Meet The Team

  • Mary Burke

    Mary Burke

    Clinical Director and Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine


    Mary graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2015 and joined Severn Vets in 2017, her main interest is internal medicine and she has completed the BSAVA medicine certificate. She enjoys using our array of diagnostic tests to work up both internal and external referral cases. Mary spends her free time running around after her toddler and crazy cocker spaniel!

  • Alison Foster

    Alison Foster

    Acting Clinical Director and Senior Veterinary Surgeon

    BVetMed, MRCVS

    Alison graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2018 and has worked in companion animal practice since. She joined Severn vets in 2019 and is mainly based at our Worcester branches. She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice but particularly enjoys medical work ups, emergency and critical care and dentistry.

  • Jock Queen

    Jeremy (Jock) Queen

    Advanced Practitioner in small animal orthopaedics


    Jock qualified from Liverpool University in 1988 and subsequently gained the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics. He returned to the University and undertook a residency and then lectureship in Small Animal Orthopaedics. He then worked in private referral practice until 1999 when he established Severn Veterinary Centre with his wife Caroline. Jock is a RCVS Advanced Practitioner and takes both internal and external orthopaedic referral cases.

  • Heidi Whieldon

    Advanced Practitioner in small animal surgery


    Heidi qualified in 1998 from Liverpool University and following 13 years of mixed practice moved to Severn vets to concentrate on small animals in 2011. Her main interest is in soft tissue surgery. She gained her post graduate certificate and RCVS Advanced Practitioner status in 2017. Heidi takes both internal and external referrals for surgery, including keyhole and endoscopic procedures.

  • James Tolkien

    James Tolkien

    Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

    BVetMed (Hons) BSc (Hons) PGCert (DI) MRCVS

    James graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016. After starting his career in small animal practice locally he joined the Severn Vets team in 2018. He is working towards a certificate in small animal diagnostic imaging to become an RCVS acknowledged advanced veterinary practitioner in 2021. James has a particular interest in abdominal ultrasonography and CT and enjoys taking imaging referrals from our surrounding practices.

  • Mark Taylor

    Veterinary Surgeon


    Mark graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011. He joined Severn Vets in 2017 after working in the West Midlands and Cornwall prior to this. Mark completed a certificate in advanced veterinary practice in 2020 and earned a designated certificate in veterinary cardiology in 2021. Mark enjoys seeing and working up heart cases, both internal and external referrals.

  • Charlie Fry

    Charlie Fry

    Veterinary Surgeon


    Charlie recently graduated from Bristol university and is mainly based at our Worcester branches. She is enjoying learning all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a particular interest in surgery.

  • Helen Adams

    Veterinary Surgeon


    Helen qualified from Edinburgh University in 2006 and has worked in small animal practice in the West Midlands ever since, with short breaks to travel and work for international rescue charities and to have her two children. She completed a post graduate certificate in small animal medicine in 2018. Helen relocated to Worcestershire with her family 4 years ago and recently joined the team at Severn vets in 2021. Helen enjoys meeting pets and their owners and particularly enjoys primary vaccination consultations and annual health checks where she can help the pet get off to the best start and help with any problems along the way. Helen has a bias towards medicine and is trained in acupuncture .

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    Alexandra Poynton

    Veterinary Surgeon


    Alex graduated from Bristol University in 2003 and has worked in a variety of areas of small animal practice since, including a rotating internship at a specialist veterinary referral centre, veterinary charities and private practice. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. Having owned Jack Russell Terriers ever since becoming a vet, she now has a very friendly rescue cat, called Stevie.

  • Elizabeth Cebulska

    Elizabeth Cebulska

    Veterinary Surgeon


    Elizabeth graduated in Poland in 2006 and has been working in UK practices for over 12 years. She has a keen interest and a certificate in small animal Opthalmology. She is a proud mother of one and has two ginger and white cats called 'Nelson' and 'Gray'. In her free time Elizabeth enjoys cooking, gardening and Buddhism.

  • Alexandra Pascal

    Alexandra-Elvira Pascal

    Veterinary Surgeon


    Originally from Romania , Alex qualified in Iasi in June 2016. She moved to Worcester and joined Severn vets in 2022. Outside of work she enjoys reading and painting and has a cat named Rasha. 

  • Amy Borland

    Amy Borland

    Veterinary Surgeon


    Amy graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2021 and worked at a small animal practice in South Devon. Originally from Alcester, she joined Severn vets to be nearer to home and focus on small animal practice. Amy has interests in general surgery, imaging and behaviour. Outside of work she enjoys walking with her German Pointer 'Moose' and wild swimming.

  • Cian O'Connell

    Cian O'Connell

    Veterinary Surgeon

    DrMedVet MRCVS

    Originally from Ireland, Cian qualified in 2017 and joined Severn vets in 2022. Amongst all aspects of general practice, Cian also has a keen interest in Orthopaedics. Outside of work he loves to go to the gym, rambling and running. He has a ginger cat called 'Nacho'.

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    Sofia Rodrigues

    Veterinary Surgeon


    Originally from Portugal, Sofia qualified in Lisbon in October 2022. She moved to Worcester and joined Severn vets in 2023. Outside of work she loves dancing to Jazz, going to the gym and long walks in the countryside with her cockerpoo 'Piper'.

  • Jane Harding

    Jane Harding

    Hospital Director and Head Veterinary Nurse

    ChMgr RVN NCert A&CC
  • Gemma Nichols

    Gemma Nichols

    Deputy Head Nurse and Clinical Coach

    DipVN RVN NCert (E&CC) Ncert BEHAV Pet Bereavement Support Cert
  • Kirsty Hauxwell

    Registered Veterinary Nurse, Clinical Coach and Insurance Claims Processor

  • Leanne Dawes

    Senior Veterinary Nurse

    RVN BSc (Hons)
  • Kate Davies

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Karen Holt

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    B ED (Hons) RVN
  • Esther Purkiss

    Esther Purkiss

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    RVN NCert(anaesth) CertVNECC
  • Natasha Wyard

    Registered Veterinary Nurse and Hydrotherapist

    RVN Dip Animal physiotherapy MIATT and Hydrotherapist
  • Belle Taviner

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Nicki Douglas

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Hannah Delo

    Hannah Delo

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Emma Cambridge

    Emma Cambridge

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Liz Dunham

    Elizabeth Dunham

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Lydia Lewellyn

    Lydia Llewellyn

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Stephanie Parry

    Stephanie Parry

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Beth Williams

    Beth Williams

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Deniella Saunders

    Deniella Saunders

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Maria Holmes

    Maria Holmes

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Rosalie Oakes

    Rosalie Oakes

    Student Veterinary Nurse

  • Holly Sutton

    Holly Sutton

    Student Veterinary Nurse

  • Danielle Heath

    Danielle Heath

    Student Veterinary Nurse

  • Katie

    Katie Bounds

    Nursing Assistant

  • Emily Davies

    Nursing Assistant

  • Jen

    Jennifer Coakley

    Nursing Assistant

  • Danielle Wrenn

    Danielle Wrenn

    Nursing Assistant

  • Jodie Bradley

    Jodie Bradley

    Nursing Assistant

  • Heather Burman

    Heather Burman

    Nursing Assistant

  • Andrew Cant

    Practice Manager

  • Sarah Davey

    Head Client Care Manager

  • Sarah Drury


  • Mandy Key


  • Janet Hill

    Janet Hill


  • Emma Griffin

    Emma Griffin


  • Ruby Brint

    Ruby Brint


  • Hannah Surridge

    Hannah Surridge


  • Risha Hughes

    Risha Hughes


  • Shelley Hollis

    Shelley Hollis


  • Hildie Rogerson

    Hildie Rogerson