Holmes Chapel
01477 544554

Our Holmes Chapel team

We never forget that your pet is a much-loved member of the family. We all do our day jobs because we love animals – we have lost count of how many we all have, but between us we have an interesting selection of all creatures great and small. Meet the team!

  • Edward Davies, Veterinary Surgeon

    Edward established Cheshire Pet Holmes Chapel in 1998. He is still an integral part of the practice and prides himself on creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. He graduated from Bristol Veterinary College and worked in various veterinary fields until deciding he would like to run his own practice.

    Edward is one of only a small number of vets in the UK qualified in Laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) which allows various operations to be conducted with minimal invasion for the animal.

    He has working English Springer Spaniels, Archie and Tilly, as well as three cats. Three teenage daughters are also added to the mix. He enjoys cycling and running, a highlight was running the London Marathon in 2017. Another passion is skiing and he is an active Leader for the Ski Club of Great Britain, as well as enjoying ski touring on projects such as the infamous Haute Route.

  • Liz Bowett, Veterinary Surgeon

    Liz had wanted to be a vet from an early age, inspired by watching ‘Vets in Practice’ on the television. She graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2007 and has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and ultrasound. She is studying for her Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice.

    She originally worked in Stoke specialising in small animals, however, she admits to having an aversion to spiders and she is always keen to hand them over to her colleague Sara.

    Liz is from Nantwich and enjoys horse riding. Her passion is for dressage and she rides Bondo, a 16 year old Spanish grey gelding. Any other spare time is spent outdoors, running, climbing mountains and keeping fit. She also has a delightful rescue Lurcher called Penny.

  • Christian Sadler, Veterinary Surgeon

    Christian, who lives in Altrincham joins the Cheshire Pet team as a Veterinary Surgeon. Whilst studying at Nottingham University, Christian worked at Cheshire Pet on numerous occasions, gaining valuable hands on experience. After qualifying in 2016 Christian returned to Cheshire Pet full time.

    Christian has a particular interest in orthopaedics and digital imaging.

    Christian has a cat called Herby and a Labrador puppy named Mango. In his spare time he enjoys playing football, hiking and bouldering.

  • Emily Hardacre, Veterinary Surgeon

    Emily qualified in 2003 and holds the RCVS Certificate in Zoological Medicine which reflects her experience when dealing with avian and exotic pets and wildlife. Since qualifying she has worked at Stapeley Grange RSPCA wildlife hospital and has shown a particular interest in psittacine medicine. When she’s not at work she enjoys walking her dog Ted, travelling and oil painting.

  • Jane Hammersley, Head Veterinary Nurse

    Jane, our Head Nurse qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1992 and had previously worked at an orthopaedic and trauma referral practice in Nottingham, and as Head Nurse in Newcastle-under-Lyme. She has been with us since Day 1!  She has a rescue dog Dora.

  • Simonne Jones, Veterinary Nurse

    Simonne, loves working with animals but she is also a real people person and is fantastic in helping and supporting owners with their pets. She joined Cheshire Pet because she admires what we do here, but she also would like to further her knowledge in the specialist areas of laparoscopy, hydrotherapy and exotics. Like all the team, she has a bit of a menagerie of her own, 3 cats, all rescues from the Cat Protection Society (and would have more) plus 2 Leopard Geckos. When she isn’t looking after animals, you might hear her singing, as she is a bit of a karaoke queen.

  • Kathryn Vincent, Veterinary Nurse

    Kathryn is an experienced Veterinary Nurse having qualified in 2002. She specialises, and is qualified in nursing exotic species. 

    Kathryn joined the team at Cheshire Pet in Oct 2011 having worked at the RSPCA wildlife centre in Nantwich tending seals, bearded dragons, macaws, birds and swans.

    She also tends her own menagerie at home comprising of two rescue dogs, Moss and Minny, two rabbits, Nibbler and Boffin and a tortoise called Mr T.

  • Fiona Tarry, Practice Administrator

    Fiona joined us as veterinary nurse back in 2001. Having worked for 12 years in a Berkshire Veterinary Hospital as nurse then Practice Manager, she relocated back home to Cheshire. Having had 2 children since her return – Matthew and Joe – she is our Practice Administrator. She has the most delightful rescue Lurcher called Dukie who often joins her at work.

  • Jessica Crump, Veterinary Nurse

    Jess joined Cheshire Pet in March 2005, Originally from Timperley she now lives with her husband Paul in Northwich. She has also worked in a large referral hospital but enjoys the close client contact of Cheshire Pet. Jess has her Certificate in Exotic Pet nursing, so works closely with our exotic team.  She has a cat Bruce, a very lively and exuberant Labrador cross Spaniel called Rosco and 2 tropical fish tanks with too many fish to name!

  • Liz Gorman, Veterinary Nurse

    Liz, who has a BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from Chester University, has been working with us since October 2011. But her association with Cheshire Pet started back in 2003 when she first came to work at the practice as a Saturday girl.

    Liz wanted to work with animals from an early age and was encouraged by her parents to care properly for the animals that they had at home. She lives in Sandbach with her husband Rob and two cats, Jules who she rescued from the surgery and Beatrix.

    Liz loves cats and is fascinated by their behaviour. She is our official practice Cat Advocate and is currently studying for her certificate in feline nursing. She offers a variety of different feline clinics at Holmes Chapel and appointments are now available – please contact her for more details on 01477 544554.


  • Faye Douglas, Veterinary Nursing Assistant

    Faye, who lives in Nantwich has always had an affinity with animals and from an early age knew she wanted to work with them. After completing a degree in photography in 2013, Faye decided to have a change of career and has recently joined us to help support the nursing team.

    Faye has two cats, Marie and Luna a rescue cat, who she adopted after she was found abandoned and brought into Cheshire Pet. In her spare time Faye loves cooking and cross-stitch.

  • Karen Mangiaracina, Receptionist

    Karen joined Cheshire Pet in October 2009 after working as a veterinary receptionist for 2 years in Staffordshire. She has been married to her Italian husband Cosimo for 10 years and has two children Eva and Giorgio. They have 3 cats, Basil (15), Bubble (14) and Picasso (13) and a three year old Springer spaniel called Luna. Luna occasionally comes to work and sleeps under the reception desk. Hobbies include reading and walking Luna.

  • Rosena Pochin, Receptionist

    Rosena has lived in Holmes Chapel for 20 years and had been a client of Cheshire Pet since 2001 before coming to join our team. However, you might be forgiven if you detect a slight North of the borders accent as she originally hails from Scotland.

    Having previously owned a dress agency in Holmes Chapel and worked in recruitment for 5 years and estate agency for 7 years, Rosena says that working at Cheshire Pet is the most rewarding job ever.

    Rosena loves all animals and has a bouncy Border Terrier called Bruce.

  • Philippa Pike, Receptionist

    Philippa, who lives in Alsager, joins the Cheshire Pet team with a wealth of experience, having worked as a Veterinary Receptionist for the last two years.

    She loves animals, and has her own menagerie at home, which includes, 1 dog, 3 cats, 2 guinea pigs and a horse called Oliver Twist!

    Philippa is kept busy with her pets and family, including grandson, Alfie.

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