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The Veterinary Surgeons Team
Sue Taylor BVMS MVM MRCVS Partner - Equine Vet
I am the daughter of Mick Taylor who was the founder of the practice and hence I grew up with veterinary medicine around me, helping my father from a very early age. I qualified from Glasgow vet school in 1976, and then spent a year as a postgraduate studying equine orthopaedics leading to an MVM. Following several years living in Newmarket working as a locum, I returned here in 1980 and have been here ever since. I have been one of the race course vets at Wolverhampton from 1980, and also at Uttoxeter race course since 1988. I am now part of the team at Haydock, and also at Aintree for the bigger race days such as the Grand National. I have ridden all of my life, and own several thoroughbred horses. In my (limited!!) spare time I train point to pointers and hunter chasers, often having them from youngsters, breaking them in and then taking them through their training. I also breed the occasional thoroughbred foal. I find all of my job fascinating, but I have a special interest in equine performance/ lameness and in farriery, I am an examiner for the Worshipful Company of farriers. I live with my 2 rescued lurchers, Indigo and Jasper, my whippet "Tiny Tim" and my partner Paul who manufactures saddlery.
Nick Bolton MA VetMB MRCVS Wolverhampton Hospital
I qualified as a vet from Cambridge Veterinary School and started my career in mixed practice in North Staffs. In 1989 I moved to CHVH to concentrate solely on small animal practice where apart from a 12 month backpacking stint, I have continued my veterinary career. I am married with 2 daughters and our extended family includes two vibrant springer spaniels, and two guinea pigs. For most of the last 15 years my spare time has been devoted to the renovation of our family home, which was bought in an extremely neglected and dilapidated state. Thankfully this project is nearing completion; DIY is starting to lose its appeal! In my 'spare time' I love relaxing in our mature garden, particularly the challenge of growing exotic fruit and veg. And when time allows, a good long walk with family and dogs over the tops of the peaks and fells, with a good foody pub at the end.
Kathryn Cave BVet Med MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon - Kingswinford Surgery
I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1997 with an interest in small animals and horses. My first job was in Stoke-on-Trent and I joined the Connaught team as an assistant in 1998. I am now mostly to be found at our Kingswinford branch, although I enjoy my occasional weeks in the main hospital which allow me the opportunity to investigate and treat more complicated medical and surgical cases. I have a keen interest in ophthalmology and find eye problems fascinating to deal with, aswell as finding the treatment of our smaller patients such as ferrets and other small furries very rewarding. Over the last 12 years I have expanded my veterinary knowledge with training in more complementary veterinary treatments, such as acupuncture, which I have found to be of great use in helping animals with conditions such as osteoarthritis and spinal problems. I have 3 cats, Trouble, a stray who was brought into the Kingswinford branch and 2 Maine Coon cats, Truffles and her son Zebedee. Outside of work I like to participate in a variety of activities, but most of my spare time is taken up with going to concerts to see bands perform live or doing Ceroc (modern jive) dancing.
Julie Wylie BVet Med (Hons) MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon - Wolverhampton Hospital and Codsall
I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2002 and have worked at Connaught since I qualified. I have an interest in emergency and critical care cases, and I am currently completing a certificate in this area. I own 4 border collies and several cats. I enjoy teaching and competing in dog agility in my spare time.
My husband Keith & I have a young daughter Heather.
I qualified from Bristol University, and having spent several years doing mixed animal practice, decided that my interest lay in small animal medicine and surgery. I work part-time to facilitate family life with two children, two dogs and two guinea pigs.
I joined the team in March 2012 having worked at another Veterinary Hospital in the north previously. You can find me mostly at the hospital in Wolverhampton. I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of small animal practice, with a particular interest in internal medicine, diagnostic imaging and canine behaviour. When not at work, I love taking my two Great Dane dogs, Bentley and Phillip for long walks and enjoying the Shropshire countryside. I also enjoy active days out, travelling and the great outdoors. I have recently gained an interest in motocross and have started horse riding again.
Andrew Mills BVet Med MRCVS Partner and Veterinary Surgeon - Equine and Wolverhampton Hospital
PI graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in London in June 2007. I currently work mainly for our equine department, but do some companion animal work, , spending my days out and about and some evenings in the practice. I have a particular interest in equine dentistry.
Outside of work I spend my time cycling and playing rugby. I have a wife, Beverly( also a vet) and my daughters, Faith and Hope.
Gayle Capps BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon - Equine Department
I qualified from Bristol vet school in 1999. worked in a mixed practice in Bedfordshire for three years, before moving to The George Veterinary Group in Wiltshire for the best part of ten years, initially doing small animal and equine, but ultimately solely equine. We moved to Shropshire in 2012, because we fell in love with the place on holiday! We have bought a place that will keep our DIY skills and gardening skills busy for years to come. I have two young children who also keep me busy, a long suffering husband who works in London, and a very daft retriever called Alfie who comes out on visits with me. >
Kelly Ebbitt BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon - Kingswinford Surgery
I qualified from Bristol University in 2012 and have been working at Connaught House since May 2014 where I am mainly based at the Kingswinford branch.
I have keen interest in all aspects of internal medicine especially feline medicine.
Outside of work I have a Border Collie called Ted and spend most of my time walking him and also competing at dog agility.
Lisa Apted BScHonsBACanTaabVetMBMRCVS Veterinary Surgeon at both Kingswinford and Wolverhampton
Hi i'm Lisa and i graduated from Cambridge University in June 2015. With my parents having been clients at Connaught for over 40 years it felt great to be offered a job here. I love working with small animals and i have a particular interest in surgery and orthopaedics. Outside of work i love horse riding and have 2 of my own horses, Sandy and Rosie. I also have a staffie called Nell, 7 cats( Izzy and Archie being the latest additions to the clan), 2 rabbits, guinea pigs and a couple of budgies. I also enjoy going to the cinema and travelling when i get time off work.
Beverley Mills Veterinary surgeon
Hailing from Ohio, I moved to London to attend the royal veterinary college. I had the pleasure of meeting my husband Andrew whilst at the RVC. I qualified in 2007 and moved to Shropshire, working in a mixed animal practice at Hollybush vets. I joined the Connaught team in March 2015 and am working mainly at the Kingswinford branch but also some shifts at the main hospital. I enjoy all areas of small animal practice but have a particular interest in surgical cases. I now work part time to facilitate being a taxi service to my daughter Faith and spending time with Constance, my other daughter when I get any spare time I enjoy gardening, quilting and playing the piano.