Paul Manchester MRCVS - Senior vet based at our Ashton surgery
I grew up in South Wales, wanting to become a vet from my early teens, weekends and holidays were often spent working on a dairy and sheep farm. I qualified as a veterinary surgeon (MRCVS) from the University of Edinburgh in 1985 becoming a Batchelor of Veterinary Medicine and Science.
After 2 years working in North Wales, I decided to work exclusively with Small animals and started my work at Gourleys began in 1987. I predominantly consult at our Ashton surgery. Work and a young family keep me busy; any free time is spent walking, cycling or climbing.
Diego Navarro MRCVS
I gained my degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1998 at the University of Zaragoza in Spain. I have worked at various practices in the UK since 2001.
I joined the team here in November 2005. I enjoy both small animal medicine and surgery. I predominantly consult at our Newton Heath branch.
Jacintha Manchester MRCVS
I graduated in 1989 from the University of Ghent, Belgium, having always wanted to be a vet.
I started working at the practice soon after and stayed for two years before moving on to work for various neighbouring practices. I returned to work part time for Gourleys in 2000.
As a vet I am particularly interested in feline medicine, heart disease and chickens but like all other species as well.
Jacintha is married to Paul Manchester and they have two sons and various pets. Personal interests include gardening, walking, reading and drawing.
Philomena Abang MRCVS
Philomena Abang qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2010.
Originally from Nigeria she gained her qualification in South Africa. She began her career in the UK at a Small Animal practice in Essex before moving to Manchester.
I predominantly consult at our Droylsden surgery.
Philomena is the proud owner of a very energetic cat named Salem whom she acquired as a rescue whilst living in Essex.
Cora Houlihan MRCVS
I qualified as a veterinary surgeon at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Budapest, Hungary in 2011. My veterinary career began in the town of Tipperary in Ireland where I worked in an equine clinic. I joined the team at Gourleys in November 2012.
I have already acquired a stray cat from the clinic! I enjoy outdoor sports, especially Gaelic football, swimming and running. I predominantly consult at our Denton branch.
Marta Lopez Garcia MRCVS
I graduated in June 2010 at the University of Zaragoza in Spain. I came to the UK in October 2010. I previously worked at a small animal practice’s in Lincolnshire and Peterborough.
In February 2013 I joined the team at Gourleys. I have an interest in ophthalmology, surgery and ultrasonography. In my free time I enjoy walking my dog and enjoying the UK countryside and travelling. I predominantly consult at our Hyde branch.
Julie Kavanagh MRCVS
I gained my Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Dublin in Ireland in 2012. After qualifying as a veterinary surgeon I stayed and worked in my home County for several months before joining the team at Gourleys in March 2013.
I have a keen interest in small animal surgery and medicine. I predominantly consult at our main site in Ashton Under Lyne.
Natalie Bruniges MRCVS