We are a mixed practice in the heart of the Peak District. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to our own 24-hour emergency care that our own vets are responsible for at the practice.
Richard joined the practice in 2007 as a mixed practice vet, specialising in farm animal medicine, having graduated from Glasgow University in 2005. Prior to this he had been working at a mixed practice in Yorkshire for two years. Following Eddie’s retirement Richard became senior vet at the practice. When not working he enjoys going walking with his wife and their two daughters (future vets) and their two dogs, Coire and Milo.
Steve Coltman BVSc MRCVS
Steve graduated from Liverpool University in 1987. Having worked as a mixed practice vet until 2004 and then as a small animal vet, Steve joined the practice in 2007 as a full-time small animal vet. He lives locally with his wife and son as well as his dog, Pip.
Rachel Helm BVSc MRCVS
Rachel graduated from Liverpool in 2013 and has been working in equine practice in Cheshire. After relocating she joined the team here in November 2017. Her main areas of interest are equine medicine, equine dentistry and geriatric care. Rachel and her partner live on a sheep farm, lambing mules and pedigree Dorsets. In her spare time Rachel can be found working on the farm, competing in sheep dog trials with her Collie, Star or walking with her other Collie, Pepper.
Amy Sykes BVetMed MRCVS
Amy graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2017. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice, but has a particular fondness for rabbits. Outside of work she enjoys swimming and has recently started baking. She lives locally with her two dwarf rabbits and her Springador puppy, Harvey, who can often be seen ‘helping’ around the practice!
Ventsislav Yordanov MRCVS
Venci graduated in Bulgaria 2006. He joined the practice in June 2017 as mixed vet. He has previously been working as mixed vet in Bulgaria and as official veterinarian in UK. He enjoys farm animals work and soft tissue surgery.