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 Meet Our Staff

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Our Veterinary Surgeons......

Jonathan Mills

Jonathan Mills

BVM&S MRCVS

Jonathan is a native of Yorkshire, he graduated from Edinburgh University in 1993 and joined the practice in August of that year. He is still here. Jonathan has particular interests in the technical aspects of the work (cardiology, radiology, ultrasonography, etc). His enjoyment of the Yorkshire countryside also maintains his enthusiasm for equine and farm work regardless of the weather. He's a very keen skier and when skiing isn't an option, will make do with a bit of mountain biking instead.

Graham Barlow

Graham Barlow

BVetMed Cert CHP MRCVS

Graham was born in Manchester but brought up from the age of six in North Yorkshire in Pannal. He spent a lot of time on a friend’s farm at Dacre in Nidderdale while he was at primary school and this began his interest in farming. He trained at The Royal Veterinary College in London and worked in mixed practice in Wiltshire and West Sussex before returning home and becoming a partner at Forest House in 2001. He holds The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon’s Certificate in Cattle Health and Production. There are only about eighty vets in the country with this qualification. He enjoys all aspects of mixed practice and lives with Anna, and 4 children in Nidderdale. They have two ponies, two Jack Russells, a rabbit and chickens. He can occasionally be seen supporting Olivia at pony club events.

Steven Gibbs

Steven Gibbs

BVSc MRCVS

Steven qualified from Bristol University in 2017 and spent his first year in a mixed practice in Worcester. He enjoys all aspects of mixed practice, particularly surgical cases. Outside of work he might be spotted walking or running (albeit slowly).

Samuel Plummer

Samuel Plummer

BA VetMB MRCVS

Sam qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2019 and joined the practice shortly after in December 2019. Being born and raised in Bedfordshire, Sam moved to Yorkshire in search of a truly mixed veterinary practice position, and less flat topography. Sam is a competitive kayaker and also enjoys cycling, climbing and snowboarding.


Our Nursing Staff......

Genna Prothero

Genna Prothero

Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

Genna qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2017. Genna enjoys all aspects of nursing, but has a particular interest in surgical nursing and anaesthesia. She lives near Pateley Bridge with her boyfriend and seven dogs!

Out of work, Genna enjoys spending time with her two horses, training and working her dogs and clay shooting.

Julia Atkinson

Julia Atkinson

Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

Julia qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2002 and joined us at Forest House in July 2016. Julia has a keen interest in surgery and particularly enjoys interacting with our clients and patients. Julia lives in Harrogate with her husband and two cats; a mainecoon called Hubble and a small DSH called Jamie. During her spare time, Julia enjoys sewing, creating art, gardening at home and tending to her beloved vegetables at the allotment.

Nurse

Kristen Wynter

Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

Kristen joined us in June 2017 and has been living in Yorkshire for 10 years, originally hailing from Gloucestershire. She qualified as an RVN in 2010 after working with large and small animals in Australia, and working as a locum all over England.
She has a cat called Gandalf and enjoys learning about cat behavior issues in particular. In her spare time she enjoys both reading and walks with family and friends.

Nurse

Catherine Perry

Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

Catherine joined the team in June 2017. Catherine has been qualified for over 12 years. Catherine's main interests are surgery and anaesthesia, including post operative care. Catherine is married with 2 young children and enjoys spending her spare time in the great outdoors with her family. Catherine also enjoys reading and socialising with friends.

Lianne MacDonald

Lianne MacDonald

Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

Lianne qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2008 and has been with us since 2010. She has a keen interest in weight management, rabbits and physiotherapy. Lianne is now mostly a full-time mum but still helps us out by covering occasional nursing shifts


Our Reception & Office Staff......

Stephanie Bull

Stephanie Bull

Practice Manager

Stephanie joined the practice in 2016. Stephanie previously worked within the veterinary pharmaceutical industry and has also lectured in Animal Science at a local college. Stephanie is responsible for managing the practice accounts and the day to day running of the office and surgery. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her young son George.

Elizabeth Parker

Elizabeth Parker

Receptionist

Elizabeth joined Forest House as a part time receptionist in February 2017. She lives in Burton Leonard where she enjoys walking her springer spaniel, Poppy. Born a farmers daughter at Skelton-on-Ure near Ripon, she and her husband are involved with the running of Knaresborough Young Farmers Club and the Knaresborough Annual Tractor Run which raises funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Maria Scullion

Maria Scullion

Receptionist

Maria joined the practice in 2015 whilst still at school and worked part time with us during her time at university studying Animal Science. In her spare time she enjoys singing and walking as well as volunteering for a local hedgehog rescue.

Ruth Warren

Ruth Warren

Receptionist

Ruth has worked at the practice since 2006 as a receptionist. She spends a lot of her time meeting the clients and ensuring that all surgeries run smoothly. She also deals with a variety of enquiries both at the front desk and over the telephone. Ruth is a very enthusiastic distance runner and a few years ago took the trophy for first lady in the tough Great Langdale Marathon. She is very well known in the Tockwith area and can often be seen out and about with her young dalmatian Marnie.

Sandra Rolph

Sandra Rolph

Receptionist

Sandra has been with us since November 1996! She was part of the nursing team at Park Place when the practice was formerly known as Lloyd & Holden. She enjoys spending her spare time with her four grandchildren, socialising with friends and walking her two crazy labs, Rosie and Harvey!

Bethany Bowman

Bethany Bowman

Part-Time Receptionist
Anna Stokoe

Anna Stokoe

Part-Time Receptionist

Anna is a part time receptionist joining the Forest House team after a career in banking. She really enjoys spending time socialising with friends, reading, travelling and walking her Scottie x Westie Maisie.