43 Knaresborough Road
North Yorkshire

Practice Number: 01423 884 074

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About us
At Shamrock we want you and your pet to want to come to the vet, because you like us! We aim to make coming to see us fun yet relaxing. We have treats for those who want them and space, tranquility and gentle handling for our more nervous patients.
Please come and meet us.
Shamrock history.
Maurice Kelly was the founding partner in 1994 and his wife Pamela Singleton joined him in 1999 as a partner.
maurice kelly Maurice Kelly MVB MRCVS
Partner, veterinary surgeon.

Maurice is a graduate of University College Dublin in 1984. He worked in mixed and small animal practices as far afield as Scotland and New Zealand before settling in Harrogate in 1994. Maurice's veterinary interests include dermatology (skin problems) and providing the best clinical care for all our patients. He is our general "Mr Fix-it" and is always having to sort out technical problems as they arise. His main interests away from work are running, mountain biking and fund raising for animal charities.
Pamela Singleton BVSc Cert VR FRCVS
Partner, veterinary surgeon.

Pamela is also from the class of '84, from Liverpool University. She has previously worked as House surgeon at Glasgow Veterinary School as well as in various mixed and small animal practices. Further professional qualifications include a Certificate in Veterinary Radiology (X-rays) and a Fellowship in veterinary oncology (cancer medicine). Pamela also worked for many years in a diagnostic laboratory doing clinical pathology and so does all our microscope work looking at all our Fine Needle Aspirates - samples taken from lumps, bumps and internal organs.
pamela singleton
Sarah Kitwood Sarah Kitwood BVSc MRCVS
Associate Veterinary surgeon.

Another Liverpool graduate, Sarah has been qualified for 11 years and has worked part time at Shamrock for the last several years. She is particularly interested in animal welfare and is currently working towards a further qualification in this area. She spends her free time managing her family, 2 boisterous cross breed dogs, a small flock of sheep and chickens.

Judith Turner BSc(Hons)
Practice Administrator, Accounts.

Judith looks after our accounts, administration and insurance claims. She is an enthusiastic horsewoman and is often out riding the range on a ranch in Colorado. She is interested in animal behaviour and belongs to several equine organisations. She qualified in Agricultural Science and used to milk Jersey cows in Sussex. In the past she has owned a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

judith turner
sue haddlesey

Sue Haddlesey
Veterinary nurse

Sue has been a friendly face at Shamrock for more than 10 years now. She works part time for us as now she has a young son to keep her on her toes. As if that's not enough she also has a lovely cat' Jacob', and Sue is pictured here holding her dog Madison as a puppy.

In her spare time she likes to keep fit as well as walking and socialising.

Hayley Towers
Veterinary Nurse

Hayley has been with Shamrocks since February 2012. She has a special interest in rabbit care and welfare. She is a rabbit owner herself and is pictured here with Nora. Nora is a rescue from Camp Nibble, a rabbit rescue charity based in Leeds. Hayley likes to help Camp Nibble with their fundraising.

In her spare time she enjoys watching films / TV and spending time with her boyfriend.

Julie Driffield
keeley shaw

Keeley Shaw ANA

Keeley has worked for Shamrock  for a long time and has been a friendly familiar face for all our clients ( and staff) since 2003.
Keeley has pets of her own including two cats. She has always had a particular interest in animal behaviour especially feline

She qualified as an animal nurse auxiliary in 2007 and passed the Advance Feline Behaviour Nursing award with distinction in 2011. Her interests in practice include behaviour and meeting all the clients and their pets. Keeley cares for the inpatients with extra special compassion.

She now has her own business boarding rabbits and guinea pigs “Holiday Hutches”. click link to find out more.

Joanna Spittlehouse

Jo joined Shamrock in 2015, having qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2007. She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, including nurses appointments, taking blood samples and small procedures on animals.

She has a cat called Willow, a husband and two young daughters. Jo keeps herself busy when not working with looking after her family and days out with her daughters.

Joanna Spittlehouse
Bryony Wilson

Charlotte Tanner

Charlotte has previous experience of working in a veterinary practice and loves animals. She obtained her ANA qualification (Animal Nursing Assistant) at Myerscough College in 2015.

She has two cats of her own and also helps out at her family’s farm.


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