Medivet 24 Hour Thirsk

Skeldale Veterinary Centre

01845 522297

4.7 /5
345 reviews

Lumley Close, Thirsk, YO7 3BT

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Disabled access toilet available. Free client parking is available on-site

We offer the Medivet Healthcare Plan at this practice

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Open 24 hours, 365 days a year

Out of hours: Consult fee from £199 inc VAT.

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Meet the team

Sarah Beckerlegge

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon


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Sarah Beckerlegge

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in 2010 after receiving a BSc in Animal Sciences from Rutgers University in America in 2006. I joined the Thirsk team in 2013 and became a practice partner in August 2019. I am interested in consulting, preventative medicine, and the client and pet journey through the clinic in order to make it as stress free as possible. At home I have two young boys and three dogs, so whether at work or at home I am always busy.

Nina Bertelsmann

Veterinary Surgeon


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Nina Bertelsmann

Veterinary Surgeon

I joined Skeldale in June 2020 while working towards my certificate in small animal surgery (PGCertSAS), which I achieved in 2021. I love surgery and managing complex surgical cases, but I am also passionate about cats so worked with the nursing team to achieve our Gold ISFM accreditation. I am currently doing a certificate in feline behaviour with the ISFM.

Ilaria Vescarelli

Veterinary Surgeon


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Ilaria Vescarelli

Veterinary Surgeon

I joined Medivet Thirsk in the summer of 2020, having qualified in Italy in 2017 and worked there for 3 years. I am really passionate about soft tissue surgery, and after two years of studying I have completed my surgical certificate in October 2022 gaining the additional qualifications of PgC Small Animal Surgery (PgC SAS). I have a siberian cat called Tundra who loves walking in the woods with me. In my spare time I enjoy cooking and going to the gym.

Lucy Woeginger

Veterinary Surgeon


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Lucy Woeginger

Veterinary Surgeon

After qualifying from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017, I spent time working in small animal practices in London and Devon, before settling in North Yorkshire. My main role at Skeldale is as the inpatient and hospital vet. I have undertaken a post graduate degree with the University of Liverpool in internal medicine modules to achieve an RCVS certificate in advanced veterinary practice (Cert AVP PGCertVPS), alongside a certificate in veterinary professional studies. Outside of work I spend most of my time in the dales with my little spaniel.

Amanda Waibel

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon


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Amanda Waibel

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

I was born in Switzerland, but grew up in South Africa where I also pursued her childhood dream of qualifying as a vet. After qualifying I spent time doing community work (which has a special place in my heart) in rural South Africa providing veterinary services and education to communities that had never had this before. After moving to the UK, I joined Skeldale in 2019 but took a short break to pursue my interests in emergency and critical care as well as internal medicine. I returned to Skeldale in August 2021 to became a branch partner with Sarah and Medivet, and I am continuing to pursue these interests and is currently completing her Masters in these fields and using her new found knowledge in all aspects of Skeldale life. I also oversee the Skeldale night team which allows us to provide 24-hour care to our clients and their beloved pets in our hospital accredited practice 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.

Jo Hallam

Night Veterinary Surgeon


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Jo Hallam

Night Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from The Royal Veterinary College in 2004 and have worked in a variety of roles since then in Yorkshire and the East Midlands. I joined Thirsk 24 in November 2021 as part of the dedicated night team. As well as a keen interest in emergency work and rabbits, I have a passion for integrated medicine especially in relation to chronic pain. I completed my certificate in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Management in 2014, a foundation course in Western Veterinary Herbal Medicine in January 2023 and I’m hoping to complete a certificate in Canine Rehabilitation this year. I offer Western Acupuncture including electro-acupuncture, basic Physiotherapy and Herbal Medicine and can discuss if other treatment modalities might be useful. In my spare time I enjoy walking with my two Lurchers, yoga and help to organise fundraising events.

Jack Morelli

Night Veterinary Surgeon


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Jack Morelli

Night Veterinary Surgeon

Ever since starting vet school in Italy, I have always endeavoured to combine my two passions of veterinary anaesthesia/ECC and wildlife medicine/research. After working as apprentice anaesthetist in a referral hospital and emergency surgeon in an OOH clinic, I started working for Skeldale in October 2021 as an OOH veterinarian. I am currently completing my Certificate of Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Anaesthesia with the University of Liverpool. Alongside my small animal veterinary career, I work as a wildlife veterinarian and researcher for Norwegian and Swedish universities, leading field immobilizations of large Scandinavian mammals and writing scientific articles on wildlife anaesthesia since 2016, being invited to present such topics at international conferences and courses. I am very fond of outdoor activities and travelling.

Megan Gibbs

Graduate Veterinary Surgeon


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Megan Gibbs

Graduate Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified in 2021 in South Africa where I spent a year doing community veterinary work before joining the Medivet graduate program and starting at Thirsk in October 2023. I currently work between the Thirsk hospital and Ripon branch and am really enjoying exploring the UK. I am particularly interested in surgery and emergency medicine.

Anna Kirby

Veterinary Surgeon


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Anna Kirby

Veterinary Surgeon

I joined Medivet in 2021 and work primarily at the Ripon branch, but do occasionally come to the Thirsk hospital. I am mainly interested in preventative medicine and primary care, and enjoy supporting owners with managing their pet’s ongoing needs.

Michelle Maine

Night Veterinary Surgeon


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Michelle Maine

Night Veterinary Surgeon

I was born in Czechoslovakia and moved to the United States at 12 years of age. There, I completed my childhood dream of becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2000. I also hold an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. I was a companion animal GP in the US for 18 years. In 2018, I decided to start over in the UK, working in ECC at Vets Now/ PDSA in Gateshead. I joined Medivet in 2.2024 and am looking forward to providing emergency and OOH care at Skeldale. I live with my husband, younger daughter, and two cats named Willow and Pongo. My hobbies include reading, painting, drawing, hiking and exploring nature.

Zoe Laycock

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse


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Zoe Laycock

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

I started training to become a veterinary nurse at Askham Bryan College in 2014 and passed my veterinary nursing exams in 2016. I enjoy running nurse clinics including my favourite, Confidence Classes, and have recently achieved a BSAVA Veterinary Nurse Merit Award in Behaviour. When I'm not at Skeldale, I enjoy running and am currently training for marathons. At home I have lots of animals, two bull terriers called Baz and Eddie, a mini pinscher called Alice, a shire horse called Annie and a retired racehorse called Stanley, as well as several hens and ducks which I've hand reared from Skeldale.

Shona Eckersley

Veterinary Nurse


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Shona Eckersley

Veterinary Nurse

I qualified in 2017 and joined the team in 2019 after working in Stockton. I love looking after patients, either in theatre, on wards, or in nurse clinics. I especially love nursing pets to feel better, watching their personalities return and bonding with them. At home I have a rescue cavalier king charles spaniel called Oscar, who is quirky but very loveable. I'm also a keen gardener and like walking Oscar all over the countryside.

Nicky Daly

Mobile Veterinary Nurse


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Nicky Daly

Mobile Veterinary Nurse

I joined Medivet in 2020.I grew up on a farm in Kent so becoming a nurse was inevitable. I qualified as a nurse in 1993 and have had a varied career since qualifying. I moved to Yorkshire in 2017 then North Yorkshire in 2020. In my spare time I love hiking, especially in the Yorkshire Dales and Moors, Lake District, and Snowdonia.

Daisy Dix

Head Veterinary Nurse


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Daisy Dix

Head Veterinary Nurse

I joined the practice in 2019, first working as a student at our Oak Beck branch and then moving permanently to Thirsk. I qualified in January 2021. I'm passionate about feline medicine and am spearheading our International Society of Feline Medicine accreditation with Vet Nina. Together we're working to provide cats in our care the best treatment and environment possible. I'm also interested in pursuing further studies, and am currently deciding what to study next. In 2023 I got my certificate qualification with the International Society of Feline Medicine in Feline Nursing, earning the extra qualifications of ISFMCertFN.

Cassie Johnson

Veterinary Nurse


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Cassie Johnson

Veterinary Nurse

I joined the practice in 2020. I qualified from Askham Bryan College in 2018 with a degree in Veterinary Nursing. I then completed my qualification in Emergency and Critical Care in 2021 to gain CertVNECC qualifications. In my spare time, I'm often found walking in the countryside with Nyla, my cockerway and baking.

Megan Stephenson

Veterinary Nurse


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Megan Stephenson

Veterinary Nurse

I joined the practice in 2016 for work experience and qualified as a nurse in 2021. My main areas of interest are surgical nursing and providing care (and cuddles) to our in-patients. Being a veterinary nurse is incredibly rewarding and I can't wait to see what my future as an RVN brings.

Rebecca Firenyi

Veterinary Nurse


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Rebecca Firenyi

Veterinary Nurse

I joined the practice in 2019 as a Patient Care Assistant and eventually became a Student Veterinary Nurse in 2020. After 2 years of training, I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in December 2022. Having grown up on a farm, I was keen to work with animals and veterinary nursing has always been a job I wanted to pursue. I thoroughly enjoy the practical aspects of the job, but I have a particular interest in laboratory work and nursing rabbits within the hospital. When I’m not at work, I enjoy going to concerts and walking in the countryside.

Serena Geraghty

Mobile Patient Care Assistant


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Serena Geraghty

Mobile Patient Care Assistant

I joined the practice in January 2020. I'm passionate about client and animal care and love spending time with our patients, especially kittens. At home I have two dogs which I love, Max and Frog.

Sophie Rickers

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Sophie Rickers

Student Veterinary Nurse

I joined Medivet in February 2021. Before joining the team, I worked in a pet shop for two years and did two years work experience in another veterinary practice. I love forming bonds with clients and their pets. In my spare time I enjoy; horse riding, spending time with my dog - George, cooking and exercising. I started my nursing degree in January 2023 and am really excited to be doing my studies to become a registered veterinary nurse.

Kelly Reynolds

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Kelly Reynolds

Student Veterinary Nurse

I joined the practice at the end of 2022 as Patient Care Assistant. I have always been passionate about caring for animals and i'm excited to see where my new career in veterinary care will take me! At home I have a dog called Lola who is an unusual cross, she is a spaniel cross american bulldog, I also have some fancy pigeons. When i'm not at work, you can usually find me and Lola on a hike somewhere! I enjoy all aspects of working in a veterinary centre but especially love interacting with and caring for all the animals that come to visit us.

Lauren Bolton

Night Veterinary Nurse


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Lauren Bolton

Night Veterinary Nurse

I qualified in South Africa in 2018, I soon decided to move to London in 2019 and have been with Medivet since. I joined the Skeldale team in 2022 and became a finished my requalification with the RCVS in 2022. I enjoy working night shift as I have an interest in emergency and critical care. I will be starting the VN Emergency & Critical Care course in April 2023 to have more knowledge and I cannot wait! I have 3 cats (Big Boy, Sahara and Sheikha - which means princess in arabic) and 3 dogs ( Mauser, Bella and Tammy) back in South Africa which were all rescues. In my spare time I like to explore new areas with a nice hike, try new recipes, gardening and in the warmer weather be on the beach!

Nicole Beavers

Night Veterinary Nurse


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Nicole Beavers

Night Veterinary Nurse

I qualified in 2013 with a BSc degree in veterinary nursing from Harper Adams, and have since worked in day and night practice, mainly on nights as I prefer the emergency and critical care side to nursing. I completed postgraduate course in veterinary nursing where I gained my masters in 2021 also earning the qualifications MSc BSc (Hons). In my spare time I like to socialise, go to the gym and I'm a keen runner. From 10ks to marathons – there’s usually always a race planned! I also have two black labs, a cat called Mouse, and a baby due in April to keep me busy!

Catherine Breadner

Night Veterinary Nurse


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Catherine Breadner

Night Veterinary Nurse

'I qualified as a RVN in 2016 and graduated from Harper Adam's University in 2017 with a BSc (Hons) degree. Since then, I have worked in both mixed and small animal practice covering day shifts and out of hours emergency care, the latter of which I am particularly passionate about. I hope to undertake further certificates in the not too distant future, however currently spend my spare time enjoying walking, gardening, interior design and photography.

Sandra Hogan

Head Client Care Assistant


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Sandra Hogan

Head Client Care Assistant

I've been with the practice since March 2017. I have a small holding with sheep, geese and lots of other animals. I'm dedicated to my role at the practice and enjoy being part of the community. I also care for four dogs and a love spending time with my grandchildren.

Sam Stephenson

Client Care Assistant


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Sam Stephenson

Client Care Assistant

I joined the practice in April 2017. I'm also a part time hairdresser. When not at work I enjoy horseriding with my daughter Megan who also works at the practice.

Marion Baldini

Client Care Assistant


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Marion Baldini

Client Care Assistant

I've been with the practice for 40 years meaning I have lots of experience working in the veterinary industry and with the pets and clients of Thirsk. At home I have a horse called Ollie and springer spaniels

Deborah Kershaw

Client Care Assistant


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Deborah Kershaw

Client Care Assistant

I joined the practice in 2019 as a client care assistant but have been responsible for processing insurance claims for the last few years. I love birds and have two African Grey parrots and two rescue corvids, as well as a rescue dog Misty.

  • Your vet in Thirsk

    Find exceptional routine and emergency veterinary care in North Yorkshire at Medivet 24 Hour Thirsk. Not only do we provide a full range of services and facilities, but we deliver with passion, kindness, and the utmost respect for you and your pet. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

  • Senior Cat Clinics

    We strongly believe that age is not a disease and that older pets just need a little bit more care and preventative medicine to stay fighting fit. Our Senior Cat Clinics are used to assess senior cats for the common diseases that we see in our Golden Oldies such as osteoarthritis, heart disease, dental disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, subclinical urinary tract infections, hyperthyroidism, and hypertension, among other conditions. By checking healthy elderly cats for common conditions that we see in our geriatric patients we hope to be able to improve their general health and welfare and prevent any unexpected visits.

  • Nurse Clinics

    We offer a variety of nurse clinics including weight watchers, diabetic pet support, confidence classes, dental care, and puppy pre-school, among others. Veterinary nurses are professionals who have gained academic and practical qualifications and are registered and governed by the RCVS like vets.  Many of our veterinary nurses have additional qualifications, including certificates in feline nursing, emergency and critical care, and behaviour.

  • Acupuncture

    We offer acupuncture in combination with conventional medicine as an effective treatment plan for many musculoskeletal and other painful conditions. This approach is extremely safe when practice correctly and is well accepted by the majority of animals.

  • Diagnostic Imaging

    We have a variety of equipment on site in order to diagnosis your pet. This include digital xray which can be used to assess your pets bones and jones, dental xray to assess the health of your pet’s teeth under the surface, and ultrasound which we use to image your pets internal organs.  We also have flexible endoscopy that we can use to look inside an organ or body cavity and obtain tissue samples in a non invasive way. We currently have one vet completing a certificate in Diagnostic Imaging.

We offer Healthcare Plans

Our clients save an average of £225 every year with the Medivet Healthcare Plan.

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4.7 /5
345 reviews
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5.0/5
Feb 21, 2024
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Skeldale - Medivet is my vets out of hours practice to go to. I used them for the first time at the weekend. The vet was very helpful on the phone. My cat was seen as soon as we arrived. The vet was very kind and thorough with his examination. The staff at reception were also very kind and helpful.
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5.0/5
Feb 21, 2024
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The reception staff was very welcoming and approachable, Sarah was great and very informative, and interactive with the animals. The practice are lovely a clean.
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5.0/5
Feb 14, 2024
Google Medivet
Excellent service with caring and compassionate staff that accommodated us at short notice for our poorly pooch.
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5.0/5
Feb 9, 2024
Google Medivet
My family and I are truly thankful for the care provided to our cat (Ginger). He went missing 2 weeks ago and we have been so upset not knowing what had happened to him. Thankfully Pet Log was up to date and he had a Microchip which enabled the staff at Medivet to contact me. I can't explain how we all felt when they informed us he was alive. Ginger was in a very poor state, I am just thankful to the Medivet team (also Jess and Community Works team for taking Ginger to the vet in the first place) as they were so attentive and caring for Gingers needs and he is now home safe and sound with us. I have to say we have been so impressed with the service, especially the great communication throughout his treatment. I would like to send a big thank you from my family & I (including Ginger) for everything they have done.
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5.0/5
Jan 29, 2024
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Very friendly vets practice and very supportive of nervous dogs.
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5.0/5
Jan 8, 2024
Google Medivet
Couldn’t give higher praise. We take our two cats here, after moving them from another vet practice. The emergency care has been phenomenal and our cats don’t dislike the vets now! We have used the emergency care after our cat ate raisins on Boxing Day last year. It was prompt and caring service without horrific fees.
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5.0/5
Dec 29, 2023
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One of my dogs came down with an illness at 16:00 a clock on Christmas Eve, which had the potential to spoil the Christmas not just for me and my wife but the entire extended family who care for our dogs. We called the out of hours practice (Medivet - Skeldale) and had my dog seen by the excellent vet within the hour. The vet provided care and support required and now my pet is on the mend from an illness that looked terrible and could have been serious had it not been addressed immediately. All I can say is i'm thankful we have 24 hour support for our pets, provided by the Medivet group.
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1.0/5
Dec 29, 2023
Google Medivet
Only interested in money. In my experience ...come back for extremely expensive tests next week....no treatment for obvious condition that needed treatment that day ...went to another vet and got it
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5.0/5
Dec 11, 2023
Google Medivet
The best vets I have ever been to, they looked after Loki with an emergency appointment on a Sunday and nothing was too much trouble. All the staff were so welcoming and amazing
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5.0/5
Dec 8, 2023
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Fantastic friendly staff, very welcoming and knowledgeable. Kind and caring
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5.0/5
Dec 4, 2023
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A very inviting practice. My dogs have no problems goin and are very happy with the people there
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5.0/5
Nov 25, 2023
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Very professional and caring veterinary practice.

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