Meet the Team - Veterinary Surgeons

Pip Conlon

BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Pip graduated with distinction from the University of Edinburgh in 2018 and was the recipient of the Walter Buchanan Milburn prize and the William Mawlum Oglivy prize at her graduation. Pip joined the Millcroft team as a small animal vet in July 2018 after moving down to Cumbria to live near her family.

Louise Donoghue

DrMedVet MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Louise graduated from the University of Budapest in 2013. She spent 2 years in mixed practice in Cumbria, followed by a year in Hexham. She has now moved back to Cumbria and is mainly practicing small animal medicine and surgery, although she still involved in some large animal work.

Lucy Ferguson

BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Lucy grew up in Glasgow and graduated from Edinburgh Unversity in 2016. Following a period working in the the North of Scotland she moved to Cumbria and joined Millcroft in August 2018. Lucy enjoys all aspects of mixed practice work and works mainly at our Cockermouth and Aspatria branches.  

Rachael Frayne

BVSc MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Rachael started working for Millcroft in April 2012. She graduated from Bristol Vet School in 2008 and has worked in both a mixed practice and for an out of hours veterinary clinic in Lancashire. Rachael has a particular interest in small animal medicine and surgery and is currently undertaking a certificate in Small Animal Surgery. 

Graeme Hutchinson

BVSc MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Graeme grew up in Aberdeenshire and joined Millcroft shortly after graduation in July 2018. Graeme enjoys all aspects of mixed practice.

Emily Jones

BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Emily is a 2015 graduate of the Glasgow Veterinary School. She joined Millcroft after graduating and works on the small animal team in both Cockermouth and Workington.

Jenna Lamb

BVM BVS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Jenna qualified from Nottingham University in 2014. After 2 years working in the North East she came back to Cumbria to join the Millcroft team in 2016. Jenna works on the small animal team at both the Cockermouth and Workington surgeries.

Julie Saxton

MA VetMB Cert SAC MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Julie qualified from Cambridge in 1988. Julie holds the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Cardiology and is experienced in ultrasound imaging. Julie sees heart cases and ultrasound cases by referral, from within the practice and other local practices.

Tessa Steele

BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
After graduating from Glasgow Vet School in 2010, Tessa worked for a short spell in Ayrshire before coming to work at Millcroft. In 2012 she went of to travel and work in New Zealand for a year and in September 2013 came back to re-join the Millcroft team. Tessa is part of the Small animal team based in Cockermouth and Maryport.

Vicki Temple

BVMS, CertAVP ZM, MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Vicki graduated from the Glasgow Vet School in 2001 and joined our team in July that year. She has a particular interest in exotic pets and after a lot of hard work and extra study, passed her RCVS Certificate in Zoo Medicine in 2013. Vicki works at our Cockermouth and Workington branches.

Beverley Watson

BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Beverley is a 2008 Glasgow graduate. She joined our team in 2008 and works at our Workington surgery. Beverley has a particular interest in small animal medicine. 

Ken Williamson

BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Ken is a Glasgow graduate, who qualified in 1982 and spent many years working in Stranraer.  He joined Millcroft in 2011 and his main focus is Large Animal.

Sophie Wright

BVSc MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Sophie graduated with distinction from the University of Liverpool Vet School in 2015. She worked in small animal practice initially in Liverpool then in Lancashire before moving north to join Millcroft in February 2018. Sophie works on the small animal side of the practice based mainly at our Cockermouth surgery.

Gavin Lockie

BVM&S BSc MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Gavin joined the practice after graduatin from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2020.

Rosie Nicholls

BSc (hons) BvetMed MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Rosie joined us in August 2020 after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College.

John Boyle

BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
After qualifying from the University of Edinburgh. John worked in Aberdeenshire for a year before returning to work in Northern Ireland for three years in mixed practice. After spending a year in Australia, John moved to Cumbria and joined the Millcroft team in 2002. His main areas of interest lie in small animal medicine and surgery and works predominantly at the Keswick branch.

Clare Welford

BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Clare graduated from the University of Edinburgh. She worked in mixed practice in Ripon, North Yorkshire for five years before moving to the Lake District. Currently Clare’s work revolves around small animals at Cockermouth. Her areas of particular interest lie in medicine cases and the care and treatment of animals with cancer.