Dr Gerard Tennyson MVB MRCVS MVB MRCVS

Head Vet

I qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2005 from Dublin. After spending just over a year in mixed practice in Ireland I moved to England to work with small animals only. I love all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery and find it a rewarding career which involves constant progression and improvement through the benefit of experience, attending CPD courses, learning from colleagues and working alongside our referral clinicians. I love that every day and every case brings new challenges. I progressed from a junior veterinary surgeon when I joined Rutland House in Januray 2009 to becoming Clinical Director for the first opinion side of the practice in November 2018. I am involved with the management of the practice but my passion is the clinical side. In particular I enjoy medicine and the diagnostic imaging investigations of cases. I am lucky that our equipment includes digital radiography, ultrasound, CT scanner and will have an MRI scanner arriving soon. I have completed my certificate in advanced veterinary practice (Cert AVP) and hope to sit an examination in the diagnostic imaging components soon. I juggle working life with a busy home life. My wife and I have 2 toddlers to keep us busy with a third child on the way. We also have 2 Cocker Spaniel dogs. Never a dull moment. I love spending time with the kids and doing family fun activites. I also enjoy running, having completed my first marathon in October 2018 and aiming to partake in another in 2019.


Stephanie Walsh Rutland House Staff
Dr Stephanie Walsh BVSc CertAVP MRCVS BVSc CertAVP MRCVS

Senior Vet

Stephanie graduated from Liverpool University in 2004, and spent 7 years working in mixed and then solely small animal practice in the North East.

She moved back home to the North West in 2012 and started work at Rutland House Veterinary Hospital, where she is now our first opinion Senior Vet. Stephanie enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, and completed her certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice in 2016.

We have CO2 surgical laser at Rutland House, which Stephanie has been trained to use in America. Outside of work Stephanie enjoys scuba diving, horse riding and travelling.


Dr Bilyana Borislavova MRCVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


Dr Cristian Buzgau MRCVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


Dr Maria Carrillo MRCVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


Dr Erica French BVM&S MRCVS BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Erica graduated in 2012 from Edinburgh University. She then went onto complete a rotating internship at Rutland House Referral Hospital. Upon completion of the internship she began working as a first opinion veterinary surgeon at Rutland House. In addition to being a first opinion veterinary surgeon, Erica performs the veterinary work at Cats Protection in St Helens and enjoys visiting the center and caring for their many cats. Erica has a special interest in feline internal medicine and is currently undertaking advanced studies in this area. Outside of work Erica enjoys spending time with her husband Phil and their two cats Nemo and Dory. Also she enjoys riding and competing her horse Kiara.


Dr Robert Fiske BVSc MRCVS BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


Charlotte Langlois Rutland House Staff
Dr Charlotte Langlois BVSc MRCVS BCSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Charli is one of our Senior Vets. She qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2011 and joined the 1st opinion team, at Rutland House in June 2015. She is currently undertaking a post graduate certificate in Small Animal Medicine. She particularly enjoys Neurology and inpatient care but her favourite part of her job is getting to know her clients and their pets. Outside of work Charli is kept busy by her young toddler but does love a good book and a skiing holiday when she gets some rest. Charli also has a cat called Zephy.


Dr Penelope Lott BVSc MSc MRCVS BVSc MSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


Dr Lorena Alvarez Minguez MRCVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


Dr Mara Piemontese MRCVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


Dr Isabel Puente Aller MRCVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


Dr Mihai Ratiu MRCVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Mihai is one of our Veterinary Surgeons that works at both Rutland House Veterinary Hospital and Culcheth Veterinary Surgery.


Dr Emma Youds BVSc MRCVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Emma qualified from Liverpool University in 2009 and spent 3 years working in small animal and equine practice in the north west. Emma joined Rutland House in 2012 to concentrate on her small animal work which is her main interest.

Emma enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and internal medicine. In her free time Emma enjoys walking and exploring the countryside, skiing and seeing friends


Dr Ana Sedecaru MRCVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Anna graduated in 2006 in Romania where she worked for a couple of years as a small animal vet.

In 2011 she started an internship with Rutland House Referrals and now she enjoys working at our Freckleton Branch.

Ana has a particular interest in small animal physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

She has a beautiful long hair rescued cat named Blue and likes cooking for her friends.


Joao Braga Rutland House Staff
Dr Joao Braga MRCVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated in 2004 in Portugal where I worked as a Veterinary Surgeon. I moved to England in December 2012, and since then I've been working in different Small Animal 1st Opinion Positions. After a year working in a Small Veterinary Hospital PDSA partner, I decided to join Rutland House Vets in February 2015. Primary interests are Soft Tissue Surgery but enjoy all aspects of being a Vet. Outside of work I enjoy football, mountain biking and traveling.

Joao is a Veterinary Surgeon at Haydock Veterinary Surgery.


Dr Panagiotis Tsoukka DrMedVet MRCVS DrMedVet MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Panagiotis is a Veterinary Surgeon at Haydock Veterinary Surgery.


Dr Rocio Fernandez Gago MRCVS MRCVS

Out Of Hours Vet

Rocio is Rutland House Veterinary Hospital Group Out of Hours Veterinary Surgeon.


Dr Stewart Cupples BVM&S BSc MRCVS BVM&S BSc MRCVS

Out Of Hours Vet

Stewart is Rutland House Veterinary Hospital Group Out of Hours Veterinary Surgeon.


Janie Clare Rutland House Staff
Janie Clare

Practice Manager


Emma Cook Rutland House Staff
Emma Cook

Referral Co-coordinator

Emma joined Rutland House as head nurse initially in our Dermatology department over 14 years ago, and then moved on to become the Referral Co-Ordinator . Emma's hobbies include cycling, swimming, horse riding.    


Kelly Jones

Financial Administrator


Siobhan Tench Rutland House Staff
Siobhan Tench

Secretary


Jessica Blundell

Receptionist


Lorna Varey Rutland House Staff
Lorna Carroll

Receptionist


Joanne Gleeson

Receptionist


Kelley Goulding

Receptionist


Liz Lynam Rutland House Staff
Liz Lynam

Receptionist


Sue Newton

Receptionist


Rachel Saunders Rutland House Staff
Rachel Saunders

Receptionist


G. E. Thompson Rutland House Staff
Gill Thompson

Receptionist


Rebecca Ward Rutland House Staff
Becky Ward

Receptionist


Vicki Latto Rutland House Staff
Vicki Latto RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Vicki has been a Veterinary nurse for over 10 years and qualified four years ago. Vicki loves how varied the job can be from day to day from being in theatre to dealing with our clients and their beloved pets. Vicki particularly enjoys nurse clinics and is hoping to utilise her knowledge more in the future within these clinics. Outside of work Vicki has two cats, one with three legs that she rescued 8 years ago from one of our branches and a black one who left home 3 years ago when Vicki's daughter came along but comes back occasionally!


Steph Worgan Rutland House Staff
Steph Bradley

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Emma Garnett Rutland House Staff
Emma Garnett RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Emma has worked with small animals for over 20 years. Her passion and a lot of her experience is with cats. Emma has just 2 cats of her own but would love to have more! Emma loves being a first opinion nurse and the variety in her job.


Alanna Jaques RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Harriett Mitchell

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Tash Muckley RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Jade Murphy Rutland House Staff
Jade Murphy RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Christina Parr Rutland House Staff
Christina Parr RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Keely Price RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Nicole Roberts

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Rebecca Speakman RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Gemma Tripp Rutland House Staff
Gemma Tripp RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


J. Tuddenham Rutland House Staff
Jenny Tuddenham RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Rutland House Staff Member
Kath Vernon RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Joanne Wallace RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Keely Young

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Christine Wilkinson RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Emma Gamble RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Emma is one of the Out of Hours nurses at Rutland House Veterinary Group.


Michelle Merrett RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Michelle is one of the Out of Hours nurses at Rutland House Veterinary Group.


Clair Ward Rutland House Staff
Clair Ward RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Clair is one of the Out of Hours nurses at Rutland House Veterinary Group.


Jill O Connor Rutland House Staff
Jill Littler

Veterinary Nurse Assistant


Jordan Blundell

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Sian Corbett Rutland House Staff
Sian Corbett

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Chris Furnell

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Josh Green Rutland House Staff
Josh Green

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Catherine Knight Rutland House Staff
Catherine Knight

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Siobhan Marsh

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Chloe Neilson

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Helen Osguthorpe

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Thomas Banks

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Kelly Barlow

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Angela Connor Rutland House Staff
Angela Connor

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Jenny Crane

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Ashley Cullen Rutland House Staff
Ashley Cullen

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Heather Dunn

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


J. Fullard Rutland House Staff
Jan Fullard

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Connie Hughes

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Emma Lamb Rutland House Staff
Emma Lamb

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Emily Prescott

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Olivia Rowe

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Charlotte Saunders

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Karen Barrow

Albany Receptionist

Karen is one of the receptionists at Albany Veterinary Surgery.


Val Flynn

Albany Receptionist

Val is one of the receptionists at Albany Veterinary Surgery.


Jacqueline Leach

Balmoral Receptionist

My name is Jacqueline and I have had the pleasure of working on reception at Rutland House for the passed two and a half years also, for the last year I have been the receptionist at Balmoral in Rainford, I love to read; reading at least six or more books a week I am one part of a pet loving family with three dogs' Nikita, Sasha and Biscuit (two Akitas and a shih Tzu) My motto for life is "If I haven't made you laugh or smile today, then I haven't spoken to you"


Claire Tomlinson RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Claire is the Head Nurse at Freckleton Veterinary Clinic and Aquazone and has been there since the branch opened 7 years ago. Claire has been a qualified Vet nurse for 13 years and really enjoys her involvement in the rehabilitation of their patients using the Under Water Treadmill at Freckleton Road. Claire has a Jack Russell Terrier cross called Bramble who is 14 and half years old but still thinks she is 2 😊.


Chloe France Rutland House Staff
Chloe France

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse - Freckleton

Chloe is a auxiliary nurse at Freckleton Veterinary Clinic and Aquazone.


Michelle Sweeney Rutland House Staff
Michelle Sweeney

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse - Freckleton

Michelle is a auxiliary nurse at Freckleton Veterinary Clinic and Aquazone. Michelle has been in the animal industry since she was 16 years old, with her first job working at the RSCPA Kennels.


Sarah Williams

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse - Freckleton

Sarah is a auxiliary nurse at Freckleton Veterinary Clinic and Aquazone, where she also does a dog walking service. Sarah has also worked for RSPCA and Dogs Trust. At home, Sarah has a Jack Russell cross and tropical fish. Sarah loves seeing all our clients and their beautiful pets.


Jenny Shelley Rutland House Staff
Jenny Shelley

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Jenny is a Trainee Nurse at Windsor Veterinary Surgery.


Sophie McIntosh

Auxiliary Nurse - Windsor

Sophie is a Auxiliary Nurse at Windsor Veterinary Surgery.


Kelsey Sant

Auxiliary Nurse - Windsor

Kelsey is a auxiliary nurse at Windsor Veterinary Surgery.


Kelly Sandales

Windsor Receptionist

Kelly is Windsor Veterinary Surgeries Receptionist.


Cath Sims RVN RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Cath is a registered Veterinary Nurse who works at Culcheth Veteinary Surgery. Out of work Cath enjoys bike riding and horse riding and prefers being outdoor to indoors. Cath has 2 rescue kittens Cersei and Jaime


Liz Whitty RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Liz's is a registered nurse at Culcheth Veterinary Surgery.


Meghan Ellis

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Meghan is a Trainee Veterinary Nurse at Culcheth Veterinary Surgery.


Lauren Featherstone RVN RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Lauren is a Registered nurse at Haydock Veterinary Surgery. Lauren has worked for Rutland House at our Haydock branch for 10 years now. Lauren is a mum to two girls and has  a cocker spaniel named Mia who is very active and loves her walks.


Andrea Jones

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Andrea is a registered nurse at Haydock Veterinary Surgery.


Rachel Waters

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Rachel is a Trainee nurse at Haydock Veterinary Surgery.


Emma Doran Rutland House Staff
Emma Doran

Auxiliary Nurse - Haydock

Emma is a Auxiliary Nurse at Haydock Veterinary Surgery. Emma has  been an Auxiliary Nurse for Rutland House Veterinary Hospital for 2 years now working at out Haydock branch surgery, and really enjoys her job. At home Emma has 3 cats, the mother was a rescue and she had 4 kittens, 2 of which she has kept. Their names are Ripley from 'Alien', Hooper from 'Jaws' and Polly, because she's tiny and fits in Emma's pocket.


Helen O’Brien

Auxiliary Nurse - Haydock

Helen is a Auxiliary Nurse at Haydock Veterinary Surgery.


Suzanne Tilley RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Suzanne is a Registered Veterinary Nurse at The Village Veterinary Surgery.


Tiffany Jo Critchley

Auxiliary Nurse - The Village

Tiffany is a Auxiliary Nurse at The Village Veterinary Surgery.


Amber Maddox

Auxiliary Nurse - The Village

Amber is a Auxiliary Nurse at The Village Veterinary Surgery.