The Team

Dr Sean Cleary: MRCVS BVetMed – Veterinary Surgeon

Sean hails from New Zealand and qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from Massey University in New Zealand in 1998. He is a partner in the Willows Veterinary Group. Sean has particular interests in orthopaedics, reproduction and the Shar Pei breed.

Dr Phillipa Bradley: BVetMed MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Philippa qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2008 and is currently studying towards her Soft Tissue Surgery Certificate. She previously worked at a mixed practice in Shropshire before joining Beech House in 2011. Philippa has a labradoodle called Ollie whom she enjoys doing agility with and a black and white cat called Noodle.

Dr Michelle Coward: BVSC MRCVS -Veterinary Surgeon

Michelle qualified from Liverpool University in 2011 and joined the team at Beech House in 2012 and has a keen interest in both medical and surgical cases. Michelle owns a greyhound cross labrador called Maine, whom she adopted from an animal shelter whilst doing a work placement during her veterinary studies.

Dr Kate Williams BVM&S MRCVS-Veterinary Surgeon

Kate qualified from Edinburgh in 2000 and has worked in small animal practice since graduating including two years spent in Oklahoma. She has a particular interest in medical and dermatological cases. Kate has a yellow Labrador called Toad and a young family.

Dr Madeleine Unwin: BVMedSci BVM BVS(Hons)-Veterinary Surgeon

Madeleine graduated from Nottingham University in 2015. She has a Jack Russell Terrier called Philip and a horse called Freeway

Dr Louise Skerrow: BVSc (Hons) MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Louise graduated from Liverpool University in 2015. She originally became an equine vet but decided to move into small animals after too many close encounters with horses’ feet and legs. Louise had seen practice with the Willows during her final year at University. Her main interests lie in medicine, opthalmology and emergency critical care. In her spare time she enjoys, driving, go-karting and walking up mountains. She is also partial to a bit of dance music and has a weakness for chocolate.

Sarah Cunningham: Registered Veterinary Nurse

Sarah gained her veterinary nurse qualification in 1999. She is one of Beech House’s two head nurses and is a clinical coach. She has worked for the Willows Veterinary Group for over 20 years. She has a sprocker called Marvin whom she hand reared from birth.

Claire Hayes: Registered Veterinary Nurse

Claire gained her nursing qualification in 1999 and shares the Head Nurse role with Sarah. Claire is also a clinical coach to the student nurses. She joined the Beech House team in 2003. Claire has a keen interest in Canine Reproduction and working dog breeds. She has a springer spaniel called Tally.

Nikki Butterworth: Registered Veterinary Nurse

Nikki joined us in 2009 and qualified in 2013. She has a keen interest in Guinea Pigs and along with Faye writes bi-monthly articles for Guinea Pig Magazine. Nikki owns two horses called Jasmine and Rhianne, a miniature schnauzer called Milo and 2 guinea pigs called Derek and Luigi.

Faye Jones: Registered Veterinary Nurse

Faye started at Beech House in 2010 and qualified in 2013. She has a keen interest in Guinea Pigs and along with Nikki writes for Guinea Pig Magazine. She owns two Guinea Pigs called Edward and Duncan, a yorkie called Harry, a hand reared cat called Pinky, a tortoise called Hubert Cumberdale and a giant house rabbit called Johnathon.

Emily Crosbie: Student Veterinary Nurse

Emily owns a border collie called Findley whom she enjoys teaching tricks and doing agility. She also has a horse called Denzil whom she has owned for 10 years.

Amy Hindle: Student Veterinary Nurse.

Amy spent 3 years doing weekend reception work at Beech House before starting her Veterinary Nurse training. She owns a springer called Henry, a lhasa apso called Ollie and a cat called Simba who originally came into Beech House as an injured stray.

Gina Egerton: Student Veterinary Nurse.

Gina owns 2 dogs – a cocker spaniel called Tinker and a black labrador called Nessie. She also owns a cat called Arthur.

Laura Darlington: Auxiliary Nurse

Laura graduated from Liverpool John Moores university with a BSc Honours degree in Zoology in 2013. She has worked as a zookeeper for Lobo Park in Spain and as a seasonal surveyor for the Cheshire Wildlife Trust. More recently she worked at Lymm Animal Clinic before joining the Beech House team. Laura has two rescue cats Tiger and Smudge

Michaela Waddilove: Student Veterinary Nurse

Beth Carlton: Student Veterinary Nurse

Amy Brown: Auxiliary Nurse

Jennifer Hamilton: Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse

Jennifer previously worked at another Cheshire vets and has two German Shepherds called Milo and Belle. She regularly does dog displays all across the UK

Pauline Clarke: Office Manager

For the last 7 years Pauline has ensured that things at Beech House run smoothly and kept us all in line – which is no mean feet considering how busy we are. She also deals with all the administration for our nurse training programme.

Kathryn Yarwood: Head Receptionist

Kathryn started at Beech House in 2008. She has 2 cats called Smudge and Gizmo.

Mo Percival: Receptionist

Mo started with us in 2011 and has a jack russell terrier called Ronnie

Hannah Bennett: Receptionist

Kate Ifill: Receptionist

Kate has always been animal mad, bringing home strays, injured wildlife and insects. She has bred and shown Welsh Mountain Ponies, miniature lop and Netherland dwarf rabbits. Kate has a 9 year old cat called Heidi that came from The Cats Protection League, Ellie, a 18 month old cat that loves to catch bees and Rascal a 7 month old tabby Main Coon cross. In her menagerie she also has two mini lop rabbits, Magnum, who was a great showman in his day and Diva who was bred by Kate and lives up to her name. Kate also has two Netherland dwarf rabbits called Mike and Eiru – who won shows all over the country.

Aimee Gibbons: Receptionist

Aimee is a fully qualified dog groomer and is also qualified in animal first aid. She has 2 French Bulldogs, Frank who is nearly 1 year old and Pearl who is 7 months old. She also has a Schnauzer called Ernie.

Jennifer Hamilton: Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse

Jennifer previously worked at another vets and has two German Shepherds called Milo and Belle. She does dog displays all over the UK demonstrating obedience, security and fire.

Amy Reynolds: Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse

Amy missed out on a place at University where she was hoping to study to be a vet so is working at beech House to gain experience before re-applying. Amy has a 3 year old Springer Spaniel called Tilly.