Appearing at the head of this list means that Jane has the dubious honour of being the oldest (or more politely, most senior) member of the veterinary team at Robson & Prescott. Born and reared in the more recent half of the last century just south of Skipton in Yorkshire she was finally forced to leave to pursue her chosen career at Cambridge University Veterinary School. Once qualified she returned 'home' to work in a very busy 2-man, mixed practice in Keighley. At that time it was a very male dominated world but it did help to be the 'local lass'.
After four years a change beckoned and she was lured ever further north to Morpeth where she thought she would spend a couple of years - that was over 20 years ago! Having acquired an ear for the language, adopted a terrier and two rescue lurchers and a husband, become one of the longest residents in her home village, taken up the tin whistle and just got an allotment, Jane thought she might as well stay!
Jane specialises in being a GP, gets a thrill (and exhaustion!) from running a thriving, friendly practice, enjoys all things surgical (especially ears, bottoms and bones), likes to be 'let out' onto the farms and gets great satisfaction from problem solving with the clients.
Daughter of a dairy/mixed farmer from Yorkshire, Sally qualified from Liverpool University and worked in mixed practices before doing locum work when she came to work at Robson & Prescott during the summer months. She started full time work before taking a partnership on Bruce Robson's retirement in August 2001. Sally is our senior equine director with a particular interest in lameness evaluations and medicine but particularly wounds and their management. Outside of work she has a wide range of interests but is a keen racing enthusiast with shares in two dual purpose racehorses. She also has two terriers, a cat rehomed from the surgery and a collection of hens and two other horses. Sally is on the board of Riding school inspectors.
After graduating from Cambridge University Chris started his veterinary career in his native Hampshire. He soon grew tired of long, warm, sunny summers and so moved to the North East in 2004 to be closer to his girlfriend (now wife) Kate. They live on a farm and share their house with two dogs, three cats and several mice - all in perfect harmony! Chris became a director of the practice in 2011. He is predominantly a companion animal vet and has a particular interest in orthopaedic surgery. Outside work, Chris plays Alto Sax with a local band and is also a clarinetist and pianist. He ran the Great North Run in 2012, 2013 and 2014, raising money for Guide Dogs and local charity PAWS.
Born on a Northumbrian hill farm, Kate fulfilled a lifetime ambition by gaining a place to study at the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College in Edinburgh. She started at Robson & Prescott in 2004 becoming a director in 2012. Kate is particularily interested in farm animal medicine and herd health. She also has a keen interest in small animal surgery. Outside of work Kate used to enjoy skiing, running, cycling and mountaineering spending large amounts of her free time in Scotland and the Alps, but she is now a mother to Freddie who was born November 2014, so has less time for herself. She is an owner of a Springer Spaniel called Bungle.
Having first been introduced to Robson & Prescott by his father 40 years ago at the age of 2 months Sam has been ever present in the practice with the exception of sabaticals at Cambridge Vet school (vet degree & large animal internship), Ohio State University (Large animal surgery) & Skipton (mixed practice). Sam finally joined the practice in 2000 becoming a partner in 2001. Sam has sheep, Labradors and assorted exotic creatures. Sam Prescott has been awarded The Certificate in Exotic Animal Practice by the European School of Veterinary Post Graduate Studies after passing his exams in 2013!
Morpeth Whorral Bank
Staithes Lane Branch
Kirkley Hall - Ponteland