NANCY BROWN – BVETMED MRCVS CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Nancy graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2002. After a few years in mixed practice she moved to concentrate on companion animal care in a large hospital practice in Cambridgeshire. She joined South Lincs Vet Group in 2019 and was made Clinical Director in early 2021.
She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, particularly internal medicine, emergency medicine and soft tissue surgery, and is passionate about that special bond that exists between pet and owner.
When not at work she is often rolling up her sleeves to work on the interminable ‘doer-upper’ that she lives in with her husband and two sons. She is owned by two troublesome Burmese cats and small flock of chickens.
DR SYLWIA KOGUT – MRCVS GPCERTSAS
ASHLEY YOUNG – VETMB BSC MA MRCVS
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.
I have a husband, two dogs, one cat and a baby which keep me busy when I am not working.
DR Faye Dorey – MA VETMB CERTAVP 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.
DR HANNAH WORDEN – BVETMed PGCERTSAM MRCVS
Hannah graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2009. She is based at our Heckington Clinic and is particularly interested in patients with eye problems and the management of long term medical conditions.
She gained her post graduate certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2018 and is currently studying for a post graduate certificate in Small Animal Ophthalmology.
JENNY KINDER – MRCVS
I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London. I started out in very traditional mixed practice and then progressed into equine and then small animal locum work. I joined SLVG as a locum two years ago.
I am from a farming family in the Vale of Belvoir so I spend any free time working on the farm or riding my horse. I have two young children and a very elderly boxer dog.
DR CHARLOTTE LYON – BVetMed CertAVP MRCVS
Charlie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2008 and joined South Lincs Vet Group in January 2019. She enjoys many areas of clinical work with both medical and surgical cases. She has a special interest in small animal dermatology, and has completed the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice concentrating on this subject with plans to take additional examinations in the future.
When not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, two Labradors – Lexie and Bodhi, and her three cats.
GABRIEL GIOL – MRCVS
Gabriel joined the South Lincs Vet Group team in September 2020. He graduated in 2002, Bucharest, Romania, and has more than seven years experience in England. He enjoys soft tissue surgery, but also enjoys internal medicine and caring for our inpatients.
He enjoys to do a little bit of sport but would confess that this last year has kept him a bit too busy! His favourite animals include horses and birds. He is married with two children, and he keeps a variety of pigeons.
DR MANDY LEWIS – BVSC MRCVS
Mandy graduated in 2016 from Liverpool vet school. She first worked in mixed practice before starting at SLVG in February 2019 to focus on companion animals. She is currently undertaking a certificate to gain advanced practitioner status in small animal medicine, focusing on internal medicine, neurology and emergency care.
She is also passionate about senior pet care as she feels age is not a disease and there is an awful lot we can do to give older pet more happy, comfortable years.
Mandy lives with her husband and two thoroughly spoilt dogs, Darwin and Dexter.
DR ALEXANDRA GHEORGHIU – MRCVS
I qualified in July 2019 in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania.
I moved to the UK in October 2019 and have worked as a vet with South Lincs Vets Group since. I enjoy all aspects of first opinion practice, especially ophthalmology and internal medicine.
In my free time I enjoy traveling, nature and getting together with friends.
DR MOLLIE-RAE WALKER – BVETMED MRCVS
Mollie qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London and joined us at SLVG in summer 2020. You may have already seen her friendly face at Sutterton or Holbeach branches. Mollie is growing in all areas of veterinary medicine and fast developing an interest in epilepsy cases and seizure management.
When she’s not hard at work she is often out walking Bella, her bouncy boxer, or training in Muay Thai.
DR ADELE WHARTON – BVSc MRCVS
Adele graduated from Liverpool in 2007, and since then has worked with a wide variety of species including farm animals, horses and marine mammals, but has always had a special interest in exotic small mammals, having owned them since childhood, and they are now a large part of her daily caseload.
At home she is owned by 2 chinchillas and a large mischief of fancy rats, mainly rescues. She has also been Club Secretary of the Midlands Rat Club since 2017.
In her spare time she is a keen aerialist, and can usually be found hanging upside down in the name of fun!
ROBERT SERVANSKI – DVM MRCVS
I grew up in the cold wintery country of Lithuania. I graduated in 2014 and was awarded qualifications from the Lithuanian University of Health Science. Initially I worked in a mixed animal veterinary practice before focusing on small animal. I have a keen interest in internal medicine and oncology.
In My spare time I enjoy a lot of different activities, one of my recent hobbies is climbing. I also enjoy skiing, roller skating and biking.
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.
Morgan Bell – RVN – DEPUTY HEAD NURSE
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.
BETHANY PRIDDLE-RALPH – RVN – DEPUTY HEAD NURSE
I have always had a passion for animals because of this I completed my national diploma in animal management and a degree in Animal Studies.
After having been in practice since 2015 I qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in March 2019. I joined the team in April 2019 and have a special interest in hospice and palliative care, as well as offering support to clients.
At home I have a border collie cross rescue dog who keeps me on my toes when I’m not at 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.
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!
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.
ELEANOR WALLIS – RVN
My love for animals started when I was a little girl on the farm when I used to help with calving and lambing. I started my nursing training in 2015 at Harper Adams University in Shropshire and continued at The College of West Anglia near Cambridge. I was awarded a BSc (Hons) degree in Veterinary Nursing in September 2020.
I started working at Sutterton Veterinary Hospital in June 2020 as a placement student and was offered employment in August 2020. I enjoy all aspects of nursing but have a particular interest in surgical nursing and emergency and critical care nursing.
Outside of work I enjoy cooking and baking (I used to be a chef) and reading. I also have two naughty cats, Athena and Zeus and four Guinea Pigs, Florence, Ethel, Mable and Gretel.
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.
KATIE FLINT – VETERINARY CARE ASSISTANT
I have been working in veterinary practice for nearly 20 years. Over the years I have seen and experienced a range of conditions and procedures in small animal practice. I have cared for many different species and thoroughly enjoy what I do.
I have obtained my VCA qualification and hope in the future to obtain RVN status.
I currently work out of hours at Sutterton Veterinary Hospital, looking after the inpatients whether they have been admitted during the day or have come in as an emergency out of hours.
I have a particular interest in post operative care, I have a great sense of achievement when they recover well and go back home to their families.
When I am not working I enjoy my days off with my young family, walking my dogs and being a servant to my two cats.
Beth Prowting – SVN
I have always wanted a career with animals and 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!
CELIA WOOD-EVANS – SVN
Justina Liepaite – Animal NURSING 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 – VCA
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.
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.
TARA STORR – SVN
I have always been around animals since I was little from living on a farm. I have a big passion for caring for both small animals and farm animals.
I have been studying nursing for many years and will continue until I receive my RVN qualification. I’m a huge fan of Border Collies after having 8 of my own so I am always keen to see them when they come into practice.
I plan to work in a small animal practice for 5-10 years and then progress to farm animal nursing. I am very happy to be working here at SLVG and have enjoyed every minute especially after becoming good friends with many people here.
Tilly Rayner – VETERINARY CARE ASSISTANT
JENNIFER MCKENZIE – ANIMAL NURSING ASSISTANT
MICHELLE CLARK – ANIMAL NURSING ASSISTANT
MELISSA OGLESBEE – ANIMAL NURSING ASSISTANT
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.
Louise Edison – SENIOR 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.
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
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!
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.
LEILA MERCER – RECEPTIONIST
MARIE MURRAY – RECEPTIONIST
Marie joined South Lincs Vet Group in October 2019 as a receptionist, working primarily at the Holbeach Clinic. Marie enjoys meeting new people and helping clients with their animals whilst learning something new every day.
Marie has had various animals all of her life from goldfish to horses, including lots of rescues. Marie went on to help in various rescues, mainly Labrador or Gundog based ones . She fostered over 40 dogs, mostly terrified ex breeding bitches from Wales, who all blossomed into happy lovely dogs, including the few that never left us.Marie moved to Lincolnshire in 2019 for a new life in the country with her Gundogs.
JO HERBERT – RECEPTIONIST
Kris Wiles – Cleaner
LUCY O’HAGAN – Cleaner
Hospital Managerial Staff
Emma Walker – RVN – Practice Director
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.
SYLVIA LLOYD – ACCOUNTS AND DEBT ADMINISTRATOR
Sylvia recently joined the practice in October 2020 having spent many years working as an Accountant in supply chain and then Engineering.
Ultimately the call of cute fluffly animals won her over and she now works in our Accounts team ensuring our Owners accounts are looked after as well as we look after their pets.
Sylvia is also a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor, as well as a Aerialist and Pole dancer – which keep her more than busy when she isn’t with us.