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 three dogs, Penny, and Daisy
and Frank. His wife, Jacqui,
is an educational adviser for ages 14-19 with Derbyshire County Council.
Outside veterinary medicine, Pats interests are current affairs,
music and of course, bike-racing.
Dawn Edwards RVN
Dawn has worked at the practice
forever! She qualifed 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 of 13
years , Darren, and they have two daughters, Isabelle
who was born in 2008 and Scarlett who was born summer
Dawn's lucky little girls are
now the proud owners of Jasper, who was born in 2011
Jo Kirrane VN
Jo is a qualified veterinary nurse who has worked in veterinary practices
for 20 years in total, qualifying in 2000.
She is married and lives with her husband Martin and two dogs in Whiston.
They have a three year old French mastiff cross, Layla, who was adopted from a local
animal rescue charity and bull mastiff pup, Mynx.
Jo enjoys reading, walking the dogs and music. She is a member of two local
choirs and sings soprano, performing classical choral works at the Victoria Hall in Hanley.
Emily Caine VN
Emily came to veterinary nursing relatively late as she worked for the
social services in care homes for people with learning disabilities and physical disabilities
and adults with violent behaviour for 5½ years from the age of 19.
She left that to become an Animal Care Nurse in January 2004 and started
her veterinary nurse training 18 months later in September 2005
Emily qualified in November 2007 and moved to Churnet Valley Veterinary
Centre in June 2008.
Emily lives with her partner Jason and their chihuahua, Conrad, and Onion
the cat. Emily and Jason had their first baby, Stanley, in October 09.
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.
Debbie does not have any pets of her
own at the present, but enjoys walking her mum's dogs.
She enjoys gardening and walking, anything that keeps
her outside in the fresh air!