All of our vets have at least 4 years experience and so are all equally able to see your pet, whether you have a dog, cat, rabbit, chicken, rat, tortoise or any other small pet. Between our five permanent vets we have nearly 60 years of shared experience!
Neil Brogan BVSc PGCert MRCVS
Born and bred in Cheshire, Neil graduated with distinction from Liverpool University Veterinary School in 1998. Initially training as a Mechanical Engineer with British Aerospace, Neil followed this with a degree in Veterinary Science. After working in a number of practices in the local area he joined Blue House in 2004. He purchased Blue House in 2010 along with Kay, his business partner.
Neil has recently completed his Post Graduate Certificate (equivalent to a Masters Degree) in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. His veterinary interests include all aspects of medicine and surgery, and he is a dab hand with the ultrasound scanner.
Neil’s wife Kyle is an audiologist at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire and they have Rhodesian Ridgeback called Ralph. Outside work Neil has a keen interest in history and enjoys travel. He likes to keep fit, although the majority of his running is done around the practice these days.
3 words to describe Neil: diligent, informed and outnumbered.
Kay Abbott BVSc MRCVS
Kay grew up in Market Drayton, went to school in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, and qualified as a vet from the University of Bristol in 2003. After five years working down south, she returned to her home stomping ground to join Blue House in 2008. She purchased Blue House along with Neil in 2010.
Kay has a wide range of veterinary interests including soft tissue surgery, medicine and chickens! She enjoys teaching vet students and children alike, and is usually the person who does our school visits. She runs regular acupuncture clinics for dogs, cats and the occasional rabbit using Western Medical Acupuncture techniques.
Kay lives with her husband Brendon (a software architect) and her little girls Caitlin and Eleanor. She shares her home with a spotty Jack Russell Terrier called Bob, who arrived at Blue House as a stray five years ago. She also has four chickens – Betty, Chicoletta, Lily, Sky and Rosie. She loves food, cooking, dancing (Ballroom and Latin) and reading fantasy books.
3 words to describe Kay: optimistic, laid back and kayos!
Sarah Williams BVSc MRCVS
Sarah graduated with distinction from the University of Liverpool in 2011. After three years at a small animal practice in Cheshire she worked as a locum before starting at Blue House Vets in April 2015. She grew up in Abingdon, near Oxford, but has now settled ‘up north’.
Sarah’s main interest is in small animal internal medicine, and loves the variety of cases that come through the door!
Sarah lives with her husband Rhys, an A&E doctor in Manchester, their lovely baby daughter and their ginger and white cat Rupert ‘bear’. She enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with family and friends, and is a keen listener to ‘The Archers’ on Radio 4.
3 words to describe Sarah: dependable, lovely and tiny!
Helen Stamp BVSc MRCVS
Helen graduated with distinction from Bristol University in 2015 and then went to South East Asia to work with several animal charities. She returned to the UK to work in mixed practice in Yorkshire where she discovered her main interest was in small animal work. She joined the team at Blue House in 2017 and has a wide range of interests, particularly soft tissue surgery.
When not working Helen can be found dancing modern jive or at the gym.
3 words to describe Helen: Friendly, caring, committed
James Bould BSc BVMedSci BVMBVS MRVCS
Before moving away to study Bioveterinary Science at the University of Liverpool in 2001, James grew up in a small village in the Staffordshire Moorlands, so coming to work at Blue House feels like returning home.
He graduated as one of the first ever vets from the University of Nottingham in 2011 and since then has worked in a busy small animal practice in the city of Lincoln where he has dealt with everything from cats and dogs to owls, swans and even the odd fox. He enjoys all areas of small animal medicine and surgery but has particular interests in feline medicine and ophthalmology.
In his spare time he likes to explore the outdoors either on foot or by bike, especially in the Lake District, and is a keen amateur photographer.
3 words to describe James: kind, diligent and practical