North East/Co. Durham Region

North East/Co. Durham Region2018-05-17T15:21:14+00:00

North East Region

Claire held very successful meetings in Bradbury during 2015 /2016 and 2017 and we are delighted that she is continuing into 2018 to support people with management responsibilities in veterinary practice in the North East. Claire held her first regional meeting at Newton Aycliffe on 13th February 2018. Feedback about the venue was excellent so we are back off there on Thursday 11th October 2018 2-5pm to welcome the Blue Cross to talk about Client retention during Pet Loss, a situation that we all have to handle so often in practice, accompanied by Caroline Pearson of Progressive Vet Consulting who will discuss Preparing for Recruitment. Two very valuable sessions! Register now at

Claire Bake Regional Organiser

I have been Human Resources Manager at the Wilson Veterinary Group in County Durham since July 2006. Having previously worked for WM Morrison Supermarkets for 9 years, I graduated from Sheffield University in 2002 with a BSc in Physics. Knowing that Physics was not the career for me, I went on to complete the Morrisons Graduate Trainee Scheme, specialising in Personnel. I recently completed my MA in Human Resource Management at Teesside University and am working towards Chartered Membership of the CIPD.

Outside of work I am very active in the Scout Association, as a Beaver Scout Leader for my local group and with District, County and National roles as well.