Intake Equine Veterinary Services

About Intake Vets

Nick, David and Suzie are the senior vets/Directors with Nick being mainly responsible for the equine side and David primarily in charge of the farm/alpaca work. Suzie works equally across all aspects of the practice. Lizzy, Sam, Louise and Poppy are our able assistant vets.

We work on a principle of 'one client - one vet'; we feel continuity of care is crucial to providing good quality veterinary care and we strive to provide that. We encourage clients to use the same vet as far as possible for all routine work.

Nick Freeman - Intake Equine Veterinary Services

Nicholas Freeman BSc (Hons) BVMS MRCVS

Director / Vet

Nick graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2000. As one of the directors at Intake Veterinary Services Nick has a keen interest in equine orthopaedics. When not hard at work Nick is most likely to be found hanging off a mountain somewhere cold.

phone: 07764 826 668


David Parkins - Intake Farm Veterinary Services

David Parkins BVMS MRCVS

Director / Vet

David graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2000 and work in several practices before coming to work for Intake and eventually becoming a director. David has a keen interest in all aspects of herd health but enjoys the odd sunny afternoon to get in a rare game of golf.

phone: 07734 489 598


Suzie Yeend - Intake Vets Hexham

Suzanne Yeend BVSc MRCVS

Director / Vet


Suzie graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2013. After working in mixed practice in North Yorkshire for a couple of years, local girl Suzie decided to return home. Having seen practice with Intake for many years as a student Intake was the perfect place to continue building her equine and farm experience.

Suzie recently became a director of Intake in January 2022 after being away on maternity. Suzie is rarely seen without her trusty side kick, Walter.

phone: 07961 119 777


Elizabeth May- Intake Vets Hexham

Elizabeth May BVetMed PgDip MRCVS


Lizzy graduated from the Royal Collage London in 2019. Lizzy is a familiar face at Intake Vets and some may recognise her from 2020 when she last covered Suzie’s maternity. Hailing from a sheep farm in Lincolnshire, Lizzy has a wealth of farm experience. With a keen interest in nutrition and recently completing a diploma in farm and equine nutrition – Lizzy is keen to further her interest and expertise here at Intake. Look out for her and her little co-pilot Molly the cockerpoo.

phone: 07508 904 711


Sam Thompson - Intake Vets Hexham

Sam Thompson BVSc MRCVS


Sam graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2021 and went to work in mixed practice in Morpeth for 18 months. A local lass, Sam was born and bred in Kingston Park. During her time at University Sam saw plenty of valuable work experience at Intake and decided this was the place for her to further her experience and expertise, particularly in dentistry and equine orthopaedics. When not at work Sam loves to go travelling, climbing cheviots and enjoys volunteering with the territorial army.

phone: 07500 040 140


Lousie Bedford - Intake Vets Hexham

Louise Bedford BVM&S MRCVS


Hailing from a beef suckler herd and shire horse stud in Yorkshire. Louise graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2023. With a wealth of experience and a keen interest in all aspects of large animal work, we’re excited for Louise to be part of the expanding team at Intake. Keep an eye out for her and her trusty side kick Ted the Jack Russell.

phone: 07949 582 122


Poppy Izat - Intake Vets Hexham

Poppy Izat BVSc MRCVS


Poppy graduated from the University of Bristol in 2021. After working in Norfolk for a couple of years, Poppy took some time off to go travelling around Chile and Argentina before joining Intake in April. Poppy enjoys the variation that comes with working in mixed large animal practice and is keen to keep exploring her interests as part of our expanding team. Outside of work she enjoys indoor and outdoor swimming, scuba diving, and hiking with her black labrador Henry.

Charlie Higgs - Intake Vets Hexham

Charlie Higgs

Manager/ Receptionist

Amy Lee - Intake Vets Hexham

Amy Lee

VCA/ Equine Nurse

A local shire lass, Amy has been with Intake since 2020. A farmer daughter, shepherdess and a keen racing enthusiast – Amy enjoys getting involved in all aspects of equine and farm work.

Georgia Hamilton - Intake Vets Hexham

Georgia Hamilton

VCA/ Equine Nurse

Julie Craig - Intake Vets Hexham

Julie Craig


Tracy Annan - Intake Vets Hexham

Tracy Annan

Office Manager

As the office manager at Intake Tracy is in charge of the everyday running of the practice and is tasked with the unenviable job of keeping the vets in line!

phone: 01434 606 033 (9:30am - 5:00pm)