We are a group of small animal practices in Tameside, first established in 1953. 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 seven days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care.
Rachel joined the practice in 2007 as a receptionist at our Hyde surgery. At the end of 2008 she moved to our main Ashton surgery to become the practice manager. In her spare time she enjoys walking Bobby, her Cocker Spaniel, and keeping fit.
Jayne joined the practice in June 2017. She has always worked in an office based environment so thoroughly enjoys the huge variation to her role as practice administrator of the surgery. Outside of work, Jayne enjoys spending her time with her family and rescue dog called Pebbles. She also enjoys being creative and crafty, creating sweet treats.
Rebecca came to our practice over 20 years ago. She began her career with us as a nursing assistant, lasting 17 years, covering the multitude of tasks a nurse is expected to do. After leaving to have a family Rebecca returned to work part time at our Ashton surgery as an office administrator.
Gaynor started work as a veterinary receptionist in November 2014 and loves meeting our clients and their pets. She cared for her diabetic cat for several years and therefore understands the stress and worry of owning a pet with a lifelong illness. Gaynor says the support and help she received from the staff prior to her working at Gourley was exceptional. In her spare time she loves being creative, from making all types of cards to paper sculptures. She also enjoys flower arranging and watching a game of football. Gaynor works at our Denton surgery.
Sylvia began her career at Gourley in September 2012, and now works full time at our Ashton surgery. She looked at her new role as an exciting new venture as she had never worked in the veterinary sector before. She spends her spare time with her family and their mischievous Shih Tzu’s.
Catherine joined the team in September 2017, after working as a receptionist for the NHS for several years. She is based at our Droylsden surgery, and enjoys her job as it is varied and interesting and no two days are the same. In her spare time Catherine enjoys working with her partner on his family’s farm, which involves looking after the dairy, cattle and goats. She and her partner also enjoy travelling to Turkey.
Jane joined the team in April 2015. Having previously worked in the banking industry, veterinary life was a very different career path. Jane enjoys interacting with the clients and their pets. In her free time, Jane spends time with her family and her numerous cats and rabbits. Jane works part time at our Hyde surgery.
Sarah began her career here in November 2009, and now works part time at our Ashton surgery. She loves the experience of learning something new almost every day and dealing with the many clients and patients. Sarah had never realised before becoming a veterinary receptionist that there could be so much to learn. When not at work she cares for her children, dogs and cat.
Wendy joined the team at Gourley in October 2016 and loves working with animals and interacting with the clients. Her spare time is spent with her husband; they love to travel and enjoy music festivals. Wendy has a son who bought a new addition to the family in the form of Figo the Dachshund. Wendy works at our Hyde surgery.
Michelle joined the practice in 2008, working full time at our Ashton surgery. She finds her work here is varied and encounters new objectives most days. She has always had a passion for animals and currently has several cats, two of which are Gourley rescue pets. Michelle’s main passion has always been horses to which her dream came true in 2010 when she became the owner of a beautiful fell pony named Jet, who takes up the majority of her time outside of work.
Sarah joined the team here at Gourley in December 2017, and works at our Stalybridge surgery. She loves the variety of her role and enjoys the client and pet bond. Her favourite part of the job is welcoming new clients and sneaking a cuddle with their pet when she can. In her spare time, Sarah is busy with her two children and their numerous activities.
Tracy joined the Gourley team in 2011 as a temporary member of the reception team which lead to a permanent position in 2012. She coordinates and completes all insurance claims for your pets. Outside work she likes to spend time with her husband and children. Tracy works part time at our Ashton surgery.