Roger Scott

BVM&S MRCVS

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 joined the farm team at Scott Mitchell in 2008 with an enthusiasm for all large animal work. 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. After 12 months working with the Scottish Agricultural College at Dumfries Lee-Anne retuned to the practice in June 2014 with additional expertise in veterinary pathology and herd health production management and became a partner in 2015. Lee-Anne has completed the Advanced Veterinary Practitioner Qualification in Cattle Health and Production.

Julie Craig

Farm Surgery Manager

Julie joined the practice in 2001 and is a fundamental member of the farm department; organising vets, co-ordinating vaccine orders, booking appointments and generally making sure everything in the farm department runs smoothly. Julie will be based in the new practice at Tow Law. A Weardale farmer's daughter and wife she is often found helping out on the farm with her two boys Robert and Ridley.

Claire Davies

BVSc MRCVS

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.

Mandy Donaldson

Head of Administration

Mandy joined the practice in 2009 as a  farm and equine receptionist, she has recently moved into her new role as head of administration. Mandy has ample experience in the agricultural and equine sectors, she holds an HND in Agriculture and was previously employed at Hexham Auction mart and Kirkley Hall where she was responsible for organising the short land-based courses. Mandy's family settled in Hexham 11 years ago, she has three sons and a daughter. The family are keen horse and pony owners and riders and most of Mandy's time away from work is taking up with equine activities and transporting her children around the country for various sporting activities, so there is always a story to be told come Monday morning!

Sam Eke

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Sam joined the practice in 2017. As a veterinary nursing assistant Sam 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, three days a week she is based in the equine department. Sam has lived in Otterburn nearly her life, she currently lives with her fiancé on his farm just outside Otterburn with their 2 dogs, Ollie the Jack Russel and Nellie the diva dachshund cross. She completed a Bsc in Equine sports science and Equestrian psychology at Nottingham Trent University. she's had a keen interest in horse since a young age and worked as head girl for 6 seasons at Girsonfield stud and racing and more recently worked as a free lance groom. She has her own horse Jacob who she enjoys competing in dressage and eventing in her spare time.

Lauren Porteus

BVMedSci BVM BVS (Hons) MRCVS

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

BVM&S MRCVS

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.

Josh Lancaster

Stock and Purchasing Controller

Josh joined Scott Mitchell Associates in Spring 2016. Josh is in charge of stock control and purchasing in the surgery which is no mean feat with two pharmacys and ten vets cars to keep control of! Josh is married with a young son and enjoys dancing and going to festivals as well as spending time at his caravan in Scotland.

Marie McLoughlin

Laboratory Technician

Marie joined the team in 2017 and assists in the laboratory processing blood samples and examining slides. She has a degree in foundation science from the University of Nottingham. Marie originates from London but moved to Northumberland as a child. She has an interest in dog training and is working towards membership of the Institute of Modern Dog Training (IMDT). Marie doesn't have any pets of her own but in her spare time she enjoys spending time with other people's pets dog walking and training.

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.  

Gill Short

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

As a veterinary nursing assistant Gill 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.

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.

Jade Thomson

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

As a veterinary nursing assistant Natasha 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 covering reception duties.

Ruth Wallace

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

As a veterinary nursing assistant Ruth 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.

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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