Veterinary Receptionists

Cathy Thulborn

Head Receptionist

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.  

Lorraine

Receptionist

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!

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Anne Stokes

Receptionist

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.  

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