Veterinary Directors

Heather Trindall BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Director

Heather worked as a nurse with us, before going to the University of Liverpool and graduating as a vet in 2006, returning to work with us again before becoming a director in 2015. She has a special interest in small animal medicine and is about to start working towards a post graduate certificate in this area. Heather also enjoys working with rabbits and other small mammals. Outside of work, Heather enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with her 3 cats.

Lynne Clare BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Director

Lynne qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2005 and has worked with us ever since, becoming a director in 2015. She has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and enjoys working with our equine patients. Outside of work, Lynne enjoys competing her horse, Carrick, and spending time with her family.

Practicing Manager

Jasna Clarke

Practice Manager

Jasna joined the Practice in January 2017, having always had a passion for working with animals.  Jasna spent 2017 getting to know the clients, and  it goes without saying, their pets and animals too!  Jasna enjoys spending her free time walking and caring for her rescue dog.  She also enjoys horse riding and taking any given opportunities to spend time around horses.

Veterinary Surgeons

Catherine Gordon MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Catherine joined us in October 2016 when she moved from West Yorkshire. Catherine enjoys the variety of work mixed practice brings and in her spare time, enjoys participating in arts and crafts hobbies.

Ana Devesa DVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Ana joined us in April 2016, having previously worked in Portugal. She has an interest in small ruminant medicine, but enjoys working with all species large and small.

Heike Kopac MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Heike Kopac MRCVS – Heike has worked with us on and off since 1991. She currently works part time with our small animal patients, but has previously worked in mixed practice here. She has a special interest in acupuncture having gained her Certificate in Safety and Competence in Acupuncture. She is also interested in small animal surgery.

Registered Nurses

Sarah Gardener RVN

Registered and Student Nurses

Sarah joined our team in 2007 having gained her NVQ level 2 in Animal Care, then trained and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2016. She has a particular interest in exotics medicine and frequently cares for rescued wildlife and birds. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys socialising, dog walking and listening to music.

Student Nurses

Gemma George

Nursing Staff

Gemma joined us in October 2015 and worked as a nursing auxiliary initially. She is currently in the first year or her training for her veterinary nurse registration and is thoroughly enjoying the new challenge. She looks after a wide variety of animals herself and enjoys helping to treat all species at the surgery.

Saff Bloom

Nursing Staff

Saff enjoys working with pets at the surgery as well as getting out onto farms with our vets. After completing a NDip in Animal Management, she achieved her FDSc in Equine Sports Science and Rehabilitation. Her hobbies include show jumping with her horse and spending time with family and friends.

Nursing Auxiliaries

Emma Andrews-Schmoekel

Nursing Auxiliaries

Emma joined us in 2017 having many years of experience as an auxiliary. She enjoys working with our small animal patients and is enjoying getting to know all our clients.

Talia Blans

Nursing Auxiliaries

Talia joined the team in 2017 and thoroughly enjoys all aspects of working with animals. She would like to train for her veterinary nursing registration in future. Outside of work, she enjoy spending time with family and friends and her pets.

Lizi Forbes

Nursing Auxiliaries

Lizi joined the practice in 2016 having previously worked with a variety of animals. She enjoys meeting both clients and patients and at home enjoys riding horses and spending time with her dogs and cat.

Michelle Millea

Nursing Auxiliaries

Michelle began working with us in 2010 and particularly enjoys going on visits to farms with our vets. She holds a BSc(Hons) in Animal Health and Welfare and has undertaken training as a Pet Health Counsellor. Michelle enjoys socialising and spending time with her family.


Sarah Robinson-Huluba


Sarah joined us in 2017, working across both branches. She loves meeting all our patients and outside of work spends time with her family including her dog.

Lynne Foster-Thornburn


Many clients will remember Lynne as a nurse. However, following knee surgery, she has joined our reception staff. She enjoys working with our small animal patients as well as assisting our farmers. In her spare time, Lynne works on her family farm and walks her dogs.



Diane has been a member of our team since 2000. She adores cats and loves meeting our feline patients and looking after Dave the cat.

Judith Johnson


Judith joined our team in 1999 and has worked at the Hornsea branch ever since. She particularly likes meeting our canine patients.