Meet Our Caring Team

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Steven Goodear MRCVS

Steven became the owner of Black Sheep Vets in 2020 and in that time has made a lot of great changes to the practice. As practice owner Steven enjoys all aspects of training, teaching and mentoring as well as exploring how technology can be used to make veterinary practices better.

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.

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Karla and dog

Karla Brown

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.

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Marian Ancuta

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.

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Amy McDermott MRCVS

Amy is our new graduate who joined us in 2021. She hit the ground running here at black sheep and soon found that she has an interest in cytology and orthopaedics.

Outside of work Amy enjoys fell running, going to the gym and reading sci-fi books.

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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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Kate Elshaw RVN

Kate is our fabulous head nurse. She works full time at Black Sheep managing the nursing team. Kate has a keen interest in theatre work and anaesthesia as well as emergency work.

Outside of work Kate, the born leader, is busy with her Guides group.

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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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Becky Short

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.

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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!

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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 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.

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Ella Wrisedale

Ella is our newest Animal Care Assistant. Ella is extremely hard working and reliable at work. She is keen to develop her skills and enrol as a Student Veterinary Nursing with us in future.

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.

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Amanda Hansley

Amanda’s role in our team is as receptionist and so her smiling face will often be the first face you see upon entering Black Sheep Vets. Amanda enjoys helping our clients deal with both the happy and the sad aspects of pet ownership. Amanda has a rescue dog Charlie born in 2013.

Amanda was Charlie’s fourth home but at last he seems to have found his home for life. Charlie enjoys good walks and training.

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Jess Drewery

Jess is our newest team member on reception. She had previously worked as a receptionist within in GP surgery, so she is very familiar with the job.

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.

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Vicky Trenor

Vicky started her receptionist role at Black Sheep Vets in 2021. She has a friendly smile and welcoming attitude which makes her great for front of house staff. Vicky says the best part of her job is being able to help clients.

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.