Our Staff

As veterinary surgeons at A P Lee Ltd we work as a close knit team with over 50 years veterinary experience between us. We have an excellent enthusiastic and caring support team working with competence, confidence and a smile. We also have an excellent network of referral services available if required.

Veterinary surgeons

Alison P Lee BVSc MRCVS
Sally Mottram BVSc MRCVS
Sarah Hogg VetMB MRCVS
Barbara Deane BVM MRCVS

Support Staff

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Alison P Lee BVSc MRCVS

Having been brought up on a farm Alison has always had a keen interest in animals, their care, health and wellbeing. She has always had her own dogs and horses and has competed to international level eventing. She qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Liverpool University in 1981 and began her veterinary career in a busy mixed and equine practice in Leicestershire before coming home to Lancashire and opening this practice in Carnforth in 1984.

Initially the practice was mixed with a variety of farm animals, horses and pets being cared for. Over the years and with the help of like-minded veterinary surgeons and excellent support staff the practice has evolved into what it is today catering mainly for small animals and horses.

Outside of the practice other interests include her dogs and horses and enjoying the beautiful local countryside and its abundant wildlife. Alison is still involved in the family farm which breeds pedigree Charollais sheep and thoroughbred horses. Away days are usually to some of the Northern Racecourses to watch the homebred horses compete in hurdle and steeplechase races.

Alison has also spent time in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Tanzania and South Africa on safari and involved in wildlife veterinary work and has enjoyed some very varied experiences and amassed many photographs during that time.

Call up a member of our caring staff today on: 01524 735 249

Sally Mottram BVSc MRCVS

Sally enjoys all small animal work, in particular small furries. She has a bundle of rescued cats at home.

Away from work she enjoys stone carving and calligraphy.

Sarah Hogg Vet MB MRCVS

Also qualified from the University of Cambridge and joined us here to begin in mixed practice.  She then chose to specialise in equine work and still retains a particulr interest in equine dentistry and acupuncture. Further information on equine dentistry and acupuncture can be found at www.integralequine.co.uk

She is a keen practitioner and teacher of Yoga.


Denise joined the practice about 20 years ago as a nurse/receptionist and has become an indispensable part of the team. Denise lives on a local farm with her daughter, horse and dogs.

Denise has always been involved with animals especially dogs which she breeds and shows. She is a qualified dog groomer and judge.

It will often be Denise’s smiling face that greets you first at the practice.


Karen first joined the practice 12 years ago. She is a busy mother of four and she enjoys many varied family activities, mainly outdoors. She has many animals including guinea pigs, tortoises and a crazy collie/spaniel dog called Dilys.

Anything small and furry is loved by Karen with reptiles coming a close second.


Ann has been involved with the practice almost since its infancy. She helps as a nurse and receptionist and is our HSE advisor. Ann has a love of all animals especially cats and horses

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For as long as Karen can remember she has always loved animals of all kinds.

She  owns a GSP called Winston, who is absolutely bonkers!   Almost ten years ago she re homed 4 rescue chickens and quickly caught the poultry keeping bug.

She loves the outdoors and all things wooly (spinning, needle felting, knitting and weaving).  She also enjoys cooking and loves to bake cakes with her ” homegrown” eggs.