Meet the Team - Vets

We are extremely proud of our staff at Ash Tree Vets. Every team member is committed to providing the very best treatment possible for your pet. All our veterinary surgeons attend courses regularly keeping them informed of the latest developments in veterinary medicine. They all specialise in the treatment of small animals, and pursue active further education in various areas.

Within our team we have vets who have particular interests in the following areas:

  • Dermatology - all types of skin diseases
  • Orthopaedics - bone, joint and muscle problems
  • Ophthalmology - diseases of the eye and eyelids
  • Cardiology - heart problems
  • Soft tissue surgery - operations on the different organs within the body

Stella Coulson

Veterinary Surgeon

Stella graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2009 and after time abroad travelling, joined Ash Tree Vets to start her veterinary career in 2010. Originally she only planned on spending a few years in Leicestershire, but couldn’t leave the wonderful patients, clients and colleagues at Ash Tree Vets.

Stella is passionate about all of her patients and their wellbeing. Her main interests lie in medical cases along with diagnostic imaging.

Despite a busy work life, she still manages to satiate her love of travel and is always planning her next trip.

Nicole Dyer

Veterinary Surgeon

Nicole graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 2013 and since then has worked in small animal general practice. In 2017 she spent a year abroad spreading her time between travelling, locum work and volunteering for veterinary charities in Australia and Thailand. After a brief stint locuming once back in the UK, she was happy to join the Ash Tree Vets team permanently in 2019.

In work her main interest is internal medicine and she is currently working towards a Certificate of Advanced Practice in this area. Outside of work she enjoys rock climbing, exploring the outdoors and spending time with her three legged cat, Peggy.

Lucy Clarke

Veterinary Surgeon

Lucy graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in July 2015. For nine months she worked in a small animal hospital in Kettering and then joined the Ash Tree Vets team.

Lucy enjoys all aspects of being a vet, but has a special fondness and interest in rabbits and also medicine cases. Another part of the job Lucy really enjoys is meeting new people every day and the variety the job provides.

In her spare time, Lucy loves crafting and always has a project on the go. She has taken up horse riding and also enjoys traveling to different places in the world.

Helen Draper

Veterinary Surgeon

Helen graduated from Edinburgh University in 2002 and worked at a busy small animal and referral hospital in Leicester for 15 years before joining Ash Tree Vets in 2021.

She has previously worked in DRC, Cameroon, Thailand and Costa Rica, but is now settled in Market Harborough with her husband, 2 small children, a grumpy cocker spaniel and a cuddly cat.

She enjoys all aspects of companion animal work, especially feline and rabbit medicine and general emergency surgery, and out of work keeps herself entertained by walking and cycling, singing badly and (re)designing her new allotment.

Ellie Foot

Veterinary Surgeon

Rosie Ginns

Veterinary Surgeon

Rosie graduated from Nottingham University in 2018. She then went on to assist in neutering projects in Sri Lanka and Zanzibar, before working in mixed practice in Wales. Rosie decided to focus on small animals and move closer to home so joining Ash Tree Vets in 2020.

Rosie has a keen interest in wildlife medicine, ultrasound and surgery. 

She enjoys running, cycling, knitting, and plays the clarinet, piano and trumpet with dreams of learning the trombone.

Claire Isaacs

Veterinary Surgeon

Claire graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2013. She is an all round General Practitioner with a surgical bias and has obtained her Certificate in Companion Animal Surgery.

She is owned by a very handsome three legged cat called Sid.

Nigel Jacklin

Veterinary Surgeon

Nigel graduated from Cambridge University in 1995 and worked in small animal practice in Northampton for 12 years before joining Ash Tree Vets in 2007.

Nigel enjoys providing continuity of care in the many varied cases we see at Ash Tree. He has particular interests in orthopaedics, particularly cruciate surgery, ultrasound and cardiology.

Nigel’s interests outside work include squash, playing the guitar (badly!), water sports and anything to do with flying.

Sonia Lynch

Veterinary Surgeon

Sonia qualified from Liverpool University in 2002. After a short stay in Canada, working as a mixed practice vet, she moved to Chippenham for a further 8 years. Sonia joined Ash Tree Vets in 2010 to concentrate on small animal medicine.

She likes her case load, loves the clients and enjoys working with a really good team.

Sonia enjoys walks with her dog Harry.

Pippa Majid

Veterinary Surgeon

Pippa graduated from Cambridge University in 2013 and began her veterinary career working in mixed practice. She then moved on to work in a busy hospital practice in Northampton before joining Ash Tree Vets. Pippa’s interests include Emergency and Critical Care, in which she has obtained a post graduate certificate, as well as anaesthesia.

Pippa enjoys rock climbing and sewing, but as a mum to 2 little boys spends more time chasing them. She also shares her home with a grumpy little tortoise and a very cool cat with too many toes.

Liz Mears

Veterinary Surgeon

Liz qualified from Bristol University in 1999. After working in mixed practice in Somerset for 2 years, a further 2 years in New Zealand South Island, and 9 years in Oundle, she joined Ash Tree Vets in 2014.

Liz enjoys a positive atmosphere with her colleagues, especially when given a chance to work up and solve tricky cases, gaining great satisfaction from successful outcomes.

Outside of work, Liz enjoys spending time with her 3 children, veggie growing on their allotment, walking, cycling and novelty birthday cake baking.

Ella Miles

Veterinary Surgeon

Ella graduated from Liverpool University in 2002 and has worked in small animal practice ever since, joining Ash Tree Vets in 2008.

Ella enjoys feline medicine and loves the variety that working in veterinary practice brings.

At home, Ella has a young family as well as a bit of a menagerie, including; donkeys, goats, pigs and chickens, a three legged dog and a cat rescued from work. When not being a vet, Ella and her husband run a Christmas Tree Farm.

Elissa Tennant-Brown

Veterinary Surgeon

Elissa graduated from Cambridge University in 2013. She worked in a small animal hospital in Northampton for six years before joining Ash Tree Vets in 2019. She enjoys all aspects of her job, in particular soft tissue surgery. She loves the team and all the friendly clients at Ash Tree.

Outside of work Elissa enjoys running, cycling and walking with her Cocker Spaniel, Lucy.

Nick Turner-Henke

Veterinary Surgeon

After growing up on the outskirts of Birmingham, Nick graduated from Edinburgh University in 1995 and has been part of the Ash Tree practice since moving to Market Harborough from Lincolnshire in 2000.

Nick loves getting involved in all aspects of his work: "I would consider myself a good all rounder. I find it hard to pick a 'favourite' part of my job, as it is the variety that keeps me on my toes and thirsty for knowledge".

Nick runs and cycles and often competes in distance running and adventure races when time allows. 

Asked about his personal life, Nick says: "I have a wonderful wife, two great kids, two rescue dogs and a rat".