Introducing Our Practice Team 

Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.

Ian Clarke
Ian Clarke
Veterinary Surgeon

Ian graduated from Cambridge 1990 with a wide range of experience of all species commonly found in the UK, including Small animals, Exotics, Fish (Koi), Equines and Farm animals. He has worked all over the UK, and briefly in Australia. He founded Ambleside Vet Clinic in 1998 with the intention of developing a good 1'st opinion Veterinary Practice. In his free time Ian enjoys sailing, walking Amber his beautiful Fox Red Labrador and being involved with the local girls rugby team in which some of his daughters play to a high level.

Mari Rees Griffith-Edgell RVN
Mari Rees Griffith-Edgell RVN
Head Nurse
CertHE VNS (Certificate of Higher Education in Veterinary Nursing Science)

Mari joined the clinic on a full time basis in May 2006 but had completed two periods of work experience here prior to this. Mari moved to the area from North Wales in 2004 and completed her certificate of higher education at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire and graduated in 2006. Mari completed her training at the practice and qualified in April 2011. Mari deals with all the insurance claims within the practice as well as running the nursing team. She is also the clinical coach at the practice, ensuring all the training for any student nurses is completed to a high standard. Mari has worked with a local dog trainer and is hoping to achieve some qualifications within dog behaviour. In her spare time Mari enjoys long walks with her three dogs and keeping fit at a local gym.

Susan Lee
Susan Lee
Receptionist and Administrator

Sue joined the team in January 2015 with a lot of experience in administration and has been helping with the management and reception work at the practice, but has been known to pick up a broom when need arises. Sue goes out of her way to ensure that clients needs are met, and takes her job as chief puppy snuggler very seriously. Sue has a gorgeous black Cocker Spaniel called Guy and they regularly compete in dog sports such as Canicross.

Bridie Bushell
Bridie Bushell
Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Bridie joined the nursing team in May 2015 and became a qualified veterinary nurse in October 2016. She attended Hartpury College in Gloucestershire for her studies. Bridie enjoys the extensive laboratory work that we do here at the practice. In her spare time Bridie helps care for her family’s 5 horses, 2 dogs and 2 cats. She enjoys going to the cinema and socialising.
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