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The Nurses

Seadown has a strong nursing team who are involved in running nurse clinics, caring for in-patients in the kennels, surgical cases and nurse training.

Seadown is a nurse training practice. Nurse training takes at least two years to complete and nurses learn on the job in addition to attending college on a regular basis. They must complete a demanding portfolio and pass written and practical exams before they obtain their Veterinary Nurse qualification.

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Ali Church RVN

Ali Church RVN

Head Nurse/Clinical Manager
I gained my veterinary nursing qualification in 1989 whilst working at Seadown. After some time travelling I returned to Seadown to work as a veterinary nurse being promoted to Head Nurse in 2000. ...
Kerry Galletly RVN

Kerry Galletly RVN

Veterinary Nurse
I first started work at Seadown as a volunteer when I was 15years old. After completing my National Diploma in Animal care at Sparsholt, I joined Seadown as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse in 2005. I becam...
Sarah Hatcher GradDip RVN

Sarah Hatcher GradDip RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse
I have worked at Seadown since 2004, and became a qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2007. I have 2 dogs, Ben and Wilbur, 1 Cat, Nemesis, 3 guinea pigs, Squiggle, Maisie and Millie, a hors...
Laura Isaac RVN

Laura Isaac RVN

Veterinary Nurse
I am Deputy Head Nurse at Seadown Vets. I started at Seadown as a trainee Veterinary Nurse in June 2000 and gained my Veterinary Nurse qualification in August 2003. I have a keen interest in Equ...
Amanda Holyoake RVN

Amanda Holyoake RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse
After gaining my Animal Management Degree I joined Seadown in 2011 as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse. I have trained and recently achieved my Veterinary Nurse National Diploma at Sparsholt College to become a fully Registered Qualified Veterinary Nurse.
Danielle Cole RVN

Danielle Cole RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse
I have recently started training as a veterinary nurse at Seadown in Hythe. I am really enjoying my job and love learning new things every day. Outside of work I have two horses and I enjoy horse ...
Rachel Sharma RVN

Rachel Sharma RVN

Veterinary Nurse
I have been a qualified veterinary nurse since 2005 and completed my training whilst working at Seadown. I now work part time and am involved in the practical training of student nurses, as well as ha...
Jade Galletly RVN

Jade Galletly RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse
After completing my National Diploma at Sparsholt College I started working at Seadown in 2008. I qualified in April 2011.
Caroline Cross RVN

Caroline Cross RVN

Veterinary Nurse
I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1989 whilst working at Seadown. I returned to Seadown in 1994. I have a keen interest in small animal nutrition and am involved in training the student nurses. ...
Vicky Pryde BSc (Hons) RVN

Vicky Pryde BSc (Hons) RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse
I started at Seadown in 2004 working part time whilst studying for my degree in Veterinary Nursing. I qualified in 2008. I live with my two cats Ralph and Betty which I hand-reared after they were ...
Sarah Chalke RVN

Sarah Chalke RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse
I began working at Seadown in 2005 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in March 2006. I enjoy working in both small animal and equine and have a keen interest in exotic species. I am curr...
Michelle Stafford RVN

Michelle Stafford RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse
Lydia Bentley

Lydia Bentley

Traineee Veterinary Nurse
Helen Davidson

Helen Davidson

Nursing Assistant/Laboratory Assistant
Vicky Brown

Vicky Brown

Traineee Veterinary Nurse