William graduated from Glasgow University in 1999 and has worked for Springfield since 2000, after having seen practice here as a student. He has worked in a number of the branches during this time, before moving to the Rotherham Hospital in 2007 as one of the clinical directors.
William has a strong interest in surgery, and performs many of the more advanced orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries at the hospital. He completed a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in 2013, and in 2015 passed a final exam to obtain a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery (CertAVP(SAS)), allowing him to be recognised as an advanced practitioner in this area. He has a particular interest in minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery and was one of the first vets in the country to train and offer keyhole surgery for pets. This involved extensive training in the UK and overseas and now forms a significant part of William’s caseload. He has also trained other vets in this discipline.
William is from Sheffield and lives locally with his wife, three children and Labrador. His hobbies include reading, music, cooking and cycling.
William, along with Steven Morton, as clinical director, shares the overall responsibility for the day to day running of the practice.
Richard completed a degree in zoology before training as a vet and graduating from Edinburgh University in 2007. He has worked in several small animal practices, often alongside his wife Gemma, also a vet. Richard joined Springfield in March 2017 and works at our Firth Park branch. He is one of our senior vets and is responsible for the running of Firth Park and Chapeltown surgeries.
Clinically Richard enjoys surgery and would like to undertake a certificate in this subject. Outside of work he is kept busy with children and three cats, but also enjoys sports and is a keen Chelsea fan.
Lizzie graduated from Edinburgh University in 2007 and joined us that autumn. She has worked in all of the branches before settling at the Rotherham Hospital in 2008. Lizzie is the primary vet responsible for care of our in-patients, and has a particular interest in working up complex and often challenging medical cases.
Lizzie completed a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in 2013, with a medical bias. In 2015 she passed the final oral exam, so now holds an RCVS certificate in Small Animal Medicine (CertAVP(SAM)) and is recognised as an advanced practitioner in this subject.
Lizzie got married in 2012 and lives with her husband and two cats; Mungo and Rumple. In her spare time she enjoys socialising, eating out and travelling.
Steven graduated from Liverpool University in 1982 and worked in a small animal practice in Sheffield for two years before joining Springfield in 1984. At the time Springfield was a mixed small and large animal practice and he undertook a lot of the farm work with Roger Walker. He became one of the five partners in 1986 and saw the practice grow from five to eight sites. He is currently based at our Richmond branch.
Steven is a member of the BVA and BSAVA and has an interest in dermatology, dentistry, and a special interest in canine & feline medicine; in particular thyroid and kidney disease. He is also an experienced soft tissue surgeon.
Steven has no pets at the moment, but over the years has had many pets including a dog, three cats, and several rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and gerbils.
Outside of work, he enjoys bird watching, walking, scuba diving, travelling and looking after his two grandchildren as well as helping out on his brother’s beef farm.
Steven and William Taylor, as Clinical Directors, are responsible for the day to day running of the practice and work closely with the Practice Manager to ensure the smooth running of Springfield.
Shula graduated from Liverpool University in 2011 and joined Springfield that August, after seeing practice here as a student. She has worked in all of the branches before settling at the Rotherham hospital in January 2013.
Shula has a particular interest in surgery; she especially enjoys performing laparoscopic (keyhole) procedures and repairing fractures. She completed a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in 2015, with a surgical bias, and is currently working towards a final exam to obtain a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery.
Shula got married in 2014 and lives with her husband; Lurcher Seamus; and two cats. Outside of work she enjoys going to the cinema, baking and walking the dog.
Hannah qualified from University College Dublin in June 2013 and worked in West Yorkshire before joining Springfield in March 2014. She initially worked throughout the branches but from July 2015 has been the resident vet at our Chapeltown branch. Hannah is interested in all aspects of small animal medicine. She has an 8 year old border collie named Murphy, and enjoys hill walking and exploring the Peak District in her spare time.
Sarah joined Springfield in 2010 after graduating from Glasgow University. She spent three years working at our Chapeltown branch before moving in March 2014 to become one of our emergency night vets. Sarah enjoyed the challenges working out of hours brought, but after nearly 18 months moved back to days in September 2015. She has a particular interest in internal medicine.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys going to the cinema, visiting her family in Devon and Scotland, and walking her dog, Stanley.
Monika graduated from the University of Warmia & Mazury in 2004, and went on to complete an internship at the Equine Hospital in Gliwice, also in her native Poland. She moved to the UK in 2005 and worked in several practices in the Midlands. Monika joined Springfield in September 2014, and works at our Crystal Peaks branch.
Monika has a particular interest in cardiology, echocardiography, and ultrasonography. She completed a Cert GP in 2012, and is now studying towards an RCVS Certificate in Cardiology. Monika sees both internal and external cardiology referrals.
Monika has two dogs, Cara and Maximus, and two cats, Nikita and Maggie. When not at work she enjoys walking the dogs with her partner, yoga, and reading a good book.
Jo graduated from London vet school in 2004 and has worked in several hospital practices around Yorkshire before joining Springfield in February 2017. Jo has a particular interest in pain management and rehabilitation – she has obtained a certificate in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Management, and is working towards qualification as a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner (CCRP). Jo is a capable provider of acupuncture, electroacupuncture and physiotherapy and helps a lot of our patients recover after orthopaedic surgery, such as fractures and cruciate rupture. Jo also has an active interest in small furries, especially rabbits.
Outside of work Jo is kept busy with her three dogs, who enjoy accompanying her on walks and runs. She also has a keen taste for any and all activity sports, and will try anything from snowboarding to sailing and climbing.
Helen graduated from Bristol University in 2007 where she worked in small animal practice, before relocating further north. She obtained small animal experience in two other practices before leaving on maternity leave to have her daughter. It was on her return to work that Helen joined the Springfield team in March 2017.
Helen is passionate about small animal medicine, having gained a certificate in this subject, and has a particular interest in ultrasound imaging. She currently works part-time at our Rotherham branch. Outside of work Helen enjoys running, shopping and spending time with her young family.
Andrea is originally from New Zealand, graduating from Massey University in 1991, before moving to the UK. Andrea joined Springfield in 2006, working at the Gleadless branch for a year before moving to Crystal Peaks. She has a particular interest in surgery, and performs many orthopaedic operations (including cruciate repairs) and soft tissue surgeries. Andrea has one cat called Edward and three gerbils, Shadow, Shandy and Garnett. Her hobbies include kick boxing and mountain biking.
Gemma graduated from Edinburgh University in 2007 and has worked around the country before settling in South Yorkshire in 2010 with her husband who is also a vet. She joined Springfield in March 2017 and works part-time at our Rotherham branch to fit around caring for her young family.
Clinically Gemma particularly enjoys surgery and emergency work, and has started a surgical certificate. Outside of work she is kept busy with her children and three cats, but also finds time for kickboxing and running, and is in training for her first marathon.
Mary qualified from Edinburgh University in 2016 before joining Springfield that August. She currently works across our branches seeing a wide variety of cases, but has a particular interest in surgery, pain management and behaviour. Outside of work Mary enjoys horse riding and hill walking.
Lara graduated from Glasgow University in 2016 before joining Springfield that November. As part of Lara’s degree she completed an intercalated year obtaining a degree in parasitology. After working around our branches Lara has settled at Mexborough, where she is enjoying all aspects of her work. Outside of clinical life Lara enjoys salsa dancing, exercising and going to the cinema, as well as spending time with her adopted cat, Bamba.
Tiago joined Springfield in February 2017 after completing his veterinary studies in Portugal. He is currently working at our Gleadless branch.
Tas graduated from Edinburgh University in 2012 and started with Springfield in December 2012 after spending a month at Colorado University undertaking further study in emergency medicine and neurology. She worked in all of the branches until May 2014, when she became one of our emergency night vets. Tas enjoys the variety of cases this brings, but particularly enjoys medical cases. She is currently working towards an RCVS certificate in emergency and critical care. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Jenny has worked for Springfield since 2009. She originally worked at our Mexborough branch before moving to Firth Park in 2011. Jenny enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. She is originally from Sheffield and in her spare time enjoys walking, cooking and socialising with friends.
Helen joined Springfield in 2003 after working in mixed practice following her graduation from the Royal Veterinary College London. Helen works at our Wickersley branch. She enjoys all aspects of her job, especially surgery. In addition to her experience in conventional veterinary medicine Helen has completed further training in Veterinary Acupuncture (Western Scientific Approach). She offers Acupuncture treatment for all animals and has found this to be particularly beneficial in providing pain relief amongst other conditions.
Helen’s interests range from badminton and netball, to crafting and walking with her husband and her two Jack Russell terriers; Taz and Tilly.
Hannah graduated from Bristol University in 2012 and started at Springfield in December that year. She worked in all of the branches before settling at our Crystal Peaks branch in 2013. Hannah enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a particular interest in feline medicine, having completed the feline elective at university. Hannah has a cat called Vinnie, who she rescued through work, and her interests include going to the cinema and cooking.