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Team Qualifications

 

Some of our fully qualified vets may also be available to provide a clinical locum service in certain areas. Please see further details in the biographies below. We also have connections with OVs in other locations in the UK, who can carry out inspections on our behalf.

We can also work on a consultancy basis with a local vet if distance proves an issue – we advise on the paperwork side and they carry out the physical check on the goods.

Contact Amivet for further details.

Andrew Iveson BVSc CertSAS MRCVS

Andrew qualified as a vet in 1995 and after spending time in mixed and small animal practice, set up Amivet Ltd in 2010 and is now the sole director. He has been involved in export certification work since 2004. He travels extensively in the UK to advise and meet the needs of a variety of different clients and enjoys good connections with many industry associations.

Andrew gained the RCVS Certificate in small animal surgery in 2002 and has been recognised by the RCVS as an advanced practitioner in small animal surgery. He continues to provide occasional locum cover, including referral surgery, first opinion and emergency small animal practice.

Andrew is past chairman of the North West region of the BSAVA (British Small Animal Veterinary Association) and still an active volunteer with them. Outside of work he enjoys the gym, keeping fit, DIY, hillwalking, obstacle racing and the great outdoors.

Jemma Webley BVMS MRCVS

Jemma qualified from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 1997 and started working in mixed practice in Yorkshire. During this time she built up a wide variety of skills in both companion animal and farm animal care.

She currently works as a locum veterinary surgeon throughout the north of England.

Jemma joined Amivet in 2015 after qualifying in veterinary product exportation and is now part of the team providing essential services. Outside of work Jemma is a keen gardener who also takes part in open water swimming events.

Pippa Elliott BVMS MRCVS

Pippa graduated as a vet from the University of Glasgow in 1987. Working for 27 years in companion animal practice, she derives special satisfaction from complex medical cases. Pippa currently works as a locum vet in the London area and is also a freelance veterinary copywriter.

Pippa is also an Official Veterinarian (OV) accredited for general and product exports. She joined the Amivet team in 2017 and provides export certification services for businesses based around the London area.

Outside of work Pippa is addicted to the written word and still loves learning about animals. She has three elderly cats, two adult children, one crazy dog, a bearded dragon and an extremely tolerant husband.

Ella Miles BVSc MRCVS

Ella qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2002. She has worked in clinical practice ever since, particularly enjoying small animal medicine. She gained a GP certificate in feline practice in 2005.

Ella enjoys the variety that veterinary medicine brings and in her spare time runs a Christmas tree farm with her husband and three young children.

Based near Market Harborough, Ella joined Amivet in 2017 and provides improved coverage of our export work in and around that area.

Roxanne Stainsby BVetMed MRCVS

Roxanne graduated as a vet from the University of London. She worked as a small animal clinician until 2018. Since 2018, she has been an Official Veterinarian in the North of England.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family. She also likes travelling and reading.

Jan Scotchford BVM&S MRCVS

Jan qualified as a vet in 1990.

After 9 years in small animal practice Jan started working as an OV responsible for checking imports of Products of Animal Origin arriving at Gatwick airport from outside the EU. After 18 months she become the lead OV at Gatwick remaining in the role for 12 years. She trained other OVs to enable her to continue clinic work in a small animal A&E clinic in Brighton at weekends for 7 years, and for 2 years, part-time for the RSPCA.

Flights carrying freight of interest to Gatwick’s OVs gradually moved to Heathrow, so the work interest declined. Jan migrated back to England’s northern moors -all the better for off-road marathon training – but the climate has reluctantly reduced time spent sea kayaking and open-water swimming. Work once again was A&E vet clinics, although she has managed to fit in as much export work as possible.

Joanna Cope, B.Vet.Med, MRCVS

After qualifying Joanna joined a mixed, mainly farm animal practice in Cumbria.   Two years of working in significant rain prompted her to leave for Australia where she worked as a locum vet. She then travelled extensively before returning to the U.K. She is married with 2 grown up children and continues to work part time in clinical practice while renovating the family home and gardening. She likes to cook and derives huge pleasure from using home grown produce.

Emma Norris, BA(Hons), VN, CSO

Emma joined Amivet in 2019 and has several roles.

Certification Support Officer – this means she can attend some site inspections and collate documents ready for one of the official vets to sign the export health certificates.

Office Manager – she deals with the financial, invoicing, human resources and administrative side of the business.

Director – she is also a director of Amivet.

Emma is based at our head office in Cheshire. In her spare time, she enjoys running and DIY.

Karina Pearson MSC Food Technology; OCQ (AHP) – CSO

Karina is a highly experienced food technical and regulatory compliance manager in FMCG and premium brands. With two decades of experience in confectionery and organic foods, she has a strong working knowledge of quality and food safety systems, and international food legislation.

Karina’s proven hands-on experience to successfully deliver growth of UK branded cake and grocery products in Australia, United States, Canada and Asia, has motivated her interest to continue to be involved in export services with British enterprises.

Karina joined Amivet in March 2019 as a CSO to support export certification services in the Home Counties and London area.