Dr John Cartwright BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon and Clinical Director

After graduating from the University of Edinburgh Veterinary School, John spent several years developing his skills in a small animal hospital.

Setting up practise in Penketh in 1999, John's sole aim and focus was on bringing the very highest standards of pet care into First Opinion Practise in the Warrington area.

John's main interests lie in Orthopaedics, and he's currently working towards achieving the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons' Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice.

Living near Bunbury in Cheshire with wife Alison and best friend Kody, a beautiful Black Labrador, John's household is completed by 3 rescue cats: Frank, Charles and Chopper!

Mr Alex Roberts BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Alex graduated from the R(D)SVS at Edinburgh University in 2013. He first came to do work experience with us in 2004 and has been back regularly ever since, to the extent we thought the place wouldn't be the same without him, so we offered him a full time position.

He has an interest in all aspects of small animal medicine and enjoys working with exotics too.

Outside of work Alex enjoys following his beloved Wrexham football club and going to the gym.

Mrs Alexa Montgomery BSc BVSc BSAVA PGCertSAM MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Alexa graduated from Bristol University with distinction in 2010 and was based for the first five years of her career at a small animal vets in Shropshire. In December 2015, Alexa started working at Maple Vets having moved to Lymm with her husband Tom and rescue collie Dot, who can be seen most days racing around the dam chasing the squirrels!

Alexa has also completed a small animal medicine certificate with BSAVA and is looking forward to developing these skills further at Maple Vets. 

Martin Fell
Practice Manager

Martin joined Maple vets in 2002 having been persuaded by John to return from Sydney and has been here ever since!  Martin enjoys the day to day challenge of managing a busy 3 centre small animal practice and getting to know our clients.

Martin lives in North Wales with wife Jane and mischievous cats Ebony, Herbie and Robyn and Theo the Labrador.  In his spare time Martin enjoys walking in North Wales and attending concerts and live sporting events.

Michelle Gambles RVN
Head Nurse and Registered Veterinary Nurse

Joining Maple Vets in 1999, Michelle completed her veterinary nurse training in 2006 and has since progressed to Head Nurse.  Undertaking a wide variety of tasks and procedures, Michelle particularly enjoys meeting our clients and getting to know their pets.

Living in Warrington with her husband, Adam, Michelle enjoys nothing more than 'downtime' with her hairy family: Lenny, Pickle and Bert.

 

 

Melanie Whitling RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse and Clinical Coach

Melanie qualified as a small animal nurse in 2000 and joined Maple vets in 2005 working mainly at our Grappenhall branch.  Mel's growing family keeps her very busy but luckily for us she still has time to come back on a part time basis to train our trainee nurses at our Penketh branch.

As well as children, she also takes care of her crazy rescue dog, two cats and a rescue rabbit that found himself at our Penketh branch after wandering the streets of Widnes for a while!  Enough to keep her out of mischief!

Beth Davies RVN
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Beth knew she wanted to work with animals from an early age.  She came to work at Maple in September 2011 after finishing college, where she studied art and science subjects. 

Beth hopes to start her training next year to become a registered veterinary nurse, but for now is enjoying learning new things working at Maple.

Beth has a great interest in exotic animals and shares her bedroom with a small menagerie of creatures.  She also has a big daft dog named Odie and enjoys taking him for long walks.

Susie McNicholas RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse

Susie studied at Chestergates Referral Hospital and qualified in August 2016 with a diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Susie has always had a keen interest in helping animals and this led her into this career.

Her main interest is canine behaviour and she is a keen dog rescuer. Her first dog Bruce is the one that ignited this passion as she rehabilitated him back to good health after being an RSPCA cruelty case.

Susie is a strong advocate for Bull breeds and will help out when she can with rescue centres. She enjoys rehabilitating the most difficult of dogs and currently has a Romanian rescue dog and an Italian Mastiff, called Alvin and Brindie, as well as two rescue cats, called Bronson and Bracken, but unfortunately lost Bruce to cancer in 2017. 

In her spare time Susie enjoys walking her dogs and going out for meals.

Hannah McEwan FdSc RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hannah graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017 with a Foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing. She has aspired to be a Vet Nurse from a young age, showing this through her many years of work experience at Maple Vets.

Hannah hopes to start her Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in the near future.

Hannah enjoys long walks with her Sprocker Nala and Lhasa Apso Bella. She also has a rescue cat called Lily. In her free time Hannah likes going to the theatre.

Emma O'Connor
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Emma started working at Maple Vets in 2015 after completing her extended diploma in animal management at Reaseheath College. Emma has just started her training in and upon qualifying would love to train further in ciritical and emergency care. She has a great interest in the care of exotic and orphaned animals and looks forward to improving her knowledge in both these areas.

She currently has a cat, Misty; a rabbit called Harvey; a corn snake named Beau; and a Frenchie called Darwin, who enjoys being chased by Harvey in the garden.

Megan Allen
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Megan has always wanted to become a Veterinary Nurse. After she left school in 2013, she studied at Cronton Sixth Form College where she gained a level 3 extended diploma in Animal Management and then joined our team at Maple in 2015. In Septemeber 2017 she started her Veterinary Nurse training at Proco College.

Megan has a Jack Russell cross called Narla and a Syrian hamster called Marshall. Megan has always loved animals and cannot wait to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse.

Rachael Siddle-Hayes
Receptionist

Rachael joined Maple Vets in September 2012 and is based on reception.  Previously Rachael had worked in retail and customer service but had always wanted to work with animals and so had a change of career when the opportunity arose.

She enjoys being on the desk and getting to know clients and their pets and is happy to help with any queries they may have.

Rachael has a miniature Schnauzer called Louie who she loves to walk and look after and hopes to get another dog soon.  For now, Rachael is happy to be on reception but is considering becoming a veterinary nurse in the future. 

Sarah Wilcock
Receptionist and Animal Nursing Assistant

Sarah has worked at veterinary practices for over 10 years and at Maple Vets for 6 years.  She attended Reaseheath college and complete a first diploma in animal care before going on to Myerscough college and gaining her Animal Nursing Assistant certificate.  Since coming back to Maple in April 2013 following maternity leave Sarah is now based on reception.

In her spare time Sarah enjoys horse riding and going to the cinema as well as socialising with her friends.

Rebecca Bramwell
Veterinary Care Assistant

Rebecca is a qualified Veterinary Care Assistant and started working at Maple Vets in 2015.

Rebecca has been around animals since the age of 2 and has worked with horses from the age of 8. She has a Springer Spaniel, 2 degus and a colony of rats. Rebecca would love to visit wild animals, particularly big cats and wolves to study them in their natural habitat.