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Veterinary Nurses

Sarah Church RVN NcertA&CC - Clinical Nurse Manager

Sarah has worked within the Small Animal Practice since 1998 including working as lead nurse at Bath Cats and Dogs Home for 2 years. Sarah qualified in 2002, she joined us in 2006 and is our clinical nurse manager. She is a training assessor, pet health councellor and is currently studying for her nursing anaesthesia and critical care certificate.

Sarah Holmes RVN APHC - Nurse Manager

Sarah started working in veterinary practice in Bournemouth in 1995 and qualified as a veterinary nurse at the Lynwood School of Nursing in 1998. She joined the practice in 2001 and is now our Nurse Manager, overseeing all of our nursing staff and client services. As well as her RVN, she is an Advanced Pet Health Counsellor and an NVQ assessor. Sarah also achieved Royal Canin's Pet Health Counsellor of the year award.

Sarah Wyatt RVN DipAVN(Small Animal)DipHE CVN MBVNA - Senior Nurse

Sarah rejoined the Practice after 2 years gaining valuable experience within other veterinary practice's. Since 2010 she has been studying towards several advanced nursing qualifications in order to further and improve her nursing skills. Sarah has a keen interest in feline medicine, emergency critical care, anaesthesia and rabbits. Out of work Sarah spends her time looking after her own pets; 2 cats, 5 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs, rats and a tortoise. She also enjoys swimming.

Kate Douse RVN - Senior Nurse

Kate qualified as a RVN in 2004, since then she has spent time travelling and locuming. In 2007 Kate joined Garston Veterinary Group and gained her Advanced PHC award in 2009. She is currently studying towards the Advanced Diploma in veterinary nursing and has a keen interest in medicine and emergency critical care. Kate has two beagles and keeps chickens.

Georgina Corteen RVN NcertA&CC - Senior Nurse

George qualified in 2005 with credit, since then she has spent 4 years in an orthopaedic refferal practice and 2 years in Australia working in a specialist practice in Brisbane. George has an Australian cattle dog called Blue who she rescued during her time in Australia and brought him back to the UK.

Gemma Smith RVN - Senior Nurse

Gemma began working for Garston Veterinary Group in 2003 as a kennel assistant, after completing a 3 year course in Animal Care at Lackham College. She completed her 3 years of training to become an RVN in 2008 and is now the Senior Nurse for our Westbury Surgery. Gemma find's her job interesting, fun and very rewarding. She enjoy's all areas especially working with clients and their pets. Gemma has a special interest in Dentistry care and live's in Devizes with her Border Terrier Bailey.

Natalie Gowen VN PHC

Natalie joined Glenleigh in 1990 where she completed all her training and has enjoyed working there ever since. She has a special interest in nurse consultations, especially weight management clinics. Natalie has 2 siamese and 1 oriental cat.

Sinead O'Neill RVN CertVN (Dent)

Sinead qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1994, she then relocated from London to Frome with her husband and 2 children in 2003. Sinead starting working for us in 2004 and holds her BVNA certificate in Dentistry. She also has 2 cats called Matilda & Charlotte, plus a beautiful whippet x lurcher called Pippa.

Anna Rashleigh RVN

Anna has worked for Garston Veterinary Group for over 17 years. She qualified as a veterinary nurse from Lynwood school of nursing college in 2006 and enjoy's all aspects of her job.
Anna live's locally, with her husband, 2 year old son Conor, cat Minky's & their 3 ex battery chickens.

Gemma Coleman RVN


Sarah Attwell RVN BSc(Hons)C&G Cert VNES

Sarah qualified from Hartpury College with a degree in Veterinary Nursing Science and has been with the practise for 6 years. She has gained her certificate in Exotic species nursing in 2012. Sarah enjoys walking her two jack russells, Daisy and Arnie and spending time with her family.

Miriam Batson RVN


Jenny Thornton RVN Bsc(Hons)

Jenny qualified in 2008 with a degree in veterinary nursing/science. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys reading and walking her dog called Archie.

Vikki Marshall RVN

Vikki started veterinary nursing in 1998 and left to join the NHS. She returned to veterinary nursing in 2007 and qualified as an RVN in 2010. Vikki enjoys running nurse clinics and has a keen interest in laboratory work, nutrition and weight management. Vikki lives with her husband, son, 2 dogs (GSD and Bolognese)and cat. In her spare time she enjoys reading and baking.

Shelley Marklew RVN

Shelley qualified in 2009 and started working for Garston Veterinary Group in November 2011, she particularly enjoys medical nursing and looking after hospital patients. She has 2 cats, Molly and Ernie. Shelley also has a miniature shnauzer called Monty and she enjoys taking him on walking holidays as well as spending time with her family and friends.

Chloe Ackerman RVN Bsc(Hons)

Chloe graduated from Hartpury college in June 2013 with an honours degree, since graduation she has worked as an emergency and critical care night nurse in Bath. Chloe has 3 pets, a dog (dilly) and cat (chaos) and tortoise (Eric) and has a keen interest in exotics nursing. In her spare time she like to go trampolining.

Annmarie Sweet - Student Nurse

Annmarie joined us from school in 2006, and is currently training to become a qualified veterinary nurse. She has 2 horses, Saffy and Otis, and enjoys walking her labrador Bruce.

Helen Bowen - Student Nurse


Gemma Berry - Student Nurse


Kimberley Reynolds ANA (Diploma in Veterinary Nursing for Rabbits, with merit)

Kim joined us in 2006, she has a very keen interest in rabbits and holds her certificate in rabbit nursing care. Kim lives with her husband in their 'mini zoo' which includes 7 rabbits and their labrador. In her spare time, Kim enjoys kick boxing, dog walking and dolphin/whale watching. If their is any time left after all that, she also has a keen interest in photography.

Claire Twomey - Animal Care Assistant

Claire joined us in 2011 and is looking forward to starting her nurse training in September 2014. In her spare time, Claire enjoy's hula hooping and walking her border collie Rusty Bucket, who loves tennis balls, swimming and muddly puddles.

Yasmin Chant - Animal Care Assistant

After completing a year of work experience, Yasmin became a kennel assistant in 2012 and has now progressed to an Animal Care Assistant and hopes to train as a veterinary nurse soon. In her spare time, she enjoys horse riding and walking her dog, Callie'