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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, Pat’s interests are current affairs, music and of course, bike-racing.

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Dawn Edwards RVN

Dawn has worked at the practice forever! 

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 and Scarlett.

They are the proud owners of Jasper, a black Labrador, who was born in 2011.


Jo Kirrane RVN

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.

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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 started nursing.

Katie lives with her husband Steve, their children and their many, many animals......they have dogs, cats, horses, goats, sheep, pigs and donkeys to name just a few....!

Georgia Thomas VN Assistant

Georgia first came to Churnet Valley Vets aged 15 when she came for her school work experience.

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.

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