Just some of our staff

Ann Myerscough

I work at Walker Value Vets. I qualified from Liverpool University in 1987 and, after spending  12 months in mixed veterinary practice, I have been in purely small animal ever since.

Apart from a couple of short locums in Lancashire, I’ve always worked in the North East.

Value Vets is very close to my heart because we offer first-class care while understanding the financial situation.

To enable us to do this, it is essential to keep clinical skills sharp and up to date so that investigations and treatment are as specific as possible.

I live with my husband Nick, his collie Cap and my crossbred rescue Larry.   Few things give me as much pleasure as a good walk with the three of them.

Robert Norris

I work at the Seaham branch of Value Vets. I graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in July 2014, and went straight into small animal practice near Coventry.

I joined Westway/Value Vets in  November 2015. During my time as a qualified vet, I have developed an interest in surgery and over the next few years aim to progress to doing orthopaedics.

I have a soft spot for dogs with a big ruff that you can lose your hands in, such as Huskies, Malamutes and Icelandic Sheepdogs.

At home, my fiancée owns two guinea pigs named Fudge and Pepper who, along with the job and a busy schedule, make owning a dog of my own unfortunately too difficult.

I grew up near Birmingham and, as well as playing badminton, I enjoy rock climbing and hiking or cycling my way around the countryside.

Louise Allmark 

I joined Westway Veterinary Group in October 2015, and I am resident vet at Value Vets in Stanley.

I studied at The Royal Vet College in London.

My big love is performing surgery and seeing all the weird and wonderful exotic pets and interesting cases that are brought through the doors.

My true passion is to work with the ‘Big Five’ in Africa – the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard and the white/black rhinoceros.

I have been lucky enough to have done a lot of work out there in the past.

But, for now, I am enjoying working with the smaller cats and dogs in Stanley.

Kirstin Gribben

I am from Inverness in Scotland and went to Edinburgh University.

After graduating in 2013, I have been working at Westway for two years.

I love the variety that my job brings every day, and have a keen interest in surgery and ophthalmology (eye and vision care).

I have just started my Certificate for Advanced Veterinary Practice in small animals.

Outside of work, I have a very energetic working Cocker Spaniel puppy called Nero, who comes to work with me every day.

Jose M Moral-Gant

I qualified from the University of Cordoba in Spain 2001, before spending two years working in a mixed veterinary practice in El Ejido in Almeria with a particular emphasis on small animals.

I then moved to another small animal practice in El Ejido, where I gained experience in consultation, critical care and soft tissue surgery.
In order to gain more knowledge and experience and to develop my career, I moved to the UK in April 2012.

I now work at the Value Vets branch in Consett, where I have a particular interest in surgery, with a GPCert in Small Animal Surgery, and internal medicine.

In my spare time I enjoy running, reading and travelling, and I recently discovered the thrill of karting.

Becky Marr

I trained at Edinburgh University and joined Westway and Value Vets in the summer of 2012. I run Value Vets in Wideopen, with the help of receptionists Mary and Lyndsey.

I love all aspects of clinical work but I’m particularly interested in medicine and anything involving the heart.

Alongside my job at the practice, I spend a lot of time as a representative on the British Veterinary Association’s council. This involves regular trips to London, which certainly keeps me busy.

Outside of veterinary work, I am usually found on the summit of a mountain, often with my lovely Labrador Storm in tow.