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AMCR Personnel

The Animal Medical Centre is owned and run by two veterinary surgeons, Rachel Pike and Pip Boydell. They provide facilities and staff to support the work of senior veterinary clinicians and specialists in various fields of expertise.

Clinical Staff

Senior Veterinary Clinicians

The AMCR’s veterinary referral service is provided and supervised by highly experienced veterinary surgeons, who have undertaken extensive post-graduate training and obtained various additional qualifications.

 

AMCR Personnel

The Animal Medical Centre is owned and run by two veterinary surgeons, Rachel Pike and Pip Boydell. They provide facilities and staff to support the work of senior veterinary clinicians and specialists in various fields of expertise.

Clinical Staff

Senior Veterinary Clinicians

The AMCR’s veterinary referral service is provided and supervised by highly experienced veterinary surgeons, who have undertaken extensive post-graduate training and obtained various additional qualifications.

 

Senior clinicians:

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Pip Boydell BVetMed CertVOphtal MRCVS – Ophthalmology and Neurology

Pip qualified in 1984 and then completed a general surgical internship and ophthalmic residency and has been seeing referred ophthalmic and neurologic patients for over 25 years. He has had over 200 papers and abstracts published in veterinary and medical literature and continues to develop new treatments and techniques in these fields. He reviews papers for several veterinary journals and has been an invited speaker at many national and specialist veterinary and medical conferences and meetings.

Rachel Pike CertSAM CertVA MRCVS – Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Anaesthesia

Rachel Pike has been dealing with referred medical cases for over 25 years. She qualified in 1988 and, with an interest in intensive care, gained her certificate in veterinary anaesthesia in …. and her certificate in internal medicine in …. . Her principal interests lie in the field of gastroenterology and she drives most of the endoscopes. As director of a small farm and alpaca breeding unit, her caseload includes camelid and and small livestock referrals. As a bee keeper herself she advises and treats many local colonies.

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David Crossley BVetMed MRCVS FAVD DipEVDC

By 1990, David had developed special interests in advanced reconstructive and oral surgery (including dentistry). During the following years he accepted referrals in oro-facial surgery and dentistry. In 1993 David passed the entry examination of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, giving him his first formal postgraduate qualification. Further study and practice of dentistry and oral surgery qualified him to apply for entry to the European College of Veterinary Dentistry. He was one of the first three to obtain membership of the college by passing the college’s entry examination in 1998. In 2003 David obtained a PhD from Manchester University for his work on dental disease in chinchillas.

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James Pratt BVetMed CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS – Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery
          James Pratt has been working in small animal orthopaedic referral practice for nearly 20 years. He has experience ranging from cruciate surgery and arthroscopy, to fracture repair and the correction of limb deformities, to hip replacement and spinal surgery. He qualified from the RVC in 1991 and completed a surgical residency (a 3 year period of postgraduate training) at Edinburgh University in 2000. He became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary surgeons in 2001 and he has been an RCVS specialist in small animal surgery since 2008.

Becoming an RCVS-recognised specialist takes many years of advanced training and experience. RCVS specialist status is the highest level of veterinary specialism in the UK and has to be re-accredited every 5 years.

For more information about veterinary specialists see the websites of the British College of Veterinary Specialists, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

          To discuss an orthopaedic or neurosurgery case please contact James Pratt on 01709 897354.

 

Tammy Gillian MACVSc (SASurg) MRCVS
Claire McArdle
Claire McArdle BVSc CertVD MRCVS

Claire qualified from Liverpool University in 1991 and gained her Certificate in Veterinary Dermatology in 2001 while working in companion practice in Cheshire. She worked as a lecturer in the Dermatology Referral Clinic at Liverpool University before basing her Dermatology clinics in Cheshire and South Manchester. Her main interests include allergic, auto-immune and endocrine skin diseases.

Nursing staff

The AMCR is a recognised veterinary nurse training centre. It employs several fully qualified veterinary nurses as well as trainee nurses and various animal care staff. As the AMCR’s caseload varies considerably, additional locum nurses are drafted in when required.


 

 

Contact information:
MANCHESTER
511 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy
Manchester M21 0UB
+44(0)1618813329
Contact information:
THURNSCOE
Thurnscoe Business Park, Barrowfield Road
Rotherham S63 0BH
+44(0)1709897354