Meet The Adlington Team
Gareth Jones BSc, BVSc, CertSAS, MRCVS
Gareth qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2001 in South Africa and has been working as a small animal Veterinary Surgeon since.
He obtained his certificate in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery in 2011. His Special interests include soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, internal medicine and oncology.
In his spare time Gareth enjoys spending time with his family and every now and then a round of golf.
Helen Watson BVSc MRCVS
Helen studied veterinary science at Pretoria University, South Africa and qualified as a veterinary surgeon on 2001.
She has worked at Adlington Veterinary Centre since it opened in June 2015.
Helen's main interest is internal medicine. Outside of work, Helen enjoys spending time with her family including her much loved animals - Lily the cocker spaniel, Bolt the chihuahua and Suzy the cat.
Tom Henderson MRCVS
Born and raised in Southport, Tom graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2013. He lives in Chorley with his wife, Katie. He enjoys real ale, and sometimes brews his own.
Tom enjoys the varied challenges that first opinion work brings. Tom joined the practice in early 2019, and is looking forward to getting to know the clients of Adlington Veterinary Centre and their pets.
Zac Howe VetMb MRCVS
Zac graduated from the University of Cambridge in June 2019 and joined the team shortly afterwards. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a particular interest in internal medicine.
He is a keen runner, regularly out on the fells of Rivington. He also competes for Blackburn Harriers on the track in the summer.
The rest of his time is spent entertaining his miniature schnauzer, Jack, and his rescue cat, Rosa.
Zophia spends most of her time managing the practice and our wonderful team. Keeping everything running smoothly is more than a full time job, and on top of this Zophia is always looking for ways in which we can exceed our clients' expectations.
Most of Zophia's time is spent behind the scenes supporting our team, and complements the veterinary staff. She particularly likes the diversity and challenges that occur daily, and helping owners and their companions.
Outside of work Zophia is just as busy with her three boys, two dogs and cat. Unsurprisingly, the animals are easier to deal with.
Catherine Evans RVN
Catherine qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2009. She joined Adlington Veterinary Centre in July 2015.
Catherine can often be found making the vets jealous with her trademark breakfast of oat and banana pancakes.
Outside of work, she enjoys exercising, especially with her little whippet, Stan.
Kelly Huitson BSc (Hons) RVN
Kelly joined Adlington Veterinary Centre in August 2015, and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in October 2018.
She already has a degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from the University of Chester and has a keen interest in nutrition and cytology.
At home Kelly lives with her three rescue cats, Radagast, Finnick and Ronan and two dogs Stanley and Devo. When not entertaining the kittens she enjoys taking walks in the Lake district, reading and cooking.
Amy Ribbons BSc (Hons) RVN
Amy joined our sister branch in Tyldesley in February 2015, and has recently begun working weekends with us here at Adlington Veterinary Centre. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2013 from Harper Adams University. She has a keen interest in alternative therapies including Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy.
She also has an interest in Diabetes. Although not having any pets of her own she regularly looks after her grandma's Miniature Poodle, Harvey, and would love to have a dog of her own in the future.
In her spare time Amy enjoys crafting, card making and scrapbooking. She is also a keen gamer.
Gemma joined us from our grooming salon at Bents Garden Centre. She has recently completed her apprentice veterinary care assistant training with us and is now confident in practice.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and beautiful German Pointer, Riley