Meet the Team


  • Dinu

    Dinu Achim

    Veterinary Surgeon


    Hello, I'm Constantin or 'Dinu', and I graduated in 1996 from the Veterinary Medicine Faculty in Bucharest.  I have worked in Romania for many years, including owning my own practice; before deciding to move to the UK in 2019.  I am currently studying towards the OVQ(V)-CA certification, which will enable me to perform Animal Health Certificates for traveling pets.  I regularly work at our Great Houghton branch and Brindley Way Hospital.  

  • Semih

    Semih Kucukata

    Veterinary Surgeon


    Hello, I'm Semih and I qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from Uludag University, Turkey, in 2016.  I have been working in the UK since 2021 and have recently joined the team at Chantry Vets. I primarily work between the Wakefield surgery and the Brindley Way Hospital. Nurse consults main image please change to new image. The image with the nurse hold the Guinea pig is fine to be kept!

  • Jenny

    Jenny Braithwaite

    Veterinary Nurse & Practice Co-ordinator


    I have worked in Veterinary practices since 2000. Over time I qualified as a registered veterinary nurse. I joined The Veterinary Surgery as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in July 2015. After showing an interest in the management side of things I then got the position as practice coordinator in Jan 2018. I now do a mixed role of nursing and management. I love to meet and talk to patients and clients, new and old.

  • Nadine

    Nadine Arnold

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    I was always interested in caring for my own animals and I was fascinated when we visited our own vets, that's why I became a veterinary nurse. I have been lucky enough to have worked in varied aspects of the veterinary profession. When I'm not working I am helping train, work & show my Large Munsterlander gundogs.

  • Nicola

    Nicki Dorman

    Veterinary Nurse


    I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2001 and joined the practice permanently a few years ago after covering for maternity leave. I have 2 little Shetlands and I am particularly fond of guinea pigs having several of my own.

  • Charlotte

    Charlotte Stephenson

    Veterinary Care Assistant

    Hello, I'm Charlotte and I work as a Veterinary Care Assistant, primarily at our Great Houghton branch.  I am also one of the practice's Wellbeing Champions, looking after our entire team. I graduated in 2022 with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Management and Science. I am a member of the British Veterinary Reception Association and hold the Competent Veterinary Dispenser Award. I have recently completed additional training in bereavement support, so I can further assist our clients at this difficult time. At home, I have a cat called Olive, and I have experience caring for reptiles and dogs too. I enjoy spending my spare time perfecting my baking recipes, which I test on my fellow colleagues!