Vet Team

Our vets have over 50 years of experience between them in veterinary medicine and surgery, and are constantly attending courses and training to keep up to date with the latest advances in veterinary care.


Veterinary Surgeon; Dr.  Jen Campbell


Since graduating from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School I have worked in small animal practices in Leicester, Edinburgh, Oldham and East Lothian where I gained a wide range of experience in general practice dealing with both medical cases and routine surgery as well as preventative medicine. I also set up and ran the neutering unit at Manchester Dog’s Home. A few years ago I had a short break from clinical practice and  spent this time working in IT/Administration in the NHS and also running a mobile Pet Grooming business. 

My family has several animal members. The dogs are Frodo who is a comical Miniature Schnauzer and Coire who is an intense but friendly Border Collie. The cats, Pixie and Belle, are mum and daughter. They enjoy a chilled existence, in between hunting trips, but they are about to be joined by Murray a tabby kitten so their peace is about to be shattered.

Since moving to the countryside quite recently, we have been joined by five ex-battery hens called Pearl, Muriel, Annie, Jean and Flo. They are having great fun adjusting to their new lifestyle and are being generous with their egg production.

In my spare time I enjoy walking, both coastal and hill walking, reading, yoga and spending time with family and friends.

I am now delighted to be at Animals 1st and look forward to getting to know a new set of patients and their owners.