Sarah Atkinson RVN
Sarah started working at Ashfield Vets in 2011 where she began her veterinary nurse training. In 2013 she qualified and subsequently stepped up to the position of Head Nurse in 2018. She has a keen interest in surgery and is aspiring to complete her diploma in surgical nursing. Sarah has cat called Milo that she adopted after he was brought in as an injured stray at our practice a Springador called Ruppert.
Julie Lewis RVN
Julie has worked at Ashfield Veterinary for 16 years, starting as a receptionist she has gained lots of experience over the years and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2014. Outside of work Julie is a keen football fan and enjoys spending time with her friends and family, she also has two Cocker Spaniels Dylan and Bryan.
Lisa Mustchin RVN
Lisa has worked at Ashfield Veterinary since leaving school. Initially employed as a Veterinary Care Assistant, Lisa progressed to become a Qualified Veterinary Nurse before finally moving to our Headingley surgery as a Nursing Supervisor. Lisa enjoys socialising with friends and spending time with her family including her two dogs, Claude and Prince.
Nicola Rennard RVN
Nicola has worked for Ashfield Vets since July 1989 and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2013. She is primarily based at our Wibsey surgery but does cover shifts at our other branches. Nicola has a special interest in theatre work, especially surgical cases utilising her expertise as a clinical coach to the students. Outside of work, Nicola spends time with her working Cocker Spaniel 'Harry' and her family. She has a love Greys Anatomy and all wildlife programmes.
Emma Broadbent RVN
Emma qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2016 and joined Ashfield in 2019. Emma’s main interest within her role is anaesthesia and theatre work. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her dogs Poppy, Benji and Titan as well as catching up with family and friends.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Fran joined our team in 2015 as a student verterinary nurse, studying one day a week at the college of animal welfare. Living with her fiance and cats. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Melissa started her career at Ashfield as kennel nurse in September 2011 shortly after passing her BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management. She continued her learning journey, subsequently passing the Veterinary Care Assistant course through the College of Animal Welfare in October 2014. Melissa has a special interest working within our internal lab and dealing with inpatient referrals.
Liam started his career at Ashfield in August 2016. Having worked at other veterinary practices he has obtained 10 years’ experience with reptiles whilst gaining herpetological qualifications. Outside of work Liam is a guitarist, martial artist and a member of a gun club.
Samantha joined Ashfield Veterinary in 2016 having gained experience working in the customer service industry. Sam joined the team having gained animal care experience elsewhere whilst also obtaining relevant qualifications, including a Higher National Diploma in Animal Management.
Animal Care Assistant
Nathaniel joined the practice in August 2017 having gained experience as an Animal Care Assistant at other veterinary practices. Nathaniel has a passion for cars, he enjoys spending time adapting his Landrover Defender and embarking on off-road adventures.
Animal Care Assistant
Evie joined the Headingley branch from our Wakefield surgery in 2017 having spent the previous seven years working at other Ashfield sites whilst studying to achieve a BSc (Hons) in Animal and Wildlife Management. Evie has many animals at home that consist of a cat called Lilly, a Jack Russell called Rocky and a Yorkshire Terrier called Raggles.