We are a mixed animal practice in Scarborough, first established in 1964. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinary surgeons and nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care. We also offer free parking for clients at the practice.
John graduated with an honours degree from Liverpool University in 1978 and worked in Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Berkshire before finally settling in Yorkshire in 1985. John enjoys all aspects of mixed practice, though most of his time is now spent at the surgery. John believes that our practice needs to have the flexibility to allow each veterinary surgeon to follow up their own caseload to allow the best possible continuation of patient care. He’s a big proponent of sharing knowledge and expertise between the team. Outside of work, John keeps a small flock of pedigree Texel sheep at home.
Jane Duffy BVSc MRCVS
Jane was brought up and educated in North Yorkshire, before graduating from Liverpool University with an honours degree in 1979. Having worked in farm and equine practice for several years, she decided to concentrate on companion animal medicine and surgery. Jane is particularly interested in medical cases, dermatology, ophthalmology and all types of surgery, and regularly attends courses to further her knowledge in these fields. In her spare time, Jane breeds Labradors, and has a real interest in inherited health problems in pedigree dogs, and how these can be avoided. Also Jane enjoys breeding and training gundogs, and working on her small farm.
Hayley Bird BSc BVSc GPCertSAS MRCVS
Hayley graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2007 after completing her degree in pharmacology and veterinary science. After working at Cundall & Duffy for her first six years in practice, Hayley moved to Clevedale Vets where she completed her certificate in small animal surgery. Hayley returned to Cundall & Duffy in June 2017 where she hopes to further her interest in small animal orthopaedics. Hayley enjoys breeding and showing her flock of Herdwick sheep alongside her partner and with the help of their sheepdog, Nell.
Chris Cundall BA VetMB MRCVS
Chris graduated from Cambridge University in 1978 and, following a short spell in a practice in Hull, came to work in 1983 for the practice that was to become Cundall & Duffy. Chris is from a well-known local Sherburn family and still lives in the area with his wife. His main clinical interests include equine and farm work. Outside work he is heavily involved with point-to-pointing and still rides his own pointers. His twice-yearly visits to the Cheltenham Festival are set in stone and no-one at the practice can ever remember him missing one!
Veronika Koch MRCVS
After graduating at Freie Universitaet Berlin in 2018 Veronika decided to leave her home country Germany and joined us here in Scarborough. The decision to work in a different country was based on experiences she made before and during her studies, where she amongst others saw practice with the vets on Orkney Island and worked in the Tuberculosis and Leprosy Clinic Rawalpindi in Pakistan. Since Veronika enjoys working with every species, she is keen to gather working experience in all fields of the profession be it companion, farm, equine or reptiles. The times Veronika is not working she enjoys taking walks along the coast and if she decides to stay at home she bakes (happy to find the staff of the clinic very supportive in form of taste testing).
Phillip van der Riet BVSc MRCVS
Having graduated in 1995, Phillip worked in mixed veterinary practice in South Africa and the Middle East for eight years, and in the East Yorkshire area for 14 years, before moving to the Scarborough area in 2017. Phillip enjoys the veterinary care of all species we work with and has intensive experience in small animal and equine work, and general experience in farm animal work. As a general practitioner, Phillip aims to be able to help in your care of any of your animal companions and dependents. Outside of work, Phillip is keen on enjoying the splendours of the Yorkshire coastal areas.