Our Vets

Jenny Saddler - Coomara Vets in Carlisle

Jenny Saddler BVSc MRCVS

Jenny has a keen interest in small animal surgery and orthopaedics. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding.

Charlotte Denston - Coomara Vets in Carlisle

Charlotte Denston BVetMed MRCVS (Director)

Charlotte has been working in mixed practice since qualifying in 2007. She has a particular interest in small animal internal medicine, and is midway through a Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine. Charlotte and her family live on site at Coomara, along with her two dogs, Woody and Greta. Woody is an active member of our team, working as a doggie ambassador in our school visits, and as a blood donor.

Harrison Thomson - Coomara Vets in Carlisle

Harrison Thomson BVSc MRCVS

Harry graduated from Massey University vet school in New Zealand in 2016. Harry enjoys walking and running, has an interest in history, and is pretty good at baking!

Alison Windsor - Coomara Vets in Carlisle

Alice Windsor BVSc MRCVS

Alice joined us in September 2018 fresh out of Liverpool Vet School. She is keen on all aspects of mixed practice, and won the Farm Animal Rotation Prize at university. In her spare time she likes to walk her Golden Retriever, Honey, play rugby and eat cake!

Sarah Lewin - Coomara Vets in Carlisle

Sarah Lewin BVetMed CertEP MRCVS

Sarah has recently joined our team, working on Wednesdays. She has a particular interest in Equine work, and holds an RCVS certificate in Equine Practice.

Our Nurses

Alicia - Coomara Vets in Carlisle

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Ali is a qualified VN who joined us in November 2017 having moved up country from Bedfordshire. She shares her home with her kitten, Sirius, Rottie X Persephone, tortoise Tarquin, and gerbils Gandalf and Gallahad. Alongside her photographer partner, Pete, she loves hill walking, and she is an absolute authority on all things "Harry Potter"!

Harriet - Coomara Vets in Carlisle

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Harriet joined our team in October 2016. She is midway through her studies, and hopes to qualify as a registered veterinary nurse in the summer of next year. Her favourite part of the job is surgical nursing and patient post operative care and rehabilitation. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, trampolining and dancing, and looking after her three cats, Bo, Toffee and Jet.

Laura Simmonds - Coomara Vets in Carlisle

Laura Simmonds
Student Veterinary Nurse

Our Reception/Admin Staff

Ellen - Coomara Vets in Carlisle


Ellen leads our administration team and is currently undertaking a course to become an SQP (a drug dispensing qualification).

Karen - Coomara Vets in Carlisle

Reception and accounts

Natalie - Coomara Vets in Carlisle

Natalie - Receptionist

Natalie joined our team in August 2018. She has had lots of prior experience working with animals, particularly dogs, in her previous job, and is very knowledgable about canine care. In her spare time she loves nothing better than walking her 4 Eurasiers, and looking after her 2 rabbits, 3 turtles and various fish.

Elaine - Coomara Vets in Carlisle

Evening receptionist

Pete Denston - Coomara Vets in Carlisle

Pete Denston
Practice Manager and Director