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Our team

We never forget that your pet is a much-loved member of the family. We all do our day jobs because we love animals – we have lost count of how many we all have, but between us we have an interesting selection of all creatures great and small. Meet the team!

  • Rebecca Davies BVSc MRVS MBA – Owner/Veterinary Surgeon

    Rebecca is a highly experienced Veterinary Surgeon with over 20 years in practice. Rebecca and her husband, Edward, who have an established sister practice in Cheshire, acquired Victoria Vets in Glossop and Chapel-en-le-Frith in 2011.  She is passionate about customer service, so expect not only the very best of medical care, but also a friendly and welcoming experience for you and your pets.

    Rebecca definitely isn’t one to stand still, so expect to see lots of new and improved services coming to Victoria Vets in the near future. She has added another string to her bow and has qualified with the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists, a new service she is now offering at the practice.

    As you can probably tell being busy is second nature to Rebecca, she has 3 daughters as well as a myriad of animals – horses, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and quail!

  • Fiona Naden BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon / Client Manager

    Fiona qualified from Bristol University in 1979 and is our longest serving vet. She joined the practice after qualifying to work for Hollands and Moss and then Brian Moss and continued to work for Jonathan and Elspeth Down from 1991 to 2011.

    Fiona’s commitment and dedication to the job is unrivalled. She has a particular interest in animal behaviour and feline medicine and has taken on a number of management responsibilities. Her organisational skills and support are vital to the smooth day-to-day running of the practice.

  • Matthew Baraclough BVM&S MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

    Matt qualified from Edinburgh University in 2000 and joined the Victoria Vets team in 2009.

    Matt has had wide experience in small animal work with a particular interest in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. His dedication means our surgical team is as strong as ever, with the equipment to match. Matt has recently added another string to his bow and is now a qualified Veterinary Acupuncturist! He has a wonderful calming influence and a great sense of humour.

    Originally from Loch Lomond, he and his wife made the bold decision to move south to Derbyshire. They now share their home with dog Minnie and 3 cats Omar, Jimmy and Bunk. In his spare time, Matt enjoys running and cycling in the Peaks, as well as swimming and sometimes combines all three in a triathlon!

  • Ashley Dixon BVetMed MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

    Ashley joined Victoria Vets in October 2014, having Qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2013.

    Ashley has a bubbly personality and an infectious energy. She has a keen interest in Small Animal Surgery.

    Outside of work, Ashley is a keen follower of all things 50’s and enjoys sewing and singing in her fabulous band! She shares her home with her Cat ‘Monello Delarano’.

  • Robert Buxton BA VetMB MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

    Rob qualified from Cambridge in 2008 after which he spent a year gaining a wealth of experience working at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Rob ventured to pastures new in March 2015, then rejoined the Victoria Vet’s team in February 2016.

    Rob has a keen interest in internal medicine and general surgery. His great sense of humour and his calm nature make him a pleasure to work with!

    Out of work, Rob enjoys walking with his young Springer Spaniel Maisie, keeping fit, cooking and photography.

  • Becky Cooper BVetMed MRCVS

    Becky joined the team at Victoria Vets in September 2018 after spending the summer travelling following her graduation from the Royal Veterinary College in July.

    Becky’s main interests within work are medicine and general surgery. She is currently not a pet owner so enjoys lots of cuddles with other peoples pets whenever they come in to see us.

    Outside of work Becky loves to travel, and enjoys keeping fit and music. 

  • Janet Smith BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

    Janet qualified from Pretoria, South Africa in 1998 and joined the Victoria Vets team in 2002.

    Janet’s soothing, calming influence makes her a real pleasure to work with and our furry patients seem to appreciate it too!

    You are most likely to see Janet at our Chapel branch since she returned to work part time after having her 2nd child. Outside work she enjoys spending time with her family and walking in the beautiful peak district.

  • Rachel Vasey RVN – Veterinary Nurse / Practice Manager

    Rachel joined Victoria Vets in 2000 as a trainee nurse, qualified from Myerscough in 2004 and became Head Nurse in November 2010, before making the move to Practice management in February 2016.

    Rachel does a lot of work behind the scenes to ensure our high standards of care. As are all our staff, she is extremely dedicated to her work. She has a keen interest in medical nursing and small animal behavioural therapy and is one of our diabetic nurses. She is also a clinical coach and is still very involved in student nurse training. Rachel is currently undertaking training to become an Animal Physiotherapist.

    Outside of work, Rachel enjoys horse riding and is a keen music fan. She is owned by her 3 cats, Mr. Pickles, Royston and Derek, Springer Spaniel Alfie and Macarena the horse.

  • Sarah-Jane Elliott RVN – Head Veterinary Nurse

    Sarah-Jane qualified from Middlesex University in 2007 and joined our team as Head Nurse in February 2016. She may already be familiar to some of our clients as she previously worked for Victoria Vets as one of our regular locum nurses.

    Sarah is responsible for the smooth running of our nursing team and has a keen interest in surgical nursing and schedule 3 procedures.

    Sarah shares her home with boyfriend Rob and springer spaniel Maisie, and enjoys baking and spending time in the great outdoors.

  • Charlotte King FdSc RVN – Veterinary Nurse

    Charlotte started her Veterinary Nurse training at Victoria Vets in 2013 and qualified from Myerscough in July 2016.

    Charlotte has a keen interest in emergency and critical care and also enjoys nursing medical patients, her positive attitude and enthusiasm for her role as a Veterinary Nurse is infectious, and she is never without a smile!

    Outside of work Charlotte enjoys walking and having a go at obedience with her “collie” Buddy, going to the cinema and she also enjoys crocheting and baking, keeping us in good supply of a range of incredible cakes!

  • Charlotte Morton FdSc RVN – Veterinary Nurse

    Charlotte first joined us at Victoria Vets on a work experience placement for one day a week in 2005. She started her veterinary nurse training at Nottingham Trent University in 2007 and achieved her foundation degree and FdSc RVN qualification in 2010.

    Charlotte has a keen interest in medical nursing, she is a clinical coach and is involved in the training of our student nurses alongside Rachel. Charlotte is the key person in charge of our FaceBook and Twitter accounts, keeping our clients up to date with practice ‘goings-on’. Always smiling, Charlotte’s positivity helps keep up the team morale, even on the bad days!

    Charlotte has recently returned to work following maternity leave and is thoroughly enjoying first time motherhood! She is owned by her two fish and Labradoodle Coco.

  • Linda Henson RVN
    Linda qualified as a Veterinary Nurse at the University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort and has been lucky to have an interesting career in both South Africa and the UK.
    Linda spent many happy years at the Animal Anti Cruelty League in Johannesburg, as well as time spent working in the Pharmaceutical Industry. She enjoys all aspects of nursing but has a keen interest in emergency medicine, and particularly likes her working with more senior pets. 
    Linda and her family share their home with a little cross breed rescue called Leia (pictured) who is 15 now and has been the most amazing dog.
    In her free time you are likely to find Linda doing something outdoors or reading. She is also a field official for athletics as her children enter so many athletics competitions.

  • Gill Barnes – Head Receptionist

    Gill first joined our Chapel-en-le-Frith reception team in 2007, before moving to the Glossop surgery in 2008.

    Gill is an important member of our team, often the client’s first point of contact within the surgery. She is extremely knowledgeable about animal care and what she doesn’t know, she will happily do her utmost to find out for you.

    Bubbly and active, Gill is recognisable by her abundance of curly hair, (which she doesn’t appreciate).

    Gill shares her family home with her Cocker spaniel puppy Bella, and cat Paddy. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, walking and spending time with her family.

  • Nicky Longden – Receptionist

    Nicky has worked as our receptionist in Chapel-en-le Frith since joining the Victoria Vets team in 2007. She worked as a human nurse for 19 years prior to her move to the veterinary scene, so is no stranger to the medical profession.

    Nicky has four grown-up children and is a doting grandmother to 3 grandchildren. She is a familiar, friendly face to many of the locals in around the Chapel area. In her spare time, she is a musician in the Territorial Army, plays cornet for a championship brass band and has her own quintet.

    Nicky is owned her by 4 cats, Louis, Roxy, Angel and Bubble.

  • Heidi Selkirk – Receptionist

    Heidi joined our Chapel-en-le-Frith team in September 2011 as receptionist alongside Nicky and now splits her time between there and our Glossop Practice.

    Heidi spent 2 years travelling and working in Australia, where she spent some time volunteering at a wilderness lodge in Adelaide looking after around 200 reptiles and handling many snakes and lizards, her favourites being a 5-metre long scrub python called Oscar and Brian the bobtail lizard. Her infectious laugh and bubbly personality helps brighten any a dull day.

    Outside of work, Heidi has just received a degree in international studies and enjoys reading, music and going to the theatre.

  • Victoria Caulfield – Receptionist

    Victoria joined the practice in June 2015 as one of our reception team at the Glossop Surgery, she is always happy and smiling and is an extremely caring member of staff.

    Out of work, Victoria loves walking her dog Casper and spending time with her husband and 3 children. She enjoys the occasional class at the local leisure centre and socialising with her friends.

  • Sue Hammond – Receptionist

    Sue joined the Victoria Vets Reception team in November 2017.

    Having a love of all things canine, Sue has been a regular volunteer at the Dogs Trust for the last 2 years and is hoping to expand her knowledge of other animals by working at Victoria Vets (there was also a rumour about a regular cake run!).

    Sue enjoys the great outdoors and photography and can frequently be found atop Werneth Low taking in the view. She has been owned for the last 14 years by Golden Retriever Bobbie Growler!


  • Karen Barratt – Receptionist

    Karen joined Victoria Vets as a receptionist in November 2017.

    Living on a farm in Glossop with her family, Karen has been around animals all her life. She has a wide array of animals, including horses, sheep, chickens, dogs and 6 cats.

    In her spare time Karen enjoys Pilates and spending time with her family walking with the dogs, Scout, Berry and Macy.

  • Marina McManus – Veterinary Nurse Assistant

    Marina joined the Victoria Vets team as a receptionist in August 2016 and works at our Glossop branch. She has since taken on a new role as our nursing assistant.

    Having worked in the human medical profession for some years, Marina has taken to working in a veterinary environment like a duck to water. As well as assisting the nurses, a huge part of Marina’s job involves spending time with our inpatients and she can often be found in the wards reading to the animals and giving them plenty of TLC. A very important (and rather enviable) role we’re sure you would agree. 

    Out of work, Marina enjoys spending time with her family and walking with her labrador Milo.

  • Lorraine Doyle – Bookkeeper

    Lorraine joined Victoria Vets in 2013 as a Receptionist at our Glossop surgery and then became Bookkeeper a year later.

    Lorraine is owned by the beautiful Keevah, a cockerpoo and in her spare time she enjoys seeing her three grown up children and three Grandsons who she chauffeurs to and from football games most weekends. She loves taking Keevah for walks and also does a bit of keep fit and swimming.

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