Meet the Northwich Vets team

We’re really proud of the veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and support staff here at Northwich Vets. Our vets and registered veterinary nurses are all highly qualified individuals. All our staff have a life long interest in pets and small animals. Many of our staff have been with us since we opened in 2011, and you will soon find that being a client here, is like being part of the family.

You can book an appointment online with any of the team or right now on 01606 359789

Or read a little more about each of us below

Nursing staff

We have a great nursing team. We employ qualified registered veterinary nurses who are trained to level 3-diploma or degree standard. The qualified veterinary nurses head up our nursing clinics and are very involved training our student nurses.

Support staff

We have a great support staff team on Reception who are all animal mad and work hard to make your visit as comfortable and efficient as possible. From the first phone call to arranging any follow up appointments, ordering medicine or just a friendly face to welcome you. Our support staff will look after you and your pets every time you walk through the door. Feel free to ask for any advice or information you require; if our receptionists are unsure, they will always try to find the right answers for you.

The team

 
Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy

BVS GP Cert SAS MRCVS

Patrick has been a vet for over 20 years now and enjoys all parts of his work but especially the surgical cases and he has an extra qualification in Small Animal Surgery. Outside of work he loves spending time with his 2 kids and he has started to take part in triathlons to try and keep fit. He is a Christian who is an active member of the local church in Knutsford.

Mel Prenter

Mel Prenter

MRCVS PgSAS

Born in the South East of Ireland, Mel qualified from UCD, Dublin in 2003. He relishes the challenges of interesting medical and surgical cases and in 2018 he attained a post- graduate certificate in small animal surgery. Outside of work he enjoys many things including planning trips with the other half to explore both the UK and abroad. He is also a keen, loyal supporter of his country in the rugby; especially when it comes to the Six Nations!!

Caroline Johnson

Bvsc Msc Mrcvs

After graduating in 2002 Caroline returned to studying in 2005 and undertook a masters in Wild Animal Health at the Royal Veterinary College in London. She has a particular interest in Exotics ranging from all smaller mammals, reptiles and birds and enjoys small mammal dentistry and surgery. Caroline also has experience in UV lighting provision for reptiles so will happily work with your reptiles and their lighting needs. Outside of work she is married with 2 children, 2 Dogs, 3 Tortoises and 2 Guinea-pigs.

Caroline Johnson

 

Beki Parratt

Practice Manager

After 10 years’ experience of working in the NHS, Beki decided to have a change of direction in her career and started as the Practice Manager of Northwich Vets in 2016. She loves working here as each day is different. Outside of work she is married to Nick and they have two cats Moo Moo and Tufty. Beki also enjoys gardening, exercising and reading. She is also a Christian and an active member of the local church.

Beki Parratt

 

Katy Chrimes

RVN Head Nurse

Katy has worked in general practice for 19 years and started her nursing career in 2000. She has worked for Patrick since 2002 across 3 veterinary practices. She joined us in 2017 and was appointed Head Veterinary Nurse in February 2018. Katy enjoys being involved in radiography cases and running Nurse Clinics and in her spare times she loves travelling and supporting many animal-based charities in Asia.

Katy Chrimes

Charlotte Whittles

RVN (Registered Veterinary Nurse)

Charlotte registered as a nurse in 2012 and started working with us in 2015. She adores working with all types of pets, especially cats and ferrets and is interested in physiotherapy and dental work in particular. At home she has two absolutely stunning children, a partner plus a cat and dog and when she has a night off, she loves to make cocktails, bake and has just started to learn to crochet.

Charlotte Whittles
Sharon Percival

Sharon Percival

RVN (Registered Veterinary Nurse)

Sharon has been in Veterinary Practice for over 20 years and has worked in several practices both in Northwich and on the Wirral. Outside of work she enjoys gardening, cuddling with her greyhounds, going to the pub to watch live bands and supporting Liverpool Football Club.

Laura Bell

Laura Bell

RVN (Registered Veterinary Nurse)

Laura qualified as an RVN in June 2014 and in September 2019 she moved from the West Midlands to Middlewich along with her pug Bertie, two cats Ollie and Stan and four rabbits, where she joined our team. Her hobbies are camping and exercising and her favourite part of her job is wound management, which she has earned a certificate in. She also loves caring for all small furries.

Caroline Lynch

RVN (Registered Veterinary Nurse)

A Veterinary Nurse since 2015, Caroline loves her job as every day is so different, plus her biggest passion is animals. She flew as long-haul cabin crew for 12 years before becoming a VN so the job change is pretty different! She has a whippet called Norman, who she loves taking back home to Devon for their favourite walks.

Caroline Lynch

Katie Sumner Walker

Veterinary Nurse

Katie has worked in the Veterinary profession since 2009 and has experience in hospital environments. Her interests mainly lie in Orthopaedic surgery and inpatient care; as well as wound management and she is also the Cat advocate for the practice. In her spare time, she loves all kinds of crafting and is also a Girl Guiding Brownie leader. She has a Cavalier King Charles called Maisy and three cats; Tybalt, Squishy and Batman.

Katie Sumner Walker
Vicky Sutton

Vicky Sutton

Veterinary Nurse

Having worked at Northwich Vets since 2014 Vicky loves the family feel about working here. She enjoys being involved in theatre, whether that is anaesthetics, scrubbing in to assist the vet or looking after the patient’s peri-operatively. She lives near Chester with her Bullmastiff, Milly and two cats, Eric and Simon and she enjoys long walks around Wales with Milly.

Freya Keogh

Freya Keogh

Veterinary Nurse

Freya started with us via work experience after school, but joined us full time in 2016. Her favourite part of being a nurse is helping poorly patients recover so they go home happy. She lives at home with four cats and one dog and enjoys horse riding in her free time.

 

Nic Elcoat

Veterinary Receptionist

Nic has been working in general practice for 19 years, starting as a Saturday girl in 2000. She worked as a Veterinary Nurse for 11 years and has been a Veterinary Receptionist since 2012. Her favorite part of the job is getting to know our clients and their pets on a personal level. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son along with their three cats called Abel, Kane and Michael.

Nic Elcoat

Dominique Peel

Veterinary Receptionist

Having worked at Northwich Vets since 2015, Dom’s role as a veterinary receptionist is varied, and no two days are the same and she strives to make every client feel valued, going the extra mile to bring comfort and reassurance to our clients and their pets in times of need. Outside of work she is a keen cook, enjoys travelling and going to the Lake District on long dog walks. She is also an advocate of local produce so supports the local farm shops when shopping for food.

Dominique Peel
Jean Carbery

Jean Carbery

Veterinary Receptionist

Jean has been here since the start and has watched the team grow over the years. She is a former Veterinary Nurse and enjoys supporting our clients through happy and sad times. Married with two black Labradors, Isla and Dexter her spare time is spent with her 5 grandchildren. She also enjoys baking and regularly bring cakes in for the team to try.

Jodi Beckett

Jodi Beckett

Veterinary Receptionist

Jodi is a local girl who joined the reception team in 2015. She will go out of her way to ensure all clients and their pets receive the best care possible bringing compassion and a caring nature to the role. She has three children, but now lives with just her partner, one son and two cats. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with the rest of her family especially her new granddaughter!

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