Veterinary Nurses

As you will see from these notes we have some VERY long standing members of staff. Low rates of staff turnover mean that we have staff that are very experienced and efficent in their job. They know many of our long standing clients very well and we know our clients appreciate seeing a familiar face. 

 

Our team of qualified Veterinary nurses, student nurse, and Animal Care Assistants help the vets care for your pet, giving help in handling animals during consultations but especially care of inpatients and surgical patients. Their assistance, under veterinary direction, is invaluable in your pets recovery.

For more information on what is involved in being a qualified Vet Nurse (as opposed to an unqualified 'helper') then this video produced by the RCVS may be useful.RCVS, Vet Nurses - true professionals

 

LISE SEIERSEN is our Head Nurse.

She trained at Crab Lane and has been with us for 25 years. She has left (twice) but has always some back! She is heavily involved in practice administration (and there's alot of kit needs servicing!) and theatre work. She has been on a number of overseas charity neutering trips to Spain and Botswana. Having a dachshund means that Lise is well equipped and experienced to give advice on home teeth cleaning.

ANNA THORNHILL trained with us and has been working at Crab Lane since 1996. Despite having 4 children she is still working on an almost full time basis and spends a lot of time as a theatre nurse with many of our longer surgical procedures. She lives with a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a cat who get along.

AMY  qualified in 2007 and has been with us since 2012. She has 2 very well behaved dalmatians who have both passed their Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards.

Having brought up her dogs to be so well behaved Amy is the nurse to ask if you have any puppy questions. She has just started studying for an extra qualification in Emergency Care.

RACHEL TIPLADY qualified in 2013 and started work for us in 2014. She enjoys working with the variety of animals we see. She is owned by 3 working cocker spaniels, 3 cats, and a horse. She has enrolled on a course in feline nursing and is the nurse to ask if you have any questions on looking after cats.

LAUREN SMITH started working with us as an Animal Care Assistant in 2015. We have been so impressed with her we have decided to train her to be a Veterinary Nurse and she starts her day release college course in September 2016. We are expecting her to pass all her exams and assessments no problem!

 

Animal Nursing Assistant

MEEM ALDERSON has worked in the practice for 35 years and runs the hospital accomodation making sure that it is clean, tidy and comfortable for our inpatients. They are carefully monitored for any changes in their demeanour and given lots of TLC. Long term in patients get very fond of Meem. She is owned by 2 Border Terriers.

Reception and Administration Staff

BEV ALDERSON is another  long standing employee at Crab Lane. You will sometimes see her on reception but she also does most of the behind the scenes administration, the books. payroll etc without which we wouldn't be able to run the practice.

SUE WHITE will be a another familiar face on reception to our long standing clients, answering the phone and booking your appointments. Occasionally we ask her to give us a hand with the animals as she did start with us as a nurse - a long time ago. Sue has 2 collies and a cat.

HEATHER TAYLOR also has worked as one of our receptionists for a long time. As well as general reception duties Heather is in charge of ordering, stock control and sending out booster reminders. Heather lives with a cat who has recently recovered from hyperthyoidism and can give you insights on how this condition and its treatment changes their behaviour.

EMMA ALDERSON has a part time role on reception on Friday evenings, fitting us in as a busy working mum and working here with both her mum and aunty.