Introducing Our Practice Team 

Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.


LISA LANGFORD
LISA LANGFORD
Veterinary Surgeon (Director)
BVM&S MRCVS

Lisa graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1989 and has worked at the Vale Veterinary Group since then. Lisa became a partner in the practice in 1997 and now has over thirty years experience in small animal practice. She has a particular interest in medicine especially the diagnosis and treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease in cats. In her spare time Lisa volunteers for Street Vet, a charity that provides free veterinary care for pets belonging to homeless people on the streets of Birmingham.

VIV CHAN
VIV CHAN
Veterinary Surgeon
BVetMed MRCVS

Viv graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2014. She has done a fair bit of travelling as a locum and found her passion in small animal surgery. She is keen to pursue further post graduate study in this area in the near future. Along with her to join the Vale family is her 9 year old Doberman, Juniper and her 5 year old “kittens” Berlioz and Lyra; adopted from the RSPCA during the first year of her career. Outside of work Viv enjoys needlework , she is an amateur crocheter / knitter and likes to experiment with her sewing machine every now and then. She also enjoys outdoorsy activity exploring the countryside with Juniper.

LYDIA COLLARD
LYDIA COLLARD
Veterinary Surgeon
DVM MRCVS

Lydia went to study in Warsaw, Poland to follow her lifelong dream of becoming a vet. After graduating in March 2018, she started her new career at Vale Veterinary Group. Lydia’s interests include soft tissue surgery as well exotic animals; birds, reptiles and fish. Lydia however didn’t return home to the UK alone. A scared, neglected, abused Jola came into her class and stole her heart. Together they are both loving life in the UK particularly walking on the beach, exploring new areas and attending agility classes.

JOANNE WILLS
JOANNE WILLS
Veterinary Surgeon
BVetMed MRCVS

Joanne graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in September 2019 and started her dream job as a veterinary surgeon at Vale Veterinary Group straight away. Joanne has a particular interest in feline medicine and plans to study this in detail in the future. With a love for cats, of course she has two of her own: Rosie, a fifteen year old tortoiseshell; and Eva, a seven year old black and white cat, named after a character from the film, Wall-E! Eva loves to join Joanne when she does yoga but would rather have fuss than join in on the stretches.

JOSH SOMERS
JOSH SOMERS
Head Nurse
BSc (Hons) ABC Level 3 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy RVN

I joined the practice as Head Nurse in January 2019, having spent the previous 6 months working as a Qualified Canine Hydrotherapist at a Rehabilitation Centre. I qualified in 2013, with a degree in Veterinary Nursing and Business Management, and have since worked at a busy Veterinary Hospital where I held the position of Head Nurse. I have experience in the nursing of many complex conditions, and also have experience working with exotic pets such as birds and reptiles. Outside of work, my menagerie includes 10 dogs, 3 British Short Hair Cats, an African Grey Parrot, Chickens and Ducks. In my spare time, I enjoy breeding, showing, and judging dogs (mainly Shih Tzu), and attending football matches.

VICKY ROBSON
VICKY ROBSON
Senior Nurse
BSc (Hons) RVN

Vicky completed her degree in Veterinary Nursing at Hartpury College and became a qualified RVN in 2010. Since then Vicky has gained experience at several practices including an orthopaedic referral practice in Worcester. Vicky is also one of our clinical coaches for our student nurses and enjoys the teaching aspect of her job as well as the nursing side.

CARLY CADDICK
CARLY CADDICK
Senior Veterinary Nurse
BSc (Hons) RVN

Carly qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2004 after completing a degree in veterinary nursing at Hartpury college. She has worked in small animal practice ever since. Her interests include surgical and theatre nursing. She spent 9 years working in an orthopaedic referral practice and enjoys nursing orthopaedic cases.

MEGAN OLIVER
MEGAN OLIVER
Veterinary Nurse
RVN

Meg joined the practice in 2012 as a student veterinary nurse after spending time here on work experience and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in April 2016. In practice, Meg enjoys consultations especially weight clinics, and inpatient care. In her spare time, Meg enjoys baking, walking her dogs in the countryside and showing her Pointers all around the country.

CHARLOTTE KIRBY
CHARLOTTE KIRBY
Veterinary Nurse
RVN

Charlotte started working for Vale Veterinary Group as a kennel assistant after completing 4 weeks work experience and then went on to enrol as a Student Veterinary Nurse. Charlotte qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in April 2019. Charlotte's main interests lie in in patient care and emergency and critical care. Charlotte has a Border Collie Blu and two rabbits Frank and Ziggy Stardust.

HOLLIE BROTHERTON
HOLLIE BROTHERTON
Veterinary Nurse
BSc (Hons) RVN

Hollie qualified from Hartpury University in June 2019. She has a special interest in holding nurse clinics and enjoys meeting clients alongside their pets. Outside of work Hollie enjoys baking, horse riding and taking her dog Teddy for walks.

EMMA MARSTON
EMMA MARSTON
Student Veterinary Nurse

Emma is one of our Student Veterinary Nurses and has just started her second year of college. She enjoys in patient care and consultations and has a big love for Labradors. At home she has a very energetic Springer named Branston and a cat called Boots.

GAIL PULLEY
GAIL PULLEY
Practice Manager

After spending 20 years working for and with the NHS I moved from human care to that of animals and joined the practice as Practice Manager in 2009. Outside work my time is predominately taken up with Tachie & Blaney, my very active Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever’s that I try to tire out with agility, flyball and long walks.

JACQUI BORE SMITH
JACQUI BORE SMITH
Kidderminster Branch Manager

After working for HSBC Bank for many years, Jacqui changed career in 2004, and has worked in both the Kidderminster and Stourport surgeries. Jacqui is now Branch manager at the Kidderminster surgery and returned to accounts and numbers with the bonus of her love for animals. Any spare time is spent with family and dog Ellie. Finalist in the 2013 Pet Plan Support Staff Of The Year Awards

JULIE LAMB
JULIE LAMB
Receptionist

Julie has worked at the practice for 17 years and very much enjoys her job especially on reception welcoming clients and their pets, where every day is different and sometimes challenging! Julie has two gorgeous grandsons who call her Nanny Ju ! Julie likes to spend as much time with her family as possible.

BEV HAYWOOD
BEV HAYWOOD
Receptionist

Having previously worked at our Stourport practice until 2010, I returned to Vale Vets in July 2014 mainly based at Kidderminster practice as a receptionist. At home I have two Kune Kune pigs called Rhubarb and Custard, chickens, a rabbit called Tetley and a young Boxer dog called Jax so with the rest of my spare time I enjoy walking, swimming and going to the cinema.

SARAH WANKLING
SARAH WANKLING
Receptionist

Sarah joined the practice in 2017, having previously worked in education.Sarah has a huge love for animals and thoroughly enjoys all aspects of her job on reception. Sarah lives with her husband, two teenage sons and three dogs. Reggie a Lurcher, Nala a rescue dog from Croatia and Buddy a Springer Spaniel puppy. Sarah's spare time is predominantly taken up with trying to wear out all three dogs with long country walks.

LESLEY PENSON
Receptionist


GLENDA PAXTON
GLENDA PAXTON
Cleaner

Glenda has worked at the practice for over ten years. Glenda loves all animals has three cats of her own Lily Poppy and Daisy.
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