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 Meet the most passionate team  in cat care 

Meet the most passionate team in cat care

Sarah Middleton


Head Vet and Partner

Sarah started SimplyCats in 2009 with Paul, her life and business partner, as they felt cats needed their own exclusive clinic. Her passion for cats has lasted since she adopted her first stray as a newly qualified vet and she’s loved working with them ever since! She has two ginger cats at home, in addition to horses, dogs, goldfish and children.


Dr Sarah My Story Video

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Veterinary Surgeon

Michelle has loved cats since she was a young child inspired by her childhood cat Fluffy Flufkins. She started cat rescue in the United States in 2004 and has been active in animal rescue ever since. Her love for cats and wanting to do more to help them drove her to cross the ocean and complete a veterinary degree at Royal Veterinary College. She currently lives with 3 rescue cats she brought with her from the United States: Ollie, Itty Bitty and Luna. 

Kelly Wright


Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

Kelly has always wanted to work with animals, since nursing her teddies back to health in the busy veterinary practice that was her grandma’s living room. She studied in Preston and worked in small animal and mixed practices in Newcastle before joining our team in 2016 for what she describes as her dream job – and to date it remains the best decision of her career!


Kelly RVN My Story Video

Caroline Pallister


Head Receptionist

Caroline has been a key member of the SimplyCats family ever since we first opened our doors in May 2009. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her three cats, Maisey, Toby and Poppy, as well as beekeeping, gardening and playing bass guitar.


Caroline Head Receptionist My Story Video



Animal Care Assistant

Formerly a beauty therapist of 12 years, Abby decided to embark on a career change in 2021 and joined our team of Animal Care Assistants. Cats have always featured in Abby’s life, from childhood to her now 8 yr old “house-panther, Salem! Still a lover of all things beauty and glam, Abby is also a big Disney fan and loves meeting all of our feline patients and ensuring that they receive the highest standards of care during their time with us.



Animal Care Assistant

Having grown up with cats all her life, Rose has always had a great love for them reducing over 20 in her lifetime so far including her 3-legged Lucy.  She often imagined herself working with animals so to have this opportunity to work in an environment which helps feline friends is her dream.



Veterinary Surgeon

Carys has loved cats since a displaced feline moved in with her family when she was six – so much so that she decided to become a vet soon after! She graduated from vet school in 2017, and has also volunteered at her local cat shelter. She has a gorgeous and playful rescue cat, Khoshekh, and enjoys fell-walking, novels and arts and crafts.



Practice Manager

Gayle is our people person…….. whilst everyone here looks after your cats, she looks after the team! Having managed our online sister company PetStoreo since 2016, Gayle joined us in the clinic in the summer of 2021.  She spends most of her time juggling work and her children, and the shenanigans of their tabby cat Piper.



Registered Veterinary Nurse

Realising I could turn my passion and love for animals into a career, I studied at Harper Adams University for 5 years in order to obtain my dream job as a Veterinary Nurse. Having had cats all of my life, becoming a member of the Simply Cats team was such an exciting opportunity for me, as feline patients have always held a special place in my heart.

Deb Wilkinson



After a long career in retail Deb was delighted to join the SimplyCats team in 2017. She is a lifelong cat lover, and was given her first kitten when she was five years old. At home she is kept busy by brother and sister tuxedo cats Bo and Bobbi. She loves meeting all of our patients when they check in at reception – she’s never met a cat she doesn’t like!


Debs Receptionist My Story Video



Animal Care Assistant

Marina describes her love of cats as 'complete crazy cat lady' making her role here at SimplyCats perfect! 

She is a personal slave to her tabby Hamish who is the love of her life..the other love of her life is her husband obviously! 

When Marina is not looking after cats or hairdressing (her other talent!) she enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her family and friends

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