Meet the Haven Veterinary Group Team

Haven Veterinary Group employs 32 people including 10 vets whose combined experience in small animals, large animals and exotics exceeds 135 years.


Jim Morris is the practice owner and principal veterinary surgeon.
He joined the practice in 1991 and became a partner in 2000.  He has been working with pigs for twenty years and has a wealth of experience in this field. In addition, Jim also brings his experience to the small animal team at both of our practices and has an interest in exotic species.
Mandy Amanda Dobbs (Mandy) qualified as a small animal veterinary nurse in 2009 and joined the practice in 2011 as Head Nurse. Mandy is a dedicated small animal nurse who enjoys all aspects of nursing, including exotic species. She also has a passion for horses and loves to help out on the equine side if needed. In 2016 Mandy was promoted to Practice Manager.
Idonea Pickering (Do)
 has been with the practice for more than 30 years in many different departments. She splits her time between small animal and farm/equine work. Idonea has a wealth of experience in keeping animals and can offer clients practical advice and how to avoid the pitfalls of animal care.
Antony Antony Bada joined the practice in 2011 after graduating in Poland in 2007.  He enjoys soft tissue surgery, cardiology and veterinary ophthalmology.  Antony is the lead vet at Holderness Road. 2014 saw Antony achieve a General Practitioner certificate in Ophthalmology awarded by the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS) after two years of studying.
Phil Phillip Van der Riet  joined the practice in 2015 after working in the East Yorkshire area for 10 years.  Phillip has also worked in South Africa and the Middle East, having graduated in South Africa in 1995.  He enjoys all the species we work with, and has experience in large and small animal work.  As a general practitioner, Phillip aims to be able to help in your care of any of your animal companions and dependants.
Laura  Laura Clubley graduated from University of Edinburgh in July 2015, and has come back to the area having been brought up on a local pig farm to join the practice to work on both the small animal and equine sides.  Outside of work Laura can often be found practising at the clay pigeon shooting ground.
Kim Barrow 
is from Hedon who graduated from Liverpool University in 2012 and joined the practice shortly after. She is a dedicated small animal vet who has a keen interest in exotics, further developed during a field trip to India where she saw many different species first-hand
Liz Elisabeth Pocock (Liz) graduated in 2007 from Liverpool University. Liz joined the practice as a mixed practice vet with a 50/50 split between small animal and farm/equine but chose to become a dedicated small animal vet in 2013. A professional attitude coupled with a keen eye for detail makes Liz one of our senior vets.
Daniel Dzunda
joined the practice in 2013 after graduating in Slovakia in 2005. He is fluent in Slovak, Czech, Polish & English. He joined the practice as a mixed vet and splits his time 50/50 between large and small animal work. Daniel has spent time in mixed practice in Slovakia and the UK, as well as working for six years in the UK Public Health & Veterinary sector.
Pippa Pippa Kaplowitch graduated from Liverpool University in 2013 and joined the practice as a mixed vet to work on both the large and small animal sides. Her main interest is equine, especially orthopaedics, and she won a university prize for outstanding equine performance. Away from animals, Pippa is a keen swimmer and can be found in the pool most mornings – early.
IMG_7074 Hedon Client Care Team


Carol, Sandra, Karen, Judy

Between the team they have worked for Haven for 80+ years (round of applause please!)

Karen also “doubles up” as a Veterinary Nurse when needed

Debbie Large Animal Office Client Care Team


Heidi and Debbie


Client Care Team Holderness Road Holderness Road Client Care Team


Jo, Anne, Tracey, Cheryl

Like Haven Hedon, between the team they have worked for Haven for 70+ years (round of applause please!)

The Haven Veterinary Group Nursing Staff









Andrea Pugh RVN rKharis










Hayley, Nikki, Vicky, Chelsea, Andrea & Kharis

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