Coomara Veterinary Practice

Tel: 01228 524 740
Fax: 01228 596986


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Meet Our Team

Our Vets

Jenny Saddler BVSc MRCVS - Jenny has a keen interest in small animal surgery and orthopaedics.  In her spare time she enjoys horse riding.  

Charlotte Denston BVetMed MRCVS (Director) - Charlotte has been working in mixed practice since qualifying in 2007.  She has a particular interest in small animal internal medicine, canine and bovine fertility.  

Harrison Thomson BVSc MRCVS - Harry graduated from Massey University vet school in New Zealand in 2016.  Harry enjoys walking and running, has an interest in history, and is pretty good at baking!  


Alice Windsor BVSc MRCVS - Alice joined us in September 2018 fresh out of Liverpool Vet School.  She is keen on all aspects of mixed practice, and won the Farm Animal Rotation Prize at university.  In her spare time she likes to walk her Golden Retriever, Honey, play rugby and eat cake!



Sarah Lewin BVetMed CertEP MRCVS - Sarah has recently joined our team, working on Wednesdays.  She has a particular interest in Equine work, and holds an RCVS certificate in Equine Practice.


Our Nurses

Liz - Liz, except for a recent short break, has been a nurse at Coomara for around ten years.  She is our most experienced  RVN, and a great source of advice for your pet's care.  

Alicia- Ali is a qualified VN who joined us in November 2017 having moved up country from Bedfordshire.  She shares her home with her kitten, Sirius, Rottie X Persephone, tortoise Tarquin, and gerbils Gandalf and Gallahad.  Alongside her photographer partner, Pete, she loves hill walking, and she is an absolute authority on all things "Harry Potter"!.  

Harriet - Trainee Veterinary Nurse - Harriet joined our team in October 2016.   She is midway through her studies, and hopes to qualify as a registered veterinary nurse in the summer of next year.  Her favourite part of the job is surgical nursing and patient post operative care and rehabilitation.  In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, trampolining and dancing, and looking after her three cats, Bo, Toffee and Jet.

Laura Simmonds - Kennel Assistant, Grooming and Reception

Our Reception / Admin Staff

Ellen - leads our administration team and is currently undertaking a course to become an SQP (a drug dispensing qualification)

Karen - reception and accounts

Natalie - receptionist.  Natalie joined our team in August 2018.  She has had lots of prior experience working with animals, particularly dogs, in her previous job, and is very knowledgable about canine care.  In her spare time she loves nothing better than walking her 4 Eurasiers, and looking after her 2 rabbits, 3 turtles and various fish.

Elaine - evening receptionist

Pete Denston - Practice Manager and Director.


Where we are

Coomara is just south of Carlisle on the A6 heading towards Penrith.

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