Rebecca Newnham BSc (Hons) BVetMed GPCert (Ophthal) MRCVS
Becky joined us in May 2017 and is our clinical director. She qualified in 2008 from the Royal Veterinary College, having also completed a behaviour and welfare degree at Bristol. She has worked in practices around the country, particularly enjoying her three and a half years at a veterinary hospital near Birmingham and working for two and a half years as a senior vet in a local practice. Becky enjoys interacting with all of our clients and seeing our regular patients in consults. Clinically she holds a special interest in ophthalmology. Becky also offers acupuncture sessions which can be particularly beneficial to patients suffering with osteoarthritis and chronic pain cases. In her spare time she enjoys running and going to the mountains to walk or ski.
Dr Fay Edwards BSc (Hons) BVetMed MRCVS
Fay joined the Ark in October 2012 after qualifying in 2009 from the Royal Veterinary College in London. She previously completed a biology degree at Leeds University before pursuing her veterinary career. Fay has always worked in small animal practice and enjoys all aspects of her job, particularly internal medicine. She is currently studying for her certificate in advanced small animal practice. Fay wanted to be a vet from a young age and was always trying to bring home waifs and strays and looking after injured wildlife. Outside of work she enjoys travel, spending time with her family, cooking and spinning.
Dr Sally Hardie BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS
Sally joined the Ark in September 2008. She graduated from the University of Liverpool with two degrees – one in veterinary science allowing her to practice as a veterinary surgeon, and another in veterinary conservation medicine. After a year in mixed practice, Sally decided small animals suited her best so she moved closer to home and started working at the Ark. She enjoys the variety of work as a first opinion vet and the feeling of being helpful to both animals and their owners. Whilst enjoying working with small animals, Sally also enjoys working with wildlife and exotic animals which lead her to jump at the opportunity of a lifetime; working in Namibia, Africa twice with the charity AfriCat, who rescue large carnivores. She was lucky enough to assist with their health checks on big cats in June 2013. Sally lives with her boyfriend and their rescue cat, Tessa. She enjoys travelling, climbing, ice skating, dancing and more recently, skiing.
Dr Diana Jewitt BSc BVetMed MRCVS
After graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011, Diana worked as a small animal vet in Shropshire. She then moved to Hampshire with her family and started working at the Ark in September 2016. Diana enjoys all aspects of clinical work but particularly surgery. At home she has a naughty Jack Russell Terrier called Lily and two cats called Cotton and Humbug. In her spare time she enjoys running, skiing and playing the piano.
Nancy Montoya MRCVS
Nancy joined the Ark in July 2018 after qualifying from the Royal Veterinary College in London. She originates from Los Angeles and previously completed an animal science degree from the University of California, Davis. Nancy is passionate about internal medicine and soft tissue surgery with a keen interest in dentistry. In her spare time she enjoys Zumba dancing and travelling the world. Nancy also enjoys spending quality time with her partner, her California native cat, ZsaZsa and rescue Frenchie, Augi.
Dr Sarah Tucker BVSc (Hons) MRCVS
Sarah joined the Ark Veterinary Practice in 1991, and enjoys both small animal medicine and surgery. She lives locally with her two children and British short hair silver tabby, Vernon. Most of her spare time is taken up with family activities, but she also enjoys cookery, walking, gardening and following the progress of Liverpool FC.