Veterinary Nurses

Liam Felton RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse, Head Nurse

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Sue Wilcox RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse

“I joined the 608 Vet Practice in 1990 and completed my Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in-house in 1994. I am Head Nurse and am also responsible for drugs purchasing and stock control for the practice and in 2011 became a qualified SQP (Suitably Qualified Person) so I can legally authorise certain prescriptions on the vets’ behalf. I have two cats at home call Hugo and Trinity.”

Sophie Langley RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse, Clinical Coach

“I joined the 608 Vet Practice in winter 2009 after studying to be a veterinary care assistant for a year at Solihull College. I am now studying towards my Veterinary Nursing Diploma at the Bottle Green Training Centre. I enjoy working with all domestic pets but I also love horses. At home I have a cat and a dog; Squeak and Bailey.”

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Sheridan Golding RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse, Clinical Coach

“I joined 608 Vet practice in 2011 and have now qualified and become a clinical coach. Previous to this I had recently completed a BSc Veterinary Science degree followed by a MSc in Wild Animal Biology where I worked at ZSL and Whipsnade Zoo. I am very lucky to continue my interest in veterinary sciences assisting in our excellent in house laboratory. I also have a very naughty tortoiseshell cat called Poppy”

Sarah Kinchin RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse, Clinical Coach

“I joined 608 in August 2014 after qualifying with distinction in my vet nursing and practice management degree in May 2013. Soon after I became a clinical coach able to train student veterinary nurses. My passion is rabbit and small furry medicine and anaesthesia! At home I have a rabbit called Dennis and Carlos the cat.”

Lucy Newman RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse, Clinical Coach

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Kayleigh Sale RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse

“I joined the 608 Vet Practice in 2003 and studied for my Certificate in Veterinary Nursing at Warwickshire College which I completed in 2005. I became a Clinical Coach in 2011 to assess and guide trainee nurses. I have a keen interest in medical nursing of cases in hospital and I own numerous cats.”

Stephanie Sharratt RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse

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Ally Pett RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse

“I have previously worked in a local pet centre running the small reptile section for 7 years. I also have experience working in boarding kennels, catteries, grooming, aquatics and a small amount of farm work. I have completed a first diploma in Animal Care, a national diploma in Animal Management and City & Guilds in Pet Store and Livestock Management exams. I joined the 608 Vet Practice in October 2011 and qualified in Summer 2014.”

Sarah Snape RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse

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Sarah Johnson RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse

“I joined the 608 Vet Practice in December 2011 as a student veterinary nurse. Previous to this I have worked as a veterinary nursing assistant in a referral centre and as a Pet Health Advisor in a busy first opinion practice. I really enjoy working here at 608 and have started my veterinary nursing diploma. I currently own a lovely cat called Marlene, who I rescued as a kitten and I’m hoping to soon get a dog!”

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Tegan Holloway RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse

“I joined 608 Vets in September 2013 after 2 years in a different practice and am due to qualify as a Veterinary Nurse in late summer 2014. I have a degree in public services and originally planned to train to become a police officer! I have a Wauzer (Schnauzer cross Westie) called Misty who is 3 years old.”

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Mandy Ellis RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse

“I joined the 608 Vet Practice in 1993 and I studied to become a veterinary nurse at the Matthew Boulton College.  I have stayed with the practice ever since however I now work part time to look after my family. I own a cat called Buster who I adopted as a stray from the practice.”

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Yvette Luckett RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse

“I started working in practice when I left school and studied for my Certificate in Veterinary Nursing at Rodbaston College which I achieved in 2001. I joined the 608 Vet Practice in 2004 and have a special interest in feline medicine and surgery. I have a 8 year old cat called Merry who’s extremely lazy!”

Jenny Barfield RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse

“I joined the 608 Vet Practice in 2000 where I studied my first year of my Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in-house before studying my second year at Warwickshire College. I qualified in 2004 and became Hospital Nurse in order to manage and oversee the hospital patients. In 2010 I obtained the City & Guilds Certificate in Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species and Wildlife. I own three cats, a dog, some chickens, birds, tropical and pond fish as well as a collection of tortoises and a hedgehog!”

Pauline Dillon RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse

“I first joined the 608 Vet Practice in 1974 when I did my nursing training. I have stayed at the practice for most of the intervening years, apart from time off to have a family. I recently returned to 608 after working in the Animal Care Department of Solihull College for 6 year. Whilst I was there I helped set up the veterinary nursing courses and gained my examiner status. I now work full time as part of the emergency care team, so hopefully you won’t need to see me! I have two dogs, both of whom can be a bit unruly especially if you’re a passing cyclist or jogger!”

Karen Alcock RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse

“I studied at Birmingham College and achieved my Veterinary Nursing Certificate in 2000. I joined the 608 in 2005 as one of three night nurses – it is my responsibility to look after in-patients overnight and answer any emergency calls we receive to organise veterinary attention. My extra qualifications include certificates in Pet Insurance, Pet Nutrition, bird of prey handling and management as well as CPD in exotic pets and pet behaviour. I have a keen interest in dog behaviour and birds. My pets include five dogs, chickens, aviary birds, pheasants, ducks, fish ferrets, one magnificent Harris hawk and a barn owl.”

Michelle Hennessey RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse

“WOW after 18 months of hard work, 18 written assignments and 3 exam papers, our weekend emergency veterinary nurse Michelle has just passed her Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing with distinction!! We are all so proud of you Michelle!”

Lesa Davis RVN
Qualified Veterinary Nurse

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Abby Stevens
Student Veterinary Nurse

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Kathryn Edwards
Student Veterinary Nurse

“I joined the 608 Vet Practice in September 2013 as a student nurse after recently gaining a BSc (Hons) in Equine Science. I gained my level 3 diploma in Veterinary nursing and am now a registered veterinary nurse. I am looking forward to developing my skills and have a keen interest in anaesthesia and surgery but I also love medical nursing and caring for the patients in the hospital. Outside of work I have a dog, 2 cats and 2 horses.”

Lizzie Scrimgeour
Student Veterinary Nurse

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Emma Peyton
Theatre Nursing Assistant

“I joined the 608 Vet Practice in 2003 after studying both a National Certificate and National Diploma in Animal Care and a Pre-Veterinary Nursing Certificate. I have achieved the NVQ2 in Veterinary Nursing at Rodbaston College. My role is to help the Veterinary Nurses and Surgeons in theatre and maintain the environment for all the operations. At home I have a number of cats and a dog as well as some working ferrets.”

Jessica Lindsey
Nursing Assistant

“I joined the 608 Vet Practice in 2008 after studying the First Diploma in Animal Care, the National Certificate in Animal Management and NVQ2 in Livestock and Animal Husbandry at Warwickshire College. My responsibilities include feeding and walking the animals and offering them fuss and company during their stay in hospital. I have two Jack Russell Terriers and two cats who all get on really well and love to play!”

Ella Wright
Nursing Assistant

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