We are a small animal hospital in Manchester, first established on 1st July 1998, with the emergency clinic opening its doors on 2nd October of the same year. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we offer an emergency service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at our Worsley hospital.
Helen qualified from Glasgow University and spent two years in mixed practice before joining the surgical team at PetMedics Veterinary Hospital in 2015. Here she continued to develop her interest in both orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery completing the modular component of her certificate in 2018. Her specific interests include all aspects associated with joint disease, fractures, gastro-intestinal surgery and brachycephalic airway syndrome. During her free time Helen loves exploring the Lancashire countryside with her black Labrador, Ebony.
Colin Baxter BVM&S MRCVS
Colin qualified from Edinburgh in 1979 and has a keen interest in veterinary dentistry going back many years. He is an honorary life member, founder member and a past president of the British Veterinary Dental Association. Published widely in peer reviewed articles and other journals on veterinary dentistry matters, he is also the author of a chapter in the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dentistry. He has also presented at BSAVA Congress, London Vet Show and other more local venues and tutors at Nottingham, Liverpool and Bristol Veterinary Colleges which shows his keen interest in teaching others about veterinary dentistry. Colin offers first opinion as well as referral dentistry at PetMedics, for example, routine scaling and polishing, extractions, both closed and surgical, digital intra-oral radiography, root canal treatments, restorations and veneers, orthodontics and orofacial maxillary surgery.
Michelle Clark BVSc CertAVP (SAM) MRCVS
Michelle joined the practice in 2017 and qualified in 2012. Since qualifying she has developed a keen interest in the medical treatment of both cats and dogs and has gained advanced veterinary practitioner status in small animal medicine. When Michelle isn’t working she spends her free time zipping up and down the M6/5 to Bristol. She is owned by a cat and three tortoises.
Claire Diamond BVMS MRCVS
Claire graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2018 and moved to Manchester to start working at Pet Medics in August. Current veterinary interests include emergency and critical care as well as developing skills in soft tissue surgery. Outside of work Claire enjoys catching up on Netflix and exploring the countryside with her Jack Russell.
Katie Gane BVMS MRCVS
Katie joined PetMedics in 2017 after graduating from Glasgow University. While working at PetMedics, she has developed an interest in emergency medicine and critical care and hopes to pursue this further. She enjoys the mixture of working both day and night shifts and the challenging case variety it brings. Outside of work, she enjoys baking for friends and family. She trains regularly with the Manchester Triathlon Club which compensates for her love of cake. She has an identical twin sister, who she visits in Glasgow along with the family Border Collie called Midge.
Katie Hollingworth BVSc MRCVS
Katie graduated from Bristol in 2006, initially worked in mixed practice then small animal practice for first five years as a vet. Katie then moved to solely emergency practice and have spent the last nine years as an emergency vet. She is interested in all aspects of emergency and critical care work and is studying towards her Post Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care. Outside of work Katie spends her time looking after two young children, two dogs and two horses.
Ursula Lanigan MVB MRCVS
Ursula graduated from Dublin in June 2007 and moved to Manchester in September 2007. Ursula's main interests are general medicine and cardiology and she is currently working towards my certificate in cardiology. Ursula has seven cats and one dog called Poppy.
Kim Marsh BVMS MRCVS
Kim joined PetMedics in 2018 soon after graduating from Glasgow University. In her spare time Kim enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee with the local club team and visiting friends in Glasgow and London. Kim has two Springer Spaniels that live back in London with the rest of her family.
Keir Palmer BVMS MRCVS
Keir graduated in 2017 from Glasgow University and joined the practice straight away. He has been employed under our graduate scheme and will be gaining valuable clinical skills and knowledge by working with us. When not working Keir likes to travel as much as possible; he has travelled a lot of South Asia and plans to explore North America and Canada soon. He likes playing guitar and snowboarding in the winter months. Keir has a family dog that lives back in Glasgow with the rest of his family. When he was young he spent three years living in Malaysia and spent time in elephant and orangutan sanctuaries which is why he decided to train to be a vet.
Ana Quintana Cert SAM, MRCVS
Ana qualified from the University of Zaragoza Veterinary School in Spain in 1996, and since then has been working exclusively in small animal practice in the UK. She completed her certificate in Small Animal Medicine from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2010.
Ana enjoys all aspects of canine and feline medicine, but is particularly interested in feline internal medicine, managing the cat with concurrent and chronic diseases and feline friendly practice. Ana is also very enthusiastic about canine and feline diabetes, haematological disorders and critical care.
Bruce Tatton BVSc CertSAS MRCVS
Bruce qualified as a vet in 1984 from Liverpool Vet School and has been employed at PetMedics since 2000. He has extensive experience and knowledge in small animal surgery and has gained a further certificate in this area. Bruce has two dogs at home and when he’s not working he usually turns off his mobile phone and can be found walking the dogs or cycling. When he was at school his careers advisor suggested he became a light house keeper.
Paulina Wright DVM MRCVS
Pauline qualified during the year 2012 in Poland before participatng in a neutering programme in Cyprus. She then worked within a rotating internship as part of the north west surgeons during 2013 and 2014. To add to her experience of caring for animals she worked in various small animal practices across the north west.
Pauline has a cat called Dora, who she rescued from PetMedics hospital.