We are a small animal and exotics practice in Tarporley, near Chester, first established in 1994. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open 6 days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care. For your added convenience, there’s free parking for clients at the clinic.
Practice Manager, Head Nurse, Pet Health Councillor and Clinical Coach
Lesley qualified as an RVN in 2004, and has previously worked in both large and small animal practices; she has also previously taught animal care. Lesley is a clinical coach to student nurses and is a pet health counsellor. She loves nurse clinics and talking to clients. Lesley is our practice manager and head nurse leading the team. Outside of work she has three adorable children, a gorgeous Border Terrier named Fern, a crazy puppy called May and a rather portly cat, Sophie. She is a keen runner and netball player, but mud runs and obstacle courses are her thing.
Kirstie Adams BSc Hons RVN CertVNES
Pet Health Counsellor
Kirstie has worked in practice for over 10 years and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2007. She has worked at Birch Heath since 2003 and has an interest in all aspects of exotic nursing, particularly raptors. Kirstie has also completed her exotic nursing qualification to further her skills. She has a degree in zoology and gained a qualification in zoo animal management whilst working at a zoo for two years. Kirstie is the owner of Spike the dog, and two cats.
Becky Speakman RVN
Becky joined us as a student veterinary nurse while studying at Myerscough College and qualified in September 2019! She started her training here in April 2017. She hopes to progress onto the BSc honours degree in veterinary nursing and do more continuation certificates. Her interests include lab work, medical nursing, nurse clinics and taking care of critically ill patients. Outside of work you will find Becky running, shopping and looking after her gorgeous puppy, Cooper.
Amber Wheaton RVN
Amber qualified as an RVN in 2017. She previously worked in South Wales in a busy small animal practice with a lot of emergency and out of hours work. Amber has a keen interest in surgical nursing and medicine. She is really enjoying learning about all the exotics we see at Birch Heath. Amber has three cats called Alfie, Moose and The Payrot, named because she sits like a parrot.