Meet the team

Animal care is a very personal business and client relationships are important to us. We have a lot of talent under one roof at our Coalville vet animal surgery – so meet the team and see what makes us tick.


Diane Storer

Raised on the family farm in Northern Ireland, Diane grew up with a love of all animals. After qualifying from Edinburgh University’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 1989, she worked in practices in Cheshire, Staffordshire and Berkshire before joining Cockburn Veterinary Group in 1995, becoming a partner in 1999.
Diane reckons the best part of veterinary medicine is the variety and to ensure she is able to give her patients the most up to date treatment options she recently completed a 4 year diploma in veterinary professional studies obtaining a distinction by scoring over 70% in each module. Outside work Diane enjoys spending time with her family, her dog Skye and cat Denzel, going to spin classes at the gym, walking, reading and embroidery.

Cathy Churchill


Cathy joined us in November 2014 having worked in a number of practices over the years. She has a specific interest in surgery and has introduced keyhole surgery to Cockburn’s so that we are now able to offer laparoscopic surgeries for spays, abdominal biopsies, removal of cryptorchid testicles and foreign body retrieval.

Cathy is currently studying for a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) an extra qualification that veterinary surgeons can undertake when they have been practising for at least a year.

Cathy supports Bath Rugby Club (sorry Tigers fans. Bath? Please! Of all the clubs in the premiership…) and is an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction books.


Kostas Bikos


Kostas was born and raised in Athens, Greece and qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Thessaly. After working in Greece for several years, he moved to the UK and joined us in March 2015.

Kostas has a particular interest in orthopaedics and surgery and he is currently completing the Royal College of Vetinary Surgeons Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice with the University of Liverpool, designated in small animal surgery.

In his spare time, Kostas likes to explore the UK countryside, play his guitar and socialise with friends. He is also a very keen aircraft and aviation enthusiast.


Nadine Wainwright


Nadine joined our veterinary team in May 2018. Having completed a degree in Physiology, Nadine fulfilled her ambition to become a vet qualifying from the University of Liverpool in 2007.

Nadine enjoys all aspects of general practice with a particular interest in medicine and feline medicine.

In her spare time Nadine enjoys going to the cinema, gym and spending time with family and friends.


Claudia Faria

Claudia graduated from the University of Trás-OS-Montes e Alto Douro in Portugal in 2004. She immediately moved to the UK and has remained here ever since, working in companion animal practices in Cleveland, Leicestershire and Essex.
She has a particular interest in small animal surgery and diagnostic imaging and in 2013 gained extra qualifications in these disciplines through successfully studying for General Practitioner certificates. This makes Claudia the practice’s go to person for ultrasound scanning.
Claudia loves to travel, particularly to locations with a pretty beach. She also loves to read, go the cinema and socialise with her family and friends.

Ana Gálvez Martínez


Ana grew up in the beautiful Alicante region of Spain and obtained her degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Murcia in 2011. Following graduation she worked as a veterinary surgeon in her homeland of Spain until moving to the UK to join us in September 2019. Ana is especially interested in the medicine aspect of veterinary practice, and in particular in ultrasonography.

Ana has a dog called Maggie, who also travelled from Spain to join us. Together they love to explore the English countryside.