Introducing Our Practice Vets 

Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice with their high standards of professional qualifications.


Norrie Chapman - Veterinary Surgeon & Practice PrincipleNorrie Graham - BVSC MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon & Practice Principal

Owner of Rase Veterinary Centre, Aldervale Vets and Rase Equine. Norrie Qualified in 2000 from Liverpool and has spent the majority of her career in equine practice at Rase in Lincolnshire. Her interests include equine soft tissue surgery and poor performance investigation in a predominantly leisure horse caseload. She is Senior Veterinary Surgeon at our local National Hunt Racecourse at Market Rasen and Zoo vet to a wildlife park with a significant number of big cats and primates. Norrie bought the practice in 2015 and has developed it from a five branch mixed practice to both RCVS Tier 3 Small Animal and Equine Hospital. There are currently 17 branches across Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire.

 


Emma Bowler - Veterinary SurgeonEmma Bowler - BVetMed MRCVS
Head Veterinary Surgeon

Emma joined Rase Veterinary Hospital in March 2017 as our Head Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon. She graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2012 and since then has worked in several small animal practices around Lincolnshire. Her main passion is surgery, orthopaedic surgery in particular and is studying towards her certificate in small animal surgery. Outside of work she calls herself a full on history geek with a passion for murder novels, gin and her border collie, Scampi.

 


Dr Rebecca Brooks BVM&S AdvCertVPhys CertClinEd(Acc Mdx) MIRVAP MRCVSDr Rebecca Brooks - BVM&S AdvCertVPhys CertClinEd(Acc Mdx) MIRVAP MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Rebecca qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Edinburgh in 1993 and has worked in mixed practice ever since. She currently works in a practice in Lincolnshire. Rebecca is also qualified as an NVQ Assessor in order to train veterinary nurses but this qualification covers all NVQ’s. She gained the ESVPS certificate in veterinary physiotherapy with CEPT in 2010, and completed the CEPT teaching certificate in 2011. Outside of work Rebecca runs a small sheep farm with her mother and husband. They keep several dogs, working Labradors, a Border Collie, and a mongrel, together with some cats; they also have an interest in breeding, riding and driving Exmoor ponies.

 


Laurence J. Brown - Veterinary SurgeonLaurence J. Brown - BVMS CertVC MRCVS 
Veterinary Surgeon 

Laurence graduated from Glasgow Veterinary School in 1994. He worked in Kent for 13 years, both in small and large animal practice before moving up to Lincolnshire in 2007. 

 


Stacey Pride - Veterinary SurgeonDr Stacey Pride - MVDr BSc MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon 

Stacey qualified in 2015 from University of Veterinary Medicine in Kosice and joined us in 2016. She is a qualified Racecourse Veterinary Surgeon and enjoys all aspects of equine practice. In her spare time she does dressage with her horse Liquorice and spending time on her family farm.

 


Maria Manuel Carvalho da Silva - MRCVSMaria Manuel Carvalho da Silva
Veterinary Surgeon 

Maria is from Portugal and graduated from the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the practice in December 2019 and has a special interest in Internal Medicine and Feline Medicine. In her free time Maria enjoys reading, going on walks and spending time with her rescue cat.

 


Dr Alexandra Chester - BSc(Hons) BVSc MRCVSDr Alex Chester
Veterinary Surgeon 

Alex joined Rase in August 2021 shortly after graduating from the University of Liverpool.

Originally from Derbyshire, Alex has come from a horse-related background having competed in a variety of disciplines. She also has experience working at a 300-horse stud as well as busy hunting and racing yards.

Alex treats both small animal and equine patients. With equine her interests lie in lameness and poor performance. For the smaller patients she loves the oldies and geriatric care, as well as an ever-developing interest emergency & critical care.

Outside of work Alex is either on a horse or spending time with her jack russel, Bingo!

 


Dr Daniel Cordero Banos - MRCVSDr Daniel Cordero Banos
Veterinary Surgeon 

Daniel Cordero joined Aldervale vets in April 2019 having studied at the university of "Alfonso X el sabio" in Madrid, Spain. He is a small animal surgeon who also has a keen interest in exotic animals. Daniel is currently studying for an Internal Medicine certificate. He has rescued a very old cat since working with us called Mr. Jingles and can usually be found at our Sutton on sea and Alford branch.

 


Nell Day - Dr Med Vet MRCVSNell Day
Veterinary Surgeon 

Nell joined us at Rase in 2013 after graduating from veterinary college in Budapest. Originally from Ireland, horses are in Nell’s blood - her whole family are riders. Nell developing interest lie in pre-purchase examinations and equine reproduction. Outside of work Nell loves travelling, her cat Ralph and her rescue dog Charlie.

 


Dr Jaime de la Pena Martinez - MRCVSDr Jaime de la Pena Martinez
Veterinary Surgeon 

Jamie joined Rase Small Animal Hospital in 2015 after qualifying as a vet in 2014. He works primarily with small animals and specialises in surgery. Outside of work, he likes any kinds of sports and plays basketball.

 


Dr Harriet Deeming - BVSc MRCVSDr Harriet Deeming
Veterinary Surgeon 

Harriet qualified in 2019 from Liverpool and joined the Rase team straight from University. She is currently practising in both equine and small animal work. Harriet is particularly enjoying small animal surgery but also has a specific interest and love for everything equine, not only in her veterinary work but also eventing her own horse in her spare time.

 


Grace Harrison - BVSc MRCVSGrace Harrison
Veterinary Surgeon 

Grace graduated from Bristol in 2021 and is pursuing a career in mixed equine and small animal veterinary. In her spare time she loves horse riding, open water swimming, long runs, and cuddling her house bunny Wilbur!

 


Dr Laura Jones - BVetMed MRCVSDr Laura Jones
Veterinary Surgeon 

Laura is originally from Eastbourne, she moved to Market Rasen shortly after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in June 2020. In her spare time she enjoys baking, horse riding and dog walking.

 


Dr Devon Michael - BVSc MRCVSDr Devon Michael
Veterinary Surgeon 

Devon studied at University of Pretoria in South Africa, he moved to Lincolnshire in March 2021 and is mixed vet treating small animals as well as equine.

 


Dr Hannah Miles - BVM BVS MRCVSDr Hannah Miles
Veterinary Surgeon 

Hannah joined us at Rase in 2018. Originally from Wales, Hannah loves all types of equine work and is one of those rare creatures that can turn her hand to anything!

 


Dr Amy Oldfield - BVSc MRCVSDr Amy Oldfield
Veterinary Surgeon 

Amy joined the Aldervale Vets on the coast in January 2021 after studying and working for a year in South Africa. She qualified from University of Pretoria in 2019. Amy is a small animal vet who's main interest is in Surgery. She and her partner Devon are living in Lincolnshire, doing as much traveling as possible to explore the UK.

 


Dr Diogo Da Silva Pires - DVM MRCVSDr Diogo Da Silva Pires
Veterinary Surgeon 

Diogo joined Rase Veterinary Centre in 2019 having studied at the University of Lisbon - Portugal. He is a Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon with an interest in Emergency and Critical Care. In his free time he usually travels the world and plays sports. He has an elderly cat called Rona that he rescued.

 


Gonzalo Roque Beceiro - MRCVSGonzalo Roque Beceiro
Veterinary Surgeon 

Gonzalo qualified in 2015 at Alfonso X El sabio in Madrid and joined us at Rase Small Animal Hospital soon afterwards. He can usually be found at our Grimsby surgery. In his spare time he likes to work on music on his turntables and mixer.

 


Claudia Valverde - MRCVSClaudia Valverde
Veterinary Surgeon 

Claudia qualified as a vet in 2006 in Barcelona. She joined us at Rase Small Animal Hospital in 2016. She is 100% a small animal vet and loves every second of it! Before joining us, while working in Spain, her time was spent mainly doing internal medicine and some exotics work. Her favourite aspects of veterinary medicine is imaging diagnostics, neurology and internal medicine including endocrinology. Outside of work she loves going on walks, making plenty of use of her national trust membership and spending time with her family and friends.

 


Dr Petru Adrian Sarbu - MSc MRCVSDr Petru Adrian Sarbu
Veterinary Surgeon 

Adrian is a mixed practice vet who is as comfortable dealing with a horse as he is with a dog or cow! Although mainly dealing with small animal work, he can sometimes be seen at the racecourse assisting on race days. He loves surgery and is usually the member of the team who is called out in the middle of the night to deal with cow calvings!

 


Iris Vega Mendez - MRCVSIris Vega Mendez
Veterinary Surgeon 

Iris qualified in 2020 from the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain and joined the Rase team straight from University. Iris is particularly interested in small animal and has a specific interest in imaging diagnostic and internal medicine. Outside of work she loves any outdoors activities such as hiking and rugby, she also has a keen interest in photography.

 


Antonio Vica Miranda - MRCVSAntonio Vica Miranda
Veterinary Surgeon 

Antonio qualified from Alfonso X el Sabio University in Madrid in August 2015.

 


Sara Saiz AntonSara Saiz Anton- MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Sara is from Spain and graduated from Alfonso X El Sabio University in Madrid. She joined the practice in December 2020 and has a special interest in Small Animals.

 


Susana Recio AyllonSusana Recio Ayllon- BVetMed MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Susana is from Spain and graduated from the University of Zaragoza, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the practice in October 2021 and has a special interest in cardiology, internal medicine, feline medicine and imaging diagnostics. Before joining us, she was working in Spain for almost 3 years as a small animal vet. In her free times Susana enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, friends and family, reading and travel.

 


Dr Izabela DrazbaDr Izabela Drazba- MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Izzy joined us in October 2021 having graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. She gave up on the career in international endurance horse riding to become a veterinary surgeon, enjoying all the aspects of the small animals and equine work. She loves travelling and meeting new people from all around the world. She was a fan of The Witcher before it was cool.

 


Gonçalo Filipe da Silva Santos CostaGonçalo Filipe da Silva Santos Costa- MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Gonçalo is originally from Portugal, having graduated from the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. He has a special interest in Animal Behaviour and Imaging Diagnostics. Outside of work he spends most of his time reading, painting and exploring the surrounding nature.

 


Dr. Joana Alexandra CoutinhoDr. Joana Alexandra Coutinho- DVM MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Joana is from Portugal and graduated from the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in May 2021. She joined the practice in August 2021 with her main areas of interest being cardiology and ultrasound. During her spare time Joana loves to travel, read a good book and go out for sushi. 

 


Gonçalo ReisGonçalo Reis- DVM MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Gonçalo joined the Rase team in 2022, right after graduating from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is a small animal vet with a keen interest in internal medicine and emergency medicine. In his free time, he enjoys travelling, camping, and going on hikes through the countryside.

 


Joana Alice Roncon Leotte de Massa BaboJoana Alice Roncon Leotte de Massa Babo- MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Joana is from Porto, Portugal, and graduated from UTAD, Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro University. She has a special interest in wildlife and zoo animals, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. She likes to go for beach walks, do trail, read, and last but not least, spend time with her family, cats and dogs included.