24 Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield S7 2QN
Telephone: 0114 2363391

OUR STAFF

Veterinary Surgeons

Donna Claridge BVetMed MRCVS

Donna qualified from the University of London in 1989. She has worked at Park Veterinary Hospital for the last 25 years with a short break to go travelling back in the nineties. Donna enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but is particularly interested in feline medicine, emergency medicine and the care and treatment of exotic pets.

She enjoys the long-term relationships and friendships she has fostered with many clients and their pets over the years and now considers herself an honorary northerner having spent more of her life in Sheffield than anywhere else.

In her spare time Donna enjoys anything outdoors and is a keen climber and fell-runner and can think of no better way to relax than running with her dogs across the bogs and moors of the Peak District. She lives with her husband and daughter and a large variety of pets (from tortoises to sheep).

 

 

Carmel Stanford MVB MRCVS CertAVP (VetGP)

Carmel graduated from the University College Dublin in 2000. She came to work at Park Veterinary Hospital after graduation and soon found a love for both the local area and small animal surgery. Following a year of working as a locum at veterinary practices across Sheffield, Carmel returned to Park Veterinary Hospital in 2007.

Carmel has achieved an RCVS certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (VetGP),  completed an ESVPS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and was recently awarded RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal practice.

During her time off, Carmel enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and walking her two border terriers in the Peak District.

 

 

Lucy Turner BVSc MRCVS

Lucy graduated from Bristol University in 2011. Her desire to travel and work abroad saw her travel to New Zealand for two years to work in a veterinary practice, dealing with a variety of animals from cows, sheep, horses, dogs and even the odd kiwi! The urge to come home set in, and after a brief stint working in Devon, Lucy has now moved back to her home town of Sheffield.  

Her main interests at work are canine and feline medicine, and helping geriatric patients through their twilight years. Lucy is currently studying for her certificate in advanced veterinary practice with an internal medicine bias.

Outside of work Lucy can usually be found dog walking, horse riding in the Peak District, or socialising with friends.

 

 

Annelies Sarrazyn MRCVS

Annelies graduated from Ghent University in 2005 but never got round to working in Belgium as she moved to the UK shortly after qualifying. She moved to Sheffield in November 2007 and joined Park Veterinary Hospital, as a permanent full time vet until 2011 and on a part time locum basis since then.

In 2010 she attained her ESVPS Certificate in Small Animal Medicine. She finds all aspects of veterinary practice fascinating and her main interests lie in small animal medicine, particularly endocrinology and geriatrics.

 

In her spare time she enjoys climbing, fell running, road biking and reading.

  

 

Fraser McKenna BVM&S MRCVS

 

Luca Schiavo MRCVS

Luca joined the practice in October 2017 after relocating to Sheffield with his girlfriend and dog; Raja. Luca graduated from the University of Perugia with Honours in 2016 and has since being busy studying further. He has spent 6 months in the Clinica Veterinaria Tyrus in Terni as an intern for internal medicine and oncology, which are his primary interests. Luca then expanded this training further with a trainee program at The University of Liverpool following his move to the UK in January 2017.

 

Vicky Ironside VetMB MA,CertVC MRCVS

Vicky Ironside is the practice cardiologist.  She qualified from Cambridge in 1989 and after 10 years in general small animal practice, gained a further qualification in cardiology (Certificate of Veterinary Cardiology).  Since then she has worked mainly with practices in Sheffield, bringing her own more specialised ultrasound scanner when she visits for cardiology clinics.

 

 

 

 

Frances Taylor BVSc Dip ECVIM-CA (Oncology) MRCVS

Frances is a European Specialist in veterinary oncology and runs clinics on a Wednesday for new cases and chemotherapy patients. Frances underwent a 4-year residency training at University of Cambridge, and following an additional year working there as a clinician, she worked at Davies Veterinary Specialists in Hertfordshire as a medical oncologist. Frances now lives in the Sheffield area, and is able to offer a veterinary oncology service to local clients and their animals.

 

 

David Strong BVM&S MRCVS    

David is available at Park Veterinary Hospital for various orthopaedic procedures including, but not limited to the surgical management of cranial cruciate ligament rupture, patella luxation surgery, angular limb deformity correction and the surgical management of simple and complex fractures. David has considerable experience in a number of soft tissue procedures as well, such as total ear canal ablation (TECA) and perineal hernia repair. See his web-site http://www.roarsurgical.co.uk/ for more information on his services.

Based in Sheffield, David is the Product Development Manager for the world’s largest veterinary surgical instrumentation and implants company. He has designed and developed a number of surgical instruments and several orthopaedic implant ranges for the profession and travels frequently throughout the year to attend domestic and international veterinary conferences.

In his free time, David enjoys cycling, hiking, kayaking, wood-work, metal-work, general construction, electrical work, household plumbing, gardening and hedgerow foraging. He is married to Anna Strong. They have two cats, Boris and Reggie.

 
 

Veterinary Nurses

Andrew Lipscombe  RVN                                                                     Head Nurse

 

Andrew joined the practice from leaving school in 1999.  He studied at Myerscough College in Preston and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2005.  His main interest is small animal nutrition and he runs weight clinic for cats and dogs from the practice. Andrew was runner up in Hill’s Veterinary Healthcare Advisor awards in 2008. Away from work Andrew enjoys most types of sport, but mainly Formula One, Moto GP and football.

 

  

 

Melanie Dando RVN

Nurse Training Co-ordinator                                       

 

Melanie has worked at the practice since 2002 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2004.  She is the practice nurse training co-ordinator, responsible for training our student nurses and has a particular interest in feline medicine. Outside work she plays roller derby for Sheffield Steel Rollergirls.

 

 

 

 

Chloe Craven RVN

Deputy Head Nurse

Chloe qualified in Veterinary Nursing in Autumn 2014. She has worked at the practice since October 2011 and whilst at work her interests lie in surgical and critical care nursing. Chloe is also a clinical coach and assists in training our student nurses. When not at work Chloe enjoys going to the cinema, snow boarding and walking her two dogs Skye and Willow.

 

 

 

 

Maddie Last RVN

 

Maddie joined the practice in September 2014 and qualified in November 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kirsty Griffin RVN

Kirsty has been working at the practice since 2012 and gained her Veterinary Nursing qualification in Sept 2017. She is a cheerful member of our team who loves socialising, shopping and walking her dog Ruby.

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Corby RVN

Kate did her placement year with us in 2016 and has since graduated from Harper Adams University as a Registered Veterinary Nurse joining us as a full time member of staff. Her main interest at work is medical nursing. When not at work Kate spends her time with her menagerie of various animals including sheep, alpacas, horses and ducks. She also has a cat called Jasper, two dogs Robyn and Holly and a hamster called Fenton.

 

 

 

Trainee Veterinary Nurses

  

Rebecca Baker

 

Rebecca is going into her third year of studying veterinary nursing at Edinburgh Napier University in September 2016. In her spare time she enjoys swimming and walking her cocker spaniel Jess. 

 

 

 

 

 

Beth Nutt

 

Beth is studying veterinary nursing at Harper Adams university and is currently in her second year. She started her placement with the practice in 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

  

Rebecca Seymour

 

Rebecca joined the practice in August 2016, and is currently in her second year of veterinary nurse training at Askham Bryan College. She enjoys spending time with her dogs; Tyson and Tinkerbell and her cats; Princess and Lilly.

 

 

Kelly Holland

Kelly started working at the practice in October 2017 as she entered her 2nd year of Veterinary Nursing training at Sheffield City College. Kelly Has working in the veterinary industry for a number of years as a veterinary care assistant.

Rosalind Brown

Rosie is in her final year of study at The Royal Veterinary College in London on a BSc Veterinary Nursing degree. In her spare time she enjoying motorbike riding, PC gaming and also does pet sitting. At home she has 2 dogs, Sandy and Dougal.

Francesca Naylor

Francesca started with the practice and on her Veterinary Nursing training in October 2017.

 

Receptionists

Heather Clarke

Heather has worked at the practice since 1986 and is currently working as a part time administrator and receptionist. She has four cats each of which was adopted from the local branch of the Cats Protection league.

In her spare time, Heather is interested in antiques and retro furniture, upholstery and soft furnishings. She also enjoys going to the theatre when she gets the chance!

 

 

 

Sara Goodison

 

Sara has worked on reception at the practice since 1985 and currently works on weekday mornings. Her dedication to the role and professionalism is appreciated by our clients.

 

 

 

 

 

Jade Kingswell

 

Jade has always had a passion for working with animals and graduated from Plymouth University in 2014 with a Bsc (Hons) degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. In her spare time Jade enjoys walking her dog, playing football and socialising with friends. She is also training to become an SQP which will allow her to become a qualified Animal Medicines Advisor.

 

  

 

Kate Wells

Kate joined the practice in 2016 after seven years of working abroad and has always loved animals. In her spare time, Kate enjoys long walks in the countryside with her two dogs, Maggie and Pablo, husband and two children.