HALE vet Sian Coxon has been appointed as a new branch partner for the Willows Veterinary Group.

Having spent 10 years working at Station House Veterinary Centre in Hale, which is part of the Willows Group, Sian has now been been named as a Small Animal Branch Partner for the group.

Sian, 41, said: “I am honoured to be offered this career progression and feel as though I’ve been recognised for ten years hard work. I’m now looking forward to helping Station House to continue to grow and flourish.”

Sian, who comes from Cork in Ireland, qualified as a vet at University College Dublin and worked for a small animal practice in Dudley in the West Midlands before relocating to Cheshire.

Married to fellow vet Gary Coxon, and mum to four-and-a-half-year-old twins Imogen and Thomas, Sian, who lives in Cranage, said: “I love being a vet though didn’t actually decide to become one until after my A-levels.

“I mainly see dogs and cats at the practice and Imogen and Thomas love hearing about the animals I care for, particularly puppies and kittens. There is a lot of animal talk in our house with Gary being a vet also, though he works at a different practice.”

The Willows Veterinary Group works across Cheshire the Wirral, North Wales and Staffordshire.

Its network includes 25 small animal surgeries, a referral veterinary hospital at Oakwood in Cheshire and two equine centres. It is accredited by The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

The team at Station House themselves received an outstanding award for client care in a practice standards scheme run by the veterinary industry governing body, the RCVS, which has its own voluntary programme to accredit veterinary practices in the UK.