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Our Nursing Team

Rebecca

Rebecca

Head Nurse RVN BSc (Hons) A1 Clinical Coach

I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2007 after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College.

After university I spent 8 weeks in South Africa undertaking conservation work and cheetah rehabilitation. I then went on to work in a small animal practice in Surrey as head nurse, before moving to Essex in 2011.

I worked in a busy 24hr hospital, nursing and training students before joining the Spring Lodge team as their head nurse in 2014.

I oversee all areas of nursing whilst still getting directly involved with the patients and nurse training.

Lucy

Lucy

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College with a Foundation Degree in Science with Merit in Veterinary Nursing.

I started working at Spring Lodge in April 2010 and I now help with the Nurses Consultations and client liason.

I hope to complete further qualifications and specialise my nursing career in the future. I have a young, very lively Border Collie and three cats, two of which were feral cats that I have rescued.

Julie

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2006 after studying at Writtle College. I started working at Spring Lodge in 2015 and my main interests include nursing clinics and also anaesthesia.

In my spare time I love to walk my 3 beautiful dogs called Mabel, Lily and Mollie.

Nichola

Nichola

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Rebecca Giodanio

Rebecca Giodanio

Student Veterinary Nurse

Heather

Heather

Veterinary Nurse

Mary

Mary

Deputy Head Nurse RVN

Before I joined Spring Lodge I completed a Degree in Animal Management at Writtle College. I joined the Spring Lodge team in December 2005 initially as a kennel assistant, then as a laboratory technician.

I have since completed my Veterinary Nurse training and became a qualified nurse in January 2010.

I have a large amount of experience in dog training and help Sophie with the Puppy Parties and nursing clinics.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1986. Since then I have worked in a combination of mixed and small animal practices.

I was also extremely fortunate enough to have spent 5 years working at the University of Bristol Veterinary referral centre in Langford, where I worked in the surgical department and in the kennels looking after the long term patients.

I had a few years off to spend time bringing up my two children and have now returned to work in a part time capacity.

I came to Spring Lodge as a locum Nurse in Oct 2009 and loved it so much I stayed and became a permanent part time member of the team. My pets at home include a Border terrier ‘Teasel’ two moggies and several stick insects!!

Lizzie

Lizzie

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I started work at Spring Lodge as a Veterinary Nursing Assistant and after several years of hard work and study I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2016.

I own a very naughty cat called ‘Dec’ who I hand reared from a tiny kitten.

Charlotte

Charlotte

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I started work at Spring Lodge as a Veterinary Nursing Assistant in 2013. After two years of hard work I became a Registered Veterinary Nurse in May 2017.

I have a real passion for caring for all types of animals – even the scaly/feathery ones, and you can often find me working at the Witham Hospital during our Out of Hours service at the weekends!

Julie Brown

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Katie

Katie

Student Veterinary Nurse

I was welcomed into the Spring Lodge family as a Veterinary Care Assistant before progressing to a Student Veterinary Nurse.

In between studying and working, I often take on litters of kittens to hand rear to their full health potential and mischievousness.

I have a special interest in the feline aspects of nursing care and three little cats keep me company at home.

Tracey

Tracey

RVN, Advanced Diploma in Clinical Veterinary Nursing

Hi my name is Tracey I have worked at Spring Lodge Vets for over 10 years. I have completed an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Veterinary Nursing.

My main duties at work are the running of the surgical suite and assisting the vets in orthopaedic surgery.

I also have interests in physiotherapy, wound care and nursing critical care patients. I have a ginger cat called Nando and a rescue Tortoise.

Sophie

Sophie

RVN Advanced Pet Health Counsellor

I am Spring Lodge’s Advanced Pet Health Counsellor. I am a Registered, Qualified Veterinary nurse and have been nursing for over 16 years.

I started at Spring Lodge in 2003 and enjoy being part of such a lovely team in a busy veterinary hospital. Running nurse consultations involves giving advice on nutrition, preventative health care, basic behaviour and general animal care.

I also organise displays, promotions, puppy parties, client information evenings and attending charity events which involves many of the staff from Spring Lodge. I have two cats, a rabbit and a little rescue dog called Angel of my own and plan to try some dog agility very soon.

Louise Chapman

Louise Chapman

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Eloise

Eloise

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Katie

Katie

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I started working at Spring Lodge in May 2014 as a Veterinary Care Assistant. After being with the practice for a year, I was fortunate in being chosen to be the next Student Veterinary Nurse, which I was overjoyed with as this is my dream career.

After 2 years of hard work, I finally qualified in August 2017! I have a keen interest in orthopaedics and radiography. And have an 8 year old Bichon Frise at home called Tilly, who is well known at the practice.

Our Veterinary Care Assistants

Emer

Emer

Veterinary Care Assistant

Perry BSc (Hons)

Perry BSc (Hons)

Veterinary Care Assistant

I graduated from Glyndwr University in 2014 where my focus was animal behaviour and welfare. Since then I have brought the skills that I have gained into the veterinary world when I joined the Spring Lodge team in 2015.

You can often find me putting these skills to use at one of our regular puppy parties. Since starting at Spring Lodge, I have gained a keen interest in Lab work.

In my spare time I enjoy cooking, going to the cinema, and looking after my pet budgie, Meraxes.

Lucy

Lucy

Veterinary Care Assistant

Meet Our Spring Lodge Veterinary Group Team