Meet Our Team

Being a mixed practice our team of 7 vets care for all types of pets and animals, but then each has their own area of specialisation. We always aim for case continuity so where possible the same vet will follow through each case with you, but often with more difficult cases, several vets will have been combining their knowledge and skills to ensure the best care for our patients.

Crucially supporting our vets are our Nursing team. We now have 6 fully qualified RVNs who care for all in-patients and run our nursing clinics. There is now a nurse on call 24/7 and staying on site if a pet needs to be hospitalised overnight. We are also a registered vet nurse training practice and work with local colleges to help train future nurses.

Our receptionist team has also expanded recently and we now have 5 smiley faces to greet you on arrival or take your calls – as well as the numerous other tasks they do to keep the practice running smoothly.

 
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Jeremy Voakes

Veterinary Surgeon

Jeremy joined Archway in 1992 having qualified at Glasgow University. He liked the area, people and animals so much that he never left and is now the Senior Partner. Originally from a farming family he continued to enjoy working within the large animal sector, but in recent years has specialised more with the expanding companion animal side of the practice. He has a keen interest in Cardiology, Orthopaedics,inparticular treatment of cruciate ligament injuries and fracture repairs, and in a few more unusual areas such as Koi Carp and Birds of Prey including being veterinary supervisor for the Grizedale forest Red Kite release programme. Away from work he is well known for his famous Christmas Light display which has now raised over £20,000 for the NSPCC.

Andrew Wattam

Veterinary Surgeon

Andrew joined the practice in 1998 after qualifying at Cambridge University Veterinary School. He has a keen interest in all aspects of equine health and medicine and gained his Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Equine Medicine in January 2015. He became a partner in 2016 and now manages the Equine side of the practice.
In his free time Andrew runs in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside. He ran his first London Marathon in 2004 and has since run the Edinburgh Marathon twice, the Windermere Marathon three times and repeated the London Marathon in 2009. He can often be seen putting his running skills into practice when attending at the local Cartmel Race meetings during the Summer! 

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Jo Knox

Veterinary Surgeon

Originally from near Cambridge, Jo trained in Liverpool, graduating in 2004.  Before joining the practice in 2005, she worked for a while in North Herts.  Jo has completed a course in Veterinary acupuncture and provides treatment for all species of animal, large or small.

Becky Coughlin

Veterinary Surgeon

Becky qualified in 2017 from Liverpool university and initially worked for a mixed practice in Yorkshire, before joining us at Archway in 2018.

She enjoys all aspects of mixed practice but has a special interest in farm work.
In her free time, Becky enjoys exploring the lake district with Ellie.

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Issy Bolton

Veterinary Surgeon

Issy joined Archway in 2019 after qualifying from Cambridge and doing a little backpacking in between.
She enjoys all aspects of mixed practice and has a particular interest in ophthalmology and chickens!
In her time off she enjoys walking the fells (soon to be accompanied by a new companion!), cooking, yoga, running and practising her French!

Josephine Miller

Veterinary Surgeon

Josephine qualified in 2019 from Liverpool university and worked in
Hexham for 6 months before coming to Archway. She enjoys all aspects
of mixed practice but particularly likes being out on equine and farm
calls. She is the proud owner of a very spoilt Jack Russell called
Fudge.
Outside of work Josephine spends most of her spare time on her
partner's family farm in Cartmel and has her own small flock of
Leicester sheep.

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Natalia Herman

Veterinary Surgeon

Natalia graduated as a vet from the University of Lublin (Poland) in 2011 but shortly after graduation moved to Wales where she worked in a busy hospital for over 5 years. After that, she moved to South Cumbria and work in Kendal for nearly 3 years before joining the Archway Vets team in 2020 where she specialises in small animal work.
She is currently studying for a BSAVA certificate in small animal medicine and is interested in all aspects of medicine and soft tissue surgery.
Outside of work she enjoys traveling, walking, reading and cooking.

 

Our Nurses

Crucially supporting our vets are our Nursing team. We now have 7 fully qualified RVNs who care for all in-patients and run our nursing clinics. There is now a nurse on call 24/7 and staying on site if a pet needs to be hospitalised overnight. We are also a registered vet nurse training practice and work with local colleges to help train future nurses.

Katy (RVN)
Head Nurse

Hazel (RVN)

Steph (RVN)

Jess (Student Nurse)

Emma (RVN)

Georgia (RVN)

Sarah (RVN)

Rebecca - Veterinary Physiotherapist

 

Our receptionists

Our receptionist team has also expanded recently and we now have 5 smiley faces to greet you on arrival or take your calls – as well as the numerous other tasks they do to keep the practice running smoothly.

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Emma

Jane

Jan

Helen

 

Our Practice Manager

Of course, we must not forget Mandy our practice manager who keeps everything running smoothly.

Mandy

 

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