Ian McConnell Vets

Local, Independent, Value for money, Common sense approach to pet care

Veterinary Surgeons



Ian McConnell

BSc (Hons) BVM&S, GPCert(Endo), MRCVS

Ian McConnell has degrees from the University of Leeds and the University of Edinburgh.

Ian was born and brought up in the local area and opened the original Mossley practice in 2000.

His clinical interests are keyhole surgical techniques, animal behaviour and orthopaedic surgery.

He has recently obtained a General Practitioner Certificate in Endosurgery.

He has a bouncy German Shepherd called Zindzi, a stubborn Basset Hound called Humphrey.



Jill Atkin


Jill graduated from Glasgow University in 1994 and has worked at the practice since 2004.

She was born, brought up and went to school locally, moving back to the area and starting at the practice when her children were 19 and 5 months old!

Her clinical interests are in opthamology, acupuncture and more recently physical therapy and rehabilitation. She has just completed 1 year as a CCRP student, working towards a canine rehabilitation certificate with the University of Tennessee.

Jill likes cycling, swimming and hillwalking in her spare time, with her husband, family and friends; yoga and travelling at any opportunity!



Lorna Cook

BVetMed MRCVS - Clinical Director

Lorna graduated from London’s Royal Veterinary College in 2006 and has worked at the practice since 2008.

Her clinical interests are in orthopaedic surgeries and wound management.

Lorna spends her spare time with her children.

She has a cat named Keith who is the ‘boss’.




Rebekah Hobson

Bsc(Hons)BVetMed MRCVS

I graduated from the University of Manchester in 2009 after studying zoology, then I graduated from  the Royal Veterinary college in 2016. I’m from Essex but fell in love with Manchester whilst at university and always knew that I wanted to move back.  I have a rescue cat called Eddie with a chronic kidney diesease and so have a fondness for my feline patients with the same condition. I have an interest in echocardiography and ultrasonography.


Practice Administration



Natalie Winterbottom

Practice Manager

Natalie works as the Practice Manager and has both nursing and grooming experience.

She started working for the practice in 2001, Natalie is our longest standing team member.

Her interests are in caring for her colleagues and maintaining a positive veterinary environment.

Natalie rides horses and works on the family farm in her spare time.

She has a hard working Border Collie called Gem (and horses, cows and chickens !)



Stacey Barlow

Clinic Manager

Stacey has worked for the practice since 2007 as a veterinary nurse.

She has recently returned from maternity leave and started her new role as assistant practice manager.  Stacey very much loved her nursing profession but felt a new challenge was needed (if having a baby wasn’t challenging enough) but she is always on hand to help with nursing duties if need be.

She has a puppy called Bronn and a cat called Rhonda which between them keep her busy.

Stacey and her partner enjoy having long walks with the family.


Veterinary Nurses



Frankie Glynn

Veterinary Nurse

Frankie is currently training at the practice to become a registered nurse, she joined Ian McConnell vets in 2013.

Her clinical interests are weight clinics and overseeing practice stock.

Frankie spends her spare time walking and being with her dog.




Lindsey Phillips

Receptionist at Mossley

Lindsey joined the practice in 2014.

Her interests are laboratory work, surgical tools and sterilising kits.

Lindsey spends her spare time attending Pony Club with her children, family holidays and camping.

She has a mischievous Welsh Section A pony called Buster.



Pamela Buckley

Head Nurse and Accounts Manager

Pam is a registered veterinary nurse qualified in 1997 and joined IMVP in June 2016.

On the nursing side my interests are in anaesthesia and laboratory work but also have a keen and active interest in business accounting and finance.

In my free time I spend every spare minute with my two horses Connolly and Mouse



Stephanie Taylor

2nd Year Student Veterinary Nurse

Steph joined the practice in 2016.

She  is currently undertaking the Animal Nursing Assistant Qualification.

Steph’s spare time is spent horse riding, doing dressage and jumping.

She has a bouncy dog called Molly and a Gypsy Cob called Jack.



Rebecca Moore

Auxiliary Nurse

Rebecca has recently joined our practice and is busy learning the ropes.

In her spare time she enjoys caring for her guinea pigs and walking Todd, her little resuce from Romania.



Jamie-Lee Edwards

Veterinary Nurse

I began at Ian McConnell Vets in 2018 and have been a qualified veterinary nurse since 2012.

My clinical interests are surgery, nursing clinics and keeping up to date with the latest techniques.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. Going on walks through the Great British countryside, cycling and having trips abroad.




Emma Stewart

Veterinary Nurse

Emma started her training as a veterinary nurse in 2015 and graduated as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2018.

Emma began working at Ian McConnell’s in September 2020 and has a great interest in physiotherapy and is looking to undertake a course in this field in the future.

In her spare time, Emma is kept busy with her two horses, three dogs, three cats and two rabbits and enjoys competing one of her horses Tia Rose on the weekends.


Client Care Reception Team



Anne Saxon

Client Care Receptionist at Uppermill

Anne joined Ian McConnell’s in 2014 and ensures the smooth running of the Uppermill practice. She enjoys the social aspect of being front of house as well as meeting all the amazing pets that come through the door.

She is mum to Olive, their 6 year old diva rescue cat.

In her spare time she enjoys swimming, tai chi, reading and socialising with friends and family, especially spending time with her 3 grandchildren.



Clair Lee

Client Care Receptionist at Mossley

Known as the ‘treat lady’ for 4 years now.

Has 2 dogs 3 cats and 3 chickens.

Loves walking the dogs, reading and spending time with the family



Gail McKeown

Client Care Receptionist at Mossley

Gail has now settled into her role as a receptionist.

She enjoys walking on the moors with the family’s five dogs and listening to live music



Jill McConnell

Receptionist at Uppermill

Jill is based at our Uppermill branch surgery  from time to time.

She is well-known by many of our clients, having been a part of the practice since it opened over ten years ago….and yes….is Ian’s mum!


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