ABOUT US

Phillip, Pete and Amanda are supported by a highly skilled and dedicated team of receptionists and nurses, who will treat and care for your pets as if they were their own.

Pete Dixon

Veterinary Surgeon - Director

Pete obtained a Degree in Animal Science from the University of Nottingham in 2001 and then went on to University of Glasgow where he qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2005. He then worked as a Mixed Animal Vet in the Whitby area for 3 years treating all kind of animals.

In 2008 Pete travelled to South Africa, where he worked as a Game Capture Vet, relocating Rhino, Giraffes, Buffalo and many types of Antelope for conservation and breeding programs. In 2009 he returned to Lincolnshire and started to locum for local practices providing their holiday cover.

In Early 2010 Pete spent 6 weeks volunteering as a Veterinary Surgeon on the island of Java in Indonesia, where he carried out dentistry on the critically endangered Slow Loris, so they could be rehabilitated and released back in to the Java rainforest. In September 2010, Pete undertook a year long multi-discipline small animal internship at Willows Referral in Solihull. In October 2010 Pete then returned to Lincolnshire locuming, and then in 2011 took up a permanent vet position at a well regarded local practice.

Phillip Mutondo

Veterinary Surgeon - Director

Phillip graduated from the University of Zimbabwe in 2005. He immediately took up a residency programme in the Faculty of Veterinary Science where he developed his clinical knowledge and also helped mentor and examine Veterinary Students in their final year.

Phillip came to the United Kingdom in 2007, where he sat the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons statutory examination and was duly registered as a practising Veterinary Surgeon in the UK in June of the same year. He then joined a small animal veterinary practice in South Yorkshire where he was part of a successful, forward thinking team for 2 years.

In 2010 Phillip join a progressive small animal practice in the local area. He completed a 3 year post graduate programme through the University of Nottingham in Small Animal Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue Surgery in 2016, which has helped reinforce his knowledge and ability to perform complex and specialised surgical procedures.

Amanda Straughton

Veterinary Surgeon

Amanda began her veterinary career in 1998 when she qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse, having attained the highest marks nationally for the first year examinations. After many years in general practice Amanda locumed as a nurse all over Lincolnshire; spending time in small animals hospitals and charity settings, as well as volunteering for The Cinnamon Trust. In 2009 Amanda accepted a position as Head Nurse, focussing on emergency and critical care, and based at The PDSA in Derby.

In 2010 Amanda was offered a place to train as a Veterinary Surgeon at The University of Nottingham. In 2013 she gained a First Class Honours degree in Veterinary Medical Science (BVMedSci), having been awarded the school prize for the highest overall academic achievement in this degree.

Amanda went on to qualify as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2016, having gained First Class Honours in the degrees of BVM & BVS. Again she was the recipient of the highest academic achievement for these degrees and was the first student to achieve the highest marks for all three veterinary degrees at Nottingham.

Amanda returned to Lincolnshire after qualifying, spending two years working in a small animal practice on the East Coast before taking up her post at Wold’s.

Amanda particularly likes working with cats and she has recently started studying for a post graduate qualification in Internal Medicine.
In her spare time Amanda enjoys working on her narrowboat with her husband Chris, and son, Evan.

Donna

Practice Manager

Hi, my name is Donna and I am Practice Manager at Wolds Veterinary Clinic.
I originally qualified as a Beauty Therapist in 2001 at Lowestoft College, Suffolk and worked within the beauty industry for 4 years. I soon came to realise though, it wasn't my passion and so looked for a change of career. The change of career led me to a receptionist position in a small animal practice in Suffolk.

After meeting my husband, I moved to Lincolnshire in 2010 and continued to work within the veterinary industry in a larger veterinary practice as a receptionist and in administration. I have worked at Wolds Vets since they opened their doors in September 2017 as a receptionist initially and now as Practice Manager.
It's great to be part of the friendly team at Wolds Vets and i enjoy meeting our lovely clients.

I have two beautiful children, Lily and George. I also have two crazy Springer Spaniels called Taylor and Bobby, Barry the cat and two ferrets called Forest and Fergal. As you can imagine they all keep me rather busy!

We all enjoy family dog walks at the weekends and getting muddy!! My husband and myself are rather competitive and enjoy having frequent Yorkshire Pudding making contests, which our children love to judge and eat!

Jo

Deputy Practice Manager

Hi, I am Jo and I am Deputy Practice Manager.
My love of animals lead me to want to work within a Veterinary Practice. I have worked in the veterinary industry for nearly 9 years now. I worked in several local practices, starting as a receptionist then onto administration before joining the Wolds team.

The best part of my job at Wolds Vets is the team I work with, as we are like a little (growing fast!) family! I have really enjoyed helping to set up the Clinic from the start and it's given me pride to say I work at Wolds Vets.

I have a daughter called Kaci who is animal crazy just like me, as well as a French Bulldog called Darcy, two Rottweilers Fletcher and Ozzy and two cats, Simba and Skunk. (Simba was my first fur baby) These all keep me busy in my spare time. If I could, I would add more pets to my crazy bunch!

My bucket list is mostly related to animals - I would love to swim with sharks, turtles and dolphins in the wild. I also would love to jump out of a plane to help raise money for a charity!

Ana

Head Veterinary Nurse

Hi, my name is Ana and I am Head Veterinary Nurse at Wolds Vets.
I graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in 2007 with an upper 2nd class degree in Veterinary Nursing gaining me the post nominals Bsc (Hons) RVN.

I am a Clinical Coach in Veterinary Nursing and have trained many students during my time in practice. It's rewarding to train and guide student Veterinary Nurses from enrolment through to qualification and it's an important role to the profession as a whole.

I am a Diabetes Pet Advisor giving advice and support to owners with diabetic pets and have completed a Vets Now Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care.
I have worked in small animal veterinary practices since 2006. I enjoy all aspects of nursing at Wolds and have a keen interest in Anaesthesia, Surgical Nursing, Medical Nursing and Emergency and Critical Care.

What I like most about working at Wolds is the high standard of care the whole team strives to deliver to the patients and their owners. I also enjoy the pleasant and friendly atmosphere amongst the staff and clients. Having an input into helping the practice grow and develop is great. Last but not least, I look forward to cake Friday!!

I have two cats - Mitten a calico tortoiseshell and white and Boots a tabby and white who I rescued as kittens. I also have a 10 year old very lovable Border Terrier cross called Buster who I rescued at 4 months old.

When not at work, I enjoy playing netball in the Grimsby and District Senior Netball League, walking my dog, spending time with my family and the occasional bit of retail therapy!

Jade

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

Hi, my name is Jade. I am Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse at Wolds Veterinary Clinic. I Graduated from Harper Adams University in 2014 with a BSc (Hons) upper second class (2.1) degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management.
I became a Clinical Coach soon after qualifying, training students in practice; I thoroughly enjoy helping others within the profession. I really enjoy doing nurse clinics and since qualifying as Pet Healthcare Counsellor in 2016 I hope to begin running specialist clinics here at Wolds, such as: Weight clinics, geriatric clinics and puppy classes.

I am able to be involved with the business side of the veterinary practice at Wolds Veterinary Clinic which is an area of interest along with the clinical aspect of nursing.

I am kept very busy at home with my menagerie of animals including dogs, cats, pony, chickens and very naughty miniature Shetlands.

Steph

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I'm Steph and I'm a Registered Veterinary Nurse at Wolds Vet Clinic.
These are my fur babies, Daisy the Beagle and Roxy the terrier, we also have Lily the cat and a human baby, Harrison.

I’ve been a Veterinary Nurse since 2007 and qualified for 2 years later. I am also qualified as a Clinical Coach in Veterinary Nursing.

What I like about Wolds Vets the most is the team, how everyone gets on really well and that we have a nice new building to work in.
My areas of interest in particular are Laboratory work and Radiography.

My hobbies are swimming, cycling and running which I do as much as I possibly can between work and being a mummy.

Louise

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hi my name is Louise, I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse at Wolds Veterinary Clinic. I have recently joined the team. I have been a qualified Nurse for over 15 years, working in local small animal practices.

I enjoy being part of a small friendly team here at Wolds and having the ability to provide continuity of care for patients; seeing them before, during and after procedures. The best part about being a Veterinary Nurse is that every day is different, I am particularly interested in Medical Nursing.

I have 3 dogs of my own, which I enjoy walking in my spare time. I enjoy trying to keep fit, spending time with my partner, friends and family.

Evie

Animal Care Assistant

My name is Evie, I'm 21 years old and I'm an Animal Care Assistant at Wolds Vets. Growing up around the influence of my Grandmother, I have helped her with injured wildlife and hand rearing kittens from a young age.

Throughout my childhood I have travelled to see many animals in their natural environments such as the Giant Panda in China, turtles in Sri Lanka, ostrich in Australia and elephants in South Africa. After leaving school, I studied A levels at Riseholme College and then spent 6 months working in a local veterinary practice.

I was so excited to get the job at Wolds Vets. What I love about my job the most is being 'hands on' with the patients, from admitting them in the morning to helping prep ready for surgery and monitoring/recovery alongside the qualified Nurses. One day I hope to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

At home I have 3 very loved pets - Lilly a crazy Springer Spaniel and sisters Ella and Isla who were found as feral kittens.

On days off I spend time with my partner Tom, go on Charity Tractor Runs and help out at a local farm with lambing duties.

Louise

Animal Nursing Assistant

My name is Louise and I am an Animal Nursing Assistant at Wolds Vets.
I qualified as an Animal Nursing Assistant in 2016. I also have a Foundation Degree in Animal Management and Behaviour which I gained whilst studying at Bishop Burton College.

I have 12 years experience of working in a veterinary practice, with 6 of those years as a Branch Manager. I moved to Wolds to gain more experience in Veterinary Nursing and to perform the job I love.

At work I enjoy helping assist with anaesthetics, caring for the in- patients and meeting new and exotic animals.
I have 4 pets that I care for - A rabbit called panda,two rats called Oreo and Toffee and a tortoise called Sid.

Out of work I enjoy walking, camping and spending time with my daughter Leah.

Emma

Part-Time Animal Nursing Assistant

Hi, my name is Emma and I am a part-time Animal Nursing Assistant at Wolds Veterinary Clinic.

I qualified as a professional dog groomer in 2016 and I also worked as an Animal Nursing Assistant as a second job and I fell in love with it! I have been an ANA for 3 years now. My passion and interest is caring for all animals but have a special interest in dogs in particular.

Working at Wolds Vets has given me the passion, drive and confidence to set up my own dog grooming business and have received lots of support from the team at Wolds Vets to achieve my goals.

I have two dogs at home - Rolo a beautiful Newfoundland and Oreo a very naughty Cocker Spaniel!

I spend most of my spare time going on country walks with my dogs and travelling the country attending grooming competitions, where I have had recent success.

Justine

Receptionist

Hi, my name is Justine and I am a Receptionist at Wolds Veterinary Clinic.

I am new to the veterinary world, having spent 27 years in retail. I only initially came for a month to help out, but I've enjoyed it that much, that I've never left!

I really enjoy learning new things, in particular learning about the different types of medicines and how they help the animals. The thing I enjoy most about working at Wolds is the people and meeting all sorts of different clients.

I am married to Carlos and we have two lovely sons -Sam and Charlie. I have a dog named Baxter and a cat called Woody, both named by my children (Baxter from Anchorman and Woody from Toy story!)

In my spare time I enjoy eating out with friends and going to the cinema. (I particularly like a good horror or ghost story!)

Louise

Receptionist

Hello my name is Louise and I am a Receptionist here at Wolds Veterinary Clinic.

I previously worked at an Equine Practice in Cambridgeshire for 4 years. I've recently relocated and have been lucky enough to become part of the wonderful Wolds team. What I'm enjoying the most here is meeting such friendly owners and their pets, but I have to admit meeting puppies is my favourite part of the job!

Outside of work I have my lovely Connemara pony, Queenie to look after, we enjoy exploring the new countryside together and making new friends.

Kate

Receptionist

Hi, my name is Katie and I am a Receptionist here at Wolds Veterinary Clinic.

I used to work at a haulage company where I completed my apprenticeship in business administration but recently switched to a veterinary practice as I love animals.

I have two dogs - a mischievous Beagle named Dodger and an obedient Border Collie named Darcie, who I love taking for long walks with my partner and my family, along with their dogs. I also have a friendly Gecko named Taz. I come from a family of animals lovers and have grown up with pets all my life.

My favourite part of this job is seeing all the cute animals that come here and finding out all about them from their owners.

Sam

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I’m Sam and I am the newest Veterinary Nurse to start at Wolds Veterinary Clinic.

I qualified from Askham Bryan College in 2016 with a Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing, however, stayed on an extra year to complete the Bachelors' Degree with Honours and graduating with a First. I am constantly trying to improve my knowledge and experience so I am currently undertaking yet more studying by working towards gaining a Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing.

I have worked in various other practices around Grimsby and North Lincolnshire, but was keen to gain more experience in nursing patients who have undergone more specialist surgery and medical procedures, so I was over the moon to be given the opportunity to work alongside the fantastic Vets and fellow Nurses at Wolds. My interests in work include inpatient care, emergency and critical care nursing and wound management.

I live locally with my boyfriend Steve and our 6 year old Whippet, Bow... (although if I had my way, I’d have a house full of cats!) and we have just bought our first house so I currently spend most of my spare time making home improvements.

When we are not working on the house, I enjoy walking the dog, seeing family and friends, going to the gym and sometimes just sitting on the sofa watching the TV with a cup of tea!

Jodi

Receptionist

Hi, my name is Jodi and I'm the newest member of the Receptionist team here at Wolds Veterinary Clinic.

I graduated from Bishop Burton College in 2016 with an Animal Behaviour and Welfare degree. I previously worked at my local pharmacy as a medicines dispenser, although my dream has always been to work in a veterinary practice.

I am delighted to now be following my dream here at Wolds and love that I am learning so much along the way. I especially enjoy meeting the clients and getting to know their animals with their individual characters. It is also special to be a part of such a friendly close-knit team.

I'm a cat lover at heart and have two young cats Willow and Luna, who keep me busy with their mischievous antics at home. I live nearby with my partner Jack and eventually we would love to add a canine member too. I'm also crazy about pigs - I developed a passion for them whilst studying and I love everything about them ... (but I stick to visiting other peoples for now!)

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