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Pete Andrew BVSc MRCVS

Pete is our Small Animal Partner.  Pete joined us in 2015 having worked previously as a clinical lead in various practices.  He has a clinical interest in dog and cat orthopaedics problems and is a keen surgeon.  He is very focussed on creating a good team environment and providing an excellent client service.

Pete and his wife Hyun live in Macclesfield with their son, daughter and two cats. When time allows he enjoys snowboarding and the great outdoors, although he is also an expert at nappy changing and trampolining for toddlers.

Laura Jackson BVSc MRCVS

Laura graduated from the University of Bristol in July 2012. Her first job was at the RSPCA Greater Manchester Animal Hospital where she performed lots of neutering (especially of younger kittens to help control the overpopulation),  she left there to join Wright and Morten in 2014. Laura enjoys surgery and is studying for a certificate in keyhole surgery and endoscopy.

In her spare time Laura enjoys photography, baking, yoga and walking (to burn off the cake calories!). She has Tabitha - a beautiful tabby rescue cat, and a handome mini wirehaired dachshund cross toy poodle called Todd who loves going on walks, running uphill and teasing other dogs to chase him! Tabitha & Todd model regularly on our Facebook page in their spare time.

Claire Tabachnik BVM&S MRCVS

Claire qualified from the University of Edinburgh Veterinary College in 1997.  She has worked in both large animal and small animal practices, as well as a stint working for DEFRA before and after the dreaded Foot & Mouth outbreak of 2001. Claire has returned to work following a career break whilst raising her young family. Her and husband Mark have two children Joseph and Lara. Claire works Monday and Wednesday mornings. In her spare time Claire is a keen runner, gardener and picker up-er after two kids, two dogs, two cats and a messy husband.

Alice Stevenson BVSc MRCVS Bsc

Alice graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2013. She spent her first 3 years in equine practice before joining the small animal team here in Macclesfield. She has Bella the springer spaniel and Sue the jack russell at home in Rainow,  as well as her rescue cat Steve. In her spare time Alice enjoys horse riding, hockey and cooking.

Pippa Walker BVSc MRCVS

Pippa qualified from Liverpool University in 1989. After working initally in mixed and equine practice, she has worked full time in small animal practice since 1994. Pippa worked full time for Wright & Morten from 1994 - 1996 and then took a few months off to go backpacking in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Following on from then she ran her own practice in Stockport until 2006 and then returned to Wright & Morten part time.

Pippa enjoys all aspects of small animal work and is interested in behavioural medicine. In her spare time she walks her Border Terrier Charlie and looks after her three ageing horses.

Olivia Donoghue

Olivia graduated from Edinburgh's Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies in 2018 and came to work for Wright and Morten. She is originally from Northumberland, where she has an older tabby cat called Dilly. She enjoys all aspects of small animal work, including smaller mammals and exotics.

Olivia is looking forward to exploring the North West now she's got to grips with the North East. Outside of work she says she dabbles in too many hobbies to really be any good at any of them! These range from rock climbing and walking, to embroidery and playing the ukelele... but she says we shouldn't expect a concert anytime soon!

Zara Wood

Zara graduated from Bristol University in 2019 & has returned home after spending her first few months in practice as a small animal vet in Yorkshire. You may recognise Zara as she spent lots of time here as a student.

She also has a science degree from the Royal Veterinary College, London. She’s looking forward to meeting all of our lovely clients and improving her surgical skills. She has a particular interest in canine medicine. In her spare time she enjoys running (keeping up with her family’s exuberant husky, Skye), yoga, eating, travelling & exploring the Peak District with her tennis ball obsessed Retriever X Standard poodle, Ted

Gareth Harries BVMS Cert SAS MRCVS - visiting surgical vet

After qualifying from Glasgow in 1995, Gareth worked in a large mixed practice in Staffordshire before deciding his path lay in treating small animals. He has spent around half of his career working in the charity sector, in the Midlands, North East and in London. His work has provided him with great experience of seeing many very unfortunate trauma patients. In March 2003, he moved to Macclesfield from a hospital run by the country's largest veterinary group in London. In 2005 Gareth passed his Certificate in Small Animal Surgery awarded by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Gareth runs a bespoke surgical consultancy service and visits us at Macclesfield weekly.

Emma Chapman– Small Animal Clinical Operations Manager

Emma joined the practice in 1999 as a trainee nurse at our Wilmslow branch. She became a qualified nurse in 2002 and head nurse in 2004. In 2016 Emma became our Small Animal Clinical Operations Manager, with a wide range of responsibilities for marketing, clinical standards and managing the clinical aspects of the day to day running of our small animal practice. Emma and her husband Damien own a lovely Weimeraner called Jess.

Katie Erskine - Small Animal Head Nurse

Katie is our Small Animal Head Nurse. She joined the practice in 2007 and began her nurse training in January 2008. She is a fully qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse who works mainly at the Hospital in Macclesfield but also at Wilmslow. Katie completed the Certificate of Veterinary Nursing and Critical Care (Cert VN ECC) in March 2013. She gained valuable knowledge on the course which she has been able to share with the rest of the team, ensuring that our critically ill patients receive an enhanced level of nursing care. Katie is responsible for maintaining nursing clinical standards, and running nurse clinics.

She has a particular interest in the care of hospitalised patients, working with the rest of the team to ensure they receive the highest standards of care possible.

Outside of work she has horses Metro & Dynamo, she also succumbed to the charms of a beautiful stray cat we had at the hospital so 'Lily' now rules the roost at home!

Vicki Roberts - Deputy Head Nurse

Vicki went to Harper Adams University from 2011 to 2015 studying BSc Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management. Throughout that time we saw a fair bit of Vicki as she completed block placements here as part of her training. Vicki joined the team here at Macclesfield permanently when she qualified in 2015. Vicki's responsible for the x-ray room at our Macclesfield Veterinary Hospital - keeping it clean and ensuring all the protective equipment is in working order. Vicki is also responsible for nurse training and clinical coaching in her role of Deputy Head Nurse.

She lives with her two dogs Ellie and Poppy and of course Monty the rescue kitty cat!. In her spare time she enjoys baking (which we gladly test!) and dog walking. 

Cath Broomfield - RVN Practice nurse

Cath started work for the practice in 1997 and has seen a lot of changes over the years – all good though!

Cath has gone back to her roots as a full time Nurse and is also our Diabetes Nurse.  She has done further training to enable her to speak to clients about the condition and how to treat it, she routinely runs weight clinics and is happy to give advice to clients when their pets have overindulged!

Cath is married to Dave and they own two lovely dogs Fen & Nelly, and cats Harry & Neville.

Kelly Gilman

Kelly joined Wright and Morten in June 2004 as a trainee nurse and then she qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in summer 2007. Kelly gained a nursing certificate in anaesthesia and critical care (NCert A+CC) in November 2010.

We are very fortunate to have very experienced nurses including Kelly who gained the nursing certificate in Anaesthesia and Critical Care (NCert A+CC) in November 2010. From her advanced training she has been able to share her knowledge with the rest of the nursing team, ensuring all of our patients are anaesthetised as safely as possible using up to date equipment and techniques.

She enjoys all aspects of nursing and is involved in running the practices' juvenile nurse clinics seeing young dogs for a check up on their growth & care. She lives on a Dairy and Sheep farm near Leek and has two dogs called Bugsy and Tess.

Lisa Bailey

Lisa has worked at Wright and Morten since August 1992. Lisa takes charge in the theatre and prep areas of the hospital each day and keeps everybody on their toes!

When not at work she is kept busy looking after her two children along with a cat, and Molly, her Jack Russell who comes to work with her everyday.

As well as enjoying watching her son play football & cricket, she also enjoys jogging, walks and eating out.

Mairi Austin

Mairi joined us back in the year 2000! She started at our Macclesfield practice but also worked over at Wilmslow for a good while so she's a familair face to many.

She has 5 lovely Chihuahua's and in her spare time enters lots of competitions with them. In 2016's Crufts Edward, Daniel, Blossom & Lara did Mairi proud winning one 1st place, two 2nd places, two 3rd places and a 4th place!

Emma Avery

Emma joined our nursing team in February 2018. She has been qualified as a registered veterinary nurse for just over a year, carrying out her training with Lite Ltd. in St. Helens and practising as a student veterinary nurse during this time at a small animal practice in Poynton. She has an interest in medical nursing and is looking forward to the new experiences and challenges working in a busier practice will bring.

Emma lives in Macclesfield where she has just bought her first home with her partner Jed. She is a keen dancer so in her spare time enjoys keeping fit as well as walking her two chocolate labradors Millie and Flo.

Amanda Bennison

Amanda is our Student Veterinary Nurse who joined us in November of 2016. She particularly enjoys the nursing care aspect of practice and is looking forward to taking on emergency cases in her second year. She has a rabbit called Ella and enjoys playing hockey in her spare time.

Hazel Simpson - Kennel Assistant

Hazel studied animal behaviour and welfare at the Liverpool John Moores University. She went on to work in zoos, wildlife parks and kennels. After having her twin daughters she decided to work closer to home and joined our team in 2019 as a Kennel Assistant based at our busy Macclesfield branch.


When Hazel's not at work she is kept busy looking after her children, dogs and tortoises!

Natalie Barton - Receptionist

Natalie joined the team in September 2007 as a receptionist, having worked previously for the Cheshire Building Society.  


Wishing to expand her knowledge and practical skills she completed a course at Myerscough College and gained a certificate as an animal nursing assistant in 2010.


Since the relaunch of the Pet Health Club in July 2015 she now takes an active role as the Pet Health Club administrator, making sure all the pets on the scheme are receiving the best preventative routine health care.

Natalie is married to Andrew and lives locally with her two pet tortoises Charles & Camilla and her crazy loveable labradoodle Daisy.

Sue Tideswell - Receptionist

Sue joined the team in May 2005 as a Receptionist, alongside her usual reception work she also makes sure contact with the other charities we work with such as the Dogs Trust and Cats Protection are in order. Before joining us Sue had spent two and a half years travelling with her husband, Keith, who she has been married to for over 25 years.

Sueused to work part time for the Staffordshire Moorlands Council and also helped Keith with the dairy farm.

She has two dogs Molly & Brucie and a growing number of horses!

Debbie Birds - Receptionist

Debbie joined us in September 2008. She was previously a foster carer for children aged between 6 months and 16 years old and looks back with fond memories of this very rewarding and challenging time.

Here at Wright & Morten Debbie is an advocate for our Caring for Cats Clinic and is planning to gain even more knowledge of our feline friends in the future. Debbie always makes time to give support for those at times of bereavement who may wish to talk about their pet, which is very important within her role with us.

Debbie's an animal lover through & through with her pets including 2 dogs, 4 cats, 2 rabbits, a tortoise called Stella, 2 rescue ponies and 3 rescue sheep which she saved from the chopping block - yes she's a vegetarian!

Karen Garnes - Receptionist

Karen joined our reception team in 2017, she is married to Steve and lives in Chapel-en-le-Frith with their cat Percival. She enjoys walking, dining out, DIY and loves getting her hands dirty in the garden!

Danielle Clarke - Receptionist

Danielle joined our reception team and also took over the small animal insurance role in 2018. She was previously a groom working with competition horses and she still currently competes dressage with both her own, and a friends horse.

Polly Gaskell - Receptionist

Polly joined our reception team in 2019 working alongside Natalie on our Pet Health Club. Polly qualified from college in 2010 with a B-Tech National Diploma in photography.

In her spare time she enjoys taking her horses out to the beach and hiking in the countryside!