The Liverpool Team 2018-2019

Alice Addis

Senior Clinical Director

Hi I’m Alice. Living in London and then moving to Liverpool three years ago meant that I have spent many years exposed to the issue of homelessness. I've always appreciated the bond that the homeless and vulnerable have with their pets. I am passionate about using my knowledge of veterinary science to ensure the pets we see stay healthy and protected so they can remain loyal companions to their owners.

I spend my free time playing sports and keeping myself busy with friends and family. I love meeting new people, and Trusty Paws has meant that I have been able to work with lots of amazing people and hear some inspiring stories. I love the work we do and the impact it has, and I look forward to every clinic. 


Alex Chester

Clinical Director

I'm Alex and I'm a third year vet student. I'm a keen horse rider and have been on the uni riding team for a few years now, owing to the fact I've already done one degree at Liverpool! Hence, I'm now into my sixth year of studying and living here. I instantly fell in love with the city; its people, their friendliness and the huge sense of community it has. However the painstakingly high level of homelessness is something that has always shocked and worried me. I was so excited to hear about Trusty Paws, offering a chance to help towards an issue I feel strongly about and to give a bit back to the incredible Liverpool community. 

Freya Townsend

Clinical Director and Publicity Manager

Hi! I’m Freya, one of the Clinical Directors and the Publicity manager for Trusty Paws Liverpool. Trusty Paws combines my passion for veterinary science with helping the homeless. This is a cause I've cared greatly about since moving to Liverpool - recently running a half marathon in aid of a local homeless charity. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, being outdoors and spending time with my friends and family. I have two Cocker Spaniels, Mabel and Dudley, so I understand the fantastic companionship and comfort that dogs provide.

As Publicity Manager, my mission is to promote the charity and to keep you, our members and supporters, updated on our progress and the great work carried out by our team of hard-working volunteers.

Scott Watson

Fourth Year Support 

Hello! My names Scott and I live just outside the city of Liverpool. I'm a fourth year studying Veterinary medicine at Liverpool University. In January 2017 I realised that there was a serious issue facing homeless people in the city who had dogs… who's their vet? After some research I found there wasn’t a proper clinic in the city accessible to them and so I contacted Ruby Shorrock and asked if she was interested in helping set up a Liverpool branch. Seven months later and plans were in full motion with our first Liverpool vet clinic for homeless people’s pets in December 2017.

When I get some free time I like to go rock climbing or take my two dogs the beach. When I graduate I’m keen to work in small animal practice.

Emily Prince

Fourth Year Support

Hi, I’m Emily. Since coming to Liverpool I've been keen to be involved in some charity/volunteer work and so Scott and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to do so. I am so excited to get this up and running! In my free time you will find me either horse riding, at the gym or seeing friends and family!


Amelia Rashid

Senior Fundraising Officer

Hi I’m Amelia, a fourth year vet student at Liverpool and one of the Fundraising officers! Outside of uni, I can usually be found horse riding, exploring the Lake District or at home begging my parents for a dog! I absolutely love dogs and as soon as I heard about Trusty Paws coming to Liverpool I was keen to get involved. Liverpool’s homeless community is huge and I feel it’s our job to ensure all animals get veterinary treatment. I’m so excited for our first clinic to open and to be part of such a rewarding organisation.


Kathyrn Hext

Senior Fundraising Officer

Hey, my names Kathryn and I'm from Barnard Castle in the North East of England. I'm currently living in Liverpool completing my fourth year of veterinary medicine. I love taking photos and climbing hills with my dog! I am one of the fundraising officers for Trusty Paws Liverpool - I'm doing this because I strongly believe that dogs, and other animals alike, are incredible buffers against physical and psychological stress, and are a fantastic source of companionship for those who are most in need, such as those without homes. This role helps me preserve & encourage a bond which has given me so much, and I'm very excited by what's to come!


Beth Jarret

Junior Fundraising Officer

Hi, my name is Beth and I am one of the Junior Fundraising Officers. I am from the Cotswolds, and I enjoy hiking with my dog Roxy, as well as rugby and going to gigs. I wanted to join Trusty Paws as I am hugely passionate about helping disadvantaged people through their animals and I feel that initiatives such as Trusty Paws can make such a difference in a community!

Ash Mooning

Outreach Officer

Hello, I’m Ash! As a scouser I was keen to share my local knowledge to aid in the setup of Trusty Paws, so I’m delighted to be an outreach officer this year. I hope my peer support experience will also help me in this role, having had extra communication skills training. I knew about previous schemes at other universities and always hoped Liverpool vet students would be able to offer support to our homeless community in a similar project. In my spare time, I enjoy escaping the city life, to go hiking and I’ve recently taken up painting.

Grace Mulhern

Outreach Officer

Hi, I'm Grace! I enjoy boxing and walking my dogs. I wanted to join Trusty Paws as I think homeless people who don't necessarily have the money to own a pet shouldn't be judged for having one. In their situation a dog can be a best friend and even a reason to live in some case, homeless people should be given the opportunity to care for them as well.

Josh Webber

Senior Stock Manager and Finance Manager

Hi, my name is Josh Webber and I am a fourth year student from Liverpool vet school. Last year I was very excited to get involved in Trusty Paws and I am now the senior stock manager for the Liverpool clinic. I am originally from Somerset and so Liverpool is a big change from home; I enjoy spending my spare time exploring the city and getting out and about. I really wanted to be part of trusty paws as it is a great opportunity to help animals in need of care as well help their homeless owners, because their animal companions mean everything to them. It is also a good chance to get more involved with dogs and to build on my knowledge as I would like to become a small animal vet when I graduate.

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Lizzie Relph

Junior Stock Manager

Hello! My name's Lizzie and I'm a 3rd year Vet student from the beautiful Lake District. When I'm at home I really enjoy climbing the fells with my dogs or sailing on the lakes. I first got involved with Trusty Paws last year when we completed the fundraising Yorkshire 3 Peaks walk, it was such a great experience and really pushed me to want to help more and work within the clinic. This year I'm working as the Drugs and Stock manager based in Liverpool and am so excited to get started. I know that it is going to be such a rewarding experience!

Natasha Shanker

Second Year Rep

Hi I’m Natasha, a second year vet student. I have always been passionate about charity work and helping people, so am really excited to get involved with Trusty paws. Having lived in Liverpool for a few years now (this is my second degree!) I have grown to love this vibrant city and the people who live here, so I can’t wait to give something back by helping the animals that mean so much to people living in difficult situations. In my spare time I enjoy going to dance classes and spoiling my pet chinchilla!

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Rebecca Fonseka

Second Year Rep

Hi, my name's Rebecca and I am a second year vet student. When moving to Liverpool it really struck me how real the homelessness crisis is here. The fact that I can marry two of my passions together, helping vulnerable people and animals and giving back to my community, meant applying for the Trusty Paws committee was a no-brainer! I'm really looking forward to supporting the community in the place I will call home for the next few years and also giving students (including myself) opportunities to improve clinical and communication skills. In my spare time, I love to travel and keep active playing netball and going to the gym.

Charlotte Smith

Junior Fundraising Officer

Hi, I’m Charlotte and I’m currently a 2nd year vet student. I’m originally from the South Welsh coast where I enjoy spending time outside exploring the local countryside and playing sports. This is my first year being involved with Trusty Paws as one of the Junior Fundraising Officers and I can’t wait to start getting stuck in with helping those in need here in Liverpool by being part of such a valuable organisation within our local community!