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.
Paul is originally from South Wales, and wanted to become a vet from his early teens. His weekends and holidays were often spent working on a dairy and sheep farm. Paul qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Edinburgh in 1985 becoming a Batchelor of Veterinary Medicine and Science (BVM&S). After two years working in North Wales, Paul decided to work exclusively with small animals and started work at Gourley in 1987. He is our senior vet and predominantly consults at our Ashton surgery.
Diego Navarro MRCVS
Diego gained his degree in veterinary medicine in 1998 at the University of Zaragoza in Spain. He has worked at various practices in the UK since 2001. Diego joined the team in November 2005, and enjoys both small animal medicine and surgery, including orthopaedic surgery. Diego predominantly consults at our Hyde surgery.
Csilla Patko DrMedVet MRCVS
Csilla joined the team in January 2018 after gaining her veterinary degree in 2016 from the university of veterinary medicine in Hungary. She has in interest in internal surgery and imaging. In her spare time, Csilla enjoys hiking, playing the piano and singing in a choir. Csilla predominantly consults at our Ashton surgery.
Dorota Pereira Golabek MRCVS
Dora joined the team in 2016 and predominantly consults at our Droylsden and Newton Heath surgeries. She enjoys internal surgery and is currently completing a certificate in small animal surgery. Dora has a cat named Preto.
Carmen Stan MRCVS
Carmen qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2014 in Romania. She joined the team here in November 2017 and enjoys all aspects of veterinary science, with a particular interest in neurology. Away from work she enjoys spending time with her partner and exploring the UK. Carmen predominantly consults at our Stalybridge surgery.