Welcome to Mile House Veterinary Centre

Since opening in September 2002, Mile House Veterinary Centre has grown from just ‘Ed the Vet’ to a four vet mixed practice. The team provide 24/7 veterinary care to all animals, backed up by our full surgical facilities and diagnostic laboratory equipment. We have the ability to provide hospitalisation, home, yard or farm visit to our ever growing client base.

The strong team of 10 is made up of four vets, qualified nursing staff, sheep and cattle reproductive team, administration team and an experienced grooming team. Built on ‘Ed the Vet’s’ foundations, the team at Mile House have adopted a very approachable and friendly nature, providing all clients with a personal experience.

You can pick up the phone any hour of the day and get straight through to a vet. At Mile House we do our best to provide same day appointments while prioritising any emergency cases. We cover most of North Yorkshire, and into County Durham and Tesside.

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm

We also operate a 24 hour emergency service,
Call us on (01609) 781673

Meet The Mile House Team

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Natalie Almond

Practice Assistant

Nat joined Mile House in July 2010. With previous experience of managing a boarding kennels for three years.

Growing up on a dairy farm, Nat brings along her farm experience. Nat gets involved in all areas of the practice and has a varied role which includes assisting with nursing, reception, dog grooming and from September – November assists Ed with his sheep and cattle reproduction services, to which Nat has found herself starting her own flock of blue faced Leicester’s.

Nat got married in December 2012 and at home she has many dogs, pigs, sheep, chickens as well as a turtle.

Rachel Tiplady


Rachel joined Mile House in September 2009 and has been studying at Askham Bryan College to gain her qualifications and has recently passed her exams so is now a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse.

Rachel enjoys getting involved with all cases and is a huge support to Ed, James, Andrew and Suzanne (despite them being a bit testing at times!). Rachel also has a farming background and is very experienced with both small animals and equine.

When not at work Rachel is busy decorating and organising her new house and really enjoys beating with her dog Riley the handsome cocker spaniel, who she has trained. Rachel also has her own horse who she rides out regularly.

Amy Ward


Amy joined Mile House in December 2011 as receptionist and is the cheery welcoming face of the practice. Having grown up on a farm in Northallerton Amy has a great knowledge of the area, and is a fantastic help to James, Andrew and Suzanne, especially helpful when they are lost and the Sat Nav won’t work!

Amy manages a busy diary and has built up her knowledge over the last couple of years. Whilst not working Amy enjoys hacking out on her horse Yogi and an occasional day’s clay shooting. During the winter months Amy can often be spotted out beating. One of Amy’s greatest talents is her love for baking this often means great treats are brought into the practice for the team to sample and enjoy!

Catherine Appleby

Practice Administrator

Catherine has been with Mile House since we opened in September 2002 and is the Practice Administrator.

Catherine is from a farming background, and competed to intermediate level at British Eventing, she will occasionally dust off her riding hat and can be spotted galloping through the forestry near Nether Silton. During her spare time Catherine also enjoys shooting, beating and walking her lab and two corgis’, and enjoys attending social events in North Yorkshire.

Andrew Wainwright


Andrew graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2013 and began with Mile House in August 2013.

Andrew is a farmer’s son from Fife and from a young age had been interested in both sheep and cattle. Andrew has a keen interest in mixed practice and with his background Andrew feels at home with the farm work. Andrew still plays a part in his family farm and is drafted home on the odd day off to attend sales and work on the farm.

When Andrew isn’t working (as a vet or on the farm!) he enjoys going to the gym to keep fit. Whilst at University Andrew was a keen football player and played for the University team, and of course, attended all the socials. Andrew is continuing to play football in North Yorkshire.

Suzanne Clark


Our Resident Geordie Suzanne, graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2013 and began with Mile House in August 2013. Suzanne is originally from Ponteland, meaning she has made the move back up North.

Suzanne enjoys getting involved with all aspects of the mixed practice and likes to get fully involved with all cases whether it is small animals, equine or farm.

When Suzanne is not at work she often makes the short commute home to ride her horses, and visit the animals at home. Suzanne is hoping to bring one of her horses closer to where she is living now and is keen to get her own whippet puppy imaginatively named William the Whippet. (Look out for her sidekick who will be joining her soon!)

Suzanne also loves hedgehogs.

Janet Hamilton

Chief Groomer

Janet originally joined us in June 2007 as assistant groomer and now runs 'Grooming Lovely'. Janet has had dogs and horses all her life and in her spare time enjoys Kayaking and water sports.

James Roxburgh


James graduated from the University of Edinburgh in July 2012 and moved to North Yorkshire where he started his career with Mile house and he hasn’t stopped since!

With his Scottish trademark, ginger hair, James is often seen out on the road heading to and from calls. James has a keen interest in all aspects of a mixed practice, however since winning the Equine Surgery prize, when graduating, James has a real growing interest in equine.

Whilst at university James was rugby captain, however since graduating, James now enjoys the more ‘social aspects’ of Rugby and only plays the odd game now and then. Since moving to North Yorkshire James has got involved in all aspect of the lifestyle and now shoots and will be taking his dog, Soxx, on her first season shooting. James has had to develop his love for British Eventing through being taken to all events by his girlfriend – however James now admits he has a real interest in Eventing and thoroughly enjoys vetting Horse Trials.

Ed Bulman


Known as ‘Ed the Vet’, Ed is the director of Mile House which he set up eleven years ago. Ed has an extremely welcoming approach with all new and existing clients (he always ensures there is time for a cup of tea when visiting!). . His laid back approach, which all vets are encouraged to adopt at Mile House, means nothing ever phases him and this has built a strong relationship between clients and the vets.

Ed, originally from Keswick, and graduated from the University of Glasgow he began his career in Scotland and has many years of experience in mixed practice. Ed grew up with a farming background and has a strong love for everything farm related.

In Ed’s very limited spare time, Ed has his own flock of sheep and is building up his herd of dairy cows which began with the very precious Peach and Maude. Ed enjoys playing rugby and is a fan of going to rugby matches – both at Murrayfield and Twickenham (just to be fair!).

Bex Marley

Practice Manager

Bex Marley joined Mile House in March 2013 as Practice Manager, bringing a fresh pair of eyes having graduated with Hull University at Bishop Burton in 2011 and is really enjoying putting her business skills to use.

Bex is undergoing the difficult task of achieving her Chartered Institute of Marketing and once gained the knowledge and experience will be a great addition to the practice.

Out of work Bex has her hands full bringing on her youngster, Zara, who she bred at home. Bex and Zara will hopefully be out competing BSJA this season and are aiming to get out there next season at some British Events – however Zara is still to be convinced about this plan! Quite often Bex’s big red Labrador or Norfolk terrier can be spotted behind the desk at work, that’s once she arrives after milking house cow Anna.

Pet Grooming

At Mile House we offer a variety of services to make sure your animals are in tip top condition.

Small Animals
Poultry & Game

Grooming at Mile House

All dogs are welcomed at ‘Grooming Lovely’ whether large, small, pedigree or cross. The team of experienced groomers are based at Mile House in a purpose built grooming parlour with full wash room facilities.

We always take into consideration the dog’s lifestyle, age, health, skin problems, condition of their coat and also how much time you can commit to care between visits. When the dogs come to ‘Grooming Lovely’ they are bathed, groomed and styled to either the breed standards or personal preferences.

Grooming prices vary largely dependent on breed, temperament, size and coat type. We can offer your dog a full groom which include a bath, blow dry, groom, trim/clip and nail trim, we can also just do single parts of this groom if that is all your dog requires. The average price for a grooming session is between £15 - £50, however we recommend you give the practice a call to get a more specific quote on the requirements your dog needs.

‘Grooming Lovely’ is often busy so please make sure to give us a ring and get an appointment booked.

Pet Grooming

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