Dr Diarmuid Currid
Clinical DirectorMVB MRCVS
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 2000 he teamed up with Gavin McCoubrey and established Tameside Veterinary Clinic He has an interest in medicine, orthopaedic surgery and ophthalmology. Diarmuid has a pet cat, rescued from an animal shelter where he used to help out.
Dr Loren Shearing
Clinical DirectorMRCVS BVSc CertAVP
I qualified from The University of Liverpool in 2011. I started my career off in mixed practice in Lincolnshire, before traveling the world for a year. During that time, I was fortunate enough to work in Australia and volunteer for charities in Fuji and Thailand. I joined Tameside Veterinary Clinic in 2017 and have enjoyed my time working as both a vet and now a Clinical Director. I believe that we have a great team here at Tameside and we have the common goal to treat your pets as if they were our own.
I enjoy all aspects of clinical practice, especially geriatric medicine. Currently, I am working towards gaining Advanced Practitioner status in Feline Medicine. Outside of work, I enjoy the great outdoors and trying to see as much of the world as possible. I am owned by one fur-baby; Jasper, The Prince of Hearts.
Dr Jenny Pepper
Clinical DirectorMRCVS BVSc Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine
I qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2007 and have gained a certificate in Small Animal Medicine with the BSAVA in 2015. I started working for Tameside Veterinary Clinic in 2012 and became a Senior Vet in 2017 and a Clinical Director in 2020. I am also an official veterinarian who can help with international pet travel. I have been a vet for many years, I love my job, and take pride in our work. I specialise in medical problems in cats and dog. I particularly enjoy helping pets with multiple or complicated conditions. I am based primarily at the Hyde branch, where we have an excellent ultrasound machine, which enables me to do echocardiography and abdominal ultrasonography along with radiography and in house blood machines.
My husband and I live within the Peak District National Park and have two young children and an elderly dog called Monty. We have an allotment and spend a lot of time outdoors supporting the local Mountain Rescue Team and fell races. I am looking forward to an end to Covid restrictions and getting back to normal this Summer.
Dr Alex Schofield
Senior Veterinary SurgeonMRCVS
Alex graduated from Bristol University as a Veterinary Surgeon and has since worked in small animal practice. She joined Tameside in September 2017 and was promoted to Senior Vet in January 2021. Alex enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, but has a particular interest in surgery and wound management. Additionally Alex is an Official Veterinarian and is able to advise on traveling with your pet(s).
Currently Alex is undertaking further study and hopes to become a certificate holder in small animal surgery. Alex has 2 Sphynx cats and 2 pugs.
Dr Justyna Gebarowska
Justyna qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2018 and joined the practice in November 2021.
Dr Rosey Duncan
Dr Gillian Laing
I graduated from Edinburgh University in 2020 and started work in a busy mixed practice on the Scottish coast seeing patients of all sizes. I moved to Tameside in March 2022 and love meeting and getting to know our patients and their humans! I love all aspects of veterinary, but have recently discovered a particular interest in dentistry and dermatology. My own little family consists of a selection of cats and guinea pigs, most of whom are rescues. I enjoy getting out exploring the country for hikes and hill climbs when I can, or curling up with a brew and a good book.
Dr Shemi Idzkowski
Shemi graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland and Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany in 2019. Shemi started his practice in Lincolnshire where he worked for 2 years, the then worked for a busy PDSA branch in Coventry. He likes a good mix of soft tissue surgery, dentistry and consultations. His interests are cooking, learning foreign languages, trekking and travelling.
Dr Ceibhionn Hodgson
Ceibhionn graduated from Liverpool University in 2021. She was born in Bangkok, Thailand and moved to the UK to finish schooling. Ceibhionn joined Tameside Veterinary Clinic in 2021. She enjoys her role as a vet and particularly how varied each day can be! She enjoys reading, going to sporting events with her partner and travel - visiting friends and family around the world.
Dr Helen Barry
Helen spent 3years after qualifying working in mixed practice in Staffordshire before moving to work in the PDSA hospital in Manchester for 5 years, gaining broad experience of small animal medicine and surgery.
She joined Tameside Veterinary Practice in 2021 is enjoying working with such a committed and caring team. She has recently adopted Basil, the cheeky cat who is bringing much joy.
Dr Sophie Laing
I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2022. I have an almost 15-year-old cocker spaniel called Alfie who I enjoy exploring with in my spare time. He was my inspiration from a young age to becoming a vet. I am really enjoying my time so far at the practice and can't wait for what the future holds with such an amazing team.
Practice Manager Assoc.CIPD
I’ve been working in the Veterinary Sector for 13 years and became a Veterinary Practice Manager in 2017. I joined the team at Tameside in March 2021. I feel passionate about creating a warm and caring environment for the whole team and the animals we look after. I have a diploma in HR and a specific interest in supporting Learning & Development. I'm now studying for a PgCert in Veterinary Buiness Management with Liverpool University.
Being a Practice Manager is varied, challenging, and rewarding. I love being part of a big team who make such a positive difference for our clients and their beloved pets. At home, I live with my husband, my two sons and a lovely grumpy rescue cat called Noodles who makes us laugh every day.
I started working for Tameside Veterinary Clinic in July 2010, I came to work here to cover maternity leave on reception and since then I have progressed to Nursing Manager after qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse in April 2016. I enjoy all aspects of my role especially emergency and critical care, inpatient care and nurse clinics. As nursing manager, my aspirations are to develop the nurse’s role within the practice, my management skills and continue to create a happy team environment.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and young child, we enjoy walking, playtime in the park and short trips away.
Senior Veterinary NurseRVN
Nicola has been with us since the opening of our Hyde clinic back in 2012 and has been a Veterinary Nurse since 2002. Nicola has a keen interest in the nursing care of surgical cases. In particular, Orthopedic surgery.
In her spare time, Nicola enjoys spending quality time with her family and her five “Furbabies”.
Senior Veterinary NurseRVN
aura-Jo qualified as a RVN in January 2007 and joined the practice in April 2023 as a senior RVN. Laura-Jo has a particular interest in in-patient care, nutrition and diagnostic imaging. In her spare time, she enjoys Formula 1, rugby, reading and getting outdoors for an adventure. She is the proud owner of two dogs, Marigold and Vivienne, and two tortoises, Hilda and Mable.
Becky qualifed in 2015 from Myerscough college with a Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing. Becky then went back to university to complete her honors degree in Veterinary Nursing. Which was completed in 2018. Becky has two dogs Alfie, the working Cocker Spainel and Noodles the Springer Spaniel. Becky also has a feline companion called Veronica (Roni for short). She spends her time walking her dogs and loves all things glamorous.
Registered Veterinary NurseRVN
Emma started working in the industry in 2015 after working with horses as a qualified riding instructor. She had a passion to become a veterinary nurse after hearing about the stories her Mum use to tell her when she was a veterinary nurse many moons ago! Emma qualified in 2018 and is now a clinical coach to 3 of our students. She has a passion to help and guide other people stepping in to the veterinary nursing industry.
Emma is starting a nursing certificate next year and will be studying Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation. Outside of work she has 2 horses and is a keen competitor in Dressage and Ridden showing with her Dutch Warmblood, Tia. She also has 3 dogs, 3 cats and 2 rabbits!
Registered Veterinary NurseRVN
Victoria qualified in 2014 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse whilst working for the RSPCA for 5 years. She loved looking after the sick and abandoned animals that came through the door. She has two rescue doggies – Lollipop and Kimbo. She also has a pug called Emo.In her spare time, she loves nothing more than spending quality family time with her two young children and walking the dogs.
Registered Veterinary NurseRVN
Registered Veterinary NurseRVN
I started work at Tameside vets in September 2020 and I’ve loved every minute of it. I qualified as an RVN from Myerscough college in April 2022! I have a keen interest in emergency and critical care. I like to walk my dog, Sky, in my free time. She's a bouncy Irish Red Setter. I enjoy camping, theme parks and I’m a huge Disney fan!
Student Veterinary Nurse
Student Veterinary Nurse
Hello, I’m Jess, I started working for Tameside veterinary clinic in December 2020 and I quickly fell in love with my job. I love getting to meet everyone’s pets and help all our lovely customers. I am keen to learn more about working with animals and hopefully one day become a vet nurse. My favourite pass time is spending time at the stables and going out horse-riding.
I have 3 pets, French Bulldog called Stitch, Ragdoll called Merlin and a Horse called William, they are my children.
Animal Care AssistantACA
I joined Tameside in March 2021 as an Animal Care Assistant. I enjoy every aspect of my job as every day is different and I get to meet a variety of pets . My own interests are nutrition and Reiki for animals.
I have 3 dogs of my own and a cat.
Hi, I am Ruby and I started working for Tameside veterinary clinic in March 2021. Since I started working for Tameside, they have allowed me to follow my ambitions and given me the chance to be a receptionist as well as do my training for ACA in September with the goal of becoming a veterinary nurse in the future! At home I have my beautiful fur babies which consist of my English bulldog Rudi, 6 guinea pigs and an African pygmy hedgehog!
In my spare time, I enjoy spending it with my partner renovating our home and seeing family.
I started working at Tameside Veterinary Clinic in 2020 after finishing college as I wanted to pursue a career in working with animals. I own a little staffy, a little aviary of finches and a tortoise named Tokyo. In my spare time I enjoy spending time travelling around with my partner and eating out.
In the future I hope to progress into Veterinary nursing.
I have worked in the Veterinary industry for over 11 years and came to Tameside Veterinary Clinic in 2015. My career started as a Receptionist, gradually working my way up to Reception Manager. My role involves overseeing the day-to-day running of the reception staff at all 4 branches.
I have a keen interest in HR and looking forward to starting my CIPD level 3 in HR to enhance my skills and knowledge. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, 4 dogs and 2 cats, I am looking forward to meeting my baby grandson who is due in the summer.
I joined Tameside veterinary clinic as a receptionist in October 2021 and got promoted to senior receptionist November 2022 I enjoy every aspect of my role as we have a great supportive team. I have a 13-year-old son who I love to have gaming nights with, and long walks and I am the proud owner of 3 dogs and 3 cats all of which are rescues.
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 time with her family.
Clinical Practice Administrator
Vicky Joined the practice in May 2011 and was a member of the nursing team until March 2021.
As Clinical Practice Administrator, Vicky deals with the financial aspects of veterinary care, including pet insurance claims and Dogs Trust SAS/VSF.
I began working for TVC as a receptionist in 2018. I love being such a part of a dedicated team and welcomming clients both old and new. I live with my husband and our two children and as a family we enjoy spending time outdoors with our dog Peggy, I also enjoy gardening and baking (which I know my colleagues appreciate!). We adopted Peggy from the Dogs Trust in 2020 and we have 4 rescue cats: George, Mavis, Phyllis and Winnie.
Charlotte started working for our Ashton practice in November 2014 after years of working in customer service roles. Charlotte now works at our brand new Droylsden Clinic. She loves being on front of house and greeting everyone with a warm welcome.
In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys reading and walking with her husband and two dogs, Louie the French Bulldog and Riley the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. She is also partial to a Gin or two!
Cherise started working at TVC in August 2018. She has a Sphynx cat named Vivienne
I joined the practice in February 2022 after mostly working with racehorses. I really enjoy being around animals and I have a beautiful snake called 'Zeus'. She can be very moody sometimes!. I am obsessed with all animals but especially sighthounds and reptiles.
Hi, I’m Karis and I started working at TVC in November 2022. I’m a big cat lover and I have two of my own, Gigi and Minnie! I enjoy the great outdoors and long walks. I also have a passion for different styles of music and enjoy going to festivals!