Meet The Team

Our team of friendly, highly-dedicated vets, nurses and reception staff is here to provide the highest quality care and service for you and your pet. Our small team ensures continuation of care and a well-bonded relationship between client, patient and staff members.

 

Cait Finnegan

Catherine Finnegan

Cait is our full-time, senior veterinary surgeon. She qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2011.  Prior to this she completed a Bachelors of Science in Biology in the United States.  She completed a one-year rotating internship at a busy referral practice in the Northwest before working in first opinion for several years both in hospital and branch settings.  She then had the opportunity to work for the Worldwide Veterinary Services both as a volunteer and as a project manager.  This work focused on teaching best-practice surgical technique to veterinary surgeons and students as well as spending time at various shelters/rehoming-centres seeing cases and performing surgery as needed.

She started her own locum company after returning to the UK and enjoyed working at a variety of clinics and hospitals in the Northwest before accepting the position of Senior Veterinary Surgeon at the University Veterinary Practice.

Genever Morgan

Genever Morgan

Gen is our full-time veterinary surgeon. She qualified with Honours from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2012 and previously completed a Zoology degree at the University of Liverpool. She joined the practice in April 2016, after having worked in a range of small animal practices in Liverpool, London and Worcestershire. Her interests include feline dentistry, cardiology and general medicine and she is currently working towards a post-graduate certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Small Animal Medicine.

Gen currently lives in Liverpool and sadly currently cannot have any pets, but loves to go home to Mid-Wales when she can to visit her family pets Ruby (a very naughty Dobermann puppy) and Walter the cheeky cat!

Amy Leather

Amy Leather

Amy is one of our part-time veterinary surgeons. She is originally from Northumberland and graduated as a vet from Edinburgh University. She worked in mixed practice in rural Lancashire for a year and a half before joining the team here at the Veterinary Practice.

She enjoys all aspects of general practice and the extra dimension that teaching students brings to the job. Amy is mum to a cheeky two-year old, and enjoys camping and fell-running, as well as playing the cornet in brass bands, during her spare time.

Andrew A'Court

Andrew A'Court

Andrew is one of our part-time veterinary surgeons. He graduated from Liverpool University in 2015 and was in a busy first opinion practice in Reading prior to joining our team. Andrew has a keen interest in all aspects of small animal surgery, and particularly orthopaedics and wound management.

He lives in Chester and enjoys keeping fit, tennis, cycling and running.

Louise Grew

Louise Grew

Louise is one of our full-time veterinary nurses. She qualified in 2001 and has almost twenty years’ experience of working in veterinary practices on the Wirral and here in Liverpool. She has now worked for the University Veterinary Practice since 2004, making her a hugely experienced and dedicated part of the veterinary nursing team.

Louise is married to Matthew and is a massive animal lover and has two cats, Noel and Peggy.

Ashleigh Thurston

Ashleigh Thurston

Ashleigh is one of our full-time nurses and has worked at the Practice since July 2017. She qualified in 2016, having completed her foundation degree in veterinary nursing while training at the Practice, and is currently in the process of ‘topping’ this up to a Bachelor’s degree. Before moving to Practice, she worked in another busy first opinion practice in Liverpool.

Ashleigh loves cats, food and travelling, and is the owner of naughty moggy called Steve.

Nancy Taylor

Nancy Taylor

Nancy Taylor is our part-time veterinary nurse. She qualified in 2002 and now has a wealth of experience in small animal general practice. She has worked for the University Veterinary Practice since 2004, and is an extremely experienced and established member of the team.

Nancy is married with two children and is a keen pet owner; she has 2 cats, Miffy, Lizzie and two tortoises, named Ronnie and Rita.

Danielle Hayes

Danielle Hayes

Danielle is our full-time animal care assistant. She has worked for the practice since June 2017, having previously worked for the RSPCA for five years. She is interested in in-patient care and spends her days helping to care for the patients staying at the Practice.

She is an avid animal lover, and has one horse, two dogs, seven guinea pigs and an aviary with a variety of birds.

Gareth Quinn

Gareth Quinn

Gareth Quinn is our Practice Administrator. He worked in the Client Services Department at the University’s Small Animal Teaching Hospital at Leahurst for a number of years, before moving to the University Veterinary Practice. He has a wealth of experience in customer service and understands the importance of this to any successful veterinary practice. Gareth is part of the client services team here at the practice and is available for any administration or financial related queries.

Gareth’s wife Hannah also works for the University, and they are the parents of an excitable, mischievous little boy and owners of two cats, named Jeff and Barbara.

Sue Thurston

Sue Thurston

Sue has worked at the Practice since 2013 and is our financial administrator. She has a wealth of experience in this area as well as in customer services. She is always on hand and happy to help with any financial and insurance related queries you may have.

She is married to Graham and has two daughters, Ashleigh and Kiara. By her own admission she is a ‘crazy cat lady’, and currently has four cats, Jazz, Smudge, Stevie and Murphy.

Claire Davies

Claire Davies

Claire is our receptionist and administrator. She has worked for the University for over 14 years, in a variety of customer focused roles. Before joining the Practice, Claire worked in the client services team at the University’s Small Animal Teaching Hospital for three years. She brings this wealth of experience in customer environments to the Practice team.

Claire lives with her partner Mark, her daughter Norah and stepson Daniel.