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Formerly VRCC

+44 (0)1268 564664

24 hour veterinary and nursing care

+44 (0)1268 564664

24 hour veterinary and nursing care

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Keri Gilbert


Head Nurse

Keri qualified as a veterinary nurse 5 years ago and has worked in general practice, emergency out of hours and also at a charity before coming to Southfields Veterinary Specialists. She has an interest in feline medicine and behaviour. Keri enjoys all aspects of her job and finds it very rewarding to help and improve a patient's life.

At home, Keri has three cats called Rupert, Louie and Lenny. In her spare time, Keri volunteers with cat neutering projects abroad.


Susan Keefe


Senior Oncology Nurse

Susan joined us many years ago after completing a foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing & Practice Management. Prior to this she had worked in both mixed & small animal first opinion practice. She has also spent time as a volunteer, working on a rehabilitation project for monkeys and baboons.

During her time with us, Susan has completed a certificate in Small Animal Nutrition. Her main interests at work include oncology, nutrition, medical nursing and physiotherapy.

Outside work, Susan has a keen interest in horses & has owned a horse for many years. She also has a cat called Felicity.


Kirsty Aloi


Veterinary Nurse

Kirsty worked in first opinion practice for 6 years before qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2017. Prior to joining Southfields Veterinary Specialists, Kirsty worked in a neutering centre, an emergency out of hours facility and she has also volunteered at a wildlife sanctuary. She enjoys all aspects of her role as a veterinary nurse and finds it incredibly rewarding.

When she is not at work, Kirsty enjoys spending time with her dog Alfie and has a keen interest in photography.


Leanne Anderson


Veterinary Nurse

Leanne studied Art and Design at college but after a short while, she decided that she wanted a career working with animals. Leanne began by volunteering in a cattery before she took up the role as trainee veterinary nurse at a local practice in 2000. After three years of studying and working within a first opinion, ophthalmology referral and exotic referral practice, Leanne qualified with Merit. Leanne joined our nursing team in 2007 and loves all aspects of referral nursing, but has a special interest in surgery.

Leanne has a cat called Minstrel and a rather large collection of creepy crawlies.  She lives with her husband and her little boy.


Sandra Bak


Veterinary Nurse

Sandra graduated from the Royal Veterinary College with a Veterinary Nursing Foundation Degree and has interests in anaesthesia and analgesia, critical care and feline behaviour.

In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her three rescue cats in the garden.


Emma Benson


Veterinary Nurse

Prior to joining Southfields in April 2018, Emma worked in a first opinion 24 hour hospital.  She has a strong interest in emergency and critical care nursing and hopes to pursue further qualifications in this area in the future.

After adopting a stray cat with heart disease, Emma has discovered an interest in cardiology.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys caring for her own pets, travelling as much as she can and keeping fit.

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Harriet Brown


Veterinary Nurse

Harriet qualified as an RVN in 2014 after working in general practice for four years. Prior to this Harriet studied forensic science at University. Harriet joined our nursing team in January 2015 and after 5 months as a general nurse, she took the position of Kennel Nurse. She enjoys the hands-on role with in-patient care and she enjoys seeing the patients through their treatments.

In her spare time, Harriet likes to spend time with her friends and family, and enjoys going back home to her parents to visit her two rescue cats as often as possible.


Ellise Clarke


Veterinary Nurse

Ellise graduated her final year of FdSc Veterinary Nursing Degree in July 2018.  She enjoys working in all aspects of nursing, but is particularly interested in In-Patient Care, including Post-Operative Care.

Previously, she has worked in general practice and has also worked as a volunteer in a city farm.


Nathan Daniel

Diploma in Animal Management

Student Veterinary Nurse

Nathan has an interest in emergency care, surgical/theatre nursing and wildlife and exotic nursing.

He also enjoys travelling, swimming and exhibiting livestock at county shows.

Nathan spent a month working on a game reserve in South Africa working with the African Wildlife, vets and local communities.


Georgina Eves

Veterinary Nurse

Georgina worked in a busy first opinion hospital for six years, during which time she completed her training and qualified as a veterinary nurse.  Having joined the Southfields Veterinary Specialists team early in 2018, Georgina enjoys looking after our in-patients and is also very interested in mentoring and training new team members.

When she's not at work, Georgina spends time with her three rescue cats, one of which she hand-reared from 1 day old.  She has a very big soft spot for greyhounds too, having previously worked at a greyhound retiring/racing kennels.


Charlotte Fennell

BSc (Hons) RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Charlotte studied for three years at The Royal Veterinary College, where she graduated with FdSc in Veterinary Nursing, qualifying in 2014. She continued her studies there for a further year, whilst working as an RVN part time for her BSc Honours in Veterinary Nursing (2015).

After working in first opinion hospitals, Charlotte developed a strong interest in emergency and critical care and pain management in veterinary patients and joined our team March 2016.

Outside work, Charlotte enjoys to travel and spend time with family and friends. In 2015 Charlotte volunteered in South Africa, working in a baboon sanctuary for two weeks, where she cared for orphaned baboons and vervet monkeys.


Emma Fordham

DipHE CVN DipAVN (Small Animal) RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Emma qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2003, and became especially interested in critical care whilst working at the Royal Veterinary College. She joined our team in 2009, and completed the Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Small Animal) in 2010. Emma has one cat, a three-legged extremely affectionate black cat called Marley.

Outside of work, Emma spends her time with her husband, young son and cat and likes to go rowing whenever possible.


Marie Gordon


Veterinary Nurse

Marie spent 6 years in general practice before deciding to try referral nursing. She joined us in 2004. In 2007, Marie became deputy head nurse and was also our surgical nurse, until she left on maternity leave in 2011 to have her daughter. Since returning from maternity leave Marie now works part time as a general nurse.

When Marie is not working, her daughter usually keeps her very busy. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends


Graeme Johnson-Owen


Veterinary Nurse

Graeme qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2002 and his particular areas of interest are surgery, orthopaedics and anaesthesia. Originally from Preston in Lancashire, Graeme joined Southfields Veterinary Specialists in December 2017. He is also a clinical coach and enjoys teaching skills to students and new staff.

Graeme got married in 2017 and has a rescue dog called Inca and a cat called Mia, who he rehomed from his previous practice. As a keen musician, Graeme plays the piano and various woodwind instruments.


Lucy Kramer


Veterinary Nurse

Lucy qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2009 from Writtle College. During her studies Lucy worked in general practice and once qualified, went onto work at the PDSA. After leaving the PDSA, Lucy worked for the Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre in Basildon as their sole veterinary nurse. Prior to joining our team, Lucy was the head nurse at a local general practice.

Lucy is particularly interested in canine behaviour and pain management. For the last two years, she has volunteered in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina with a street dog neutering project. At home, Lucy loves to bake and decorate cakes.


Katie Lewis

Student Veterinary Nurse

Katie is currently studying towards her FdSC Degree in Veterinary Nursing at Nottingham Trent University and joined Southfields in June 2018. 

Through her studies, Katie has discovered that she has interests in anatomy, specifically the kidneys and the skeleton.


Shauna Marney

Student Veterinary Nurse

Shauna joined the Southfields team in June 2018 as a Student Nurse while she completes her studies.

Her interests in the field are cardiology, oncology and imaging and away from Southfields and her studies, Shauna likes to spend her time with her Staffordshire Bull Terrier, named Kiera.


Melanie Morrison


Senior Night Nurse

Melanie joined us at Southfields in June 2018 as a Night Nurse.  Working nights means that Melanie gets to see a large range of cases and is able to spend time with each patient, ensuring that they are settled and have their needs met, in order to have a restful night.

In the future, Melanie is looking forward to continuing her studies and developing her interests in surgery, anaesthesia, internal medicine and emergency and critical care.

Away from Southfields, Melanie spends her free time with her family and her rescue dogs, reading novels and occasionally partakes in some gardening or DIY.


Emma Moss


Veterinary Nurse

Emma started her career as a trainee veterinary nurse in 1999 working in a local practice and subsequently qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2002. After four years working in general practice, Emma decided to move into referral nursing and joined us in 2003. Emma worked full time for a number of years, but then left to have her first baby and, after maternity leave, she now works part time.

In her spare time, Emma spends most of her time looking after her three children and her ‘crazy’ Boxer, Henry. Emma enjoys going on holiday with her family in their VW Campervan.


Lauren Osborne


Veterinary Nurse

In 2015 Lauren completed an Extended Diploma in Animal Management and recently become a Registered Veterinary Nurse with an FdSC in Veterinary Nursing from the Royal Veterinary College.

She joined Southfields in June 2018 and is particularly interested in surgical nursing and emergency and critical care.  As a self-confessed “cat person”,  Lauren enjoys nursing feline patients in particular.


Jessica Porter


Veterinary Nurse

Jessica is a Registered Veterinary Nurse who joined the Southfields Veterinary Specialists’ team in December 2017 as a Diagnostic Imaging Nurse. She is currently studying for her CertVNECC (a qualification designed for veterinary nurses who have an interest in extending their knowledge and understanding of small animal emergency and critical care nursing).

Jessica thoroughly enjoys diagnostic imaging, particularly CT and is also very interested in emergency and critical care medicine.


Alex Thorpe


Veterinary Nurse

Alex has been nursing for over 15 years. After qualifying in 2006, he spent a year working in general practice, before joining our team in 2007. Alex enjoys the emergency care of patients.

Outside of work, there is nothing he loves more than coming home to his two young children and spending as much time as possible with all of his family and friends. Alex enjoys trying to keep himself fit and healthy by running, and is hoping to challenge himself in the future, by running a marathon.


Aimee White

Student Veterinary Nurse

Aimee is a student at Nottingham Trent University and has been part of the Southfields team since June 2018. Her main areas of interest are in surgery, medicinal nursing and pain management.

At home, Aimee is kept busy with 2 dogs, a rabbit, hamster and 3 chickens!