When I was about 7 years old I remember lambing ewes on my grandfather’s farm in Devon and thinking that being a vet was like being a farmer but you didn’t have to take lambs to market, so that was it, I wanted to be a vet. Many years later I realised that dream, though thankfully I also realised there was far more to being a vet than lambing time.
I qualified from London in 2004, having done my dissertation in primate parasitology. I joined Oundle as a new graduate mixed animal vet for 2 years before disappearing off for a year to work as an emergency vet in Sydney, Australia and a few months in Borneo volunteering with Orangutans ( I never dreamt I would ever have to fight an Orangutan for my morning coffee!) On my return to the UK I rejoined Oundle as a general small animal practitioner and have also spent some of my holidays volunteering as a vet in Peru. I became a partner in the practice in February 2013.
I live in Stamford with my husband and our border terrier Hector. We are both keen sports people and are often seen jogging about town with Hector in tow or exploring the local countryside, followed by the obligatory glass of wine in the local pub.
What do I like about being a vet? I love getting to know my patients and their owners, I love watching patients grow and develop, I love the lateral thinking we have to apply to our jobs daily and I love the science behind veterinary medicine.
Kate qualified from The Royal Veterinary College, London in 1996 and started Veterinary life in a mixed practice in Peterborough.She then worked for a time in Southampton followed by 12 years in a large mixed practice in North Yorkshire where she developed her interests in small animal medicine and surgery. She recentlymoved back to her home town of Huntingdon and is thrilled to be given the exciting opportunity to work at Corby Vets.Kate says "being a vet is as much about the owners as their pets and I hope to be able to deliver a kind compassionate service to all our clients." Outside work Kate is kept busy looking after 2 teenagers, 2 dogs called Milly and Puck and her cheeky shetland pony called Chief. In her spare time she enjoys alking with her partner, Ian and swimming.
Rachel qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2015 and started work in small animals practices in Hertfordshire and then Bedford. Since childhood she has kept a wide range of rodents and exotic pets, and has a particular interest in rabbit and rodent medicine and surgery in addition to dog and cat work. In her spare time, Rachel loves walking in the countryside, birdwatching, gardening and craft. Rachel lives with her husband and rescue Staffy Stanley.
Emma initially joined our nursing team in March 2005 after gaining her qualification in 2004. She returned to the surgery in March 2011 following her second period of maternity leave. Emma’s nursing knowledge and skills make her a very useful addition to our team.
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