Susan has worked at Castle Farm Vets for 25 years starting in reception and now managing our large animal dispensary.
When not at work she enjoys walking the family spaniel Ollie, cooking, playing tennis, badminton and gardening.
Although not being from a farming background, Kathryn’s interest in farming started at a young age after watching a lambing when camping in the Lake District. After school Kathryn completed her NVQ in Agriculture and went on to work in a variety of roles within the sector. As well as being one of our farm receptionists, Kathryn is currently enjoying studying her AMTRA to become an SQP and loves assisting with any procedures taking place at the surgery.
In Kathryn’s spare time alongside wrangling her three children, she is usually spotted on her quadbike in Copley and enjoys working on the family sheep and beef farm with her husband, especially enjoying bucket rearing batches of calves.
Jill joined the reception team in 2007, and her time in the office is focused on organising TB testing and talking with the relevant authorities and as a full-time employee you will often speak to her to organise visits or medication requests.
Jill has a keen interest in horses, trail riding and carriage driving. Due to unscheduled dismounts she no longer takes part in the equine sports and now focuses on her other hobbies of art, photography, dogs and travel. Jill’s photography shows her love of Teesdale where she is often found walking her two rescue Malinois and her Laekenois dogs, or sitting waiting for the light or an animal to get the picture right. Holidays are spent in sunny Scotland on beaches, boats and mountains.
Maureen became a part of the farm animal reception and TB processing team around five years ago after leaving a working background mostly in accounts.
Her love of the outdoors stems from growing up and often staying with her grandparents on their farm and time spent with her dad enjoying country pursuits. Maureen has a working Labrador puppy and is currently training her to “pick up”. Year round she can be found walking in the countryside or relaxing in the garden and just enjoying life.