Agnieszka SidorAuxiliary Nurse
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 RVNVeterinary Nurse
Amy Lawson RVNSenior Veterinary Nurse
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.
Clair BatleySenior Veterinary Nurse
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.
Ellie Cowton BVM&S MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon
Ellie graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2016 and started with us soon afterwards. She saw practice with us as a student and we were keen that she stay on with us. Ellie mainly works at Maple street and has keen interest in surgery, but she also enjoys treating farm and equine patients, especially sheep as her favourite time of year is lambing time. In her spare time Ellie enjoys knitting and fell walking, particularly in the lake district. She also likes making regular visits back up to Edinburgh to see friends and take part in the Celtic fire festivals.
Hannah BriggStudent Veterinary Nurse
Molly Townend RVNVeterinary Nurse
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 WhitingSenior Receptionist
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.