Meet Our Caring Team
Steven Goodear MRCVS
He also enjoys challenging medical cases. In his spare time Steven is a family man looking after his two children, and an array of animals including dogs, cats and horses.
Karla is the Practice Manager here at Black Sheep Vets. Many of you will have seen Karla progress from a Saturday girl, starting in 2002, to where she is now (I know, she doesn’t look old enough).
In work Karla likes to mother the team and make sure everyone is happy and working to their full potential. When she is not at work, Karla enjoys exploring with her cheeky pug x shih tzu and her tree-climbing dirty rascal of a human boy.
Adam Todd MRCVS
Adam graduated in 2015 and has experience in a variety of practices as a locum Vet. Adam has worked with us at black Sheep vets since the start of 2021.
He has a particular interest in internal medicine and enjoys all aspects of cat care. Outside of work Adam spends his time travelling (when COVID allows) and gardening.
Amy McDermott MRCVS
Outside of work Amy enjoys fell running, going to the gym and reading sci-fi books.
Emma Whitely MRCVS
Emma is medically biased and is currently part way through her certificate in advanced veterinary practice.
Kate Elshaw RVN
Outside of work Kate, the born leader, is busy with her Guides group.
Clare Pennell RVN
Outside of work Clare loves spending time with her family and 2 dogs.
Becky is a Veterinary Nurse Assistant here at Black Sheep.
Becky has been a familiar face here for 19 years (I know, she definitely doesn’t look old enough)
When she’s not busy running around after her husband, 3 children and 2 dogs then she’s mucking out and traipsing Maisie and Fidget around the country to different events.
Samantha Cass RVN
My name is Sam, I am an RVN with 15 years experience. I have spent most of my career working in Veterinary Charity practice, with a short time spent working as a locum in several different types of veterinary practice.
I particularly enjoy Nurse consultations, student nurse training and in patient care.
I have two cats Angel and Fergal.
I rescued Fergal as a kitten from the animal charity I worked for at the time, he is now 8. Angel came home with me from my locum adventures, after having her leg amputated, she is now 18 years young. She loves sunbathing, sitting on laps and sticking her tongue out!
Fergal enjoys getting into trouble, eating and snuggling with his humans!
Animal Care Assistants
Chloe started working with Black Sheep Vets after studying for her VNA qualification in 2016. She is our long-term Animal Care Assistant and is dedicated to providing good standards of husbandry care for our inpatients. Chloe has two rescue dogs at home, Maisy and Odie.
Maisy loves long walks in the fields, especially when the grass is long in the summer. Odie is much older so he isn’t as active, but he loves getting snuggled on the sofa and exploring around the garden.
Her favourite part of the job is helping out the nurses and learning about the role as a veterinary nurse. Outside of work Ella enjoys learning about canine behaviour, training her dogs and baking.
Amanda was Charlie’s fourth home but at last he seems to have found his home for life. Charlie enjoys good walks and training.
She has hit the ground running and is very welcoming to clients visiting the practice. Outside work Jess has her own horse to take care of as well as her young daughter.
Outside of work, Vicky enjoys walking and spending time with her family. She has 2 very old cats who recently came in for bloods tests and got a clean bill of health even at the grand old age of 18.