The Team

Dr Bruce Waddell BVMS MRCVS: Veterinary Surgeon

Bruce graduated from Glasgow Uni versity in 1996 and spent the next five years working in mixed practice in Suffolk.He then moved north to join the Willows Veterinary Group to start a new branch in Runcorn. Having built it up from scratch to a busy 2 man practice Bruce joined the Partnership of the group in 2010 and shortly after moved over to the Hospital here at Hartford where he enjoy working with a great team of vets and nurses and alongside our specialist team . Bruce calls himself a generalist, liking the variety of general practice and the ability to do both medicine and surgery.
He is married to an Equine vet so although he has a dog and 2 cats (one 3 legged and 1 brain damaged) and is soon to add some guinea pigs he is thankful that he doesn’t have a horse yet !

Dr Alan Redpath BVMS  MRCVS: Veterinary Surgeon

Alan graduated from Glasgow in 1999 and joined the Hospital team after working as a veterinary surgeon in Lincolnshire for seven years. He is interested in all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery. Alan has two 5 year old pugs who are brothers – Dave and Charlie

Dr Lorna Pateleros BVetMed  MRCVS: Veterinary Surgeon

Lorna qualified from London Royal Veterinary College in 2003 and worked for 5 years in mixed practice in Hampshire before joining the Willows in 2008. Lorna has two cats, Frostie and Harley. Frostie was adopted by Lorna after she came in as a pregnant stray 5 years ago. Harley is one of her kittens.

Dr Julia Smith BVSc MA(Oxon) MRCVS: Veterinary Surgery

Julia graduated from Bristol in 1994 and joined the Willows a year later after learning the ropes at the PDSA in Leicester. She is particularly interested in cats. She has a ginger and white Tom cat called Caswell whom she acquired from a local rescue organisation.

Dr Paulina Konarzewska: Veterinary Surgeon

Paulina graduated in Poland. She did a 12 month internship at a large UK veterinary referral centre and has worked in small animal practices in Staffordshire and North Wales. Previously Paulina has volunteered for a charity in Cyprus helping to neuter stray animals. Paulina has specific interests in small animal surgery and internal medicine.

Dr Jessica Foxwell BSc Zoology BVM&S MRCVS: Veterinary Surgeon

Jessica graduated from Edinburgh in 2016 and has a keen interest in exotics and wildlife. She volunteered for several summers in Zimbabwe and gained a qualification  in large animal restraint.

Clare Sutton RVN: Head Nurse

Clare started at the Willows in 1993 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1996. Clare also works at our referral centre. Clare has a special interest in Diabetes and Nurse Clinics.

Molly McKinlay RVN: Veterinary Nurse

Molly joined us in 2014 after working in another veterinary hospital for 2 years. She qualified in 2015 and her main interests in practice are surgical based and in particular anaesthesia. She has always been around animals and previously lived on a smallholding in France. Molly has a 9 month old Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Angus, a rescue cat called Rupert and Roy and Hayley, two yellow bellied terrapins.

Philippa Richmond BSC(Hons) RVN RSQP: Veterinary Nurse

Philippa graduated from Harper Adams University in 2013 with a first class homours degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management and has been working at the Willows Veterinary Hospital ever since. She has a particular interest in emergency and critical care and is working towards a Certificate in this field. She owns a 70 year old tortoise called Jimmy.

Tina Morris RVN: Veterinary Nurse

Tina qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2010. Before joining the Willows, Tina worked at a veterinary practice in North Wales. She has 2 cats, Bungle and Heidi who are both rescues.Tina has a particular interest in feline behaviour and nurse clinics.

Robyn Richards BSc Hons RVN: Veterinary Nurse

Robyn has worked at two other Willows Veterinary Practices before transferring over to the team at Hartford. She is a qualified Pet health Councillor and has an interest in nutrition and obesity clinics. Robyn has a dog called Oscar.

Alexander Slater: Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Alex has a BSc(Hons) and an MSc in Forensic Science.Alex started at Willows Veterinary Hospital as a Auxiliary Night Nurse in 2014. He has a keen interest in canine and feline medicine. In his spare time he helps out where he can with wildlife rehabilitation at the local RSPCA Wildlife Hospital. Alex shares his house with 8 recues – 2 Border Collies, an Australian Kelpie and 5 cats.

Pam Short: Head Receptionist

Pam originally started with the Willows as a member of the reception team in 1998 and then transferred to Oakwood Referrals in 2000 where she continued for 7 years. After seeking greener pastures she returned to the group 7 weeks later as Head Receptionist. Pam has an 18 month old black Labrador called Tia and a fiesty 13 year old ginger cat called Oberon, whom she took in as a stray.

Pam Winder: Receptionist

Pam joined the reception team in 2008. She owns a 2 year old yellow Labrador called Earl and a rather grumpy cat called Ozbourne whom was rescued from Spain.

Debbie Taylor: Receptionist

Prior to joining us in 2010 Debbie had been volunteering at Cheshire Dogs’ Home. She has a particular interest in dog behaviour and helps out at a puppy training school at weekends. Debbie owns two French Bulldogs called Amber and Lenny and two rabbits called Nigel and Beverley.

Elaine Goulborn: Receptionist

Elaine has worked in the administration and customer care field for many years. She spends her spare time helping at Tails Animal Rescue – helping to look after and rehome unwanted, unloved and abandoned animals.

Stephanie Anderton: Receptionist

Stephanie gained a BSc Honours degree in Animal Behaviour in 2013. She owns two horses and previously trained and competed horses in dressage in Canada.