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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.

Helen Hawken

Helen Hawken

Business 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.

Laura Rees BVSc MRCVS

Laura Rees BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Laura qualified as a vet from the University of Liverpool in 2015 and has worked as a small animal vet in Liverpool since then. Laura joined the team at The Vet in May 2018. Laura has two beautiful Ragdoll cats called Fennel and Aubergine. Outside of work, Laura enjoys playing in a ukulele band and growing her own vegetables.

Helen Tuckley

Helen Tuckley

Deputy Head Nurse

Helen qualified as a vet nurse in 2006, She has been a Head Nurse previously and just spent the last two years at a referral practice as an internal medicine nurse. Helen moved to Liverpool recently so joined The Vet Liverpool as Deputy Head Nurse. Helen has two dogs, two cats and two horses. She competes at dressage and occasionally does Flyball with one of herdogs. Helen also likes travelling and just started learning to ski!

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.

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!

Collette Williams

Collette Williams

Receptionist

Collette grew up in what she describes as ‘a bit of a zoo’ with a family that loves animals; her first pets were a pair of Fantail pigeons that her dad brought home when she was about eight years old (although she thinks they were really for him!) There was also a duck, a goat, several cats and dogs with litters of kittens and puppies and an aviary in the back garden. She has a five year Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Oscar. Collette has lots of experience working with the public in a customer service role and enjoys working at The Vet as it also gives her the opportunity to meet lots of cute puppies. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and doing needlework including cross stitch and crochet.

 

Hannah Shaw

Hannah Shaw

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!

Leah Foynes

Leah Foynes

Veterinary Surgeon

Leah has always loved animals and decided she wanted to become a veterinary nurse after she finished school. Leah started working within the veterinary industry in 2015 in an emergency out of hours centre and then moved on to a first opinion practice to carry out her veterinary nursing training, which she went on to complete in 2018.  Leah really enjoys emergency and critical care of patients and would like to study for a certificate in this sometime in the future. Outside of work she has a little, white, fluffy, crossbreed dog called Bella who is her baby. She has recently taken up horse riding and enjoys spending time with her family/friends and travelling when she can.

Samir Yusuf

Samir Yusuf

Veterinary Surgeon

Samir qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2012 and is originally from Bulgaria. After following in his father’s footsteps of becoming a Vet, he has been working in small animal practices throughout the North West. His main interest is Internal Medicine.

Samir has two British Shorthair Cats called Erol and Elif as well as George the Chinchilla, two budgies and two axolotls. When not in work Samir enjoys fitness, travelling to new countries and going to the cinema.