Dr Gerard Tennyson MVB MRCVS MVB MRCVS

Head Vet

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.


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 Mary Carpenter BVetMed BSAVA PGCertSAS MRCVS BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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

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


Charlotte Langlois Rutland House Staff
Dr Charlotte Langlois BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


Dr Abigail Evans BVM BVS MRCVS BVM BVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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

Veterinary Surgeon

Details coming soon


Dr Maria Corry MVB MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


Dr Erica French BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


Sophie Lyons-Whearty Rutland House Staff
Dr Sophie Lyons-Whearty MVDr MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


Reece Tam Rutland House Staff
Dr Reece Tam BVMS MRCVS BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


Dr Ana Nogales Peral

Veterinary Surgeon


Dr Sam Felvus MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon New Graduate


Dr Robert Fiske BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


Samir Yusuf Rutland House Staff
Dr Samir Yusuf MRCVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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

Veterinary Surgeon

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.


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.


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.


Janie Clare Rutland House Staff
Janie Clare

Practice Manager


Emma Cook Rutland House Staff
Emma Cook

Deputy Practice Manager


Jan Colquitt

Practice Manager Assistant


Siobhan Tench Rutland House Staff
Siobhan Tench

Secretary


Jan Hamlett Rutland House Staff
Janet Hamlett

Head Recptionist


G. E. Thompson Rutland House Staff
Gill Thompson

Receptionist


Rebecca Ward Rutland House Staff
Becky Ward

Receptionist


Sarah Wright

Receptionist


Rachel Saunders Rutland House Staff
Rachel Saunders

Receptionist


Lorna Varey Rutland House Staff
Lorna Carroll

Receptionist


Robyn Nugent

Receptionist


Liz Lynam Rutland House Staff
Liz Lynam

Receptionist


Leah Carmichael

Receptionist


Rachel Lock RVN

Head RVN First Opinion

Rachel joined Rutland House earlier in  2018. She has lots of experience with emergency and critical care nursing as well as referral nursing. Rachel is a pet health counsellor so enjoy carrying out weight clinics, parasite control clinics and regular health checks. Rachel has two horses which she competes with in dressage. She also has a dog and cat that get on really well.


Harriett Mitchell

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.


Christina Parr Rutland House Staff
Christina Parr

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Abby Marsh Rutland House Staff
Abby Marsh

Registered Veterinary Nurse


J. Tuddenham Rutland House Staff
Jenny Tuddenham

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Rutland House Staff Member
Kath Vernon

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Gemma Tripp Rutland House Staff
Gemma Tripp

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Clair Ward Rutland House Staff
Clair Ward

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Steph Worgan Rutland House Staff
Steph Worgan

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Emma Gamble

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Christine Wilkinson RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Christine recently joined Rutland House Veterinary Hospital as an Out Of Hours RVN. Christine mostly enjoys inpatient care. Outside of work most of Christine's time is spent either at the stables looking after and riding her horse, taking her dog on fun walks with lots of play and games, and chilling out with her 2 cats on the sofa.


Jill O Connor Rutland House Staff
Jill Littler

Veterinary Nurse Assistant


Leona Mckenna Rutland House Staff
Leaona McKenna

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Tash Muckley

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Jade Murphy Rutland House Staff
Jade Murphy

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Rachel Waters

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Josh Green Rutland House Staff
Josh Green

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Nicola Leatherbarrow Rutland House Staff
Nicola Leatherbarrow

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Siobhan Marsh

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Sophie McIntosh

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Chloe Neilson

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


J. Fullard Rutland House Staff
Jan Fullard

Head Auxiliary Nurse


Ashley Cullen Rutland House Staff
Ashley Cullen

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Angela Connor Rutland House Staff
Angela Connor

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Jordan Blundell Rutland House Staff
Jordan Blundell

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Kelly Barlow

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Megan Colquhoun

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Kirsty Peel

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Abby Mellors

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Jenny Crane

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Catherine Knight Rutland House Staff
Catherine Knight

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Emma Lamb Rutland House Staff
Emma Lamb

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Luke Rivers

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Karen Barrow

Albany Receptionist


Val Flynn

Albany Receptionist


Jacqueline Leach

Balmoral Receptionist


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 😊.


Sarah Williams

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse

Sarah has worked as an Auxiliary Nurse for Rutland House Veterinary Hospital at our Freckleton Veterinary Clinic & Aquazone for just over three years where she also does dog walking. Sarah  has also worked for RSPCA and Dogstrust. At home Sarah has a Jack Russell cross and tropical fish. Sarah loves seeing all our clients and their beautiful pets.


Michelle Sweeney Rutland House Staff
Michelle Sweeney

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse

Michelle works at the Freckleton branch as an Auxiliary Nurse and has been with the practice for 3 years enjoying her experience there with the lovely clients and animals. Michelle has been in the animal industry since she was 16 years old with her first job working at the RSCPA Kennels.


Chloe France Rutland House Staff
Chloe France

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Kelly Sandales

Windsor Receptionist


Kelsey Sant

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Jenny Shelley Rutland House Staff
Jenny Shelley

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Sophie Taylor Rutland House Staff
Sophie Taylor

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Cath Sims RVN RVN

RVN

Cath qualified as a vet nurse in 1992, straight from school! She has worked for Rutland house for 16 years, 5 years at the hospital and 11 years at the Culcheth branch. 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

RVN


Meghan Ellis

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Caroline Palin Rutland House Staff
Caroline Palin RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Caroline has worked at our  Haydock Veterinary Surgery for 19 years. Caroline is especially interested in rabbits and guinea pig cases as she have multiple of her own. Caroline also has a Border terrier called Eddie who sheI enjoys having 'Ed-ventures' with at various places their favourite being Formby beach.


Lauren Featherstone

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Danielle Welsh Rutland House Staff
Danielle Welsh

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Emma Doran Rutland House Staff
Emma Doran

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse

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.


Pamela Hornby Rutland House Staff
Pamela Hornby

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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!


Nicole Roberts

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Leah Kershaw Rutland House Staff
Leah Kershaw

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse


Lisa Ellams Rutland House Staff
Lisa Ellams

Receptionist


Andrea Jones

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Sian Corbett Rutland House Staff
Sian Corbett

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Sam Wilson Rutland House Staff
Sam Wilson

Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse