Call Driffield: 01377 252087
Call Bridlington: 01262 677269

Love the place. They are very good with all my dogs. And must say Minnie loves coming. (Maybe too much) even runs into the consultation room xx

Meet the Team.

Our Vets

David Smith BVM&S, MRCVS

After graduating from Edinburgh University in 1999 I was lured by the sea, sand and surf to Cornwall. After 6 years in mixed practice I returned to my Yorkshire roots, got married and now have 3 young children who keep me busy when not at work. I enjoy the challenge and variety of rural practice with a special interest in Cattle health and medicine.


Giles Moore BVMS MRCVS GPcert DI

I grew up in North Ferriby and attended Hymers College; I qualified as a vet from Glasgow in 2006 and in a small animal practice near Hull for 10 years. I moved to Driffield area in 2015 and started working at Aldgate Veterinary practice in Decmber 2016.In my spare time I enjoy playing tennis and exploring the area with my wife and daughter.


Gillian Bailey BVSc BSc MRCVS GPcert DI

I graduated from Liverpool Vet School in 2007 leaving my Cheshire roots behind I moved to East Yorkshire and have been here ever since. I joined Aldgate Veterinary Practice in 2013 and have focused my time on Small Animal Practice, I have particular interests in diagnostic imaging and completed by Gpcert DI in 2016. Away from practice life I like to explore my surroundings with my spaniel, Nuala, and my rescue, Sally. I also have a little rescue cat, Spice that is very vocal and demands alot of fuss! When I get the chance I like to go open water swimming and try a bit of running in the countryside.   


Josh Smith BVetMed MRCVS

I grew up in Bolton, Lancashire and then graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017. From university I moved up to Driffield, where most of the family are from, to start work at Aldgate veterinary practice. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary work but have particular interests in farm animals. Outside work I enjoy playing cricket and walking in the countryside.


Keith Dalby BVetMed, MRCVS

I grew up on a farm near Queensbury, Bradford I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1979, moving straight to Driffield as a new graduate working with MisCampbell & Roland at premises on St. John's Road. I continued the practice following Mr. MisCampbell's retirement in 1984 from premises on Westgate. The Westgate Practice merged with the Albany Veterinary Practice to form Aldgate Veterinary Practice, which opened its doors in October 1996 requiring another change of premises to our present location off Albion Street.

I have enjoyed the support of many of the original clients over the last 36 years who have remained loyal to me personally, this has contributed to the dedication I have maintained to the profession. I have seen considerable change throughout my career, but have always remained loyal to its traditional values, which, I consider, is important to clients - high quality, evidence-based and affordable veterinary care.

In my spare time I enjoy walking in the Wolds and Lake District, cycling and falling out of 50-year old sailing dinghies! I also support Driffield Musical Theatre.


Kirsty Martin BVMS MRCVS

I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2016 and moved to the area from Middlesbrough in August 2016 to start work at Aldgate.
When not at work I have a rescue terrier called Scamp who I've recently adopted to keep me busy, we've recently started attempting to run which hasn't been too successful!
I'm also a keen volleyballer, having played from the age of 9, and enjoy baking, walking and horse riding when I get the chance. I'm often popping back to Middlesbrough to catch up with family and our family dog Remy.


Kirsty Nelson BVetMed, MRCVS

I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2003 and have worked in mixed practice in my home county of Yorkshire since. I moved to the area when I got married in 2010. Outside work I enjoy riding my horse, playing hockey and spending time with my family.


Lucy Butler BVetMed, MRCVS

I grew up in Nafferton and attended Nafferton then Driffield school. I worked at Aldgate for a year as a vet nurse prior to attending the Royal Veterinary College. After qualifying in 2006 I worked for a mixed practice in North Yorkshire. I decided to return to my roots in 2011 and now live locally with my husband, dog, cat, horse and pony.


Mary Daly MVB, MRCVS

I graduated in 2002 from University College Dublin, and moved to work in Driffield in 2004. I have been working at Aldgate since then and have enjoyed seeing the practice grow and progress through the years. As a general practitioner I have a very varied job. I have a particular interest in small animal internal medicine, but enjoy all aspects of my job, and love working in the great team environment that we have at Aldgate. When I am not busy at work I spend time with my family and four rescue dogs. I enjoy playing the piano, and I have recently started playing golf (not very well!)


Our Nurses

Emma Atkinson RVN

I Graduated from Askham Bryan College in 2013 with a degree in Veterinary Nursing. Since then I have worked in two small animal practices but after taking permanent residence in Driffield with my boyfriend I joined the practice in December 2015.

Outside of work I have two horses which I try and ride most days, and one I compete at a low level with the aim of doing British eventing in the future.


Helena Robinson RVN

I joined Aldgate Veterinary practice in 2011 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in September 2014. In 2016, I moved over to the Bridlington Branch were I have enjoyed getting to know the clients and their variety of pets. My primary interests at work are surgical nursing and nurse clinics. I am also a clinical coach to some of our student nurses which I find very rewarding.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with friends and family as well as walking the families Jack Russel Terrier Mabel.   


Katie Taylor

I have only recently joined the team at Aldgate at the start of May 2017, I have been studying the foundation degree in veterinary nursing at Askham Bryan College for three years and I have just recently passed all of my vet nursing modules and my final OSCE exams, so I have become a newly qualified veterinary nurse in June. Vet nursing has always been my dream from being young, I am very passionate about it and I absolutely love my job. I have worked in several different practices gaining lots of interesting experience! I currently live at home with my mum and younger brother and I have a little old springer spaniel called Daisy, I am a real crazy spaniel lover!


Lora Lane RVN

As the Head Nurse at Aldgate I have a wonderfully varied and challenging role, I enjoy inpatient care which involves being able to nurse patients back to good health and comfort them when owners can't be there. I also have a particular interest in canine behaviour so enjoy running our puppy play school. 

My interests outside of work include travel which has taken me to countries such as Nepal, Kenya, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand- where I used my vet nursing skills to work, The Cook Islands- where I volunteered at a charity clinic and India where I was unfortunate enough to have my appendix removed while on holiday


Lucy Rose RVN

In 2014 I moved from Leeds to East Yorkshire to become part of the nursing team at Aldgate. After completing my nursing diploma at the College of Animal Welfare I became a Qualified Veterinary Nurse in early 2017. My key passion at work is all aspects of inpatient care across a number of different species, and I am affectionately know as the crazy cat lady. Mother to a beautiful black cat Dolly, who is known to have a feisty personality! Aswell as a spirited little budgie named Delaney, who unexpectedly became part of the family after he was rescued after taking a swim in the river. Outside of work I spend a lot of time back in Leeds with my family and friends, but I am also embracing living on the East coast taking walks (and now running) along the beach! I also enjoy live music, crafting and collecting an endless number of vintage jumpers!


Michelle Bateman

In 2016 and reaching 'middle age', I decided it was time for a change in career. After being a Health and Safety Officer, Administrator, Wages clerk, Recruitment Clerk, Accounts Clerk, Florist and Reflexologist I decided that it was now or never to chase my childhood dream of working with animals and becoming a veterinary nurse. I searched the East Riding for possible placements and finally, with thanks to Hayley Ireland, Aldgate Veterinary Practice gave me the opportunity to study with them. Over the years I have had the pleasure of my extended family :- goats, dogs, cats, poultry, sheep, tortoise, rabbits, guinea pigs and horses. I am also lucky to have a fantastic husband and two wonderful children who are supporting me whilst I am studying at the Leeds College of Animal Welfare, from where I shall hopefully qualify in 2019. In my spare time i collect dolls houses, enjoy our garden and the animals that share my life.


Michelle Gale

I have worked at Aldgate Veterinary Practice since 2013 starting off as a receptionist. I am now a student veterinary nurse attending the College of Animal Welfare in Leeds once a week. Before working at Aldgate I completed a degree in Animal Management and Behaviour at the University of Hull. In my free time I like taking my super cute hyperactive Pomeranian, Koda and super cute clumsy German shepherd cross, Ted for walks on the beach. Koda also thoroughly enjoys going swimming every week at Warley cross Hydrotherapy centre.


Rowan Bray

I'm a local girl, I started working as a student Veterinary nurse in May 2016 after finishing two years of nurse training at Askham Bryan college near York. I have recenlty qualified and look forward to putting my 3 years of hard work into practice. I have recently moved into my own house which I am enjoying making into a home.


Our Reception and Admin Staff

Becky Dowie

I've worked as a receptionist at Aldgate since 2015. I love working with animals and am interested in training to become a veterinary nurse in the future. I have 2 cats called Rex and Lola, who I adore. I enjoy going to gigs and music festivals and have recently taken up running.

 


Charlotte Totterdell

I joined Aldgate in 2014 as an evening receptionist after graduating in Product Design from York st John University. I am now working full time as an administrator throughout the day. I've loved animals since I was a child and have a particular soft spot for cats. I have three gorgeous rescue cats Ernie, Bella and Barney and two cute little rescue guinea pigs Lois and Cleo.


Claire Cruxon

I joined Aldgate in 2015 as a part time receptionist. I have a little boy called Jacob and a very mischevious cocker spaniel called Ruby who likes to eat anything she can including fence panels!!!!


Fay Blyton

I've been working at Aldgate just over a year now and I still very much enjoy it. I've always loved being around animals and my life revolves around my 3 gorgeous dogs Alfie,Ben and Mia.One of my main hobbies is walking around the countryside with my other half and our pooches.


Hannah Jewitt

I started working at Aldgate as a receptionist in September 2016. I have always loved animals and enjoy meeting all the furry friends that come to see us at the practice. At home I have two gorgeous dogs a labrador called Max and a cocker spaniel called Gem, I have four rabbits Snickers, Digger, Angela and Fern and also have a small flock of hebridean sheep.


Hayley Ireland

I have worked in practice for a number of years now, love my job, live in Driffield with my husband, two children and little dog and I love all animals


Heather Allison

I've been working as a receptionist for Aldgate Veterinary Practice since November 2002 and working with animals is something I've wanted to do for as long as I can remember.

I currently live locally with my fiancé, daughter and 3 pug dogs, Arnie, Myrtle and Mila.


Jenny Rowan

I moved back to East Yorkshire after living and working in London for 10 years..Missing the countryside. Now I live in Naffterton with my husband and spaniel Molly. We love going on long walks and our favourtie day is taking Molly to the beach. I just need to get a bigger house so I can fill it with dogs!


Jess Taylor

I have worked at Aldgate for a year now, I have always loved animals so being around them all day is great! I have a gorgeous pooch call Lilly who loves countryside walks and especially swimming. In my spare time I horse ride when I can.


Sally Arnold Receptionist

I moved from Northampton about six and a half years ago, I have worked at Aldgate for two years now and really enjoy it. My collection of pets is growing all the time, I now have 3 dogs, Izzy, Charlie and Tilly who I adopted last year. I have 3 fish tanks, 4 Degus and the latest addition is a Syrian Hamster called Shadow. I love living close to the sea but I don't get down to it as often as I would like, and I try to fit in chocolate making when I have the time.  


Sally Huitt

I am a Bridlington girl and could never imagine not living by the sea. A visit to Aldgate vets with my limping bunny resulted in me working for the practice - the bunny got better, so things turned out well!


Vickie Neilson

I have worked at Aldgate since 2002. Firstly nursing duties and now spend my time as a Stock and Administration Assistant. I enjoy riding my horse, Joel, and walking my Border Terriers.


Driffield: 01377 252087

St John’s Place, Driffield YO25 6QD


Bridlington: 01262 677269

35 Wellington Road, Bridlington YO15 2BA