I recently moved to the UK from Ireland where I grew up. I qualified in 2017 from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Budapest. I have always loved animals big and small from a young age so choosing a career as a vet always seemed like the perfect choice for me. In my spare time i enjoy walking, reading, playing rugby and i have recently joined a local hockey team. I look forward to getting to know all your pets here at Oundle and Thrapston.
I started my nurse training at a local re-homing centre in 2003 and since qualifying in 2005, I have worked in a wide range of environments, including an orthopaedic referral centre and as a lecturer in Animal Management – teaching and training is a huge passion of mine. My particular nursing interests include exotic/wildlife nursing, medical nursing and nurse clinics.
I have been a manager for over 8 years now and I love every aspect of the role. No day is ever the same – it definitely keeps me on my toes.
Outside of work I spend most of my spare time with my pets, oh, and my other half Stuart and little girl Edith. My house is ruled by my hand-reared cat, Pumpkin, who makes sure that my three beautiful dogs are always on their best behaviour. Drakey, my totally crazy Working Cocker Spaniel, used to compete in a sport call Flyball but has now retired; Winnie is my lovely rescue lurcher who was bought into the surgery as a stray and I just had to take her home; and then there's Poppi, a super cute, but incredibly cheeky, Chihuahua cross Jack Russell; there is never a dull moment when Poppi is about!
I love the country lifestyle and live in a little village on the edge of Stamford – one day I hope to own a little small holding and be surrounded by my wonderful pets!! I can but dream!!
I first joined Oundle Veterinary Surgery as a part time nurse with a young family in 2006. Fast forward one decade..my children have grown up and left home, and I have redeployed to our surgery in Thrapston to begin a new phase in my career.
Emma initially joined our nursing team in March 2005 after gaining her qualification in 2004. She returned to the surgery in March 2011 following her second period of maternity leave. Emma’s nursing knowledge and skills make her a very useful addition to our team. Emma spends her time at the Thrapston surgery and is responsible for processing all insurance claims.
Since a young age, my life ambition was to become a Veterinary Nurse. After I left school, I studied Animal Management at Derby College. With hard work and dedication I then graduated from Nottingham Trent University in July 2016 with a Veterinary Nursing degree. I have experience with a wide range of species including exotics as i completed one of my placements in an exotic practice. After graduating, I made the huge decision to move from Chesterfield to Thrapston to be with my partner and our rescue cat Maximillion. I thoroughly enjoy every aspect of my job, especially intensive nursing and theatre work. in the future I would love to specialise in animal behaviour.
Bobbie is a very valuable and well established member of the practice team. Her role has evolved over the years and she is now responsible for the front of house. Bobbie enjoys supporting and training new members of the front of house support team and getting to know all our clients. She is also a governor of Warmington School and chairman of the Oundle Gilbert & Sullivan Players.
Having a love for animals is the perfect background for working here. I studied Small Animal Care and Horse Management at Moulton College over 20 years ago and have worked in various equestrian establishments over the years, ranging from backing youngsters in Southern Ireland to grooming at 3 day event level. I now enjoy my own horse, Maggie The Moo who gives me great pleasure, together we love the countryside, jumping and cross country training. I also have my two rescue lurchers, Dennis and Percy who love a good run followed by a sleep on the sofa!