Alison BellVeterinary Nurse
Amy LawsonVeterinary Nurse
Amy has worked at Donaldson's Vets since 2000 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2008. She is currently based at the Birchencliffe surgery where she splits her duties equally between everyday veterinary nursing and the Animal Rehabilitation Centre, which she really enjoys. Out of work Amy enjoys rescuing all animals great and small and travelling with friends and family.
Clair BatleySenior Nurse
Clair began working as a trainee veterinary nurse at Donaldson's Vets in 1989. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1993. After working for twenty years, Clair then ventured off to experience working in a veterinary orthopaedic referral centre to gain new career skills, which she did for three years. Clair returned to Donaldson's and she now is the Senior Veterinary Nurse at our Birchencliffe surgery and also is a member of the Animal Rehabilitation Centre team. In Clair's spare time she enjoys running and all aspects of family life with her husband, two sons and Neville the cat.
Danielle Mortimer BVetMed MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon
Danielle Studied Veterinary Medicine at the Royal veterinary College in London and graduated in 2010. After two years spent in small animal practise in Leeds, she moved back home to Huddersfield and Donaldsons where she spent many weeks seeing practice as a student.In her spare time she enjoys running, cycling, cooking (and eating it!), as well as looking after her two border Terriers and one eyed cat Charlie.
Emma FisherAuxiliary Nurse
Emma has always had a real passion for animal care and welfare and loves working with animals. While living in Dublin for many years Emma was lucky enough to have a small holding where she was able to open her home to many animals, from unwanted ducks to stray cats and dogs. She describes working at Donaldson’s Vets is a bit like being on a roller coaster, there are sad times but equally there are many happy moments and she is very proud to be part of a team whose care for their patients is second to none.
Emma MitchellVeterinary Nurse
Julia Platts BVSc MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon
I graduated from Bristol Vet School in 2001 and joined the Donaldson's team in 2006. I enjoy all aspects of farm and small animal veterinary work and I am currently studying for my certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (farm animal) which I hope to complete in 2017.Outside of work my time is spent being mummy to Eli and farmer's wife to Charlie! I also enjoy playing the saxophone, baking, walking the dogs and catching up with friends.
Molly TownendVeterinary Nurse
Olivia Walker-Hall BVetMed MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon
Olivia studied veterinary medicine at the Royal Veterinary College in London and graduated in 2016. She then travelled in Thailand before starting at Donaldson's Vets in September. Olivia enjoys travelling and the occasional skiing holiday! She is currently based at both the Birchencliffe and Mirfield surgeries.
Pam has worked part time as a Receptionist at Donaldson's Vets since 2011, having previously worked for Kirklees Council. She was initially at the Maple Street Hospital but now works at Birchencliffe.Pam enjoys all aspects of her job including answering the phone, booking appointments, ensuring the surgery is clean and tidy and most of all meeting clients and their pets!She has two daughters - one a primary school teacher and the other a vet who lives and works in Australia. In my spare time she enjoys walking her dogs and going to the theatre.
Rhona Warnock BVMS(Hons) MRCVS CCRP CertSCVAVeterinary Surgeon / Director
Qualified from Glasgow University in 1998 and came home to Donaldson's having been an evening and holiday helper for many years before that.Rhona is based at our Birchencliffe branch where she is also responsible for running the Animal Rehabilitation Centre, our dedicated service getting pets back on their feet after illness or injury. Rehab and sports medicine is Rhona's particular special interest and she holds further qualifications in rehabilitation and acupuncture. She keeps fit by trying to keep up with Gordon Setter Corran and Wirehaired Pointer Grier, while household affairs are scrutinised and managed by Crumble and Charlie the cats.When not getting patients back into action, Rhona spends most of her spare time in sporting activity herself, usually involving getting up and down mountains by various means or training, competing in and teaching taekwondo and judo.
Sarah has been with Donaldson’s Vets since 2010 and spent her whole time at the Birchencliffe surgery. Sarah loves the variety of animals she sees each day and can’t choose a favourite. She will admit to having an extra soft spot for all the kittens and puppies though, so be prepared for a cuddle request when you bring your new family members in!Sarah has 2 terrier cross breeds called Ruby and Della who travel in to work with her most days. They would be considered to very much be “pampered pooches”.Outside of work Sarah loves walking her dogs in the countryside and cooking at home.