Veterinary Surgeons

Luciano Nebiante – certificate holder – MRCVS PGCertSAS

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.

Ashley Young

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.

Daniel Sones

My name is Daniel, I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2013, since then I have worked in a variety of small animal practices, ranging from Wales to Hertfordshire.

I have a keen interest in internal medicine and am currently studying towards my certificate in small animal medicine.

Adele Wharton

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 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.

Sylwia Kogut

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.

Faye james-Dorey – MRCVS

Faye worked in small animal practice in the North of England since graduating from Cambridge in 2012, but has recently returned to her home town of Spalding, and will be working at the Sutterton branch.

Faye’s main interest is in soft tissue surgery, and she is due to finish her certificate later this year.
Faye lives with her fiancé, and between them they have 3 dogs and a cat. In her spare time she likes running, climbing and hiking, mostly with a couple of dogs in tow.


Charlie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2008 and joined South Lincs Vet Group in January 2019. She started her veterinary career seeing mostly small animals with occasional farm work, but decided that her interests lie within companion animal care. She has spent the past 10 years working in North Cambridgeshire and is currently studying towards a postgraduate certificate. Her clinical interests are varied, but is particularly keen on dermatology and feline medicine.

When not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, two Labradors – Lexie and Bodhi, and her three cats. Her hobby as a beekeeper tends to keep her busy, she enjoys pottering in her garden and a good book.

Veterinary Nurses

Amy Trigg – RVN – Head Nurse

I have worked in veterinary practice since 2005, 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 have since gone on to be head nurse and feel extremely lucky to be head nurse of the hospital, working alongside an excellent team of nurses, animal care assistants, vets and receptionists. 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. 

Alice White – RVN

I began volunteering in a vets in 2011, then started my nursing career in 2014.
I qualified as an RVN in 2016.

I joined South Lincs Vets Group in March 2018, which has allowed me to further my knowledge. I enjoy Hospital care, inpatient nursing and theatre nursing.

I have been surrounded by a variety of animals the majority of my life, with involvement in horses. Currently we have two family dogs, one Labradors – Baz, and one patterdale terrier – Paddie. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with the dogs and I enjoy fitness.

Jo Ward – RVN

I started working in practice in January 2014, after working with children for 10 years. I am loving my new career and have a special interest in theatre nursing and anaesthesia.

In my spare time my baby daughter keeps me busy, as well as my two dogs Ben and Leo, and my Horsefield tortoise Timmy.

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.

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 qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) in October 2016 and started to work for South Lincs Vet Group in November 2016.

Vanessa is extremely passionate about feline nursing, she is our cat advocate at our Sutterton Hospital and in March 2019 she will start a feline nursing course.

At home, Vanessa lives with her partner Mannie, and they have one rescue cat called Luna.

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

Ellie Ball – RVN

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, Orthopaedics and physiotherapy. I am currently training to be a veterinary nurse, I take my final exams in February/March 2019 so I am hoping to qualify in the summer.

When I am not working I enjoy taking my Dobermann Lois to Norfolk as she loves the beach, I also have a naughty rescue pug called Ted!

Eleanor Hurrell – RVN

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.

Emily Herbert – RVN

I started working within the veterinary industry in June 2013, after a big career change from banking to following my true passion to work with animals and become a veterinary nurse. After two years of hard work, I qualified in April 2018.

I joined South Lincs Vet Group in February 2019, you will find me mainly at the Heckington Branch where I am lead RVN. I am thoroughly enjoying the challenge of building up a new branch practice, and building relationships with new and existing clients and their pets. In addition I have a keen interest in Laboratory diagnostics and medical nursing, you will often find me happily looking down a microscope!

Outside of work I attend a weekly art group, I have enjoyed art from a young age and love trying lots of different types of mediums. At home I have two rescue cats, Maggie and Autumn. The names of my five rescue guinea pigs Elizabeth, Margaret, Beatrice, Victoria and Albert were inspired by royal history something I have a keen interest in.

Kally Haywood – RVN

I joined South Lincs Vet Group in June 2019, after previously working at another local practice since 2015. In 2018 I completed my Veterinary Nursing Diploma at The College Of Animal Welfare and was very proud to finally become a Registered Veterinary nurse. 

I have a strong passion for all things feline and hope to one day complete a course in feline behaviour to further my knowledge. I enjoy all aspects of nursing, particularly inpatient care and laboratory work.

I currently live in Holbeach with my partner and our 2 spoilt cats.

Beth Prowting –  SVN

I have always wanted a career with animals, after joining a veterinary practice in April 2018 I realised that a career in veterinary nursing was definitely for me.

Since starting at South Lincs Vet Group in January 2019 as an animal care assistant this has just confirmed my career choice. I am enjoying the busy and lively environment of the practice and I can’t wait to continue my journey to becoming an RVN. I am looking forward to my training and giving every patient the care they deserve!

After living on a small holding for 7 years, I have had experience with a wide variety of animals, from guinea pigs to horses, but after a lot of down sizing all of my attention goes towards a very spoilt Yorkshire Terrier!

Care Assistants

Katy Hopkinson – Surgical instrument preparation

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

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 have also helped an injured hedgehog that I found in my garden which had wire around its body. We removed the wire at Sutterton Veterinary Hospital then rehabilitated the hedgehog at home until fit and healthy, I then released him back into the garden where he thrived.
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 veterinary care assistant course in 2019.

Justina Liepaite –  Animal Care Assistant

Before I moved to England I finished my veterinary assistant studies and now I just joined this wonderful veterinary team who is helping me to approve my veterinary skills and I am very happy to be surrounded by professionals vets and nurses. Now I am training to be a veterinary nurse and every day spending here are precious. Animals is just my natural thing and I am trying to be as good as possible at nursing.

Georgie Burchnall –  SVN

I have always had a love for animals and knew that nursing would be for me.

I have been working in practice since April 2018 and joined South Lincs Vet Group in December 2018. I am currently working as an animal care assistant and I am excited to soon be starting my veterinary nurse training.

I have always had animals at home and currently have 7 horses, 3 family dogs, 2 goats, 2 cats and 2 budgies.

Sam 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 dog, a Rottweiler called Guss.

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.

Amelia Worgan – SVN

I joined South Lincs Vet Group in June 2019, I work between the Sutterton Hospital and the Heckington Clinic. I began studying to be a veterinary nurse in January 2019. I have also got a degree in Equine and Human Sports Science, and have a particular interest in rehabilitation. Whilst at university I also worked for a large animal rescue charity where I worked with a range of domestic and farm animals. I have always known I wanted to work with animals and I have a keen interest in medicinal science- I love this aspect working in practice. In my spare time you will find me walking with my partner and our 3 beagles, going out horse riding or performing on stage with local amateur dramatic societies.

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 21 & 18, I enjoy socialising with Family and friends and love family holidays in the sun. I have two pets, a Senagal parrot called Rodders and a Miniature Dachshund call Nell.

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 veterinary receptionist has given me new challenges.

I currently have a horsefield tortoise called Tommy who has been passed down from generations in my family. I enjoy spending time with my sister’s Jack Russell Terrier called Rusty. I look forward to meeting all of your pets.

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 have lived in the Holbeach area for the last 6 years having moved here from Kent in 2011. I have worked in the veterinary sector for the last 4 years but have worked with animals for 12 years in total. I am owned by 4 dogs, 2 rabbits and 20 chickens, all of which keep me busy when i’m not at work. In my spare time I enjoy showing my young Greenland dog and we have competed in quite a few championship shows around the UK where she has done very well.

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.

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

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!

Louise Edison – Receptionist

I joined the South Lincs Vet Group Reception team in May 2019, Previous to this role I had spent 15 years working as a Dispensary Assistant in a Pharmacy. I am thoroughly enjoying my new role and love the busy environment, meeting all the clients and all the lovely animals. In my spare time i love spending time with my family and friends and going on Holiday. I have a Labrador called Buddy and two Hamsters called Oreo and Raz.

Alexa Andrews – Receptionist

I joined South Lincs Vet Group in may 2019, I am prodimently based at the Sutterton Hospital but work the occasional shift at the Holbeach Clinic. Although I am still very new here I am thoroughly enjoying being part of a big team. I am enjoying every aspect of being a veterinary receptionist, I love seeing all the animals that come and go. 

I work part time at South Lincs Vet Group as I have my own business and 11 horses to care for. I have always been an animal lover and love being hands on and around them 24/7. I have been running Andrews Supplies since 2015 and it certainly keeps me busy on my days off. 

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 Sutterton Hospital and all of the branch practices.

I own 6 cats Cedrick, Lulu, Charlie and my hand reared cats Alfie, Harry & Marvin. 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.


Contact us

01205 345 345

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Sutterton Veterinary Hospital

Station Road
PE20 2LF

Mon - Fri 8.30am - 7pm
Saturdays 8.30am - 4pm

Sundays 9am - 3pm (For Non-Routine Appointments Only)

Holbeach Veterinary Clinic

20 West End
PE12 7YY

Mon - Fri 8.30am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED


Pinchbeck Veterinary Clinic

The Birches
82 Church Street
Pinchbeck, Spalding
PE11 3YA

Mon - Fri 8.30am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED


Heckington Veterinary Clinic

Hazelwoods Yard
Boston Road
NG34 9JD

Mon - Fri 8.30am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED