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 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.

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.

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!

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