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.

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.

The Assistants

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.

Pascual Medina Falces, Lic. Vet, GP Cert (Ex Ap), MRCVS Senior Veterinary Clinician
Pas graduated from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona [UAB] in 2004. He then completed an 18 month internship at the UAB Veterinary teaching hospital. After 2 and a half years working in a referral centre he took a position as Head of Exotics at the Hospital de Santa Sussanna.

In March 2008 Pas started working as a Marine Animal Vet at with the CRAM Foundation and in 2011 became Head of Rescue and Veterinary Medicine. Pas Joined Scott’s in January 2012.

He is especially interested in Exotic and wildlife medicine and surgery and gained his GP Certificate in Exotic Animal Practice in May 2016.

Andrew McWilliam BVMedSci (Hons) BVM BVS (Hons) MRCVS
Andy qualified at the University of Nottingham in June 2014 and joined Scott Veterinary Clinic in the October. He particularly enjoys small animal practice as it gives him more of a chance to work with clients one-on-one.

Andy has special interests in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery and the surgical management of oncology cases.

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.

Cristian Martinez Lic Vet MRCVS
Cristian graduated from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 2017 and started working at a referral veterinary hospital afterwards.

Some months later, he joined Scott Veterinary Clinic in June 2017.
He has completed some veterinary medicine externships in international universities with particular interest in exotic animals and diagnostic imaging.

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. 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.

Joanna Ditzel BVetMed MRCVS
Jo qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016. She then spent 18 months working at a small animal hospital in Stevenage before joining the Scott’s team in November 2017.

Jo has keen interests in all aspects of veterinary medicine but is hoping to pursue further training in exotic species in the near future.

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.

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.

Alex Howell C&G Cert Vet Nursing Exotic Species, Clinical Coach, RVN
Deputy Head Nurse

Alex joined our nursing team in July 2014 after working in veterinary practice for 7 years. Alex qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in December 2014 and soon after trained to become a Clinical Coach to help support our student nurses.

She enjoys all aspects of nursing but is especially keen on exotic species. She achieved her Certificate in Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species in July 2016.

Alex enjoys travelling and spent 3 weeks in Africa doing conservation work with wild and endangered species. She has a cat called Chester, 2 fish and 3 African land snails!

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
Scott Veterinary Clinic “Employee of the Year” 2011

Terry is a Registered Veterinary Nurse. He joined Scott’s in 2007. 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 Petplan Insurance Advisor
Scott Veterinary Clinic “Employee of the Year” 2012

Helen is responsible for stock control and purchasing at the practice which includes the dispensary, pet food, surgical supplies and the pet shop supplies.

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

Daisy Medina-Blow RVN
Veterinary Hydrotherapist

Daisy joined Scott’s in November 2006 as a student nurse and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in January 2013. Daisy is nationally acredited in hydrotherapy and runs our regular hydrotherapy sessions.

Daisy has 2 dogs and is member of a flyball team called ‘High Flyers’ who recently came second overall in the national flyball championships! In 2012 Daisy appeared with her dog ‘Marvin’ and her fellow ‘High Flyers’ in ‘Red or black’ with Ant & Dec!

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.

Catherine Bennett RVN
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.

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. She then became a Clinical Coach and also studied for her BSAVA Merit Award in surgical nursing. Emily has been a Veterinary Nurse OSCE examiner too.

She joined Scott’s in June 2017, after spending 6 months in South East Asia volunteering as a Veterinary Nurse with a charity.

She helped sick and injured cats and dogs and animals who had fallen victim to abuse. Emily even adopted a cat whilst she was there and he now lives with her in the UK.

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. She currently has one cat called Blossom and volunteers at ZSL London Zoo in her spare time.

Paris Clark

Paris joined the team as a student veterinary nurse in February 2014, after completing her Animal Management Diploma. Paris began her 3 year course at Veterinary Nursing college in September 2014 and graduated in 2017.

She has two border collies called Kira and Reif. Paris enjoys keeping fish and has an interest in birds.

Georgina Stewart RVN

Amy Hellmund
Student Nurse

Amy joined Scott’s in 2013 as a veterinary receptionist. In January 2015 she joined the nursing team as a student nurse, and is currently completing her training at veterinary nursing college.

She has 2 cats, Kylo & Lola, who keep her busy at home. Amy enjoys all aspects of nursing, especially paying lots of attention to the cats we have in.

Shannon Ward Student Nurse
Shannon joined us in February 2015 as a student nurse and started college in the September. Shannon has 3 dogs called Saffy, Louis and Rupert who she enjoys spending time outside of work with.

Her favourite part of the job is being able to learn hands on with a large variety of animals, and particularly loves giving all the patients lots of fuss and attention.

Tegan Vorley Student Nurse
Tegan joined us in October 2015 as a student Veterinary Nurse, with a view to starting nursing college in September 2016. Tegan has 3 dogs (Maxi, Kizzy & Sally), a cat (Ozzy), a bearded dragon (Helga), and an axolotl (Gizmo). She also has a keen interest in all reptiles.

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.

Kamila Odrobinska – Student Nurse
Kamila joined our nursing team, to begin nurse training, in September 2017, having previously worked as one of our receptionists.

Kamila has a dog called Suzi and a bearded dragon called Mary Jane. She really enjoys working with the clients and their pets, especially the exotic species.

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.

Emily Relph VCA
Prep-room Coordinator

Emily joined Scott Veterinary Clinic in January 2013. She has a keen interest in all species. In November 2015 Emily achieved her level 2 Diploma as a Veterinary Care Assistant.

Emily is responsible for the smooth running of our prep-room and ensures the equipment and supplies needed are available. She also enjoys designing our lovely waiting room notice boards. She has two cats called Diddles and Splodge.

Business Managers

Stephen Murphy
Practice Manager

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 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 as a full time Receptionist in 1998 and has been with us ever since. She is the owner of a very pampered ginger Cat called ‘Jaffa’.

Janice now works part-time and very much enjoys meeting and chatting with our clients and fussing their pets!

Louise Janes QVPR
Scott Veterinary Clinic “Employee of the Year” 2009

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

She is a keen horse rider and owns 4 horses and two much loved dogs, Mr Miller and 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
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 is soon to start her QVPR Certificate and enjoys meeting our clients at the front desk.

Dani C Hawkyard
Dani studied Equine Science at the Royal Agricultural University and graduated in 2013 as Top Equine Student.

Dani wrote her dissertation on horse psychology, training and rehabilitation.
She joined Scott’s in September 2016, after 2 years of working as a groom, both freelance and at a local riding school.

She is the proud owner of a horse called Oreo, a rescue staffie called Timothy, a very cheeky black guinea pig called Tadpole and 2 eccentric goldfish! Dani is a keen artist, writer and musician.

Ally Nicholson
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 is looking to start her QVPR Certificate.

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 Scotts 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 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.

Lucy Day
Lucy joined the reception team in February 2018. Lucy has previously worked as a professional groom for many years.

She still has a big passion for horses and continues to ride friends’ horses. Lucy owns an excitable spaniel called Albert and two cats.