Meet the team

David Corrin BVMS MRCVS
Head Veterinary Surgeon and Practice principle


David graduated from Glasgow Veterinary School in 1985. He took the practice over from its founder Mr Smeaton in 1999. Davids main professional interests include medicine and soft tissue surgery. Out of work David relaxes by spending time with the family, three cats and an energetic Labrador.


Sophie Stebbings RVN
Head Veterinary Nurse and Clinical Coach

Sophie has been working as a Veterinary Nurse since 2002. She started work with Northcote in 2006, qualified as a Veterinary nurse in 2010 and recently took over the role of Head Nurse. Sophie enjoys all aspects of her role but has a special interest in cat care and behaviour. Sophie enjoys spending her spare time with her dogs Sasha and Nellie, and her cats Clay, Taz and Josie.


Janet Tate RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Janet has worked at the practice since 1979 when the practice was first established. Janet qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1986. Janet has a long standing relationship with some of our clients spanning many years. Janet has a keen interest in birds and enjoys nursing birds and wildlife. Janet finds all aspects of Veterinary nursing rewarding and is responsible for completing the insurance claim forms. Janet enjoys spending her spare time with her animals: Six cats and her cockatiel.


Natalie Mellor RVN
Veterinary Nurse and Clinical Coach

Natalie joined the practice in June 2008 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in August 2013. Her main professional interests include nursing medical cases, animal behaviour and dealing with clients and their animals in reception. Natalie is always keen to take on young or unwell animals and finds hand rearing baby animals really rewarding. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends, family and her cat Poppy.


Lauren Rawlins RVN 
Veterinary Nurse and Clinical Coach             

Lauren has been working at the practice since 2010 after completing her diploma in Animal Management at Leeds City College.

Natalie Coleman
Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Lucy Robinson
Trainee Veterinary Nurse