We are a small animal practice in Stoke on Trent, first established over 50 years ago. We are passionate about animal care 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. For your added convenience, there’s free parking for clients at each of our surgeries.
Wayne joined the practice in 2004 where he progressed to achieve the GP Certificate in Small Animal Practice. Wayne is our Official Veterinarian and has helped many pets travel within the EU and further afield. He greatly enjoys being a general practitioner, providing a quality, honest service. He has a much loved, rescued, ginger cat called 'Raasi', and spends most of his spare time supporting his son's many sporting activities.
Bruce Barker BVMS MRCVS
Bruce came to Staffordshire as a student from Glasgow Vet School and fell in love with the clients and area. He is committed to treating pets with compassion but not only for them but their owners too. Often heard on BBC Radio Stoke vet phone-ins, Bruce is also seen out and about helping to judge fun dog shows in the summer months. Bruce has several cats and chickens at home and enjoys gardening in any spare time.
Rachel Biddle MRCVS
Rachel joined us in August after qualifying from the University of Bristol. She has a keen interest animal welfare and regularly volunteers for a local animal rescue. She also enjoys painting in her spare time.
Janet Dingley BVM&S MRCVS
Janet graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1987 and joined our practice in 2002. Janet enjoys the variety that general practice brings and mainly works at our Cheadle and Blythe Bridge surgery. Janet has a Labrador called Dennis and an aging Degu called Paul. She enjoys walks in the countryside and the occasional game of badminton.
Carys Duffy BVSc MRCVS
Carys graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2003 and joined the practice in 2008. Carys has an interest in medicine and surgery and heads our clinical governance team. At home she has a rescue cat called Chester and enjoys spending time with her family.
Jessica Foster BVSc MRCVS
Jessica graduated from Liverpool University in 2001 and joined Rogers, Brock & Barker in 2009.
Jessica is a familiar face to our Blythe Bridge clients where she always gives a welcoming service.
At home Jessica has two geriatric Terriers, Flora and Fozzy who in their day kept Jessica company on long distance walks that she still enjoys today.
Bart Hendrickx CertSAS MRCVS
Bart graduated from the University of Ghent in 1994 and went on to complete the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2001. Bart compliments our already skilled surgical team by offering more specialised surgical procedures such as TTA/TPLO joint surgery amongst many others, to be performed at the practice. At home Bart enjoys the countryside and spending time with his family and dog, Sparkle.
Christine Hooker-Myles BVMS BSc MRCVS
Christine graduated from Glasgow University in 1994 after completing a previous degree at Nottingham University. Christine originally joined the practice in 1994 as a new graduate. After a short change of practice Christine then returned in 2000 and has been a familiar face ever since.
Christine’s particular interests are in small animal medicine and imaging. At home, Christine and her family love their dogs, horses, cats and sheep.
Paul Rowland BVM&S MRCVS
Paul graduated from Edinburgh University in 2017. Since joining the practice Paul has developed an interest in general medicine and hopes to develop in this area. At home Paul has two rabbits, Bonnie and Ralph, a pet rat called Poppadum and keeps tropical fish. In his spare time, Paul enjoys keeping fit and playing snooker.
Tana Plavkova DVM MRCVS
Tana qualified in 2015 from the University of Kosice in Slovakia. She moved to the UK immediately and started work in the Meat Hygiene Sector, before moving to mixed practice in Ashbourne as a TB tester. She started at Rogers, Brock and Barker Veterinary Surgeons in 2019 to further her interest in small animal veterinary work