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 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.

A genuinely mixed practitioner, he tries to split his time between both large and small animal work. Main areas of interest include small animal diagnostic imaging, orthopaedics and farm animal surgery.

A big fan of rugby union, he follows the Scottish national team whenever he can, most recently going on a 5 week sabbatical for the 2011 Rugby world cup in New Zealand.

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.

Sharon McGeeney BVM&S MRCVS

Sharon graduated from the university of Edinburgh in 2018. She enjoys the variety of mixed animal practice and enjoys surgery in particular. In her spare time she likes to keep fit by running, she’s also partial to a bit of baking and enjoying a good cuppa. She shares her home with a hamster named Aurora who is fond of escaping !

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.

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Egremont Surgery
55 Main Street
CA22 2DB

Tel: 01946 820312
Whitehaven Surgery
Preston Street
CA28 9DL

Tel: 01946 693303