James Street Veterinary
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The Team - Veterinary Surgeons

Andrew J Cook BVetMed MRCVS
Andrew J Cook BVetMed MRCVS

Mr Cook graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London in 1977. He has worked in Louth since 1979 treating animals of all shapes and sizes. He has a keen interest in exotic work and has been known to have iguanas, parrots and even an alligator booked in to see him! He also works regularly with the local Seal Sanctuary and is involved with tagging seals for monitoring purposes.
In his spare time he enjoys singing in the local choir, looking after his birds of prey and babysitting his grandchildren.

Sophie Bett BVMS MRCVS
Sophie Bett BVMS MRCVS
Sophie graduated from Glasgow University in 2003. She came to Louth for her first job and, after meeting a local farmer, has never moved on. In 2010 she and her husband bought the practice from the previous owners, Mr Cook and Mr Timson, and aim to achieve the same quality service they have provided for years. Sophie enjoys mucking in and doing a bit of everything – small animal, large animal, even paperwork. Sophie recently began a certificate in small animal surgery, in order to improve her skills and to enable the practice to carry out more advanced techniques.
She keeps herself busy in her spare time by looking after her two sons, Andrew and Charles, walking her dogs, Ronnie, Bruce and Gary and riding her horse, Bertie.
Cath Hill BVetMed MRCVS

Cath Hill MA VetMB BSc MRCVS
Cath graduated from the RVC in London in 1996. She joined the practice in 2010 after working in several practices including Oakham Equine Hospital. Cath will happily treat any animal but her true passion is equine work although her knowledge of exotics is expanding all the time. She has recently started a certificate in equine medicine in order to improve her knowledge in all areas of equine work.
In her spare time, she is a keen horse rider and competes her horses at BE100 and elementary level dressage, she also enjoys spending time with her children and playing hockey and cricket.

Andrew Tacey

Andrew Tacey BSc (hons) MVDr MRCVS
Andrew joined the practice in July 2015 after graduating from vet school in Slovakia. He already holds a degree in Equine Dentistry and as such has a keen interest in dental work in animals of all sizes, as Andrew has a variety of fancy fowl he is very interested in working with poultry and is also interested in exotic species and is hoping to improve his knowledge by working alongside Mr Cook.

Andrew has a menagerie of animals at home, sheep, horses, dogs, chickens to keep him busy when he's not working. He has recently acquired a cheeky parrot called 'Duchie' who comes to visit us at the practice sometimes, but frequently escapes from her cage. Maybe 'Houdini' would have been a more appropriate name.

Andrew Tacey

Hannah Davidson BVSc MRCVS
Hannah joined our veterinary team in September 2016 after graduating from Liverpool University. After growing up on her grandparents farm in Cumbria, Hannah always wanted to become a mixed practice veterinary surgeon. In her spare time Hannah enjoys playing hockey for Louth Hockey Team and making the practice yummy cakes

The Nurses

Sarah Robinson VN
Sarah Robinson VN
Sarah qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2003 but has worked in the practice since leaving school. As Head Nurse, she runs an excellent team and keeps the practice spotless despite the vets' best attempts to make a mess! In her spare time, she enjoys walking her beloved Labrador, Ryan and planning her wedding next year!

Katrina Parkinson VN
Katrina Parkinson VN
Katrina joined the practice in 2004 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2009. Katrina is our clinical coach for veterinary nurses in training and also consults in our weight clinics. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her horse, Breezer.
She is currently on maternity leave after giving birth to her son, Aaron. Congratulations Katrina!
Natalie Parker
Clare Gulliford VN
Clare qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1997 and worked in veterinary practices down south before settling down in Lincolnshire to raise a family. She recently joined the practice and is proving herself to be an asset to the nursing team. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and looking after her tropical fish.

Harriet Wilkinson Vet Nurse

Harriet Wilkinson
Harriet is a student veterinary nurse in her final element of year 2, starting year 3 in Jan 2017. She is an extremely enthusiastic member of the team and is very keen to improve her knowledge and techniques. In her spare time, she enjoys horse riding and walking Herbie the Basset Hound and Scooby a Bullmastiff.

Natalie Parker
Natalie Parker
Natalie is a Student Veterinary Nurse going into her second year in September 2016. She has previously worked with a variety of animals and is already proving herself to be an enthusiastic and cheerful addition to the team. In her spare time, she enjoys socialising and walking her Dalmatian, Dougie.

Lucy Perkins
Lucy Perkins
Lucy Perkins joined us as a student Veterinary Nurse in September 2016.  Lucy enjoys riding her horse Baxter, competing at BS level and local shows.  She  also has 3 dogs and her partner to look after when she is not at work.



Practice Manager and Reception

Heather Clover MAAT

Heather Nicholson MAAT
As our practice manager, Heather has a hard task trying to keep us all under control. In 2010 she completed a qualification in accountancy which she uses to keep all the practice and client accounts in order, however she also oversees the day-to-day running of the practice and there isn't much going on that she doesn't know about! In her spare time she enjoys training her gundogs and spending time with her grandchildren.

The Reception Team
Cathy, Rachel, Tor and Jo are always happy to help with any queries or assist our clients in any way they can. Manning the desk can be a stressful experience at times with a busy surgery and even busier phones but they always do their best to have a smile and a welcome for every client that comes through the door. Lorraine, our cleaner, does her best to keep the reception area ship-shape and always has a friendly smile to lift everybody's mood..