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.


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.


Chloe Bonsell


Hello, some of you may know me already, but my name is Chloe! I have been coming to this practice for many years now and spent a lot of time here as a veterinary student, lurking in the back of consultation rooms! I graduated from Nottingham Vet School in July 2020 and was lucky enough to start my career here at Cockburns with the most lovely and supportive team.

I have always lived locally and I am a big Leicester City fan. If I am not watching the football, then I am commonly playing on the Xbox or tending to my new beehive! My latest fascination is discovering new vegan cooking recipes.

Along with the bees, I also have 3 rabbits: Foxy, Grey-Joy and Dorothy!

I know that being here at Cockburns will allow me to become the best general practitioner I can be – I enjoy seeing a wide variety of cases and learning more and more each time.

Kian Guerzoni


Joe Dunne

BVMedSci (hons), BVM BVS (hons), MRCVS

Originally from rural Suffolk, after graduating from the University of Nottingham in 2021, Joe decided to stay up in the Midlands and joined Cockburn Vets as the newest vet on the team. Joe has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery and ultrasonography, and is looking forward to developing both those skills during his time at Cockburns.

In his spare time, Joe likes to read, paint landscapes Bob Ross style, hike, go to the gym, and cook. He lives in Coalville surrounded by his artworks and far too many plants! Back home in Suffolk, he has two cats and a corn snake lovingly cared for by his family.