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.
Sinéad is our clinical director here at PetMedics. She qualified from Edinburgh University in 2008 and has a wealth of experience in small and large animal practice along with multiple years’ experience in emergency and critical care provision. Sinead originally started working at PetMedics in 2010 and became clinical director of the hospital in September 2015. She enjoys walking her dog, running and cycling in her spare time.
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 Clarke 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.
Katie Gaine BVMS MRCVS
Katie joined PetMedics in 2017 soon after graduating from Glasgow. Outside of work Katie enjoys training for triathlons and nursing the subsequent injuries in her local pub. An interesting fact about her is that she is an identical twin.
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.
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.