Introducing Our Practice Team
Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.
- James Glass
- Veterinary Surgeon
- BVetMed MRCVS
James was born and brought up in Bushmills in Northern Ireland and graduated from Veterinary College in London in 1992. He came to Lancaster in 1996 and ran the small animal section of another local practice before opening Lancaster Vets in December 1999.
Almost twenty years on he loves the fact that as a small practice we have great friendships with many of our clients and their pets.
James is married to Debbie, our Practice Manager and they have two children Amy and John and a Golden Retriever called Dash.
- Helen Griffin
- Veterinary Surgeon
- BVetMed MRCVS GP CertSAP
Helen qualified from Royal Veterinary College in London in 2001. She enjoys the challenge of general practice and the variety of cases seen in a busy practice.
Helen is married to Ben, who is also a vet and between them they have managed to only collect 2 cats, 2 tortoises and 7 chickens along the way... Oh and 2 children!
Outside of work Helen loves cooking, baking and being outdoors spending time with her family and friends.
- Susie Romaniuk
- Veterinary Surgeon
- BVM&S MRCVS
Susie Romaniuk grew up on the Wirral in Cheshire and graduated from Edinburgh University Royal (dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2015. Over the past three years from has worked in small animal practice.
Outside of work Susie is involved in theatre groups and has performed in various musical productions. She also enjoys walking in our beautiful countryside, horse riding and has an interest in all things culinary.
- Samantha Kenny
- Head Veterinary Nurse
- RVN C-SQP MBVNA MISAP (VetN+Beh)
Sam qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1992 and joined Lancaster Vets in 2006. She has spent all of her career in small animal practice, working as a Head Nurse and as an assessor/clinical coach for numerous student Veterinary Nurses.
In 2011 Sam completed her AMTRA exam to become a Suitably Qualified Person in drug dispensing. She has a special interest in animal bahviour and is currently completing an Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management.
Sam lives with her partner, Phil, a Border Collie (Jazmine) and adopted cat Stumpee.
- Clare Burrows
- Veterinary Nurse
- RVN VN ECC C-SQP ISFM DipFN MBVNA
Clare started working in practice in 1999 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2004. Since then she has worked in a variety of private and charity practices, working as a Head Nurse and as an assessor and clinical coach for student Veterinary Nurses. She came to Lancaster Vets in 2012.
Clare qualified as an AMTRA Suitably Qualified Person in drug dispensing in 2009 and completed the Vets Now Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care in 2014. She completed the ISFM Diploma in Feline Nursing in January 2019. Clare is Lancaster Vet’s Cat Advocate for the Cat Friendly Clinic (we are accredited under the International Cat Care Scheme) and has a keen interest in cat care behaviour. She lives locally with her husband, son, two dogs and a cat.
- Katherine Cusimano
- Veterinary Nurse
- FdSc RVN MBVNA
Katherine completed the Level 3 diploma in Animal Management in 2013 prior to staring studying Veterinary Nursing at Myerscough College. While studying at college and Univeristy, Katherine also worked part time in a boarding kennels.
Katherine qualified as an RVN in 2016 having completed the majority of her practice training here at Lancaster Vets. She then went on to work at the Animal Trust in Bolton where she developed her skills in many areas of nursing. During her time at the Animal Trust, Katherine developed a keen interest in medical nursing and hopes to further her knowledge in this area in the future.
Katherine made the decision to come back and re-join the Lancaster Vets team in March 2017. She owns two cats, Nicklaus and Camille.
- Karen Farley
Karen joined Lancaster Vets in October 2005 after moving to Lancaster from Wakefield, where she worked as a Financial Administrator. Karen says that the advert for a receptionist at Lancaster Vets “jumped out of the page” at her. Karen was a receptionist at an opticians for thirteen years and loved dealing with people in this role.
Karen qualified as a Suitably Qualified Person in drug dispensing in July 2012.
Karen lives with her husband Bob and has a grown up son, Richard, who hopes to take the financial world by storm!
- Katy Yare
Katy joined Lancaster Vets in October 2014 having worked as a carer and personal assistant in and around Lancaster. She initially came on a temporary contract but was hugely excited when it became permanent.
She currently does not own any pets but is constantly being persuaded by our clients to change that!
Katy came to Lancaster in 2010 to study at the University of Cumbria. She never left and now lives locally with her husband Alex.
- Amy Whittingham
- Animal Nursing Assistant
Amy joined Lancaster Vets in 2015 after working at a local kennels for 5 years
Amy studied at Myerscough College, completing a National Diploma in Animal Care and a BSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare.
Amy lives locally with her husband Adam and their two cats, Poppy and Dolly.
- Debbie Glass
- Practice Manager
Debbie is originally from the West Midlands. She and James met and married in London when they were both at University. She has a degree in accounts and a diploma in personnel management and previously worked in human resources for the NHS.
Debbie and James live in the centre of Lancaster and when not working away in the office at Lancaster Vets she can be found running the family home, keeping up with two very tall teenagers and walking Dash, their Golden Retriever.