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Introducing Our Practice Team 

vet at workEveryone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.


James McCance
James McCance
Veterinary Surgeon

James graduated from Edinburgh University in 1986 and went on to do 6 years in mixed general practice. He then married Sue and took on Bond Street Veterinary Clinic in 1993. He enjoys surgery and the interaction with colourful personalities in the consulting room. At the weekend he can be found walking his 3 dogs, fishing or mountain biking.

Sue McCance
Veterinary Surgeon

Sue grew up in Macclesfield and then went to Edinburgh University in 1988. She then worked in a mixed animal practice in Wales for 18 months before travelling for 6 months including 2 months small animal work in New Zealand. Sue then returned to the UK, married James and worked in a small animal practice in Derby. In 1993 Sue and James bought Bond Street Veterinary Clinic from David Hopkins. She now works Mondays and Tuesdays but has a busy home life with 3 children, 3 horses, 2 cats and 2 dogs.

Jon Harper
Jon Harper
Veterinary Surgeon

Jon qualified from Liverpool University with Distinction, latterly gaining a post-graduate Certificate in Veterinary Radiology. After spending 5 years in a small animal clinic in Staffordshire, he moved to Cheshire, working for a large group practice in Northwich, then Wilmslow, before settling at Bond Street in 2000. He then became a partner in 2003. Jon's 'running career' was curtailed by a fractured femur in 2012 ; now cycling is the new running ! This year I was lucky enough to cycle and chat with several Tour de France riders on the Col de la Madone in France , including Richie Porte 14.5 year old Dora is the only current canine companion , but still enjoys as many walks as she can . The hills have become her mountains nowadays !

Suzanne Millington
Suzanne Millington
Veterinary Surgeon

Suzanne graduated from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in 2002. After this she moved to a mixed animal practice in west Cumbria and spent a happy 18 months dealing with animals of all sizes. In 2004 she then moved to Bond Street Vets to work with just small animals. In 2011 she completed a qualification in small animal medicine. She enjoys walking, gardening and baking/eating cakes.

Lynsey Needham
Lynsey Needham
Veterinary Surgeon
BVMS MRCVS

Lynsey graduated in 2001 from the University of Glasgow. She then spent a few years in mixed practice before joining Bond Street Vets in 2005. Lynsey enjoys surgery and is happy to treat all sizes of patient, from mice to Great Danes. When she isn't at work, she helps to run her Dairy farm and look after her 2 little boys. She also enjoys walking with her dog, baking and the occasional game of badminton.

Pauline Brauckmann
Pauline Brauckmann
Veterinary Surgeon

Pauline graduated from Uppsala University in Sweden in 1994. She then worked in a very busy small animal and equine practice in Hull for some years. She then went on to a first opinion and referral practice in Manchester for several years until she started a family. Whilst at Bond Street Vets, Pauline completed her GP Certificate in Feline Medicine in 2013. She works here on Thursdays and Fridays and loves working with geriatric cats. In her spare time, Pauline enjoys fell running, cycling and triathlon events.

Fiona Clegg
Fiona Clegg
Veterinary Surgeon

Fiona graduated from the University of Bristol in 2007. She worked at a mixed practice in the midlands for 5 years, which she thoroughly enjoyed, but decided to hang up her wellies to pursue her primary interest in small animal work. She then worked for approximately 18 months at a 1st opinion and referral practice in Manchester and joined Bond Street Veterinary Clinic in October 2013. She very much enjoys soft tissue surgery and endocrine medicine. In her spare time she is a keen horse rider, mountain biker, skier and tries to get away on backpacking holidays whenever she can. After 2 years of hard work Fiona has recently passed her Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in small animal medicine.

Jerry Shimali
Jerry Shimali
In House Veterinary Referral Team
BVSc DipECVDI MRCVS

Jerry is a European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. He graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1995 and spent the next 12 years in small animal and equine practice, where, in 2006 he gained the Royal college of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging. In 2007 he returned to the University of Liverpool to undertake a residency in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and gained this in 2011. Jerry has 2 young children to keep him busy at home and enjoys skiing and ice skating.

Mike Holgate
Mike Holgate
RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Vet Cardiology
BVetMed CertVC MRCVS

(Mike Holgate Cardiology Referrals Ltd) Mike has been seeing referral cardiac and respiratory cases at Bond Street Vets since 2003. Mike qualified form London in 1983, and spent 11 years in mixed practice becoming a partner in a 10-vet mixed practice in Cheshire in 1994. He obtained the Certificate in Veterinary Cardiology in 2002 and in the following year established a peripatetic cardiorespiratory referral service. The service now covers approximately 25 practices in an area bounded by Preston in the North, Birmingham in the South, Whitchurch in the West and Derby in the East. mike sees both congenital and acquired cardiac cases, and respiratory cases. We can offer cardiac ultrasound, digital radiography, electrocardiography, ambulatory ECG monitoring, blood pressure monitoring, and bronchoscopy of all sizes of pets from cats to large dogs. Mike holds regular clinics here at Bond Street Vets but also sees urgent cases outside these times when necessary. Mikes interests include arrhythmias and congenital heart disease. He is on the heart scoring panel (auscultation) and is currently closely involved in the assessment of heart disease in whippets. Away from work, Mike is a qualified scuba diving instructor, fell walker and keen (if not very accomplished!) runner, mountain biker and a fan of Sale Sharks and live rock/ indie music. Mike got married and also moved house in 2014.

Sarah Ambler
RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Vet Dermatology
BVetMed, CertVD, MMedSci (MedEd), MRCVS

Sarah qualified from The Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1988. She had a spell in mixed practice (17 years!) during which time she gained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Certificate in Veterinary Dermatology. She runs a dermatology clinic once a month at Bond Street Vets. Her interests are all types of skin disease including allergies, ear, foot and nail disease, alopecia, pruritus and recurrent pyoderma. Facilities available include in-house microscopy, haematology and biochemistry, skin biopsy, intradermal skin testing, allergen specific immunotherapy, dietary investigation and hypoallergenic diet trials.

Carol Davison
Carol Davison
Practice manager
Certificate in Management CMS

Carol has worked at Bond Street since 1993. She completed her Certificate in Management in 1997 at Manchester Metropolitan University and ensures the practice is always running smoothly. Carol is a cavalier lover and has one of her own called 'Trudie'. She also has a male cat called Olive. She has recently become a grandmother and loves to spend time with her 2 grandchildren as well as going away in her caravan as much as she can.

Laura Coales
Laura Coales
Head Nurse
Registered Veterinary Nurse

Laura studied a National Certificate in Animal Management at Reaseheath College in 2007. She then went on to training as a Veterinary Nurse at Bond Street Veterinary Clinic in December 2008. She qualified in March 2014 and studied further to gain a qualification as an SQP in 2015. Laura was then appointed Head Nurse position in December 2015.

Penny Whitlow
Penny Whitlow
Registered Veterinary Nurse

Penny joined the practice in June 2015. She trained at Nantwich Veterinary Hospital and qualified in 2014 after attending Lite College one day a week in St Helens. Penny enjoys running nursing clinics and would like to study emergency and critical care further. Penny has a Staffie called 'Smokey' which she enjoys walking around Bollington.

Chloe Bullivant
Student Veterinary Nurse


Alex Heath
Student Veterinary Nurse


Ronan Burgess
Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Claire Selby
Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Charlotte Goostrey
Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Bernie McGrail
Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Lesley Jackson
Receptionist

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