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Patient Care Assistants

Katie Brown

Katie Brown

Certificate in Dog Psychology/Behaviour and Training

Senior Patient Care Assistant

Katie has worked in various roles in both first opinion and referral practices and has a passion for Animal Care and Welfare. She is currently studying to become a qualified Canine Hydrotherapist and she has a keen interest in post surgical rehabilitation.

Outside work, Katie enjoys spending time with family, friends and her cat Albus. She also enjoys walking, travelling and snowboarding.

Wendy Blick

Wendy Blick

Patient Care Assistant

Wendy has previously volunteered at several animal rescue centres and was lucky enough to combine her love for animals and travel by volunteering in South Africa. During her trip to South Africa, Wendy cared for many exotic birds and animals. More recently, Wendy worked at a human hospital as a healthcare assistant in orthopaedic theatres.

In her spare time, Wendy enjoys travelling, going to the cinema and spending time with her family and friends. Not forgetting, spending time with her Labrador, Murphy.

Lauren Chalkley

Lauren Chalkley

Patient Care Assistant

Abbi Clarke

Abbi Clarke

Patient Care Assistant

Sophie Garn

Sophie Garn

City & Guilds Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship for Veterinary Care Assistants

Patient Care Assistant – Neurology

 

Prior to joining Southfields Veterinary Specialists, Sophie worked with trainee assistance dogs as a care and welfare assistant. Before this, she worked in a veterinary hospital for four years and qualified as a veterinary care assistant during this time. Sophie has also volunteered as a care assistant at a rehoming centre and a local animal sanctuary for rescue farm animals. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her two rescue dogs, Ivy and Bluebell. Sophie joined the team at Southfields in August 2021.

Poppy Herd

Poppy Herd

Patient Care Assistant

Briney Miller

Briney Miller

Level 2 BTEC Technicals Animal Care diploma

Patient Care Assistant

Briney has always been interested in Animal Care and enrolled in the Level 2 BTEC Technicals Animal Care course at Capel Manor College. After completing her diploma, Briney moved into the veterinary industry and worked at a rehoming centre. Briney joined Southfields in June 2019 as one of our Nursing Assistants.

In her spare time, Briney enjoys reading and walking her dogs.

Hayley West

Hayley West

Level 2 Dog Grooming, Level 2 Animal Science

Patient Care Assistant

Hayley describes herself as a very fun, upbeat and enthusiastic young lady. She absolutely loves her horses and spends 99.9% of her free time with them! She lives in a little caravan on a farm in Basildon and lives for the simple life. Cinema and food are her ideal date night, and she also loves gardening.

Hayley joined the team at Southfields Veterinary Specialists in August 2021.

Kira Jarvis

Kira Jarvis

BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Companion and Zoo)

Theatre Technician

Kira has always wanted to work with animals and has previously volunteered at numerous animal establishments including a cattery, Essex Wildlife Trusts, two veterinary clinics and at a nature reserve in South Africa. She has a degree in Animal Management and undertaking this inspired an even greater interest in improving animal welfare.

In her spare time, Kira is an Assistant Cub Scout leader and has been through all sections of Scouting having completed her Queens Scout Award and Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. She also enjoys reading, swimming and trips out to animal establishments.

Sharron Ward

Sharron Ward

VCA

Theatre Technician

Sharron joined our reception team in November 2015. Prior to this, she worked in a first opinion veterinary practice in Romford for 12 years. After rescuing a tortoise called Shelley, Sharron decided to pursue a diploma in Herpetology. She also qualified as a Veterinary Care Assistant during her time there.

Outside work, Sharron lives with her daughter, her two black cats, Pixie and Flea, her two budgies, Gie and Pip and, of course, Shelley the tortoise.

Patient case advice

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