Auxiliary Nursing Team
Kim Joyce-Auxiliary Nurse
Kim started with Ashleigh in 2008 after completing a degree in Wildlife Conservation Zoo Biology and Behaviour. Prior to this she studied for and gained her Btec National Diploma in Animal Care followed by a Btec National Diploma in Animal Management. Kim spent lots of her time volunteering in various animal related establishments in order to gain a varied experience of animal care prior to embarking on her career.
She particularly enjoys spending time with the cats in our cattery and looks forward to welcoming new boarders, as well as making regular visitors feel like one of her own family of pets. Kim prides herself at knowing each individual’s personality and therefore what they do and don’t like!! In her spare time Kim likes to spend time with her menagerie of pets and enjoys keeping fit.
Louise Beeley-Auxiliary Nurse
Louise started with Ashleigh Veterinary Centre in 2005. She began her career caring for animals in a local boarding facility. Whilst here she was fortunate enough to also assist in rehabilitating animals in the on site pet gynasium. With 5 years of experience working in Manchester Dog’s Home, and a further 2 years with Companion Care Veterinary Practice, Louise has gained much experience in the field of small animal care. She is passionate about animals and has also volunteered in the past to help with the care and rehoming of animals at her local RSPCA rescue centre.
Louise has further extended her skills by studying for and gaining her NVQ level 2 in Animal Care and her Diploma as an Animal Nursing Assistant. In her spare time Louise loves walking her dogs and has a very special talent with icing sugar. Having studied at night school Louise creates beautifully decorated cakes. They taste very nice too!! Louise has had a baby boy and since returned to work part time from Autumn 2016.
Nicola Walker –Auxiliary Nurse
For the past 6 years Nicola has worked at the Manchester Brittania Hotel as a Central Group Administrator. Due to always having a passion to work with animals she completed a BTECH in Level 2 Animal Care from Manchester College in 2014. She joined the practice in May 2015. In her spare time Nicola volunteers at local RSPCA Altrincham events. She has two giant African land snails, Stig and Sebastion, and Jemima the cat.
Paige Warmington-Auxillary Nurse
As growing up with her family being a foster carer for The German Shepherd Rescue, Paige has always had a passion for working with animals. Paige joined the practice in 2017, after previously working as a veterinary receptionist. She enjoys photography, writing and cooking vegan recipes. As well as rescuing several ex- battery chickens, her pets include rabbits and her best friend Rouge who she adopted after fostering from the German Shepherd Rescue. In her spare time she also volunteers as a pet sitter supporting a local rescue centre.
Julia Cottam – Auxiliary Nurse
For the last 9 years Julia has worked for the NHS in administration before making a career change to join the practice in April 2015. Julia has been horse riding since she was 8 years old and now owns her own horse called Jake. In her spare time she enjoys yoga and spending time with her rescue cat Foley.
Katy Isherwood- Auxiliary Nurse
Before joining the team in November 2017 Katy worked as an auxiliary nurse at a veterinary practice in Stockport. In 2007 she completed a National Diploma in Equine management and has worked on stud stable yards. In her spare time she enjoys travelling and exploring the outdoors with her West Highland White Terriers Daisy-Mae and Coco.
Rosie Davis- Auxiliary Nurse
Rosie has previously worked as an admin assistant before joining our team in November 2017. She has always had a passion to work with animals and volunteers as a cat socialiser for the RSPCA in Stockport. In her spare time she enjoys playing the guitar, reading, listening to podcasts, watching crime documentaries and spending time with her two rescure rabbits (Isambard and Abbott).