Vets in Scarborough

Alma Veterinary Surgery
11 Alma Square
YO11 1JR
Tel: 01723 360484

Large Free Car Park

We have a large free car park
available at the rear of the surgery
and parking at the front of the practice
in Alma Square, which is metered in
the daytime.

Alma Veterinary Surgery

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Experienced & Friendly Staff

Meet our Team

Nursing Staff

Karen Hepples

Karen joined Alma Veterinary Surgery in 1990 and is presently the RSPCA Cattery coordinator, as well as being involved in all aspects of the practice daily routine. She has 2 cats, both adopted from the local RSPCA.

Rebecca Sims BTEC National Diploma Animal Care

Becky joined us in 1998, and as well as the routine duties she has a particular role in keeping our practice pharmacy fully stocked and organised. In her spare time Becky shows sheep, enjoys horse riding, has 2 border collies and helps run the family flock of sheep.

Joanne Greathead RVN

Joanne qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1992, and after working at the PDSA in London and Hull, and at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, joined us in 2001 and is involved with most of the surgical and medical aspects of the practice.

Vanessa Baker

Vanessa Baker

Vanessa joined us as a nursing assistant in 2015 to assist with all the daily duties involved in running the practice, and has a particular interest in the treatment and nursing of wildlife casualties.

In her spare time Vanessa enjoys riding and competing her horse Lilly.  She also has a young horse named Django which she intends to break in herself in the future.



Veterinary Surgeons

Heather Westron MRCVS

Heather qualified in 2000, and joined Alma Veterinary Surgery shortly afterwards. She is our Director and is also involved in all aspects of our pet related medical and surgical workload. She loves keeping active and being out of doors in all weathers, especially at her family’s dairy farm. Heather has a menagerie of pets including a dog, cats, hens and rabbits.

Rosie Stoddart MRCVS

Rosie qualified in 2003 and joined Alma Veterinary Surgery in 2018.

She is involved in the small animal medical and surgical workload. Rosie has a springer spaniel and cat.

Bill Lees MRCVS

Bill has spent many years performing out of hours emergency small animal work, and has joined Alma Veterinary Surgery to help with this aspect of the practice workload

Beatriz Miranda MRCVS

Beatriz joined Alma Veterinary Surgery in 2019 and is involved in all aspects of the medical and surgical caseload

Alicia Garcia MRCVS

Alicia Garcia is a veterinary surgeon who qualified in Madrid in 2019. She is interested in cardiology and neurology but is involved in all aspects of medicine and surgery at Alma.

Support Staff

Maria Ainley

Maria is the practice manager, and keeps the office running smoothly. In her spare time she enjoys walking her 2 Labradors around the countryside.