Our Team2022-04-27T20:52:46+01:00

Meet Our Team

We’ve handpicked a like minded and fantastically talented team to create something unique and very special in the area:

Veterinary Surgeons

Aidan Borrill MAVetMB MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon, Director & Owner

Aidan can’t remember ever not wanting to be a vet and these days can’t imagine doing anything else. He loves every element of the job, in particular the variety where one minute he can be doing a health check on a puppy and the next performing life saving surgery on a cat.

A Yorkshireman through and through Aidan enjoys the James Herriott approach to veterinary practice; getting to know what his patients and owners are up to day to day. A particularly favourite topic is pet friendly holiday destinations.

By forming lasting relationships Aidan is able to provide honest, down to earth advice on the best treatment plan going forward, as every pet and family are different and require a unique approach.

Kate Lord

Veterinary Surgeon

Kate joined the team in 2021 and has been a veterinary surgeon for over 20 years.

Kate has a further qualification in veterinary ophthalmology (treatment of eyes) but enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice.

Since joining Ferndown Family Vets, Kate has particularly enjoyed being equipped with a treat pouch and a tube of cheese as she does enjoy giving lots of positive reinforcement to your lovely fur babies (part of the fear free approach).

At home Kate has a cat called Malvin who provides endless entertainment for the family.

Roanne

Veterinary Surgeon

Roanne joined the team in 2021 and has been a veterinary surgeon for over 20 years.

Roanne enjoys all elements of veterinary practice with a particular interest in internal medicine and diagnostic imaging. She loves the extra time she gets to spend with patients as extended consults are a standard at Ferndown Family Vets.

Roanne can be seen pictured here with her little Border Terrier Domino (who we are sure has some chihuahua in her).

Katie Baker

Veterinary Surgeon

Katie joined Ferndown Family Vets in 2022 and has 18 years of experience as a small animal vet with 14 years performing Acupuncture.

Katie has a particular interest in rehabilitative medicine and was the first vet in the area to treat her own dog with pioneering stem cell therapy which can now be offered to other dogs with osteoarthritis and joint conditions.

Outside of work Katie loves spending time with her family, dog walking, horse riding and anything nature or animal related.

Veterinary Nurses

Hayley

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Hayley has worked in a local referral hospital for 13 years and has a keen interest in taking x-rays. She has a degree in animal behaviour and welfare and is the proud owner of two adorable dogs named Quincy Bobo and Bear.

Kate Knight

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Kate has worked as a nurse for 18 years in both first opinion and referral practice, including working with Noel Fitzpatrick. She has a soft spot for staffies and has worked with the RSPCA.

Sammie

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Sammie has worked as a nurse for ten years in both first opinion practice and referral. During her time as a nurse, she has rehomed a beautiful black cat called Luna and a gorgeous rescue dog called Winnie.

Nikki

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Nikki has been working in the local area since 2014 and has always had a passion for a fear free approach. Here she is pictured with her fur baby Dudley; a very loveable wire-haired Vizsla who is always ready for cuddles with all the staff!

Helen

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Helen joined the team at the end of 2021 after many years working in both first opinion practice and emergency.

Helen loves everything to do with cats and is currently undertaking further studies with the International Cat Society and contributed to Ferndown Family Vets achieving Gold Cat Friendly Status.

Natasha

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Natasha has been working in veterinary practice since 2014 in the local area. Her gentle approach is very effective at keeping our patients at ease.

Natasha enjoys spending her free time with her dog Nova and creating beautiful cakes. She was the creator of our amazing 1 year anniversary cake.

Customer Care Assistants

Lauren

Lead Customer Care Assistant

Lauren joined the team in 2021 and has been working in the veterinary world for many years.

Lauren is ready to welcome both you and your furbabies with open arms into our family and truly appreciates how brave every pet parent has to be when their little companions are unwell. She will always do everything in her power to help.

Debs

Customer Care Assistant

Debs, like you, is a pet parent and is always ready with a smile to meet and greet you. She has been the proud owner of lhasa apsos, cockapoos, and now a beautiful whippet called Pixie. She has a wealth of knowledge to share and knows how it feels when you have to consider a referral for your fur baby. Debs is also Aidan’s mum in law!

Fiona

Customer Care Assistant

Fiona has been working in local veterinary practice for 14 years. She has a particular interest in rabbits, having previously run Pesky’s Rabbit Rescue, and currently running the local Hopper Group for the Rabbit Welfare Association. She has a Romanian rescue dog called Ozzy, one rescue cat called Binky, 3 rescue rabbits and forty+ fish.

Cheryl

Bookkeeper and Accounts

Cheryl is integral to ensuring things run smoothly behind the scenes and looks after the veterinary practice administration.

You may occasionally find her answering the phone too when the other members of the team are busy looking after patients.

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