Woolton Veterinary Centre is a family run, independent vet practice caring for family pets in south Liverpool.

Woolton Veterinary Centre is a small animal veterinary centre in south Liverpool. We pride ourselves on gold standard care for all loved pets; dogs, cats, rabbits and other small furries.
Our team believe in offering the best care for your family pet. As an independent we can help tailor your pets experience and offer a service to suit your pet.

Woolton Veterinary Centre has partnered with Vets Now to provide out-of-hours emergency service so that your dogs, cats, rabbits or other small mammals can be seen no matter the time of day in an emergency.

Caring for family pets in Woolton Village, Hunts Cross, Speke, Halewood, Garston, Gatacre, Allerton, Belle Vale, Mossley Hill, Calderstones and Childwall.

Meet The Team At Our Independent Vet Practice

Woolton Veterinary Centre - Owner - Alex McVey

Alex McVey

Veterinary Surgeon and Owner

I grew up in south liverpool and decided to stay local and study at the University of Liverpool. I have a keen interest in anaesthesia and pain relief and feel particularly passionate about geriatric care and dentistry. Outside of work I enjoy following and playing sport, above all Liverpool football club, and attending music concerts.

Woolton Veterinary Centre - Owner - Sarah telford

Sarah Telford

Veterinary Surgeon and Owner

I grew up in rural Somerset but came to the University in Liverpool where I met Alex and decided to stay. I enjoy all aspects of being a vet but have a particular interest in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Outside of work I enjoy hill walking, running, yoga and attending music concerts. Alex and I have a blue roan cocker spaniel called Maggie who is a bundle of energy and excitement and we spend most of our free time entertaining her.

Emma Barnes

Veterinary Surgeon

I grew up in Lincolnshire but came to the University in Liverpool where I met my partner and decided to stay. I have a particular interest in internal medicine and have a soft spot for elderly cats with attitude. Outside of work I enjoy board games, knitting and tropical fishkeeping. At home, I have a cat called Laurie and a very speedy tortoise called Sheldon, along with a variety of tropical fish.

Vicky Williams

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hi, my name is Vicky Williams and I am the head nurse here at Woolton Veterinary Centre. I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2014 and I started working here in 2018. My role is to oversee the nursing team and the ordering of supplies for the practice. I enjoy nursing patients back to full health and also have an interest in exotics, radiography and theatre. In my spare time I enjoy going to the cinema, being active and socialising with friends and family. At home I have a cocker spaniel called Maisie, a cat called Beanz and a bearded dragon called Boba. I love to have animals in my life and I plan to expand my menagerie at home in the future!!

Jess Bowey

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hello! My name is Jess and I’m one of the RVN’s here at Woolton Veterinary Centre and am delighted to be working for South Liverpool’s only independent vets.

I am originally from Anglesey however I have spent all my nursing career in Liverpool and absolutely love the area. I am particularly fond of anaesthesia, nursing clinics and love cats and small furries.

Outside of work, I am a real big foodie and love sampling the local restaurants and cafes. I love my music and having a good old dance, attending music venues around the city and going back home to unwind in the countryside.

Kirsty Thompson

Registered Veterinary Nurse


I’m Kirsty and I am thrilled to have joined the team here at Woolton veterinary centre as an RVN. I love inpatient care as well as engaging with pets and clients in nurse consultations.

I have a keen interest in emergency and critical care and hope to one day extend my qualification and do an additional certificate in this.

I live at home with my partner and our two sons. I also have two cats, Maggie and Teddy, and a Staffordshire bull terrier called Maya who is my pride and joy!
Outside of work I love going to the cinema, going on long dog walks, and spending quality time with my family.

Gemma Sherry

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hi! My name is Gemma and I am one of the RVNs here at Woolton Veterinary Centre. I qualified in December 2019 and joined this practice in September 2021.

At home, I have a Basset Hound called Molly and three cats called Arthur Phoebe and Lucifer who all keep me busy! In my spare time, I enjoy going out walking with Molly – the beach is our favourite place! I also enjoy spending time with family and going on days and nights out with friends.

At work, I enjoy nurse clinics and getting to know all of the lovely pets and their owners. I am particularly interested in the care of geriatric patients and also feline behaviour.

Emily Griffin

Student Vet Nurse
I joined the team in September 2020 as a Kennel care assistant and quickly progressed to student vet nurse.
 I have always loved animals and taking care of them, whether they are my own or not.
In work, I look after all of the hospitalised inpatients whether caring for those after their operation or helping to take blood samples. In my new role of Student Vet nurse, I am looking forward to being able to start taking the blood samples myself and getting further involved with patients and clients as my skills and knowledge grow.
My favorite part of the day is being able to cuddle all of your wonderful pets.
When I am not at work I will be down at the yard with my horses – you will probably just find me in the stable giving Millie a pamper as she doesn’t like too much exercise. I also enjoy going on long scenic walks in the countryside.

Hannah Martin

Kennel Care Assistant

Hi! My name is Hannah and I joined the practice in December 2021 as a Kennel Care Assistant. I’ve always had a love for animals and have had dogs and rabbits growing up. At the moment I have a cockapoo dog named Millie and two mini lop rabbits, Ollie and Ermie. When I’m not in work I enjoy going on long walks and taking my camera to capture some wildlife. I also love baking, listening to podcasts and spending time with family.

Natalie Clark

Kennel Care Assistant

I joined the team in January 2022 after previously working for the NHS for many years.

This is my first job role within the veterinary industry, and I am excited to learn all the different aspects of my role as a Kennel care assistant. I am also very excited about caring for all our amazing patients.

Outside of work I have Georgie, my big fur baby, he is a gorgeous British bulldog who keeps me constantly busy and entertained. Our latest addition is Freddie the pup, a beautiful Jack Russell crossed with a chihuahua.

Laura Graham

Operations Manager

I joined the team in September 2020 in the role of practice administrator. I had previously worked for many years in a managerial role within another industry and had more recently worked as a receptionist at a vet’s. I was delighted to be progressed to operations manager in August 2021 and I love my job here at Woolton vets.

My favourite part of the day is meeting all of our different patients, each with their own unique personalities and seeing how much joy they bring to their owners.

I grew up loving animals; always having cats, dogs and budgies. At home I have a small chihuahua with a big personality called Bowie, he keeps me entertained and he gives the best cuddles.

Out of work I enjoy reading crime fiction, I enjoy cooking and experimenting with new foods and flavours and I love to travel and to experience new cultures.

Jill Marks - Woolton Veterinary Centre Team

Jill Marks


My name is Jill and I joined Woolton Vets in October 2021, and I am delighted to be part of this excellent team.

My background was originally in jewellery, and I worked for many years in Liverpool city centre . However my passion has always been animals, particularly dogs, so for the last 8 years, I have worked in this industry.
I have shared my working days with some of the most amazing and talented people, and I have been on life journeys with many animals.
I live at home with my son, and we are lucky to share our home with our handsome beagle Bubby who is 10, and a foster dog Lottie , who is 17 .
I love the countryside, walking, eating out and catching up with friends.

Beth Hendrick

Client Care Assistant

I joined the team in November 2019. I was previously living in London where I worked at Hyde Park Stables managing reception duties along with teaching horse riding lessons. I grew up with animals as a child so now being back and settled in Liverpool, I have been able to get my own dog. She is called Daisy and she is a Cocker Spaniel X Golden Retriever. In the future I’d love to rescue a dog and some hens! I also love travelling and spending weekends in the Lake District.

Charlotte Goodison

Client Care Assistant

Hello! My name is Charlotte, I joined the team in February 2021. Although I have a customer service background, this is my first time working in a veterinary practice and I am excited to learn all the different things that are involved. I grew up in a dog and cat-loving family. At home, we have a crazy pug called Millie who loves attention. When I’m not at work I love spending time with family going on long walks.

Interested in joining the team?

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