Meet the Team

Veterinary Surgeons

Margaret Wharmby
“I graduated from Edinburgh University in 1972 and opened Park Hall Veterinary Clinic in 1978.

I have 2 dogs, my Border Collie Bob, and a Jack Russell puppy called Jack.My hobbies include horse riding, dog agility training and competitions.”

Emma Faulkner
“I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1991 and have worked at Park Hall Vets on & off since 1993.

I enjoy walking and working my Hungarian Vizsla dogs, and training my new Labrador puppy.

I do regular trips to volunteer at Carriacou Animal Hospital in the Caribbean, and enjoy riding my horse, or swimming, for pleasure”

Sally Litchfield
“I qualified from the RVC in London in 1998 and started at Park Hall shortly after.

I enjoy riding my horse and competing at dressage, cycling and dog walking.”

Richard Sowter
“I qualified from Liverpool University in 2004, working here at Park Hall thereafter.

I live on and run a farm specialising in breeding Charolais cattle and Texel sheep. In my spare time I enjoy cycling and walking my Collie, Ronnie.”

Nicky Chapman
“I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2005.

I then spent three months working on a thoroughbred stud in Australia before joining Park Hall Vets in February 2006.

I enjoy both small animal and equine work and have a particular interest in ophthalmology. 

Outside work I enjoy travelling, walking my dog “Charlie”, photography, yoga and watching live music, including stewarding festivals for Oxfam.”

Steph Richardson
“I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2013.

I worked in Kent for a year, at a small animal and equine practice before joining Park Hall in July 2014.

I am currently studying for my certificate in Small Animal Medicine.

I have a special cat called Matt, who I rescued in my last job, and another rescue cat from this job called Neily, as well as my working Cocker Spaniel puppy, Dennis.

In my spare time I enjoy horse riding, playing hockey, running, baking cakes and skiing.”

Nicole Mant
I’m originally from Mansfield Woodhouse and Park Hall has always been a part of my veterinary life!

I first wrote a letter to Margaret when I was 14 asking how I could become a vet and when I was 18 she let me work as a Saturday girl behind reception.

I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2014 and spent 18 months working in a mixed (mainly farm animal) practice before returning home.

In my spare time I like walking my mad Welsh Border Collie ‘Jaff’, exploring new places, baking (mainly flapjacks) and photography.

Kate Fisher
I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2014.

I spent my first 18 months working in a mixed practice in Barnsley, mainly working with small animals and horses, before moving to Park Hall.

In my spare time I enjoy competing in show jumping with my horses ‘Carlos’ and ‘Limits’ as well as spending time with my new puppy ‘LB’.

Joanna Lane
I graduated from Bristol University in 2018 and started at Park Hall shortly after. I am enjoying all aspects of mixed practice work.

I am a bit of a crazy cat lady and have 3 who I rescued as waifs and strays throughout vet school.

I enjoy scuba diving and travelling, having previously worked as a diving instructor in Egypt.

Veterinary Nurses & Veterinary Assistants

Nicky Summerfield
“I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in January 2006, started work at Park Hall Veterinary Clinic in July 2006 and took on the role of practice Student Nurse Assessor in 2009.

I enjoy looking after my three horses, dog, two cats and cockatiel. I also enjoy competing with my horses, dog walking and socialising.

Sarah Winstone
“I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in June 2009, after training at Myerscough College and working at Parkhall Vets as a student.

I enjoy going to the gym and cross fit training, shopping, holidays and socialising with friends.”

Suzanne Ian
“I started Veterinary Nursing straight from school age 17, and qualified in Summer 1998.  

I have worked in 3 other practices locally, and had a 7 year break from practice to work as a medical rep in the human wound care sector, before joining Park Hall part time in September 2014.

I enjoy all aspects of my job, particularly wound care, dentistry, weight management and rabbit nursing.

Outside of work, I have 2 young children who keep me very busy! As a family we all enjoy being active and the outdoor life.  We have a border terrier ‘Ollie’ and an Arab, who I used to compete at Endurance with, up until the last couple of years, now I can call myself a ‘happy hacker!'”

Steph Judson
“I started at Park Hall in 2009 and having completed my training I am now a qualified veterinary nurse.

Outside of work I enjoy walking my Cockerpoo “Mia”, going to the gym, and socialising with friends, alongside wedding planning.”

Amy Griffiths
“I started my vet nurse training in September 2013 after 2 years working on reception.

I work weekends at the practice looking after equine in-patients.

Previously I studied Equine Science at Bishop Burton College. Outside of work I have Luna, my 2 year old warm blood horse, whom I hope to event.

I also spend time walking my Dalmatian, Max.”

Emma Heneghan
I started training as a veterinary nurse in September 2017 after previously gaining a BSc in Zoology from Liverpool John Moores University.

In my spare time I go hiking in the peak district and volunteer with wildlife charities.

Jessica Melton
I graduated as a veterinary nurse in 2017 after studying at Nottingham Trent University.

I have two cats Bobby and Polly, one of which I hand reared from just 3days old.

In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, shopping and going on holiday.

Paris Mackenzie
I thoroughly enjoy working with our feline patients too, cats are always welcome for a nurse consult with me as I am always happy to see our whiskered mouse-hunting visitors.

Chelsea Hayes
“I have been working at Park Hall Vets since July 2012 as a kennel assistant.

I enjoy riding my horse Sadie and take a particular interest in the equine work at the practice.”

Reception Staff

Kerry Witham
“I have worked at Park Hall on reception since 2003.

In my spare time I enjoy training and competing my three dressage horses, and walking my dog, Brooke”

Aleta Hayes
“I have been with Park Hall Veterinary Surgery for twenty-five years and am now working on reception.

I am a Panthers (Ice Hockey) fan and have Chihuahuas and Coloured Cobs.”

Alison Shaw
“I began at Park Hall at the end of 2006.

In my spare time I have been learning sign language and enjoy spending time with my family and friends.”

Sally Turner
I started at Park Hall in September 2013.

I have 2 children aged 13 and 10 and enjoy spending time with both them, and the rest of my family.

I also love eating out, socialising and generally spending time with friends.

Yard & Maintenance Staff

John Hayes
“I started working for Park Hall Veterinary Clinic in 1972.
Away from work I enjoy going away on Holiday.”