Meet The Team

Becki Griffiths RVN

Position:

Head Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

Radiography, Lab sample collection/analysis + Client care
Being a veterinary nurse is an extremely rewarding job, I love every aspect of it and think myself very lucky to be doing something I thoroughly enjoy. I aim to provide the best nursing care and treat every patient as if it were my own. I love all pets great and small but have a particular soft spot for giant breed dogs! When I'm not at work I'm caring for my many pets at home (several of which I've adopted from work!)

Pets:

3 dogs: Sully, Elsa & Rey.
3 cats: Marty, Meeko & Kovu.
1 rabbit: Dot
And an assortment of aquatic creatures!

Laura Bailey RVN BSc (hons) C-SQP

Position:

Head Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

In-patient Care, Laboratory analysis, Surgical Nursing & Medical Nursing
Veterinary nursing is a passion & a way of life for me. Since beginning my training in 1997 I have loved every day of my career. I qualified in 1999, and then worked part time whilst I obtained a BSc (hons) in Biomedical Sciences to extend my knowledge & skills in laboratory analysis. My primary daily aim is to treat all the animals I look after, as though they are my own pets. When I am not at work, I care for my own pets & enjoy countryside walks with my partner Fleur, jewellery making, cooking & gardening.

Pets:

4 cats: Scabby Abbie, Don Franco Mafia Boss, Rogue & Gorilla Bear

Sarah Jones RVN

Position:

Head Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

Surgical nursing, radiography and post-operative care.
I always knew I wanted to be a veterinary nurse as I thought it would be a rewarding job. Now I couldn't even imagine myself doing anything else. Some days can be long and stressful but it's all worth it when you have a happy ending. I aim to give 110% to every patient, treating them like my own in order for them to feel comfortable in their unfamiliar surroundings.

Pets:

3 Cats: Harry, Alfie & Mattie

Natalie Wiggs

Position:

Deputy Head of Nursing Services

Interests:

Surgical nursing, inpatient care and client care
I have been working in practice for about 8 years, coming from a prestigious referral centre so I have seen various areas of the veterinary world. I enjoy all elements of my job from general patient care to more intensive nursing. Working along side the Vets and the clients making sure a high level of care is being given to their beloved pet at all times. Every patient that comes into the practice I treat as if they were my own making sure they are cared for within a loving environment, coming to the vets can be stressful time for client and patient so helping this experience be as stress free as possible in very important.

Pets:

2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks called Elsa & Jana
2 Fish called Alex & Louis
19 pond fish

Steph R Lloyd SVN

Position:

Deputy Head Student Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

In-patient care, Surgical nursing & Theatre practice, Laboratory sample collection, Neonate care and Maintaining high levels of practice hygiene.
Each day is thoroughly rewarding. Every day is different with a variety of cases, treatments and procedures or tests being performed. The most satisfying part of the job is finally seeing patients respond to therapies for a happy outcome. I especially love looking after the neonates which have been abandoned. Becoming their foster mom and ensuring they make it to find their forever homes; this is how I acquired my three boys. When I'm not at work I'm spending quality time at home with my daughter and family.

Pets:

3 cats: Carlos, Hugo & Franco

Katy Whalley RVN Fdsc

Position:

Head Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

Aiding the vet in theatre, especially orthopaedic surgery and medical nursing.
I began my training at Blackheath Veterinary Centre in 2012 and qualified with an Fdsc Degree in Veterinary Nursing at Harper Adams University in 2013. Whilst working for the Lockwood Group I have gained so much knowledge and have not only become a clinical coach which enables me to teach student nurses, but I have also become the new Deputy Head Nurse of the practice. I thoroughly enjoy being in theatre and aiding the vet and meeting new patients. I love working with all different types of animals big or small and I love being a veterinary nurse as not every day is the same. My weakness is French bulldogs and kittens/puppies that need hand-rearing.

Pets:

A cat called Sarah Louise and a rescue dog called Dennis the Menace.

Hannah Shearwood RVN

Position:

Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

Laboratory, In-patient care
I really enjoy caring for all species of animal whether sick or healthy. At home I enjoy playing sports such as golf & karate; for which I have studied for 6 years and have gained a black belt. I also enjoy looking after my friends dog, as unfortunately I don't have one of my own.

Pets:

I would love a pug named Frank.

Amanda Dudley RVN

Position:

Veterinary Nurse

Interests:


As a Veterinary Nurse I find all aspects of my job rewarding, I like helping owners to give the best possible care to their petswith the help of our free nurse clinics. I also enjoy surgical nursing especially the non-routine operations which can be a little more challenging. On the medical side of nursing I do have a soft spot for the more senior canine patients and enjoy nursing them and hopefully making their stay with us a little more pleasurable with extra fuss and tummy rubs. When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my family an 2 border terriers.

Pets:

2 Dogs: Minnie & Ruby

Amy Burkitt

Position:

Deputy Head of Nursing Services

Interests:

Lab sample collection & analysis
I have been nursing since 2002, which goes to show how much I enjoy my job. Helping animals when they are unable to communicate what is wrong is very rewarding. I enjoy all of the gory parts of the job, as well as the mentally stimulating cases, such as helping in theatre with our orthopaedic surgeon. I currently work 3 days as I have 2 young children, to look after which takes up most of my time.

Pets:

2 dogs: Tia & Diesel

Naomi Harvey RVN

Position:

Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

Client Care and Inpatient Care
I see myself as a general all round nurse but in particular I enjoy client care, animal behaviour and in-patient care. I have always been animal orientated from a very young age so Veterinary Nursing seemed very fitting allowing me to see and care for a varied range of animals over my nursing career so far. I like to feel I treat all animals in my care how I treat my own.

Pets:

6 cats: Charlie, Pheobe, Asbo, Alfie, George & Camilla
1 dog: Troy.
2 Guinea Pigs: Flower & Cucumber.

Karen Roast RVN

Position:

Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

Laboratory, In-patient care
I have been working in the veterinary industry for 16 years. Since qualifying in 2010 I have had the opportunity to work in several different veterinary environments. Since joining Lockwood's in September 2015 I am enjoying working as part of the Burton Animal Hospital team and meeting all our lovely clients and their pets. I have a keen interest in pet obesity and can offer our clients advice and guidance to help them maintain a healthy weight for their pets health and well-being. At home I love the choas of having two young boys and a new puppy. On my days off we love going out on fun adventures.

Pets:

Betsy the crazy Sproker and a herd of guinea pigs collectively known as G-Force
Parrot

Emma Adams SVN

Position:

Student Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

Laboratory, care of hospitalised patients, caesareans & nurse clinics.
I have wanted to be a Veterinary nurse since a young age and feel grateful that this is now my career. I started working as a kennel maid at the age of 14 and became an auxiliary nurse at the age of 15. I have worked in practice for the past 10 years, 2 of which I have worked for LWVG. I enjoy taking time to talk to clients and helping them in any way I can. I especially enjoy hand rearing kittens, but find it hard to let go (2 of my cats are hand rears).

Pets:

1 Dogs: Jess
3 Cats: Neville, Dottie & Dora

Harriet Leci (Hatty) RVN

Position:

Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

Surgical nursing, patient care, lab samples collection/analysis
I love this job because it is different every day; you never know what is going to walk through the door. I also love being able to make a difference to the patients, when they come in sick and you help make them better is extremely rewarding! My other favourite part of work is surgery, I love getting involved and helping as well as monitoring them. Of course there are the puppies and kittens that come through the door which are ace to play with!

Pets:

2 cats: Mo & Callie
Lots of tropical fish!

Jade Humpage SVN

Position:

Student Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

Theatre practice, weight clinics and in-patient care.
I have been working at Lockwood Animal hospital since 2007 and I still enjoy my job as much as I did all that time ago. I come to work every day not knowing what to expect, as each day brings something completely different. I thoroughly enjoy my job and to know that I am helping and making a difference in animal's lives is the most rewarding feeling ever. I care for every animal as if they were my own pet and give them the highest standard of care that I can provide as that is what every animal deserves.

Pets:

3 dogs : Rocco, Honey & CC.
5 Cats: Harry, Angel ,Princess ,Woody & Dusty.

Nancy Jones

Position:

Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

Weight management and nutrition
I started my nursing career over 30 years ago and over the years I have seen many changes in the veterinary world. I joined the Lockwood group in January 2016 having moved to the area from Surrey where I had worked as Head Nurse in a busy practice. I brought with me a wealth of experience and special interest in weight management and nutrition where, in 2015 as a Pet Health Counsellor, I was awarded a national award for my work in this area. I enjoy surgical nursing where the days list can be varied, challenging and rewarding. In my spare time I enjoy riding my horses, spending time with my pets, baking and relaxing in my garden.

Pets:

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Nicole Cash SVN

Position:

Student Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

Radiography, surgical nursing and nurse clinics.
Since I can remember I've always loved caring for animals. Having grown up around them, I'm so incredibly happy and grateful to be able to develop my skills and fulfil my potential in a career I will thoroughly enjoy.
I am currently studying to be a qualified veterinary nurse and feel that my continued enjoyment of the subject will allow me to keep progressing towards my goal. Every day is different and I get to do and see some amazing things. I love looking after our hospitalised inpatients and seeing them on their journey back to full health.
When I'm not at work wrestling dogs and monitoring anaesthetics, or at college studying the science behind nursing, I enjoy being with my family, watching Disney films and working on my side business, Sweets Galore!!!

Pets:

1 Dog: Kobi
2 Rabbits: Khia & Koko

Leah Fletcher

Position:

Student Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

Surgery, Lab and inpatient care
I have always wanted to be a veterinary nurse, I started my training in 2015. My passion has always been for animals and I love all the aspects of the job. During my spare time I love to read, keep fit and care for my animals at home.

Pets:

1 dog: Charlie
1 cat: Tigger
1 Rabbit: Thumper
1 Guinea Pig: Milo
1 Budgie: Joey

Tammy Baugh

Position:

Student Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

Inpatient care
I love working in veterinary care as the job is rewarding in itself. I love getting to know the clients and their pets on a personal level. Being able to watch a sick or injured animal being nursed back to health is an overwhelming achievement and knowing I've been part of that is a fantastic feeling. Lockwood is an amazing place to work, how they help heal and re-home their strays is absolutely awesome and I'm proud to call them my Lockwood family.

Pets:

1 Dog – Taz

Kim Arblaster SVN

Position:

Student Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

Theatre practice,anaesthesia & in-patient care
I love my job as a Student Nurse because it is a very hands on and challenging role with so much to learn! I love being a part of the support network for all of my patients and taking care of them like I would my own. I have to say I adore all animals that walk through our doors but geriatric patients are my favourite as I have a soft spot for the oldies! I'm looking forward to the day I can call myself a Qualified and Registered Veterinary Nurse and continuing my skills and knowledge in the profession I love!

Pets:

2 loved up Lion Head Bunnies called Tigger & Honey and a cat called Ozzie

Lauren Jones

Position:

Student Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

Radiography and inpatient care
I have always loved animals and it has been a life long dream to become a qualified vet nurse. Rosewood began my career in nursing and I thoroughly enjoy every day here. I look forward to refining my skills as a nurse. I have a soft spot for Westies and large breed dogs. I love the ocean and take a keen interest in diving! I have a pony and spend most of my spare time looking after him.

Pets:

A pony called Woody

Renee Hopwood SVN

Position:

Student Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

Lab sampling/ analysis, surgery, Interacting with clients
I never had any other ambition than to be a veterinary nurse and finally being able to achieve my No1 goal is the greatest feeling in the world. I love being able to work with different animals everyday, providing the best care and treatment! All pets from the Roborovski hamster to the Great Dane I welcome with open arms! When I'm not at work I'm revising for exams or socialising.

Pets:

3 Dogs: Honey, Missy & Lady
5 Chickens
A ferret called Fiona

Ashley Hall SVN

Position:

Student Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

Radiography & Weight Clinics
My job allows me to ensure sick animals are provided with the best care available. I find it very rewarding when I see sick animals back to full health. I just generally love my job.

Pets:

1 Dog: Alfie
1 Tortoise: Rocky

Charlotte Stokes

Position:

Student Veterinary Nurse

Interests:

Inpatient care, Theatre practice and Laboratory
I started training to be a nurse in 2014. I have wanted to be a veterinary nurse since I was 10 and after doing work experience at different vets while at school I couldn't seeing myself doing any other job.I love spending time with animals and caring for them. In my spare time I study for my college course and like to spend time shopping and going to the cinema.

Pets:

1 Dog - Logan

Caroline Hodson-Walker VCA

Position:

Veterinary Care Assistant

Interests:

Feline behaviour, Medicare, Radiography, Ultrasound
Working as a veterinary care assistant is an all round rewarding job. Being able to help provide poorly animals with the care they need is very gratifying, especially when you can be a part in helping them get back to full health. I enjoy working with all types and breeds of animals but cats are my particular favourite and I have a keen interest in feline behaviour and husbandry.

Pets:

4 Rabbits: Togepi, Hoshi, Masuimi & Cookie

Charlotte Stanley

Position:

Nursing Staff

Interests:

Client care, exploratory surgery, wound management & caesareans.
I find veterinary nursing very rewarding when you see a patient being first admitted for treatment and then leaving the surgery on the road to recovery the feeling is unbeatable. I love all aspects of the job including speaking to clients and providing the best care and love to every individual animal whatever it's species, size or breed. I have worked in the veterinary profession since I was 11 and working as a kennel maid; I have never looked back. During my spare time I love being with my own dog and going on long walks in a vain attempt to tire him out. At Waterfront I have a reputation for stealing all of the puppies away from their owners for kisses and cuddles, I particularity love any breed which is big and fluffy.

Pets:

N/A

Dani Pope

Position:

Nursing Staff

Interests:

Nurse Clinics and Client Care
I started nursing in 2009 and I love every part of my job. I love pets of all shapes and sizes especially border collies. At home I spend my time caring for my 2 children.

Pets:

2 Dogs: Nelly & Shadow
1 Cat: Brewster

Emily Lewis

Position:

Nursing Staff

Interests:

Client care and Inpatient care
I absolutely love my job here at Lockwoods. I've been working here since 2008 and couldn't imagine myself doing anything else. I enjoy all aspects of being a nurse but I have particular interests in theatre and inpatient care. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my beautiful daughter and my cat.

Pets:

1 Cat: Lucy

Sharon Baggott

Position:

Nursing Staff

Interests:

All aspects of surgical nursing
I love my job as no two days are the same, it is tiring but rewarding. Even after 25 years you learn something new every day and I never get fed up with puppy or kitten cuddles!

Pets:

1 Cat: Earl