Emma Barron-Clark (Practice Administrator)
Emma grew up in Thurlby, and used to enjoy riding horses around the area. She
now lives in Bourne with her fiance and twin daughters, born July 2012.
Most of her time is taken up entertaining two toddlers, going to the park, and
Emma previously worked as a customer service manager for a mailing company and
she joined Animates March 2013.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Janice Hill (Receptionist)
Originally from Cambridgeshire, Janice has lived and worked locally for a number of
years and joined Animates in February 2013.
Janice is married to Martin and they live in Kirkby Underwood with their Patterdale
As a member of the Rotary Club of Bourne St Peter, Janice is actively involved in
the community and participates in various projects in her village. In her spare time
Janice enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and walking Boris in the local
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Deborah Croyle (Administrator and Receptionist)
Deborah has over twenty years commercial experience in retail, logistics, leisure,
catering and veterinary fields, specialising in start-ups and turnarounds, of which
the veterinary business is her firm favourite. She has several pets, all of which are
rescue animals, including two miniature dachshunds, one of which was born blind,
a cat, a rabbit, and a tortoise.
She and her husband moved from urban Hertfordshire to the Lincolnshire fens to
improve their quality of life, and she is now enjoying being able to indulge her
hobbies including gardening, motorcycling, cooking, classic rock, keeping fit, and
walking her own and other peoples’ dogs.
Claire Murrell (Receptionist)
Claire lives in Bourne with her partner of 16 years and their two cats Calypso and
Lulu. As well as working on reception part time, Claire also runs a small business
designing and making bespoke jewellery.
In her spare time Claire enjoys reading, baking, gardening, and spending time with
her pets and friends.
Andy Croyle (Maintainence)
Following several years as a retail manager, Andy has a lengthy background in
writing and delivering management training and development, both in large
companies and as an independent consultant. In between these projects he uses
his pragmatic approach and problem-solving skills to indulge his long-standing
passion for DIY by doing routine repairs, maintenance and improvements at
His other interests include motorcycles, classic rock music, photography, reading
and local history; he also works on a project team with the local Parish Council. He
and his wife share their home with several rescue animals including two miniature
dachshunds, one of which was born blind, and a tailless cat.
Yolanda Lake (Receptionist and Administrator)
Yolanda has always had a passion for animals. After graduating from Northampton
University in acting she has decided to change her career path.
Yolanda has a small holding of animals ranging from pigeons to horses. She is
excited to be able to start her new career here at Animates.
Eleanor Parkinson (Receptionist)
After graduating from university, Eleanor has decided to become a receptionist at
Animates and she is lookiing forward to meeting all our clients and their pets!
In her spare time Eleanor enjoys reading and playing guitar.
She currently doesn't have any pets of her own but is hoping to convince her mum
that she can have a puppy for her birthday or Christmas.
Lauren Sandall (Receptionist)
Having grown up in the Deeping area Lauren is now based in Thurlby. Previously
Lauren worked with animals in rescue centres for a number of years and has built
up experience in care and handling. Lauren also trained in canine behaviour.
As a lifelong animal lover Lauren is passionate about animal care and is excited to
be joining the Animates team.