Meet the team

Birch Vets Wirral

Meet the animal lovers who will be giving your pets the best care possible


Phil Shepherd Practice Partner Birch Vets

Phil Shepherd, Practice Partner

Phil has a wide range of interests, including medicine and orthopaedics. Bulldogs seem a favourite. He has a beautiful border collie, Sky.

Archie Kendall, Practice Partner Birch Vets

Archie Kendall, Practice Partner

Archie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1987 and gained a GP Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2006.

Birch Vets Oxton
21 Birch Road, Oxton

Monday-Friday, 9am - 6.30pm
Saturday: 9am-11am)
Sunday: 10am for emergencies

Call us on 0151 652 3284 (24hr number)

Birch Vets Moreton
46 Upton Road, Moreton

Monday-Friday, 9am - 10am
Saturday: 10am-11am

Call us on 0151 677 6872

Birch Vets Thingwall
527 Pensby Road, Thingwall

Monday-Friday, 9am - 10am, 4pm-5pm

Call us on 0151 648 8488

Sarah Shepherd
Clinical Development Manager

Pellagia Vakali
Staff Vet

Birch Vets Wirral Oxton Hannah Wilson

Hannah Wilson
Staff Vet

Hannah worked in Yorkshire before developing her skills further in Australia.

Bruce Marsden, locum vet, Birch Vets

Bruce Marsden, BVSc MRCVS
Locum vet

Birch Vets Wirral Oxton Ion Morosanu vet

Ion Morosanu
Staff Vet

Jennie Stoddart, staff vet, Birch Vets

Jennie Stoddart
Staff vet

Emily Dutton, Visiting Cardiologist, Birch Vets

Emily Dutton
Visiting Cardiologist
Cheshire Cardiology

Nursing staff

Viv Smith, Head Nurse, Birch Vets

Head Nurse

Viv loves siamese cats and tortoises.

Val Joughin RVN, Birch Vets

Senior nurse

Val joined the practice in 1998 and has a certificate in veterinary dentistry. Val is also a fantastic dog trainer and baker!

Leanne Ellis, staff nurse, Birch Vets Wirral

Leanne Ellis RVN BVNA CSQP
Staff nurse

Leanne has recently become a qualified RVN after training here at Birch.

Jo Moore, staff nurse, Birch Vets

Jo Moore RVN
Staff nurse

Lyndsey Harrington, staff nurse, Birch Vets

Lyndsey Harrington
Staff nurse

Lyndsey joined us in 2000 and has three children and two rabbits who keep her very busy in her spare time!

Jemima Riley, staff nurse, Birch Vets Wirral

Jemima Riley
Staff nurse

Outside of work, staff nurse Jemima does a lot of sailing!

Joanne Davies, Jo Davies, staff nurse, Birch Vets

Joanne Davies
Auxillary nurse

Sian Gardiner trainee veterinary nurse, Birch Vets

Sian Gardiner
Trainee veterinary nurse

Alice Hewitt trainee veterinary nurse, Birch Vets

Alice Hewitt
Trainee veterinary nurse

Ella Marston Nurse auxillary Birch Vets Wirral

Ella Marston
Nurse Auxillary

Admin staff

Anna Meenagh, Practice Manager, Birch Vets

Anna Meenagh
Practice Manager

Dorothea Jones, Dot Jones, receptionist, Birch Vets

Dorothea Jones

Helen Stansfield, receptionist, Birch Vets

Helen Stansfield

Lesley Toner, receptionist, Birch Vets

Lesley Toner