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Nurses

Vicki Donat RVN

Head Nurse Vicki joined the practice in 2001 as a qualified nurse from the PDSA in Brighton and she was promoted to Head Nurse in 2011. Vicki loves exercise and is a slave to the gym! Vicki also has an interest in exotic and emergency medicine.  She owns 3 cats named Chester, Chi Chi and Amo Elsa.

Sonya Drury RVN

Joined the practice in 1987 as a qualified nurse when A.N. Stuart owned the practice, she has a horse named Banjo and rides regularly. She mainly works at the weekends as our critical care nurse but you may recognise her from reception where she also works three days a week.

Kate Hanson RVN

Joined the practice in 1998 as a trainee nurse and qualified in 2001.  She is now Senior Nursing Administrator. She owns a ginger cat named Buddy and a rescue dog named Obi. As well as nursing, Kate is our qualified pet insurance advisor, and has the job of dealing with, and processing, all of our insurance claims.

Sophie White RVN

Joined the practice in July 2008 as a qualified nurse and has now become a Clinical Coach responsible for training the student nurses. Sophie has done a couple of world trips and worked at a lion rehabilitation centre in Africa before she came here and in 2011 worked at the tiger temple in Thailand. Sophie is a big fan of music and theatre and has been lucky enough to meet famous people including Olly Murs, Ray Quinn and McFly!  Sophie owns a handsome ginger cat named 'Shumba'.

Nikki Wood RVN

Joined the practice in 2003 as a Saturday girl, when she was still at school! She impressed us with her hard work and show of initiative that we had to employ her as a full time student nurse; Nikki qualified as a nurse in 2009. In her spare time she is a very keen motorsport enthusiast and regularly races in ‘Team Aggro’ at Arlington and Angmering!  Nikki owns a cat named 'Missy' and two guinea pigs 'Jaffa' and 'Oreo'.

James Harry

James joined the practice at the end of 2014 from the PDSA in Brighton where he had worked for 7 years as a Veterinary Care Assistant. He is currently training to become a Veterinary Nurse at Plumpton College. James has got a 5 year old cat called “Flick” and enjoys watching rugby. He used to play as well for the “Hove Outcasts”.

Sophie Mitchell

Sophie joined the practice in January 2015 as a Student Veterinary Nurse. Sophie runs our in-house laboratory and looks after all the machines. She owns a yellow Labrador named Tess and has experience in riding and competing horses. She is due to qualify in June 2018.

Jenny Davies RVN

Jenny joined us in February 2016. She previously worked as a veterinary nurse at PDSA Brighton where she trained and attended Bicton Agricultural College completing her qualification in 2002. She enjoys all aspects of nursing and owns two rabbits called Murphy and Roo.

Kelly Bowring

Kelly joined the reception team in January 2016 after leaving college. In January 2017, Kelly joined the nurses to help out in our hospital in preparation to begin her Veterinary Nursing training in September. She is a keen horse rider and owns a horse called Bertie with whom she competes regularly. She also has two cats called Gary and Kylie. 

Amie Clare

Amie joined us in 2017 but qualified as an RVN in 2015 having completed her studies at Plumpton College where she is an Ambassador . She is also a clinical coach.  Amie likes travelling and spending time with friends and family and loves to take her family dogs on walks.

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