We are a group of small animal practices based around North Yorkshire, in Bedale, Northallerton and Masham. 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.
Steven was born and raised in Halifax, West Yorkshire and has three grown-up children. He has worked at Forrest House since 2018, having previously been manager of another veterinary practice and spending 32 years working in the financial services industry. Steven’s hobbies and interests are too many to mention. He used to play cricket in summer for but has retired now. In winter he follows the fortunes Halifax Town Football Club. He is also a keen walker and enjoys going to the cinema, theatre and concerts.
Karen has worked in customer service for over 20 years and joined the practice at the start of 2018. Originally from The West Midlands, Karen moved up to Catterick with her husband Jamie and daughter Maddie to live the simple life back in 2014. Her daughter plays for Bedale junior girls team and Karen is often helping out in the football cafe or supporting the team from the side line. She is a member of the local running club and enjoys going out cycling in the dales. Karen has three cats and a very excitable dog at home.
After working for almost 20 years as a Wedding and Event Manager, Sue joined the practice in June 2017.
Her life-long passion has always been Border Collies and over the years she has taken in many, many rescues and given them forever homes. She is involved with The Freedom of Spirit Trust for Border Collies, a Collie rescue in West Yorkshire. Sue and her husband have two grandchildren and Sue does her duty helping with school runs and enjoying fun days out in the school holidays.
Sarah worked as a dog groomer for three years before joining the Forrest House team. When she was younger Sarah travelled quite a bit due to her parents being in the Army but she has lived in Catterick for 16 years. In her spare time Sarah enjoys doing crafts such as needle felting and she enjoys going to the beach with the family dog and her friends dogs.
Zoe joined Forrest House Vets in January 2018. Zoe moved to the area with her family when she was 4 years old and she enjoys putting our Forrest House newsletter together each month. In her spare time Zoe spends most of her time with her horse Gracie and her Boxer dog Winston.