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Lincoln Edge Vets

A Little About Us

Lincoln Edge Vets began as musings between two friends whilst working in corporate practice during the Covid-19 lockdown of 2020. We had both always had the ambition to own and run an independent veterinary practice, but it had become obvious that it would not be possible to take the once familiar path of firstly becoming a partner in a practice, with a view to eventually taking over.

We had grown somewhat disillusioned with the way that veterinary practice seemed to be changing and wanted to get back to the “traditional” veterinary model of being the local village vets, an integral part of the local community. We did not want to lose though, our clinical ambition, to always strive to keep up to date with current research and work to the highest standards.

We have chosen our location carefully to fill a gap in local veterinary services due to the loss of staff from local practices, loss of independent practices and to fit into the ‘village vet’ ethos that our practice will strive towards. We know the local villages have a strong sense of community and we want to get to know you all! Our name came from our location, situated on the Lincoln Edge – or Lincoln Cliff as it is also known.

Our building was constructed in 2022 and we have invested in having a purpose-built facility to enable us to provide exceptional care for our patients.

The team will be led by us, Sarah Bartlett and Alice Simpson-McDermott, we are also the company founders and directors. We are both competent and confident all-round small animal vets with a combined experience of 35 years in small animal general practice.

Our wonderful nursing team, Rachael and Jennie, are nurses we have known for a number of years, who we know to be amazing nurses with strong clinical abilities and excellent levels of client and patient care.

Our lovely receptionist, Natalie, has years of experience as a veterinary receptionist and is keen to welcome you. She completes our small, friendly, team at Lincoln Edge Vets.

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Founder and Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Sarah Bartlett


Sarah is one of the founding directors of Lincoln Edge Vets. She spent her childhood wishing she could become a vet, and finally realised this dream when she graduated from Glasgow Veterinary school in 2002.

After leaving university Sarah settled in Nottinghamshire where she worked for a couple of smaller practices before joining Parkview Veterinary hospital in North Hykeham, where she progressed to the role of Clinical Director. Over the next thirteen years she went on to develop a wide range of surgical and medical skills, and a strongly-bonded client base. She loves getting to know them and their many animals!

Sarah enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine; however, her main interests are soft tissue surgery and diagnostic imaging.

Outside of work Sarah is married with two children, a labrador, a cat and two rabbits. In her free time, she enjoy keeping active in the great outdoors, especially running, cycling and recently paddle boarding.

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Founder and Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Alice Simpson-McDermott


Alice graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2007 and worked in busy, independent, small animal practices in Berkshire and Middlesex before making the move to Lincolnshire in 2014. She met co-founder Sarah through working at a local veterinary hospital and they soon became firm friends.

Alice loves being a veterinary surgeon, enjoys the daily challenges of being a GP vet and getting to know her patients (and their owners!)

Alice lives in a quiet village with her husband and son, they share their home with Raven, a three-legged, very vocal, black cat; and a cheeky guinea pig called Bear.

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Veterinary Surgeon

Lorna Jones


Lorna graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2014 and has been working in small animal practice ever since. She enjoys all aspects of first opinion practice and is happy managing both surgical and medical cases.

In her free time, Lorna enjoys photography and walking her dog, a cockapoo called Watson.

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Veterinary Nurse

Jennie Williamson


Jennie started her nursing journey back in 2002 in a vet practice in Nottingham. She qualified in 2012 and has never looked back! She is passionate about lab work, radiology, inpatient care and wound management. Patient care is her top priority, she loves to treat each pet as if they were her own and never refuses a cuddle from them!

In her spare time, Jennie enjoys baking, walking and giving lots of cuddles to her dog, Jelly.

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Veterinary Nurse

Rachael Donson


Rachael is an RVN and clinical coach who qualified in 2014, she has a keen interest in medical nursing. Outside of work she enjoys lots of walking with her three dogs, getting out for a run and socialising with friends when time allows!

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Veterinary Nurse

Rosie Babister


Rosie first started in veterinary practice in 2015 as a kennel assistant, before beginning her nursing training in 2017 and qualifying in 2020 as a registered veterinary nurse, mid-pandemic. She has a particular interest in medical nursing and has recently become a Cat Advocate after completing the ISM 'Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional' course.

Rosie lives in a small village with her dog Clover, who is known to be a real character! They both love to go walking and exploring new areas together.

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Natalie Avellano

Natalie has been working as a veterinary receptionist for the last 6 years and feels that dealing with animals all day every day is the best job ever, especially the puppy and kitten cuddles! She also enjoys the administrative side of her job especially dealing with insurance claims and enquiries.

Natalie lives with her partner, Rick, and her two cats, Holly and Rossi.

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Debra Richards

Debra has always wanted a job that involved helping animals, so working as a veterinary receptionist feels like a dream come true for her. She enjoys learning all about the many processes of Veterinary care and what goes into looking after your pets.

Debra lives with her partner, Adam, and they are regularly called upon to help look after their family and friends' dogs. When she isn't busy caring for pets, or her very energetic granddaughter, she enjoys yoga, walking, reading, listening to music and podcasts, weightlifting and open water swimming!

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