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Holly Lloyd RVN - Operations Manager

I started my nurse training at a local re-homing centre in 2003 and since qualifying in 2005, I have worked in a wide range of environments, including an orthopaedic referral centre and as a lecturer in Animal Management – teaching and training is a huge passion of mine.  My particular nursing interests include exotic/wildlife nursing, medical nursing and nurse clinics. 

I have been a manager for over 8 years now and I love every aspect of the role. No day is ever the same – it definitely keeps me on my toes.

 

Outside of work I spend most of my spare time with my pets, oh, and my other half Stuart.  My house is ruled by my hand-reared cat, Pumpkin, who makes sure that my three beautiful dogs are always on their best behaviour. Drakey, my totally crazy Working Cocker Spaniel, used to compete in a sport call Flyball but has now retired; Winnie is my lovely rescue lurcher who was bought into the surgery as a stray and I just had to take her home; and then there's Poppi, super cute, but incredibly cheeky, Chihuahua cross Jack Russell; there is never a dull moment when Poppi is about! 

I love the country lifestyle and live in a little village on the edge of Stamford – one day I hope to own a little small holding and be surrounded by my wonderful pets!!  I can but dream!!

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Charlotte Pace BA (Hons) RVN VTS (Cardiology) PG Cert (Vet Ed) FHEA -  Head Veterinary Nurse Oundle Surgery

Apparently when I was a toddler, I used to hang off the neck of our family Labrador, who was the gentlest dog in the world. Then when I had chickenpox age 5, I was given my first kitten. I have not lost my passion for animals since then!

I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2003 in a practice in North London, and then worked at the Royal Veterinary College as a medicine nurse. In 2006, I became the dedicated nurse for the cardiology service. From 2012-2016, I taught student nurses on degree and diploma courses. In 2016, I came to Oundle Vets as a locum nurse, and was overjoyed when I was offered the position of Head Nurse in December 2016.

When I am not working, I like walking, reading and gardening. I also love theatre and the cinema. I have one cat, called Arthur, who came to me as a very hostile and scared stray. He has become the softest and loveliest thing in my world.

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Anne Swarbrick RVN - Head Veterinary Nurse Thrapston Surgery

Anne is an experienced nurse who qualified in 1995 and joined the practice in 2006. Her special interest is animal behaviour and Anne also runs our puppy socialisation classes at the surgery for registered clients. Anne is studying towards a recognised qualification in animal behaviour and runs clinics to advise clients on this subject. 

 

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Kerry Abrahams RVN - Deputy Head Nurse Oundle Surgery

I have always been interested in nursing and with my love of animals I decided to go in to veterinary nursing. I began my nurse training here at Oundle when I joined the team in 2006. I qualified in 2009 and decidecd to move on to try out new experiences within small animal general nursing and emergency nursing.
After taking maternity leave from nursing to start a family I am now working part time. I work 2 and a half days and spend the rest of my times looking after my young son and 13 year old labrador. I enjoy everying about my job and find it really rewarding being able to nurse animals back to good health and seeing the bond the owners have with their beloved pet's.

 

 

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Emma Gilbert RVN

Emma initially joined our nursing team in March 2005 after gaining her qualification in 2004. She returned to the surgery in March 2011 following her second period of maternity leave. Emma’s nursing knowledge and skills make her a very useful addition to our team. Emma spends her time at the Thrapton surgery and is responsible for processing all insurance claims.

 

 

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Becky Knibbs RVN

I have been nursing now for nearly three years, and qualified in August 2015. I worked in a Referral Centre as a Theatre Nurse post qualifying, however decided that my true passion lied in general practice! I am a fully qualified small animal hydrotherapist, and would like to train as an animal physiotherapist in the future. I also have a keen interest in canine behaviour and would like to do further study in this area. I enjoy most aspects of the veterinary nursing role, but in particular enjoy peri-operative care, anaesthesia, and laboratory work.  
 
I live in Godmanchester with my other half, Tom, and 2 dogs, Ruby - a 13 year old Border Terrier, and Mollie - a 4 year old Chocolate Labrador who keep me on my toes!

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Shelby Howard RVN

Since a young age, my life ambition was to become a Veterinary Nurse. After I left school, I studied Animal Management at Derbt College. With hard work and dedication I then graduated from Nottingham Trent University in July 2016 with a Veterinary Nursing degree. I have experience with a wide range of species including exotics as i completed one of my placements in an exotic practice. After graduating, I maede the huge decision to move from Chesterfield to Thrapston to be with my partner and our little hamster, Lola! I thoroughly enjoy every aspect of my job, especially intense nursing and theatre work. in the future I would love to specialise in animal behaviour.


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Natalie Mostowyj Student Veterinary Nurse

I have always wanted to work with animals and after leaving school completed a BSc degree in Equine Studies. Having completed an Equine degree I have decided I would like to extend my knowledge to smaller animals and have embarked on the journey to become a Veterinary nurse. As well as attending college I will be working at the  Oundle surgery to gain all the expereince I need to complete the veterinary nurse training program. Whilst I am at home, I have 5 pets to take care of a German Shepherd called Zebedee, 2 rabbits Buster and Bella and 2 guinea pigs Spudnik and Sprite. I enjoy spending time with all of them as well as my husband!

 

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Aimee Ford Student Veterinary Nurse

Ever since I was young, I always wanted to work with animals. I was brought up with animals since a very early age and my passion to become a veterinary nurse, gradually became stronger.

I did my first week of work experience at Oundle Veterinary Surgery in 2013 whilst still at school. I then went on to do animal management- science stream at Moulton college. Due to this being a 4 day course, I started work experience every Friday at Oundle and went on to do couple of Saturday shifts. I enjoyed this so much, in 2014 I began my journey to become a Veterinary Nurse at Nottingham Trent university with the great opportunity of completing my placement hours here at Oundle Vets.

I currently have 2 lovely Labradors that never fail to make me smile no matter what my mood is, and in my spare time I enjoy looking after them, as well as spending time with my friends and family.

I have really enjoyed my time in practice so far, it has been a very interesting and rewarding experience and I’m really looking forward to what the future holds for me and my career.