Mrs. Duncan qualified from Glasgow University in 1976 and
began working at the PDSA where she remained for several years. She has since
worked in several private practices in the Midlands area before settling
in Wollaston. Her main interests are surgery and intensive care. She has
developed an interest in animal behaviour having adopted several mad dogs!
Cats, sheep, a cow and some chickens complete her menagerie.
Moanamisi graduated from Dublin in 2005 after which he went
to Botswana and worked for the Department of Animal Health and Production as a
Veterinary Officer. He has also worked for a small animal and equine practice
in Lichfield. He is currently enjoying honing his medical and surgical skills.
Outside work Moanamisi is interested in photography, sports and fitness.
Visiting Veterinary Surgeon, Graham Finch, is available to
see skin cases at the surgery by appointment. Skin problems are one of the most
common conditions treated by vets and are often troublesome and difficult to
get to the bottom of. Graham has a special interest in diseases that affect the
skin and visits our practice on a regular basis. He qualified from Bristol
University in the late eighties and is a partner in a practice in North West
London. Eight years ago he passed the Royal College of Veterinary
Surgeons Certificate Exam in Veterinary Dermatology. Graham has three dogs and
three cats of his own at home. When not dealing with itchy patients Graham has
an enthusiastic interest in steam railways. Graham is happy to see any skin
case and a referral appointment can be arranged by contacting the practice.
Darryl became Practice Manager after obtaining a First Class
Honours degree in Accountancy and Management.
He also has a certificate in Biological Sciences from Birmingham University and
has recently achieved a Professional Diploma in Management with the Open
Away from work, Darryl's interests include football, rugby and classical music.
He is also the proud father of recent arrival, daughter Isobel.
Sarah started at the practice five years ago as a diploma
student and has since progressed to head the nursing team.
She is interested in all aspects of animal care and has three dogs of her own
who she enjoys looking after and walking.
Sarah has recently completed the Alpha Education Puppy Training Qualification
and we hope to be able to provide puppy training classes in the near
Michal came to England five years ago having
worked for 10 years in an animal shelter in Slovakia.
For the last 3 years there he was an Animal Collection Officer for the shelter.
He has many stray, sick and wounded animals at home. In his free time Michal
enjoys working with computers and listening to music.
Sally joined the practice straight from school fourteen years
ago. She trained at Rodbaston College and held the position of head nurse for
five years before going on maternity leave to have her daughters Grace and
She has now rejoined us part-time. She has a cat and two dogs and her young
Staffordshire bull terrier recently passed his kennel club good citizen award.
Sally has a special interest in anaesthesia and surgical nursing as well as all
areas of practice management.
Kate joined the practice several years ago having previously
worked in a canine rescue centre near Birmingham.
She has also spent time at Dudley Zoo where you can still see her art work in
the form of a mural!
Kate enjoys caring for our inpatients and in her spare time likes walking her
dog Eddie, painting and drawing, and belly dancing!
Joe also joined the practice four years ago after working
for engineering companies for most of his career.
He has had a dog for many years but prior to this he always owned cats. A bit
like Doctor Dolittle Joe likes to talk to the animals in the practice,
particularly those that are in the hospital recovering from illness.
Joe played the cornet in local brass bands for over 40 years and is still
enthusiastic about music and bands.
Annette joined the practice three years ago after a long
career in banking.
She has two grown up daughters and a 15 year old West Highland Terrier called
Annette enjoys her role as practice receptionist, building relationships with
owners and their pets.
Jodie joined the team in December 2010 after working at
another surgery in the West Midlands for a couple of years. Before this she
achieved a Merit in Animal Care from Rodbaston College.
Jodie currently works both behind reception and in kennels and would like to
pursue a career in Veterinary Nursing.
Away from the surgery, Jodie enjoys socialising with friends and looking
after her pets; a Labrador, two cats and a parrot named Peepo.
Charlotte joined the team in 2011 and is enjoying her role within the reception team. She is currently completing an NVQ in Customer Service whilst working at the surgery.
Ashley joined the team in September 2012 after achieving a 2:1 from York University in Biology. She hopes to return to university next year to study Veterinary Science and is enjoying gaining some experience within a veterinary surgery.