Meet the team

Meet our team of professional crazy cat people...

Amy Gavin RVN CertVNECC
Head Veterinary Nurse
Human servant to cats Leo & Noah

Amy joined us from a local emergency and referral hospital, where she gained a certificate in Emergency & Critical Care.

She enjoys training other nurses and has presented CPD for BSAVA and Vets Now. She uses her vast skillset and experience to give the patients of Manchester Cat Clinic the best and most up-to-date care.

Amy was one of our first team members when we opened in May 2023 and was promoted to Head Nurse in September 2023, leading our fantastic RVN team.

Charlotte Potts RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse

More information coming soon.

Dr Daniel Lee BVSc MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon & Director
Human servant to cats Ferris & Marty

Dan grew up in Nottinghamshire, moving to Bristol for vet school (where he met Ellie). He is a big Bristol Rovers fan as he has family from the area who took him to games as a child.

Originally a dog person (gasp!), he warmed to cats more and more as a student, undertaking an elective in Feline Medicine during his final year and emerging a full feline convert.

He worked at a number of busy practices in the West Midlands, then New Zealand, then Manchester & Cheshire, before opening Manchester Cat Clinic with Ellie in 2023.

Dan has a special interest in feline dentistry and soft tissue surgery.

Dr Ellie Lee BVSc MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon & Director
Human servant to cats Ferris & Marty

Ellie grew up in Macclesfield and has been a cat person for as long as she can remember - her first word as a baby was "cat"! 

Qualifying as a vet from the University of Bristol, she was awarded the Head of School Prize "for an outstanding student nominated by their peers".

She also volunteers for the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, chairing the North West Regional Committee and sitting on Council.

Ellie has a particular interest in geriatric disease management and learning how to run a business in a socially conscious way.

Katie Sumner-Walker RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Human servant to cats Batman & Squishy

Katie joined us when we first opened from a practice in Cheshire, where she was often the go-to person for making sure the hospital was running smoothly and helped her previous practice gain ISFM accreditation.

As well as being a mum to two young daughters, she is a Girl Guide leader and a Vet Nurse Ambassador, speaking to school aged children on a voluntary basis about veterinary nursing.

Katie also enjoys organising fun things for the team and makes sure that we never forget anyone's birthday!

Laura Langston
Client & Cat Care Assistant
Human servant to cat Jupiter

Having moved to Manchester from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to study Zoology at university, Laura fell in love with the city and decided to stay after graduating.

While working in retail, she enjoyed going the extra mile to provide great customer service and now combines these skills with her love for animals and compassionate manner at Manchester Cat Clinic.

Dr Lauren Green BVetMed MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

More information coming soon.

Lilli Bowers
Practice Administrator
Cat auntie to Ted

Lilli joins us after a career change from the craft brewing and hospitality industry. Recognising that cats are even better than beer, she joined the Manchester Cat Clinic team in July 2023 and is thrilled to be able to use her skills to help improve the lives of cats.

Outside of work, she fosters cats for a local charity and enjoys art and photography.

Michelle Flower
Client & Cat Care Assistant
Human servant to cat Princess Aura

Michelle worked for the RSPCA for many years and continues to volunteer for them as a fosterer. She has fostered over 100 cats and enjoys helping nervous cats come out of their shell.

As well as working with us, she also co-created and manages the Camden Fringe Festival, and is a keen runner, volunteering for Vegan Runners UK and parkrun UK.

Sally Hincks
Client & Cat Care Assistant
Human servant to cats Pappu, Petra & Ponni

Sally had a varied and interesting work history before joining us, including, customer service, management, business support, upholstery, and most recently helping to rehabilitate people recovering from brain injuries, as well as volunteering for a local cat charity. The overriding theme is her love for giving people (and cats) outstanding care and service.

She loves meeting lots of gorgeous cats every day, both in reception and when assisting the clinical team. If there is ever a quiet moment, it is guaranteed that you'll find Sally making friends with one of our inpatients!

Sarah King RVN ISFMCertFN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Human servant to cats Harold Thomas, Olive Oil Jelly & Ost

Sarah met Ellie at her previous job, and knew as soon as she heard that Ellie was opening a cat-only vets that she wanted to join the team.

Having gained an ISFM certificate in Feline Nursing, Sarah has a great way with cats and has very three very spoilt rescues of her own (as well as one human son).

Could you be the next member of the Manchester Cat Clinic team?

Visit our Careers page for more information about job opportunities.

Even if we don't have a vacancy, we are always happy to hear from qualified vets and veterinary nurses who may be interested in working with us in the future.

Ferris Bueller Rasputin Lee
Feline Solutions Executive

Ferris was found in a bush aged six weeks and taken to a local vet practice, where he persuaded a vet called Dan to take him home. He lost his tail after a dog attack aged 10 months and has never forgiven the dog community.

Ferris does not contribute anything to the running of the practice but still insists on being paid in Dreamies and chin tickles. He exclusively works from home.

His hobbies include kissing everything he sees and making as much noise as possible when hungry.

Marty McFly Augustus Lee
Head of Quality Control
Servant to nobody but his stomach

Marty was left at a vet practice by someone who couldn't care for him aged six weeks and persuaded a vet called Dan to take him home.

Marty works from home and his main duties involve making biscuits. He particularly enjoys charming the neighbours into feeding him things he shouldn't have (such as bowls of cream)

He does not like hairdryers or other cats (except Ferris).

Who is who at Manchester Cat Clinic?

Our team is made up of a number of different important roles who work together to deliver outstanding care for you and your cat.

Client & Cat Care Assistants

Our Assistant team are here to look after both you and your cats. They work closely with our vets and veterinary nurses to deliver outstanding care and keep the practice running smoothly. Their day-to-day duties include...

Practice Administrator

Our Practice Administrator helps to keep things running smoothly behind the scenes

She helps with the Directors' admin burden to allow them plenty of time to focus on their patients. Her duties include...

She also spends some time on our front desk to allow our Client & Cat Care Assistants to spend more time doing hands on patient care.

Registered Veterinary Nurses

Our highly skilled team of RVNs have a wealth of experience caring for cats. The title of Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) can only be used by nurses who have undergone extensive training, education and passed the required assessments to be added to the register of veterinary nurses held by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

RVNs are an integral part of the veterinary team and perform a many duties, including...

Veterinary Surgeons

Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) have studied for at least five years at university before qualifying as vets. They can diagnose medical problems, prescribe medicines, perform surgery and dental procedures, and offer advice on cat care and medical concerns throughout your cat's life. They are the cat equivalent of doctors, surgeons and dentists all rolled into one!

Ellie & Dan Lee, our vets and directors, own Manchester Cat Clinic and both work full time here. We will always endeavour to book you in with the same vet where possible, so that you and your cat can become familiar with the same friendly face.

MCC Team Values