Stacey Galliford - RVN - Head Nurse
Stacey joined the practice in 2010 whilst studying at Myerscough College and qualified in 2012 earning her FdSc degree in Veterinary Nursing. Stacey has since trained as a clinical coach to help support other students at the practice. She has two cats Maggie and three legged Eddie and Hawley who is a qualified Pets as Therapy dog. Stacey is married to Adam and has two beautiful daughters, Poppy and Willow. Lucky for Highfield's, Stacey is a fantastic baker and we love her baked goodies!
Cheryl Kelly - RVN
Cheryl joined the practice back in 2004. Cheryl has a particular interest in the importance of senior pet care and now offers nurse consultations to discuss ongoing care of senior citizens. She has a cat named Elvis, who came to the practice through the RSPCA with a fractured pelvis and a dog named Reda. She is married to Dean and they have a beautiful daughter, Reeva.
Katie Allen - RVN- Temporary Head Nurse
Katie actually trained as a vet nurse at Highfields and has come back to step into Stacey's shoes whilst she's on maternity! Katie has a cat Didier and a labrador called Dora. Katie loves long walks with Dora, with a special interest in pub walks- She has good taste in craft beers!
Ray Smith - RVN
Ray joined the practice back in 2009 as a trainee veterinary nurse and has since fully qualified as a RVN. She also previously worked at Sheffield Cat Shelter so already has plenty of experience in handling cats! Ray has two dogs, Seb and Mindy who is actually a retired Guide dog. If Ray is not at work she is out enjoying country walks- she's always hitting the Peaks and Yorkshire treks. Ray is also our chief events manager- she organises all the fun social events at Highfields!
Lucy Bedward - RVN
Lucy started at the practice in August 2014 & qualified in 2016 from Sheffield College. Lucy is proud Mum to Flynn, her border collie. She and Flynn train alot together and go to agility classes- you never know they could be next big thing on Britain's Got Talent! She and Flynn will be found out walking in the Peak district most weekends!
Gemma Smith - RVN
Gemma joined Highfields in 2016 whilst studying vet nursing at Nottingham and qualified as a vet nurse in 2018. She loves working on her allotment, tending to her chickens and has a keen interest in wildlife and birds. Gemma is a dab hand at DIY and is an amateur cocktail maker!
Alice Owens - RVN
Alice joined Highfields in 2018 having worked as a specialist nurse in a referral centre. Alice has 5 dogs;River, Bryn, Dottie, Rupert and Becky, 3 guinea pigs and a ever growing brood of rescue hens! Alice is very experienced and accomplished in agility with her dogs- they are always attending and winning shows!
Lily Parkin - Student Trainee Vet Nurse
Lily joined Highfields in 2017 as a trainee student nurse whilst studying at the college of Animal Welfare. Lily has been a fantastic student and is achieving all her targets so well her tutors have told her to slow down! Lily is a great worker but she plays hard too - She loves a good night out and a dance- our resident party animal!
Sophie Ellis - Animal Care Assistant
Sophie joined Highfields in 2018 as an animal care assistant and is aiming to start her vet nurse training soon. Sophie is a great help to the nursing and reception team and ensures all our in patients are well looked after and never short of cuddles!