Charlene Oosthuizen BSc(Hons) RVN GradDipVN Head Veterinary Nurse started her career as a Saturday girl with us after completing some work experience in 2003. She graduated in 2009 with a BSc from the Royal Veterinary College and started work at a local referral hospital. She passed her graduate diploma in Professional and Clinical Veterinary Nursing, also at the Royal Veterinary College in 2013 and was subsequently promoted to Ward Supervisor. She joined us in 2019 as she felt ready to take on a new challenge as Head Veterinary Nurse. She lives in Hitchin with her husband and Miniature Wire Haired Dachshund, Bristle and is very passionate about patient care and anaesthesia.
Suzanne Pearson RVN joined the practice in 1989 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2004. Suzanne has bred several litters of Golden Retrievers, including showing and working them.
She has two horses, which she shares with her daughter as well as cats and chickens! Suzanne enjoys working with small animals such as rats and mice.
Kim Bell, RVN joined us in May 2008. She had started her veterinary nursing career at a practice in St Neots where she obtained her Veterinary Nursing qualification in 2004.
She moved to an intensive referral centre in 2006 but decided she wanted to return to general practice. She enjoys caring for her two dogs and two cats which keeps her very busy!
Claire Daniels RVN, joined us in 2016 after working for a local practise since 2006 and qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse in 2011.
She was a Head Nurse in her previous role but missed the practical 'hands on' side of nursing and contact with her patients.
She lives in St Neots and has a retired Thoroughbred called Tyke and two young Cobs called Freddie and Jack.
She enjoys horse riding, walking in the countryside and meeting friends.
Vicky Carr, RVN, qualified from Hartpury College in 2015 and started working at a small animal practice for over a year before joining us in 2017. She enjoys undertaking her nursing duties in theatre and outside work she enjoys horse riding and helping her family on their farm. She has two black Labradors called, Dotty and Charlie and a cat called George.
Siani Richardson, Nursing Auxiliary, joined the practice in 2004 after working at a veterinary practice in Newmarket for seven years. She started her Pre Veterinary Nurse training and then locumed at a practice in Biggleswade.
She greatly enjoys looking after her horses, cats and dogs and enjoys her role as the diabetic supervisor, assisting clients with their diabetic pets after going through the experience herself!
Natalie Rice BSc(Hons) Veterinary Health Science, Nursing Auxiliary. Natalie is from a local farming background and joined the practice in 2005 after gaining a degree in Veterinary Health Science at the University of West England.
She lives in Sandy with her husband and young son and has two chickens; a rescue cat Pumpkin and two Jack Russell x Paterdale terriers, Maisie and Isla, who she enjoys walking.
She has recently started her City & Guilds Level 2 certificate in Assisting Veterinary Surgeons in the use of Anaesthetics and Sedation.
Danielle Elliman, a nursing auxiliary, started working for us in 2016. She has just started her Veterinary Nurse training.
She has already developed an interest in de-sensitising dogs that are anxious about coming into the practice.
She enjoys horse riding, farming and country life and has a Cob called Kye and an Arab X Cob called Riley. She also has two Labradors, Savannah and Brewser.