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Veterinary Surgeons

Steve Gillian BVSc MRCVS

Steve Gillian

Steve Gillian qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1979 from Liverpool University. He spent the next 9 years In predominantly farm practice in North Yorkshire, Herefordshire, and North Wales, then moved to New Mills in 1988 when the emphasis of his work changed to companion animal practice. In October 1989 Steve bought Grove Veterinary Hospital in partnership, and gave up large animal work to concentrate on treatment of domestic pets in 1995

As well as being married to Tammy, Steve has a daughter Petra who was born in 1992, and the family pets include a border terrier, Maddy, and George and Gavin, two Bengal Leopard Cats. Steve’s interests and activities outside work include dogwalking/hiking, mountainbiking, skiing, scuba diving, and watching sport, specifically Sale Sharks. Then to recover from all that, he quite likes to settle down and watch a good film!


Tammy Gillian

Tammy Gillian is an experienced soft tissue, spinal and orthopaedic surgeon, whose special interests also include oncology, reconstructive surgery and chemotherapy. Tammy also offers acupuncture as a primary or adjunctive treatment option.
Tammy graduated from Murdoch University in Western Australia in November 1997, and has been working in the UK since April 1998. After initially working in first opinion small animal practices, Tammy joined the Animal Medical Centre in December 2001 as the resident in surgery. She became a member of the Surgery Chapter of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in July 2004, and has been consulting as a referral surgeon since then. In 2005, Tammy undertook a 5 month locum position as a referral surgeon at the Veterinary Referral, Cancer and Critical Care Centre (VRCC) in Essex, which stimulated her increased interest in oncology.
Tammy still works at the Animal Medical Centre, and at other veterinary surgeries when required. She is routinely at Grove on Tuesdays, and whenever surgical emergencies arise!

Victoria Williams-Mc Daid BVM&S GPCert (SAM) MRCVS

Victoria Williams-McDaid

Victoria has been practicing small animal medicine and surgery since qualifying from Edinburgh in 2000.
She is interested in all aspects of veterinary science, but has a particular interest in medicine and in March 2010 passed a modular medicine course.
Since qualifying, Victoria has worked in practices near Glasgow and Blackpool, but has now returned to where she grew up.
Victoria’s pets are too numerous to mention but include Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Chickens, a Hamster, a Dog and 2 Cats!
When not caring for all her pet’s, Victoria enjoys walking and is passionate about films.

Catherine Bennett-Williams BVM&S MRCVS

Cath Bennett-Williams

Catherine’s role keeps her extremely busy in practice and while no two days are the same, she can most commonly be found consulting, vaccinating animals, offering acupuncture, testing blood, taking radiographs or ultrasounds, or conducting routine and non-routine surgery and dental work. While it may sound like Catherine doesn’t have time to sit down, she loves her job, especially making sick animals healthy and happy again!

At home Catherine has a border terrier called Boris, a cat called Loki and three guinea pigs - all of whom have been rescued.

When she’s not spending her time caring for animals – both at work and at home - Catherine likes looking after her two children, going camping, hiking, travelling and attending music festivals with her family.

Jackie Cox BVMS PgC Small Animal Medicine MRCVS

Jackie Cox

Jackie graduated from Glasgow University in 1990 and has worked in companion animal practice since 1991.
From 2003 to 2015 she owned her own practice in partnership in Surrey.

In 2016 she moved to beautiful Derbyshire and joined Grove Veterinary Group.

She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice and completed a post-graduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2015.

Jackie has two rescue cats and a pug called Ping, plus a Chesapeake Bay Retriever pup, Genesee.

Jackie enjoys walking her dogs, horse-riding and gardening.

Vicky Ironside MA VetMB Cert Vet Cardiology MRCVS

Vicky Ironside MA VetMB Cert Vet Cardiology MRCVS

Vicky qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge in 1989. Until 1998 she worked full time in general small animal practice, gaining the Veterinary Cardiology Certificate in 1997. For the past 11 years she has worked for a small group of practices in Sheffield, Chesterfield, Bakewell and here in New Mills. Much of the work has consisted of cardiology cases but has always included all branches of internal medicine.

Current work.
Clinical small animal cardiology forms the bulk of Vicky’s work. Most of this is done within certain local practices but some heart testing for breeding is done at shows and breed meetings. Attending conferences & local cardiologist meetings, preparing and giving talks and spending time with Diploma cardiologists at Vet Schools and Referral Centres, also forms an important part of her work.