We are a small animal practice in Redcar, Cleveland, providing top quality care in a friendly environment, supporting our clients and their pets throughout their lives. Avenue Veterinary Surgery is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and our staff continually develop and update their skills. We also provide a dermatology referral service run by a dermatology certificate holder.
Originating from Russia and moving to the UK in 2004, Marina joined us as head nurse in April 2016 after studying veterinary nursing at Newcastle College and qualifying in 2013. Marina worked at Marske Vets for seven years and has lots of experience of general practice work. Prior to joining us Marina worked as a referral nurse at Wear Referral Hospital and has also worked at Vets Now Emergency Service provider so also has valuable experience in emergency and critical care situations. Marina has two cats at home and in her spare time likes to read, cook and travel.
Ashleigh Smith RVN
Ashleigh has lived in Redcar her whole life, and started working with us at Avenue Vets in May 2010. Due to married life and having her first child in 2012, Ashleigh finished her training in
January 2018 where she became a registered veterinary nurse. She enjoys all aspects of nursing, but has a keen interest in rabbit care clinics and weight management clinics. Ashleigh has many of her own rabbits at home, her favourite breeds are the dwarf lop and Continental giant. She also owns two Labradors, Dotty and Molly. Ashleigh enjoys spending lots of time with her animals and family; she also loves going on holidays!
Animal Nursing Assistant
Sian joined Avenue Veterinary Surgery in August 1998. She is one of the longest serving members of the team and is a valued member of staff. Sian has built up a good relationship with a lot of our clients and is always a familiar face with our long standing clients and their animals. As well as helping out with the nursing team, Sian is also responsible for the insurance claims. In her spare time, Sian is a keen horse rider with over 30 years of experience and owns three horses as well as two cats and a dog. She has also shown Rhodesian Ridgebacks at championship level even winning at Crufts.