Apart from two (short) spells of maternity leave, Liz, a London vet school graduate, has worked at Rose Cottage Veterinary Centre since it was opened by Norman Henry in 1984.
Liz is married to Harry and they have two children, Pete and Sarah.
Liz has a particular interest in horses and has a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon’s Certificate in Equine Practice.
Horses also feature strongly in her home life. Liz has ridden and enjoyed equine country pursuits since being a child. The Gorse family also enjoy point to point racing. Pre-children Liz rode herself. Years later when Sarah was competing it was a great family day out – Liz drove the wagon, Sarah rode, Pete lead the horse up and told his sister how to ride the race and Harry drank the wine!
Now Pete and Sarah have left home and produced two delightful granddaughters – it will only be a case of time before Grannie buys them a lead rein pony and starts again on the Pony club circuit!
Liz is one of the Directors of Rose Cottage Veterinary Centre
Ken gained his Veterinary qualification from Glasgow University in 1981. He joined the practice in 1990 and later became a partner. Ken holds a certificate in Dermatology which is his area of expertise. Along with his keen interest in dermatology he enjoys small animal surgery, exotic animal medicine and surgery and acupuncture. The practice, through Ken, accepts dermatological referrals, and will also accept cases for acupuncture
Ken is married to Anne who is also a vet. They have a son called Jamie, 2 cats called Slinky Malinky and Vinny, and a terrier cross called Halle.
Ken enjoys playing a round of golf (badly), walking, photography, watching rugby and football, and spending time with his family.
He has co-edited the BSAVA Manual of Canine Practice, and wrote 2 of the chapters, skin diseases and disorders of the canine paw.
Ken is one of the Directors of Rose Cottage Veterinary Centre
In 2006, Jen arrived as a student to do her Extra Mural studies, while in her 3rd year at Bristol Vet School. Upon graduating in 2008, she joined the practice as a fully fledged vet.
Since joining, she has developed an extensive knowledge of zoo animal medicine, and is the official veterinary surgeon for Knowsley Safari Park. As well as her role at the park, she enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice.
When not at work, she enjoys competing with her horses Yoda and Smirnoff in dressage, showjumping and eventing. She also enjoys snow boarding and walking with her lurcher Daisy. She also has a Dumerils Boa snake called Milo.
Jen is one of the Directors of Rose Cottage Veterinary Centre
Norman qualified from the University of Dublin in 1971 and along with his wife established Rose Cottage Veterinary Centre in 1984. He holds a Diploma in Bovine Reproduction. Until 2014, Norman was a director but passed his directorship to Jen.
Norman is married to Christine with three children and two grandchildren.
Norman is a keen golfer and is a past Captain of Helsby Golf Club.
Christine and Norman have 3 cats, Miss Pretty, Milly and Oscar.
Chris joined our veterinary team in 2013. He has quickly used his Welsh charm to become very popular with our clients. He has an interest in all aspects of practice.
He leads an active social life enjoying rugby, tennis, (both for local clubs), surfing, canoeing, rowing and swimming, so just about any sport!! Chris enters the odd long distance run to keep fit. At home he enjoys cooking, as well as dining out and drinking.
Chris really enjoys family life and at home he has a son, Dylan and daughter, Lilah who certainly keep Chris and his partner Marisa from being bored!
They have a cat called Sheila, and 2 tortoises called Alun and Arianwen
Suzie boosted our veterinary team in 2014. Suzie enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice, but has a particular interest in exotics, rabbit medicine and oncology.
Suzie is a big fan of motorsport. As well as following Formula 1, she also enjoys Karting and racing in rental Kart Championships. Her other hobbies include gymnastics, horse riding and cake baking!
She has a cat called Elsa, but also a lovely rabbit called Nutmeg, who lives with her parents in Sheffield.
Sean joined our practice earlier this year after graduating from Warsaw University of life Sciences. Sean is originally from a rural area in the North West of Ireland and made the move to Warsaw after graduating with a BSc degree in Biochemistry from NUI Galway in 2010.
Sean loves all elements of mixed practice but especially enjoys small animal surgery and working with farm animals. He leads an active social life and likes catching up with family and friends, cinema, keeping fit and enjoys music and has even sang at different venues. He also enjoys the outdoors, exploring new areas and sight seeing when on his travels.
He also has a high maintenance cat called Tindra, a stray who he adopted after working a couple of weeks at the practice and more recently has taken on a kitten called Joey.
Rachael started here as a veterinary student in 2015 undertaking her clinical extra mural studies. She is originally from the Wirral and undertook her veterinary studies at Nottingham Veterinary School. Following graduating she joined our veterinary team.
Rachael enjoys all aspects of mixed practice, but especially enjoys all things exotic and equine. She enjoys horse riding and also works with carriage horses and finds carriage driving extremely enjoyable. Rachael also enjoys walking in the countryside and photography. Fine art is also a passion of hers -especially drawing and painting pet portraits. She loves baking and even was televised on the Extra Slice being interviewed by Jo Brand & Mary Berry. Rachael has an active social life and enjoys spending time with family, friends and her pets including 2 naughty parrots, a tortoise and a cheeky doodle who is a pets as therapy dog.
Recently Rachael has re-homed a cockerpoo called Lola.