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Shaun Alcock BVetMed MRCVS

I qualified in 1997 from the Royal Veterinary College in London and have worked in small animal practice since. My first job was in Widnes at Andale Veterinary Centre where I stayed for 18 months before moving to work in Radcliffe for Mr Regan. I stayed in Radcliffe for 7 years . Since then I have worked all over the country in a variety of veterinary surgeries ranging from first opinion practices to emergency clinics and a referral hospital. This allowed me to experience a wide range of different practices which have influenced how I run Beech House.

I have attended further training in soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics and diagnostic imaging- particularly ultrasound. My other veterinary interests are in internal medicine and dermatology. I am currently studying for my Certificate in Veterinary Medicine.

I live with my wife Karen, our sons Ethan and James and our cats Doris and Blossom and our rescue dog Fred.


Elizabeth Osbourne BVet Med MRCVS

I joined Beech House in August 2015 and am enjoying being a part of this busy and varied Practice. I graduated form the Royal Veterinary College (London) in 1999 and have since gained a wealth of experience in first opinion Surgeries. I enjoy all aspects of my job but have a real interest in behavioural issues.


Nicholas Walters BVet Med MRCVS

I joined Beech House in September and am really enjoying my job so far. I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (London) this year and wanted to work in a busy, independent Surgery with a varied caseload. I have certainly found that at Beech House!

Bradley Walters BVetMed MRCVS

Maisie Holsgrove BVet Med MRCVS

Mandy Beck

I have been working as a Veterinary Nurse for the last 8 years. I passed my ANA level 2 in 2005 and propose to finish my nursing qualifications within the next 3 years. I have also completed a course on canine and feline nutrition.

Each day in practice is completely different to the next which is one of the reasons I love my job so much. I enjoy all aspects of my job from working on reception through to walking the in patients. I have previously worked with Shaun for two years before joining him at Beech House.

I currently have three rescue dogs; Basil- a 4 year old crossbreed terrier; Anieh- a 5 year Rottweiler and last, but by no means least Basillina- a taller, female version of Basil.

I also have two rabbits Dominique who is a Dutch and Scarlet who is a Lionhead rabbit.

Lauren Holbrook

I have been working as a veterinary Nurse since 1999. I have worked at various different practices in this time including here at Beech House.

I have passed my pre veterinary nursing examination and am looking forward to completing my further qualification in the near future.

I enjoy critical care nursing and working at Beech House allows me to do this as we have our own emergency services- although it can be tiring at 4.00 in the morning.

I also enjoy discussing preventative health care with clients and always happy to spend time discussing treatments with clients.

Jenna Briggs(RVN)

I have been working as a veterinary nurse since 2007 and have previously worked alongside Shaun at another surgery.

I have recently enrolled at the Royal College of Veterinary Nurses and hope to begin my qualification in the very near future.

I enjoy assisting in all areas of surgery especially neo-natal procedures. I participate in extra curriculum courses to broaden my knowledge and have recently completed courses in dermatology and intravenous fluid therapy.

Currently I have 2 guinea pigs, Garthy & Gwyneth and a hamster called Norman. All my pets have been rescued and I especially have a soft spot for Garthy who was my first rescued "piggy"!

Sally Strapp RVN Senior Nurse

I am a fully qualified and registered veterinary nurse.I am also a clinical coach which enables me to train and assess student veterinary nurses. I began working at Beech House in 2012. I enjoy all aspects of the job but I especially enjoy anaesthetics and critical care nursing. I have several pets of my own- 2 rescue dogs, 3 ex battery hens and a horse. When I am not at work caring for the patients, I am busy taking care of my own animals!


Nikki Oakes RVN

I worked as a “human” nurse for 8 years before I began working in the veterinary profession. I have almost 9 years experience and am proud to have qualified as a RVN in 2013. I am passionate about pet welfare and am accomplished at hand rearing orphan neonates. At home I am married to Christian, have 2 grown children and am lucky to be a grandmother too . If that wasn’t enough, I currently own 6 dogs, 12 cats, 1 rabbit and 2 horses!!

Jody Simmons RVN

I recently joined Beech House and am really enjoying working here. I have a lot of experience in emergency and critical care nursing which I have brought with me, as well as my love of doing nurse clinics. I enjoy getting to know clients and their pets and advising them on matters such as weight control. Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym and looking after my Bassett Hound.

Laura Juster ANA

Natasha Lake ANA

Charley Bather Apprentice




 Katy Beech (Head Receptionist) 


I have been the receptionist at Beech House for five years now. I really enjoy chatting to the clients about their pets and giving help and advice wherever I can.

At home I have a 5 year old Boxer called Ruby, she keeps me on my toes and is always full of beans.

Shobana Todd (Receptionist)

Dot Gallagher (Receptionist)

Kirsty Walling (Receptionist)

Nicola Wilson (Receptionist)

Lauren Wallis (Receptionist)


Karen Fryer

I work part time at the Surgery, assisting in the management of the Practice. When I am not working I am busy looking after our sons Ethan and James.

Dave Alcock

I work behind the scenes as Practice Manager looking after the non animal related aspects of surgery life. At the present time my wife and I have a cross terrier dog "Eddie" who had been abandoned.