The Team

  • Shane Morrison - BVSc CertSAS MRCVS, - Principal Vet

    Shane Morrison - BVSc CertSAS MRCVS, - Principal Vet

    Shane graduated from the University of Melbourne with first class honours in 1991. Shane obtained the CertSAS in 1997, a postgraduate qualification in small animal surgery, awarded to fewer than 15 vets in Britain each year and has also been awarded RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery. This allows him to undertake more involved procedures including Canine Total Hip Replacements, spinal surgery, complicated orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery. Shane has been living and working as a vet in East Anglia for the past twenty years. Shane and Charlotte have two sons and a daughter, Cameron, Finlay & Alice. They also have a Border Terrier "Yarra" and a Siamese cat "Bindi".
  • Tracy Smith MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

    Tracy Smith MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

    Tracy qualified from Glasgow University in 1993 and spent several years working in mixed practice In Scotland before deciding to concentrate on small animals. She followed her heart to move south of the border in 2010 and has been very happy working with the team at Christchurch Street since then. She is particularly interested in small animal medicine. Inspired by her fitness fanatic partner she can often be seen pounding the streets of IP3 though she secretly prefers curling up with a good book.
  • Liz Jones MRCVS  - Veterinary Surgeon

    Liz Jones MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

    Liz qualified from Cambridge in 2005 and has been working as a small animal vet ever since. Her main interest is medicine and she has started a certificate in this area however she loves all areas of veterinary life. She is very pleased to be working with the team at Christchurch and is looking forward to meeting everyone. When not working, Liz enjoys walking Jack, her spaniel, to lovely country pubs for a spot of lunch!
  • Charlotte Morrison RVN Practice Manager

    Charlotte Morrison RVN Practice Manager

    Charlotte is a qualified Veterinary Nurse with 20 years experience. Charlotte now undertakes the running of the surgery.
  • Rita Singleton - Reception Manager

    Rita Singleton - Reception Manager

    Rita has now been with us for 11 years. Rita mainly deals with our referring vets and referred clients. Rita has gained huge experience over the years and can now give clients a lot of information about procedures before the clients come along and see the surgeons. Rita has 5 chihuahuas!
  • Emma Block RVN - Nursing Team Leader (Christchurch)

    Emma Block RVN - Nursing Team Leader (Christchurch)

    Emma qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2008 whilst working in a small animal practice in Suffolk. She then spent time working in an out of hours emergency clinic until she joined Christchurch vets in June 2011. As on of the first opinion nurses Emma’s interest is senior pet care and she is currently organising the running of senior pet clinics. Emma has a gorgeous ginger cat called “Bertie”.
  • Lindsay Keer - Reception Administrator

    Lindsay Keer - Reception Administrator

    Lindsay recently joined the team as the Insurance Administrator/Receptionist. She has an interest in American Cars with her husband and they own a Ford Mustang Saleen and Ford 1967 Galaxie. Lindsay is married with one son and a boxer called Shelby.
  • Julie Eley - Receptionist

    Julie Eley - Receptionist

    Julie joined the team in 2005. Julie has a young mad Labrador who himself has had a total hip replacement with us. Julie also has a naughty Lhasa Apso; they keep her very busy!
  • Donna Ainsworth

    Donna Ainsworth

    Receptionist Donna has been with us since 2007. Donna has a lovely, mad Staffie.
  • Clare Leech RVN  – Nursing Team Leader (Tuddenham)

    Clare Leech RVN – Nursing Team Leader (Tuddenham)

    Clare qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2008 and has been working at Christchurch since November 2009. She trained and qualified in a local mixed practice gaining experience with farm animals and horses. She has a keen interest in surgical nursing and anaesthesia. She owns a horse called ‘supa’ who she competes at local shows.
  • Katie Attwood RVN - Veterinary Nurse

    Katie Attwood RVN - Veterinary Nurse

    Katie joined us in 2013 after completing her Diploma at a local practice. Katie has a very keen interest in both inpatient care and surgical nursing. Katie has 3 ponies: Chip, Angelina and Ernie and a cheeky Chihuahua named Elsa who keeps her very busy when she’s not looking after our fury friends here at Christchurch.
  • Stacey Toner RVN - Veterinary Nurse

    Stacey Toner RVN - Veterinary Nurse

    Stacey started as an auxiliary nurse in 2005 then qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2013. She joined Christchurch referrals in September 2013. She has a keen interest in radiography, MRI and arthroscopy. She has a springer spaniel, Jazz. Bagheera, a kitten she hand reared and a horse named Charlie who she competes/shows at local level.
  • Alethea Miller RVN - Veterinary Nurse

    Alethea Miller RVN - Veterinary Nurse

    Alethea graduated in July 2013 after completing the Veterinary Nursing Foundation Degree. She joined us in September 2013 after locuming for a short while. Alethea really enjoys surgical nursing and has gained her BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Award in Surgical Nursing.
  • Alison Devonshire RVN - Vetenary Nurse

    Alison Devonshire RVN - Vetenary Nurse

    I qualified as RVN in 2001 and have 20 years’ experience in a busy 1st opinion hospital. In 2017 I decided to make the exciting move into referral practice. I am enjoying the opportunity to put to use some of the skills I learnt while studying for the Graduate Diploma in Professional and Clinical Veterinary Nursing at the RVC in 2012. I have a particular interest in anaesthesia, evidence based veterinary medicine and veterinary ethics. I am currently the veterinary nurse member of the Ethical Review Panel at the RCVS. In my spare time I enjoy exploring the countryside with my family and our retired working Springer Spaniel, Wren.

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    49 Christchurch Street
    Ipswich Suffolk
    IP4 2DF
    Phone:  01473 255789

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    Saturday: 8.00am - 12 noon
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