchester Veterinary Specialists in the Northwest of England. She has a particular interest in pain recognition and management, patient safety and total intravenous anaesthesia.

    Qualifications
    • Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours - University of Melbourne, 2007
    • ANCVS Member by examination (Veterinary Anaesthesia and Critical Care Chapter) 2011
    • ECVAA Diploma Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2014
    • RCVS recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2016
    Experience
    • Intern in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Critical Care - University of Melbourne, Australia - 2008 - 2009
    • Senior Clinical Training Scholar (Resident) in Veterinary Anaesthesia - University of Bristol, North Somerset - 2009 - 2012
    • Clinical Veterinary Anaesthetist - Northwest Surgeons, Cheshire - 2012 - 2015
    • Clinical Anaesthetist - Cave Veterinary Specialists, Somerset - 2016 - 2017
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The clinic is conveniently located within easy reach of the M60, next door to the Petmedics 24-hour emergency centre.

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Former clients have said
  • “Simply the best”

  • “Thanks Ben. Floyd is now fit and back to terrorising the local wildlife”

  • “Steve, your follow-up care given was second to none – not only for our dogs but to us too”

  • “Steve, thanks to your expertise Rosie and Daisy have a significantly better quality of life”

  • “A huge thank you for your support and care”

  • “Steve, your follow-up care given was second to none – not only for our dogs but to us too”

  • “Ben you have been amazing. We can’t thank you enough.”

  • “Specialist skills combined with a humble & passionate approach”

  • “Steve is my number one choice for orthopaedic requirements for my dogs”

  • “Ben you are an excellent surgeon. Highly recommended”