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 PG Cert SAS 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.
Inigo De Los Santos Respaldiza 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.
Zoe Gilbert BVETMED MRCVS
Laura Moll BVETMED MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Scott Kerss BVMS MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Simone Richardson RVN
I have worked at End Cottage since 1998 and started my veterinary nurse training in 2006. I qualified with merits in 2008 and was also named Student Of The Year.
Andrea Abba RVN – Head Nurse
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 – Deputy Head Nurse
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 RVN
I started working at End Cottage in 2016 after working at a local practice for three years. I recently passed my Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing at Askham Bryan College and have twice been awarded student of the term.
Alice De Little RVN
Johanna Freear RVN
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 – RVN
I came to work at End Cottage in August 2017 and in 2021 I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse.
Julie Bielby – Receptionist
When given the opportunity to join the End Cottage team in 2016 as a receptionist I decided to give up my career in childcare to fulfill a lifelong dream of working with animals.
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.
Annie Fielden – Receptionist
Santino Di Placido – Receptionist
Isobel Bielby – Receptionist
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.