Heidi graduated at the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1985. Before coming to Damson House Vets in 1990, Heidi worked in practices in Grimsby (with the Blue Cross charity), Nottingham and Northampton. Ian and Heidi married in 1989 and have one son, Joseph. Heidi has a special interest in all aspects of internal medicine especially oncology (cancer medicine) and rabbit medicine and surgery. Heidi has become accomplished at diagnosing lumps and bumps on pets from needle biopsies, which can avoid unnecessary operations in some cases.
Ian graduated at the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1985. Before coming to Damson House Vets in 1990, Ian worked in practices in Cannock, Coalville and Northampton as well as for a short time for a pharmaceutical company. He has a particular interest in cardiology (heart medicine) and ophthalmology (eye medicine). Ian and Heidi have a cat called Lola and a blue-eyed Border Collie called Daisy, as well as their son Joseph. Ian also keeps Koi Carp (and Heidi looks after Joseph's tropical fish!)
Jo graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine in Edinburgh in 1991 and Jo and Simon met in Canterbury in 1991. Jo has worked in various practices for several years in Nuneaton, Kenilworth and Birmingham and also in a specialist feline practice before coming to Damson House in 2011. Jo gained her certificate in small animal medicine in 2005 and has a keen interest in feline medicine, endocrinology (hormones) and haematology (blood). She is particularly experienced in feline medicine and surgery (our nurses call her The Cat Whisperer!)
Simon graduated from Liverpool Veterinary School in 1986. After spending some time at Cambridge University he gained a certificate in small animal orthopaedics in 1989. Following this he has worked in both referral and first opinion practices and then for the PDSA where he was involved with staff training and management as well as clinical work. Following the birth of their son Hugh in 2010, Simon and his wife Jo were looking for an appropriate work-life balance which they have found here at Damson House. Hugh was joined by little brother Tristan in December 2013. Simon has a keen interest in orthopaedics and his skills in this area mean that he can perform complicated procedures here in the practice rather than referring them elsewhere. Simon and Jo have 2 Labradors called Mia and Herbie, 3 cats called Pumpkin, Ditzy and Buckley, 3 horses called Billy, Ted and Murphy and several chickens.