(Tel :01423 590 590)

Unit 2/3
Tel : 01423 590 590

Our Team

We are a friendly crew, most of us were known to each other before we started working together at VetDentist. The camaraderie of being friends both inside and outside of work helps to make the practice run smoothly.

Arianna Fortunato

Resident in Veterinary Dentistry - MRCVS

Arianna has been interested in Veterinary Dentistry for years and has recently commenced her Residency programme for the European Veterinary Dental College. This is a highly intensive and detailed course, together with challenging examinations. On completion Arianna would also be qualified as a Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry.

Laura Armitage

Senior Nurse - NCert (Surgical Nursing) RVN

Laura is a highly experienced Registered Veterinary Nurse, who has previously worked at specialist referral practices. Laura previously worked with Arianna at another practice. Laura completed her Veterinary nursing training in Ilkley and them moved on to complete her degree and later a certificate in surgical nursing through ISVPS. Laura has 2 cockerpoos, who sometimes comes to work with her called Teddie and Lacey. 

Molly Renwick

Veterinary Nurse - RVN

Molly has previously worked with Laura when they were training together. Molly originally trained in Ilkley and stayed at this practice for the last 8 years. Molly has a certificate and diploma from ISFM in Feline nursing. Molly has recently joined the team at VetDentist, and she was ready for a new challenge in the industry. Molly has one difficult (but lovely) dog called Dorothy and 3 cats who love their cuddles, called Sprout, Ron and Gus.

Lauren Purcell

Animal Care Technician & Stock Manager

Lauren has known Laura for some time and welcomed the opportunity to change careers to join her in the workplace. She has a natural love for animals and was excited to embark on this new adventure. She is passionate about the practice and is always looking for ways to learn new skills to help her with her role. Lauren has a dog called Redford, he is a Daschund X Jack Russel - and he keeps her on her toes ourside of work. 

Jenny Baxter

Administration Manager

Jenny is an experienced administrator who has welcomed a change into to the veterinary industry. Jenny has previously worked in professional sport as a Business Support manager and brings knowledge of the various industries she has worked into the practice. Jenny has almost completed her Level 5 Operational/Departmental Management course. Jenny has no pets but would love a Dachshund.

Extra Support

We are delighted that we are able to call upon the additional support of some excellent members of the veterinary profession when circumstances dictate.

Laura Snow

Locum Nurse & Admin - RVN

Laura is a highly experienced Registered Veterinary Nurse. Laura previously worked with Bob for nearly eight years at OakBeck Veterinary Hospital in Harrogate, going through her Nurse Training and progressing to the role of Senior Nurse. After Bob sold the business Laura progressed to a senior regional managerial role before leaving to start her family.

Laura has come back to occasionally work with Bob part-time, helping to provide both nursing support and administrative assistance as the business grows.

Rosie Thompson

Locum Nurse - RVN

Rosie also first met Bob when working at OakBeck Veterinary Hospital and undergoing training to qualify as a Veterinary Nurse. After Bob sold the business Rosie left to work in a number of practices as a locum, helping to spread her knowledge of dental nursing across a wider range of veterinary practices. Rosie is deeply interested in caring for our native wildlife and volunteers at a local animal sanctuary. Rosie provides an invaluable backup to the main nursing support of the practice. Her experience in effective, safe, caring and compassionate animal handling (based on her training with Bob at OakBeck) is a great boon to the practice. 




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