Veterinary Nurses

Rebecca Hotchkiss RVN

Head Nurse

Originally from Redcar, Rebecca has worked all over the country during the last nine years. She trained at a referral hospital in Cheshire and then moved back to Redcar to start working at Marske Veterinary Practice in February 2010. She has a keen interest in dentistry.

She shares her home with four cats – Rodney, Monkey, Tabitha and Moomin. She enjoys music, especially seeing live bands and festivals, travelling to different places around the world and playing pool.


Bridget Hodgson

Bridget Hodgson RVN

Bridget studied at Myerscough College in Lancaster where in 2015 she achieved her degree in Veterinary Nursing. Bridget had her student placement at our practice and after graduation became a full-time member of the team. Bridget loves all aspects of nursing, as nursing ill patients flows in Bridget’s blood, she is a fourth-generation nurse in her family; however, she is the first veterinary nurse.

She is a proud owner of five dogs, two ferrets, two canaries, two budgies, several ducks and two goats. Her animals are her hobby and she shows her pets at local country shows, so look out for Bridget at next year’s Kildale show.

Alexandra Wilson

Alex Wilson RVN

Alex is another of our Royal College Registered Nurses, and has been with us since summer 2016. Alex completed her nurse training at Edinburgh Napier University and graduated in 2013.

Veterinary nursing has been Alex’s dream job since age of six when she kept rescuing all sorts of wildlife (mostly hedgehogs) at her parents’ farm near Lealholm.

Alex has got two Jack Russel Terriers, and an elderly mare that is the love of her life.

Alex is our clinical coach which means she teaches our nursing students how to be outstanding veterinary nurses. Surgical nursing and inpatients care are Alex’s main clinical interests. She is also a proud owner of a Certificate in Feline and Canine Nutrition.

Kate Boal

Kate Boal

Animal Nursing Assistant

Kate was born and bred locally. She came to work at Marske when Prince Charming was in the charts.

She has had many animals during her time. Some have been temporary visitors but many have stayed. Kate currently has five cats (three of which just turned up) and one dog.

Her hobbies include reading, music, dog walking and observing wildlife especially wild birds. She also claims to do a good impression of a couch potato due to great age.

Kate enjoys working with X-rays, running the blood testing machine and she is keen to learn more about pet behaviour.

Sharon Cooper

Sharon Cooper

Animal Nursing Assistant

Sharon started at Marske Veterinary Practice in 1991 working as a nurse assistant. She has tried office work in the past but missed working with animals so much that she returned after a few months and is still here.

She has two German Shorthaired Pointers, Gunnar and Teal, a cat called Barley who was brought in with his stray mum and brothers and sisters as a four-week-old kitten. Her hobbies are her family and pets, along with walking and horse riding.


Julie Rutter

Julie Rutter

Animal Nursing Assistant

Julie started working at Marske in 2008 after completing an Animal Management course. She has dogs at home and has previously owned a wide variety of pets. Julie loves taking her dogs for walks especially in the countryside.

She is currently an Animal Nursing Assistant but is aiming to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse. She also has an interest in animal behaviour.

Amanda Suffell

Animal Nursing Assistant

Amanda joined Marske vets in March 2008 as a part-timer for three months and never left. She shares her home with four cats and her German Shepherd TJ

In her spare time Amanda loves going off-roading in her 4×4.