We are a group of small animal practices covering North and South Tyneside as well as South Northumberland, first established in 1973. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and veterinary 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 offer appointments at our hospital in North Shields seven days a week and provide our own 24-hour emergency care.
Anthony graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 1979. He spent nine years in large animal practice before joining Ayres for a two-year period. Having failed to make his fare home he became a partner and the rest is history. Anthony has a strong commitment to practice development and has overseen many changes over the last 27 years. He is focused on providing a complete service to the client’s families and their pets. Anthony considers himself to be a generalist having an interest in all areas of both medicine and surgery. His interest in maintaining clinical standards is reflected in the constant evolution of practice clinical protocols ensuring the care given is of the highest quality. Within CVS he is a member of the clinical advisory committee which is responsible for maintaining medical standards in the company.
Jane Amaku MA VetMB CertSAM MRCVS
Jane came to work at Ayres in 2002. She has a certificate in small animal medicine and likes to take up the challenging cases that come to the hospital. With a wide range of diagnostic equipment there, Jane has everything she needs to come to a diagnosis leading to effective treatment. Jane has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Roxy who she adopted, as well as horses she regularly rides, all of whom perform (and often win) dressage competitions.
Raymond Owen BVM&S MRCVS
Raymond qualified from Edinburgh Vet School in 2002 and has worked in the North East area ever since, moving to Ayres Veterinary Practice seven years ago. He is involved in all aspects of medicine and routine surgery but has a significant interest in cardiology, performing most of the heart investigations in the hospital. He can be found most days at both the Whitley Bay and Cleadon branches as well as at the hospital at North Shields. Outside work Raymond is a keen golfer and triathlete, somehow finding the time to compete in his first Ironman last year to raise money for Support Dogs.
Patricia Patterson BSc (Hons) BVMS MRCVS
Patricia has worked at Ayres since 2007 and covers most of the branch surgeries as well as working at the main hospital. She has a great interest in acupuncture and has successfully completed a course which qualifies her to treat pets using this procedure. Patricia is also keen on the treatment of rabbits and has built up a reputation within the practice for her work with them. Patricia loves spending time with her son and husband.
Harriet Pearce BVMS MRCVS
Harriet started working at Ayres Veterinary Hospital in 2002 and is usually at the Cleadon or Whitley Bay branches. She is interested in ophthalmology and enjoys all aspects of consulting and surgery. Harriet has a finch which was injured and handed into the vets. Outside work she enjoys spending time with family and walking on the beach.