Meet the Team

Clinical Directors

Tally Clift BVSc PgC SACS MRCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Cardiology
Tally graduated from Bristol University in 1990. Tally spent time at the practice as a student vet, and accepted a position once qualified. She has been at the practice ever since.

Tally is very popular with our clients and has built a very loyal client base over the years. She is passionate about pet care and enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Medicine, with particular interests in small animal Cardiology, for which she achieved her GP certificate in December 2013.

Tally is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as an Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Cardiology.

Francesca Forster BVetMed MRCVS
Francesca graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1998 and has been with the practice ever since.

She has developed interests in the small animal sides of the practice, particularly in small animal Ophthalmology and soft tissue surgery. Francesca was also instrumental in setting up our Sharnbrook village branch, which opened in April 2013.

Vicki Farbon MA VetMB GPCert (SAM) PgC SADI MRCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging
Vicki graduated from Cambridge University in 2003 and has been at Scott’s ever since. She enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Medicine but has a keen interest in small animals.

Vicki holds a certificate in Small Animal Medicine. She particularly enjoys diagnostics including radiography and ultrasound.

Vicki achieved her post graduate Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging in February 2017. She is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as an Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging.

The Vets

Nathalie Wissink-Argilaga LicVet CertAVP(ZooMed) DZooMed(Reptilian) MRCVS
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Head of Exotics and Zoo Medicine

Nathalie graduated from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona [Spain] in 2004. After seeing practice in several Exotic practices and Zoos around the world, she completed a 1 year Small Animal internship at Davies Veterinary Specialists.

Nathalie started work at The Scott Veterinary Clinic in May 2006. In 2008 she passed her GP certificate in Exotic Animal Practice.

Her special interest is in exotic pets, particularly small/exotic mammals and reptiles. Nathalie holds the RCVS certificate in Zoological Medicine with credits in the Avian, Reptile, Small Mammal and Zoo chapters and a distinction in the Wildlife chapter.

She is an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine. In 2016 she obtained her RCVS Diploma in Zoological Medicine with specialisation in Reptiles and is now one of only 24 vets to have achieved this qualification.

Nathalie is also the Head of the Veterinary team at Woburn Safari Park as well as several other zoo collections and animal welfare colleges. She is also involved in exotic pet shop inspections and Dangerous Wild Animal license inspections and lectures in national and international veterinary conferences and meetings.

Martin Hosegood BVSc MRCVS Consultant
Martin graduated from Bristol University in 1986 and came to Scott’s two years later, joining the Partnership in 1992 on the retirement of Mr Scott.

Martin was instrumental in relocating the premises to our current site on Goldington Road, from Howbury Street. Since his retirement from the Partnership in 2010 he remains an important part of our Veterinary team at Woburn Safari Park, having worked with them since 1990, dealing with a wide range of zoo species and advising on their health, conservation and management.

Martin is also a Trustee of the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation, promoting the conservation and welfare of exotic and other species of endangered wildlife, both in their natural habitat and in captivity.

Rachel Church Ma VetMB MRCVS Senior Veterinary Clinician
Rachel qualified from Cambridge University in 2010. She initially worked in mixed practice and joined Scott Veterinary Clinic in 2012.

Rachel has a special interest in small animal medicine and she is currently undertaking an advanced veterinary practitioner certificate in this area.

Andrew McWilliam BVMedSci (Hons) BVM BVS (Hons) MRCVS
Senior Veterinary Clinician

Andy qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2014 and has been working at Scott’s since then. While originally from Australia, he has now been in the UK since 2008.

Andy has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery and is currently studying for his PgC and GPCert in Small Animal Surgery. In his free time he loves to cook and take walks with his black Labrador, Annie.

Dominic Byron-Chance BVMedSci (Hons) BVM BVS (Hons) MRCVS

Dom qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2015. Originally hailing from the Lake District, he spent two years working in a small animal hospital in North Yorkshire.

Dom has a keen interest in exotics and zoo medicine and is currently undertaking his Certificate in exotics and zoo medicine. Outside of work Dom is an avid gardener and is also planning to start up with beekeeping next year.

Amy Finlayson BVM&S MRCVS
Amy graduated in 2012 from Edinburgh University near where she is originally from. She moved to North Wales to work in a rural mixed practice and then moved further south to Northampton before joining us in 2018.

She particularly enjoys getting to know clients in consultations, and is developing her interest in arthritis management. She currently owns a challenging but loveable Border Terrier called Benji, who has spurred on an interest in behavioural problems too.

Lawrence Smith MA VetMB MRCVS
Lawrence graduated from Cambridge University in June 2016 and starting working at Scott’s immediately afterwards.

Lawrence has a particular interest in small animal medicine, especially neurology. He is currently undertaking an advanced veterinary practitioner certificate in diagnostic imaging.

Outside of work he enjoys playing hockey and also road and mountain biking.

Lottie Gresham BVetMed MRCVS
Lottie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016 and started working at Scott’s straight afterwards.
She enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice but has a particular interest in neurology and medicine.

When not working, Lottie is a keen choral singer and also enjoys playing hockey.

Alberto Casado Gómez LicVet MSc MRCVS
Alberto graduated from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, in 2014. After working in small animal practice in the UK for two years, he moved to London to do a master degree in wild animal health at the Royal Veterinary College and the Zoological Society of London. Once finished his MSc, he worked in a Zoo in Spain for several months and then he moved back to the UK to join The Scott Veterinary Clinic in January 2019.

Alberto’s main interest is the medicine of exotic pets, zoo animals, and wildlife. Over the years, he has seen practice in several rehabilitation centres and zoological collections. Currently, he is undertaking a postgraduate certificate in zoological medicine and is part of several international organisations in the field of exotic animal medicine.

Jo Hansen MA Vet MB MRCVS
Jo graduated from Cambridge University in 2015 with degrees in pathology and veterinary medicine. She worked in a local mixed practice until joining Scott’s in 2018.

Jo is particularly interested in the diagnosis and management of medical (non-surgical) conditions and is close to achieving a certificate of advanced veterinary practice in this area.

Alexandra Mattock BVetMed MRCVS
Alexandra studied veterinary bioscience at Glasgow university before completing her veterinary degree at the Royal Veterinary College in London. She worked in small animal practice in Suffolk before moving to Scotts in January 2018.

She has a particular interest in small animal medicine and surgery.

Lorna Powell BVSc MRCVS
Lorna studied Zoology at the University of Leeds before moving to Bristol to study veterinary science and joined Scott’s in July 2018.

She enjoys all aspects of the job, especially medicine and emergency work. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new places with her dog Bella and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.

Lucy Yuan BA VetMB MRCVS

The Veterinary Nurses

Kerrie Gallagher Dip AVN Med, RVN, Clinical Coach
Head Nurse

Kerrie originally joined Scott’s in 1994 as a junior nurse. After qualifying she left Scott’s to pursue her career. She has a passionate interest in Medical Nursing and gained her Diploma in Advanced (Medical) Nursing in 2008.

After a career break Kerrie rejoined the practice in February 2013. Kerrie is nationally accredited in Canine Hydrotherapy and in December 2015 she completed a level 3 certificate in Leadership and Management.

Catherine Bennett RVN
Deputy Head Nurse
Veterinary Hydrotherapist

Catherine began working as a student nurse in 2003 and qualified as an RVN in 2007. Since then, she went on to have her 2 sons and joined the Scotts team in 2016.

Catherine is nationally accredited in Canine Hydrotherapy and regularly runs sessions in our hydrotherapy suite.

Hannah Colborne C&G Cert Vet Nursing Exotic Species, RVN
Senior Admin Nurse

Hannah joined the practice in 2009 where she became a clinical coach and achieved a certificate in Veterinary Nursing of Exotic species.

She has a keen interest in exotics and the training and development of students.

Terence Carroll Ncert (AnBeh) RVN

Terry is a Registered Veterinary Nurse. He joined Scott’s in 2007. He is our Scott Veterinary Clinic “Employee of the Year” 2011.
Terry enjoys many aspects of Veterinary Nursing. He particularly enjoys the lab work, nurse consultations and running our puppy parties.

Terry holds a Nurse Certificate in Animal Behaviour, accredited by the European School of Veterinary postgraduate studies.

Helen Berridge VN
Dispensary Nurse and Insurance Advisor

Helen joined the practice in 1999 as a student veterinary nurse and qualified as a VN in 2001 and was our Scott Veterinary Clinic “Employee of the Year” 2012.

Helen is also responsible for the administration of insurance claims and enquiries. She has a Labrador called Snoopy.

Jessica Deacon RVN
Wixams Branch Reception Nurse

Jessica qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2012 and joined Scotts in January 2014. Jess has a specific interest in client care and education. She enjoys going gun dog training with her two lively Spaniels Ace and Diesel.

Jess is nationally accredited in Hydrotherapy.

Sarah Neasham RVN
Veterinary Hydrotherapist

Sarah joined the nursing team in 2012 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2014. She took a short time out after having her first child and returned in July 2016.

On her return Sarah trained and qualified in Canine hydrotherapy and is part of our hydrotherapy team. She runs her own hydrotherapy sessions whilst continuing to nurse.

She enjoys all aspects of nursing and still has a keen interest in emergency care. Sarah has her beautiful young daughter to keep her busy as well as 2 gorgeous bunnies.

Emily Martin RVN
Emily qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2012 and became a Clinical Coach shortly after. Emily holds a BSAVA Merit Award in Surgical Nursing and has also been a Veterinary Nurse OSCE examiner.

Emily joined Scotts in June 2017, after spending 6 months in South East Asia volunteering as a Veterinary Nurse with a charity. Since joining Scotts, Emily has become nationally accredited in Canine Hydrotherapy and regularly runs sessions in our hydrotherapy suite. Her time is split evenly between nursing and hydro, which she loves!

Kirsty Brooks RVN
Wixams branch Reception Nurse

Kirsty joined us in January 2014 as one of our Wixams branch reception nurses. Kirsty really enjoys meeting and chatting with the clients.

Melissa Herring BSc (Hons)

Melissa joined Scott’s in September 2017 following graduation from Harper Adams University with a BSc honours degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management.

She enjoys all aspects of nursing, with a keen interest in nursing of exotic and zoological species, as well as canine hydrotherapy and she is nationally accredited in Canine Hydrotherapy. She currently has one cat called Blossom and volunteers at ZSL London Zoo in her spare time.

Georgina Stewart RVN
George joined Scotts in March 2017 as a qualified RVN. She loves all aspects of Veterinary Nursing and has a particular interest in nursing of exotic species.
George is studying for the Advanced Programme in Veterinary Nursing of Zoo and Exotics Species.

Chloe Baker – Student Nurse
Chloe joined our team in October 2015, as a Sunday volunteer. She became one of our full time student nurses in September 2016 and starts nurse training college in September 2017. Chloe was nominated as Employee of the Year 2017!

Chloe has wanted to work with animals her whole life. She has a cockerpoo called Oscar, a horse called Tom and an adopted rabbit called Jerome.

Luke Radcliffe – Student Nurse
Luke joined the team in June 2017 as a student nurse. Luke’s Grandmother used to breed parrots and so he spent much of his childhood feeding, cleaning and hatching parrots.

For this reason he has a particular interest in exotics. Luke studied Animal Sciences at Shuttleworth College, achieving triple D*. He has 2 mini lop rabbits and a budgie.

Isabelle Sikora – Student Nurse
Isabelle joined the team in August 2018 as a Student Veterinary Nurse, having worked in the veterinary industry for two years. Prior to this Isabelle was working in the marine environmental survey industry and has a keen interest in marine wildlife and conservation.

Isabelle loves working with all species and loves the variety of patients we see at Scott Veterinary Clinic, but her favourite animals are the cats. She has two cats at home called Liliana and Hylia, both rescue kittens.

Megan O’Dell – Student Nurse
Megan joined the practice as a student nurse in July 2018, after finishing her GCSES. She’s currently undertaking a VCA course in preparation for vet nursing college in September 2019.

She has a spaniel called Cookie, and her own two rescued bearded dragons – Blue and Rocky. Megan enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing and working with the rest of the team to help the patients, but she particularly loves assisting with the exotic species the most!

Megan Hearty – Student Nurse

Shannon Flynn – Student Nurse

Business Managers

Kerri Bannan
Practice Manager

Kerri joined the team in July 2018. She is AAT qualified with previous senior management roles in finance.

Kerri previously worked 16 years for the John Lewis Partnership and more recently PayPoint.
Kerri has always wanted to work with animals and has a diabetic cat named Jessie.

Chloe Feltwell
Office Manager

Chloe joined Scott’s in 2004. She is responsible for all of Scott’s accounts administration.

Chloe also helps clients with invoicing and insurance queries and organises our vet home visits for small and exotic pets.

Maxine Ketley VN, Assoc CIPD, VPAC
Business Development Manager

Maxine joined Scott’s in 1991. She completed her nurse training and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1997. After a number of years in a senior nursing and nurse training role she is now responsible for practice promotion, website/media management, personnel and business development.

Maxine achieved a Level 3 CIPD Certificate in Human Resources Practice in September 2013 and a Veterinary Practice Administration Certificate in October 2017.

The Receptionists

Lesley Curtis
Veterinary Reception Manager

Lesley joined us in October 2015 after 30 years in the finance industry. She is our ‘Employee of the Year 2018’ and ‘Practice Wellbeing Star 2018’.
She lives locally with her husband and two very spoilt dogs! They love long walks in the countryside and on the beach.

Janice Di Sapia
Janice joined Scott’s Reception team in 1998 and has been with us ever since. She is the owner of a beautiful ginger cat called Ed, who she rehomed via the RSPCA.

Louise Janes QVPR
Lou joined the Reception team in 2003, having previously worked as an Accounts Assistant.

She is our Scott Veterinary Clinic “Employee of the Year” 2009. She is a keen horse rider and owns 4 horses and a cheeky Patterdale Terrier called Dave. Lou gained her QVPR certificate in 2016.

Zara Smith
Zara has been part of the Reception team since October 2010 and now works with us on a part-time basis.

She particularly enjoys the large variety of animals we see at the practice on a daily basis and chatting to all our lovely clients.

Natalie Hinkley QVPR
Natalie joined the team in August 2016 after completing a period of maternity leave. She has a cat called Tia who she hand reared from birth.

Natalie achieved her QVPR Certificate in May 2018 and is about to start her Canine & Feline First Aid Training. She enjoys meeting our clients at the front desk.

Dani C Hawkyard
Dani joined Scott’s in September 2016, having studied Equine Science at the Royal Agricultural University. She graduated in 2013 as Top Equine Student and subsequently spent 2 years working as a groom.

She is the proud owner of a horse called Oreo, two cheeky Guinea Pigs and a goldfish! Dani is a keen artist, writer and musician and particularly enjoys the variety of exotic animals we see here.

Dani is currently working on her QVPR Certificate.

Ally Nicholson QVPR

Ally joined our Veterinary Reception team in 2016, having previously worked in a pharmacy. She enjoys meeting new people and seeing all the lovely pets that our clients bring through the doors on a daily basis.

Ally achieved her QVPR Certificate in May 2018 and is about to start her Canine & Feline First Aid Training.

Jane Young
Jane joined the reception team in September 2017, having previously worked in accounts and childcare.

She adores her springer spaniel Sam, who is a regular visitor here! Jane loves meeting all the lovely pets and owners.

Jo Murphy
Jo first joined Scott’s in October 2015 as an Animal Care Assistant. In March 2017 she left to study Dog Grooming and after 6 months returned to Scott’s as a Veterinary Receptionist, which she thoroughly enjoys.

Jo is currently working towards her QVPR certificate. She has 2 playful cats named Archie & Rosie.

Lisa Carmichael
Lisa joined our Reception Team in October 2017, having worked previously as a Secretary for many years. She thoroughly enjoys meeting our clients and their pets.

Lisa has a small rather mischievous dachshund who she enjoys long walks with.

Pam Hall
Pam joined the reception team in November 2017 having previously worked for many years in Estate Agency. She has quite a menagerie including two dogs, a Persian cat, two green winged macaws (Ruby pictured) and four marine fish tanks.

She loves the diversity of the animals who visit and is especially excited by the exotic pets.

Fiona Turnbull
Fiona joined us in December 2018 having previously worked in the equine related field. She owns a cheeky pony called Dolly whom she rides regularly.
Fiona enjoys meeting all the clients and pets that come into our Sharnbrook branch.

Kitty Kiernan
Kitty joined our reception team in January 2019 and is based at our Sharnbrook branch. Kitty is local to Sharnbrook so enjoys meeting familiar faces there.

She has a gorgeous Golden Retriever called Bella, known as ‘bouncing bella’, as she is always so excited to meet new people and play! Kitty is also a talented oil painter and specialises in pet portraits.