Gerard graduated in 2005 from University College Dublin with 1:1 Honors. His first job was in a busy mixed practice with a small animal bias. Since 2006 he has worked in small animal practice in the North West.
Gerard has been with Rutland House since 2009 and has been the senior vet for first opinion since 2010 and more recently becoming head first opinion vet..
Gerard enjoys all aspects of Veterinary medicine but would have a preference towards internal medicine and diagnostic imaging especially ultrasonography. Gerard is currently studying towards a further qualification in diagnostic imaging.
Within the practice Gerard has a close working relationship with Dogs Trust Merseyside and enjoys spending time at the charity centre examining their many dogs.
Gerard also has a management role within the practice working closely with his team of vets, the practice manager and other heads of departments to ensure a high standard of service for our clients and patients.
Outside of work Gerard likes to spend time with his wife, two young children and 2 active Cocker Spaniels Cara and Maggie. He rescued both of these dogs from animal charities, Maggie coming from the Dogs Trust as a puppy.
Dr Stephanie Walsh BVSc CertAVP MRCVS BVSc CertAVP MRCVS
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 Mary Carpenter BVetMed BSAVA PGCertSAS MRCVS BVetMed MRCVS
Mary qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 2006. Originally from the North West, she has been a small animal, first opinion, vet in this area since qualification. She enjoys the wide variety of clinical cases that present in general practice at the hospital, and branches.
Outside of work, Mary is a member of a couple of amateur dramatic societies, and most recently performed at the St Helens Theatre Royal.
Dr Emma Youds BVSc MRCVS MRCVS
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 Charlotte Langlois BVSc MRCVS
Dr Abigail Evans BVM BVS MRCVS BVM BVS MRCVS
Abi graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon from The University of Nottingham in 2015. Abi then spent a year working for the RSPCA where she treated mainly stray and neglected animals. Abi then spent a year working for a busy first opinion practice in Sale before moving to join the Rutland House team in 2017.
Abi has two naughty black cats called Peter and Penny, which she adopted from the RSPCA, as well as a working cocker spaniel, Freya, who keeps her busy. Aside from walking Freya, in her spare time Abi rides her horse Phoebe and enjoys skiing. She also enjoys fine art, and composes pieces for friends and family when time permits!
Dr Bronagh Kelly MVB MRCVS MVB MRCVS
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Dr Samir Yusuf MRCVS MRCVS
Samir graduated in 2012 from Bulgaria and worked in his father's mixed animal practice before moving to the U.K. In 2013. Prior to working at Rutland House he has worked at a few small animal practices. His special interests are internal medicine and critical care medicine.
Out of work Samir has just moved to St Helens and likes to spend his free time staying fit and going to the cinema. He has a chinchilla, budgies and two axolotls.
Dr Rebecca Kent BVSc CertAVP(EP) MRCVS MRCVS
Becky graduated from Liverpool University in 2010. She then stayed at the University to complete an equine internship and worked in the first opinion equine practice where she gained her advanced practitioner certificate.
Recently she has made the move over into small animal practice and has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery.
In her free time Becky enjoys walks with her Vizsla called Gus, skiing and playing touch rugby.
Dr Sophie Lyons-Whearty MVDr MRCVS
Dr Reece Tam BVMS MRCVS BVMS MRCVS
Dr Joao Braga MRCVS MRCVS
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.
Dr Ana Sedecaru MRCVS MRCVS
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.