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Dacre House Veterinary Clinic
For the care your pet deserves
Meet the team

You can find out more about our team here. We appreciate the importance of continuity of care, so if you prefer to see a particular vet please let us know when you book your appointment.

Bradley Curtis

BVSc BSc(Hons) MRCVS, principal

Bradley studied veterinary medicine at the University of Liverpool and also has a degree in pharmacology from Kings College, London. He enjoys orthopaedic surgery and performs most of the ultrasound investigations in the practice. Much of his time at home is spent with Liz and his young sons, Joshua and Joel. His little free time is spent on DIY, making music, walking, or writing computer software. He is an active member of the Veterinary Christian Fellowship.
Bradley Curtis

Jane Fairham


Jane qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1996 and has worked at the practice since 2001, with brief absences to care for her two girls. She enjoys all aspects of general practice, but has a particular interest in 'small furries', especially rabbits. She currently cares for two guinea pigs and two rescued rabbits of her own. She enjoys taking her dog, Tuppence, for long walks in the country when time allows, and also likes to relax with a good book.
Jane Fairham

Claire McCarmick


Claire qualified from Edinburgh in 2006 and after a brief spell in mixed practice moved to Kent in 2007 to work in small animal practice. She enjoys all aspects of general practice particularly small animal medicine and pain management. In 2011 she completed a course on acupuncture and finds this a useful tool to combine with regular treatments to help animals with osteoarthritis and other painful conditions. Her spare time is taken up looking after her son, Edward, Jim the dog and Peter the cat and when time allows she enjoys yoga and swimming.
Claire McCarmick

Drew McGurren


Drew qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1995. He has had a varied veterinary career, having worked predominantly with small animals, but also with farm animals and horses in mixed practice. Drew has also worked as a government vet with DEFRA, and as a Veterinary Adviser in the animal health pharmaceutical industry. Drew enjoys the day-to-day interaction with clients and their pets. He is interested in all aspects of veterinary work, but particularly enjoys ophthalmology. He loves to spend his spare time with his family. He is married to Jane, who works as a vet at the practice and has two lovely daughters. Drew is a big Doctor Who fan, and hopes one day to have his own Tardis.
Drew McGurren

Sarah Tyler


Sarah, graduated in 2016 from the Royal Veterinary College. Originally from London, Sarah moved to the area with her husband Tom. Sarah enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and is particularly interested in poultry, especially ex-battery hens. She currently has four chickens of her own - Janet, Geraldine, Hilda and Hazel. In her spare time she enjoys walking, camping and working on her allotment.
Sarah Tyler

Hannah Wallace


Last summer we welcomed Hannah to our team of veterinary surgeons. Hannah graduated from the RVC in 2014, worked in Norfolk for a couple of years before taking a year out to travel and work abroad. She spent 9 months in Australia which she loved, though just a bit too far from home! Hannah enjoys all aspects of practice, with a particular interest in surgery. She loves dogs and hopes to adopt one at some point once she is more settled. Hannah is currently studying for a certificate in Small Animal Medicine. Outside of work you may spot Hannah running/swimming and maybe taking part in the occasional triathlon!
Hannah Wallace

Israel Crespin


Israel joined the team on a part-time basis in March this year. Israel qualified in Cordoba, Spain in 2002 and has been working in the UK as a government vet for the past 15 years. As well as his passion for working with animals, Israel has an interest in 3D animation applied to veterinary science. As a qualified computer programmer in visual effects and animation he has been developing anatomical models which are used for training and prosthetics.
Israel Crespin

Sue Stewart

Practice manager

Apart from a very brief period, Sue has worked continuously in the clinic since its inception, firstly as a nurse, then a receptionist and now as the Practice Manager. She has cared for a number of animals over the years, some acquired through work, and now has three Jack Russell terriers and a rescued cat. She has always been a keen horsewoman, with a particular interest in eventing.

Liz Curtis

Accounts, Administration and Advertising

Former Head of Art at a certain local girls' grammar school, Liz's career took an interesting shift when she took on the running of the business with Bradley in 2016. She has rediscovered her numerical side and now finally understands tax codes! She juggles scanning, filing, keeping the practice well stocked with teabags, etc, along with Joshua's daily school run and keeping baby Joel happy. Her favourite part of the job is being on the other side of the camera lens to the lovely team of staff. To keep herself sane, Liz still teaches art whenever possible as well as developing her own artistic practice.


Beverley Beeney - Bev, our morning receptionist, joined the practice in 1999. Her interests include her children, whom Bev has been involved in training as majorettes for 18 years. She has a 33 year old tortoise called Stubby. Bev enjoys walking with friends and can often be found at gardening shows. She holds a BTEC Award in Veterinary Practice Client Care.

Sarah Senecal - Sarah has been working with us since 2006. Initially, she was employed as part of the nursing staff, but since having her children, she has returned to work part-time as a receptionist. As well as a boy and a girl, she has two dogs and two cats, but still finds time to study for her degree in Economics and Mathematical Sciences.

Penny Kerry - Penny has been a regular at the clinic over the years with a whole menagerie of pets and enjoys taking on rescue dogs who would otherwise have no future. She has moved to the other side of the reception desk now, and works one or two evenings a week.

Alison Lucas - Alison, our new evening receptionist, has been a regular visitor with her pets at Dacre House for over 20 years. She currently has a Maine Coon cat. She enjoys spending time with her family and her interests include going on cruises and Art Deco.

Nursing staff

Emma Catt RVN - Emma has been with us since April 2005 and is instrumental in ensuring that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes. She is a Registered Veterinary Nurse, having completed her studies at Hadlow College, in charge of the nursing team and responsible for our nursing clinics. Emma is the proud owner of Pebbles and BamBam, her two tortoises, and is also 'Emuma' to Mr Teddy Edwardson, a rescued collie cross. Recently Emma became mum to a lovely little boy.

Helen Goodsell - Helen has been working at Dacre House for over 23 years now, so has a wealth of experience. She currently works part-time, in between looking after her two sons, one cat, two rabbits, hamster and a sheep. She has little spare time, but enjoys her garden and socialising with friends. She holds an Animal Nursing Assistant Level 2 diploma.

Heather Harwood - Heather is a qualified Animal Nursing Assistant and is now working towards becoming a RVN. She also has a Foundation Degree in Applied Animal Behavioural Science and Welfare, an NVQ in Animal Care and a Diploma in Animal Management. Her hobbies include paper craft, cross stitch, reading and looking after her two Labradors, Bracken and Seeka.

Deanna Taylor - Deanna started at Dacre House as a receptionist a number of years ago and completed a Customer Care Course with us. She had always wanted to work with animals so when the opportunity arose Deanna joined our nursing team where she especially likes to provide the TLC for our in-patients. Deanna holds an Animal Nursing Assistant Level 2 Diploma.

Rebecca Cheeseman - Rebecca joined our nursing team in 2013 after working for Cats Protection for 5 years. Prior to that she was employed at a kennels. She has two cats, three rabbits, one tortoise, one snake and is now is proud mum to a little girl. Her hobbies include country walks and drawing.

Emily Carter - Emily joined us in 2016 after two years at college where she worked with a variety of more unusual animals such as raccoon dogs and otters! She has recently completed her Animal Nursing Assistant Diploma. She has one hamster and two Guinea Pigs (she has had around 20 Guinea Pigs as pets over the years!).

Sìne Reed - Sìne joined us last year to provide maternity cover but she has quickly learned the ropes and become a permanent staff member. Prior to working with us Sìne volunteered at Folly Wildlife Rescue. At home she has two degus and a gerbil and loves to look after her parents' husky.

Holly Deacons - Holly has joined the team this year to help provide maternity cover. She joins us post A-levels with plenty of experience working with animals - Holly has a french bulldog and has spent the past few months helping out on an estate with cows, sheep and lots of dogs! She has always wanted to get into veterinary nursing and is swiftly getting to grips with her duties here
"Thank you in a really big way!" Great news about Poppy, just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help, care and advice when she was so ill. Regards...
"Many thanks go to you today, you've been so kind in every way." To the vet who looked after Sooty - A BIG THANK YOU...
I wish to thank you for doing what had to be done in such a dignified and professional way but with a degree of sympathy and understanding. You not only acted correctly but said the right things and in the right way. You are a credit to the practice and your profession. Thank you.
We would like to thank you for the excellent veterinary care you have given our pets over the past 25 years. We are soon moving up to the Yorkshire Dales and will miss the warm and friendly atmosphere at Dacre House. Thank you.
Dear Bradley, Winnie and I would like to say thank you so much for your help. Winnie is so much better now, eating everything in sight!