Meet The Tyldesley Team
Gareth (BSc, BVSc, CertSAS, MRCVS)
Gareth qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2001 in South Africa and has been working as a small animal Veterinary Surgeon since.
He obtained his certificate in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery in 2011. His Special interests include soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, internal medicine and oncology.
In his spare time Gareth enjoys spending time with his family and every now and then a round of golf.
Zophia spends most of her time managing the practice and our wonderful team. Keeping everything running smoothly is more than a full time job, and on top of this Zophia is always looking for ways in which we can exceed our clients' expectations.
Most of Zophia's time is spent behind the scenes supporting our team, and complements the veterinary staff. She particularly likes the diversity and challenges that occur daily, and helping owners and their companions.
Outside of work Zophia is just as busy with her three boys, two dogs and cat. Unsurprisingly, the animals are easier to deal with.
Nicky has been at Tyldesley Vets since we opened in September 2000, she also assisted in the opening of Standish Veterinary Centre in December 2019 and now splits her time between both practices.
She qualified in 1999 after doing her training at Myerscough College. She is our head nurse and is also in charge of the insurance paperwork. She has a Jack Russell, Rosie, who comes to work with her every day.
Nicky has a keen interest in horse riding and has two horses, Josh and Meg, whom she competes with most weekends.
Eleanor has worked here since 2013. She trained in veterinary nursing at ProCo in Wigan, qualifying as a registered veterinary nurse in August 2015. Eleanor has two small dogs, Riley (Pug/Border terrier cross) and Minnie (Boston terrier), with whom she enjoys going on long dog walks.
Eleanor has a passion for interior design and has recently renovated her own home. Her other hobbies include gardening, crafting and Christmas.
Amy (BSc Hons RVN)
Amy joined Tyldesley Veterinary Centre in February 2015. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2013 from Harper Adams University. She has a keen interest in alternative therapies including Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy.
She also has an interest in Diabetes. Although not having any pets of her own she regularly looks after her grandma's Miniature Poodle, Harvey, and would love to have a dog of her own in
In her spare time Amy enjoys crafting, card making and scrapbooking. She is also a keen gamer.
Beth (FdSc RVN)
Beth qualified in July 2017 from Myerscough university after completing her degree in Veterinary Nursing. She joined Tyldesley Vets in January 2020.
She is very interested in nursing clinics, including weight clubs
At home Beth has two rescue dogs called Mavis and Margot, 6 cats and a hamster.
In her spare time Beth loves going on long dog walks/adventures with my partner (also an RVN) and Mavis and Margot! She also loves spending time in Wales on holiday!
Jade joined the practice at our grooming salon in Bents Garden Centre in April 2015 as one of our qualified groomers.
She has recently qualified as a Veterinary Nurse.
She has a dog Conker, a pointer cross. She also has a crazy rescue cat called Archie.
Nicole joined the team in January 2019 as a trainee and began her veterinary nursing course last April.
When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and looking after her family pets, Tess, a Border Terrier cross, and two Bengal cats, Cassie and Mia.
Nicole's animal enthusiasm is not limited to our smaller friends. She also has a passion for horses and enjoys horse riding.
Elise has worked with animals for 14 years first as a groomer and then as a Veterinray Care Assistant. She Joined Tyldesley Vets in July 2021. She will be starting her Student Nurse training next year here at the practice.
At home she has three dogs Akuma, Runa and Floki and two cats Tenshi and Thumbelina.
Outside of work Elise enjoys walking in the countryside and is a keen gamer. She also loves Harry Potter.
Emma joined the practice as our receptionist in March 2019. She has always had a love for animals and enjoys working with them everyday.
Outside of work, Emma enjoys spending time with her partner and her family, and also has a passion for cooking and baking.
She currently has a Syrian Hamster, named Nugget, and hopes to have more pets in the future as she has recently moved into her first home.