We are a small animal practice in Rotherham and Sheffield, first established in the 1980’s. Your pets are our priority and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care. We also offer free parking for clients at both surgeries.
Rachel qualified in 2008 from the University of Liverpool, and joined our practice in March 2013. She worked in mixed practice in Huddersfield before joining us and is based at both Rotherham and Hackenthorpe as the clinical director. Rachel has a special interest in small animal medicine and is currently studying towards a certificate in this area. When not at work, you may see her out and about walking her two Poodle crosses, Rodney and Rupert. Rachel also has three rescue cats at home and likes keeping fit, baking and reading.
Vicki Emmerton BVetMed MRCVS
Senior Vet at Hackenthorpe
Vicki qualified in 2011 from the Royal Veterinary College. She has worked in small animal practice since then, except for a brief time away in 2016 when her daughter, Lily May, was born. She joined our practice in May 2017 and is the senior vet at Hackenthorpe. Vicki has a particular interest in diagnostic imaging and hopes to work towards a certificate at some point in the future. Vicki loves cooking and bakes whenever she has the chance. The rest of her time is spent with her husband and daughter enjoying the Yorkshire countryside.
Grant Adams BVSc MRCVS
Grant qualified in 1987 from Onderstepoort in Pretoria, South Africa, and served in the South African Cavalry for two years as a vet shortly after. He decided to come to the UK in 1989 and started working at A. Crooks & Partners in 1993, where he became a partner in 1995. Grant is married and the proud dad of two daughters. His extended family include Molly and Nelly the Border Terriers, Milo the Whippet and Panda, the Shetland pony. In his spare time Grant enjoys horse riding, dog walking and hiking in Derbyshire with the family (if he’s not carrying their bags in shopping malls).
Jose Alvarez-Picornell DVM MRCVS
Jose graduated from the Veterinary Facility of Murcia, Spain in 2011 and followed this with a rotatory internship in Raspeig Referral Hosptial (Alicante) in 2013. He completed a General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Medical (GPCertSAM) in 2016. Jose’s areas of clinical interest are imaging diagnosis and internal medicine, particularly those related to oncology. Jose spends his free time with his wife, Veronica, as well as his little Westie, Layo and his Schnauzer, Milo. His remaining free time is dedicated to his passion for baseball, playing for the Sheffield Bladerunners Baseball Team.
Elizabeth Jensen MRCVS
Lizzie qualified as a vet in 2003 from Liverpool University. She was born and bred in Sheffield and, when not providing veterinary services to the small animals of Hackenthorpe and surrounding areas, Lizzie is likely to be found spending time with her extensive range of pets. She also enjoys seeing the great British countryside with her family.
John Nicol BVM&S MRCVS
John qualified as a vet from Edinburgh in 1984. He worked in general practice for 18 months and spent a year in Australia TB testing before moving to South Yorkshire and joining us here at A. Crooks & Partners. Away from work John likes woodwork and enjoys family life.
Frances Oliver BVSc MRCVS
Frances qualified as vet in 2016. She joined our practice as full time veterinary surgeon later that year following several weeks with us on a student placement whilst at university. Frances is based at the Rotherham surgery. At home she has three dogs, one cat, two guinea pigs and two rabbits. Frances enjoys walking her dogs, playing netball and baking.
Caroline Sharich MA VetMB MRCVS
Caroline graduated in 1998 and has worked at various small animal practices throughout England. She joined A. Crook & Partners in 2017 and is based at the Rotherham surgery. Her particular interests lie in emergency and critical care and she has spent over six years working as an emergency vet based at two local referral hospitals. Caroline is a member of a local mountain rescue team and really enjoys working with the search dogs. She is particularly fond of Border Terriers and tabby cats. Sticking with the animal theme, her favourite beer is a pint of Black Sheep!
Rebecca Swift BVetMed MRCVS
Rebecca qualified in London in 2016 and joined our practice in August the same year. Her clinical interests include medicine and dermatology. Outside of work Rebecca enjoys music gigs, festivals, road cycling and travelling.
Dr. Susanne Teufel DrMedVet CCRT MRCVS
Susanne qualified from Tierarztliche Hochschule Hannover in Germany in 1997 and in 1998 – 1999 she gained her doctor degree at the Univeristy of Munich. She was a vet here at A. Crooks & Partners before moving to Austria in 2001 where she worked in a very busy, mainly orthopaedic, referral centre north of Vienna for a year and a half. In 2003 Susanne decided to return to the UK and her job here with us. Her main interests are in surgery and orthopaedics.
Lauren Trusa BVetMed MRCVS
Lauren moved the UK in 2009 upon completing a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She further qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2014 and joined A. Crooks & Partners soon after graduating. Lauren is particularly interested in small animal cardiology and feline medicine. When she isn’t working as a vet, Lauren enjoys cooking, travelling with her partner and singing with her Sheffield-based choir, ChorusUK. Lauren loves all animals but her absolute favourite is her gorgeous Tortoiseshell cat, Poppy.