Meet our professional and friendly Vets, Nurses, Client Care and Practice Support Teams.
Nick Watson MA VetMB MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Nick graduated from Cambridge University in 1986. He spent 4 years in Corbridge and another two years in Alnwick, both mixed practices, before joining Wicstun in 1992.
Julian Hamilton BVSc CertPM MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Julian graduated from Bristol University in 1994, joining Wicstun in 1997. He works closely with the farming communities across East Riding and has a special interest in pig veterinary medicine and health assurance.
Edward Pettifer BVM&S PG Cert SAS MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Having grown up locally, Ed qualified from Edinburgh University in 1998 and worked in mixed practice on the Isle of Man, returning to East Yorkshire in 1999 to work at Wicstun.
John Sleigh BVMS MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
John graduated from Glasgow University in 1986 and came to join Wicstun in 1992. John enjoys the variety of mixed practice and has a particular interest in companion animal surgery.
Andrew Moll BVetMed MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Andrew graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2004 and for a short time, worked in mixed practice in North Yorkshire. He joined Wicstun in 2005. He enjoys the variety of mixed practice and has a special interest in companion animal medicine.
Angus Mitchell BVMS CertCHP MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Angus graduated from Glasgow University in 1974 and joined Wicstun in the same year. He gained a Graduate Certificate in Cattle Health and Production in 1992 and his special interest in this area continues today, particularly cattle disease and their control on farms.
Angharad Harper BVM&S MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Angharad graduated from Edinburgh in 2001 and joined a mixed practice in North Yorkshire. She joined the Wicstun team in 2004 and enjoys all aspects of life in a truly mixed practice.
Emma McArthur BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Emma qualified from Liverpool University in 2010. After leaving University she gained plenty of experience as a farm vet and companion animal practitioner in various locations around the UK.
Will Taylor BVM BVS MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Will joined the Wicstun team in 2017 following his graduation from the University of Nottingham. He thoroughly enjoyed his studies and was keen to get involved with mixed practice as soon as he could.
Fran Rickatson BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Fran graduated from Liverpool University in 2018 and joined Wicstun following spending time here with us as a student.
Tom Woods BVM BVS MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Kath Gray (BVMedSci) BVM BVS MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Kath joined our farm vet team in June 2020. Kath moved to Yorkshire following her graduation from Nottingham University in 2018.
Edward Noblett BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Ed joined the team in October 2020 after moving to Yorkshire from Pembrokeshire.
Katie Clarke BVetMed MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Katie is a 2016 Royal Veterinary College graduate and has developed a keen interest in rabbit medicine as well as soft tissue surgery and internal medicine.
Ashley Steels BVetMed MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Ashley graduated in 2018, joining Wicstun in Autumn 2020.
Jo Cooper RVN – Head Nurse
Jo gained her veterinary nursing qualifications in 2006 through studies at Myerscough College, Preston. Since qualifying she has undertaken additional studies to become a clinical coach and a veterinary nurse training assessor. She joined the Wicstun team in 2007.
Jenny Cushing RVN – Head Nurse
Jenny started at Wicstun Vets as a trainee nurse in 2006, at just sixteen years old. She studied at the College of Animal Welfare whilst working in practice and successfully completed her nursing qualification in 2010.
Kate Foster RVN
Kate qualified as a Veterinary Nurse from Myerscough College having passed her level 2 and level 3 Small Animal Nursing NVQ with Merit. She completed her training in mixed practice in Wales before moving to North Yorkshire and working in mixed practice there too.
Jenny Gordon RVN
Jenny graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2016 after completing a foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing. Whilst at University she worked in companion animal practice for three years, then made the move to Yorkshire and joined the Wicstun team in 2017.
Amber Guthrie RVN & Clinical Standards Coordinator
Amber qualified in 2013 after successfully completing five years’ study towards a Veterinary Nursing degree. She came to Wicstun as a locum nurse but loved the practice so much she took a permanent position in 2017. Amber is also our Clinical Standards Coordinator.
Lizzie Johnson RVN
Lizzie has worked in veterinary practice since the age of 18 and joined Wicstun in 2016. She completed her nursing studies through the College of Animal Welfare, becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2014.
Nicola Grundy RVN
Nicola qualified from Edinburgh’s Telford College in 1998. Having tested the Wicstun waters through work experience in 1996, she came to join the practice as a qualified nurse and stayed until she began locum work in 2002.
Isobel Forman RVN
Izzy joined the Wicstun Team in October 2017 having recently gained her nursing qualifications through the College of Animal Welfare. Wicstun is her first position as a fully fledged Registered Veterinary Nurse.
Amy Maskell RVN
Ruth Atkinson RVN
Ruth joined us at Wicstun in October 2019 and has a keen interest in hydrotherapy and rehabilitation.
Emma Parkin RVN
Emma started her nursing career in 1997 and qualified in 2004 whilst working for the RSPCA. Emma has a wealth of experience here in the UK and overseas. She joined the Wicstun team in 2019.
Sophie Challis – RVN
Sophie qualified in 2019 from The College of Animal Welfare and join the Wicstun family that same year.
Amy Edwards RVN
Katie Taylor RVN
Paige Sainty RVN
Laura Jones RVN
Sam Chapman – Registered Veterinary Nurse
Sam joined the Wicstun team in 2018 having studied Animal Care at Bishop Burton College. He had always wanted to work with animals and we are so glad he made that move!
Jess Woods – Registered Veterinary Nurse
Jess joined the Wicstun family in September 2019 as a student nurse and in December 2020, qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse.
Victoria Verschoor – Student Veterinary Nurse
Lizzie Haigh – Veterinary Care Assistant
Gemma Kitchen – Kennel Assistant
Gemma joined our team in Autumn 2020 and supports our day time nursing teams. Gemma has studied Animal Management and has a passion for aquatics!
Tanya Craven – Kennel Assistant
Jo Henderson – Kennel Assistant
Tracey Dennison – Kennel Assistant
Helen Rawson – Kennel Assistant
Victoria Scarah – Kennel Assistant
Fran Ackerley – Client Care Team
Fran joined the Client Care Team at Pocklington in 2017, having previously had a similar role in a mainly equine and small animal practice in North Yorkshire.
Gill Thornton – Client Care Team
Gill joined Wicstun in 2002 and still thoroughly enjoys meeting and helping pets and their owners.
Lynne Chandler – Client Care Team
Lynne joined Wicstun in 1995. She has worked on the Client Care Team ever since and has thoroughly enjoyed meeting and helping many, many pets and their owners.
Sarah Warburton – Client Care Team
Sarah joined Wicstun Vets in 2017 as a member of the Client Care Team. She brings with her a wonderfully cheerful disposition and lots of useful knowledge gathered from her degree study in Tourism Management.
Sue Wiles – Client Care Team
Sue joined the Wicstun team in June 2008. She has spent most of her working life in a secretarial and supportive capacity, alongside having many pets of her own and a love of animals in general.
Wendy Hopwood – Client Care Team
Wendy joined the team at Pocklington at the start of 2016. She tells us that she loves everything about her job, especially meeting and helping pet owners.
Toni Williams – Client Care Team
Toni joined the Wicstun Client Care Team in 2013 and has worked at both the Market Weighton and South Cave branches.
Helen Fisher – Client Care Team
Angela Fletcher – Client Care Team
Angela joined Wicstun in 2018.
Lisa Davis – Client Care Team
Lisa joined the Market Weighton reception in August 2020 and started her first day at our brand new hospital!
Louise Tinson – Client Care Team
Louise joined the Market Weighton hospital team in Autumn 2020
Nikki Willey – Client Care Team
Anita Hunt – Practice Manager
Anita moved to Market Weighton with her family in 1997 and joined Wicstun in 1998.
Christine Coe – Practice Support
Christine joined Wicstun Vets in 2011, after her family had flown the nest. Coming from a farming background she particularly enjoys the large animal side of the job which involves speaking with farmers and organising visits.
Beverley Griffin – Practice Support
Bev came to Wicstun Vets in 2015 having worked in the hospitality management industry for some years. Always a fan of animals, she wanted to learn more about life in veterinary practice and still be very much involved with client care.
Alison Kirkby – Practice Support
I’d only worked at Wicstun vets a short time when it struck me how the whole team within each practice are so passionate about their shared devotion to the care of all animals.
Ann O’Brien – Practice Support
Ann joined Wicstun September 2020. Ann lived in South Cave and has been a client for 16 years with my horse and her three German Shepherd dogs.
Ann supports the large animal team with enquiries and can also be sometimes found at our South Cave branch!
Carol Linford – Practice Support
Carol has been a member of the Wicstun team since 2011 and plays an important part in ensuring that we’re kept clean and tidy. She loves what she does and thinks that the staff are great, and she’ll often chatter with pet owners too.