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Ann Wortley

Veterinary Surgeon

Ann Wortley - Veterinary Surgeon
Ann Wortley BVMS MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

Ann qualified from Glasgow University in 1996 and decided to go to the Isle of Lewis for her first job. After four years of enjoying mixed practice and island living Ann decided it was time for a change so she packed a rusksack and with passport in hand went to New Zealand where she was a locum vet between exploring the country and having a good time.

On returning to the UK Ann was a locum in the North of England until, after a cold British winter, a year in Australia sounded like good idea. So once again Ann packed her bag and went travelling and worked in the Australian outback as well as in city practice. After encountering the cute - koala and kangaroo - and the scary -lots of snakes, she decided that it was time to come home.

On returning to the UK, she worked for a short spell in Scarborough before coming to Ardene House in 2004 to be a small animal vet. Ann has decided that it is time to settle down and has bought a house and finally unpacked everything.

Ann enjoys the challenge of surgery, especially orthopaedics where she can get the power tools out and fix the problem. She is in the process of doing a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery but admits that learning new things is more fun than writing about them.

Ann lives with her cat Oscar who came to Ann after a road traffic accident left him with bad head injuries. Oscar made a good recovery but everyone thinks he is a bit of a klutz and is affectionately called her special needs cat.

When not working Ann enjoys gardening and walking, ambling along and taking photos with her camera. In the evenings she enjoys reading a good book or playing Bridge.