Director/ Small Animal Vet
I grew up in rural Derbyshire and spent a lot of my childhood on my grand-parents farm where I particularly loved lambing time.
From my early teens I desperately wanted to be a vet and achieved this in 1978 by getting into Liverpool University to study veterinary science.
I qualified in 1983 and worked in several different practices around the country where I dealt with a mixture of farm work and pets.
After spending 12 months travelling around the world with my now husband, Mike Bevan (also a vet), we came to settle in Garstang at this practice in 1991. Mike and I were lucky enough to become partners in the practice one year later and have remained ever since.
I continued doing a mixture of farm and small animal work initially but after having our four boys and returning to work part-time, I decided to concentrate on the pet side of the practice. I enjoy all aspects of being a vet and love getting to know the animals as well as the challenge of performing surgery on them.
Outside work, along with the challenges of looking after 4 teenage boys, I enjoy walking, climbing, cycling and relaxing with my family and friends.
Our house is a very busy one. As well as four sons, we have 3 dogs, 2 cats, guinea pigs, chinchillas, a tortoise, chickens and a small herd of pygmy goats all sharing with us!