Medivet 24 Hour Thirsk

Skeldale Veterinary Centre

01845 522297

4.8 /5
270 reviews

York Road, Thirsk, YO7 3BT

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  • Your vet in Thirsk

    Find exceptional routine and emergency veterinary care in North Yorkshire at Medivet 24 Hour Thirsk. Not only do we provide a full range of services and facilities, but we deliver with passion, kindness, and the utmost respect for you and your pet. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

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Meet the team

Sarah Beckerlegge

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

Sarah Beckerlegge

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in 2010 after receiving a BSc in Animal Sciences from Rutgers University in America. I joined the Thirsk team in 2013 and became a practice partner in 2019. I love bonding with clients and their pets and am often found consulting. I'm passionate about first opinion and preventative medicine. At home, I have two young boys and three dogs, so whether at work or at home I'm always busy.

Nina Bertelsmann

Veterinary Surgeon

Nina Bertelsmann

Veterinary Surgeon

I joined the practice in 2020. I qualified from the University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover in 2016 and previously worked in the south before moving up north. I'm currently studying towards gaining my surgical certificate. The surgical techniques I will gain will mean we can offer our patients the best care available. I'm also passionate about feline veterinary medicine and am working towards becoming the clinic’s cat advocate.

Faye Robertson

Veterinary Surgeon

Faye Robertson

Veterinary Surgeon

I enjoy all aspects of veterinary life and providing exceptional care to all of our patients and clients. At home I have a spaniel puppy and enjoy walking and studying in my spare time.

Ilaria Vescarelli

Veterinary Surgeon

Ilaria Vescarelli

Veterinary Surgeon

I joined Medivet Thirsk in the summer of 2020, having qualified in Italy in 2017. In Italy I have a dog, Iago. In my spare time I enjoy cooking.

Lucy Woeginger

Veterinary Surgeon

Lucy Woeginger

Veterinary Surgeon

I joined the practice in 2021 after previously working in London and Devon. I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017 and although originally from the south I enjoy being in Yorkshire where I can pursue my interests of horse riding, painting, and dog walking in beautiful areas. I'm interested in medicine and am working towards gaining my Advanced Practitioner status in internal medicine, which means I'm undertaking further education which is both practical and theoretical in order to provide advanced medicine consultations to our patients.

Andreea Barbu

Veterinary Surgeon

Andreea Barbu

Veterinary Surgeon

I've been with Medivet since 2018 in a mobile position but recently became permanent at Thirsk. I'm originally from Romania but moved to the UK after graduating. I'm particularly interested in medicine and diagnostic imaging. I also love cats.

Bronia Perks

Veterinary Surgeon

Bronia Perks

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from University of Liverpool in July 2020. I moved from my hometown in Shropshire to Yorkshire. I love all aspects of veterinary medicine but have a special interest in small animal surgery At home I have two dogs, a loveable old border terrier called Nancy who I've had since primary school. I also have a new spaniel puppy called Wispa who is a lot more lively. I hope to add a cat to the family soon. In my spare time I love taking my dogs for walks, I also enjoy horse riding and spending time at home baking.

Rachael Watson

Head Veterinary Nurse

Rachael Watson

Head Veterinary Nurse

I completed my work experience and nursing training while at Skeldale, qualifying in 2015. In my spare time I love countryside pursuits including training my horses and working my numerous dogs.

Zoe Laycock

Veterinary Nurse

Zoe Laycock

Veterinary Nurse

I started training to become a veterinary nurse at Askham Bryan College in 2014 and passed my veterinary nursing exams in 2016. I enjoy running nurse clinics including my favourite, Confidence Classes. When I'm not at Skeldale, I enjoy running and am currently training for marathons. At home I have lots of animals, two bull terriers called Baz and Eddie, a mini pinscher called Alice, a shire horse called Annie and a retired racehorse called Stanley, as well as several hens and ducks which I've hand reared from Skeldale.

Shona Eckersley

Veterinary Nurse

Shona Eckersley

Veterinary Nurse

I qualified in 2017 and joined the team in 2019 after working in Stockton. I love looking after patients, either in theatre, on wards, or in nurse clinics. I especially love nursing pets to feel better, watching their personalities return and bonding with them. At home I have a rescue cavalier king charles spaniel called Oscar, who is quirky but very loveable. I'm also a keen gardener and like walking Oscar all over the countryside.

Nicky Daly

Veterinary Nurse

Nicky Daly

Veterinary Nurse

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Daisy Dix

Veterinary Nurse

Daisy Dix

Veterinary Nurse

I joined the practice in 2019, first working as a student at our Oak Beck branch and then moving permanently to Thirsk. I qualified in January 2021. I'm passionate about feline medicine and am spearheading our International Society of Feline Medicine accreditation with Vet Nina. Together we're working to provide cats in our care the best treatment and environment possible. I'm also interested in pursuing further studies, and am currently deciding what to study next.

Cassie Johnson

Veterinary Nurse

Cassie Johnson

Veterinary Nurse

I joined the practice in 2020. I qualified from Askham Bryan College in 2018 with a degree in Veterinary Nursing. I then completed my qualification in Emergency and Critical Care in 2021. In my spare time, I'm often found walking in the countryside with Nyla, my cockerway and baking.

Lucy Dyer

Night Veterinary Nurse

Lucy Dyer

Night Veterinary Nurse

I joined the practice in July 2020 as a day nurse. I'm a country girl and love the Yorkshire dales and traditional countryside sports. At home I have a dog and horses which I show.

Natalie Saunders

Night Veterinary Nurse

Natalie Saunders

Night Veterinary Nurse

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Megan Stephenson

Student Veterinary Nurse

Megan Stephenson

Student Veterinary Nurse

I joined the practice in 2016 for work experience, and have progressed to becoming a student nurse. At home I have a horse and three dogs. I'm passionate about patient care.

Rebecca Firenyi

Student Veterinary Nurse

Rebecca Firenyi

Student Veterinary Nurse

I started working at the practice in 2019 as a Patient Care Assistant and then became a Student Veterinary Nurse. Having grown up on a farm, I was keen to work with animals and veterinary nursing has always been a job I wanted to pursue. I thoroughly enjoy the practical aspects of the job and I have a growing interest in laboratory work as I find it fascinating what can be seen under the microscope. At home I have an elderly dog called Swift, who is an unusual cross - jack Russel and border collie. She loves being outside and going on walks. I also have a lovely rescue rabbit who is very affectionate. When I have spare time, I like to go for walks and explore the countryside with my friends.

Rachel Pinder

Student Veterinary Nurse

Rachel Pinder

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Fiona Cooke

Student Veterinary Nurse

Fiona Cooke

Student Veterinary Nurse

I've been with Medivet since 2019 and have a background in farming, teaching and animal handling. I'm looking forward to starting nursing training. I'm passionate about animal care as well as travelling and farming.

Sandra Hogan

Client Care Assistant

Sandra Hogan

Client Care Assistant

I've been with the practice since March 2017. I have a small holding with sheep, geese and lots of other animals. I'm dedicated to my role at the practice and enjoy being part of the community. I also care for four dogs and a love spending time with my grandchildren.

Sam Stephenson

Client Care Assistant

Sam Stephenson

Client Care Assistant

I joined the practice in April 2017. I'm also a part time hairdresser. When not at work I enjoy horseriding with my daughter Megan who also works at the practice.

Marion Baldini

Client Care Assistant

Marion Baldini

Client Care Assistant

I've been with the practice for 40 years meaning I have lots of experience working in the veterinary industry and with the pets and clients of Thirsk. At home I have a horse called Ollie and springer spaniels.

Deborah Kershaw

Client Care Assistant

Deborah Kershaw

Client Care Assistant

I joined the practice in 2019 and enjoy all aspects of client care. I take care of much of the administration and insurance claims at the practice. I love birds and have a parrot and rescue jackdaw, as well as a rescue dog Misty.

Serena Geraghty

Client Care Assistant

Serena Geraghty

Client Care Assistant

I joined the practice in January 2020. I'm passionate about client and animal care and love spending time with our patients, especially kittens. At home I have two dogs which I love, Max and Delilah.

Reviews

4.8 /5
270 reviews
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Google
5.0/5
Jun 9, 2021
Google Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
Absolutely amazing care of my dog who had an overnight stay recovering from an operation. Forever greatful
Google
5.0/5
May 24, 2021
Google Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
Very friendly & professional Thank you
Facebook
5.0/5
May 18, 2021
Facebook Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
I am so grateful for the whole team at Skeldale who saved our cat, who we think had been hit by a car and broken both his hips. We thought we wouldnt see him again when we handed him over on the Wednesday but they didn't give up on him, lots of TLC and an op and he is now back home with us, he has a long way to go but is a tough kittie. The vets and the nurses have been just wonderful, kept us updated throughout the days, informed us when they were very worried about him and were honest and open from the start. I really felt the whole team were routing for him and I can't thank them enough for their hard work and saving our lovely cat Jari. When I call up, the reception staff ask about him it really has felt very personalised care for him. Thank you so much Skeldale, you have been amazing.
Google
5.0/5
May 17, 2021
Google Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
We called the surgery on a Sunday afternoon after being on a walk with our little dog who had a Tick attached to his underneath, the staff member was ever so helpful and invited us to attend immediately staying on the phone for a good length of time given us step by step directions on how to get there, we were met at the entrance and our little dog was treated immediately with no fuss at all, the care and attention was unbelievable given that we were not a registered patient we are extremely grateful for all the care and understanding we have never experienced such a professional, warm welcoming and friendly veterinary practice in all our lives, just wish we lived near Thirsk, we would highly recommend this practice to anyone. Thank you so much.
VetHelpDirect
5.0/5
Apr 23, 2021
VetHelpDirect Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
The team at Skeldale are always amazing and particularly at the moment taking the time to offer confidence sessions with me because I was a big scardy dog about going into the vets. Zoe & Sandra are my BFFs but everyone has been brilliant with me and i am sure that i have started to turn a corner. Thank you so much for the time and effort everyone has put into me. Always professional and always friendly
Google
5.0/5
Apr 17, 2021
Google Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
During a worrying time and transfer from another practice, a warm welcome was received with a lovely calm and full run through of what was happening and next steps. I really felt that my dog was in the best hands and would feel cared for during her treatment and stay. Thank you all so much
Google
5.0/5
Apr 13, 2021
Google Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
The Staff and Vets are always very polite and helpful and explain everything in detail.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 13, 2021
Google Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
Staff have been extremely knowledgeable, helpful and prompt with everything.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 12, 2021
Google Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
Thoroughly impressive- Millie will be back. Thank you.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 5, 2021
Google Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
From ringing up and the practice to see us was within half an hour .very obliging staff Thanks very much
Google
5.0/5
Mar 30, 2021
Google Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
Excellent vet. Very thorough & caring.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 24, 2021
Google Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
Because the lady on the phone was very friendly and helpful. She fit me in within an hour of calling! The vet was very friendly too. Thank you for such an excellent service.