Sarah qualified from Cambridge in 1989, and joined us in 1990. She is interested in all aspects of clinical work, particularly surgery. Sarah is a trained acupuncturist and offers an out-patient and in-patient service, particularly for chronic (long-term) pain relief in dogs and cats. She is also developing our physiotherapy service for patients with mobility difficulties. She is currently studying for her Emergency and Critical Care certificate, which is a particular passion for her. She runs and is an award winning swimmer, swimming the channel in 2010!
Judy qualified from Cambridge in 1996, and joined us in 2000. Judy’s special interest is imaging, particularly radiology (X-rays) and ultrasound, but she is keen on all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery and performs many advanced procedures. Judy is studying for the BSAVA Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine and is also one of our Cat Friendly Clinic – Cat Advocates. Judy has a Border Terrier, Daisy – who is a great model for some of our advice leaflet pictures!
Michael was born in Norfolk and has lived in the county most of his life. Michael qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2002 and is keen on all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery but has particular interests in poultry, neurology, ophthalmology and ultrasonography. He is currently studying for his BSAVA Ophthalmology certificate, so is concentrating on our eye cases. As one of our practice Cat Advocates, he ensures that our cats receive the kindest and most effective treatment on visits to the practice. In his spare time Michael enjoys everything to do with computers and technology, films and scuba diving.
Rhiannon joined us in June 2012. She originates from Kent and lived in Essex most of her life, but has lived here in Norfolk for the past 8 years. She enjoys all areas of small animal care, but has a special interest in small animal medicine. She enjoys walking her dog Ruby (a Shih Tzu x Pomeranian) in the forests and coast around Norfolk and also manages to fit a bit of horse riding into her hectic schedule!
Jess joined us in 2014 having worked in practices in the North West and more locally, in March, over the past 3 years. Jess qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2012. She is passionate about cats, and particularly their reactions to stress, as well as being interested in all aspects of medicine and surgery. As well as a poodle named Ludo, Jess has a Chihuahua, Ziggy, that as you can see is a bundle of mischief! She tells us that her unusual surname is Cornish.
Nick joined us recently, following his graduation from the Royal Veterinary College in London. He is from King’s Lynn and you may recognise him as he spent time with us during his training. Nick has a particular interest in neurology.
Emma joined us recently, having graduated from the University of Nottingham. Emma is from Cambridge where she has numerous pets, including 2 dogs and 2 horses and she is hoping to spend some of her spare time with them. Emma likes to keep active and has recently taken up squash. Her veterinary interests include medicine, imaging and anaesthesia.
Claudio joined us in 2016 after completing a 12 month internship in a busy veterinary clinic in the South of France. He graduated from Milan University in 2015 and in his free time enjoys playing football and spending time with his dog Yuna and his cat Giacoma. Claudio will soon be studying for his Certificate in Small Animal Surgery.
Victoria qualified from Liege in 2015 and joined us in 2016. She is interested in all aspects of clinical work, particularly imaging and exotics. Victoria is currently studying for her BSAVA post graduate certificate in Emergency and Critical Care. She enjoys travelling and has been diving throughout the world, something she particularly enjoys.
David qualified from Cambridge in 1977 and worked as University Assistant Physician there for five years before setting up the practice. He holds the Diploma in Veterinary Radiology (DVR) and the Certificate in Small Animal Cardiology (CertSAC) and maintains interest in x-ray work, ultrasound diagnosis and heart cases. Recently awarded the RCVS status Advanced Veterinary Practitioner in Cardiology. Outside the practice, David sits on the BVA/KC Hip and Elbow Panel and was head examiner for the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Cardiology in 2011.
Carole qualified from Cambridge in 1981 and set up the surgery with David in 1984. Carole now concentrates on training, IT and management behind the scenes. She was awarded the Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management in February 1996 and co-edited the BSAVA Manual of Veterinary Practice Management and Development published in 2012.
Penny has been nursing with us since 1986, as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) since 1987. She manages the nursing team and runs our pharmacy, making sure we have adequate stocks for every eventuality. Penny set up Mill House Puppy Playgroup in the 1990’s. She also has a keen interest in poultry, keeping her own chickens at home.
Emma joined us in 1994 and qualified as a RVN in 1996. She is particularly interested in clinical and theatre nursing. As senior clinical nurse, Emma oversees the day to day management of nursing staff, and clinical resources. She gained the highest marks in her year when she sat the Certificate in Small Animal Nutrition!
Melanie joined us in 1993 and qualified as a RVN in 1997. Melanie is also a student nurse NVQ assessor, and is keen on all aspects of clinical nursing, helping with theatre equipment maintenance where necessary. She is very keen to promote good preventative health care and feeding, and consults regularly as a Vet Health Advisor. Melanie is your contact for any work experience and career queries.
Mel joined us in 1998, qualified in 2002 and takes care of our endoscopy and orthopaedics departments, which requires a lot of skill and patience with the complex equipment. Like Emma – she achieved the highest marks in the UK for her nutrition certificate and in 2012 was named Student of the Year by her college on achieving her 1st Class Honours degree in Clinical Veterinary Nursing – pretty impressive as she worked full time throughout her studies! She also holds the Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing. Not surprisingly, Mel manages our in-house training programme which keeps us all up to date.
Sam came to Mill House in 2002 and qualified as a VN in 2006. Sam looks after our x-ray machines and ultrasound. She is keen on all aspects of nursing, but particularly enjoys the challenges of surgical work and managing and nursing complex surgical cases in theatre. She enjoys seeing clients on reception, manages our PDSA PetAid Scheme and is one of our puppy trainers at puppy playgroup. Sam recently adopted Millie our practice cat, who you may have seen patrolling the grounds in the past!
Liz joined us in 2004 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2009. Liz controls our busy operating department and sterile supplies, maintaining all our theatre and anaesthetic resources. She is a great organiser and works hard to keep everything running smoothly, particularly on busy days. Liz is also a puppy trainer at puppy playgroup and one of our cat advocates.
Amy came to Mill House in 2009 with a couple of years experience as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in mixed practice in Suffolk. She loves all aspects of surgical and medical nursing, as well as working as a Veterinary Healthcare Advisor directly with owners. She is in charge of our wards and in-patient care and having achieved the BVNA Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing in 2014, she is very well qualified for this area. She is currently studying for her BVNA Certificate in Small Animal and Exotic Pet Nutrition.
Kate joined Mill House in 2007 and qualified as an RVN in 2010. She is in charge of our dental department and intensive care unit, and enjoys all aspects of nursing and seeing clients. Kate is also one of our Rabbit Advocates, having adopted her lovely rabbit Sonny in 2013.
Denika joined us in 2009 and qualified in 2013. Denika keeps an eye on our diagnostic lab, and enjoys all aspects of nursing at Mill House. We are also very grateful to Denika and to her two dogs, who are willing blood donors when we need blood in an emergency.
Vikki came to Mill House in 2010 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2013. Vikki is in charge of our diagnostic lab facility, which handles blood and urine samples as well as cytology, coagulation and more advanced tests. We rely on these to make our diagnoses, particularly when we have a seriously ill patient out of hours. Vikki is also a puppy trainer at Mill House Puppy Playgroup.
Katy successfully qualified to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse in September 2014 and decided to join our team the same year. Katy is interested in laboratory work, radiography and is passionate about all aspects of inpatient care. She can also be seen consulting on various days to help you keep your pets healthy and happy. Katy is a puppy trainer at puppy playgroup.
Sophie joined us at Mill House in 2015, with 11 years veterinary nursing experience. Sophie will be focusing on reception and nursing clinics, as well as getting involved with in-patient care. She has an adorable Chihuahua named Leeloo, and enjoys horse riding in her free time.
Hayley came to Mill House in 2014 and qualified in 2016 with a 1st class degree in Veterinary Nursing, when she was also awarded the highest mark in her biological degree. She has 2 dogs and 3 cats, having recently fostered her 3rd one, Lulu. Hayley has a particular interest in medical nursing.
Rosie joined us in 2016 and holds a 1st class degree in Veterinary Nursing and Applied Animal Behaviour. She has 3 rabbits and a cat that keep her busy when she is not at work. Rosie is particularly interested in medical nursing.
Lauren joined us in 2014 and qualified in 2017 after studying a 3 year diploma at the College of West Anglia. She has a spaniel cross named Honey and has a particular interest in anaesthesia.
Emma joined us In 2014 having volunteered with us for a year. She qualified in 2017. Her family of 3 cats, a dog and 2 rabbits has now grown after she hand reared and then adopted 2 kittens.
Donna took on this new role in 2013, having handed accounts administration to Matt. She coordinates activity across the teams, makes sure continual improvement happens and deals with our IT network management, as well as maintaining the website and ensuring the office runs smoothly.
Joining us in 2013, Paula produces all our information material and reminders, including our regular newsletter, and ensures that your vet has all referral and laboratory reports to hand. She also keeps our website up to date, provides secretarial support to the clinical team and collates our surveys to help us improve all the time. Paula has a boxer called Rocco who keeps her busy!
Matt deals with client accounts and pet health insurance claims, ensuring that this side of our business runs smoothly. He has a direct line for account and payment queries, on 01553 691610, and you can leave him a message if he is away from his desk. He is also our bookkeeper, making sure our accounts are in good order. Matt has a Labrador called Winnie.
Sophie joined our team to provide top class support for the clinical team and our clients. She looks after the rotas and diaries, and supports Paula with practice marketing. Sophie has a Westie called Max who is a regular visitor to the practice and a Daschund called Bernie.