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 Pap-Casson

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.

Philippa Summerville

Veterinary surgeon

Carly Newton

Melissa Shears – Head Nurse

Mel qualified in 2016 after studying  veterinary nursing at Lite in Stockport after completing an animal care qualification. She has enjoyed every aspect of her course and has gained good skills and knowledge. She had previously worked at the Ashton Practice for three years on reception and then onto the nursing side of the practice.… 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

Michaella Hough

Chloe Crowther

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 four dogs, three cats and four guinea pigs, this amount of pets is not unusual… Read more »

Hayley Thorneycroft – SVN

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

Angela Rodgers – Practice Manager

Angela came to us at the Ashton clinic in September 2012. She has three teenage children and two dogs Dyson and Coco a crazy Choclate 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 time with her family.

Cherise Drameh – Receptionist

Georgia Laidlaw – Receptionist

Dawn Laidlaw – Receptionist

Natalie Woodruff – Receptionist

Vicky Lawton – Receptionist

Fiona Stewart-Milner – Receptionist

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 – Receptionist

Charlotte Garside – Receptionist

Laura Hilton – Receptionist

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