Simon Caple MA VetMB BSc(Hons) MRCVS
Small Animal Clinical Director
Simon graduated in 2000 from Cambridge University and worked in mixed practice before joining the practice in 2002 and is a small animal clinical director for Alnorthumbria Vets. Simon is particularly interested in dermatology, orthopaedics and osteoarthritis and in addition to his small animal work, he heads up the gamebird and poultry service offered by the practice.

He also runs a small holding in his spare time.
Amy Cotter BVM&S MRCVS
Senior Clinical Director
Amy graduated from Edinburgh University in 2011, having also grown up there it was time for a change after University and she moved up to Dingwall in Ross-shire to work in mixed practice for two years. A move to Swindon in 2013 saw her move to small animal only practice. She joined Alnorthumbria in 2014 where she was originally based in Morpeth but has since moved up to the Alnwick branch. Amy enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery but has particular interests in cardiology and soft tissue surgery.

Outside of work she enjoys dog walking with her Border Terrier, Finn and travelling as much as she can.
Claire Riddell BVM&S CertAVP MRCVS
Senior Veterinary Surgeon
Claire qualified from Edinburgh University in 2004, and has worked for the practice ever since. Working out of the Alnwick branch, she does a mix of farm and small animal work and enjoys all aspects of mixed practice. Her areas of particular interest are sheep medicine and small animal medicine. She achieved a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Cert AVP) in January 2019. She has completed a foundation course in Western Veterinary Acupuncture, which she uses to treat both small and farm animals.

Out of work, Claire enjoys running in the hills, skiing, walking her dogs, and cooking. Repeated attempts to improve her garden are thwarted by a lack of time and skill!
Richard Cuthbert BVSc PGCert SAS BAJVA MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Richard grew up in Belsay and attended school in Ponteland, before qualifying in 2008 at the University of Liverpool. He then spent seven years working in the Yorkshire Dales as a mixed practitioner, a calving season in New Zealand, and returned to Northumberland in 2016. He currently enjoys farm and small animal work, and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Small Animal Surgery.

Richard is a member of the British Cattle Veterinary Association, the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, a BVD Accredited Advisor and a BCVA accredited Johnes Veterinary Advisor. Outside of work, interests include skiing, hiking, and home brewing.
Sophia Chinn BVetMed MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Sophia graduated from The Royal Veterinary College and spent six years in mixed practice in Hertfordshire and Kent/Sussex. After a year working and travelling in Australia and South America she returned to her home to join Alnorthumbria vets in 2007. She works with small animals and has a broad experience in all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery. She is particularly interested in internal medicine, diagnostic imaging (ultrasonography, radiography and endoscopy) and the management of chronic pain. Sophia has completed the Western Veterinary Acupuncture course and performs acupuncture on small animals and horses.

Outside of work Sophia has three small children which keep her very busy with various sporting activities and Pony Club. She enjoys walking and running with her Border Terrier Bertie, riding and skiing.
Philippa Daniel BVM BVS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Philippa studied at Nottingham University and graduated in 2017. Her first job was in North Yorkshire in a mixed practice, treating all creatures ‘great and small’, taking on the majority of the practices horse work. Philippa moved back to Northumberland where she’s from, joining Alnorthumbria Veterinary Group in August 2019 to focus on small animal and equine practice. Since then has moved over to small animal full time since 2020, and enjoys many different aspect of the work but and most enjoys soft tissue surgery.

In her spare time she is usually walking dogs or going on a cycling adventure, and trying to fit in as much travelling as possible.
Veterinary Surgeon
Jodie graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2016. She spent her first two years in mixed practice in North Yorkshire before becoming part of the team here, at Alnorthumbria Veterinary Group. She is interested in all aspects of being a small animal vet, and works mainly from our Wooler branch.

Outside of work, Jodie enjoys cooking and baking for her friends, as well as exploring the beautiful countryside that Northumberland has to offer!
Daisy Rankin BSc (Hons) BVetMed MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Daisy is originally from Bath and decided to become a vet after spending a lot of her childhood on a small holding in West Cornwall where she discovered her love for all animals great or small. She graduated in 2019 and came straight to Alnorthumbria to work in mixed practice.

In her spare time, Daisy enjoys playing netball, horse riding, and long walks with her partner Jonny and Border terrier Newt who is never far from her side.
Jonny Reid BSc (Hons) BVetMed MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Jonny is originally from Jarrow but spent a lot of his teenage years working on a hill farm near Hexham, which was part of the motivation for him becoming a vet. Jonny graduated in 2019 and joined the team at Alnorthumbria immediately as a mixed practice vet. He has particular interests in surgery and reproductive health in cattle and sheep.

Outside of work Jonny enjoys running, tinkering with anything mechanical, drinking coffee and clay pigeon shooting (although slightly out of practice currently!). He lives with his partner Daisy and Border terrier Newt.
Lucy Robertson BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Lucy graduated from Edinburgh University in June 2007 and joined Alnorthumbria as a small animal vet in December 2009. Lucy is based at our Wagonway Road surgery in Alnwick and has a particular interest in small animal soft tissue surgery.

In her spare time she enjoys open water swimming, dabbling in short distance triathlons, walking her dog and eating out. She is married with two children.
Laura Tetlow BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Laura graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2019 and has been with us ever since. Laura is currently completing an RCVS certificate in advanced veterinary practice. She enjoys the case variety that comes with general practice, but has a particular interest in small animal medicine and surgery.

Outside of work, Laura loves anything outdoors (from skiing to surfing, walking to paddle boarding), and going on adventures with her rescue dog Shadow.
Katie Wynne BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Katie graduated from Edinburgh University in 2015 and started as a vet down in Yorkshire for a year. She moved back to her routes in the North East and has worked for the practice ever since. Katie currently splits her time between the Morpeth hospital and Ponteland branch.

In her spare time Katie enjoys going for long walks with her dog Heidi.
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