In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory of Helen Tagell


It was with great sadness that our dear friend and colleague, Helen Tagell, passed away in October 2022.

As many of our clients knew, Helen had been one of the welcoming faces of our reception team for over a decade, having joined CVC back in 2010. And her absence is felt by each of us who knew her, each and every day.

With the support and blessing of Helen’s family, we set up a charity page to honour her memory. Cancer Research UK was the requested beneficiary by her husband, Paul and daughter, Jade.  

If you would like to contribute, you can find the Go Fund Me page here;

We regularly raise funds for charity as a practice, and a proportion of all future proceeds will go towards Cancer Research UK, as we continue to remember Helen.

We couldn’t have hoped for a kinder person to have been part of our team, and her friendship definitely touched all of our hearts. Words can’t describe how much Helen is missed by all those who knew her. Forever loved, always remembered, and never forgotten.

With love,


If you would like to leave a tribute to Helen, please add your message to our 'Remembering Helen' form. 

Remembering Helen Tribute Form

Read tributes to Helen

A very special lady who always greeted us with a smile and nothing was ever too much trouble. Dogs can sense a good, loving and kind person and Aero and Brodie certainly sensed those qualities in Helen. Such a lovely lady and so sadly missed.    Carole Bernstein

So shocked to hear this beyond awful news....Helen was such a warm, friendly and caring person, who quite obviously had a genuine love for animals......I will not forget her warm and welcoming smile she greeted us with when we visited Congleton Veterinary very sorry to all her family and her ' surgery family'.….she will be sorely missed....xxxx    Claire Alcock

I didn't know Helen, other than my first point of contact, when I wanted to change vets, with Teddy and Louis, whom I'd recently adopted. My first impressions were to find her very engaging, extremely pleasant and efficient. Over the years, I got to know her through either chatting about the weather, holidays or my concerns with Teddy and Louis, especially when I lost Teddy. Helen seemed to me to be full of life and I was devastated to hear that she'd been terminally diagnosed. Quite often, I wanted to ask about her or send her a card, but I felt I didn't know her well enough. I wish I had now, because I know she meant so much to so many people, such as I, who didn't know her other than through CVC. I'll always walk through that door and expect to see Helen and I'm sure she'll always be part of CVC. RIP Helen - you'll be sadly missed by not only clients of CVC but your many friends and family. Gone too soon.    Kathy Howell

Helen was my first point of contact when I had my first dog, Amy, in 2009. She was very helpful, kind & patient with me & was such a lovely, bubbly lady. Sue Critchley

Helen took such good care of us when we lost Theo. She always remembered him when he came in and always made a fuss of him. She made the whole sad process over the year and a bit that bit more bareable and even the day we collected his ashes she made sure we was okay and if she could do anything for us. Helen was such a lovely caring compassionate soul and would do anything for not just our animals but us too. It feels strange when you go into Congleton vets and not seeing her smiley face handing out the treats! She will be missed and all we can do is be thankful for all she did and glad she was there to look after us all! Thank you Helen and may you rest in peace xx   Kirsty and Yazz

She was a lovely person and it was a pleasure to know her, see Paul most days taking Tilly for her walk which brings back many memories. R.I.P. Helen. xxx  Linda Millward

Helen was such a beautiful person inside and out. She was always happy and full of love for my girls whenever they came into the surgery. Helen was amazing with myself and my mum when we lost our holly dog and remained supportive when we sadly lost my other dog Tasha 3 yrs later. Her smile kindness and laugh was infectious. My love and thoughts go to Helen’s family. Such a beautiful soul that will be missed greatly xx    
Kate Langham (waby)

RIP dear Helen. 10 years of memories with Thomas Pusscat, Dorian and Spitfire RIP Thanks for the kindness, support and friendship. Precious memories. Cassiopeia and Pixie are still with us. I have another Feral Stray Henry. Now, in Derbyshire, for two years. God Bless. Cyra xxxx