Meet our professional and friendly team of Vets, Nurses, Reception and Support Staff.
Heidi Svensgaard BVMS MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
I trained as a vet at Glasgow Vet School, qualifying with honours in 1987. I have always worked in practice in Yorkshire and started End Cottage Veterinary Clinic in 1996, and have remained here ever since.
Edward Pettifer BVM&S MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
I qualified in 1998 from the University of Edinburgh and from there moved into mixed practice, where I enjoyed the variety of farm and companion animal care.
John Sleigh BVMS MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
I joined the End Cottage team in 2016. Having attended the University of Glasgow, I qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1986.
Andrew Moll BVETMED MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
I joined the End Cottage team in 2016. After graduating from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2004 I began work in mixed practice, becoming a practice partner in 2011.
Hamish Imalch BVMS MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Zoe Gilbert BVETMED MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
After graduating from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2016 I joined the End Cottage team. I enjoy all aspects of companion animal medicine, although I am particularly interested in surgery and clinical neurology.
Marek Andrzejczak MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Mayleen Cook BVMS MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Since qualifying from Glasgow University in 1986 I have enjoyed a varied career as a vet working in mixed practice in North Yorkshire and for the PDSA before joining End Cottage in 2017.
Laura Moll BVETMED MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Olivia Walker-Hall BVETMED MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Simone Richardson RVN
Andrea Abba RVN
In 2005 I started working at End Cottage vets, and went on to train to become a veterinary nurse, qualifying in 2015 as The College of Animal Welfares Student Of The Year.
Emma Osborne RVN
I started my career at a practice in Selby in 2006 where I gained my Animal Nursing Assistant qualification with distinction which then allowed me to train as a Veterinary Nurse at The College of Animal Welfare in Leeds, passing with merit in 2011.
Michelle Crawford RVN
I joined our nursing team in 2012 from a local practice where I had worked for 18 years. Since qualifying in 2000 my primary interest has remained in surgical nursing, but I also have a passion for bunnies!
Holly Allitt SVN
I started working at End Cottage in 2016 after working at a local practice for three years. I am currently studying for the Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing at Askham Bryan College and have twice been awarded student of the term.
Alice De Little SVN
Yvonne Paterson VNA
Having been employed in a nursing capacity in the veterinary industry since leaving school, I began working at End Cottage in mid 2005 and went on to train and qualify as a Veterinary Nursing Assistant in 2013.
Rebecca Beal – Nurses Assistant
I came to work at End Cottage in August 2017 having worked in a similar role at a local practice since 2006.
Julie Bielby – Receptionist
I’ve been a receptionist at End Cottage since June 2016.
Outside of work I love to spend time walking our two dogs and spending time with my husband and four children.
Lynne Best – Receptionist
I’m Lynne one of the receptionists who started at End Cottage in May 2017. As well as working on the front desk I help to maintain the records for our practice Health Care Plan.
Rebecca Blake – Receptionist
I have worked as a part-time receptionist at End Cottage since 2010 and thoroughly enjoy working here. I am passionate about rabbits, they are one of my favourite animals and I have four at home.
Angela Fletcher – Receptionist
I have recently joined the practice as a part-time receptionist, being from a farming background I have always been interested in animals and livestock and jumped at the chance to be able to work in a vets.
Mary Barthorpe – Practice Manager
In 1993 after a career in the armed forces I was fortunate to be offered the opportunity to work as an accounts administrator for a local practice, and went on to become Practice Manager at the same surgery a few years later.
Claire Sparks – Administrator
I joined End Cottage in 1998 and have seen the practice develop into the success that it is today. I work mainly on the reception and also deal with a variety of administration duties.
Kate Wilburn – Administrator
After many years as an interior designer I joined the End Cottage team in 2011.
You won’t often see me at the front desk as I spend most of my time in the office completing insurance forms and invoicing.