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Frame, Swift and Partners
The Veterinary Centre, Carleton, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 8TZ
T: 01768 862454
F: 01768 867163
Delivering excellence in veterinary care throughout Cumbria
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Frame, Swift and Partners is unusual amongst veterinary practices nowadays in that it provides state of the art facilities for the care of farm, equine and small animal patients alike. As a practice we feel strongly that a modern facility where we can offer an excellent all round first opinion service, combined with the development of in-house specialist skills is the way towards providing the sort of veterinary service this area deserves. The practice vets, as well as being dedicated to general practice, are recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as having built up additional skills in a wide range of disciplines. At present we have thirteen veterinary surgeons, and between them they hold Royal College Certificate qualifications in Equine Practice, Bovine Reproduction, Cattle Health and Production, Veterinary Anaesthesia  and Small Animal Medicine. Members of the veterinary team are also currently working towards further Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice qualifications. The practice vets, nurses and office staff are dedicated to promoting the welfare of our patients and increasing understanding of animal disease by practising good preventative and clinical medicine.

JIMMY FRAME. MRCVS (Vet)
Jimmy Frame Mr. Frame graduated from Glasgow University in 1948. He began his veterinary career in Norfolk, moving to Penrith in the 1950s to set up the base from which the practice grew. He is now retired from active veterinary duties but retains a keen interest in the running of the practice and the well-being of all its clients.
NEIL FRAME. Cert.E.P, Cert.V.A, RCVS Advanced Practitioner (Equine Practice), MRCVS (vet)
Neil Frame Neil graduated from Edinburgh in 1978. After working for a few years in Devon he returned to Penrith. He gained the Certificate in Equine Practice in 1986 and the Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia in 1990. He works mainly on the large animal side of the practice with a particular interest in equine work and farm animal diagnostics. He is an Honorary Clinical Fellow at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh where he has been an external examiner. Neil has also been examiner for the Certificate in Equine Practice and is an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice.
RONA FRAME. BVM&S Cert.BR MRCVS (Vet)
Rona Frame Rona graduated from Edinburgh in 1978. She worked for a time in Nottingham and Devon before coming to the practice, where she gained the Certificate in Bovine Reproduction in 1985. Rona now works mainly on the farm animal side of practice with particular interest in cattle fertility. She also has an interest and experience in alpaca medicine and pregnancy diagnosis.
CHRIS SWIFT. MAVetMB Cert.CHP MRCVS (Vet)
Chris Swift Chris graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1982 and joined the practice that year. He was awarded the Certificate in Cattle Health and Production in 1988, one of the first four vets in the country to do so. He works mainly on the large animal side of the practice with a particular interest in herd health.
JESS GILLON. BVM&S Cert.SAM MRCVS (Vet)
Jess Gillon Jess graduated from Edinburgh in 1997. He initially worked in mixed practice in the South Lakes and joined the practice in 1998.  He works mainly on the small animal side of the practice and has a particular interest in Small Animal Medicine. He gained the RCVS certificate in that subject in October 2005.
RICHARD ANDERTON. MAVetMB MRCVS (Vet)
Richard Anderton Richard graduated from Cambridge in 1990. He worked in Reading and then in Kendal, before joining the practice in 1999. He works mainly on the large animal side of the practice and is particularly interested in maximising herd performance through regular routine fertility work.
SUZY GILLON. BVM&S MRCVS (Vet)
Suzy Gillon Suzy graduated from Edinburgh in 1997. She began her career in a mixed practice in Cockermouth before moving to work in a purely small animal practice in Halifax. She joined Frame, Swift and Partners in 1999 and works exclusively with small animals. Suzy has a particular interest in small animal dentistry and has undertaken further training in this discipline.
SAM GALLOWAY. BVM&S Cert. EP MRCVS (Vet)
Sam Galloway Sam graduated from Edinburgh in 1999 and joined the practice after initially working in Strathaven near Glasgow. He works mainly on the equine side of the practice. He gained the RCVS Certificate in Equine Practice in September 2006. He is interested in all aspects of equine work, particularly ENT and dental disorders.
MARTIN ROOK. BVSc, Cert.AVP (VA), MRCVS (vet)
Martin Rook Martin graduated from Liverpool in July 2008 and joined the practice in August 2008. He is originally from near Carlisle and spent time with the practice during his student days. In 2016 Martin gained the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) in Anaesthesia and is currently working for the CertAVP in Emergency and Critical Care. Martin also has a keen interest in farm animal herd health and surgery.
LYNN VEITCH. BVMS, MRCVS (vet)
Lynn Veitch Lynn qualified from Glasgow in 2009 and joined the practice in December 2010 having spent a year in mixed practice. She is from a farming and veterinary family and has competed in equine endurance riding. Lynn covers all aspects of veterinary care within the practice but has a particular interest in equine and large animal cases. During the equine breeding season Lynn works closely with local stud farms to maximise mare fertility.
RACHEL TENNANT. BVMS, Cert.AVP (Sheep), MRCVS (vet)
Matt Colston Rachel graduated from Edinburgh in 2011. She joined the practice in October 2013 after two years  in south Cumbria. In 2016 Rachel completed the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) Sheep. Rachel is from Lanarkshire with a farming background and now lives on a working farm in Buttermere.
JOHN WATSON. BVetMed, MRCVS (vet)
John Watson John qualified from London in 2000. He joined the team in 2014 after having worked in mixed practices in Cumbria and Devon. John has a wide range of experience in mixed practice and now spends the majority of his time in the small animal department. Surgery is a particular area of interest and expertise. John has developed skills in laparoscopic surgery, also known as keyhole surgery, which is now one of the core services we offer to our patients.
ABI JOHNSON. VetMB, MRCVS (vet)
Abi Johnson Abi qualified from Cambridge in 2014 and joined the practice after getting to know our team on work placements as a student. Her veterinary interests span all species and she is involved in organising educational talks with the Lakeland Veterinary Association. Abi is currently enrolled for the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Diagnostic Imaging. Her border terrier, Winnie, is usually riding around with her or helping reception staff in the practice.
CORINNE WATSON. BVSc, MRCVS (vet)
Abi Johnson Corinne qualified in 1997 from Liverpool. She spent several years in mixed practice in South Wales. Since then Corinne has focussed on small animal work. She has a particular interest in small animal medicine and has undertaken further training in this area.
MAT DUGGAN. BVMS, MRCVS (vet)
Abi Johnson Matt qualified from Liverpool in 2017 and joined the practice shortly afterwards. He is local to the area and spent time with us while he was training. Matt works in all disciplines at the practice. He gained extensive experience working on a dairy farm before qualifying as a vet and has a keen interest in all aspects of farm animal health and production.
JONATHAN PLACE. BVetMed, MRCVS (vet)
Jonathan Place Jonathan qualified from London in 2014 and joined the practice soon afterwards. He is from a farming background in Cockermouth so has extensive experience in handling and working with livestock. Jonathan’s veterinary interests are not limited to the farm side and he enjoys working in all areas of the practice. He is currently enrolled for the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Cattle.
JULIE ULLYART. REVN (Nurse)
Julie Ullyart Julie joined the practice in 1993. She is very experienced in all aspects of the practice workload, particularly the equine side. She is a keen rider and has her own horses and donkeys. In 2010 Julie passed exams to become on of the very few Registered Equine Veterinary Nurses in Cumbria.
KIM WILKS. RVN, Dip AVN, Med Cert, Surg Cert, ANA Cert (Nurse)
Kim Wilks Kim has been with the practice since 2002. She is interested in all aspects of small animal nursing and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2006. In 2010 Kim passed her  Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing covering Medicine, Surgery and Anaesthesia.
ANITA GARDINER VN (Nurse)
Anita Gardiner Anita qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1992 and joined the practice in 2003. She works on the smalll animal side of the practice and is particularly interested in nurse clinics, obesity management and dentistry.
RACHAEL ERRINGTON. RVN (Nurse)
Rachael Errington Rachael lives on a local dairy farm. She joined the practice in 2006, after studying animal care at Newton Rigg College. She works with both the equine and small animal sides of the nursing team. Rachael passed her RCVS nursing exams in 2012.
LAURA STOTT. RVN (Nurse)
Laura Stott Laura has joined us in 2008 having trained as a veterinary nurse in southern Scotland. She completed her training with us and passed her final exams in 2010.
REBECCA MAUGHAN. RVN (nurse)
Laura Stott Rebecca joined us in 2009 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) in 2015. She is interested in both small animal and equine nursing. Rebecca has horses and dogs of her own. She grew up on a local beef and sheep farm and now lives with her partner on a dairy farm.
JANICE KEELEY. (Nurse)
Janice Keeley Janice has been with the practice since the mid 1990s. She assists with both small animal and equine work, as well as the general running and maintenance of the clinic.
EUNICE GLASBY. (Reception)
Eunice Glasby Eunice has been with the practice since 1962. She is the longest serving member of staff, having started her career with Mr Frame when the practice was still based in Angel Lane.
JULIE WALLACE. (Reception)
Julie Wallace Julie has been with the practice for over 20 years. Her Penrith roots mean she is a friendly, familiar face to most clients and her amazing local knowledge is an invaluable asset to the practice.
GAIL THOMPSON. (Reception)
Gail Thompson Gail has been with the practice since the late 1990s. Gail lives (and works) on the highest working farm in Cumbria with her husband David. We often think that her time at the practice must seem easy in comparison!
JACQUELINE ALEXANDER. (Reception)
Jaqueline Alexander Jacqui joined the team in 2004. Having lived in this area all her life, she is another well known and welcoming face at reception.
JANET ELLIOT. (Reception)
Jaqueline Alexander Janet joined our team in 2017 in order to expand the reception staffing at the practice. She also has an administrative role particularly with our Pet Health Plans. Janet spent 20 years working in Threlkeld in administrative positions before joining our team.