Pat Kinch BVSc MRCVS
Pat was born in Cambridge in 1966. After a short spell in Cheshire at the age of 7, his family
moved to Edinburgh where his father worked as a vet for a pharmaceutical company.
Pat was accepted at Bristol University in 1984 to study Veterinary Science
and spent the next 5 years studying and riding his bike. He graduated in 1989 with a Bristol
Red for his cycle racing achievements and immediately took up a position in mixed practice in
Cheshire. In addition to tackling his first job, he broke a world record on a recumbent bike.
After another couple of jobs in Cheshire he moved to Leek in 1992
not before having broken another 3 world records. Pat left Leek in 1999, but was determined to
settle in the Moorlands area. He lives with his wife, Jacqui
and their lurcher, Jess.
Outside veterinary medicine, Pats interests are current affairs,
music and of course, bike-racing.
Dawn Edwards RVN
Dawn has worked at the practice
She qualified in 1998, originally working
in a neighbouring vets. She has worked at Churnet
Valley Vets with Pat since the practice opened in 2000.
Dawn lives with her partner, Darren, and they have two daughters, Isabelle
They are the proud owners of Jasper,
a black Labrador, who was born in 2011.
Jo is a qualified veterinary nurse who has worked in veterinary practices
for over 20 years in total, qualifying in 2000.
Jo lives with her bull mastiff Mynx.
Jo enjoys reading, walking her dog and music. She is a member of two local
choirs and sings soprano, performing classical choral works at the Victoria Hall in Hanley.
Debbie Brown RVN
Debbie is a local lass and joined the
Churnet Valley Vets team in October 2011.
Debbie has worked for many years in
veterinary surgeries before finally biting the bullet
and becoming a qualified veterinary nurse.
Whilst she doesn't have any pets of
her own, she and her husband Steve look after their daughter's cockerpoo Honey.
She enjoys baking, as well as gardening, walking
and anything that keeps
her outside in the fresh air!
Katie Barker RVN
Katie has worked at the practice
on-and-off since 2007, and has known Pat since she first
Katie lives with her husband Steve,
and their many, many animals......they have dogs, cats,
horses, goats, sheep, pigs and donkeys to name just a
Georgia Thomas VN Assistant
Georgia first came to Churnet
Valley Vets aged 15 when she came for her school work
It must not have been too bad, as in
early the spring of 2022, she returned to the practice
as our full time Veterinary Nurse Assistant.
Georgia loves all animals, especially
dogs and has a soft spot for spaniels. She has a cocker
spaniel called Willow.
She also has more family pets in
Archie the Springer Spaniel and two Maine Coon cats.
When she is not at work, Georgia horse rides and helps
out at a local farm lambing.
Georgia lives with her partner Alex
and his Patterdale, Chase.