Meet the Quarrington Vets Team
Meet the Quarrington Veterinary Surgery Team
Matthew Fry BVSc MRCVS
My interest in companion animals led me to start my own Veterinary Surgery with my wife Helen, a Qualified Veterinary Nurse, in 2003. I qualified from Massey University in New Zealand in 1988 and came to the UK in 1992 and have worked in veterinary practice in Lincolnshire for ten years before setting up Quarrington Veterinary Surgery. Our aim is to provide a quality personal caring service for you and your pets. I was very proud to have been nominated by clients for the Petplan 'Vet of the Year' in 2009 and was in the final three.
Helen Fry VN MBVNA - Practice Manager
I am a qualified Veterinary Nurse and set up the practice in 2003 with my husband Matthew. My responsibility as Practice Manager is to ensure the smooth running of the practice. I am a member of the Veterinary Practice Managers Association and in 2003 I qualified as a Pet Insurance Advisor. I was brought up with dogs and have been involved in showing for many years(including Crufts,) judging and dog rescue. We have two children, Rebecca and Jessica, a Clumber Spaniel called Taupo and a Sussex Spaniel, Millie plus two cats Sophie and Daisy.
Gemma Clark BVSc PGDipCABC MRCVS
I joined Quarrington Veterinary Surgery as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2006, having qualified from Liverpool University in 2004. I was at first employed in a small animal practice based in Nottingham before returning to Lincolnshire to continue my work with companion animals. I have also completed my diploma in Companion Animal Behavioural Medicine. My family include Dylan the Basset Hound x Dachshund, Folly the Springer Spaniel and Margery the tabby cat.
Claire Welch BSc BVM&S MRCVS
I joined Quarrington Veterinary Surgery as a Veterinary Surgeon in September 2011, after graduating from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh. Prior to going to university I worked as a Wildlife Assistant at East Winch Wildlife Centre and so have an interest in British Wildlife as well as exotic animals and birds.
I live with my husband, Wayne, and our 2 dogs, Theo, a Hungarian Vizsla, and Elsa, a Vizsla Cross, as well as our 4 guinea pigs, Toffee, Treacle and Sugar.
Sam Shand RVN MBVNA
I qualified in August 2009 and relocated to Lincolnshire with my husband and 4 dogs and 5 Hens. I enjoy horse riding and I can often be seen bumbling along the roads around Silk Willoughby on horseback. My specialist subject is henology and I can hypnotize chickens!!!!!!!!!
Rachel Parker RVN MBVNA
Having grown up on a farm I have always been surrounded by all creatures great and small.
I have worked and locumed in a variety of practices both in the United Kingdom and Australia. I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1996 whilst working at Putney RSPCA Animal Hospital (pre-Rolf Harris!).
Travelling is one of my passions and I have visited many countries encountering different cultures and customs.
I feel privileged to be able to take care of clients' pets during their time with us, making their stay as stress-free and painless as possible.
In my spare time I belong to Sleaford Mountaineering Club and enjoy weekends away walking and rock-climbing with friends.
My current pet is my recently rescued, beautiful cat called Buttons.
Helen Luke RVN
Having been brought up with horses, dogs and cats from a baby, an animal career was always on the cards.
I trained in a mixed practice in Truro Cornwall, qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse in January 2000. Since then I have worked in a variety of practices which included farm, equine and small animals in Cornwall, the Cotswolds and finally in Lincolnshire.
On meeting my future husband I moved to Sleaford in Jan 2008, starting at Quarrington Veterinary Surgery at the same time. I am also a qualified Equine Dental Technician and treat horses around my nursing work.
I live with my husband William and 10 month old daughter, Morvah and 9 dogs.
In my spare time I ride my two competition horses, Billy and Millie. I also take my terrier Daisy walking, along with Morvah on her Shetland pony Bluebell.
Rebecca Howard - Nursing AssistantI joined the Quarrington Veterinary Practice team in December 2009, having brought with me 5 1/2 years of veterinary nursing experience, working within a mixed practice. I enjoy all aspects and challenges that nursing brings, especially the variety, never knowing what each day may hold. My particular areas of interest lie in rabbit care, theatre and laboratory work. In my spare time I enjoy wildlife, yoga, swimming and films. I am owned by two Springer Spaniels, one of which trained with me when I ran the Great North Run. I also have two Dutch rabbits who have acquired the finest culinary palettes for organic vegetables.
Caron Ramsden - Nursing Assistant
I joined Quarrington Vets in 2006 after previously being employed at another practice. Prior to nursing, I served in the RAF, where I worked at various units both working with and looking after the RAF police dogs. Outside of work I live with my partner and teenage son and we lead an active and busy life enjoying sports such as cycling and snowboarding. We share our home with 2 very timid cats, Jack and Bramble, a naughty kitten, Lewis, and 6 very cheeky chickens, all of which have come to us through rescue.Tracie Johnson VCA - Nursing Assistant / Reception
I live with my partner, Steve, and my two children, Ross and Daniel. I am also very much owned by my Golden Retrievers Tetley, Storm, Breeze and Tillie. I love to spend time looking after and riding my horse, Meg. I also enjoy the cinema, reading, walking and eating out.
I spent a brief time in another practice as a Nursing Assistant before joining Quarrington Veterinary Surgery in 2007 as a Receptionist. Since being here I have successfully completed and passed the Veterinary Care Assistants course, V.C.A.
Ruth Guess - Reception
30 years ago I worked as an animal nurse. Having been a Tesco manager for too long, I decided I would work back where I started - at a Veterinary Surgery. I foster for Cats Protection and have 12 cats of my own plus 2 rescue puppies.
Susan Edwards - Reception
Since joining QVS in January 2011 I was immediately thrust into the varied and dedicated work carried out by the whole practice. I relish the different experiences each day brings, and the camaraderie of working within such a passionate team of people. I enjoy the relationships built up with owners and animals alike. Having had a variety of pets all my life I can empathise with the emotions felt when pets are injured, become ill or pass away, and I can appreciate how traumatic it is for both the animals and their owners.
Away from work I live locally with my husband, Andrew. I am ‘owned’ by two granddaughters, Molly and Imogen, and my 8-year-old Yorkshire terrier, Alfie. I enjoy spending time with our ever-increasing family. I also enjoy reading and writing poetry and my life's ambitions is to one day be a published childrens' author.
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