BSc (Hons) BVM&S 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.
Ian is busy with his dogs and likes walking especially in North wales and the local area.
He has a bouncy German Shepherd called Zindzi, a stubborn Basset Hound called Humphrey and a lovely cat named Fig.
Jill graduated from Glasgow University in 1994 and has worked at the practice since 2004.
Her clinical interests are in ophthalmology and acupuncture clinics.
In her spare time Jill likes to cycling, swimming and walking.
She has two sweet little guinea pigs called Kiwi and Pippa.
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 huge Rhodesian Ridgeback called Jeff and a cat named Keith who is the ‘boss’.
Esme graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2012 and has been at the practice since 2014.
She has clinical interests in medicine and ultrasonography.
Esme swims regularly in her spare time and spends many weekends at agricultural shows. She also enjoys baking cakes for the practice !
She has a cheeky Patterdale Terrier called Jemima, and Goats!
Thorsten graduated from Hanover, Germany and completed his post graduation studies at the institute of Pathology at Tieraerztliche, Hochschule, Hanover. His special clinical interest is in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. He has worked previously at PDSA, Manchester and at a private practice in Nottinghamshire.
For the last 18 years Thorsten has lived in Saddleworth wih his wife, Katja and his two sons, Luka and Timm. He has a cat called Filou.
In his spare time he enjoys photography, archery, badminton and all things food related
I graduated from the University of Manchester in 2009 after studying zoology, then I graduated from the Royal Vetinary college in 2016. I’m from Essex but fell in love with Manchester while at Uni and always knew that I wanted to move back. I have a resuce 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.
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 !)
Administration and Client Care at Mossley
Lynn has been with the practice since 2009.
She started as a weekend reception and very quickly increased this by an extra two evenings a week.
In January 2016 Lynn moved into the office taking over Administration, where she is enjoying keeping everything around here organised!
Lynn is a keen amateur genealogist who likes nothing more than seeing her family tree grow.
She also likes taking part in Murder Mysteries aboard steam trains and seeing her grandchildren.
She has a feisty cat called Willow.
Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse
Stacey originally joined the practice in 2007 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2014.
She has a keen interest in anaesthetics, patient monitoring and enjoys wound management courses.
Stacey has spent six months working at an out-of-hours hospital to advance her knowledge of emergency and critical care skills.
Outside of work Stacey enjoys long dog walks and socialising with friends.
Registered Veterinary nurse
Holimae originally joined the practice in 2011 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2016.
Her clinical interests are very much in wound management.
Holimae spends her spare time playing Senior Men’s Roller Hockey and has qualified to play for Great Britain’s Women.
She has a ditsy dog called Nouka and two house cats named Baguera and Lyra.
2nd Year Student 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.
Auxiliary Nurse / 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.
Pam began at Ian McConnell Vets in 2016 but has been a Veterinary Nurse since 1997.
Interests are mostly held in anaesthesia and surgical aspects of nursing care.
Pam’s spare time is spent horse riding and camping with her family.
Pam has two cats from a rescue centre named Weasel and Slinky, and a Horse, Connolly that shares a field with a Pony called Mouse.
Steph joined the practice in 2016.
Our newest staff member and is learning the ropes from Lindsey!
Steph’s spare time is spent horse riding, doing dressage and jumping.
Has a bouncy dog called Molly and a Gypsy Cob called Jack.
Registered Veterinary Nurse
I joined the practice in 2017 and have been qualified since 2016.
My main interests are surgery, anaesthesia and feline behaviour.
I spend my spare time walking my 2 rescue dogs Paddy and Pip. I also have 2 cats, which I hand reared from 2 days old, they are called Simba and Nala and I have an older dog Todd who lives with my parents.
I also enjoy trying out new foods and places to eat.
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.
Samantha has recently joined the team at the practice. She has a gorgeous cat called Dennis, as well as two crazy dogs called Alana and Sam (yes, I have a dog with the same name as me). In my spare time I enjoy walking and spending time with my family, seeing my friends or just relaxing at home.
Client Care Receptionist at Uppermill
Anne started work at the practice in 2014.
Her interests include keeping on top of the insurance forms and the smooth running of the Uppermill branch.
Anne’s spare time is spent swimming, drinking cocktails, socialising and seeing her two grandchildren.
She has two cats, the relied Jasper and the ‘rescue, work in progress’, Olive.
Client Care Receptionist at Mossley
Wendy joined the practice in 2015.
Wendy’s spare time is spent mostly with her grandchildren, baking and reading when she catches a moment.
She has a mad Cocker Spaniel called Harley.
Client Care Receptionist at Mossley
Claire joined the practice in 2016.
Claire is another new face at the practice and is constantly learning.
Claire’s own time is mainly spent reading books and caring for her animals.
She has a menagerie of animals at home, two dogs, two cats and five chickens and a Cockerel.
Client Care Receptionist at Mossley
As I am a new member of the team I am busy learning the ropes
I enjoy walking on the moors with the family’s five dogs and listening to live music
Client Care Receptionist Mossley
As a new member of the team I am busy learning the ropes.
In my spare time I enjoy walking and reading, I also like to visit museums and galleries.