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 grew up in Kettering, studied at the RVC and qualified in 2002. I worked in mixed practice for 8 years in Hampshire and then moved back to Kettering and small animals. I enjoy all aspects of medicine and surgery and am happy to treat all species. I really look forward to developing Thrapston as a practice and becoming part of the Oundle vets team.
I am busy in my free time looking after my 3 boys and their pets, a cat, two guinea pigs and some hens. I enjoy running to keep fit and home and garden renovation projects.
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 two 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 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.
I began working full time in veterinary field in 2010 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in September 2014. I have continued to gain alot of experience working in a busy mixed practice but after having my little boy, I decided it was time to move closer to home. Within work my favorite place to be is either in the inpatient ward caring and loving patients to feel better or in the consult rooms discussing different nurse consults with our lovely clients.
I live locally to the surgery with my husband Rob and our little boy Edward, our home is also filled with our furbabies whom have one health issue or another(or in Freddie's case multiple...you could write a book on him); Freddie our Cavalier, Poppy and Nelly our Labradors and Cocoa the Ragdoll. Not forgetting my pony Jay.
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!
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.