Our Vets Team

Our Veterinary staff are passionate about their job, so you can be sure that your pet is in good hands.



Philip Lauder MRCVS - Clinical Director


Phil started working at our Daleside and Formby branches in August 2016 and qualified from Liverpool University in 2005. Phil enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and especially orthopaedic surgery and now performs Cruciate surgeries (TTA's and Lateral Sutures) at our Birkdale Surgery.



John Parker MRCVS


John qualified from Liverpool University in 1985 and joined the practice in 1994. He is a keen follower and season ticket holder of St Helens Rugby League Club and enjoys walking. He lives locally with his family, 2 dogs and 2 cats.

John works at our Birkdale and Churchtown Branches.


Laura Shawcross MRCVS


Laura qualified from Liverpool University in 2007.

Laura works at our Daleside and Churchtown branches.


Stuart Goodier MRCVS


Stuart qualified from Liverpool University in 1993. Stuart supports Liverpool Football Club.

Stuart rejoined our practice in January 2015 and works at our Daleside and Churchtown branch.


Victoria Carbery MRCVS


Vicky qualified from The Royal Veterinary College in 2012, since then she has worked at the RSPCA hospital in Manchester and a practice in Staffordshire. She has a special interest in all aspects of medicine and ultrasonography. In her spare time she enjoys baking, which all members of the team appreciate!

Vicky joined our practice in January 2016 and works at Daleside, Formby and Maghull branches.


Sara Creech MRCVS


Sara works at our Daleside, Formby and Maghull Branches and joined our practice in January 2016.

Sara first joined our practice as a saturday assistant back in 1999, until leaving for Vet School in 2003. Following graduation, Sara worked in a Liverpool - based group of practices, where she started studying towards a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (certAVP) with the University of Liverpool. Sara rejoined our practice in 2016 and was pleased to see the many familiar faces still working in the veterinary team! Sara enjoys all aspects of general practice, particularly complex medical cases and soft tissue surgery. In her spare time she enjoys working with, and rehabilitating shelter animals and wildlife.





Our Surgeries


 Daleside Veterinary Surgery

309-311 Liverpool Road




Tel: 01704 575606


Churchside Veterinary Surgery

5a Preston New Road




Tel: 01704 225105


Formby Veterinary Surgery

113 Church Road



L37 3ND

Tel: 01704 877145


Maghull Veterinary Surgery

55 Liverpool Road South



L31 7BN

Tel: 0151 531 7719 

Out of Hours Emergency Cover

Barn Lodge Veterinary Hospital

54a Southport Road
L39 1LX

01695 572 837