Introducing Our Practice Team
Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.
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- Ian Clarke
- Veterinary Surgeon
Ian graduated from Cambridge 1990 with a wide range of experience of all species commonly found in the UK, including Small animals, Exotics, Fish (Koi), Equines and Farm animals. He has worked all over the UK, and briefly in Australia. He founded Ambleside Vet Clinic in 1998 with the intention of developing a good 1'st opinion Veterinary Practice. In his free time Ian enjoys sailing, walking Amber his beautiful Fox Red Labrador and being involved with the local girls rugby team in which some of his daughters play to a high level.
- Lauren Kinney
- Veterinary Surgeon
- BVSc MRCVS
Lauren joined the team as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2020, after having spent her time in mixed and large animal practice on the Shropshire/Powys border.
She is originally from Birmingham and graduated from Liverpool University in 2016.
Lauren's passion is Small Animal Veterinary and she loves to continually learn and develop her skills. She has an interest in internal medicine and diagnostic imaging.
For fun, Lauren likes to exercise by going to the gym, doing yoga, swimming and ice skating. She also enjoys exploring new places with her beloved Labrador, Guinness.
- Mari Rees Griffith-Edgell RVN
- Head Nurse
- CertHE VNS (Certificate of Higher Education in Veterinary Nursing Science)
Mari joined the clinic on a full time basis in May 2006 but had completed two periods of work experience here prior to this. Mari moved to the area from North Wales in 2004 and completed her certificate of higher education at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire and graduated in 2006. Mari completed her training at the practice and qualified in April 2011. Mari deals with all the insurance claims within the practice as well as running the nursing team. She is also the clinical coach at the practice, ensuring all the training for any student nurses is completed to a high standard. Mari has worked with a local dog trainer and is hoping to achieve some qualifications within dog behaviour. In her spare time Mari enjoys long walks with her three dogs and keeping fit at a local gym.
- Bridie Bushell
- Qualified Veterinary Nurse
Bridie joined the nursing team in May 2015 and became a qualified veterinary nurse in October 2016. She attended Hartpury College in Gloucestershire for her studies. Bridie enjoys the extensive laboratory work that we do here at the practice. In her spare time Bridie helps care for her family's 5 horses, 2 dogs and 2 cats. She enjoys going to the cinema and socialising.
- Jannine Harvey
- Practice Manager
- Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management
Jannine joined the clinic in May 2018 as part of our administration team and has since progressed onto becoming our Practice Manager
Jannine came to us with a level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management and has broadened her skill set by completing numerous courses within Human Resources. Ambleside Vets business requirements have grown over the last few years and this has made Jannine’s role within the team essential for the continuation of a smooth running, independant, caring Practice.
Although based upstairs in the main office, Jannine will always make the time to meet with our clients face to face and to make a fuss of their furry friends as these relationships are especially important to her.
A work/life balance is key and Jannine loves nothing more than family time with her 3 daughters, husband and 2 dogs, Mitsy and Pippi.
- Sally Ford
Sally is our friendly receptionist and usually the first face you will see when you visit us.
Sally joined our team in August 2018 and is perfectly placed in her role as she loves the interaction with clients and of course cuddling their furry friends. Previously, Sally was a receptionist in a High school and a PA for a government department prior to starting a family.
In her spare time Sally loves to socialise with her friends, fun days out with her teenage son and daughter and spending time with her beautiful cat-Belle. One of her biggest passions is her love for Cornwall and her lifelong dream is to retire there one day.
- Debbie Husband
- Animal Nursing Assistant
- Veterinary Receptionist Diploma and Veterinary Support Assistant Diploma
Debbie joined our team in February 2021 and comes from a vast background of knowledge and experience of working with animals. Debbie has worked in various practices in Worcestershire and her roles have included Veterinary Receptionist, Animal Nursing Assistant and also a Student Veterinary Nurse.
Debbie lives just outside of Worcester with her husband, son, cats, gerbil and fish.
In her spare time, Debbie loves nothing more than taking walks in the countryside and appreciating nature. She brands herself "The Crazy Cat Lady" and loves felines in all shapes and sizes.
Debbie's other passion is Cornwall and she tries to visit her favorite place at least two or 3 times a year.
- Georgie Cale
- Registered Veterinary Nurse
Georgie joined us in July 2020 as a trainee veterinary nurse and in July 2021 she completed her veterinary nursing degree at Hartpury University. Along with her recent qualification, Georgie also has two diplomas in animal care and management.
Since joining the team Georgie has gained a wealth of experience and loves the fact that every day in the clinic is completely different.
In her spare time Georgie loves to spend time with her two dogs- Bessie and Charley and her beloved rabbit-Leo. Outside of work, Georgie's favourite thing to do is camping and exploring new places and meeting lots of friendly animals on her adventures.