This surgery is staffed by four Veterinary Surgeons, three Veterinary Nurses, three Receptionists and our Practice Administrator.
Our Vets are: Katherine Baines, Vanessa Miller, Charlotte Ferguson, and Stephen Beatty.
Katherine Baines (ne้ Reynolds) joined us in July 2008 from the University of Liverpool. She was brought up in Melton Mowbray but has now happily adapted to living in Belper. She has a knack of attracting, and solving, unusual cases, and she is interested in Veterinary Acupuncture. She became a director in October 2010 (and got married to a Belper lad in August 2012!). Find out about M&T Acupuncture here
Vanessa Miller has a particular interest in dermatology (problems of the skin). She has been with us since she qualified from Bristol in 1978, although she has only worked part-time for some considerable years (we let her have three days off every week). She is a Past Chairman of The British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group. Vanessa has also developed a particular expertise with rabbit dental work.
Charlotte Ferguson started working with us in November 2016 to expand our veterinary team. Charlotte qualified from Nottingham University in 2015, and worked in Nottinghamshire before joining us. When not working, she enjoys sketching and is a keen baker.
Stephen Beatty came to the practice in November 2019. He is originally from Ireland, but has been this side of the sea for a few years now.
We currently have three veterinary nurses. Since we have the welfare of our patients in mind at all times, it is important to us that our nurses are qualified and keep up to date with the latest veterinary developments, we think it is important for them to be “Registered Veterinary Nurses”. Although many people work as “nurses” in veterinary practice not all of them have gained their qualifications, and as you can see from the link above not all qualified nurses take the step to become registered. As registered nurses they are bound by strict standards of professional ethics and are committed to undertaking continuing professional development.
Ros joined us in 2014, she has settled in very quickly and is now part of the furniture. Out of work she keeps fit by cycling up hill and down dale, she also enjoys long distance horse riding.
Lisa started in November 2015, although she had previously worked with us. She initially trained with us, before leaving the profession for a while. but has now returned and fully re-registered as a Veterinary Nurse. When not here, she enjoys walking with her children and her dogs Paddy and Timmy.
Holly joined us in September 2019. She has worked in veterinary practice since 2014, qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse in 2018.
Our Reception staff are: Sue Jennings, Jane Thwaites, and Joseph Smith.
To find out more about the history of the practice, including Mr Marshall and Mr Till click here.