We are a two site small animal practice based in Bury and Bolton, first established in 2004. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of vet surgeons and nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, our Tottington practice is open seven days a week and both practices have access to 24-hour emergency care.
Charlotte is the head nurse at Tottington having been here since training as a student nurse. She has taken on the role of being a clinical coach and is guiding the next generation of students through their studies. Charlotte is happily married with a dog and cat at home. In her spare time she enjoys getting out and about and looks forward to the ski season.
Francesca Gordon RVN
Fran started with Pennine Vets in December 2018 after moving from Regan Veterinary Group. She is a fully qualified veterinary nurse and has worked in the veterinary field since 2009, completing work in a referral hospital and gaining experience in dealing with small animals. Fran has a specialist interest in internal medicine, emergency and critical care and is also a raw food adviser. Fran enjoys singing and cooking when she’s not looking after her pets. She has two cats called Caramel and Amelie and a French bulldog called Orson.
Claire Maplesden RVN
Claire has worked for Pennine Vets since January 2007. She completed her veterinary nurse training at the Tottington practice, qualifying as a registered veterinary nurse in 2009, and became head nurse at the Harwood practice in October the same year. Claire then left to have her first child and returned to work part-time at the Tottington practice. She enjoys all aspects of nursing, in particular nurse clinics and has a keen interest in animal behaviour. Claire has two dogs, a snake and fish, and outside of work enjoys spending time with her family.
Kate Stott RVN
Kate joined the practice in 2014 as a volunteer and completed her student nurse training here with us. She qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2018. Kate has two dogs, Silvie, a Border Collie and Buddy, a Shetland Sheepdog. She also has a cat called Norman. In her spare time Kate enjoys travelling and snowboarding.
Student Veterinary Nurse at Tottington
Nicola joined the practice in 2014 as a receptionist before joining the animal nursing team in 2015. She has previously completed an animal nursing assistant course and is now completing her veterinary nurse training at ProCo college. Nicola is married with two children who she loves spending time with. She also has a miniature Dachshund called Lady, two cats named Simba and Wilson, some fish and stick insects.
Student Veterinary Nurse at Harwood
Laura is studying veterinary nursing, before which she trained as a veterinary care assistant. She enjoys all aspects of nursing, in particular surgical nursing and radiography. Laura has a Maine Coon called Thomas who thinks he is a dog. In her spare time she enjoys running, singing and playing the guitar.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Jess is currently studying at Eccles College and is hoping to become a qualified veterinary nurse. She joined the practice in September 2018. When Jess is not at work she enjoys spending time with her horse, Summer. Her favourite part of the job is helping pets recover from illnesses and seeing them leave happily with their owners.
Animal Nursing Assistant and Pet Bereavement Advisor
Rachel is a qualified animal nursing assistant and is also trained as a pet bereavement advisor. She is also currently studying to make our practice cat friendly. Rachel enjoys every aspect of working in practice and has a Labradoodle, Bella. In her spare time she enjoys taking her dog out and socialising with family and friends.
Patient Care Assistant
Annabelle joined Pennine Vets in April 2018 after working as an animal nursing assistant at an animal hospital. She particularly enjoys the care and recovery for patients post-operatively. When not working she likes reading and spends time with her horse called Roly who enjoys the cuddles and attention.