Rhyd Broughton Clinic  

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Vet Team

Andrew Bell

Andy is a Senior Vet and Clinical Director at Rhyd Broughton. Andrew qualified in 1988 from Liverpool University and has been at Rhyd Broughton since 1992. He is particularly interested in small animal orthopaedics. Outside of work Andy enjoys cycling and walking his two Labradors.



Rhian Roberts

Rhian qualified from the University of Liverpool in 1996. She joined Rhyd Broughton in 1998 (having seen practice here both as a school pupil and university student). She enjoys all aspects of practice. Outside of work, Rhian enjoys reading, baking and gardening.

Callie Thornton

Callie graduated from Glasgow in June 2011 and initially went to work in Kidderminster, after 16 months in mixed practice she decided that small animal medicine was where her interests were focused and came to work for Rhyd Broughton as a small animal vet in October 2012.

She is very keen on surgery and cardiology but knows that care starts in the consult room and very much enjoys communicating with the clients and interacting with her patients!

After the birth of her daughter in January 2015 Callie is now working part time at the vets and part time running around after a busy one year old!

In her spare time she enjoys Canicross with her 5 year old springer Bella and her husband Lee. Together they helped to start up a local club - Canicross Clwyd - and the whole family (including the toddler!) go with the club to events all over the country.


Lizzie Booth

Lizzie qualified from the University of Bristol in 2011 and joined Rhyd Broughton in 2012. She is originally from Nantwich and grew up looking after her dogs and chickens. Outside work she looks after her cat called Tash, enjoys cycling and is our resident radio star, appearing on Calon FM. She loves skiing and has mastered the art of skiing backwards!

Pieter Van Zuuren

Pieter graduated from Gent University in 2005. He has studied biology in his home country the Netherlands, but decided that a vet is what he really wanted to be. After graduating he moved to the UK where he has worked in a small animal practice in West Yorkshire for 5 years. He then moved to Wales and started at Rhyd Broughton permanently in 2014 after having worked here as a locum vet on several occasions.

He lives in Wrexham with his partner Kelly who is also a vet.


Laura Day

After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 2014 Laura worked in a busy small animal practice in Lancashire prior to moving back to North Wales where she grew up. She enjoys running and walking especially with the family lurcher, Sid.

Emma George

Emma Qualified with a distinction from the University of Liverpool in 2015. She is part of the IVC new graduate academy. Her main interests include surgery, exotic medicine and dermatology. Outside of work Emma likes to keep fit with gym classes and is a keen hiker, she rides horses and is fluent in Welsh. Emma has 3 dogs in total (Fred, Archie and Del) and a tabby cat called Jess who was hand-reared as a rescue kitten.


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Lucia Burd

Originally from the Wirral, Lucia graduated from University of Cambridge in 2016 before joining the IVC New Graduate Academy with Rhyd Broughton. She is interested in all aspects of veterinary practice. Outside of work, she enjoys baking, travelling, and exploring the local area.

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Rory Brotheridge

Rory qualified from Edinburgh in 2005 and joined Rhyd Broughton in July 2017. His special interest is in surgery and he has a degree in Zoology and a PhD in Marine Mammal Immunology. Previous to working for Berry House Rory has worked at a veterinary centre in Norfolk as their principal surgeon and in a mixed practice in the Highlands of Scotland.  


Rory has two cats called Rupert and Molly.