Meet The Team

  • Alexa Montgomery


    Lead Veterinary Surgeon


    Alexa joined the team in 2015 after five years working as a small animal vet in Shropshire. She has a certificate in small animal medicine and works mainly at our Grappenhall surgery, although you may also see her helping at our other branches from time to time. Outside of work she is kept busy with her two young children, and rescue pets Dot and Poppy.

  • Hannah Morris


    Senior Veterinary Surgeon


    Hannah qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2014 and began her career in a mixed practice in North Wales. She started working for Maple Vets as a locum in 2018 and officially joined the team in 2020. When she is not working, she can often be found hiking up a hill with her mischievous Jack Russell terrier, Wendy.

  • Marina Pastor Lopez


    Veterinary Surgeon


    Marina is originally from Spain and qualified from the University of Murcia in 2018. She has had a passion for animals since she was a child, so being a vet was an obvious choice of career. She loves working with our team and clients, and in her spare time she enjoys keeping active and being outdoors.

  • Dog


    Veterinary Surgeon


    Nicola qualified from Edinburgh Vet School in 2020 and started working at Maple Vets the same year. Originally from Fife in Scotland, she grew up on a sheep and cattle farm. In her spare time she plays rugby union for Sale Sharks.

  • Janie Clare


    Practice Manager

    Janie trained and qualified as a nurse at a mixed practice in Cheshire, and has been the practice manager of Rutland House Vets and its associated branches for many years. Now a member of the Maple Vets team, she loves looking after all 10 of our practices! She has two border terriers and a lurcher, and is an athletics coach in her spare time.

  • Sarah Blair


    Deputy Head Nurse


    Sarah has worked in veterinary practices since leaving school, and worked as a nursing assistant and receptionist at Maple Vets before progressing to deputy head nurse. She especially enjoys being in theatre and imaging. She is married with two children and has a dog and two cats.

  • Beth Davies


    Registered Veterinary Nurse


    Beth, known as Betty to everyone at Maple Vets, has been a nurse for over 10 years. She loves looking after animals and has a dog called Wesley, who she enjoys taking on long walks at the weekend.

  • Kath Vernon


    Registered Veterinary Nurse


    Kath has been nursing for a long time and joined the Maple Vets team in 2022. Her main interests are geriatric patients, nurse clinics and anaesthesia, but she loves all aspects of her role. She has a geriatric rescue Staffie called Dilly, a terrapin called Travis, two land snails called Derek and Desmond and a few fish.

  • Megan Allen


    Registered Veterinary Nurse


    Megan has worked at Maple Vets as a nurse since 2015 and enjoys working in theatre. She lives with her fiancé and Staffordshire bull terrier Lara, and would like to specialise in surgical nursing in the future.

  • Lydia Whitfield


    Veterinary Care Assistant


    Lydia loves all animals, big and small, and owns a jumping spider. She is currently a nursing assistant, but hopes to qualify as a nurse one day. She especially enjoys taking care of animals recovering from operations.

  • Rebecca Bramwell

    Rebecca B

    Veterinary Care Assistant


    Rebecca has been a qualified nursing assistant since 2013 and joined our team in 2015. She has a particular interest in grooming and enjoys dematting dogs and cats that come into the surgery. She has had many exotic pets in the past, such as rats, degus, gerbils, birds and rabbits, and currently has a rescue dog called Dallas and a cat called Mo Salah.

  • Rebecca Whitling

    Rebecca W

    Veterinary Care Assistant


    Rebecca, known to most as Little Beckie, has worked at Maple Vets since 2015. After visiting the practice during breaks from college, she went on to train as a veterinary care assistant. She lives with her boyfriend and five cats: Hunter, Willow, Harry, Wendy and Wilma. It’s definitely a full house!

  • Charlotte Wilks



    Charlotte is a student veterinary nurse and has been part of the Maple Vets team since 2019. She has a dogue de Bordeaux called Jessie and a horse named Monson, who take up most of her spare time!

  • Rebecca Murphy

    Rebecca M

    Student Veterinary Nurse

    Rebecca has worked in many veterinary practices over the last decade and would love to specialise in surgical nursing in the future. She has lots of pets, including snails, tortoises, sheep and pigs, and enjoys farming and playing rugby in her spare time.

  • Rachael Beswick


    Financial Administrator

    Rachael is the practice's financial administrator and has been with Maple for many years, seven of which were spent as a receptionist at our Penketh branch. She has a miniature schnauzer called Louie, who she enjoys walking and taking on family adventures, and a house cat called Aurora who Louie loves to chase!

  • Sophie


    Veterinary Care Assistant