Thaddeus joined us in 2013 as a mixed associate. A native of Walsall, after graduating, he spent several years in mixed practice in Norfolk before joining PAWS.
Thaddeus spends some of his time in the surgery as well as out and about on farms.
Kate joined the practice as a mixed associate in the summer of 2016 after graduation.
Like Thaddeus, Kate spends much of her time with our large animal and equine clients, having a strong equine interest, but also sees 'small animals' at the surgery.
Kate enjoys equine and small animal medicine but is looking forward to all aspects of mixed practice.
Outside of work Kate enjoys going to the gym, horse riding, countryside walks with her dog Ash and baking.
Blanca joined our clinic a few months ago having worked in a variety of small animal roles.
Of Spanish origin and after qualifying in her home country Blanca undertook further studies in Hannover & Madrid, after which she moved to Germany where she worked in mixed animal clinics for 4 years. She then returned to Spain to specialise in small animals, and has attended courses in Ultrasonography, Neurology, Cardiology and Acupuncture.
In addition to the Directors, we have a number of associates working with us.
Two of these are "mixed" vets - spending some of their time working with pets at the surgery but also a proportion of their time out on farms or working with horses, whilst one is exclusively 'small animal', spending time exclusively at the surgery caring for domestic pets.
As our practice has grown, so has the need for all of the day-to-day matters of the practice to be handled by a manager and several years ago we appointed the position of Practice Manager.
Along with, and reporting directly to, the Directors, our practice manager has responsibility for the whole of the practice and it's many functions and duties.
If you have any comments to make about our practice, or certainly any complaints about us, please ask to speak to either one of the Directors or the practice manager.
Thaddeus presented a number of sessions at our recent Senior Pet events and also helps co-ordinate our practice Facebook page.
An active sort, he also recently took part in the latest (sucessful, this time) conquest of Scafel Pike.
Following the retirement of Pat Long, our PM is now Tammy Kennedy, who was with us in a 'PM elect' role since prior to Pat's retirement. Tammy is our new PM, having already taken on many of the responsibilities of the role in the previous 6 months.
A familiar face to our staff and clients, after a brief spell working as a pet company representative, Tammy returned to us having formerly been with us for many years as a qualified veterinary nurse - the latter several years as head nurse.
Tammy is available at the surgery anytime during the week (other than occasional external meetings) if you have any comments to make about our practice, or wish to speak to her.
Her hobbies include swimming, horse riding and trekking. She also enjoys cooking and spending time in the great outdoors with friends, particularly when she can combine the two with a BBQ!
Emma works with our small animal team as a part time assistant joining us, currently, on Fridays.
Like Steve, Emma also spends some of her time working at the University of Nottingham Veterinary School where she is studying for a Masters degree.
When she isn't doing either of these she can be found walking along Coast to Coast paths in her spare time, with her dog, Mouse (an official tester for Muddy Paws UK !)
Until his recent retirement from the position earlier this year, Steve was our most long serving director having joined the practice after qualifying from Liverpool University in 1979.
Steve is a mixed vet with a strong bovine interest and is the holder of a Diploma in Bovine Reproduction (the 'DBR') - an additional post-graduate veterinary qualification. He was an OVS with the Meat Hygiene Service providing veterinary food safety and livestock inspections at local abattoirs.
Steve has now reduced his hours with the practice but continues to do some locum work with us on a part-time basis, so we can continue to benefit from his years of experience. In addition to his work at the practice, Steve also undertakes part-time work as a teaching assistant at the Nottingham University Veterinary School.
Steve owns a dog and, until recently, a horse...which he was keen to point out was his daughter's! He is a keen rugby follower, and more specifically, a Leicester Tigers fan.
Harriet joined us in 2015 having qualified from Nottingham Vet School.
Harriet, who had previously been with us during her training, had spent a year working in small animal practice near Derby before her move back locally.
Harriet is the owner of a Cocker Spaniel called Charlie and spends much of her time away from work either climbing - or teaching others how to.
Beatriz joined our small animal team in 2016 having previously worked in small animal practice elsewhere in Warwickshire