Orchard Veterinary Centre's main surgery, in Sherwood, is a purpose-built RCVS accredited, first-opinion and orthopaedic referral practice. A smaller branch surgery provides first opinion care for our Hucknall and surrounding area clients.
Gareth qualified from Glasgow in 1995 and, after a brief spell in mixed practice, he focused on small animal practice working for the PDSA. With a high number of trauma cases, he developed an interest in surgery and studied for the RCVS CertSAS.
Returning to private practice in Essex, London and then in Cheshire, he gained the CertSAS in 2005. As a partner in a large Cheshire mixed practice, he developed and managed the small animal department as well as seeing a large number of surgical cases. In 2014 Gareth changed course to focus purely on surgical work.
In his spare time he is a keen cyclist and also participates in duathlons.
Yvonne Somner MRCVS
Yvonne has been treating dogs, cats and even rabbits with acupuncture since 1993. Interestingly, after witnessing the immense benefits her animal patients experienced from acupuncture, Yvonne has also trained as a human acupuncturist. She often treats animals as well as their owners - not at the same time, though!