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Our Team


Carol Boothroyd - Clinical Director


Donna Cholerton - Clinical Director


Emmanuel Stoica - Veterinary Surgeon


Emma Snowsill - Veterinary Surgeon


Scott Boothroyd - Veterinary Surgeon


Laura Swift - Reception Manager


Ayla DeVelin - Head Veterinary Nurse RVN


Amy Wood - Veterinary Nurse


Kerry Adshead - Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Jess Botham - Trainee Nurse (SVN


Laura Walker - Receptionist


Carly Alexander - Nursing Assistant


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Meet our team

RCVS Accredited

Ensuring your pet receives the highest standards of veterinary care

Scott Boothroyd M.R.C.V.S. Veterinary Surgeon


Scott has worked at RVC since startup in 1992 . Married to Carol with 2 children one of which is university  training to be a  vet. We have 3 dogs(Staffordshire Bull Terrier and French Bulldog) and 2 Gerbils . Work interests include oncology and breed related problems (especially SBTs) . Whilst not at work likes to go mountain biking in the Peaks and walking Stan (French Bulldog) to the pub .


Carol Boothroyd M.R.C.V.S Clinical Director Veterinary Surgeon


Married to Scott who started practice with in 1992. Lives in Belper with 2 children, 3 dogs and 2 gerbils. Enjoys walking the family Staffy and Frenchie, cooking, gardening and eating out. Enjoys all aspects of general practice especially surgery.

Laura Swift - Reception Manager


I have been at RVC for 11 years, i love my job! I'm now part of the furniture! Married to Adam, we have a baby son, Stanley, 2 dogs Jasmine and Amber, we enjoy family time and walking with the dogs.

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Ayla DeVelin - Head Veterinary Nurse


I joined the practice in 2016 and I am now a head nurse and clinical coach.


I have 4 dogs Aurora (Siberian Husky), Flower (Border Collie), Gorgeous George (Cocker Spaniel) and Tiberius (siberian husky) and 2 cats Tictac and Simba.


I enjoy spending my spare time riding my horses and relaxing with my partner Chris.

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Kerry Adshead - Trainee Veterinary Nurse (SVN)


I started working at Riverside in Jan 2016 as a nursing assistant, I am now a trainee nurse. I have a working cocker spaniel called Brandy, he is now 15! We still enjoy our adventures together in the peaks, i am originally from Manchester so i enjoy heading home at weekends to see family and friends.  


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Emanuel Stocia M.R.C.V.S. Veterinary Surgeon


Emanuel Stocia MRCVS - Emanuel qualified as a vet in 2008 in Romania, he worked in Romania for 7 years, then moved to the UK in 2015. He enjoys fishing and archery, he loves all animals, especially cats.

Amy Wood - Veterinary Nurse


I have been nursing for 12 years. I enjoy playing Lego with my daughter and running around after my dog Dodger! My favourite part of nursing is medical nursing and pharmacology

Carly Alexander - Veterinary Nursing Assistant


I have been with the practise since April 2017. I have an animal care level 2 qualification and i am hoping to do my veterinary nursing training with Riverside in the future. I have a dog called Bailey and she is an Akita cross Staffie, she is the love of my life next to my husband. I originally went to University and studied Urban Dance in East London and got to perform in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. I have always had a passion for animals and a dream to be a veterinary nurse.

Laura Walker - Receptionist


I have worked in hospitality for the last 9 years, i have always had a love of animals and i am currently doing a Veterinary Support Assistant course and felt it was time for a career move, i started at RVC in March 2017. I have a young Springador called Poppy, who i love taking for long walks along the Yorkshire coast.

Donna Cholerton M.R.C.V.S. Clinical Director Veterinary Surgeon


I qualified from Liverpool vet school in 2007 and worked at home in Cornwall for 18 months.

I joined riverside in 2009 and have really settled in the area.  I enjoy our case continuity and complex medical cases.

I have two young boys at home to keep me busy, along with a bedlington terrier, lab x Springer and two cats!


Emma Snowsill M.R.C.V.S. Veterinary Surgeon


After graduating in 2017 from the Royal Veterinary College in London, I have returned home to Derbyshire to practice as a small animal vet. I enjoy all aspects of general practice but have a particular interest in internal medicine. My animals include a rescued Staffie cross, 2 chickens, 4 ducks, a snake, and any wild animals that need a helping hand. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, guitar, badminton, spending time with friends, and being towed around the countryside by my dog!

Jess Botham  - Trainee Veterinary Nurse (SVN)


Hi my name is Jess. I am currently waiting to train as a veterinary nurse here at riverside veterinary centre. When not looking after animals at the vets I like to spend my time looking after farm animals and my horses.


Emily Snowsill - MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon


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