OUR VETERINARY SURGEONS
ALLISON GLEADHILL MA VetMB Cert SAD Cert SAM PHD MRCVS (Cambridge 1986)
Allison has been working at Crab Lane since 1996. Her first job was as House Physician at Bristol Vet School. She has RCVS Certificates in Small Animal Medicine and Dermatology and a PHD in renal function from the University of London. Allison sees some referral medicine and dermatology cases but enjoys the long term follow up that is present in seeing long standing local patients. Having lived with two 20 year old cats Allison has a particular interest in geriatric cats.
In March 2015 Allison was awarded RCVS Advanced Practitioner Status in recognition of her post graduate qualifications and CPD attainment.
RUTH ALCOCK BVetMed MRCVS (London 2002)
Ruth has been at Crab Lane since 2006.
Ruth enjoys looking after the pet population of Harrogate and has worked closely with Frances Harcourt-Brown to become very knowledgeable about rabbits in particular.
Ruth is currentlyon maternity leave; we hope to see her back in 2017.
HEATHER EASTHAM PGCertSAS BVMS MRCVS (Glasgow 2006)
Heather has been working at Crab Lane since March 2012. She has a keen interest in surgery and in December 2014 she was awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery - a qualification that she gained with a distinction!
The practice is very well equipped for surgery particularly orthopaedics as this was a major interest of Nigel Harcourt-Brown. Heather has both the equipment and expertise to tackle complex fracture repairs and regularly performs the TPLO procedure for cruciate repair,
ROSIE CASCONE BVetMed MRCVS (London 2005)
Rosie started working for us in the summer of 2015 when Ruth went on maternity leave. As they both have small children and also she likes working for us she has stayed, working 3 days during the week (Monday, Thursday, Friday) and participating in the weekend rota.She has worked in a specialised out of hours emergency clinic and is working towards a postgraduate certificate. She also enjoys dental work.
All the veterinary surgeons are members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. As a partcipant in the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme we have to commit to a minimum of 35 hours CPD per anum to keep our knowledge upto date. We generally exceed this minimum ammount.
We are assisted by receptionists, experienced and qualified Veterinary Nurses and Animal Care Assistants to enable us to take good care of your pet.