The Team

Lydia Williams

Clinical Director and Veterinary Surgeon

BVM&S, MRCVS

I grew up and went to school in Ipswich and then went on to study at Edinburgh University.

I have 2 cats, 4 rabbits and 2 horses called Alfie and Dessie.

In my free time I like to go horse riding and also do yacht racing.

Kyle Eadie

Veterinary Surgeon

BVM BVS BV MedSci, MRCVS

I grew up and went to school in Suffolk.

I studied at Nottingham Vet School and spent several of my student placements here at Saxon Vets.

I’m a keen golfer and have been known to run the odd half-marathon (usually without having done any training!).

Laurie Barrow

Veterinary Surgeon

BSc, BVM, BVS, BVMedSci, MRCVS

I grew up in Oxfordshire and have recently moved from The Midlands to Tunstall.

I studied at Nottingham Vet School alongside Kyle.

I play guitar and have a Labrador called Darwin.

Lucy Mann

Practice Manager

I grew up and went to school in Ipswich where I completed my A-levels in Psychology, Sociology and Health and Social Care and then went on to work in the retail sector for four years.

I recently joined Saxon Vets back in January 2019.

I have a naughty Chihuahua called Dobby and a Tabby cat called Alfie.

Sarah Stock-Davis

Practice Administrator

Level 3 National Diploma in Animal Management, Level 2 C&G in Veterinary Medicines, Level 2 C&G Certificate in Assisting Veterinary Surgeons in the Monitoring of Animal Patients Under Anaesthesia and Sedation

I grew up and went to school in Kesgrave, then went on to complete my National Diploma at Otley College.

I have worked regularly with animals over the past 13 years, spending 2 years volunteering at the RSPCA centre, a year working as a kennel maid at another veterinary practice and then working in a pet store.

I have rehomed a rescued red Staffie called Ruby and in my spare time I take her to a behaviourist and to training sessions to help her get over various behavioural problems. She has since been joined by another Staffie called Max.

Mark Etheridge

Receptionist

Ph.D. in Conservation Ecology, PGCE, BSc (Hons) Zoology

I grew up and went to school in Suffolk. I studied at Aberystwyth University on the Welsh coast. I’ve had a variety of jobs and volunteer positions that have given me the opportunity to travel to Namibia, Arizona (USA) and Central Mongolia working with Cheetah, Tigers, Grizzly Bears, Wolves and a variety of birds of prey.

Gemma Cannell

Receptionist

National Certificate in Animal Care Level 2 and Advanced National Certificate in Animal Care Level 3

Gemma is currently away from the practice on Maternity Leave.

I grew up in Witnesham and went to school in Claydon. I then went on to Otley College to complete my Animal Care certificates. I worked in the pet retail sector for 5 years and then followed in Sarah’s footsteps and joined Saxon Vets!

I particularly like small pets and have a Dwarf Lop rabbit called Mabel.

Sophy Yeoman

Receptionist – covering Gemma’s Maternity Leave

BVMedSci, PGCEt, MISM

I grew up in Buckinghamshire before moving to Nottingham where I went to university with Kyle and Laurie.
I gained my BVMedSci before changing direction and training to become a secondary school Biology teacher. I also teach piano, singing, violin and judge in dressage.
Laurie and I moved from the Midlands to Tunstall in April and I soon joined him at Saxon Vets working part-time on reception.
We have three lovely dogs – a 4 year old cocker spaniel called Barney, a 3 year old Labrador called Darwin and a new little Sprocker puppy called Piper. I also have a horse called Maddie who I’ve owned since a 4 year old and she turned 16 this year!

Lucy Pitcher

Veterinary Care Assistant

NVQ Level 1 and 2 in Animal Care, Level 2 C&G Certificate in Assisting Veterinary Surgeons in the Monitoring of Animal Patients Under Anaesthesia and Sedation

I grew up and went to school in Woodbridge. I joined Saxon Vets almost by accident – being in the right place at the right time!

I have a Jack Russell called Ginny and a crazy Bengal cat called Lunar.

Molly Patchett

Student Veterinary Nurse

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management

I grew up locally and went to Farlingaye school in Woodbridge. I then went to Otley College and completed my Diploma in Animal Management. I have a lot of experience managing dogs, having worked in a dog centre for a couple of years. I have 2 dogs of my own: Bobby (a Cairn terrier) and Jazz (a Bichon/Poodle cross).

I am in my second year of study to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

Sarah Winter

Student Veterinary Nurse

Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management

I was born in Essex, moving to Suffolk when I was young and went to Farlingaye High School. I then studied Animal Management at Otley College. I worked for the RSPCA and prior to that worked for 3 years at a veterinary practice in Ipswich.

I have a dog called Jessie who is 11 years old. I also have two tortoises and avarian birds.

I have just completed my Level 2 Certificate in Assisting Veterinary Surgeons in the Monitoring of Animal Patients Under Anaesthesia and Sedation and am now starting my first year of study to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

Ula Hall

Veterinary Nurse

NVQ Level 2 in Veterinary Nursing, NVQ Level 3 in Veterinary Nursing, VN

I grew up in Suffolk and after completing my A-Levels I went on to work in a vets where I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2002.

I have worked in different practices over the years, but took some time out to go travelling and then had a family.

I currently have two dogs called Peggy and Mabel and two cats called Dexter and Ivy.

Charlotte Macgowan

Veterinary Care Assistant

I was born and brought up in Melbourne, Australia.   When we moved to the UK, we brought our 3 dogs, 2 horses, cockatoo and cat along with us.

I recently spent nearly 2 years living and working in Spain and I still help find new UK homes for dogs from a shelter in southern Spain.

I love going for walks with my 2 dogs, little girl and 2 rescue cats (who follow us everywhere no matter how long we walk) – they think they are dogs and hate fellow pussycats with a passion!

I am currently studying for the Animal Nursing Assistant qualification.