We are a two site small animal practice in South Lakes, first established in the early 20th century. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care.
Nicola is our dedicated Barrow branch nurse. She has a keen interest in microscopy. From looking at skin slides to check for microscopic creepy-crawlies to searching for the underlying cause for a urinary tract infection – if there’s something new and interesting to be found, Nicola will find it! In her spare time Nicola takes her Australian Shepherds to agility and obedience training; she also has the most intelligent Shetland Sheepdog who runs rings around her larger pals.
Judith Burrow RVN
Judith has been a nurse here at Church Walk for more than 35 years. She knows everything there is to know about the practice and more. Judith enjoys all areas of nursing but has a particular interest in wound healing. In her free time Judith enjoys going out walking with her lovely Lurcher, Mouse. She is an excellent home baker, turning out a focaccia better than Paul Hollywood himself!
Janice Hatton RVN
Janice has also been with the practice for much longer than she’d care to tell. Janice has a particular fondness for medical nursing, especially for those patients that are hospitalised for some time as she quickly forms a trusting bond with them, providing them with not only the medications they need but also lots of TLC. Janice enjoys getting out to her allotment when time allows or exploring the lakes with her two children and Meg, her Labrador Cross.
Jodie Long RVN
Jodie joined our team in 2012. Jodie loves challenges and loves to be busy. She is particularly interested in surgical nursing and enjoys spending time in the operating theatre ensuring that pets are taken care of during their anaesthetic. Outside of work, Jodie doesn’t slow down. She is a busy mum of two, helps her husband on his dairy farm and has recently taken to baking beautifully decorated cakes for friends, family and most importantly, work colleagues.
Helen Summers RVN
Helen joined Church Walk in 2007. She enjoys all aspects of nursing and thrives on positive outcomes. She works tirelessly to look after hospitalised animals and enjoys seeing pets and owners happily reunited after a stay in hospital. Helen also loves to see guinea pigs come in to the clinic as she has a particular soft spot for them. Outside of work Helen is kept busy with her young family and looking after her Arab horse, Charlie, and her cheeky young Labrador, Amber.
Lisa Went BSc(Hons) RVN
Lisa joined us in 2010. She is very dedicated to her job, as for her her work is truly a vocation. Lisa enjoys all aspects of nursing but particularly enjoys consulting as she loves getting to know people and pets. Her preferred areas are weight clinics and dental care. Outside of work, Lisa is kept busy and entertained by her young daughter and Tommi, her Jack Russell Terrier.