Colin Mitchell


Colin joined Roger Scott in 2003 and became a partner in the practice a year later, he is head of the equine department and is involved in the decision making within the practice. Colin originates from the east coast of Scotland and attended veterinary school in Edinburgh. He worked in practice in Northumberland for five years prior to joining Roger. Colin gained his post graduate certificate in Equine Practice in 2004. Colin is married to Liz and has two young children Shona and Oliver. In his spare time Colin  enjoys spending time with his family, fell-running, mountain biking and skiing.

Liz Mitchell


Liz graduated from Cambridge in 1998 and spent five years in mixed practice in Devon and Warwickshire before returning to  Cumbria where she worked for eight years as Director in charge of equine at Paragon Veterinary Group near Penrith. In 2007 Liz attained the Royal College certificate in equine practice. Liz and Colin were married in December 2009 and their daughter Shona was born in September 2010 and son Oliver born in July 2012. Following her maternity leave in May 2011 Liz joined Scott Mitchell Associates working part time on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Liz has owned, ridden and competed horses for many years prior to hanging up her boots to run around after children! When spare time exists Liz also enjoys skiing, walking, fell running and mountain biking.

Charlotte McGivney


Charlotte has recently returned to work at Scott Mitchell Associates, following a period in New Zealand and Dublin completing her equine suregry training and PhD in equine genetics. Charlotte has a young son and works part time and has special interest in equine surgery and lameness. In her spare time she enjoys riding and spending time with her family.

Steph Cook


Steph originates from Hawick and graduated from Edinburgh in 2014 and spent a year in mixed practice in Cumbria, before going into equine practice in Lancashire for 2 years. Steph joined Scott Mitchell Associates in August 2017 and is involved in all aspects of equine work. She has a keen interest in lameness and medicine. In her speare time she enjoys looking after and riding her own horses.

Rebecca Dent

Trainee Equine Veterinary Nurse

Rebecca joined the team in Autumn 2019 as a student equine veterinary nurse. she is completing her nurse training alongside clinical work in the parctice. She lives in Lowgate with her Mam and two sisters. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horse Maisie and exercising her two dogs Lara and Milo. she is an active member of Whitley Chapel young farmers.

Cam Collins


Cam was born and bred in Stocksfield and has lived in the area all his life. After attending school in Newcastle he completed his veterinary training at The Dick Vet school in Edinburgh in July 2017 and started work at Scott Mitchell Associates in the August. He is gaining experience in all the departments but has a particular interest in farm work. In his spare time he enjoys shooting and is a member of a local syndicate. He also enjoys the outdoors venturing to the Lakes and Highlands when he can.

Ivana Pintar


Ivana first came to Scott Mitchell Associates in 2014 as part of her Erasmus exchange programme in Hexham. Having proved to be an excellent student who fitted well in the team we were delighted to welcome her back in 2017 as an assisant veterinary surgeon. After graduating in January 2016, she started to work in a small animal clinic in Varazdin, Croatia, where she was born and raised. She has a passion for horse riding to which she plans to return again. She loves to travel so spends her leisure time satisfying her wanderlust by exploring the United Kingdom with her partner.

Helen Henderson

Equine Medical Records Clerk

Helen joined Scott Mitchell Associates on 31st May 2018 as an Equine Medical Records Clerk.   Helen lives in Prudhoe with hubby, Steve, and kids, Joe (19) and Sam (15). She is horse mad!!  Helen loves to compete in dressage and eventing, walking her black lab Rosie and spending time with family and friends.

Sally Booth


Sally Booth is a Veterinary Surgeon at Tow Law, working on Tuesdays.  Sally’s first post was based in Weardale, she then had a period of doing locum work around the North of England after this.  She took a partnership with Robson and Prescott in 2001, and is pleased to now have the opportunity to return to Tow Law. Sally comes from a Doncaster based farming family.  In her spare time she is a volunteer welfare office for the British Horse Society and is on the Association of Racecourse Vets committee.  She has started a new business manufacturing horseshoes with two farriers and enjoys gardening, baking, showing and driving her own horses.  She also loves horse racing and has two horses in training

Clare North-Lewis

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Having a keen equestrian background, Clare now runs a livery yard in Colwell and she has just joined the team. Clare lives on a sheep farm, she is married to Selby and they have three children, Billy, Jack and Polly.   In her spare time, Clare likes to tread the boards and has often been seen in YFC 27 Up Pantomime productions.

Amanda Sim

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

As a veterinary nursing assistant Amanda works a shift pattern helping to provide our excellent 24 hour care service for the in-patients as well as assisting the vets with procedures and performing reception duties.

Ellie Scandle

Equine Receptionist

Ellie Scandle has been recently appointed into the role of equine receptionist at Scott Mitchell and is able to use her equine background and local knowledge to assist with call co-ordinations and handling client requests. Ellie lives in the Shire and is just finishing her school studies in Hexham. Ellie is a keen horse rider and has is an active member of both Pony Club and Young Farmers.

Kirsten Smith

Veterinary Nursing Assistant & Animal Physiotherapist & Equine Receptionist

Kirsten has a wealth of experience working with horses and is a qualified animal physiotherapist. A local from Hexham, she joined Scott Mitchell Associates in November 2013. As a veterinary nursing assistant Kirsten works a shift pattern helping to provide our excellent 24 hour care service for the in-patients as well as assisting the vets with procedures and reception duties. Kirsten also provides equine physiotherapy services both at the surgery and as a mobile service.

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