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Pilgrim Veterinary Surgery
01205 366872

Meet the Medivet Boston Team

The staff at Pilgrim Veterinary Surgery aim to deliver the highest standards of veterinary care backed up by a personal and caring attitude dedicated to providing service of the highest standard in a sympathetic, friendly and reassuring manner.

Veterinary Surgeons

Tony GraceTony Grace – Head Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified in 1980 with a BVSc in Pretoria. Before joining Medivet, I ran my own mixed practice in South Africa! I am especially interested in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. At home I have a Chihuahua X Jack Russell called Squib and a wire/long-haired Dachshund called Spunky! Outside of work I enjoy cycling, hiking, touring, scuba diving, and game viewing. I am very interested in people, their languages and backgrounds, and how this influences their animals. I look forward to working at Medivet!

male silhouetteAlistair Mitchell – Veterinary Surgeon 

I have been a registered veterinary surgeon (MRCVS) since 1982. I qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Edinburgh with a BSc in Veterinary Medicine and Science. I helped set up Pilgrim Vets twenty-eight years ago and after all these years, I still wake up every morning looking forward to work. Vetting isn’t my job – it’s my lifestyle! I will never tire of caring for my patients and getting to know their owners. At home, I have two dogs named Boris and Peter. In my spare time I enjoy birdwatching, spending time with my wife and three sons and going back to Scotland to walk in the fresh air. 

Louise Curtis vetLouise Curtis – Veterinary Surgeon

I hold a BVetMed and qualified in July 2016 from Royal Veterinary College. Before joining Medivet, I was studying and had part time jobs. My special interests lie within soft tissue surgery, analgesia and client education. At home, I have a dog called Zack (who is a rescued soppy black Labrador) and Layla, who is a rescued Leopard Gecko. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling the world, cooking, going for long walks with my partner and the dog, and reading. 

Nursing Team

Karen BatleyKaren Batley - Head Veterinary Nurse and Practice Manager

I joined the practice in 1998 and qualified in 2004 as a veterinary nurse, shortly followed by obtaining my clinical coach qualification. I moved up to head nurse and finally into my current role as practice manager. I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, being in the garden, baking and skiing.

female silhouetteGemma Cotton –Veterinary Nurse 

I graduated from Warwick University in 2005 with a First Class Honours BSc in Biological Sciences.    In 2011, I graduated from the College of Animal Welfare, Huntingdon with NVQ Levels 2 and 3 in Veterinary Nursing with merit. I have been working at Pilgrim Vets for nine years. Working as a vet nurse combines my love of science and animals. I am particularly interested in inpatient care, nursing clinics and training new staff. At home I have an English springer spaniel named Barley and two rabbits that were strays I took home from work. Outside of work, I enjoy baking cakes, gardening and walking in the Lincolnshire Wolds. 

female silhouetteEllie Patman – Student Veterinary Nurse 

I should qualify as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in January 2016 from the College of Animal Welfare with a Level 3 Diploma. In 2010, I received a Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care from the College of West Anglia. I love nursing inpatients – especially cats! At home I have a French bulldog named Mindy and two cats named Trilby and Alan. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. 

Bethany PuddleBethany Priddle – Patient Care Assistant 

I gained a National Extended Diploma in Applied Animal Management from The College of West Anglia, and graduated from the University of Northampton with a BSc Applied Animal Studies. Before joining Medivet, I worked in retail and also gained animal related work experience through volunteering. At home, I have a dog and a cat. 

female silhouetteJodie Swift – Patient Care Assistant 

I have qualifications in health and social care and did all my studying in house as I worked in care for five years; I was the deputy head at a care home and prior to that a senior carer. I am particularly interested in the anatomy of animals and learning all the different breeds. I love learning about how and why each bone does what it does. At home I have a house bunny, a ferret, a gerbil and tropical fish. Outside of work, I enjoy a bit of gardening on a nice day. I also enjoy bike rides, exploring new places, baking and arts and crafts. 

female silhouetteDonna Chester-O’Neill – Patient Care Assistant

I have two dogs at home, a Jack Russell, and Shar-pei who has one eye and no spleen. Outside of work, I enjoy running, playing hockey and football, going to the gym, reading, watching films and going to the cinema. 

male silhouetteAndre Dukes – Kennel Assistant 

I have a Level 2 BTEC in Computer Practitioners and Hardware Maintenance. Before joining Medivet, I worked in retail sales. I am currently studying for my BTEC Level 5 in Computer Systems and Systems Development with Honours. Outside of work, I enjoy a spot of PC gaming and painting. 

Reception Team

female silhouetteMichelle Marchant – Office Manager

I gained a distinction in Leatherwoods Manufacture and Saddlery from Cordwainers, Hackney in 1990. Before joining Medivet, I worked as a vet nurse from 1996 but moved into office management after my son was born in 2001. I am particularly interested in pet insurance claims. At home I have three dogs, 1 silken windhound, 1 Basset Fauve de Bretagne and 1 Borzoi as well as a cat. Outside of work, I enjoy geocaching and proof reading author’s work before its publication. 

female silhouetteJoanne Douglas – Client Care Assistant 

Before joining Medivet, I worked as waitress, shop assistant and also worked with horses. I am interested in reception duties and am in charge of drug ordering. At home I have seven dogs, three cats and five guinea pigs. Outside of work, I enjoy walking. 

female silhouetteKerry Kelly – Client Care Assistant 

Before joining Medivet, I worked as a school cook for twelve years and as a hospital housekeeper for thirteen years. I am particularly interested in PDSA Passport Control. At home I have two Jack Russell Terriers. I love sunny holidays and outside of work I enjoy music gigs/festivals, reading, socialising with my family and wine! 

female silhouetteLinda Ruby – Client Care Assistant 

Before joining Medivet, I worked for the local council. I have three dogs, three horses, two chinchillas and sixty sheep at home. Outside of work I love working with my animals. 

Nina KruszelnickiNina Kruszelnicki – Client Care Assistant

I have A levels in Biology and Psychology as well as various qualifications in customer care and retail. Before joining Medivet, I have worked in various customer service roles, but I am also passionate about animals, so this job offers the perfect combination of the two. In my spare time, I work with Lincs2Nepal, a charity based in Lincoln that helps the poorest children in Nepal. We have recently put on a charity festival called Shanti-Fest that was a completely non-profit festival with all proceeds going straight to Lincs2Nepal.

Ann Gatenby CCAAnn Gatenby – Client Care Assistant

Before joining Medivet, I was a fully qualified medical receptionist for five years in a GP practice. I have also worked as a Property Co-ordinator for an Estate Agents, for nearly ten years. In my spare time, I love travelling and seeing new places, as well as reading, watching TV and spending time with friends and family. I also enjoy spending time with my Jack Russell Peggy, African Grey parrot, Casper and cat Tommy.