We only employ Registered Qualified Veterinary Nurses or Students who are on a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons approved training course.
Our students are consistently and properly supervised and are not allowed to perform any task for which they have not been suitably trained. We are a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Accredited Practice. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. In the meantime please be assured that your pet is our highest priority.
Claire Rockell RVN – Head Veterinary Nurse
Claire qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1994 and has been with the practice since 1995. In addition to her nursing duties Claire is part of the team responsible for training of student veterinary nurses, ordering and maintaining stocks of prescription and lifestyle diets. Claire has also been a Veterinary Nurse Examiner for the Royal College Of Veterinary Surgeons.
She enjoys agility competitions with her sprocker Stanley (on the left!). She also has a gorgeous spaniel called Basil, a rescue dog called Mavis and a working Cocker named Reggie.
Debbie Culley RVN – Registered Veterinary Nurse and Pet Health Adviser
Debbie has been a qualified Veterinary Nurse for more than twenty-six years and has been with the practice since 1995. In 1992 she gained a Diploma in Canine Behaviour and currently runs our in-house Behaviour clinics.
In her role as Pet Health Adviser she co-ordinates Puppy Playgroup, Junior Clinics and Senior Clinics, Arthritis Clinics and Dental Clinics and is our first line of contact for clients with general pet care problems.
Debbie has two border terriers Jake and Twiggy and a cocker spaniel called Sunny. In her spare time she enjoys badminton, agility and yoga.
Sophie Green RVN – Registered Veterinary Nurse
Sophie joined the practice in March 2008 and completed her training to be a Veterinary Nurse with us. She is a popular and valuable member of the team and is now one of our Clinical Coaches for our Student Veterinary Nurses as part of our commitment to training VNs for the future. Sophie developed and coordinates our Diabetic Clinic which provides support to pets and owners dealing with diabetes. She lives locally with her family.
Lisa Wanless RVN – Registered Veterinary Nurse
Lisa joined the practice in 2014 and has fitted extremely well into our Nursing Team. She lives locally with her family and has 2 cats named Chester and Lily. Lisa runs our Kidney Clinics.
Sophie Ambrose RVN – Registered Veterinary Nurse
Sophie joined the practice in 2013 and completed her training at Ark House. She is now one of our highly knowledgeable RVNs and an extremely valuable member of the team. She’s seen here with her dog Scoobie..
Emma Hart RVN – Registered Veterinary Nurse
Emma joined us as a Kennel Nurse in 2014 and successfully completed her Veterinary Care Assistant (VCA) qualification with Distinction. She qualified as an RVN in 2017. Emma is pictured wit her cat Ashleigh.
Beccy Langthorne – Student Veterinary Nurse
Beccy joined us in April 2018 on placement and is already settling in well. Beccy is studying for a degree in Veterinary Nursing.
Emily Brazier – Student Veterinary Care Assistant
Emily joined the practice in October 2018 and is studying for VCA qualification. She’s already proven to be a very hard working and friendly part of our team.