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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!

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.

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.

Helen Quartermain, RVN

Helen rejoined our practice in November 2017.  Helen qualified from Plumpton in 2003 and joined Skeldale Veterinary Centre in 2005 and worked here until 2015.  Helen particularly enjoys anaesthesia and monitoring surgical patients, but is also just as happy working in front running nursing clinics such as weight watchers, weigh and warm, and socialization.  Outside of work Helen is kept busy by her young family, which includes several horses, cats, and a red labrador called Erik.

Megan Stephenson, trainee veterinary nurse

Megan did work experience at Skeldale for two years before starting her nursing course at Askham Bryan College in September 2017 and becoming an official trainee veterinary nurse at Skeldale.  Megan enjoys walking her two dogs with her mum, Sam, who also works at Skeldale.  She loves riding her horse Joules and most of her free time is spent with her, riding, training, and competing.