Hannah graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2012 and has recently joined the Southfields team as one of the vets. Hannah does however have a long history with the practice as she worked alongside Claire as a student sicne has was 13 years old! Hannah has just moved back to the area with her husband Marcus to be closer to home, having lived and worked in the Peak District for the last 5 years.
In her spare time, Hannah enjoys walking her two dogs; Peanut the Border Collie and Betty the Shih Tzu cross (an unlikely pairing, but best of friends non the less!) She also has Tom the cat, Woodie the Horse and Leonard the Hamster! She also enjoys baking and is a member of a local pop choir and has recently just got married!
Lizzie Howitt BVSc Cert AVP MRCVS
Some of our clients might remember Lizzie as she worked with us for 6 months after graduating from Liverpool University in 2010. Lizzie moved back to the area and re-joined the practice.
With a strong interest in Dermatology, she recently completed a postgraduate certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice to further her knowledge. When she's not looking at parasites down the microscope, she also enjoys surgery and medicine cases.
Lizzie has two cats; Archie and Bertie. She enjoys cooking and going for walks but at the moment most of her spare time is focused on her new baby that is due in September!
Tasha Foster RVN, C-SQP, ISFM DipFN
Tasha joined the practice in 2014 as a student nurse and qualified in 2017. Tasha has a special interest in feline medicine and is currently undertaking a further qualification in this area.
She has 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels called Penny and Bailey and 2 naughty cats called Anakin and Logan.
She is always at the cinema and gives us her latest reviews!
Jade Edwards RVN
Jade joined Southfields in September 2010 and completed her Veterinary Nursing Degree at Myerscough College in 2013. She is also a qualified PHC (Pet health counsellor) so can give you plenty of advice on weight and nutrition.
Jade recently got married and their beautiful baby girl, Harriett, was born in 2017. Whilst not in work she enjoys walking her 2 dogs, Rosie, a bouncy Springer and Ella, a mischievous Sprocker, she also has a handsome Chameleon called Pascal!
Paula Gallimore RVN
Paula is our Head Nurse and has been with us since Southfields opened in 2006! She brings a wealth of experience to the practice as she has been qualified for 26 years.
Paula is an avid Manchester United fan and has a son called Ronnie, who keeps her busy with football training and watching all the matches. She has a cat called Scooby, a Corn snake called Flash and a guinea pig called Henry.
Amy is our Apprentice Veterinary Nurse; she joined the practice in March 2017 and started her training at Myerscough college in September 2017 and will hopefully qualify by the end of 2019.
She has recently moved into her first house with her boyfriend Damon and is slowly learning the realities of adulthood. She enjoys horse riding, looking after her goldfish and going for long country walks with her miniature Schnauzer, Ted. Amy is also a very talented knitter and is also showing us her latest creation.
Carol Nicholls Decorator, Miss fixit, first aid trainer!
Carol is the first person you will usually meet welcoming you to our practice. She is our unflappable receptionist and Health & Safety guru who also runs First aid training courses for staff and other veterinary practices.
Before starting with us in 2006, Carol served for 15 years as a manager in the pharmaceutical industry, followed by 5 years as a childminder and First aid trainer whilst bringing up her 3 children.
Mandy joined the team in September 2018 after a career break bringing up her now 4 year old daughter, Isabella.
Mandy has a Staffie cross called Sasha and a Arabian horse, Ali.
In her spare time Mandy enjoys competing at advanced level endurance competitions all over the country with Ali, spending time with her family and socialising with friends.
Max is one of our receptionists and has worked in the veterinary industry for a very long time! She has previously worked as a Veterinary Nursing Assistant in a practice for 27 years and joined the Southfields team in 2013.
Outside of work Max enjoys watching sports, especially Manchester United. Her great love is motorbikes; her and her husband Steve visit the Isle of Man to watch the TT racing every year.
Maxine has 2 friendly female corn snakes called Slither and Slide.
Jex has been working at Southfields since September 2016 as a work experience student. He started at Myerscough college in September 2018 on a Veterinary nurse course.
When he is not in practice, Jex likes to spend time with his two rabbits, Timmy and Simba. Also, he likes to build experience with other animals and works at an exotic animal education centre where he handles and trains a range of animals. These include birds of prey, continental giant rabbits, ferrets, tarantulas, chameleons and snakes.