Birchencliffe Staff

Agnieszka Sidor
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Agnieszka Sidor

Auxiliary Nurse
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Agnes started working for Donaldson’s Vets in September 2011 after achieving Bachelor degree in Animal Science (2009) and Masters degree in Animal Husbandry majoring in Industrial Feed and Premix Production (2010) at Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences (Poland). Parasitology, cytology and haematology particularly interest her, but thoroughly enjoy all aspects of her job. She is very passionate about animal care.When not working, she enjoys photography and being active outdoors, whether trekking, running or walking her dog Daisy.
Alison Bell RVN
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Alison Bell RVN

Veterinary Nurse
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Alison qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1992  whilst working at a practice  in Todmorden . She also worked in Barnsley for 8 years before coming to work as a part time Veterinary Nurse at Donaldsons in 2007.She enjoys spending time with family, friends and walking her dog Lottie
Amy Lawson RVN
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Amy Lawson RVN

Senior Veterinary Nurse
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Amy has worked at Donaldson's Vets since 2000 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2008. She is currently a senior nurse, 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. 
Chloe Franklin
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Chloe Franklin

Auxiliary Nurse
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Danielle Mortimer BVetMed MRCVS
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Danielle Mortimer BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon
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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 Fisher
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Emma Fisher

Auxiliary Nurse
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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 Mitchell RVN
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Emma Mitchell RVN

Veterinary Nurse
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Emma has worked at Donaldson's Vets since 1998, becoming a Qualified Veterinary Nurse in 2004. She became a mummy in 2012 and returned to the practice part time. The majority of her time is spent with the family, but when she does get free time she loves eating out and going to the cinema.
Hannah Brigg
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Hannah Brigg

Auxiliary Nurse
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Hannah has lived on a Dairy Farm for her whole life and really enjoys the large animal side of her role. She has been with us since October 2016. Hannah owns 2 Border Collies and a rescue Patterdale Terrier. In her spare time she can often be found watching her family race Stockcars!
Julia Platts BVSc MRCVS
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Julia Platts BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon
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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 Townend RVN
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Molly Townend RVN

Veterinary Nurse
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Molly qualified as a veterinary nurse in December 2015. She loves all animals and enjoys caring for them. Her favourite time of year is lambing time. She has several animals and in my spare time she enjoys walking her dogs on the countryside
Niall Armstrong
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Niall Armstrong

Veterinary Surgeon
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Olivia Walker-Hall BVetMed MRCVS
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Olivia Walker-Hall BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon
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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 Sharp
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Pam Sharp

Receptionist
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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 CertSCVA
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Rhona Warnock BVMS(Hons) MRCVS CCRP CertSCVA

Veterinary Surgeon / Director
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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 Whiting
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Sarah Whiting

Receptionist
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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.
Sue Hunt
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Sue Hunt

Receptioist
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Sue has been part of the Donaldson’s team since 2012. She has 2 Labradors called Scarlett & Snoops, 2 horses called O'Reilly & Izzy and 2 ferrets as well! Away from work Sue enjoys riding and walking with the dogs. She also competes O'Reilly doing a bit of dressage.