Intake Veterinary Services Limited

About Intake Vets

Nick Freeman and David Parkins are the senior vets with Nick being responsible for the equine side and David in charge of the farm and alpaca work. Beckie Cordner, Suzie Yeend and Catherine Corbett 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


Beckie Cordner - Intake Vets Hexham

Beckie Cordner BVetMed (Hons) MRCVS


Beckie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2015. Beckie then went on to work in a solely farm practice in Barnard Castle before coming home to join Intake in December 2017. Beckie has a keen interest in farm animal reproduction and is looking forward to broadening her knowledge and experience. In her spare time she can be found either on horseback or out running with her four legged companion Evie.

phone: 07500 040 140


Suzie Yeend - Intake Vets Hexham

Suzanne Yeend BVSc MRCVS


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. At weekends Suzie enjoys getting out and about competing her own horse Panzer.

phone: 07961 119 777


Catherine Corbett

Catherine Corbett BSc (Hons), BVM&S MRCVS


Catherine graduated from the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies (The University of Edinburgh) in 2021. She was awarded the Moredun Foundation Prize, awarded to the student judged to have performed best in Large Animal studies! Catherine was also president of the National Farm Animal Veterinary society in 2020.

Work related interests include equine medicine and all aspects of farm work, in particular she loves cows!

phone: 07949582122


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 - 2:00pm)