Meet the Team

BRANCH MANAGERS

 

Jay – Group Practice Manager

Jay & Alan

Hi, I’m the Group Practice Manager at the Warren House Group and as well as a Qualified Veterinary Nurse. I am responsible for the day to day running of our 4 branches, managing the nurse and reception teams, and when needed I also provide nurse cover within the group.  I have been employed within small animal Veterinary practices since 1994 and I returned to Warren House to take up a management role in December 2015.  As with most of our staff I have had plenty of pets who have been acquired through working in practice – I currently own a three legged dog called Tryke, three cats and five guinea pigs!  I feel very lucky to be working with such a friendly group of colleagues and I look forward to meeting you and your pets at one of our branches very soon!

 

Sandra – Branch Manager, Walderslade Branch

Sandra Weeks

My name is Sandra, I’m Branch Manager here at Walderslade, I’ve been with the Warren House Veterinary Group for 6 years.  We are a busy practice with a great team of caring and dedicated individuals, I consider myself lucky to be a part of it.  Outside of work I have a busy household with 3 beautiful dogs and a very brave cat who keep me busy. I enjoy long walks and days out at the seaside, which is their favourite activity.

 

Sandra – Branch Manager, The Oaks Branch

Sandra Duhig

Hi, my name is Sandra and I am the Branch Manager at The Oaks. I have worked for the Warren House Group for 14 years. I enjoy the varied aspect of my job and of course love to meet so many clients and their beautiful pets! I have a 14 year old Chihuahua called Harvey and have kept chihuahuas since I was little.

 

VETS

 

Gerrit – Veterinary Surgeon, Walderslade Branch

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Hello my name is Gerrit and I qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1998 in Berlin, Germany and I have worked as a small animal veterinary surgeon in the UK since 1999. After my internship at the VRCC (Veterinary Referral Centre for Critical Care and Cancer) I started to work for the Warren House Veterinary Group in 2003. I love all aspects of veterinary medicine, but soft tissue surgery is definitely my favourite and I completed a two year course in Small Animal Surgery. I am one of the groups OVS (Official Veterinarian) dealing with pet passports and exports. At home I have two children, one dog, three cats and a cattery, so life is never boring!

 

Simon – Veterinary Surgeon, Walderslade Branch

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Hi, I’m Simon. I came from New Zealand for a ‘couple years travelling’ in 2006 and have been in the UK ever since!. I enjoy working alongside the Warren House Veterinary Group and I’ve grown very fond of the people and pets of the Medway area.

 

NURSES

Emma – RVN, Warren House Branch

Emma Cooper

My name is Emma and I am a qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse. I have been working within the Warren House group since 2009 and have been qualified since 2003. I really love nursing the in-patients and also the medical side. My second passion can be found on a Friday taking care of the orthopaedic patients in theatre. I have spent time working at both an out of hours emergency service and at a Referral centre to gain further specialist knowledge. I have two dogs called Betsy and Boris I look forward to meeting you all and your pets.

 

Sally Cocker – RVN, Warren House Branch

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Hi I’m Sally, I’ve been working as a veterinary nurse at Warren House for over 20years. In my spare time I enjoy dog walks with Teasel, Dilly and the rest of the family. I have a love for all things Disney and its lucky I enjoy my job as quite often the patients and strays come home with me and then end up staying. At work I particularly love meeting all the new puppies with their owners and watching them grow during their routine visits and nurse check ups.

 

Roz – Branch Nurse Manager, The Oaks Branch

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I have worked in the veterinary field for 7 years including working at a mixed animal practice where I got to work with horses. I do not currently have any pets due to living in rented accommodation but have always grown up having dogs at my family home and still help my mum to look after our little Patterdale terrier named Parsley. I enjoy going on holidays and visiting my family who live in Sweden.

 

Leanne – Qualified Veterinary Nurse, Walderslade Branch

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My name is Leanne and I have worked for the Warren House Veterinary Group since August 2012. I am a student veterinary nurse, due to qualify in 2017. I love my job and meeting clients and their special members of the family. I feel lucky to work as part of the group amongst lovely, caring and hard working people. I have three loveable, loyal Labradors Jessie,Eric and Monty and four greedy guinea pigs: Kevin, Black Pudding, Apple Sauce and Pork Chop. I enjoy taking my dogs out to the beach and the countryside for walks. I enjoy going to concerts and watching football.

 

Jacqui – Qualified Veterinary Nurse, Walderslade Branch

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My name is Jacqui and, following training at our Walderslade branch, I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2012 (late starter !). Our team here is friendly and we all enjoy the daily diversity of working in a busy practice. At home I have an 18 year old cat called Caesar who point blankly refuses to let me take any waifs and strays home…much to the relief of my husband!!

 

Sarah – Qualified Veterinary Nurse, Walderslade Branch

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My name is Sarah, I started at Warren House as work experience in 2001 and progressed to qualified veterinary nurse. I have recently gained my certificate in emergency and critical care. I love working at Walderslade vets, where there is a family feel and a really great team. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary nursing, and have an interest in emergency and critical care. I have a rescue German shepherd called Roxy.

 

Kelly – Qualified Veterinary Nurse, Walderslade Branch

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My name is Kelly. I have worked at Walderslade for 20 years starting out as a student nurse in 1996 before qualifying. I am now Branch nursing manager and Clinical Coach. I enjoy my work and love seeing my students grow and develop their skills and as they work towards becoming Qualified Veterinary nurses. Home life is busy with my two children plus an assortment of cats, dogs and horses!

 

Briony – Qualified Veterinary Nurse, Walderslade Branch

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My name is Briony and I have worked for the Warren House Group since 2007. I qualified as a RVN in 2014 at our Walderslade branch. I have enjoyed every minute of it, working with a fantastic team of vets, nurses, and receptionists. In 2012 a stray jack Russell cross puppy was brought into the surgery and came home with me for the night as a foster. Now his name is Calico Jack and has lived with me ever since!

 

Lisa – Qualified Veterinary Nurse, Walderslade Branch

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Hello, my name is Lisa, and I’m one of the qualified, registered nurses here. I have worked in veterinary practice for about 20 years, and have been a qualified nurse for 13 years. I have worked in many practices over the years, and find Walderslade a really lovely practice to work in, with a really friendly, dedicated team. I thoroughly enjoy my job, and would not want to do anything else!!

 

Nicola Russel – SVN, Oaks Branch

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I’m Nicola, a student veterinary nurse. I have been working at Warren House for just over a year and undertaking my student training at Canterbury College. I enjoy working with my colleagues, learning new things in the work place and studying in my spare time. At home I have 5 cats and a snake called . I look forward to qualifying in 2 years time.

 

Gemma Vann – RVN, Warren House Branch

Gemma

My name is Gemma and have been nursing for 15 years. I previously spent 6 years working in referral centres but am now happy to be working as the Branch Nurse Manager and Clinical Coach at the Warren House Veterinary Surgery seeing the everyday aspects of veterinary medicine. I have 3 cats at home, all whom have come to me via my job. I love working with my friends and colleagues at WH and will miss them, the clients and pets when I go on maternity leave at the end of the year. Even though some work days can be extra busy myself and the team always manage to get through with the help of cake.

 

RECEPTIONISTS

Alex – Receptionist, Warren House Branch

Alex

My name is Alex and I have been part of the Warren House Group since November 2015.
I currently work in reception but eventually would like to go on to do veterinary nursing! I have my own cat called Sasha and I have a horse called Badger (who is a bit too big to bring to work with me)

 

Sue – Receptionist, Warren House Branch

Sue

I have worked for Warren House for 18 months as part of the Reception Team, booking appointments, greeting our clients and their wonderful pets. Best of all giving out cuddles and fuss for our four legged friends.

 

Amanda – Receptionist, Walderslade

Amanda Upton

My name is Amanda, I’ve been with the Warren House Vet Group for 13 years. I love cats, fast motorbikes and any thing shabby chic.

 

Rachael – Receptionist, Walderslade branch

Rachael

My name is Rachael and I have worked for the Warren House Group since June 2015. I am based at the Walderslade Branch, which is a great place to work. I have 2 lovely Jack Russell’s Harvey and Maggie.

 

Sue – Receptionist, Walderslade branch

Sue Read

My name is Sue. I have worked at Walderslade Vets for ten years. I enjoy meeting people and their animals and the variety of the job.
I have a large family including 6 grandchildren who I love to spend my leisure time with.

 

Mandy – Receptionist, Oaks branch

Hi, my name is Mandy and I’m the Head Receptionist at The Oaks. I have worked for the company for over ten years and love the variety of the job. I have four Siberian Huskeys and also four cats from Cats Protection Bredhurst who we work very closely with.

 

ACCOUNTS

Hi my name is Maureen and I am the Accounts Manager for the Warren House Group. I have worked for the company for just over four years and deal with all aspects of the group’s financial business. My role is challenging and no two days are the same… just the way I like it.

 

My name is Julia Kearney and I have been with the practice since it opened in November 1982. Currently I am the Practice Manager, but over the years have covered all aspects of the work involved and meet lots of lovely clients and their pets. I have 3 dogs, a patterdale terrier who is 15 years old, a working sheepdog who is 5.5 years old and a rescue border collie who is nearly 2 years. We are away most weekends competing at either agility or flyball.