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Companion Care Vets Liverpool Prescot

Meet the team

Heidi O’Toole RVN

Practice Manager

Heidi joined companion care, Prescot in February 2016 as head nurse and practice manager. Heidi previously specialised in chemotherapy in dogs and cats for 3 years at Liverpool University and then moved over to the intensive care unit at Liverpool university for 2 years.

Heidi then moved to Melbourne university in Australia where she worked for the emergency and critical care unit. She saw a lot of interesting cases and had a vast learning experience. She has developed a wide range of knowledge and transfers it to her role at Prescot.

She has a passion for felines and will help your cat feel at ease when they are at the practice. Heidi is currently completing a diploma in advanced feline nursing with the ISFM. Heidi also enjoys intensive nursing and will make your pet feel at home when with us. Heidi also will help you with any queries or problems you may have with your pets and oversees the day-to-day running of companion care, Prescot.



Ginny Tchakoute

Veterinary Surgeon

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Sophie McGuigan

Veterinary Surgeon

Sophie McGuigan qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Liverpool University in 2012. She started working here at Companion Care Prescot in January 2018 and has really enjoyed getting to know our clients and patients! She enjoys all aspects of medicine and surgery, and has a special interest in ultrasonography.

At home Sophie has 2 border terriers Maggie and Bert, a husband and baby. She enjoys playing musical instruments and her claim to fame is that she was a contestant on Bargain Hunt! 



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Robert Pope

Veterinary Surgeon

Rob is our new full time lead vet, starting in may 2018 but has worked on and off here for a couple of years now. He is a local lad, from Croxteth and has been a vet for over 15 years. He has worked at University level and has extra qualifications in emergency medicine and is studying for further examinations in diagnosing imaging. He also has a strong interest in ophthalmology.

Rob is a keen runner having run many marathons and has recently recreated Forrest Gump's entire run, 5 times and 15,500+ miles across America. This explains the beard (which is flea free...if you were wondering)! He lives in Liverpool with his veterinary nurse girlfriend and their new baby daughter.



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Claire Taylor

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Claire started her career as a human nurse but after 10 years she decided on a career change to look after furbabies instead. Claire qualified in July 2017 and has also had an article published in the Veterinary Nurse Journal.

Claire enjoys going to the gym, is a black belt in martial arts and is currently working towards achieving her 2nd blackbelt. Claire has a 6 year old Husky who is her world and who she spends lots of time with when she is not working.


Amanda Rawlinson

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Amanda joined Prescot companion care in January 2019, Amanda qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2000, Amanda has been Veterinary Nursing since 1985 so has a wealth of experience to bring to the practice. Amanda also has an interest in surgical nursing.

Out of work, Amanda enjoys socialising with friends, travelling, music, classic cars and motorcycles. Amanda has 3 furbabies, A dog called Lemmy, Domestic short haired Cat called Delhi and a persian cat called Nelly pickles (princess squishy face).


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Kirsty Thompson

Student Veterinary Nurse

Kirsty began her career as a receptionist at Prescot, which was a position she held for almost two years until going on maternity leave to have her little boy. Kirsty decided she would like to do veterinary nursing and was lucky that Prescot had a student nurse job opening. Now back at the practice, she is really excited to be doing her veterinary nurse training as she is passionate about animals and has wanted to become a vet nurse since the age of five. She enjoys inpatient care and learning about all the different aspects of nursing.

She lives with her fiancé and two children. She has three rats who are called Ruby, Rosie and Rae. When Shes not in work or studying she loves spending quality time with her family.



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Hollie Hodson

Animal Nursing Assistant

Hollie started working here as a Animal Nursing Assistant in Aug 2017, She loves meeting our clients and looking after their pets. Hollie aspires to be a Veterinary Nurse.

At home she has a 5 year old son who also loves animals! In her spare time she likes to visit castles, walking around nature reserves and go ghost hunting!



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Vicky Hayes

Client Services Manager

Vicky has worked in the veterinary world since she was 14, she brings a wealth of experience with her to her role as client services manager.

Vicky is married to Chris with 2 kids Chris 20 and Emily 19. 2 dogs Tala and Eric and a dlh called Elsie. She enjoys walking the dogs, running and socialising with friends and family and going on holiday.



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Samantha Ormrod

Client Care Advisor

Sam started at Companion care in Prescot in October 2016 after working previously in another vets. She has two dogs who are both rescue, Gwladys, a lurcher/collie cross and Ethel, a collie/gsd cross. She spends a lot of time with her dogs when she is not working.

Sam is an avid amateur photographer and takes her camera practically everywhere with her. Sam is always found on reception going out of her way to help others and has recently completed a course in bereavement.



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Rebecca Norton

Client Care Advisor

Rebecca started at the practice in September 2015 having worked in retail for almost 10 years. She has a HND in Zoology and has always loved animals. Rebecca doesn’t have any pets herself but would love to own a Staffy one day. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys visiting new cities with her partner, going to gigs and spending time with her family


Gill Howartson

Client Care Advisor

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