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.
Richard graduated from the University of Cambridge and has been with Church Walk for more than 25 years. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and can turn his hand to any challenge that presents itself. When not at work, Richard always has a project going on; he is particularly fond of repairing and restoring antique clocks.
Emma Hatton BVetMed PGDipAABW MRCVS
Emma has been working as a veterinary surgeon in the south west Lake District since graduating from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2000. She has worked in farm and small animal practice and has developed a particular interest in companion animal behavioural medicine. She feels passionately about the need to maintain both physical and emotional health within the veterinary field. Emma lives on a beef and sheep hill farm with her husband, David and their dogs – currently three collies and a terrier. She enjoys all aspects of agricultural life, including assisting David with the day-to-day running of the farm, attending livestock auctions and agricultural shows. Emma's other interests include competitive dog agility and scent work training, going to the gym, fell walking and home cooking and baking, including mastering the Rayburn in their farmhouse kitchen.
Ryan Steel BVetMed MRCVS
Ryan graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2017. He joined us after leaving university and has become really well integrated into our practice. A local from Dalton, Ryan is well known by our clients. He is a highly skilled young vet who is enjoying the challenges of being in practice. In his spare time Ryan enjoys playing darts and pool for local teams.
Jane Yemm BVM&S MRCVS
Jane graduated from the University of Edinburgh and worked in a number of practices before settling down here. She thoroughly enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and has excellent knowledge and skill in small animal medicine and dermatology. In her spare time Jane is an avid gardener and seamstress. She loves being outdoors walking with her Labrador, Ted.