Meet our Team

  • Philippa

    Dr Philippa Bradley

    Clinical Director/Veterinary Surgeon

    BVetMed Cert AVP MRCVS

    Philippa graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2008 and after working for a mixed practice in Shropshire and then New Zealand joined the Willows Vet Group in 2011 as a small animal vet. Philippa became an integral part of the team at Beech House Vets and when the opportunity arose in 2017 to head her own practice at Orford it was a perfect fit. Philippa has recently achieved her certificate in advanced veterinary practice (certAVP) and spends her spare time doing agility with her Labradoodles, Millie and Ollie and spending time with two collies called Rebel and Savannah.

  • Rebecca Ellis

    Dr Rebecca Ellis

    Veterinary Surgeon

    Rebecca grew up in Warrington and studied Veterinary Medicine at Edinburgh qualifying in 2018. She loves building relationships with clients and furry friends and has gained her Associate Fellow in Higher Education. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with clients and has a particular interest in cardiology and canine and feline medicine.

    Outside of work, she loves watching and playing cricket, tap dancing, theatre, spending time with family and friends as well as walks with her ‘not so little’ furry friend Bobbie, a Labrador Retriever.

  • Dr Nicole Liesching

    Dr Nicole Liesching

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Helen Birch

    Helen Birch

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    Helen joined the Laurels Vets in December 2022 having worked at Andale Vets for 4 years, she qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in Summer 2018. Helen has a Labrador cross called Jake who she enjoys walking in her spare time as he is full of energy! She helps to support the student nurses at the Laurels as a clinical coach. Helen has a particular interest in cytology and enjoys the varied work life that comes with working in a vets.

  • Maria Clark

    Maria Clark

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Sarah Bayley

    Sarah Bayley

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    Sarah has been working at the Laurels Vets since March 2021. She studied Animal Biology at University before deciding to pursue a career in Veterinary Nursing.

    She owns a rescue Sprollie called Pippin, a Welsh Springer Spaniel called Cooper as well as three guinea pigs and a hamster!

    In her spare time, Sarah enjoys travelling, running and baking.

  • Katie Oakes

    Katie Oakes

    Student Veterinary Nurse

    Katie is a Reaseheath Student studying Veterinary Nursing and is with us on placement. She has a keen interest in nurse consultations and enjoys being part of in-patient care in practice.

    Katie has a black Labrador called Poppie who she enjoys taking on walks.

  • Lucie Whitehead

    Lucie Whitehead

    Student Veterinary Nurse

  • Caron Moss

    Caron Moss

    Animal Care Assistant

    Caron joined the Laurels Vets in July 2022 having previously worked at The Firs and prior to that worked for the NHS for 15 years. She is keen to move onto studying to be a Veterinary Nurse in the future.

    Caron has a rescue Daschund called Misty from the meat trade in South Korea and a rescue Pomchi called Bella as well as two budgies.

    Caron enjoys travelling, meals out and walking her dogs in her spare time.

  • Faye O'Neill

    Faye O’Neill

    Animal Care Assistant

    Faye joined the Laurels Vets in November 2022 having previously volunteered at the RSPCA.

    She has a daschund called Margaret who she enjoys hiking with and her other favourite breed is a Rottweiler.

    Faye is keen to pursue a career in Veterinary Nursing in the future and enjoys the fast paced environment that comes with working in a vets.

  • Anna

    Anna Stevens

    Head Receptionist

    Having grown up on a farm around animals large and small, Anna has always had a passion for animals which comes across in her role as receptionist at the Laurels.

    At home Anna has a dog called Beau, a cockatiel called Rosie, various canaries and finches, tropical fish, goldfish and koi carp.

    Anna is always rescuing and rehoming pets including horses, rabbits, sheep, cats and birds. Anna has achieved her British Veterinary Receptionist Association Bronze Award.

  • Karen Tunnicliffe

    Karen Tunnicliffe


    Karen joined The Laurels in June 2019. She very much enjoys the varied role that comes with being a veterinary receptionist.

    At home Karen lives with her husband and 2 of her 4 children the other 2 have flown the nest, she also has 2 stepchildren.

    Karen has 2 dogs, 2 cats, a hamster and 2 goldfish. A busy household!!!

  • Jack

    Jack Scully


    Having loved animals from a young age, Jack studied Animal Management at Cronton Sixth Form College to pursue his passion of working in the animal care industry, obtaining experience with and knowledge of a wide variety of species.

    Jack also has experience working with small companion animals in a pet shop and larger farm animals, having worked in both settings previously.

    At home, Jack has a very high energy Border Collie called Jasper, a Leopard Gecko called Ippy and a Corn Snake called Laxus.

  • Alison Backshell

    Alison Backshell


    Alison is a mum of three grown ups and nanny to one amazing grandson. She has two cats, an older bengal cross who is very vocal and feisty and a long-haired tabby who is very chilled. Alison has worked at the Laurels for four and a half years and loves the variety every day brings.

  • Lisa Hutley

    Lisa Hutley


    BVRA Bronze and Silver Award

    Lisa has worked at the Laurels since 2019 and enjoys how varied the role is being a receptionist. She achieved her British Veterinary Receptionist Association Bronze Award and working towards silver.

    At home, Lisa has 3 children and hopes to add a puppy in the future!

  • Leanna Brannigan

    Leanna Brannigan