Roger Scott


Roger is the managing partner and started the practice in 2001. Roger grew up in Hexham and attended QEHS. He was animal mad as a youngster, breeding and showing guinea pigs at Hexham fur and feather society and breeding and racing pigeons. He used to attend the markets with his father Dennis who was an auctioneer and spent the holidays working on his uncle's farm. Roger qualified from Edinburgh and worked first in York, Hampshire and Newcastle before returning to Hexham to set up the practice. Roger is married to Alison and they have three children. A late starter at leisure activities, he took up skiing and sailing aged 40 and is rumoured to now have a different set of skis for each day of the week!

Lee-Anne Oliver

BVM&S CertAVP(cattle) MRCVS

Lee-Anne graduated from Edinburgh University in 2007. After a short spell in equine practice she became a dedicated farm vet. Married to a suckler farmer on Hadrian's Wall Lee-Anne enjoys helping out on the farm in her spare time with her son Aaron. In 2013 Lee-Anne completed a 12 month sabbatical working with the Scottish Agricultural College at Dumfries and retuned to farm practice with additional expertise in veterinary pathology and herd health production management. Lee-Anne has completed the Advanced Veterinary Practitioner Qualification in Cattle Health and Production and has been awarded the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice for sheep.

Claire Davies


Claire qualified from Liverpool in 2004 and after a brief spell as a locum she returned to her home patch to join Scott Mitchell Associates in 2005. Claire is a keen member of the farm animal team and is a Lantra approved trainer involved in delivering Farmskills courses. She also has a passion for horses and enjoys riding her pony, Toby. Claire helps out with her husband's family business and can often be seen driving the Davies Tractors HGV around the countryside. In her small amount of spare time she enjoys playing uni-hoc, running and looking after her young family.

Lauren Porteus


Lauren is a keen and enthusiatic member of the farm team. She grew up locally and attended school in Haydon Bridge. She joined Scott Mitchell Associates in October 2016 after graduating from The Univeristy of Nottingham earlier that year. In her spare time she plays netball, skis and bakes cakes!

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.

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.

Vikki Ord

Farm Surgery Receptionist

Vikki joined the practice in 2018 and works in the farm department co-ordinatiing calls and at front of house for enquiries and collections. Vikki lives on a farm near Haydon Bridge and helps out with all manner of things when she can. She is married to Kenneth and is kept busy with her 2 little girls Annabelle and Philippa. Vikki returned to work after having time off to bring up Philippa but previously worked in both the Advertising and Accounts Department at the Hexham Courant.  

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.

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.

Helen Thoburn

Farm Project Manager

Helen joined Scott Mitchell Associates in a new role as farm project manager. Helen has lived in the area all her life and has a wealth of farm animal experience having previously worked as an cattle embryology technician involved in advanced breeding techniques.

Ami Walby

Farm Receptionist

Ami came to work at Scott Mitchell Associates in 2009 into her first job after leaving school. Ami was not short of experience however having lived and helped on the mixed family farm with dairy, beef and sheep all her life. She has also owned and ridden ponies and then horses since the tender age of two. Ami is a dedicated farm receptionist and helps co-ordinate the farm calls and assists with dispensing medicines. Aimi's hobbies still firmly revolve around farming, horses and hunting, now with a strong element of socialising into the mix!

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