The Team

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Dr Agnieszka Hanszke – Veterinary Surgeon

Agnieszka qualified from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland in 2006 where she spent her first three years as a resident vet working mainly with companion animals.
She came to England in 2009 to work for the RSPCA and then moved to the local charity Manchester and Cheshire Dogs Home before moving on to the PDSA Hospital in Manchester. Agnieszka joined the Beech House team in March 2013 covering weekends and has become so popular with clients that she now has a full time position and shares her time between Beech House and Bridgefoot. Agnieszka’s services are not just for Polish clients though as she speaks fluent English. Officially Agnieszka’s household has two cats and a tank full of fish, but as she fosters animals for a rescue centre her house is often full of animals.

Yaiza Gomez Mejias – Veterinary Surgeon

Yaiza qualified in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 2002. Since then she has been worked in small animal practice in Spain, Germany and the UK. Yaiza is very interested in feline medicine. She got her Certificate in Feline Medicine in 2010 and after that enrolled in the CVE feline medicine course offered by the ISFM in collaboration with the University of Sydney. Yaiza is a member of the Feline Study group in Spain since 2009 and of the ISFM since 2012. However she also love dogs and has a rescued bitch and a rescued tom cat from the Canary Islands and a young queen from the RSPCA.

Melanie Igo – Receptionist / Auxiliary Nurse

I qualified from Carmel College in 1996 with an NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration and I have worked as a Receptionist here for over 15 years. I trained to be a Pet Insurance Advisor for the practice which has led to me being nominated for the Receptionist of the Year Award. I have attended many training courses covering the topics of Pet Behaviour, Pet Bereavement, Pet Health Councelling and Customer Service. I have owned many, many pets over the years.

Emma Caswell – Auxiliary Nurse

Having left school I went straight into Auxiliary Nursing and have now gained over 12 years experience. I joined the team at Bridgefoot in 2007. I have attended many training courses over the years including Pet Dental Care and Customer Service. I am currently studying for my NVQ Level 2 in animal nursing. I have owned everything from guinea pig and a parrot to stick insects and land snails but currently I have a five year old cat called Guinness, whom I hand reared from birth and a marine box fish called Percy.