Meet The Reception Team
I have been working at the Laurels for over twenty years! When I started I was a nurse and I lived above the surgery together with Anne and some of the vets. We shared the emergency work duties back then.
After I had my children, I returned to work as a part-time receptionist. Presently, I have two dogs, an English Pointer and a Dalmatian and three cats.
My duties include working at reception, having close contact with our clients and patients, as well as various administrative duties including sorting out vaccination booster reminders.
I am the longest serving member of staff at the Laurels, having been here since 1977. I started out as a night veterinary nurse, but my role now is being part of the reception team. I enjoy talking and getting to know our clients, many of whom I have known for many years.
At home, I have two sons, two cats (one of which is a rescue), a rescue dog, a parrot, three tortoises and a chameleon. Over the years, I have also hand-reared animals and even raised an orphan lamb! One of my cats “Ernie” is a Devon Rex, who I am currently showing.
I also have a keen interest in dog behaviour.
I was born in Bermondsey, and we moved to Eltham when I was nine years old. We grew up with many animals, my father having bred Dobermans and had several horses. I have had a monkey, billy goat, parrots and numerous dogs, cats, rabbits, tortoises and others!