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Veterinary Surgeons


Paul Manchester MRCVS

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

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

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.

Cora Houlihan MRCVS

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 Ashton clinic.


Marta Lopez Garcia MRCVS

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.


Luisa Martinez MRCVS

Luisa Martinez MRCVS

I joined the practice in August 2014 after spending 6 months completing a cardiology externship at the University of Bristol.

I gained my veterinary degree at the University of Zaragoza in Spain in 2010 and have a special interest in Imaging and Cardiology.

I predominantly consult at our clinic in Stalybridge.

Ana Ramirez Perez  MRCVS

Ana Ramirez Perez MRCVS

Ana Ramirez Perez covers each of our clinics where the usual consulting vet is on leave.







Gourley Veterinary Practice is part of CVS (UK) Limited, a company which owns over 200 veterinary practices in the UK. Company Registration Number 03777473. Registered Office CVS House Vinces Road Diss Norfolk IP22 4AY