Liz Stamper-Head Nurse RVN, C&G Cert VNES.
Liz has been an important member of the team since she joined us in 2001, aged 17. She qualified as a NVQ veterinary nurse in 2004 from Myerscough College and went on to study and gain her City and Guilds certificate in “Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species and British Wildlife’” in October 2007.Liz was Deputy Nurse for the past few years, before being promoted to Head Nurse in 2015.
She has also voluntarily worked in a rehabilitation centre in South Africa and worked as a veterinary nurse in Australia for 3 months.In her spare time she enjoys travelling, shopping and looking after her two cats, Derek and Tybalt.
Cheryl Ramsbottom-Deputy Head Nurse,Bsc (Hons) RVN, C&G Cert VNES, C-SQP
A graduate of Harper Adams University College, Cheryl obtained her 2:1 BSc (hons) in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management in June 2011. Since qualifying in 2010 Cheryl has worked for several veterinary practices in the Manchester area and joined our team in January 2012. Building her skills as a Registered Veterinary Nurse Cheryl completed her City and Guilds certificate in ”Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species and British Wildlife’’ in November 2013. Keen to teach the next generation Cheryl is our practice student nurse assessor and also occasionally gives lectures to other veterinary nurses on exotic species. Previously she has carried out a month’s voluntary placement at Twycross and Blackpool zoo. In her spare times Cheryl has a keen interest in cycling, photography and watching films. She has a Spur-thighed tortoise called Buttercup, a Hermann’s tortoise called Penny and a rescue cat called Luna.
Amy Shawcross-RVN, C&G Cert VNES. BSc (Hons) Zoology
Amy joined the practice in September of 2011 as a qualified Veterinary Nurse. Having graduated from Liverpool University with a BSc (Hons) in Zoology Amy returned to veterinary nursing and graduated as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in July of 2010. Working in small animal practice in both Urmston and Altrincham extended her interests and is now involved in the care and management of long-term medical cases. In November 2014 Amy completed her City and Guilds certificate in “Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species and British Wildlife’’. She enjoys going to restaurants, walks in the countryside and spending time with her cat Matilda and bird Peggy.
Maria Glynn-Bsc (Hons) RVN, C&G Cert VNES
A graduate of Myerscough College, Maria obtained her BSc (hons) in Veterinary Nursing in 2013. Maria joined the team in January 2014, after working in several veterinary practices in Cornwall and the Manchester area. In June 2016 Maria completed her City and Guilds certificate in “Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species and British Wildlife’’.
Maria currently has Kiki the cat, four guinea pigs (Rupert, Alfie, Emily and Harry) and several tropical fish.
Jo- Anne qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2007 from Myerscough College, and has worked in multiple practices around the Manchester area. She joined our team in May 2015 and is keen to start her exotic nursing certificate. In September 2015 she completed her Improve International Certificate in Small Animal Nutrition. At present Jo-Anne is studying for her certificate in the nursing of exotic species. She has two rescue cats, Tinker the Persian diabetic and Toby the domestic short haired who suffers from dietary issues. In her spare time she enjoys reading.
Martyn Brophy- RVN,C&G Cert VNES.
Since qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse from ProCo (Wigan) Ltd in 2013, Martyn has worked in a number of practices within the North West. He joined our team in February 2017. Building on his nursing skills Martyn obtained his City and Guilds certificate in ‘’Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species and British Wildlife’’ in 2014. He has a keen interested in exotic and owns his own Royal Python, Monty. In his spare time he enjoys photography and walking his collie dog Lennox.
Lauren Hirst-FdSc RVN
A graduate of Myerscough College, Lauren obtained her FdSc degree in Veterinary Nursing in 2016. Lauren joined the team in February 2017. She has a passion for inpatient care and enjoys exploring historical landmarks and going to watch musicals in her spare time. Lauren has a menagerie of pets including 2 rabbits (Toffee and Troy), 1 cat (Derek), 1 dog (Benjie) and Pudgie the Blue Quaker Parrotlet.
Gemma Gaskell – Student Veterinary Nurse
Gemma joined the practice in 2014 after completing her BTECH in Animal Management from Hopwood Hall College in Animal Care and Management in 2012. She started her veterinary nurse training in September 2015 at Reaseheath College and has successfully passed her first year exams with flying colours. Gemma spends her spare time with friends and her cat Dexter.
Gemma Birchall – Student Veterinary Nurse
Gemma gained at 2:1 in her wildlife conservation degree as Salford University in 2012, before joining the team in May 2015. She previously worked at the cat’s protection and Chessington World of Adventure as an animal keeper. In 2016 Gemma started her veterinary nurse training at Reaseheath College. She has two pet whippets, Dre and Pac, two rats, Crumpet the cat and a Chihuahua cross breed called Mitch.