Meet Our Caring Team

Practice Manager


Karla Brown

Karla is our amazing Practice Manager and is responsible for the day to day running of our practice behind the scenes. However will turn her hand to anything including DIY!
She is always there to listen and ensures we are all ok throughout the day.

Outside of work Karla loves nothing more than spending time with her family especially the little man in her life.

So thank you, you are the mother and superwoman of the practice

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Veterinary Surgeon Team

Marian Ancuta

Emma Whitely MRCVS

Emma is our newest recruit at Black Sheep Vets and is our new permanent Veterinary Surgeon.

Emma is medically biased and is currently part way through her certificate in advanced veterinary practice.

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Veterinary Nurse Team

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Kate Elshaw RVN

Kate manages the nursing team and carries out an amazing job looking after us all. Her main interests within the veterinary field are anaesthetic and emergency care.

She has a lovely doggy at home that was rescued and is working really hard as he has not had the best start in life, but look at the progress in his happy face. Kate also has a lovely pussy cat at home too.

Outside of work Kate volunteers as a leader for the guides and loves it.

Kate thank you for all your hard work you are a true star.

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Clare Pennell RVN

Clare has worked within the veterinary profession for over 25 years. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing but is particularly interested in medical nursing, nurse clinics, feline medicine and behaviour.

Outside of work Clare loves spending time with her family and 2 dogs.

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Gemma Scales RVN

Many of you may not recognise Gemma as she now works remotely from home, answering phone calls and communicating with clients through email and pets app. She is currently working towards the ISFM certificate in feline nursing.

Outside of work Gemma enjoys taking care of her own cat – Disney. Don’t be fooled by the name, she’s definitely more of a villain than a princess.

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Harriet Wilkinson RVN

Harriet enjoys all aspects of nursing but has a particular interest in anaesthesia and Schedule 3.

Outside of work Harriet enjoys riding her horse, Blaze, walking her dogs and spending time with her partner and daughter on their family farm.

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Sarah Radley RVN

Sarah joined our practice in 2021 and one of her loves of the veterinary field is dentistry for all animals. She has completed the advanced Feline Dental CPD and can perform Local Anaesthetic Blocks for our dental patients. Loves nothing more than making them smile again!

Outside of work Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Also loves a country walk with her furry boy who is pictured with her.

Sarah keep doing what you do you are amazing and don’t stop making us laugh!

sarah radley
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Natalie Harrison RVN

Natalie joined us in 2022 and she jumped in with both feet and loves nothing more than nursing consults, inpatient care and generally following a case through seeing their progress and supporting their owners.

Outside of work you will find Natalie on her family run farm, with her husband, children and ever growing list of animals or socialising with her friends.

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Lucy Perkins SVN

Lucy is a Veterinary Nursing Student. She has a particular interest in emergency and critical care.

She enjoys given our patients plenty of TLC. Outside of work Lucy enjoys spending time with her dogs, horse and studying…hopefully.

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Animal Care Assistants

Maisy and odie asking for there doggie dinner, who could say no to those puppy eyes!

Chloe Chafer

Chloe’s main job is behind the scenes and loves nothing more than nursing or furry patients, both pre and post operations and during their stay.

From her picture you will see a keen hobby of Chloe’s is her Giant African Millepede, she also has more millipedes, snails and goldfish. Other interests outside are her own doggies and walking. In her own words she has a lot of animals.
So thank you Chloe for all your hard work

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Rebecca Short – Student Veterinary Nurse (SVN)

Known to many as Becky, she has been part of the Black Sheep family for many years and this shows as she is so kind and knowledgeable within the veterinary field and loves all aspects especially Surgical. She is currently studying to become an RVN and works hard everyday to fulfil this.

Outside if work Beck loves nothing more than spending time with her family and doggies.

Always smiling and super friendly you are a star of this practice keep up the good work Becky we love you to bits.

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Ella Wrisedale

Ella embarked on her journey as a Student Veterinary Nurse in 2022.

She is extremely hard working and no job is too small a true gem of the practice and nursing team.

Outside of work Ella enjoys time with her family and friends, walking her dogs and playing with their newest member the cat.

Keep up the great work Ella.

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Jess Drewery

Jess moved roles and stepped in to join the Veterinary Nursing Team as a Animal Care Assistant (ACA) in 2022. She always carries out her day with a smile.

Outside of work Jess’s true love is her family. She has a keen interest in horses and has just added to her family with a furry baby and a very photogenic cat.
Jess you are beautiful inside and out and we are lucky to have you.

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Reception/Administration Team


Vicky Treanor

Vicky has been with us since 2021 and welcomes all our clients with a friendly smile and always ensures everyone in the front of house is being looked after. She is a well loved member of our team.

Ouside of work, Vicky loves walking and spending time with her family and friends. Her other true love is her feline friends who bring her so much happiness
So thank you Vicky for all your hard work and just keep being you!

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Stephanie Megan

Steph makes everyone feel welcome who visits our practice and always with a smile.

Outside of work Steph loves the outdoors and you will often find her at the gym always on the move!
Steph you are an asset to our ever growing reception team.