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Nurses

Nicola Barrigan

Nicola Barrigan

RVN, ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management

Head of Nursing Services

Nicola qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2009 while working at a busy 24-hour Veterinary Hospital in East London. She has a keen interest in anaesthesia and ECC and, following qualification, she held the roles of Orthopaedic Nurse and Charge Nurse before progressing to the position of Nursing Managing in 2014. In 2019, Nicola successfully completed her ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.

Nicola owns a classic VW Campervan and enjoys socialising with other VW enthusiasts.

She has two rescue dogs, Harry and Winston, and loves to spend her weekends walking the dogs in Epping Forest with family and friends.

Emma Moss

Emma Moss

RVN

Deputy Nurse Manager

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.

Zoe Meen

Zoe Meen

RVN

Deputy Head Nurse

Zoe joined Southfields in December 2019 after working in several first opinion practices for seven years. Zoe qualified as a nurse in 2017 and has a keen interest in diagnostic imaging.

Outside of work, Zoe likes to spend time with her horse Larry, travelling and socialising with her family and friends.

Susan Keefe

Susan Keefe

FdSC CertSAN RVN

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 and 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 and has owned a horse for many years. She also has a cat called Felicity.

Amber Cooke

Amber Cooke

BSc BVS, RCH, ISFM Cert Feline Nursing, RVN

Senior Ward Nurse

Amber qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2014 and started her career at a busy 24 hour hospital. In September 2018, Amber decided to go travelling for three months before starting her role here at Southfields. Amber has a keen interest in feline nursing and emergency care.

Outside of work, Amber enjoys hiking in Scotland, horse riding and spending time with her family and cats.

Charlotte Fennell

Charlotte Fennell

CertVNECC BSc (Hons) RVN

Senior Medicine 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.

Jessica Jackson

Jessica Jackson

RVN

Senior Imaging 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.

Kirsty Aloi

Kirsty Aloi

RVN

Neurology 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

Leanne Anderson

RVN

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.

Kayleigh Bowen

Kayleigh Bowen

Registered Nurse

Veterinary Nurse

Kayleigh volunteered and worked in a first opinion practice for six years before joining Southfields Veterinary Specialists in February 2021. During this time she worked with cats, dogs, small furries and exotics. Kayleigh enjoys all aspects of nursing but has a special interest in diagnostic imaging.

When not at work, Kayleigh likes to practice yoga and take her dog for walks.

Harriet Brown

Harriet Brown

RVN

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.

Sana Chaudhry

Sana Chaudhry

RVN, BSc Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science

Night Nurse

Sana joined the team at Southfields in January 2021. Sana knew she wanted to work with animals since she was 7 years old, even convincing her parents to get a cat when she was 10. She undertook work experience in stables, sheep and pig farms and many veterinary practices before being accepted onto a Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science degree at the University of Bristol. She was honoured to graduate with a Bachelors degree in 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Sana has been proud to gain experience in busy first opinion, 24-hour and referral hospitals throughout her studies. This experience instilled in her a desire to work in a referral hospital and an interest in physiotherapy.

Outside of work, Sana enjoys reading and writing short stories and spending time with her cat.

Charlotte Dyall

Charlotte Dyall

C-SQP, RVN

Anaesthesia Nurse

Charlotte worked in a busy first opinion veterinary hospital for 6 years, starting as a Veterinary Care Assistant then registering as a veterinary nurse in January 2017.

She joined Southfields in February 2019.

Charlotte enjoys all aspects of her job and working alongside veterinary specialists at Southfields has enabled her to expand her knowledge further.

She volunteers at her local wildlife hospital in my spare time where she has the opportunity to look after a wide variety of species.

Emma Benson

Emma Benson

RVN

Anaesthesia 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.

Georgina Eves

Georgina Eves

RVN

Oncology 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.

Emma Fordham

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

Marie Gordon

RVN

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

Melissa Guiver

Melissa Guiver

RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Melissa qualified in January 2019 whilst working at a first opinion veterinary practice. It was here that Melissa developed an interest in feline medicine and behaviour and would like to hopefully complete the ISFM qualifications.

In her spare time, Melissa enjoys reading and travelling on city breaks. Melissa has two cats, Luna and Bellatrix, whom she enjoys spending her time with.

Lucy Kramer

Lucy Kramer

RVN

Ward 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

Katie Lewis

RVN

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.

Gemma Lovett

Gemma Lovett

RVN VCA

Medicine Nurse

Gemma started her veterinary journey in a voluntary position in first opinion practice, working her way to veterinary nursing. She qualified in February 2018. Gemma has a keen interest in referral nursing.

Gemma has two rescue cats called Luna and Merlin. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and socialising with her friends and family.

Shauna Marney

Shauna Marney

RVN

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.

Katie Mills

Katie Mills

RVN

Imaging Nurse

Katie started her career as a veterinary care assistant and worked her way up to become a qualified veterinary nurse in 2017. Always wanting to work in a referral practice, Katie joined Southfields in April 2019. She has a keen interest in orthopaedics and radiography.

In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit, spending time with her friends and family and taking her Bichon Frise, Tilly for lovely walks.

Grace Oldham

Grace Oldham

RVN

Ward Nurse

Grace spent her training years in a busy 24 hour hospital, where she enjoyed the fast paced environment. Previously to training as a veterinary nurse, Grace was a dog groomer, which enabled her to learn more about canine behaviour.

Outside of work Grace loves to scuba dive and likes to compete in muddy obstacle races. She recently rehomed an older cat, affectionately called Gummy Joe due to not having any teeth.

Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver

RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Lauren worked for a veterinary charity for just under 5 years, where she gained her level 2 diploma in veterinary care assistant and subsequently her advanced apprentiship in veterinary nursing.

In her spare time, Lauren loves to listen to music and play the guitar and piano. Lauren enjoys spending time outdoors, travelling and spending time with her senior Labradoodle, Sandy.

Lauren Osborne

Lauren Osborne

RVN FdSC

Cardiology 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.

Katie Rolph

Katie Rolph

RVN

Senior Theatre Nurse

Katie qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2017. After completion of her training, Katie worked in a busy 24 hour veterinary hospital where she developed an interest in emergency and critical care.

Outside of work, Katie enjoys keeping fit and loves to take part in giant obstacle courses. Katie also enjoys travelling.

Emily Smith

Emily Smith

RVN

Internal Medicine Nurse

Emily graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2017. Since graduating, she has worked at a variety of different veterinary practices, where she has been able to gain a breadth of experience.

Through her experience, Emily has developed a particular interest in critical care, feline medicine and helping students with their studies.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys cooking, walking holidays with her family and spending time with her precious cat Luna.

Alex Thorpe

Alex Thorpe

RVN

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.

Charlene Gunner

Charlene Gunner

Internal Medicine Nurse

Charlene studied Animal Behaviour at University, which led her to working in a dog and cat rescue centre in London. After years working within the behaviour team there, she moved into the clinic and qualified as an RVN in 2017.

During her time there, Charlene realised her passion for rescue and, specifically, behaviour and stress reduction for the animals she was caring for.

She joined Southfields in October 2020 to develop her nursing skills and further her interest in caring for chronic medical patients.

Her dream is to have her own rescue centre one day, rehoming the old, the broken and the wonky.

Outside of work, she loves hikes with her disabled rescue dog Bean, eating vegan junk food and aerial fitness.

Tommy Watson

Tommy Watson

VCA, Dip Animal Care

Student Veterinary Nurse

Tommy joined the Southfields team in May 2018 as a Nursing Assistant.

Tommy has worked in veterinary practices since 2014 and is keen to become a veterinary nurse. He is particularly interested in animal psychology.

In his spare time, Tommy likes to spend time with his family and looking after his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Jessie and his Bearded Dragon, Hagrid. He is also currently learning British Sign Language.

Megan Isobella Jameison

Megan Isobella Jameison

Student Veterinary Nurse

Megan joined Southfields in October 2019 as one of our Night Nursing Assistants. Previous to this, Megan worked in a riding stables, looking after the horses and ponies.

In her spare time, Megan volunteers at a sanctuary for horses, ponies and donkeys, which she loves and she has her own horse that takes up the rest of her free time.

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