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Veterinary Nurses

Our Staff

Rachel Cook, RVN, Head Nurse

Rachel did her nurse training at Skeldale and we were very proud when she passed her examinations in 2015 to become one of our qualified veterinary nurses.  She runs our pet weight watchers clinics and loves the challenges that this presents.  When not at work, Rachel loves her countryside pursuits including riding and training horses and working her numerous gun dogs, including her homebred red labrador Flick. 

Zoe Jackson, RVN

Zoe started training to become a veterinary nurse at Askham Bryan College in 2014 and passed her veterinary nurse examinations in August 2016.  Zoe is passionate about medical nursing, diagnostic imaging and nursing clinics.  She can often found in kennels giving cuddles to any pets that are in for a stay.  When she's not at Skeldale she helps her husband on his farm and tries to keep her Bull Terriers Baz, Amber, and Eddie out of mischief - not always successfully!

India Grewal, trainee veterinary nurse

India is also training to become a veterinary nurse at Askham Bryan College and joined us as a trainee after completing several months of work experience prior to starting her nursing course in September 2015.  India is very active and likes exercising and training her Mini Schnauzer Bennie and is looking forward to finding a few more dogs to add to her pack.  She is especially interested in animal welfare, although loves all aspects of animal care.

Kate Fleetham, RVN

Kate joined the Skeldale team in November 2015, after previously working as a mixed practice nurse.  Kate has quicky proved herself an asset to the nurssing team and has a particularly strong interest in anaesthesia and post-op care of our surgical patients.  Outside of work she enjoys horse riding, walking her springer spaniel, and spending time with her family.

Choe Malkin, RVN Fdsc Veterinary Nursing

Chloe graduating from the University of Central Lancashire in 2014 and joined the practice in 2016 after working in Easingwold.  She has a keen interest in exotic animal nursing as well as critical and emergency care.  Outside of work she enjoys horse riding and walking.

Emma Ward, trainee veterinary nurse

Emma joined us in 2016 as a student veterinary nurse after doing work experience at the practice.  She is now in her first year at Askham Bryan College studying to become a RVN.  Outside of work her hobbies including sailing, cycling, skiing and walking her chocolate labrador Oscar.