Veterinary Surgeons

Suzanne Young MRCVS- Veterinary Surgeon.

Owning my own dog as a teenager really cemented my desire to be a vet and care for animals. I enjoyed working on farms in the holidays and had a job at the local guard dog kennels as well as helping out at a riding school. In between school and university I passed a BHS qualification that meant I can teach riding-though I had not had my own horse at that time.I qualified from Edinburgh in 1985 I went into large animal practice in Scotland-up in the glens- after which I came down south and have worked in two mixed practices in Yorkshire. The move to Holmefield and the opportunity to concentrate on small animal medicine five years ago was welcome as I enjoy preventative health and investigative medicine.My particular interests are ophthalmology, osteoarthritis and pain relief as well as care of the geriatric patient.I have three dogs, Rusty, Titch and Tuffie all terrier crosses and enjoy long walks with them. I take the smallest, Titch, to dog agility classes which is fun- her legs are short enough that I can keep up with her! Having recently lost my elderly horse, Chip, I now find I have more time (to walk the dogs) and to go running. The days of playing rugby and doing kick boxing are long gone so yoga and ballet continue to keep me more mobile.

Staffphoto Leanne Hall MRCVS- Veterinary Surgeon.

I have worked at Holmefield since I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2010. I can’t remember ever deciding that I wanted to become a vet; it was just always what I was going to do! I love the fact that every day I get to work with animals and get to know the people that own them. Though I enjoy all aspects of the job my favourite areas are surgery and imaging.When growing up we always had a dog and it was something I definitely missed whilst I was away at vet school. I managed to last a whole year after graduating before I gave in; I got a 7 year old rescue greyhound called Nancy. Taking her on walks out and about in the sunshine (and the rain) certainly helps to wind down after finishing work. When she isn’t being walked Nancy can invariably be found doing her other favourite past times…sleeping or eating! In fact she has a reputation at work as being a bit of a food thief having stolen a sandwich, a banana, cat food, diarrhoea tablets, a pasty, digestive biscuits, ryvita and beef flavoured anti-inflammatory tablets to name a few!! I have so far managed to resist the temptation to start a menagerie of animals (mainly thanks to my landlord allowing only one pet!) though I would be lying if I said I hadn’t been tempted a few times.

Alex Sharp MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

After graduating from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2013, I started working in a small animal practice in Lincoln. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there, but this year decided to come up north to God’s own country. I started at Holmefield in November 2016 and moved here with my partner and my cat ‘Scabby Abbie’. At work I love getting new and interesting soft tissue surgical cases and have a special interest in dermatology. When I am at home I love music, walking, cooking and all things food related!

Emma Noone MRCVS- Veterinary Surgeon
Daisy Copley MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

After graduating at the University of Nottingham I moved back up to my hometown in Cumbria where I originally worked as a mixed animal vet, I then transitioned to become a small animal only vet. After being there for six and a half years I moved to Yorkshire at the end of 2017 with my partner and my Chihuahua; Pepper (a vet rescue typical case- certainly a change from my usual breed of choice – Springer Spaniels!)
I enjoy all aspects of being a vet but have a particular interest in small animal Medicine. I also enjoy working with our feline companions, recently having worked towards and achieved the gold standard cat friendly clinic award at our Brayton surgery.

Anna Siodla MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Ania (“short” version of Anna) but I am used to people calling me Ana. I come from Poznan in Poland where I graduated even though most of my practical studies I did at the university in Lisbon, Portugal.
I always wanted to be a vet and I always liked traveling so that was no surprise to my family that I studied abroad and that I moved to UK afterwards. When I was a child I was bringing home all cats and birds that I found around. Then I was working with horses in my time off from school because I wanted to be a horse vet. I still did not decided where and doing what exactly I want to settle but I am here since October 2017 and I really adore Yorkshire.
I like time in the surgery but I also enjoy investigating cardiac and endocrinology cases. In my time off I enjoy trekking and climbing and in general everything that I can do outdoors. I like traveling but staying at home with good book and favourite music is sometimes the only thing I need.

Annika Tofferi MRCVS- Veterinary Surgeon