Vets Thornton

Michelle Lingard BVSc, MRCVS

Michelle graduated from Sydney University in 1987 and then worked for 4 years in a large equine veterinary clinic called Randwick Equine Centre in Sydney. We looked after most of the racehorses and many pleasure horses in Sydney. After then working in small animal practices around Sydney, Mark and I headed to the UK to set up Moy Farm Veterinary Centre in 1992. Moy Farm Veterinary Centre was built on the site of the family sheep shed and has grown from there! In 1999 we bought the Animal Medical Centre in Thornton – Cleveleys. I spend the little leisure time I have with my 2 lovely children, Kate and Oscar. I enjoy long distance cycling and dog walks.


Over the years here it has been a pleasure to treat and get acquainted with a few generations of family pets and their owners.

An interest in skin cases led to me qualifying in a certificate of small animal dermatology.

Two children of my own (now grown up) led to a menagerie of various small pets (mice, rats, budgie, rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas) over the years. We now have two dogs, a cat and various fish. Family life, dog walks and tennis keep me busy outside work.

Tessa Jongejans DVM MRCVS

Hallo, Kia Ora, Hello!

My name is Tessa Jongejans and you might have met me in the last couple of months via video call, phone call, in the consulting room or even in the car park! I’m the new head vet at Moy vets, currently stationed at the Hambleton clinic, but when restrictions change, I will eventually work at all 3 clinics.

I am originally from The Netherlands, graduated from Utrecht University in 2009 and decided to go on my big overseas experience to the beautiful New Zealand. Here I worked as a mixed animal vet for 3 years, meeting my partner Jamie, learning all about cricket, beautiful beaches and rugby.

We then moved together to Australia for a ‘short period’ which turned out to be over 7 years. In Australia I worked with small animals only, leading clinical teams and focusing on management and surgery. We decided it was time to come to Europe, as a little family now, with our 3-year-old son Tias in tow. We moved just in time, 2 weeks after we left the region where we lived and worked was clouded over with smoke due to all the bushfires. With all the changes in the last year this seems so long ago now.

We have just moved into Hambleton and are enjoying the proximity to work, beaches and beautiful walks, and like everyone we are looking forward to less restrictions so we can take day trips again exploring the region and the Lakes District! I look forward to meeting you and your furry friends soon! Thanks, Tessa

Audrey Gallacher, BVSc. MRCVS

Hello from me and LC.  I am a Glasgow University Graduate twice over, first in ‘88 with a BVMS and again in ‘96 with PGCE (Primary).  So the old adage, never work with children and animals clearly passed me by.   I have an interest in feline medicine and acupuncture for arthritic pets.

LC is yet another pet picked up via work she is now a well travelled cat quite used to the M74 and enjoys listening to soft ballads in the car.

Robert Cogswell BVCS, MRCVS

Hi I’m Rob, I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2016. I started at Moy Vets in April 2018 after two years of working in a small animal practice in St Annes and Blackburn. I have an interest in medicine and ultrasound scanning.

I am originally from Yorkshire and I moved to Thornton-Cleveleys in 2016 with my partner Sally and our rescued dog Arrow.

Outside of work I enjoy beach walks, cricket and socializing with friends.

Adrian Leonstecu

Hi I’m Adrian. I graduated in Romania from University of Cluj Napoca in 2014.

During my last three years I worked in a busy veterinary hospital in Constanta where I developed my interest and passion towards surgery.

I came to England to see more cases and advance my skills so I chose Moy Vets because it is the place where you will always find high quality medicine, care and staff.

In my spare time I enjoy cycling and spending time with friends. I look forward to helping and treating your pet.

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