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The Vet
Liverpool Veterinary Surgeons and Nurses

Our Liverpool veterinary team knows how much your pet means to you – especially since they are all pet owners. Their knowledge and experience ensures that at every stage of your pet’s treatment, they are always in good hands. If you wish to see a specific member of the veterinary team, please use the calendar icon to check their availability.

Hattie Moore MVDr MRCVS

Hattie Moore MVDr MRCVS

Clinical Director
Currently Unavailable

Originally from Shropshire, Hattie qualified in 2012. She moved to North Wales where she worked with small and large animals for two years, then to Wirral and worked in a practice for one year. In February 2016 Hattie started working at The Vet. Her main veterinary interests are dermatology and soft tissue surgery. Outside of work, Hattie is a keen walker, enjoying nothing more than wrapping up and heading out into the countryside for some fresh air. Hattie rescued a tabby kitten two years ago and she says her life hasn’t been the same since, he is called Tigger and is more like a person than a cat!

Sophie Baker BVSc

Sophie Baker BVSc

Veterinary Surgeon
Currently Unavailable

Sophie qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Liverpool in 2015. Originally from Liverpool, Sophie moved away when she was younger and is now very happy to have returned to her home city as part of The Vet team. Sophie’s interests include animal skin conditions and behavioural problems. She has a particular interest in working with clients and the wider community to encourage strong, positive human-animal bonds. Outside of work Sophie enjoys cooking and going to food festivals. Sophie loves Staffies and other bull breeds and plans to rescue one (or two) as soon as possible!

Amber Lockyer BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS

Amber Lockyer BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon
Currently Unavailable

Amber grew up in a seaside town in Suffolk and moved to Liverpool in 2009 where she gained degrees in bioveterinary science and veterinary science. She fell in love with the city and decided to stay there after university, joining the team at The Vet in 2016. She loves all aspects of general practice, but is particularly passionate about surgery and anything to do with bones! In her free time she enjoys live music, badminton, yoga and gardening. At home she has a Heinz 57 dog called Alfie who she admits is far too spoilt!

Alice Lawson BVM BVS MRCVS

Alice Lawson BVM BVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon
Currently Unavailable

Alice is originally from the Midlands and studied at the University of Nottingham. She moved to Cheshire after graduating in 2013. She started in a mixed practice and has recently finished her 1 year small animal internship. This has reinforced her interests in surgery and diagnostic imaging. At home Alice lives with her boyfriend (who is also a vet!) and their 3-year-old Staffie, Indy. Outside of work she enjoys crafts, sewing, running and going to see live music. She also has a particular love of wild hedgehogs and their rehabilitation.

Aurore Masson

Aurore Masson

Veterinary Surgeon
Currently Unavailable

Aurore qualified as a Veterinary surgeon from the Veterinary School of Toulouse (South of France) in 2007. She then pursued 1 year of rotating internship and 2 years of surgical internship there. After working for 4 years in an emergency and referral practices near Paris, she decided to move to the UK for a new challenge in 2014. Her main interests in the veterinary field are emergency care and surgery.
Outside of work, Aurore likes socializing (especially around a table full of cheese and wine!!) reading and most of all travelling. She belongs to a cat called Morphine who is the actual boss of the household!

Helen Hawken

Helen Hawken

Practice Manager

Helen’s career in Customer Service and Relationship Management has enabled her to live in various places including Gibraltar, Windsor and the Caribbean. Her love of animals led her to be heavily involved in an animal rescue foundation in the Caribbean. The foundation focused on the welfare of dogs and cats and worked hard to home rescued animals. Having returned to the UK, accompanied by a much loved Caribbean Island dog, Helen has worked in her home town of Liverpool, furthering her career in Customer Relations. Helen loves being with her family pursuing all things outdoors. She often “borrows” her sister’s crazy Cockapoo Bonny for park walks, since losing her own dog last year. Any other spare time is spent with friends and travelling.

Rachael Ivey RVN

Rachael Ivey RVN

Deputy Head Nurse

Rachael qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2015 after completing her degree at the University of Middlesex. She grew up in Cheshire and has lived and worked on the Wirral for the past 3 years. She is delighted to be taking on the role as Deputy Head Nurse in the Liverpool clinic. Rachael loves the varied role that comes with this job, with a particular interest in surgical nursing. She has recently got her first puppy, little Dobby who is keeping her busy! Outside of work Rachael likes spending time out with family and friends and particularly going to gigs and watching films.

Sarah Fletcher RVN

Sarah Fletcher RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Sarah has been an animal lover since childhood, and becoming a Veterinary Nurse was always her dream job. She started her nursing career in 1994, qualifying in 1996. Since then she has worked in a busy, small animal Veterinary Hospital over the last 21 years. Sarah enjoys all aspects of nursing with a particular interest in surgical/theatre nursing, and dealing with pet insurance claims. At home she’s a mother of one and in her spare time enjoys going to concerts, walking and spending time with family and friends. Sarah also enjoys being crafty and hand-makes her own greetings cards. Sarah currently doesn’t have any pets but – if her fiancé ever allowed her! – would love to keep chickens.

Judith Montgomery RVN

Judith Montgomery RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Over the years, Judith has worked for both charitable and private organisations, and prior to starting at The Vet, Liverpool, she worked at the pdsa in London for ten years. “I must be one of just a handful of veterinary nurses still practicing, 34 years post qualification!” Essex girl by birth and Scouse by birthright, Judith has recently relocated to Liverpool with her husband and their cat, Stevie. She has interests in both emergency and feline nursing, and is currently studying for a certificate in emergency and critical care. Outside of work, her other interests include the natural world, and creative pursuits such as calligraphy and photography.

Megan Jones RVN

Megan Jones RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Megan has worked within the veterinary industry since 2013, qualifying as an RVN in early 2017. She particularly enjoys canine behaviour and nurse clinics. Megan currently owns 3 Siberian Huskies who require a fair amount of exercise so she enjoys running and cycling with them. Outside of work Megan enjoys movie marathons and socialising with friends.

Nicola Plimmer RVN

Nicola Plimmer RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Nicola has been practicing veterinary medicine for 16 years, qualifying 10 years ago. She is a trained clinical coach, which means she is qualified to mentor veterinary nurse students during their training. Nicola particularly enjoys interaction with customers, nurse consultations and laboratory work. In Nicola’s spare time, she enjoys watching films and having family days out with her children.

Hannah Green RVN

Hannah Green RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Hannah qualified as a veterinary nurse in July 2016 from Myerscough college. She enjoys all aspects of nursing but particularly enjoya looking after bunnies and ensuring that they get the best care possible. She has two rescue bunnies of her own at home called Albert and Mabel. At home she also has two dogs, Lilly a Staffie X and Arlo a Yorkie X, who keep her busy and are always up to mischief!

Rachel Hughes-Wiseman RVN

Rachel Hughes-Wiseman RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Rachel began working in the veterinary industry in 2001 when she was 15 years old. she qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2004 and quickly went on to gain a qualification as a veterinary nurse assessor. This meant that she was able to teach and help the students that worked alongside her on a daily basis. In 2010 Rachel became Head Nurse of a large veterinary practice in Liverpool and helped to provide a high level of care to our clients and patients on a daily basis. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing but has a particular interest in theatre/surgical cases. As well as a passion for anything involving cats! At home she has two rescue cats; Rufio and Hero who were abandoned in a park but are now living the high life (as cat’s should do!). After having some time off to have her son, Rachel is now ready to get back in to the swing of practice life at The Vet!

Corrin Browne

Corrin Browne

Veterinary Care Assistant

Corrin has always had a passion for animals since she was a child. She originally chose to study Business and then came across a job opportunity in a veterinary hospital which made her realise she wanted to work with animals as a career. Corrin has a West Highland Terrier named Hollie who she rescued from an animal shelter and she has an African grey parrot named Joey. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, keeping fit and healthy, and spending time with animals. Corrin aspires to become a Veterinary Nurse in the future.

Isla Smith

Isla Smith

Receptionist

Isla moved to the North West from South London in 2013 to complete a degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. She is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour and has worked with animals in a variety of veterinary related environments for 11 years. Isla has a love of large dog breeds and owns two rescue dogs; a Rottweiler called Teddy and a German Shepherd cross called Basil. Her spare time is mostly dedicated to her friends and the animals in her life.

Kate Downham

Kate Downham

Receptionist

Kate has been an animal lover all my life, she grew up in Liverpool with her mum, dad and older sister called Charlotte. After begging her parents for years for a dog they finally caved when she was 9 years old. Kate got a Lhasa Apso called Meg who is now 11 years old. She originally studied digital SFX animation at edge hill university where she got a certificate of higher education, but after doing volunteer work at dogs trust she realised that she wanted to work more with animals than with computers. When the job came up to work at the vet she jumped at the chance to work in a veterinary environment as it’s her dream job to become a veterinary nurse. In her spare time, she loves to go out with her friends and family! Kate’s favourite hobby is to paint and to draw on her computer tablet!

Chelsea Rutherford

Chelsea Rutherford

Receptionist

Chelsea has always wanted to work with animals. She has previously volunteered for Carla Lane animals in need. Chelsea’s key strengths have always been with the public as most of her work experience has been customer service. This job role suits Chelsea perfectly as she loves both working with the public and animals. In her spare time Chelsea loves spending time with her friends and family. Chelsea has a strong passion for singing and recently studied a musical theatre course. She has a gorgeous cat called Chance and a rabbit called Millie.

Hannah Shaw

Hannah Shaw

Dog Groomer

Hannah moved from Hereford to Liverpool in 2000. She has been grooming for nearly six years and has never looked back. She’s attended various seminars run by some of the biggest names in the business, and has competed in grooming competitions several times. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys showing Boxer dogs and has been doing so since early 2008! Alongside the showing, she is a committee member of the Merseyside Boxer Club. She can groom to breed standard or to an owner’s personal requests, plus her seminars have taught her about international grooming trends!