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Meet the practice team

Rory Lydon Rory Lydon MVB,MRCVS

Principal Veterinary Surgeon and Practice Owner

Have you ever wondered what or who inspires a person to become a vet? Well for Rory this came from his childhood hero called John Hurley, a vet in his hometown of Thalee in Ireland, who cared for and treated the family pets of the Lydon household….. and Rory wanted to do just the same!  His childhood dreams became reality in June 1980, when he qualified from Trinity College, Dublin.

Another lifelong ambition to own a practice came to fruition in March 1987, when Rory first sowed the seeds of what is known today as Lydon Veterinary Centre.  Future plans, are to continue leading the practice to maintain its position as one of the best independent vets in Birmingham.  Rory completely adores his life in general practice, along with co-ordinating his outstanding team of vets, nurses and receptionists.

He particularly enjoys using his excellent veterinary experience and skills, which he has gained over many years, in the diagnosis and treatment of your poorly pets, so helping them gain a healthy recovery and enjoy life to the full.  Rory and the practice also have a strong and close relationship with North Birmingham Cats Protection, administering care and treatment for these needy cats.  In fact Rory has provided a loving home for two CPL cats, Fred and Daisy that were found abandoned on an allotment at just six weeks old.

Hobbies are his pedigree Dorset Down sheep that he breeds and shows, so there is always plenty of grooming and healthcare to be done. When work is over, it is relaxation time, walking Fudge his two-year-old Shorthaired German Pointer, plus letting off steam as he supports rugby teams Leicester and the Worcester Warriors.

 


 

Katie Granger BvetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Since qualifying from The Royal Veterinary College, London 2009, Katie has dealt with a very unusual case indeed.  After seeing a dog that was vomiting excessively, surgery revealed that this particular canine was very partial to eating hay, which had become impacted in its stomach.

On further investigation with x-rays, a sewing needle was also seen in the abdomen. Now, how does that familiar saying go ‘finding a needle in a haystack?!’  Joining us in March 2013, Katie has a keen interest in rabbit medicine and surgery, preventative medicine and general surgery.

She has a Minature poodle cross Westie called Basil, and enjoys keeping fit by going to the gym, running, pole fitness and the heady heights of climbing.


 

Bryn Morgan BSc(hons)BVSc

Veterinary Surgeon

With a degree in zoology and genetics, Bryn’s eagerness to work with animals increased after spending time with vets while travelling round Australia.  After studying and qualifying from the land ‘down under’ in Sydney 2008, where most of his patients were koalas, kangaroos, cockatoos and possums, we welcomed Australian vet Bryn to our UK team in April 2012.

With a particular interest in ophthalmology (eyes) and surgery, he hopes to continue with his studies and complete a certificate (masters level qualification) in small animal surgery.  Bryn has also accomplished a one-year internship at Willows Specialist Referral Practice in Solihull.  His pet at home is a troublesome feline called Frankie, who is always getting into scrapes and fights with other cats, so it is a good job that Bryn actually enjoys dealing with abscesses!

Currently on a Postgraduate Certificate Course in Small Animal Surgery

Relaxation time is the great outdoors pursuing the energetic sports of mountain biking, skiing and football


 

Becky Kay

BeckyTrainee Veterinary Nurse

Becky began her Veterinary Nurse Training here in 2011 and passed  Veterinary Nursing exams in  March with 100% marks in all the practical sections.

However, she certainly has plenty of encouragement while revising for exams from her pets Maddie the dog, guinea pigs Rocky and Barrie, Pepper the hamster and a rabbit called Peaches.

With a particular interest in wound care and management plus laboratory work, Becky’s future goals are to obtain her nursing qualification and further her career in caring for animals.

Outside of practice life, she enjoys riding, dressage, and cross-country on her horse Dillon.

 


 

 

Sharon MosleySharon Mosley

Head Receptionist and Practice Manager

Joining us in September 2006, Sharon ensures that the front desk and behind the scenes runs smoothly on a daily basis.

Amongst her duties are booking appointments, dealing with telephone inquiries and various administration duties.

In addition she is also PA to our head vet Rory Lydon.

Ben is her beautiful seven-year-old Cavalier King Charles.

 

 

 

 


 

Chantelle Leedham Hawkes

Chantelle came to help us out during some maternity cover , and liked the practice so much , she stayed.

She is a qualified and registered Veterinary Nurse.She  has 2 cats , one age 18 , and the other 23.

She has a passion for animals , and treats everybody’s pet as though it was her own

 

 

 


Mary Kirrane

Veterinary Nurse
A qualified veterinary nurse who joined our nursing team in January 2015


Amber Reynolds

Veterinary Nurse
A qualified veterinary nurse who joined our nursing team in January 2015