The Team

Lydia Williams

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.

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.

Lucy Mann

Practice Administrator

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.

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.