We’re a close-knit team at Dunslow Road Vets and we care passionately about looking after your pets. Find out more about our people below.
Richard Hambridge MRCVS BVSc
Richard qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from Liverpool University in 1990 and worked in different practices before setting up Dunslow Road Vets in 2009. Since setting up the practice, Richard has grown the surgery and is hoping to continue this expansion in the future. In his spare time, Richard enjoys spending time with his wife and children and looking after his many animals; including dogs, chickens, turkeys, fish and many more. He also enjoys going out for long walks and bird watching.
Ania Szymkowiak MRCVS
Ania qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from Warminsko-Mazurski University in Poland in 2008. She worked in practice in Poland, dealing mainly with small mammals for ten years before coming to the UK and starting to work with us in 2018. In her spare time, Ania loves to go cycling and walking, particularly near the coast. She also enjoys drawing and colouring and her artwork can be seen around the practice.
Chloe Greenley RVN
Chloe started working with us in September 2019 and recently took over as our Head Vet Nurse in October 2020. She completed her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in January 2018 at the College of Animal Welfare Leeds. She has been working in the industry since 2013, starting as a Saturday girl and working her way up. In her spare time, she enjoys looking after all her rescue animals and spending time outside with her dog, horse and her partner.
Gemma has undergone her work experience with us while studying Animal Management for the last several years as Askham Bryan College. She will join our team full time this summer as our second Veterinary Nursing Assistant. She is looking forward to expanding her knowledge of nursing and continuing her studies to become a Registered Vet Nurse. In her spare time she enjoys looking after her many animals including her horse, dogs, cats and chickens.
Ben started doing some work experience with us in April 2021 and is staying on as another of our Student Veterinary Nurses who will be studying at Askham Bryan in September 2021. After 10 years of working in a completely different field, Ben decided to pursue his love of animals and work towards becoming a Vet Nurse. He particularly loves any large dog breed and in his spare time enjoys cycling and walking his Rottweiler Tiny around the woods.
Chris started working for us back in 2009 when the practice first opened as our Veterinary Nursing Assistant. She had studied Animal Management at Bishop Burton after she finished school and followed it with a degree in Animal Behaviour and training. After a career break she has come back to work for us and is looking to pursue her career and study to become a Registered Vet Nurse. In her spare time, Chris likes to walk her dog Bonnie.
Claire started working for us in July 2020 as one of our receptionists. She is a BHS riding instructor and gained her Intermediate Instructor’s qualification in 1991. Claire has spent many years starting young horses and has a passion for animals all her life so working with us is a dream job. She enjoys walking for hours with her three dogs and spending spare time with her mare Claudia.
Jane has worked for us here since 2017 as one of our receptionists and recently took the position as our head receptionist; and says that it is her perfect job as she gets to meet such lovely patients and their humans! In her spare time, she enjoys walking her two Wire-Haired Dachshunds and exploring the lovely countryside. She also enjoys looking after her grandson which she says is always fun.
Sam recently joined our team as our new receptionist. After moving down from Scotland to Scarborough and raising a family with her partner, Sam has decided to dip her toes into the veterinary field and join our team. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters and looking after her dog, Marley, and three cats, Dusty, Michael and Princess.
Janet joined our receptionist team in Easter 2021. After raising her two daughters with her husband and working in different admin and retail positions; Janet became our newest addition to the team. When not at work, Janet loves to spend time with her Grand-daughter Poppy and taking her Sprocker Spaniel Sam out for long walks in the countryside.