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Nurses

LOUISE RAY R.V.N.

Louise and owl

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!

JANE WOOD R.V.N.

Auscultating a hen

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.
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.

Jane is our senior training nurse, responsible for so many great nurses being trained at Rose Cottage. as recognition of this she has won the Wigan Centre - Best Clinical Coach Award.

NIKKI ROBERTS R.V.N.

Nikki listening to heart

Nikki joined the practice in 2009 and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2016. She is actively involved in our nurse clinics and is a brilliant and supportive member of the team.
Her hobbies include reading, sewing, cross stitching and shopping. Nikki has a beautiful young boy named Leo and is a doting mother, spending most of her free time playing with dinosaurs!
Nikki has two guinea pigs, Toes and Big Pig

LAURA WOODFINE R.V.N.

Laura holding cat

Laura joined the practice in 2010 and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2019. Her hobbies include reading, baking and walking with the dogs. A healthy Disney and Taylor Swift obsession. Laura enjoys spending time with her family and husband Matthew, and also growing her own vegetables. Laura is a keen zero waster and has an interest in sustainability. Laura has a passion for working with senior patients and exotics.

Laura has 2 cats, Florence and Eugene Fitzherbert, Tilly the poodle cross and Hunter the yellow labrador.

EMMA KEATING. R.V.N.

Emma answering the phone

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 achieved her RVN qualification

HOLLY CANNON

Holly

Holly joined us as a receptionist in 2016. Since joining Holly has transfered over to our nursing staff. Holly runs the laboratory side of the practice, where blood samples etc., are handled. Her hobbies include baking, dining out and walking her dog. She has a labrador cross springer called Millie.
Holly has started on her training towards RVN qualification

GEMMA HINDLE SCALES

Gemma holding Tagg for acupuncture

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.

SARAH FITTON

Sarah checking the drug order

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 3 cats, Joe, Zookie and Tyler.

CORINNE EDWARDS

Corinne

Corinne joined us in 2015 after completing a degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, having worked with the RSPCA for four years. She has three children, called Summer, Lexie and Marley. She enjoys going on holiday and spending time with her family. She has a wide variety of pets! She has a dog called Lola, a cat called Mika, two Giant Rabbits named Dodger and Daphne, two guinea pigs called Bean and Pumpkin plus a cockatiel called Henry. Animal welfare is always at the forefront of her mind and has a real passion for ensuring the highest standards are always met both inside and outside the practice.

AMY BIGNALL

Amy

Amy started back in December 2019, originally only working Saturdays. She then progressed to a full time position, as an Auxillary veterinary nurse, with the long term goal of qualifying as a registered veterinary nurse. Amy has a dog called Lola and 2 bearded dragons. Amy enjoys playing netball in the local leagues and is a brilliant wing defence! Her favourite part of the job is being able to be hands on with every single animal that comes through the door, whether it be dogs, cats or wildlife.

JEN WHITTLE

Jen joined us in August 2021 after spending 14 years working as a Zoo Keeper. She worked alongside many exotic species such as Elephants, Giraffes, large and small carnivores, reptiles, invertebrates and aquatics. Her passion for exotics and love for animals is certainly reflected in her pets at home. She has 3 Tortoises (Pip, Nugget and Smudge), 2 Panther Chameleons (George and Dotty), a Royal Python called Elsa, and finally, for now, 3 dogs Mylo, Marty and Murphy!
Jen enjoys spending as much time as she can with her family and 3 children. She loves DIY, decorating and crafting, and if she every manages to get a spare minute, enjoys watching Disney and other TV series.

VERITY DANN

Verity

Verity joined us in November 2021, after 5 years working in a local Safari Park. Prior to this, she lived and worked around the world including Australia, the Arctic Circle, Tunisia and Abu Dhabi. She had the pleasure of working with many different animals on her travels from reindeer, penguins, wallabies and the endangered shearwater. At home she has 2 Chinchillas (Pippa and Mouse) and as of very recently an orphaned wild baby rabbit named Charlie. In her spare time she loves to bake treats for her Chinchillas and on weekends you will find her out and about or at a Sunday Car Boot sale!

EMILY WEBB

Emily started with us in May 2021 as an Auxiliary Nurse.
She has a dog named George and two rabbits at home called Rosie and Snowy. She recently travelled to New York and spent time in the Big Apple! Emily loves all things theatre and has seen a plethora of stage shows in her spare time.