Meet the Team

Andrew Cook

Andrew J Cook BVetMed MRCVS

Mr Cook graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London in 1977. He has worked in Louth since 1979 treating animals of all shapes and sizes. He has a keen interest in exotic work and has been known to have iguanas, parrots and even an alligator booked in to see him! He also works regularly with the local Seal Sanctuary and is involved with tagging seals for monitoring purposes.

In his spare time he enjoys singing in the local choir, looking after his birds of prey and babysitting his grandchildren.

Sophie Bett

Sophie Bett BVMS MRCVS PG Cert SAS

Sophie graduated from Glasgow University in 2003. She came to Louth for her first job and, after meeting a local farmer, has never moved on. In 2010 she and her husband bought the practice from the previous owners, Mr Cook and Mr Timson, and aim to achieve the same quality service they have provided for years. In 2017 Sophie gained a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery, enabling the practice to carry out more advanced techniques.
She keeps herself busy in her spare time by looking after her two sons, Andrew and Charles, walking her dogs, Ronnie, Gary and Reggie and riding her horse, Bertie.

Andrew Tacey

Andrew Tacey BSc (hons) MVDr MRCVS

Andrew joined the practice in July 2015 after graduating from vet school in Slovakia. He already holds a degree in Equine Dentistry and as such has a keen interest in dental work in animals of all sizes, as Andrew has a variety of fancy fowl he is very interested in working with poultry and is also interested in exotic species working alongside Mr Cook.

Andrew has a menagerie of animals at home: sheep, horses, dogs, chickens that keep him busy when he's not working. Andrew also became a daddy in January 2018 to Oscar.

Pilar Veterinary Surgeon

Pilar Mula - BVM MRCVS

Pilar graduated in 2020 in Spain, where she originates from. Since then, she moved to England to start her career as a vet. In 2021, she joined our team. She enjoys dealing with small animals. Outside of work, she loves spending her free time with her little dachshund called Fito, her boyfriend David and her friends. She misses her family in Spain but really enjoys working at James St Vets, she gets on well with all our team and is looking forward to furthering her skills.

Mariana Nascimentodvm Msc Mrcvs

Mariana Nascimento DVM MSC MRCVS

Mariana graduated from Lisbon's University in 2020. Prior to moving to the UK, she worked in a busy wildlife hospital in Portugal, her homeland. Mariana joined James Street Vets in May 2021 and enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine, along with exotics and wildlife medicine and surgery, which she learns whilst working alongside Andrew Tacey and Mr Cook. In her spare time she loves to play with her cat, try new arts and crafts, reading and spending time with her boyfriend. She misses travelling but hopes that the future will allow her to start to travel again.

Sarah Robinson

Sarah Rankin RVN

Sarah qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2003 but has worked in the practice since leaving school. Sarah keeps the practice spotless despite the vets' best attempts to make a mess! In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog, Razzle and spending time with her husband and little boy, Oscar.

Katrina Parkinson

Katrina Parkinson RVN

Katrina joined the practice in 2004 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2009. Katrina is one of our clinical coaches for veterinary nurse trainees. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horse Breezer and also enjoys being with her husband James and son Aaron.

Natalie Harrison

Natalie Harrison RVN

Natalie successfully qualified as a veterinary nurse in August 2019. She has previously worked with a variety of animals and in an enthusiastic and cheerful member of our team. In her spare time she enjoys spending time on the family run farm with her husband Jack and sons' Oliver and Rupert - not forgetting her Dalmatian Charlie!

Chloe Apps

Chloe Apps RVN

I joined the team in May 2019 after qualifying as an RVN in 2018 from Askham Bryan College. Since joining JSVC I have learnt a lot as we see lots of weird and wonderful creatures here! I live with my fiancé, Josh and our son Charlie, not forgetting our cockerpoo, Olive who we all adore and enjoy taking her out for nice long walks in the countryside.

Yasmine Sainty

Yasmine Sainty - Animal Care Assistant

My name is Yasmine. From a young age I have always been interested in working with animals, I love animals so much. When I left school, I knew I wanted to study animals. I went to college and completed an animal management course, and dog grooming. I am currently an ACA (animal care assistant) at James Street Veterinary Centre. I'm going to pursue my career this year and start my diploma in animal nursing. This career changing opportunity will enable me to become a fully qualified RVN. I am so excited, I cannot wait for this amazing journey!

Heather Nicholson

Heather Nicholson MAAT

As our practice manager, Heather has a hard task trying to keep us all under control. In 2010 she completed a qualification in accountancy which she uses to keep all the practice and client accounts in order, however she also oversees the day-to-day running of the practice and there isn't much going on that she doesn't know about! In her spare time she enjoys training her gundogs and spending time with her grandchildren.

Tracey Toms Office Manager

Tracey Toms - Office Manager

I have lived locally for most of my life and have over 20 years experience in office management. I have always had a keen interest in animals and their welfare so was excited to become the Office Manager within James Street Veterinary Practice and I am very proud to be part of the team. In my spare time I like to train and compete in dog agility.

Cathy Muller
June Reception
Jo Reception
June vet reception

The Reception Team
Cathy, Rachel, Jo and June are always happy to help with any queries or assist our clients in any way they can. Manning the desk can be a stressful experience at times with a busy surgery and even busier phones but they always do their best to have a smile and a welcome for every client that comes through the door.