Emma came to us for a work experience placement in 2012 and continued to work once a week as a volunteer. After a short time Emma then worked for us as a Kennel Assistant and in June 2015 she was offered the position of Animal Care Assistant. In her spare time she enjoys, horse riding and gymnastics and has a dog called jazzy and guinea pig called Patch.
Our student nurses attend The Lynwood School of Veterinary Nursing, which is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. The students work under the supervision of our qualified veterinary nurses and veterinary surgeons, learning how to provide nursing care and treatments. They are regularly assessed throughout their course via theory exams, practical exams, a work-based progress log and assignments. They are also expected to undertake several hours of private study each week.
Annie completed 6 weeks work Experience back in 2014 and shortly after became kennel assistant. Whilst being a kennel assistant also completed a BSC honours degree in animal science and management. In 2016 then became ANA with us. At home she enjoys spending time with family, friends and lots of cuddles with her two cats and two rabbits.
Leonie began working for Garston Veterinary Group as a receptionist in 2014. She decided she wanted to join the nursing team and was offered the job of Animal Nursing Assistant in May 2018. Leonie started her nurse training in September 2019. Outside of work, you can often find her at the field with her horse Ischia, performing in amateur dramatic groups, or at home snuggled up with her three cats Hamish, Angus and Illy.
Rosie joined the Garston reception team in 2017 and has since moved to our nursing department as an Animal Care Assistant. Rosie loves all animals big and small, with much of her time being spent with either her Lipizzaner horse called Storm or Moose the Cocker Spaniel. Rosie can often be found in our kennels giving all every patient extra cuddles.
Anna joined the practise in 2018 as a receptionist then had the opportunity to become an animal nursing assistant in July 2019. In her spare time she performs at the Frome Memorial Theatre which she has been involved in since the age of 9. So if you don't catch her in costume, you'll catch her in uniform cuddling puppies.