At Warebreck Vets is a Family Practice, dedicated to bringing you and your Pets the best care and advice in Liverpool. In this Area you'll find information about our dedicated team, and the unrivalled facilities we have in delivering the Best Value service around.
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Our theatre is clean and modern with excellent lighting. The stainless steel enables us to be scrupiously clean, thus making it a safer and cleaner environment for your pets.
We have a large kennels area. All the kennels are stainless steel, this ensures that good cleaning and hygiene can be achieved. We have various size kennels to suit different sized pets, with five walk in kennels which gives larger dogs, or dogs that are hospitalised for a number of days a more comfortable stay.
We have an upstairs area too which can benefit pets who need a quieter environment.
We have a contained isolation area so that animals that are possibly contagious are treated away from the general hospitalised patients.
We updated our inhouse lab facilities in August 2011, which enable us to have quick and accurate results within a very short space of time.
For tests that need to be carried out an external lab, we use a regular collection service. This ensures that samples are processed as quickly as possible, with no threat of them going missing in the post!
Our practice is large and recently modernised. We have air conditioning in all our consultation rooms and throughout the practice. We have extra ventilation systems installed where required, making a pleasant environment for the animals and the staff.
We have a separate cat & small animal waiting room, making it hopefully, a less stressful time for your pet.
All our consult rooms have vaccine fridges enabling vaccines to be stored at the correct temperature at all times.
All our fridges and freezers are monitored to ensure all our drugs and test samples are stored at the correct temperatures.
Bryan McVey (BVSc, MRCVS)
Bryan bought the practice from the previous owner in March 1990. He was born in Liverpool and having qualified from Liverpool University Veterinary Faculty in July 1983, has worked in the North West for all his career. He is a keen football and cricket fan. He has 3 rabbits and a blue roan Cocker Spaniel, Jess.
Alison Speakman (BVMS Hons, MRCVS, PhD)
Alison qualified from Glasgow University in 1991 and has spent most of her working life in the North West. After an initial spell in general practice, she worked in feline medicine at the University of Liverpool for 6 years and then worked in small animal practice in Wigan And St Helens before coming to Warbreck House in 2008. Alison has spent the last year working on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and returned to Warbreck House in May 2011. She has 2 children and with what little spare time she has left enjoys running, gardening and travelling! Alison has a Border Terrier called Roxy.
Claire Fisher (BVMS, MRCVS)
Claire qualified from Glasgow University in 2000. She then worked in mixed practice, first in the Scottish Highlands then in North Wales before moving to Liverpool in 2005. She has one cat whom she adopted after he arrived as a stray at her practice in Wales. In her spare time Claire likes books, movies and live music. She enjoys travelling and aims to see as much of the World as possible.
Joanne Michael (BVSc, MRCVS)
Joanne joined us from Rutland House in July 2010. Joanne qualified from Liverpool in 2008.
Camilla Wilson (BVSc, MRCVS)
Camilla joined the Warbreck House team in June 2012. Camilla graduated from Liverpool in 2005. She has a special interest in behavioural medicine. She enjoys reading, horse riding and following Liverpool Football Club.
Andrew McVey (BVSc, MRCVS)
Andrew joined our team at the end of July 2012.
Andrew graduated from University of Liverpool in 2012. He is a massive Liverpool FC fan and enjoys watching/playing all sports. He has a blue roan cocker spaniel named Jess.
David Roberts (RVN) Head Nurse
David has been a member of our nursing team since 1998. He qualified in 2002 and became our Head Nurse in 2005. He has one cat called Gizmo. He enjoys socialising and travelling in his spare time.
Jane Ardrey (Practice Manager)
Jane has worked at Warbreck House since 1996. She is married with one son, but has two very spoiled cats; Smidgen & Klunk, both of whom came from local animal rescues. Her dream would be to live in France with her family (cats included) plus a donkey and some pygmy goats; but for now she'll keep dreaming!
Sarah Dutton (RVN)
Sarah has been in practice since 1990 and has spent all her time at Warbreck House. She has a young daughter, and currently works part time spending most of her day in Theatre. She has one dog and five cats. Her favourite activities outside work includes spending time with her daughter and is in the process of building a dolls house.
Clare Ferris (RVN)
Clare is a registered veterinary nurse and started working/training here in 2000; she qualified in 2003. In her spare time she enjoys socialising with friends; going to the cinema and eating out.
She started training as a dog groomer in 2009 and now offers a part time grooming service based at the practice. She started breeding and showing Siberians in 2008.
Michelle Morgan (RVN) Deputy Head Nurse
Michelle has been working in veterinary practice since 1999 and joined us in May 2009. Her interests are socialising, dancing, music and films. She has a dog called Milly who loves going to the beach.
Steph is a nurse and has been with us sinceSeptember 2004. She has three cats, Tiger, Lily and Tabitha and a little boy named Jacob!
Tina Wright (RVN)
Tina has been with the practice since March 2006. She started as a kennel assistant and quickly progressed to trainee veterinary nurse. She qualified in August 2010. She is also a qualified clinical coach who helps train/coach our student veterinary nurses. She has a hand reared ginger tabby boy called Fry and a little staffie girl called Tyra.
Luci Lewis (RVN)
Sarah is the youngest member of the Warbreck House team. She is owned by two King Charles Spaniels, Harvey and Jasper and a Labrador, Parker; like them, she is energetic and out going.
Sarah has started her veterinary nurse training and successfully passed her first year this Summer so hopefully she will be fully qualified by the end of 2012.
Kerry is 23 years old and had been volunteering at Warbreck House for just over 12 months before being offered a full time position as a kennel assistant in November 2009. Kerry went to Liverpool JMU and got a BA(hons) in English Literature but has always felt that she would enjoy a career involving animals.
Derek started with us in May 2011. Derek has many years experience of working with animals and a lot of people will know him from Animals In Need, a local animal charity.
Coral joined our team in May 2012. She is currently working in kennels with Derek and Sophie. Coral has just started college for her veterinary nurse training.
Sophie joined our team in May 2012. She is currently working in kennels with Derek and Coral. She will start her veterinary nurse training in January 2013.
Sandra is our longest standing member of staff and has been working here since 1990. She works as our Head Receptionist. She has a great love of dogs but is particularly passionate about Highland Terriers. Sandra runs the local branch of Scottie Rescue (STECS) in her spare time. Sandra sometimes loses count with how many she has!
Peter joined our reception team April 2013.
Lisa (Practice Administrator)
Lisa has worked in veterinary practice since 1995 and came to work at Warbreck House in 2007. She is married with two gorgeous fur babies, Hank and Hoshi, both much loved rescue cats.
An unmitigated homebod, Lisa loves to curl up on the sofa with her boys and watch old movies.
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