Ian McConnell Veterinary Practice

Friendly, local, affordable, common-sense approach to pet care

Veterinary Surgeons



Ian McConnell


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 Atkin


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 Cook


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’.




Mike Robinson


Mike graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2008 and joined the practice in 2014.

He is currently undertaking a certificate in advanced Veterinary Medicine to expand his clinical interests.

Mike spends his spare time playing squash, cycling and hiking.

He has a gorgeous Labrador called Fen.



Esme Rowley


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!


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 !)



Lynn Russell

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.


Veterinary Nurses



Aimee Lee

Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse

Aimee originally joined the practice in 2010 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2014.

She is currently undertaking an advanced qualification in anaesthesia, whilst also clinically coaching our student nurses in practice.

Aimee spends her spare time with her partner at home and going for walks.

She has a cute cat named Cocoa.




Stacey Barlow

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.



Holimae Bentham

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.



Pamela Buckley

Veterinary Nurse

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.



Bethany Nickisson-Scott

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Beth joined the practice in 2012 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2017.

Her clinical interests are weight management and nutrition.

Beth spends her spare time horse riding and is a Young Equestrian Leader’s Award Ambassador in the UK.

She has a very active dog called Biscuit who adores agility.



Frankie Glynn

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.




Lindsey Phillips

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.



Steph Taylor

Auxiliary Nurse

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.


Client Care Reception Team



Anne Saxon

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.



Wendy Miller

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.



Clair Lee

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.



Joan Standring

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.



Gail McKeown

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



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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