Medivet 24 Hour Thirsk

Skeldale Veterinary Centre

01845 522297

4.8 /5
334 reviews

Lumley Close, Thirsk, YO7 3BT

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Disability Friendly, 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 £120 - £250 inc VAT. Prices are subject to change.

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Meet the team

Sarah Beckerlegge

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon


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


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


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


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.

Andreea Barbu

Veterinary Surgeon


Andreea Barbu

Veterinary Surgeon

I have been with Medivet for from 2019, starting as a mobile vet which gave me the opportunity to gain great experience from many Medivet practices for my first few years. I became a permanent vet at Thirsk in 2020 and started a certificate in diagnostic imaging in 2021 as well. I am very interested in internal medicine and enjoy working with small animals of all kind. I like to work up cases and try to get the best diagnostic and outcome for our furry patients.

Amanda Waibel

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon


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


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


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


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


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.

Zoe Laycock

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Fiona Cooke

Student Veterinary Nurse


Fiona Cooke

Student Veterinary Nurse

I've been with Medivet since 2019 and have a background in farming, teaching and animal handling. I started my nurse training in January 2022. I'm passionate about animal care as well as travelling and farming.

Serena Geraghty

Mobile Patient Care Assistant


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


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

Mobile Patient Care Assistant


Kelly Reynolds

Mobile Patient Care Assistant

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


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


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!

Lucy Dyer

Night Veterinary Nurse


Lucy Dyer

Night Veterinary Nurse

I joined Skeldale as a night nurse in 2022, though previously had been a member of the day team. I enjoy emergency and critical care which is why I find working as a night nurse rewarding. When not at work I can always be found outside – either working my gun dogs Winston and Jura, or getting my ponies fit for the show ring.

Sandra Hogan

Head Client Care Assistant


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


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


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


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 professional 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.

Reviews

4.8 /5
334 reviews
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5.0/5
Nov 25, 2023
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Very professional and caring veterinary practice.
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5.0/5
Nov 5, 2023
Google Medivet
We used MediVet in an emergency for our new puppy due to our registered vet being closed. The team at MediVet are nothing but incredible, all amazing and very understanding. They made us feel comfortable and more importantly took excellent care of our puppy. After Ezra being admited overnight, we picked him up in high spirits and got lots of guidance and information on after care. Cant thank you all enough! Miles, Katy & Ezra.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 28, 2023
Google Medivet
A good practice with caring staff
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5.0/5
Oct 15, 2023
Google Medivet
Super admin staff at skeldale, cheery and welcoming. Vets are always willing to explain, give further info
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5.0/5
Sep 30, 2023
Google Medivet
Lovely friendly service
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5.0/5
Sep 27, 2023
Google Medivet
Great friendly vets
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5.0/5
Sep 27, 2023
Google Medivet
Great friendly staff, no matter how busy they always find time for you! Sought specialist help for my dog
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5.0/5
Sep 16, 2023
Google Medivet
Amazing practice, saw Hector straight away when we were away from home with a long drive ahead. Everyone we saw were so nice, Hector gives them a 5paw review
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5.0/5
Sep 14, 2023
Google Medivet
Amazing friendly staff from the moment you open the front door. Made to feel like the serveral worried calls I made following surgery on my dog were not too much trouble. Long may the is positive experience with the surgery continue.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 13, 2023
Google Medivet
Lovely vets .
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5.0/5
Aug 27, 2023
Google Medivet
Can’t thank them enough. When you know your dog needs attention and your own practice outsources you to a soulless out of hours service with a six hour queue. Skeldale saw us straight away, friendly helpful people, so grateful I will be changing practice despite the 60- minute drive. Highly recommend
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5.0/5
Aug 26, 2023
Google Medivet
Friendly staff great service.

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