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Meet The Team

Our friendly team of vets, nurses and support staff is dedicated to the care of your pets. We treat every pet as if they were our own.

Please click on any of the names below to find out more about our staff team.

Veterinary Surgeons

Fintan Farrelly MVB MRCVS

Practice Partner

Fintan FarrellyFintan qualified from University College Dublin in 1996 and after working in mixed practice in Ireland moved to England in 1997 to concentrate solely on small animal practice. Fintan joined the Lodge Veterinary Centre in 1998 and became a practice partner in 2001.

Fintan enjoys all aspects of small animal first opinion practice and is currently working towards a Certificate in Veterinary Dentistry.  He has also completed the Veterinary Graduate Development Programme to support new graduates in the Practice. When he’s not working or looking after his 2 children Connor and Grace, Fintan enjoys playing golf or walking his dogs.

Catherine Morgan BVSc MRCVS

Practice Partner

Catherine MorganCatherine qualified from Bristol Veterinary School in 1996 and has worked in the West Midlands area since 1997. Since joining the practice in October 2006 Catherine has taken a keen interest in Mentoring younger staff and Soft Tissue Surgery. Catherine is currently completing the Veterinary Graduate Development Programme to support new graduates in the Practice.  When Catherine isn’t working she keeps busy looking after her three children and her various dogs and cats.  

Catherine became a Practice Partner in May 2011.

Zosia Spanczak BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Zosia SpanczakZosia joined the The Lodge Veterinary Centre in November 2016.  She graduated from London University in 1985 and has been in Veterinary Practice ever since.  Zosia is a very experienced Veterinary Surgeon who has spent a long time working in and around the West Midlands/Warwickshire areas and when she isn’t busy at the surgery she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and extended family and new puppy, Aero.

Lauren Davis BVSC, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Lauren MichaelLauren graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2017 and joined the Practice as a new graduate.  We have been excited to watch her veterinary career progress and she is an extremely able vet, who is equally skilled in both medical and surgical disciplines.  Lauren has particular interests in Medicine and Neurology.  She is a local girl, hailing from the West Midlands and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  Lauren has recently married her long term partner, Matt.  Shortly after joining the Practice, Lauren was adopted by a feisty kitten, named Kiwi, who rules the roost and has also recently acquired a Labrador puppy named Arnie

Kasia Krysinska MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Kasia graduated from the University of Wroclaw in Poland in 2021.  After a period of working in her homeland and an internship in Spain, Kasia moved to the UK in 2021 to further her post graduate experience.  Kasia joined The Lodge in August 2023 and we are very excited to assist her with developing her skills and knowledge as a Veterinary Surgeon.  Kasia has a keen interest in opthalmology and ultrasound imaging.  Kasia has family both locally and abroad and is fluent in Polish, English and Spanish.  She shares her homes with her two Shih Tzu’s Darcy and Vanilla, her Yorkshire Terrier Rico and her cat Zuzia.

Dominic Waller-Done BA, VetMB, PGCertSAM, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Dominic graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2008.   He hails from Northamptonshire and has an extensive family.  Following time in Practices all over the UK, Dominic completed his Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine and after working on the other side of Birmingham as lead Veterinary Surgeon/Clinical Director, joined The Lodge in November 2023.  Dominic is an experienced Vet with an interest in diagnostic and medical cases and we are very excited for him to join the team. Dominic recently married and shares his home with his husband Tim and precious whippet Phoebe.   

Veterinary Nurses

Stacey Hargreaves RVN

Head Nurse

Stacey BennettStacey joined us as a student nurse in 2008 but had to suspend her studies to go on maternity leave. Stacey returned to work on a part-time basis in 2009 in order to balance spending time with her new son and to resume her course. She passed her nursing exams in April 2014. Stacey returned to work on a part time basis following the birth of her second child.  She has recently increased her hours and has taken on the role of Head Nurse, becoming responsible for overseeing day to day activities, ordering of supplies and ensuring the smooth running of the Practice alongside the training of our nurses, as a Clinical Coach.  Stacey has a busy social life with her children and extended family and the family dog Oakley.

Vicky Cormell RVN

 

Vicky originally came to The Lodge as a work experience student for her Animal Care course, and was employed by us in 2012 as a kennel assistant. She became part of the nursing team and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2017.  Vicky has completed the Clinical Coach training, and alongside Stacey and Kelly, she is responsible for mentoring and training our student nurses to the national standards.  Vicky is charge of the Laboratory equipment in the Practice, including ordering of supplies and routine maintenance.  Vicky has a rescued dog called ‘Hendrix’ and has recently become engaged to her long term partner, Dan.

Kelly White RVN

Originally from Coventry, Kelly joined The Lodge in January 2015 as a Student Veterinary Nurse and achieved her RVN status in Summer 2018.  Kelly is a Clinical Coach and, alongside Stacey and Vicky, is responsible for supporting student nurses through their training.  Kelly has an interest in caring for wildlife, including hand rearing abandoned young animals.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors and has recently welcomed a new puppy, Mavis, into her family to terrorise the collection of cats she has rescued over the years.  Kelly is currently on Maternity Leave after welcoming the birth of her son. 

Emily Kelly RVN

Emily joined the Practice in February 2018 as a student nurse and commenced her training in September.  Emily has previously worked in a kennel environment and is confident dealing with dogs of all sizes.  Emily passed her Veterinary Nursing exams in the summer of 2022.  In her spare time, Emily spends time with her family and her pets, including her rescue kittens, Hugo, Jasper and Florence and Owen the Golden Retriever.  Emily has recently taken on additional training to become a Clinical Coach, supporting student nurses in their development.  And in her spare time, Emily plays Netball and has recently started competing in half and full marathons.  Emily has secured a place in the 2024 London Marathon, where she will be running to raise money for Dogs for Good. 

Kimberley Underhill RVN

Kimberley UnderhillKim joined the practice in 2003 as a Student Veterinary Nurse and achieved her nursing qualification in 2008. Kim took maternity leave in 2011, and returned to part time work in 2012 after the birth of her eldest son.  After working hard in the senior position of Head Nurse, Kim stepped back from the role on the arrival of her second child and now works on a part time administrative basis so she can spend time with her growing family.  Kim and her family were recently adopted by a stray kitten called Bobbie, who is making the most of her new home.  Kim has an amazing talent for baking and has created some delicious goodies, with which she raises funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Finlay Maddox RVN

Finlay joined the Practice as a RVN in February 2024.  She has worked in a variety of settings, including equine and small animal hospitals as well as spending time in South Africa.  Finlay has a particular interest in Medicine and Emergency Care and we are very happy to have her join our existing team.

Claire Evans RVN

Claire EvansClaire joined our practice in 2008 as a student veterinary nurse and passed her nursing exams in April 2014. Claire left full time employment with the Practice in June 2018, when we lost her to play with horses, but she still comes in to the Practice on a Locum basis.  In her spare time Claire greatly enjoys horse-riding and walking her rescue dog ‘Pippa’ as well as spending time with her extended family and friends.

Gillian Lewis

 Gill joined the practice as a veterinary nurse in 2001. As a long standing member of the Practice Team, Gill works part time in our Coleshill surgery and keeps it running smoothly.  She spends the rest of her time looking after her two children and her dogs Spider and Dexter.  Gill enjoys spending time outdoors and with her family, having exciting adventures.

Megan Memory SVN

Megan joined the Practice in May 2022 and started her journey as a Student Veterinary Nurse in April 2023.  Megan enjoys spending time with her family when she is not busy with work, but her priority at the moment is her studies.  Megan shares her home with a variety of cats and dogs and also enjoys keeping fit by participating in muddy runs and going to the gym.

Megan Parkinson SVN

Megan joined the Practice as a Student Veterinary Nurse in July 2022, having previously worked at a Practice in Northern Ireland for 8yrs.  Megan shares her home with her partner and a variety of dogs and ferrets.  A keen horsewoman and outdoor enthusiast, Megan has participated in muddy runs and charity races.  Megan commenced her college-based training in April 2023 and is coming to the end of her first year of studies.  In addition to studying to be a RVN, Megan also has a Masters Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare and will be the lead nurse in establishing and running puppy parties in the Practice

Hollie Hebblethwaite SVN

Hollie came to the Practice on placement from Warwickshire University as part of her degree course in Veterinary Nursing in October 2022.  After a year of placement, we were happy to offer Hollie a more permanent role in the Practice during her ongoing studies.  During her time at University, Hollie has enjoyed amazing trips to South Africa and Costa Rica where she has worked with animal welfare organisations.  She shares her home with her family and is a proud dog and horse mom.  Hollie has recently been gifted flying lessons and is also a keen photographer.

Kayleigh Madden VCA

Kayleigh came to the Practice on placement for her Animal Care Course from Solihull College in September 2022 and impressed the Partners so much with her work ethic and interest that she was offered a permanent role as a Veterinary Care Assistant in June 2023.. Kayleigh’s role is to help the nurses with their tasks, assisting with consultations and patient care, covering reception duties and hundreds of other tasks that take up her day.  Although she is currently taking a break from further education while she concentrates on driving lessons, Kayleigh hopes to continue her journey towards becoming a RVN when the opportunity arises.  In the meantime she enjoys spending her down time with her family and makes a lovely cupcake.

Support Staff

Jo Bradley RVN

Practice Manager
Jo first joined the practice as a Student Veterinary Nurse in 1988 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1990. By the time Jo left the practice in 2001 to move to the Cotswolds with her family she was our practice manager. The pull of Birmingham was too strong however and we were lucky enough for Jo to come back as our head nurse in August 2006.  Following the departure of Lisa Martin to a new and exciting role, Jo has returned to the role of Practice Manager, responsible for overseeing the day to day management of the practice, book-keeping, payroll, accounts and keeping the Practice up to date with current Health and Safety Legislation, RCVS Standards and Employment Law Regulations.  In her spare time, Jo enjoys exploring north of the border and is a keen reader and camper.

Louise Cartwright

Louise CartwrightLouise has been with us since 2004 and originally worked part-time doing evenings and weekends. She now looks after Reception Monday to Friday daytimes. Louise is usually the first port of call for most of our clients, and is a friendly, familiar face at even the most difficult of times.  She is a very experienced member of the team who seems able to juggle the multiple needs of the Reception desk with a skilled hand.  Louise enjoys spending time with her family and her diva of a cat, Margo.

Nic Gee

Nic is our longest serving member of staff, having qualified as a veterinary nurse and then returning to the practice as a part time receptionist, usually covering weekday evenings.  Nic has recently acquired a new puppy Mackenzie following the loss of her beloved golden Labrador Retriever Meg.  Nic is an avid camper and traveller and enjoys holidays with her children and grandchildren.  

Sarah Melody

Sarah MelodyWe welcomed Sarah back to working at The Lodge in 2015.  Sarah qualified as a VN and previously worked at The Lodge as a nurse. She joined our Reception team working on a part-time basis.  Sarah has had many different pets over the years and currently shares her home with two very posh cats called Dobby and Hamilton.  Dobby has been known to be an inpatient at the surgery due to his unfortunate habit of eating hair bobbles.  On one occasion, 14 were removed from his stomach! Sarah has been actively involved in working alongside therapy organisations and the Police Force as a puppy walker.  She was responsible for training Pammie (pictured), Yana, Marlin and Java on behalf of Dogs for Good as well as Yeats, a Springer Spaniel, who went on to become a working Police Dog.  Sarah has a creative skill set and often makes beautiful bespoke cards for Birthdays, Christmas and other special occasions.

Heather O’Hagan

 

Heather joined our practice in 1990 as a student veterinary nurse and qualified in 1994. Since then Heather has had various career breaks while she looked after her three children and  we welcomed her back to the practice to work part-time after the birth of her youngest child. Heather has undertaken various roles within the Practice, from Insurance Claims Handler, Clinical Coach, and Head Nurse but has recently chosen to take a step back from clinical work and is now part of our Reception Team at the Coleshill Branch Surgery.  Heather currently shares her home with her family, including Lillibet the Dandie Dinmont.  Heather is a keen baker in her down time and enjoys an active social life with her friends and family.

Anna Farrelly

 

Anna joined the Practice in June 2022 as an Administrative Assistant.  Hailing from the local area, and a teacher by profession, Anna is taking a break from education and works as a Receptionist at the Coleshill branch, as well as covering some of Jo’s day to day tasks.  Anna manages the Practice Care Plan and also assists with Health and Safety training and monitoring.  A mom to two teenagers and family pets Charlie and Freddie, Anna has her hands full juggling her many roles.

 

Steve Morgan

Steve MorganSteve joined the Practice in January 2017 as our Maintenance Man.  He is very adept at all kinds of DIY and is responsible for maintaining the Practice environment and updating the decor.  Steve is a busy husband and father and enjoys travelling with his family.

Caron Stewart

Caron joined the Practice in July 2022 as our previous Domestic Goddess relocated out of the area.  Caron is incredibly creative and makes beautiful gifts and goodies to treat the staff when they are having a busy day.  A busy and devoted wife, mom and grandma, Caron is a treasure.  Caron lives with her husband and their sweet Cocker Spaniel Myah.

Meet The Team

by | Apr 19, 2019

Services

We offer veterinary care for all small animals by appointment at our two surgeries.

Location

We have two  conveniently located surgeries one located in Hodge Hill and the other in Coleshill.

Special Offers

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Pet Care Plan

Find out about our fantastic  Pet Care Plan.  Budget monthly for your pet's regular healthcare needs.

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Hodge Hill Surgery

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday

9am – 6.00pm

Saturday

9.00am – 12.30pm

Sunday

CLOSED

Coleshill Surgery

Opening Hours

2024
Monday , Wednesday and Friday

9.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm-5pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays

9.30am-12.30pm

 

Bank Holiday Surgery Hours

Bank Holidays

Both surgeries will be closed on Bank Holidays.  In the event of an emergency, please contact our Out of Hours Provision at The Willows Veterinary Centre on 0121 712 7070.