Our Staff

Diarmuid Currid – MVB MRCVS

Clinical Director Diarmuid graduated in 1997 from University College Dublin. His first job was working at the RSPCA Animal Hospital in Manchester, where he gained experience working in a very busy clinical environment. He then gained experience in an emergency clinic before moving on to work in a small animal first opinion private practice. In… Read more »

Monika Paprzycka-Casson MRCVS,GPcertSAM

Monika graduated from Wroclaw University in Poland. She worked in small animal practice in UK since 2010 and completed certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2013. She joined Tameside Veterinary Clinic in 2017. Monika enjoys all aspect of general practice but has a strong interest in diagnostic imaging which she pursues to a higher qualification.… Read more »

Heather Hamilton

Myriam French

Alex Schofield

Loren Shearing

Senior vet

Jenny Pepper – MRCVS BVFc GPCert SAM

Jenny graduated from The University Of Liverpool in 2007 then moved here in 2012. Jenny has one dog called Monty who has his own Passport and goes on holiday with Jenny and her husband. She has also been busy studying for a certificate in small animal medicine and completed all her exams in February 2015.

Dr Philippa Summerville MVB MRCVs

  Philippa graduated from University College Dublin in 2014. She joined Tameside Veterinary Clinic in 2015 after working in a busy small animal hospital in Essex. Philippa has a black and white cat called Fred, who she adopted when he was only 5 weeks old. Philippa enjoys all aspects of general practice, but is particularly… Read more »

Rachel Hughes SVN

Hi my name is Rachel. I’m a second year nursing student. I’ve worked with animals since i was 16 and have worked in rehoming centres and charity practices. I have a rescue dog called Luna and love taking her for walks.

Charlotte Mclarty

I have been a Registered Veterinary Nurse for several years and have a long history of animal voluntary work. I have a particularly keen interest in dog behaviour and dog showing and can often be found up and down the country with my Rough Collie. My home life is also home to two rabbits, a… Read more »

Melissa Shears – Head Nurse

I started working at the practice in 2010 as receptionist. Since then I have trained to become a veterinary nurse and I am now head veterinary nurse. I have many pets of my own including 2 husky cross malamute dogs called Ziva and Liat. I enjoy walking my dogs with my husband and we go on… Read more »

Vicky Blondon – Deputy Head Nurse

Nicola Cross – Deputy Head Nurse

Nicola is one of our qualified nurses who started working for Tameside when our new clinic opened in June 2012.  She has been working in the veterinary field since 2002. Nicola has 3 cats called Vivienne, Marmalade and Tinkerbelle. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her young family and socializing with friends.

Ellen Mcloughlin – SVN

Michele Burniston – SVN

Michele started working at our Ashton branch in June 2015, She has worked in the veterinary world for over fifteen years, in that time she has managed to acquire a number of pets along the way at present she has one dog, one cat and two guinea pigs, this amount of pets is not unusual… Read more »

Hayley Thorneycroft – SVN

Hayley started work at Tameside Veterinary Clinic in 2014 as a receptionist and is currently studying to be an rvn. She has 5 dogs and 2 horses.

Victoria Samba – Veterinary Nurse

Vikki qualified in 2014 as a registered veterinary nurse but has worked with animals since before leaving school. Vikki joined us after spending sometime working at the RSPCA hospital. This is were she rescued her dog Kimbo and cat Tallulah, she also has two other dos Emo and Lollipop which are her pride and joy.

Becki Weekes – Student Nurse

Becki started work at our Ashton branch as a receptionist she is currently awaiting her final results for her to be a fully qualified RVN. Becki has Pumba the Staffy who she helped to hand rear with other members of staff and the support of Pennine Pen. She also has two cats.

Angela Rodgers – Practice Manager

Angela came to us at the Ashton clinic in September 2012. She has three older children and two dogs Dyson who is a cross breed  and Coco a crazy Chocolate Labrador. She started with us after working many years in customer focused roles for the local government, she enjoys long dog walks, cooking and spending… Read more »

Cherise Drameh – Receptionist

Cherise started working at the Ashton clinic in the summer of 2018 and can often seen at our Hyde branch too. She enjoys socializing with her friends.

Georgia Laidlaw – Receptionist

Georgie started at our Ashton branch in the summer of 2018 and can also be seen at our Hyde branch too. She has a dog and two cats.

Dawn Laidlaw – Receptionist

Natalie Woodruff – Receptionist

Natalie began working for Tameside Veterinary Clinic in February 2018 as a receptionist. In her spare time she enjoys spending with her husband and their two children. She has two cats George and Mavis

Vicky Lawton – Receptionist

Vicky started working for Tameside Veterinary Clinic as a Receptionist in April 2017. Most of her spare time is spent with her Husband , 2 children and Nelson her springer spaniel.

Fiona Stewart-Milner – Receptionist

Fiona started working between our Ashton and Hyde branches in December 2014, Fiona has four cats Clyde, Perky, Meg and Mog, a snake, two rabbits and a tortoise In her life outside of the practice Fiona enjoys long hill walks and enjoying time with her pets.

Carrie Drameh – Senior Receptionist

I have worked at Tameside Veterinary Clinic now for 4 years I previously worked at another veterinary practice for almost 5 years, I love working with animals and meeting the owners I have had British Bulldogs for many years but recently imported a Neapolitan Mastiff from Italy that I am very excited to get into… Read more »

Charlotte Garside – Receptionist

Charlotte started working for our Ashton practice in November 2014 after years of working in customer service roles. Charlotte now works between the Ashton and Stalybridge branches. In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys walks with her husband and two dogs, Louie and Riley. She is also partial to a Gin or two!

Laura – Senior Receptionist/Insurance Admin

Laura started with us at the Ashton clinic in July 2013. She has a Chihuahua Geoff. Laura enjoys spending time with her animals, young family and friends she is also renovating her house.

Emma Fletcher – Receptionist

Receptionist Emma began working for Tameside in September 2009. She has now transferred to our new clinic when it opened in June 2012. As a teenager Emma volunteered at an animal sanctuary, she has worked as a receptionist since 2006 and really enjoys working with animals and clients at the clinic. In her spare time… Read more »