Meet the team

Dr LYNN VEITCH BVMS

Veterinary Surgeon

Lynn has worked in Cumbria as a mixed practice vet for over 10 years. Now based in the West, she is very excited to partner with Sophie and offer a high quality veterinary service to the people of West Cumbria. Lynn has a particular interest in dentistry and wound management. Lynn is very creative and loves a good social media post!

Dr SOPHIE MURPHY BVSc

Veterinary Surgeon

Sophie is a familiar face to many, born and bred in West Cumbria, with 14 years veterinary experience treating small animals. Sophie loves all aspects of her veterinary work, including both surgery and medicine, with a particular interest in skin disease. Sophie is kind, caring and looks forward to meeting you.

SARAH McGUINNESS

Veterinary Nurse

Qualified for 17 years, Sarah has a wealth of experience in all areas. Sarah’s immense passion and work ethic is inspiring to all. Sarah is a qualified clinical coach of nursing and even runs her own business ‘Pet First Aid Cumbria’ in between busy family life.

 

 

MICHAELA WALLEY

Veterinary Nurse

Qualified for 9 years, Michaela gained valuable experience around UK hospitals, including the Royal Veterinary College in London working in the intensive care unit. Michaela is a fun, outgoing Cumbrian lass who loves to take Cara, her Australian Shepherd, on long walks on the fells.

EMMA WHALLEY

Veterinary Nurse

A local qualified veterinary nurse for 12 years, Emma is highly experienced in all aspects of veterinary practice. Emma carries a certificate in emergency and critical care, and is currently studying for her diploma in canine behaviour.
Outside of work, Emma loves cross country running & enjoys walks with her family and two dogs, Rex and Tui.

ABBY STAMPER

Client and Animal Care

Abby was brought up in rural West Cumbria and has a love for animals and the outdoors. Abby isn’t shy of hard work, she even has time for club secretary role at the local Young Farmers. Abby has many animals at home to care for; Jed and Ruby the dogs, Willow the cat, Dotty, Minnie and Flame the sheep, to name just a few.

ABI FRAZER

Client and Animal Care

Abi received a first-class Animal Science degree at Newcastle University summer 2022 and will further her study in 2023 at Nottingham University to become a Veterinary Surgeon. Although her time with us will be limited we hope to create a base for Abi and to continue to support her during her veterinary learning career. Abi has 2 cats Eric and Alfie and a fun-loving beagle Poppy who loves the beach.

LINDA WOODMAN

Client Care

Meet Linda, our Client Care team member. Having grown up on a working farm in St Bees, she has always had a love of animals. Along with walking Hendrix, her Border Collie, Linda is trying to pass on her love of walking in the fells and the beautiful Cumbrian coast to her three children and stays sane by playing the guitar and piano.

EMILY JENKINSON

Veterinary Nurse

Emily qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2017 and loves the variety and challenges that nursing brings on a daily basis. Emily is a trained marine mammal medic; she is trained to rescue seals, dolphins and whales and so far, attended rescues for 3 seal pups and 2 adult seals. 

Outside of work Emily loves to help out on the family farm, lambing sheep, feeding cows and walking their 8 dogs! 

LOUISE TEMPLE

Veterinary Nurse

Louise qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2018 and has enjoyed working in and around Cumbria.  Her love for animals stemmed from a young age where she helped out at her grandparent’s farm caring for the many animals at every opportunity.  Louise enjoys all aspects of nursing, with a particular interest in anaesthesia.  In her spare time Louise enjoys long walks in the Cumbrian fells with her canine partners in crime Meg and Ginny.

KERRYN MILBURN

Veterinary Nurse

Kerryn qualified as a registered Veterinary Nurse in 2021. Kerryn enjoys the variety of roles that nursing brings with a particular interest in Dentistry, Exotic Pet Care, Surgical Nursing and always strives to provide the best patient and client care that she can.
In her spare time, Kerryn likes to visit loved ones, go to live shows, travel, craft, cook and hill walking. Kerryn owns two ferrets, Vixey and Tod who are always up to mischief!

KAYLA FLANNERY

Client and Animal Care

Kayla has a love for animals and is passionate about caring for them. Kayla obtained her BSc degree in Animal Biology and Conservation and recently completed her Veterinary Nursing Assistant training in 2022.
Kayla has 3 cats at home; Nala, Peanut and Tab, and is second mom to her best friend’s dog Loki, with whom she enjoys local fell walks with friends and family. Kayla is well travelled, enjoys meeting new people, experiencing different cultures, food and the beautiful landscapes other countries have to offer.

FAYE KELLEHER

Client Care

Brought up in West Cumbria, Faye has a love for the outdoors and has previously worked on local farms, particularly during lambing time.
Faye enjoys fell walking, socialising with friends, exploring new places and currently an active member of the local Drigg Young Farmers.

AMY FAZZARALO

Veterinary Nurse

Amy qualified as a registered Veterinary Nurse in 2018 having worked in both America and the Midlands in the UK.
Amy is also a qualified Canine Myotherapist providing specialist massage and rehabilitation through functional exercises. Amy is currently undergoing further study in looking at better treatment options for arthritis to help improve the quality of life of older pets.
Having recently moved to Cumbria for a quieter way of life, when not working Amy is looking forward to exploring her new home with her family.

Dr SOPHIE GILL BVM&S

Veterinary Surgeon

Sophie, another Scot, qualified from Edinburgh University in 2020. Sophie is passionate about her work & loves to work on those complex cases. In Sophie’s spare time, she enjoys exploring Cumbria with her partner & has a cat called Sprog who loves cuddling and playing with his toys.

MIA GRAHAM

Client and Animal Care

Mia has a keen interest in Animal Management & completed her L3 Diploma at Newton Rigg. In Mia’s spare time she loves walking in the Lakeland fells and lake swimming with her 9 year old Sprocker Oreo. Mia also enjoys caring for her many small furries including chinchillas, rats and mice!

DR IINA VÄÄNÄNEN BVSc

Veterinary Surgeon

Iina has lived in the UK for a number of years, originally from Finland and recently studied at Liverpool University achieving a Distinction in her Veterinary Medicine Degree.
Iina has a keen interest in anaesthesia, medicine and cytology.  Iina loves to cook, play and listen to music, walks in the fells and swimming in her spare time.