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Nurses

LOUISE RAY R.V.N.

Louise joined us in 1986, two years after we opened. She has progressed to become our Head Nurse. She generously passes her extensive knowledge on to our up and coming nurses, and is very supportive to them. In her spare time, Louise enjoys keeping fit, walking, reading, dining out and holidays.
Louise processes the majority of insurance claims submitted to the practice. In 2013, Louise re-homed an injured hedgehog in her garden, called munchkin, where it is doing very well!

Louise and owl

JANE WOOD R.V.N.

Jane migrated south of the border from Scotland to join us in 1992, lured by one of the loves of her life, Trevor. He faces competition for this affection from 3 cats, Brian, Kevin and Dennis, and a cornsnake called Corny.
Jane specialised in exotic pet nursing, achieving one of the highest scores in the UK, and has an extensive knowledge of a range of species.
Her hobbies include horse riding, dining out, walking, cycling, gardening and going on holiday, but most of all her new found passion GOLF.

Auscultating a hen

NIKKI RIZZOTTI R.V.N.

Nikki joined the practice in 2009 and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2016. She is actively involved in our nurse clinics.
Her hobbies include reading, sewing, cross stitching and shopping! Nikki recently took the big step getting married.
Nikki rescued and gave a home to a guinea pig named Rosanne

Nikki listening to heart

AMY GAVIN R.V.N.

Garden party on the palaceAmy joined us in 2011 and in 2017 qualified as a registered veterinary nurse. She plays an active part in our nurse clinics.
She enjoys socialising with friends, watching films and going on holiday. She LOVES pizza and even has an app on her phone for Dominoes! Her passion is cats and recently bought a house. Owen, her boyfriend, will need to learn to accommodate all the cats she has planned!! At present she has 2 cats, Leo (aka Lee-Lee) and Noah (aka No-No). She also has 12 Koi carp in her pond.
Her claim to fame is an invitation to a royal garden party, where she met the Queen and discussed equine matters!

Amy in the Lab

LAURA WOODFINE

Laura joined us in 2010. Her hobbies include reading, baking, horse riding and walking. She enjoys time with her family and boyfriend Matthew, listening to Taylor Swift and has a healthy obsession with Disney.

Laura has started training towards her RVN qualification

Laura has 3 cats, Angel, Eugene and Florence, a labrador called Charlie and a rabbit called Perdi.

Laura holding cat

EMMA KEATING

Emma joined the practice in 2007. She has proved to be a valuable member of our team, developing skills in the laboratory, and is very proficient in many facets of veterinary nursing and involved in our nurse clinics.
Her hobbies include swimming and the cinema. She enjoys dining out and also enjoys watching her son Jordan playing football on Saturday and Sunday. Jordan supports Liverpool, while Emma secretly supports Manchester United!
She has a staffie called Torres, 2 cats called Binx and Luke, and a cheeky Meyers parrot called Henry, who used to be a resident at the practice. She also has 2 Netherland dwarf rabbits called Bobby and Theo.
Emma has recently achieved her VCA certificate.

Emma answering the phone

GEMMA HINDLE SCALES

Gemma joined us in 2009. Her hobbies include indoor climbing, walking, swimming and metal hand stamping, enamelling and general crafts. She has a keen interest in farming and mechanics.

Gemma enjoys time with her family and time spent with her pets. Gemma's husband is tractor mad and shares her love of her pets. She has a large collection of pets, 2 dogs Queenie and Connor, 2 cats Jasmine and Ivy,2 rabbits called Clover and Harlan, a chinchilla called Draven, a bearded dragon called Ember, a crested gecko called Benji, 3 spiders called Aster, Nova and Danica, 3 quails called Quentin, Piglet and JJ, and a fish tank.
Gemma has recently achieved her VCA certificate.

Gemma holding Tagg for acupuncture

SARAH FITTON

Sarah joined us in 2001. She is in charge of ordering our stock, a very important job in the efficient running of the practice. Her hobbies include walking, reading and travelling. She enjoys family time and socialising with friends. She has 2 cats, Joe and her recent addition a kitten called Zookie.

Sarah checking the drug order

LAURA DAVENPORT

Laura joined us in 2015. Laura is in charge of our laboratory and edits the waiting room display board. Her interests include dining out, socialising with friends and family, travelling, cuddling her cats, dog walking, photography, baking / cooking, cycling, reading, pretending to go to the gym and making people laugh! She is affectionately known as crazy cat and samoyed lady!
She has 3 cats, Simba, Spotty and Kitty (Kitty cat princess), a dog called Sadie, 2 Alpacas called Eric and Ernie, 2 Donkeys called Oliver and Dominic, a 16 yr old Gecko called Rodney, 3 Sheep called Pippa, Pepper and Bella, as well as chickens, ducks and guinea fowl!!!!!

Laura drawing up medication in syringe

CORINNE EDWARDS

Corinne joined us in 2015 after completing a degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, having worked with the RSPCA for 4 years. She has 2 children, called Summer and Lexie. She enjoys going on holiday and spending time with her family. She has various pets, a dog called Lola, a cat called Coco, a rabbit called Polo, a guinea pig called Fudge, a cockatiel called Henry, 2 Hermans tortoises called Timmy and Tucker, plus a collection of tropical fish.

SAMMY ALDERMAN

Sammy joined us in 2016, having previously worked at Knowsley Safari Park as an animal keeper. She worked closely with the giraffes and elephants. Prior to this, she trained at Blackpool Zoo, working with a whole array of species and successfully hand reared penguins, flamingos and camels.
In her free time she enjoys mountaineering and spending time with friends, family and her 2 dogs, Maisie and Milo.

DANIELLE PERRATON

Danielle joined us in 2016. She enjoys spending time with the family, socialising with friends, meals out, the cinema or just having a good natter! She has a staffie called Rio, a border collie called Lacey, a conure parrot called Joey and 2 rabbits called Georgie and Jessie

ANTONIA HILL

Antonia works alternate Saturday and Sundays and one day in the week.
She has a Dalmation called Rolo, a cat called Sooty, 2 rabbits called Thumper and Thunder, and a guinea pig called Basil