Medivet 24 Hour Thirsk

Skeldale Veterinary Centre

01845 522297

4.7 /5
283 reviews

Lumley Close, Thirsk, YO7 3TD

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Open 24 hours, 365 days a year

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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.

Amanda Waibel

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

Zoe Laycock

Head Veterinary Nurse

Zoe Laycock

Head 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.

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.

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

4.7 /5
283 reviews
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5.0/5
Nov 26, 2021
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We have been going to Skeldale in Thirsk for 41 years. Even though it is now a Medivet practice it still retains the old Skeldale values. The reception staff are really friendly and my vet, Sarah Beckerlegge, is very knowledgeable, kind and patient and has a genuine love of animals. We also have the peace of mind to know Skeldale offer a 24 hour service.
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5.0/5
Nov 26, 2021
Facebook Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
After recently discovering my boy has ivdd in his back I cannot thank skeldale enough for the support and going out of their way to try and make him comfortable and also so considerate of my feelings knowing he is my baby. I always feel welcome coming in the reception staff are amazing I have dealt with a few other vets at the surgery which I have found helpful and caring but MY vet Sarah beckerlegge who I have been going to for years who has looked after a lot of my dogs has my biggest thanks for being a great vet who I trust immensely and for always being caring and sympathetic to my feelings as well as great with my dogs. Thanks to all of you .
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5.0/5
Nov 15, 2021
Google Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
This is the place to go. Id rather travel to go here their care is amazing.
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5.0/5
Oct 29, 2021
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Great team of vets at Skeldale who have always looked after our dogs well and continued to do so. Caring and gentle with our pup and more than happy to spend time reassuring him before treating him. Also, very good with our older dog who has had more vet visits than I care to mention due to her happy-go-lucky attitude to life (clumsy!). She is nervous but is always handled gently, respecting her temperament. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend the team at Skeldale.
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5.0/5
Oct 15, 2021
Google Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
Both Ripon and Thirsk have been very professional but at the same time, very caring and Kind. Well done.
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5.0/5
Sep 28, 2021
Google Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
Excellent care at both routine visits and an emergency visit following my pup's accident. The consideration shown to myself and my granddaughter at this distressing visit was exceptional.
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5.0/5
Sep 28, 2021
Google Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
Я смотрю вас по телевизору вы лучшие и молодцы👍
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5.0/5
Sep 23, 2021
Google Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
All the staff that dealt with my cat were kind and caring towards her both at her operation and the following check ups.
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5.0/5
Sep 6, 2021
Google Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
Everyone cared about Drift my dog aswell as us the owners
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5.0/5
Jul 22, 2021
Google Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
very good treatment for our dog charlie ,they saved his life a couple of years ago when he had heat stroke ,and we hadnt realised. Excellent treatment at any and every visit. 100% Brilliant
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5.0/5
Jul 15, 2021
Facebook Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
took good care with jasper. my Yorkie as pancreatitis. spent the night with you last night. he's home and settled now. seemed like they really did care about the animals. they listened to my experience of the disease and my knowledge of yorkies. so were able to get a good care plan going for him. there is one medication he came home with which I will not give him. but I'm sure I can find a holistic medication for him. so if you have any suggestions please let me know.
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5.0/5
Jun 22, 2021
Facebook Skeldale Veterinary Centre Verified User
always great with my pets and explain in plain english,very happy