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Meet the Team


Chris Harrison BVSc. MRCVS

Chris Graduated from Liverpool University in 1997 and started his career in a large practice in Lancashire. After spending several years locumming and travelling in both the UK and abroad he returned home to vet practice in West Cumbria, and became a partner in 2006.

Chris works with both pets and large animals and is based at our Egremont surgery. He is particularly keen on the farm and equine side of the practice. As a father of three boys, his family time is spent enjoying fishing, swimming and football.

Mark Geddes Mark Geddes BVMS BSAVA GPCert SAS MRCVS

Mark graduated from the Glasgow University in 2006 and, apart for a brief stint on the locum circuit, has spent his time practising in west Cumbria. He  joined the partnership in 2013 following the retirement of Steve Smith.

He is a genuinely mixed practitioner,  however spends most of his time in small animal work. Main areas of interest include small animal surgery with emphasis on orthopaedics. He recently was awarded a British Small animal Veterinary association post graduate certificate in small animal Surgery

A father of 3 and A big fan of rugby union, he follows Glasgow warriors and the Scottish national team whenever he can

Mel Fryer BVM&S certAVP(SAM) GPcert (DI) MRCVS

Mel graduated from Edinburgh University in 1999 and has been with the practice since 2005, following time spent in various practices including a large animal internship in Canada and in equine practice in Lancashire. Her main areas of interest are in small animal practice and after extensive extra study Mel has completed the RCVS Advanced Practitioner certificate in small animal medicine.

Alison Maxwell MA VetMB GP cert (SAS) MRVCS

Alison graduated from Cambridge University in 1994 and has worked in mixed practice in West Cumbria ever since. She joined West Lakeland Veterinary Group in 2006 and  has recently achieved a postgraduate certificate in small animal surgery – GP cert (SAS).

Home is a National Trust beef suckler and sheep farm in Ennerdale, so her farmer husband and two children keep her busy when away from the practice!

Laura Fisher BVMS MRCVS

Laura graduated from Glasgow university in 2016 and joined the team soon afterwards. Laura has a keen interest in all aspect veterinary work, both large and small. Having been brought up around horse and cattle on her family’s farm, she is eager to expand her equine skills, in particular with dentistry and diagnostic imaging.

Aine OSullivan DVM MRCVS

Aine graduated from the university of Warsaw in March 2019. She grew up on a goat farm in Ireland and loves all aspects of both large and small animal veterinary medicine. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors of the lake district and playing or watching team sports.


Katie graduated from Glasgow University in 2019 and joined the practice shortly afterwards. She is interested in all aspects of large animal and small animal medicine and surgery. In her spare time Katie enjoys athletics and has competed for Scotland in the hammer throw.

Eugenie Moxon DRVetMed MRCVS

Eugenie graduated from the University of Budapest in February 2021 and joined the practice shortly afterwards. Her interests are in all aspects of mixed practice however particularly enjoys small animal surgery . In her spare time she enjoys hiking, singing and painting.

Lizzie Relph BVSc MRCVS
Lizzie graduated from the University of Liverpool in July 2021, she enjoys every part of mixed practice especially small animal medicine and large animal surgery. Originally from near Ullswater, Lizzie’s making the most of everything that West Cumbria has to offer! In her spare time she can usually be found up a fell with her labrador Rhu, running on the beach or baking for the team.

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Egremont Surgery
55 Main Street
CA22 2DB

Tel: 01946 820312
Whitehaven Surgery
Preston Street
CA28 9DL

Tel: 01946 693303