Ellie studied at the Royal Veterinary College in London, qualifying in 2005. She has previously worked in small animal practices in Sutton in Ashfield and Alfreton before joining us at Derwent Valley in 2018. Initially Ellie worked from Derwent Valley as “The guinea pig vet,” a business she set up to serve the strong following of guinea pig owners who recognise her vast experience with this species. Her interest in guinea pigs started when she had three guinea pigs Daisy, Rosie and Elvis as a vet student and has grown over the years to the point where there is not much about guinea pigs that Ellie doesn’t know.

In 2019 Ellie decided she would like to become a more permanent member of staff. We were delighted to have her join us. Even though she has a special interest in guinea pigs her 14 years in general practice has given her a wealth of experience with all small animal species. She is an accomplished surgeon and is interested in anaesthesia and pain relief in all species. Her relaxed friendly approach means she fits in really well with the rest of the team.

Ellie lives with her partner and young son in Wirksworth. She is very practical and her hobbies include DIY and making furniture. Her latest project involves setting up a new tropical fish tank.