Paul Wilson

BDD & Veterinary Surgeon

After graduating in 1988 at Murdoch University in Western Australia, I came over to the UK on holiday in 1990 to locum and gain a different level of experience. Having met Jane in 1991, I ended up making England my permanent home while remaining an Aussie for all sporting events!

In August of 1993, I purchased the practice from Michael Peacock after getting married to Jane at the end of July. The following years have been spent building up the practice in between having two daughters, Hannah and Sophie and acquiring two cats, Tinker and Felix. In 2012 following the loss of both cats through age-related problems we have started out again with 2 new boys being Montague Pascal and Maxwell Phillipe who have filled a big hole in the Wilson household.

My main interests involve surgery and chemotherapy but still enjoy a broad range of different things connected with being a small animal vet and could not envisage working as anything else.

When not working or with my family, I enjoy a game of golf becoming a member of Bishop Auckland Golf Club in 2007, playing snooker, reading or gardening. Along with my wife Jane, we remain the sole shareholders of the veterinary group allowing us to continue to build up the practice and improve facilities and customer care further. It is my intention to continue for the foreseeable future investing in the practice to improve all aspects of pet health care and improving the working conditions for all along the way.

2011 saw a further expansion with the investment into a new Branch practice in Spennymoor so as to bring the Wilson Veterinary Group service to the people of Spennymoor.


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Jennifer Long MRCVS

Clinical Director

Jennifer is originally from Fife and qualified from Edinburgh in June 2010, shortly afterwards she moved from Scotland to become part of the Wilson family.

She enjoys all aspects of her job and has a particular interest in small animal medicine and cardiology.

When she's not at work she is kept busy by her two dogs Rudi and Marley, and enjoys eating good food and watching films. She also loves travelling to new countries and she recently spent a month in Thailand where she worked for a charity that provides veterinary treatment for thousands of stray dogs and cats every year.


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Alison Moyle MRCVS

Clinical Director


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Seonaid Abbott MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Seonaid qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2001 and spent some time in mixed practice in the Lake District. She joined the team at Wilson Veterinary group in May of 2004, thoroughly enjoying all aspects of small animal practice with surgery and nurse training being particular interests. When not at work Seonaid enjoys spending time with her family when (and if!) time permits.


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Sarah Crawford MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Sarah is originally from Australia, but grew up in London, joining the practice in 2012 straight after qualifying from the University of Liverpool. She had visited many times as a student and was keen to join the team.

Sarah has an ever-expanding collection of pets to occupy her spare time, at the moment a black labrador called Holly and two rabbits.


Jeremy Demeyre MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Jeremy qualified from the Veterinary School of Lyon in France in 2001. He then enrolled in an internship at the same veterinary school for an additional year to further his knowledge in small animal medicine and surgery. After a short stint working as a locum in France, he moved to the North-East of England in 2003 where he has been working as a small animal vet ever since. Jeremy joined Wilson Veterinary Group in July 2012. His main interests are in internal medicine but he has developed significant experience in surgery along the years. When he goes back home after a long day at work, his 2 rescued cats Filou (rascal in French) and Sheldon often get on his nerves.


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Sini Demeyre MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Sini Demeyre is originally from Finland. Having qualified from the University of Helsinki in March 2001, and Sini came to England in 2003 to start her new life with her French boyfriend who has since become her husband. Sini used to have dogs in Finland, 3 shelties, a cavalier and a dalmatian. Sini bred 2 litters of shelties and used to go to dog shows with them a lot. Here in England, Sini has 2 rescue cats, but sadly no dogs for the moment. Sini's free time is spent with her husband and daughter, they love walks in the countryside and we also do some gardening and cooking together.


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Karen Errington MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Karen qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2001. After a few years working in Yorkshire, she moved up to Durham and joined Wilson Vets in 2006. She has a GP certificate in small animal practice and is particularly interested in cardiology and all ultrasound. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and young son, walking her faithful dog, Kip and riding her pony. She likes photography, walking and horse racing.


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Sam Goldberg MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Samantha qualified in 1992 and first started working in a mixed practice in Lancashire. She moved to the practice in 2002 with a particular interest in canine and feline medicine. She has a particular interest in pedigree dogs and their health and is involved with the KC and monitoring canine health in the UK. She has two children and with her family she enjoys showing and occasionally breeding beagles and also Pony Club events with her daughter and her pony.


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Lloyd Groves MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


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Kathryn Hayman MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Kathryn graduated from Liverpool University in 2001 and since then has worked both here in Bishop Auckland and also in Teeside. Having recently returned to Bishop Auckland with her husband, Kathryn is spending all her spare time trying to redecorate their new home.


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Bruce Hunter MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from the Royal Dick Veterinary College Edinburgh in 1976 and have been in general practice ever since. Initially, I worked in a mixed farm and companion animal practice. After 10 years I moved into solely companion animal practice running my own practice in Lancashire for 15 years.

In 2005 I came to work at Wilson Veterinary Group and in 2011 I became permanently based at our Spennymoor branch. Even after all these years in practice I still get great satisfaction from my work. I enjoy meeting clients and their pets and it is great to see these pets and their owners coming back to the surgery over the years. When not at work most of my time is taken up with family life as well as looking after a Border Terrier and Burmese cat


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Marcin Lato MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Originally from Poland, Martin qualified from the University of Lublin in 2002. Having worked in various small animal practices in Poland before coming to UK, Martin also spent five years working in a small animal Hospital in Middlesbrough and 3 years at the PDSA in Gateshead before joining the team at Wilson Veterinary Group in April 2013.

Martin's interests lie in all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially soft tissue and orthopedic surgery . Martin's favourite pet is his cat Frankie. Outside of work, Martin enjoys spending time out on his motorbike visiting exciting places across the country.


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Gemma Peat MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Gemma graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2006, and worked for 15 months as a small animal and equine vet on the Wirral.

After deciding to focus in small animal work, Gemma moved to a large vets in Wrexham, North Wales, where she gained varied experience in many areas.

Having tied the knot in May 2009, Gemma imported her new husband to the North of England in September 2009.

Gemma did some locuming at Middlesborough and Sunderland PDSA Hospitals, before starting at Wilson Veterinary Group in January 2010.

In Gemma's spare time, she likes to walk her Labrador, read, eat out and do yoga.


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Justyna Przybylska MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Pawel Pytko MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Originally from Poland, Pawel qualified from the University of Wroclaw in 2002. Having worked in various small animal practices in Poland before coming to the UK, Pawel also spent one year working in small animal practice in North East Lincolnshire before joining the team at Wilson Veterinary Group in April 2008.

Pawel's interests lie in all aspects of veterinary medicine. As yet, Pawel has not acquired any four-legged companions, but will change sooner or later. Outside of work, Pawel enjoys spending time out with his wife and baby and visiting exciting places across the country.


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Karin Volker MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Olga Wrzosek MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


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Magdalena Zaremba MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


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Jess Wilson

Head Veterinary Nurse

My name is Jess. I have been employed at Wilson Veterinary Group for almost 3 years after previously working at another local vets in Crook, as this is my hometown. Initially employed as an Auxilliary Nurse, I am currently in my 1st year as a student nurse, hoping to qualify as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in the summer of next year. Although veterinary nursing can be challenging, I love working in this profession and couldn't picture doing anything else as a career.

I own a very naughty kitten named 'Pie'. I adopted her after she was brought in to the practice as a stray at 4 days of age. I found hand-rearing her and helping her grow into an adult a brilliant and rewarding experience.

My hopes are to work for Wilson's for the foreseeable future, but would also love to one day work for a feline only practice as cats are a special interest of mine.


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Karen Beattie

Deputy Head Nurse

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Katherine Clark

Deputy Head Nurse

Katherine qualified as a veterinary nurse in the summer of 2005, but has been working in the profession for nearly 12 years. Katherine enjoys her job, because of her passion for caring for animals and advising people on the best way to look after their own pets.

In Katherine's own time, she looks after her own mad Border Collies, and attempts to do agility (the jumps and things) and can often be seen going for a ‘drag’ round the local park and woods or going over to the Lake district.


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Victoria Birkett

Veterinary Nurse

I have worked in small animal practice since 2000, qualifying in Jan 2005. I came to work at Wilson Vet Group in April 2007.

I am currently based at the Spennymoor branch, i find this particularly rewarding as I get to meet all the clients and patients and follow their cases through. We have 2 dogs Katie our 6 year old staffy cross and Zara our 5 yr old staffy.


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Julia Blackett

Veterinary Nurse

Julia has been working at the practice since August 2005 as an auxiliary nurse, and finds nursing very rewarding yet very challenging. Julia loves everything about it, the animals, the people and her work colleagues.

Julia successfully qualified from her nursing course during 2010 and is now a Registered Veterinary Nurse with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Julia is married with a teenage daughter who is mad keen on horses, along with two dogs; Pippi and Lilly, who are both Jack Russell crosses.


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Fiona Boucher

Veterinary Nurse - Spennymoor

I have been with Wilson Veterinary Group since 2007. I previously worked for 14 years in another practice and i have been qualified since 2003. I am currently based at our Spennymoor surgery. I have two big ginger male cats "Odin" and "Loki" and a rescue dog "Toby"at home. I love spending time with my family and my favorite places to visit are Whitby and the North Lakes.


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Thomas Gash

Veterinary Nurse

My name is Tom I am a student veterinary nurse and am looking forward to qualifying in the summer of 2014. I have two dogs - a staffie named Chico who likes northing more that sunbathing and a whippet cross named Pip who always has to have the last word. I also have a cat named Harry who thinks he is the king of the house. I have been at Wilsons for two years now and enjoy every aspect of nursing especially seeing patients recover and get back to their normal selves . I love my job and can’t see myself doing anything else.


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Danielle Grimson

Veterinary Nurse


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Helen Lashley

Veterinary Nurse

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Jessica Parker RVN

Veterinary Nurse

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Nicola Ramsay

Veterinary Nurse


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Summer Ward

Veterinary Nurse

I have had over 4 years experience with animals, firstly completing animal care and then becoming a qualified veterinary care assisstant. I am now continuing my studies as a student veterinary nurse, to qualify in 2015. I've loved animals all my life and will do anything I can to help them! I have a 10 year old male Schnauzer who I adore. In my spare time I like to chill and eat a lot of junk!


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Joanne Sichert

Veterinary Nurse

Hello my name is Joanne, I have worked for Wilsons since 1999. In 2007 I passed my veterinary nursing exams. I am based at the Bishop branch and have chosen to do extra training with cats. I have already completed a feline friendly nursing qualification and a cat behaviour certificate. I am also going to be doing a advanced feline nursing degree and I am working with the practice to make it a more cat friendly place. Hopefully we will receive the silver award soon. I have my own cat 'Tuppence' who I got from the practice when she came in as a 5week old stray kitten. She is now 11 but still very active. I also have a 4year old Jack Russel called 'Kipper'.


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Caroline Anderson

Veterinary Nurse (Nights)


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Nicola Grinham White

Veterinary Nurse (Nights)

Nicola qualified as a veterinary nurse in spring 2005, and joined the practice in the Autumn of 2004. Some of you may have met her, as she works on night shifts. After working in a couple of other practices, Nicola has settled here and currently enjoys a keen interest in the 'small furry' pets and the more unusual ones which appear occasionally!

At home, Nicola cares for a wide range of pets ranging from Eleven Siberian Husky’s, two black Labradors, a German Shepherd and several cats to hens, a tortoise and goats. As with many other staff members here the majority, of her pets have appeared through work for re-homing and ended up being taken home!


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Laura Rose

Veterinary Nurse (Nights)


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Kayleigh Bartle

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Emmie Luke

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Lucy Mulley

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Toni Stuckey

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Emily Young

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Alison Evans

Auxilliary Nurse


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Donna Gallant

Auxilliary Nurse

Donna joined in 2007 as an auxiliary nurse, and enjoys caring for all the patients and working with the rest of the team. Donna has two children, two dogs, a cat and a goldfish.


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Louise McDougall

Auxilliary Nurse

Hi, my name is Louise, and I have worked at the Newton Aycliffe for over fifteen years now. I really enjoy my job, especially wound care, radiography and emergency work. I have two mischievous cats, both rescues from work, and three children. In my spare time I am a gymnastics coach, as you can tell from my photo!


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Chrissy McNally

Auxilliary Nurse


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Claire Bake BSc Physics, MA HRM

Human Resources Manager

Claire started working at Wilson Veterinary Group in July 2006. Having previously worked for WM Morrison Supermarkets for 9 years, Claire graduated from Sheffield University in 2002 in Physics. Knowing that Physics was not the career for her, Claire completed Morrisons Graduate Trainee Scheme specialising in Personnel.

Claire has recently completed an MA in Human Resource Management at Teeside University and is working towards Chartered Membership of the CIPD.

Claire and Neil have a pet dog Nina who is hyperactive and occasionally naughty.

Outside of work Claire is very active in the Scout Association, she is a Beaver Scout Leader for her local group and holds District, Country and National Roles as well.


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Karen Jolly

Practice Administrator

Karen has been working at the surgery since 1998 and started off as a receptionist, gradually taken on different accounting roles to her current position. You will still see Karen assisting the Reception and answering any queries when necessary. Working in a Veterinary Surgery is very varied and no two days are ever the same.


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Jill Gale

Administration Assistant


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Helen Stewart

Administration Assistant

Helen started working at Wilson Vets in February 2007 as a receptionist.

After a couple of years of working as a receptionist, Helen is now an Administration Assistant and deals with pet insurance claims, reminders and many other admin duties.

Helen lives in Witton – Le – Wear with her husband Michael and 6 cats, yes that's 6..!

One day Helen is hoping to have enough money and open up her own animal sanctuary.

Although the admin role tends to be based upstairs away from the veterinary life you can sometimes see Helen wandering around saying hi to the pets and their owners.


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Nicola Scorer

Head Groomer

Nicola has just completed a City and Guilds Diploma in Dog Grooming and has also gained a NVQ level 2 and 3 in animal care.

Nicola works in grooming along side Laura


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Natalie Holiday

Groomer


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Robyn McGuire

Head Receptionist

Robyn joined the practice in September 2008 after running a successful country pub for four years, which she really enjoyed. Originally from South Africa she moved to the UK in 2003 and worked in Surrey for a year before relocating up North.

Robyn really enjoys working at Wilson's and is proud to belong to the dedicated team. After years of working at the Bishop Auckland and Spennymoor branches she has recently moved into the role of Head Receptionist at Bishop Auckland.

Robyn has recently completed NVQ's in Customer Service and Business Administration and is currently pursuing further training in customer relations. In her spare time she enjoys reading and playing squash.


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Jane Bainbridge

Receptionist

Jane has worked at Wilson Veterinary Group since 2002. Jane has three cats which were adopted by Jane after they were abandoned at the practice. Jane loves working in this very busy practice, not one day is the same. Jane particularly enjoys holding and cuddling all of the puppies and kittens. Jane has recently completed an NVQ Level 2 in Customer Service.


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Gillian Bloomfield

Receptionist

Gillian has been at Wilson Veterinary Group since July 2006 working as part of the Reception Team, her duties include making appointments for customers and advising them on basic care and needs of their animals. Gillian loves learning new things every day and still enjoys all the new experiences that this entails. Gillian works between both practices and gets to see and interact with the full range of staff and clients.

What interests Gillian most about this job, is that she has always shown an interest in the welfare of animals. Gillian lives in Bishop Auckland and shares her house with a mini-dachshund, Eric.


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Matthew Booth

Receptionist


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Hannah Cooke

Receptionist


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Anna Drysdale

Receptionist

Anna has worked with us since July 2014, she has a National Diploma in Animal Care from Houghall College. She has 3 chickens (Merida, Poppy, Pearl) whom she spoils on a regular basis & is always happy to talk about them. In her spare time Anna is a dancer/singer, she does ballet, pointe ballet, tap dancing & jazz dancing- A long term hobby of hers that she hopes to continue on with until she is old & grey!


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Mandy Holt

Receptionist

Hello, my name is Mandy and I have worked as a receptionist at the Newton Aycliffe branch since 2006. Working at Wilson Veterinary Group is enjoyable for me as I love getting to know clients and their pets. When I'm not at work I travel around the North East taking my Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers to Agility and Breed Shows.


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Suzanne Iddon

Receptionist


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Jan Johnson

Receptionist


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Gill Moss

Receptionist


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Denise Sutton

Receptionist

Denise joined the team at Wilson Veterinary Group as a part-time receptionist in July 2011 after spending the last twenty years working in optics as an optical assistant. Denise lives on a Farm near Firtree, she has a Labradoodle Paddy, who along with looking after her grandchildren, keeps her fit and active.


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Victoria Thomson

Receptionist

I joined the practice in April 2013 and have never been happier in a job. My background working career mainly comprises of reception work although i did work alongside the police for a few years as a warden.

I have always owned Airedale Terriers. My Current pet "Ozzy" is my best friend and wingman although he does live up to his namesake and can be very boisterous. The parts of the job i enjoy most are the interaction with clients and working as part of a close knit team with a group of great people.


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Steve Edwards

Receptionist