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.
Suzetta qualified from Liverpool in 1994 and has worked at Birch Heath Veterinary Clinic for over ten years. She now works part-time as an exotic and small animal vet and has extensive experience of all aspects of both small animal and exotic veterinary medicine. She has completed an MSc in wild animal health, holds a zoology degree and has advanced practitioner status from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Suzetta has contributed to current literature and exotics textbooks and has a particular interest in diagnostic imaging. She has a mischievous Field Spaniel called Myrtle.
Caroline Johnson BVSc MSc MRCVS
Caroline graduated from the University of Liverpool and joined the practice in 2009. Prior to this she had worked in mixed practice concentrating on the small animal and exotic clients as the years progressed. In 2006 Caroline took a year out of practice to return to further education to complete a masters in wild animal health from the University of London and Zoological Society of London. After completing this masters, Caroline travelled to Dubai to complete an internship in raptor veterinary medicine at The Dubai Falcon Hospital. Caroline's particular interests are surgery of all species, rabbit dentistry and tortoise husbandry. Outside of work Caroline's free time is taken up with her two young children, two dogs, three tortoises and two guinea pigs.
Leanne Roberts BVSc MRCVS
Leanne graduated from the University of Liverpool in July 2013. She acquired a passion for exotic animal medicine after working in a wildlife hospital in Queensland, Australia for six weeks as part of her degree and also completed a four week elective placement with the Chester Zoo veterinary team. She started her working life in a large busy mixed practice in Northumberland, mainly focusing on small and exotic animal medicine. She started at Birch Heath Veterinary Clinic in 2015 after moving back to her home town of Chester. She is currently studying towards her Advanced Veterinary Practitioner Certificate in exotic animal medicine. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding, water skiing and walking with her Border Collie, Tetley.
Katie Tipping BSc BVSc MRCVS
Katie studied for her veterinary degree at Liverpool University in 2009 after working as a qualified nurse for two years. Originally from the West Midlands, she has moved to Cheshire to continue her passion of working with exotics at Birch Heath Veterinary Clinic. Katie has a surrogate dog called Izzy, a male Jack Russell cross Yorkshire Terrier who was an RSPCA case at her previous practice.
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Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 12pm
Birch Heath Veterinary Clinic
Birch Heath Road, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 9UU