Veterinary Surgeons

Luciano Nebiante – certificate holder – MRCVS PGCertSAS – full time

Luciano graduated from the University of Naples in Italy and moved to the UK in 2009. He has worked in a variety of roles across England from East Yorkshire to Essex.

Luciano has a keen interest in surgery and was awarded a Post-Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2016. His other main interests are emergency/critical care and minimally invasive techniques like endoscopy (procedures or tests carried out with a small camera).

Outside of work he dedicates all of his time to his son and to a very special disabled Dachshund who when not suffering from selective hearing responds to the name Hector. In his spare time he enjoys many sports and loves the great outdoors. Therefore you may find him wandering, but not lost, in the British Countryside. Luciano looks forward to dedicating his heart and skills to you and your beloved pet.

Lorenzo Campana – full time

I Studied in Italy and qualified in 2013. I have been here in the UK since 2015, spending most of this time working in London.

I just recently moved to the green countryside of Lincolnshire and joined South Lincs Vet Group in February 2018. My passion is surgery and my hobbies are cooking, sport and going on long walks in the countryside and being with nature.

Ashley Young – full time

I graduated from Cambridge Vet School in 2013, since then I have worked in Holbeach as a small animal vet.

I enjoy surgery and ophthalmology so hope that with the support of the certificate holders at Sutterton Hospital I can continue to progress these fields.

Although my husband and I have no pets of our own, we foster for charity so our home is never empty.

David Feldmar – full time

David Feldmar qualified in 1994 and has been in small animal practice ever since. Before opening Terrington Vets in 2010 he worked in South Lincolnshire for 6 years at a franchise style practice.

In the past he has been involved in both “out of hours” provision only work for some years and before that in general small animal practice in several clinics in the South east of England. This has given him a broad general small animal based knowledge both clinically and surgically, whilst the time as a franchise branch partner served to give him a better perspective on the running of a practice. David is now the lead vet at the Sutterton practice.

Whilst he has no specialist qualifications in reptiles, he has kept reptiles for over 20 years. Although he no longer keeps any lizard species, he still has a collection of tortoises, and a large number of specialist python species, which he breeds in his spare time. This gives him a good grounding in most of the commonly presented reptile problems that occur in pet reptiles should you keep such pets.

He has always been keen on sport having particularly liked golf and American Football in the past. Now having reached his 40’s he is still a keen health and fitness fanatic regularly attending the gym and various fitness competitions, though staying away from the contact sports. This and his reptile breeding hobby keeps him quite busy away from the practice and both offer vastly different comparisons to life at work.

In 2015 he got married to IIona and now lives happily with his wife and two dogs.

Dana Zaharia – full time

Hello, my name is Dana Zaharia, I qualified in Romania, 2002, and moved to England 10 years ago, trying to achieve a higher level of professionalism and knowledge. I have recently moved to Notinghamshire 3-4 months ago and joined South Lincs Vet Group. I love surgery, imaging and basically being a vet. Outside work I love my crazy family life, adore my 3 step kids and love spending time with them and being outdoors.

Adele Wharton – part time

I graduated from Liverpool University 2007,  and my career since then has been extremely varied, involving everything from marine mammals and farm work to horses and small animals. It certainly hasn’t been dull!

My special interests include exotics of the small furry variety (as you can probably tell from the photo), and I share my home with a mischief of rescue rats. Although I don’t have any specialist qualifications in the subject I do have a lot of experience both keeping and treating small exotic mammals.
I’m also a consultant for Rat Guide, a site commonly used by vets and rat owners providing researched, validated medical advice for this species.

I have a postgraduate certificate in Veterinary Forensics and Law, and run my own business and consultancy service relating to situations involving animals and the law. To find out more about this aspect of my work take a look at

I’m excited to be joining the team here at Sutterton!

When I’m not working or spending time with the RatPack I swap my scrubs for dance shoes and can often be found dancing salsa, cha cha or Argentine tango!

Hannah Worden – CERTIFICATE HOLDER – BVetMed PGCertSAM MRCVS – part time

Hannah joined the pratice in January 2017, having graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2009.

Following several years in mixed pratice, including a volunteer work on Zanzibar, she elected to focus on Small animal pratice.

Hannah gained a post graduate certificate in small animal medicine with distinction in December 2017. She particularly enjoys cardiology and endocrinology.

Outside of work Hannah enjoys distance running with Labradors Scout and Poppy.

Sam Walker – part time

Sam qualified from the University of Bristol in 1996 and began her veterinary career in mixed practice. For the last 17 years she has worked solely with small animals.

She spent 4 years with the Pet Blood Bank before joining Sutterton in February 2016. Her interest lies in internal medicine but enjoys all aspects of general practice.

When not at work she enjoys spending time with her 2 dogs , Paddy (an extremely lazy Greyhound) and Storm (an equally lazy Labrador). She is married with 1 son.

Sylwia Kogut – part time

Sylwia Kogut joined the team in Febuary 2018, having graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Poland in 2005.

Sylwia, who has worked locally for the last 10 years, is studying for a post graduate certificate in small animal surgery. She is particularly interesting in all aspects of soft tissue surgery and enjoys seeing wildlife especially hedgehogs.

Outside of work Sylwia is kept busy with her young family, cockateil Igor and Leonberger Sofia.

Veterinary Nurses

Alice White – RVN

I began volunteering in a vets in 2011, then started my nursing career in 2014.

I qualified as an RVN (Registered Veterinary Nurse) in December 2016.
I started at Sutterton in March 2018, which has allowed me to further my knowledge.

I have been surrounded by a variety of animals the majority of my life, with a lot of involvement in horses. Currently we have three family dogs, two Labradors – Bertie and Baz, and one patterdale terrier – Paddie.

Amie Hand – RVN

I have been nursing since 2012 and have loved every minute of it. I have just completed the level three diploma in veterinary nursing.

I enjoy all aspects of the job but being in theatre is what i enjoy the most.

I have two dogs a springer spaniel called Buster who I used to compete with in agility sadly he is getting old so we are unable to carry on doing this. I also have a French Bulldog called Elsa who keeps me on my toes!

Amy Trigg – RVN – Head Nurse

I have worked in veterinary practice for 12 years, I started work straight from school and went in to do my veterinary nurse training. I qualified and became a registered veterinary nurse (RVN) in February 2011.

I joined Sutterton Veterinary Hospital when it opened in November 2013. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of it and helping it grow into a hospital. I became deputy head nurse in May 2016 working alongside head nurse Nikki, a role which I put my heart in to. I love all aspects of my job and provide a high standard of care to all of the patients.

I own a Beagle called Guinness, a long haired cat called Buffy who I have owned since I was at school, and two short haired cats, Poppy and Penny, who I rescued through work in the last 3 years.

Ella Marnier – RVN

My name is Ella and I am Student Veterinary Nurse. I have been working in practice for 3 1/2 years now, and am 1 year into my Level Three Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.

I have wanted to work with animals for as long as I can remember with their care and welfare being a big passion of mine.

I have 3 cats at home called Patch, Tally and Jack, who are all rescues, and are now very very spoilt! I enjoy seeing clients as much as I enjoy seeing their pets, so I’m sure you will all see me soon!

Joanne Ward – RVN

I started working in practice January 2014, after working with children for 10 years.

I have a particular interest in theatre nursing, exotics and wildlife.
In my spare time I like to ride my horses Molly and Gypsy and take care of my dogs Jake, Leo and Ben

Kim Coward – RVN

Ever since I was young I have wanted to work with animals.

I started volunteering in practices aged 17 and have now graduated with a degree in veterinary nursing.
I have been working at Sutterton Veterinary Hospital since October 2017 and enjoy the diversity and wide range of cases we see – allowing me to continue learning everyday!
I enjoy emergency and critical care and have a keen interest in diagnostics.
At home I have a tiny broken Chihuahua called Caesar and an old cat, Polly, who has grown up with me

Morgan Bell – RVN

After volunteering at the practice for 6 months a long side completing a diploma in animal management I decided that Veterinary Nursing was the career i wanted to follow.

I started at SVH full time in July 2015 and started studying the Veterinary Nursing Diploma in September 2015. I passed my final exams and qualified in August 2017.

I have a keen intrest in medical nursing and inpatient care and enjoy expanding my knowledge at the Hospital. When I am not working I am kept busy with 3 horses including a 1 year old Filly, 2 dogs and 3 cats. h 3 horses including a 1 year old Filly, 2 dogs and 3 cats.

Nic Bristow – RVN

Nic is a Registered Veterinary Nurse, she joined our team in February and is based mainly at our Sutterton Hospital although she does work at our Holbeach Clinic occasionally.

Nic has a degree in fashion and worked in London for four years, but in 2013 she decided to follow her true passion in life and joined a veterinary practice as a receptionist.
Nic then went on to do the veterinary nursing course and qualified in 2015. Since then she has been locumming aroud the country before joining South Lincs Vet Group.
Nic has a special interest in Emergancy and Critical care and is currently studying for a certificate to further her knowledge.
Outside of work Nic is kept busy with her studies as well as her rescue dog called Fergie and three guinea pigs.

Nikkie Woolmer – RVN

I became a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2014 after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College. Since then I have worked in a variety of small and large practices, including referral hospitals around my home town in Hertfordshire.

During this time I also spent 6 months working as a veterinary nurse in Australia.

I recently made the leap to move away from home, leaving my family (including the two dogs and naughty ‘labracat’ who was hand reared with the help of the dogs) behind for a new start up north.

I have a passion for medical nursing and spend the majority of my time caring for the sick and hospitalised animals at the Sutterton Hospital.

Vanessa Wilson – RVN

Vanessa has recently qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) in October 2016 and started to work for Sutterton Veterinary Hospital in November 2016.

At home, Vanessa has one cat called Smudge who developed hyperthyroidism which brought on Vanessa keen interest for feline medicine.

Over the next few years Vanessa wants to develop her skills in emergency critical care by carrying out the ECC certificate.

Care Assistants

Ellie Ball – Trainee Veterinary Nurse / Animal Care Assistant

I have been keen to work with animals from the age of about 7 and have been working at Sutterton since July after finishing my A levels.

I have a particular interest in rehabilitation and Orthopaedics and am going to begin my Veterinary Nurse training in September.

When i am not working i enjoy taking my Dobermann puppy Lois to Norfolk as she loves the beach, I also have a rabbit called Bella.

Emily Hargreaves – Trainee Veterinary Nurse / Animal Care Assistant

I started working within the veterinary industry in 2013 and have completed an Extended Diploma in Animal Management and a Level 2 Diploma for Vet Care Assistants.

I am currently working towards becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

Growing up in the Shetland Islands has contributed to my passion for animals, wildlife and photography. I currently have 3 cats and a dog but i do miss my pet sheep who both stayed in Shetland.

I have a keen interest in animal behaviour, rehabilitation and inpatient care, but I am fascinated with seeing new things and new cases within the hospital.

Katy Hopkinson – Trainee Veterinary Nurse / Animal Care Assistant

Growing up I have been surrounded by a variety of animals such as cats, dogs, chickens, ducks, rabbits and hamsters.

I have always loved wildlife and ever since I was a child I have taken on birds for rehabilitation to then hopefully release back into the wild.

I studied at Riseholme college for 3 years where I achieved a BTEC in Animal Care and Animal Management.

Unfortunately I didn’t have the chance to pursue my dream of working with animals so I went into human care. I worked for 10 years with the elderly with dementia and residential care.

An opportunity came up for maternity cover at a veterinary practice which is how I managed to get back into animal care. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there so knew I definitely wanted to continue in veterinary nursing.

In January 2018 I joined South Lincs Vet Group, I work at Sutterton Veterinary Hospital and I am enjoying getting more experience of seeing a wide range of procedures. I will hopefully start my training to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2019.

Sam Sheard-Wiles – Kennel Assistant

Sam has worked with animals since leaving school, she previously worked for the Jerry Green dog rescue for 10 years which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Sam then wanted a new challenge and was keen to learn more about the medical
side of animal care. Although Sam spent ten years looking after dogs she has now found her love for other species including cats, birds and small furries.

Sam joined our team at Sutterton Veterinary Hospital in April, having never worked in a veterinary practice she has worked extremely hard to understand and deliver excellent patient care. Sam has a clear passion for animal care and due to the effort and dedication Sam has shown since starting at Sutterton.

Sam is kept busy in her spare time looking after her own dogs Rottweiler Fluke and Beagle cross Daisy.

Eleanor Hurrell – Student Nurse

I started studying veterinary nursing at university in 2016 and have been working in practice alongside this. Since then I have found an interest in surgical nursing, as well as wildlife care.
I love horse riding in my spare time and I grew up with many pets at home, but at the moment I have two Huskys; Koda and Keira, and a hamster called Doughnut.

Alex Moran – Student Nurse

I have been living in Lincolnshire for over 5 years now, having moved here from Kent to renovate a house and create a small holding in our garden. We currently have chickens, geese, ferrets, cats and dogs and have also had pigs and ducks.
I have always had a love of nature and the environment and having worked in the environmental sector for many years decided I needed a career change and to find something more fulfilling. I am now studying for a Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at the College of Animal Welfare and hope to graduate in 2020. I was pleased and excited when I was offered my work placement at Sutterton Veterinary Hospital and haven’t looked back since. Having replaced my suit for nurses scrubs and the office for kennels – I am happy as pigs in muck – and hope to have a long and happy career caring for people’s pets as if they were my own. I am also living proof that it is never too late to learn or to pursue something you really love doing.

becky roberts – Student Nurse

Animals have been a big part of my life since I was child and I knew I wanted to work in the veterinary industry from a young age. In 2011 I completed an Extended Diploma in Animal Management and then went on to work in small veterinary practice as a nursing assistant.
I joined the team at South Lincs Vet Group in July 2018 with the intention of becoming a qualified veterinary nurse in the future. I have a keen interest in rehabilitation and inpatient care and welfare.
When I am not at work I am kept busy by my four dogs, Louis, Penny, Mouse and Twig and spend most of my free weekends at canicross races or training the dogs and myself ready for races.

Jade Housam – Placement Student Nurse

I have always had an inerest in animals, I have a kitten, 2 rabbits and 2 guinea pigs of my own.
I am currently in my final year of veterinary nursing at Nottingham Trent university, doing my year placement here at Sutterton, which I am really enjoying. I have a keen interest in exotics and animal physiotherapy which I hope to persue further once graduated next summer.

Receptionists & Administrative staff

Donna Crane – Senior Receptionist

After working in retail for 18 years I decided I needed a change, I applied for the vacancy here at Sutterton Veterinary hospital and was lucky enough to be offered the job as receptionist.

Since starting I have been promoted to senior receptionist and thoroughly enjoying the role. I have two daughters aged 19 & 16, I enjoy socialising with Family and friends and love family holidays in the sun. I have one pet a Senagal parrot called Rodders.

Faye Hollands-Meadows – Receptionist

I joined South Lincs Veterinary Group in October 2017 as a receptionist, my role is super hectic but I love every minute of it.

Previously I worked in Sales for many years, before moving to the Middle East where I founded an animal rescue organisation. I spent 5yrs rehabilitating and rehoming lots of animals, mainly cats & dogs. I finally found my calling in life and would eventually like to train as a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

I’m married with two beautiful daughters, 2 dogs, 2 cats and 14 rats. My spare time is spent with my family having lots of playtime and cuddles with the furries.

Helena Roberson – Receptionist

I joined Sutterton Veterinary Hospital at the start of February 2015. I was previously employed for 8 years as a Prison Custody officer,

but decided to leave that line of work in order to become a Veterinary Receptionist. I enjoy new challenges and learning new things, I look forward to all the new situations I will face in my role, the people I will meet and the animals I will help.

I enjoy being around animals and working with them, my mum and I currently foster for our local dog charities and we have had much success in re homing dogs.

I spend most of my spare time with my horses, I like to compete at events doing show jumping and x country. I find this a very rewarding and enjoyable hobby that I have done all my life.

Kayleigh Putterill – Receptionist

I joined Sutterton Veterinary Hospital in August 2014. I have previously worked in retail and childcare, but becoming a veterinary receptionist has given me new challenges,

I look forward to learning all the new aspects involved within my role.

In the past I have owned a hamster, 2 rabbits, a cat and a dog. But sadly no longer have them so I am currently persuing the perfect pet for me.

In my spare time I enjoy social media, music, shopping & spending time with my family friends.

Sally Peacock – Receptionist

I joined Sutterton Veterinary Hospital in October 2017 and very much enjoy my role in this busy reception.

I have previously worked as a veterinary receptionist in a cambridgeshire surgery and before that I was a wedding co-ordinator for many years. My love of animals lead me to have a career change in 2015.

I have a springer and a cocker spaniel who I enjoy walking along the marsh.

Suzanne Iles – Receptionist

I joined Sutterton Veterinary Hospital in October 2017 and very much enjoy my role in this busy reception.

I have previously worked as a veterinary receptionist in a cambridgeshire surgery and before that I was a wedding co-ordinator for many years. My love of animals lead me to have a career change in 2015.

I have a springer and a cocker spaniel who I enjoy walking along the marsh.

Sarah Kirby – Receptionist

I joined South Lincs Vet Group in September 2018, it has been the best move I have ever made. I have always worked in construction of which, until now, thought that was the ideal job for me. I have always been passionate about animals, especially horses and dogs.
I have had horses and ponies in the past and up until recently had 2 horses (one passed away at the grand old age of 22). I have 3 large breed dogs, Freyja who is a dogue de bordeaux cross Cane Corso, Floki who is a dogue de bordeaux and Febe who is a dogue de bordeaux mastiff.
Working here, you see all sorts of animals, breeds and species, who you get to know and love like your own and that goes for the owners too. I enjoy my job as a receptionist as sometimes you get asked to assist in helping the vets and nurses with their procedures which is an amazing and awesome experience.

Tia Hyde – Receptionist

In October 2018, I started working as a receptionist for Sutterton Veterinary Hospital from being a secretary in a solicitors.
I am very much enjoying the busy and exciting environment, my favourite part is seeing the various animals which come in and out of the practice. I am very excited to see where this role will take me.
I enjoy my holidays abroad with my close family and friends. I have recently done a 2 week trip around Europe in my car and I am very excited to plan my next trip hopefully around the USA! My main hobby is photography and my favourite shoots are families and animals. I am currently completing a professional photography course alongside this receptionist role.
I have four doggies being Freddie the West Highland Terrier, Buddy the Golden Retriever and Bella and King the Rough Collies. We love taking them out, especially the beach!

Tilly Rayner – Receptionist

I joined the team at Sutterton in January 2017 to work alongside the receptionists at the hospital, this was to allow me to gain confidence in my role and understand how South Lincs Vet Group Work for the move to Pinchbeck Vet clinic.
I have previously worked as a veterinary receptionist, i enjoy getting to know the clients and meeting their pets.
In my spare time i enjoy spending time with my family, friends and with my cat Pammy.

Therena Exell – Receptionist

Ever since I was a child, I have always wanted a career working with animals. After 5 years working within Dog Rescue and behaviour training; I joined the busy Reception Team at Sutterton Veterinary Hospital in September 2018.
I look forward to becoming more knowledgeable and overcoming any challenges I may face within my new role. One of the most enjoyable aspects of working as a vet receptionist; is that I get to connect with people and their animals on a daily basis. I love hearing the different stories that they share with us and meeting the different pets: be they feathered, furred or scaled!

Kris Wiles – Cleaner

I have worked in rescue, rehabilitation and retraining for many years, care, empathy, tlc and love for animals, dogs in particular is my passion.
I have held canine first aid courses over the years and I have done several nutrition courses. I passed my NVQ in animal husbandry, care and welfare with merits which I am very proud of.
Due  to various circumstances I was unable to pursue a career in animal care until my children were older. Once I took the opportunity to go into the field of animal care I found what truly made me happy.

Hospital Managerial Staff

Emma Walker – RVN – Practice manager

I started veterinary nursing after leaving school and I qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2008, gaining my certificate in laboratory work and techniques in 2011.

I started working for Sutterton Vets on day one of opening and working as “Head nurse”. In 2015 I became Manager for Sutterton and was actively involved in the process of making Sutterton in to a RCVS accredited Hospital. I now manage both Sutterton and Holbeach vets and soon our new Pinchbeck centre.

I own 4 cats Cedrick, Lulu, Charlie and my hand reared cat Alfie. A Yorkshire terrier rescue called Scruffy. I have a few sheep including my cade lamb called Lilly.

Claire Bird – RVN & Assistant Practice Manager

Animals have been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. Over the years, I have kept a wide variety of pets. I worked with horse for many years and was lucky enough to have my own.

I have been nursing now for 13 years, a job I find can be very rewarding and I feel privileged to be able to do this. I have only been with the Sutterton team for a short while and have already seen some very interesting cases.

I live in Grantham with my partner, our 2 dogs, 4 cats and 2 ferrets. Spare time is taken up with dog walks, ferret playtimes and getting away with the caravan when time allows.

Tracey James – Accounts

I am Tracey, I look after the accounts here at Sutterton Veterinary Hospital. I having been working here since February 2016 before that I worked in practice for seven years before deciding it was time for a change.

I love cats and tortoises, unfortunately I haven’t got a tortoise but I have got a little kitty called Issy.

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