Meet The Team

Jean Bates

Position:

Operations Manager

Interests:

Animals of any shape or form. Dog Training and member of Cat Club
After a successful career in Public Office I joined the Lockwood Group in 2013. I am responsible along with the rest of the management team for the smooth running of the practices within the group. I have a no nonsense but kind and practical approach which ensures both clients and staff are treated equally and fairly. I firmly believe that it is essential to the success of the group to assist the staff to operate at their highest level with enthusiasm, dependability and effectiveness.

Pets:

1 Dog: Alfie
8 cats Molly, JoJo, Tilly, Loki, Maddie, Merlion, Moonshine and Krystal
Plus the odd cat to foster until their forever home comes along.

Joshua Smith

Position:

Business Development Manager

Interests:

Sports, Finance, Management
After graduating from Birmingham City University in July 2016 with a first class honours degree in Business and Finance I began looking for my first graduate job. The Lockwood Veterinary Group was the perfect fit for me as I have joined a great team of people where I can progress and develop myself while also helping to develop and have a positive effect on the company.

Pets:

1 Dog: Max

Dominic Worrall

Position:

Graduate Management Trainee

Interests:

Football, Business
I recently graduated from the University of Wolverhampton studying Business Management BA Hons achieving a second class first honours degree. I started looking for a graduate job in the area of management, I believe that the opportunity at Lockwood Veterinary Group is great for me as it gives me the opportunity to develop my skills as a manager and be part of a brilliant team. In my spare time I try to keep as active as possible by going to the gym and playing football.

Pets:

2 Dogs: Harvey and Archie

Julie Woodcock

Position:

Clinical Manager

Interests:

Surgical nursing and Radiography
My nursing career started in 1991 since then I have progressed along my chosen career path and am now Clinical Manager. I have been with the group since we first opened our doors back in 1994. I feel privileged to have been involved in the development of the practices and training of the nurses. I am so proud of the outstanding team that we have and the high level of care that we provide. In my spare time I like to keep fit and go for bike rides. My relaxation time is spent cuddled up with my furry friends watching TV.

Pets:

2 cats: Enzo & Tabitha
Numerous stray visitors of the feline variety

Amanda Orton

Position:

Practice Manager

Interests:

Keeping Fit, Boxing
As practice manager I see all aspects of the clinic and I find it all very rewarding, I have the pleasure of working with a fantastic team and I get to meet some amazing animals and their owners.

Pets:

1 Dog: Benson
1 Cat: Harry

Jo Higgs

Position:

Head Receptionist

Interests:

Client Care
Being a receptionist the best parts of my job is getting loads of cuddles off all the pets that come through the door. I also enjoy building up bonds with the owners. Away from work I enjoy reading and listening to music.

Pets:

2 cats: Dave & Calli

Sharon Padmore-Mason

Position:

Receptionist

Interests:

Client care, insurance, accounts
I have been at Lockwoods since 2008. I adore my job, meeting new people, being the first point of call & helping them as much as I can. Due to my keen interest in the medicine dispensed, I have now been put in charge of the dispensary, which I enjoy. In my spare time I relax with my Fiancé Lee & 2 lovely step-children; Chloe and Sean. My main hobby is breeding Maine Coon cats.

Pets:

3 dogs: Meg, Robbie and Woody
7 cats: Stella, Minnie, Whiskers, Mr Tinkles, Fudge, Summer & Bob!
Parrot

Josh Kelsey

Position:

Receptionist

Interests:

Client Care
I consider myself extremely privileged to be able to work within a profession that makes such a positive impact on people and their pets lives. Ive always been an animal lover and easily fall in love with every pet that comes through the door. I like to spend my spare time with family (especially my little nephew), play video games and travelling.

Pets:

1 dog: Toby
2 cats: Jago & Pippa

Chloe Lea

Position:

Receptionist

Interests:

Client care, Administration & animal handling.
I enjoy meeting and greeting new & existing clients, being able to help them and make their visit to the vets a happy and comfortable one. As I have only just joined the veterinary field, I am currently studying animal management at Rodbaston College and I am hoping to continue to develop my skills in the animal world as my end goal is to be a qualified veterinary nurse.

Pets:

2 dogs: Poppa & Woody
1 cat: Faith

Lisa Brett

Position:

Receptionist

Interests:

Walking my dogs, watching football & music
I love animals and meeting people. Everyday it is nice to see a variety of different animals and being able to be a part of seeing the poorly ones get better. I love being part of a great team here at Burton Animal Hospital.

Pets:

2 Dogs: Charlie & Elsie
1 Cat: Smudge
2 Rabbits: Velvet & Max
2 Guinea Pigs: Molly & Dolly