Wylie Veterinary Centre

Meet the team!

 

Meet the Veterinary Nurses

Wylies has been a training centre for veterinary nurses since 1979 and has a good record for producing excellent VNs, many of whom have eventually become involved in the training themselves.

There is an intensive 2 year course to complete, with exams at the end of each year, but successful candidates are then qualified as veterinary nurses. Further training is also possible and we have quite a few nurses with additional qualifications under their belts!

Position: RVN - Covering head of clinical procedures

I joined Wylies as a kennel assistant 7 years ago, and qualified as veterinary nurse in 2008. I have a keen interest in anaesthesia, and in November 2011, I gained a Nursing Certificate in Anaesthesia and Critical Care. I have recently taken over the role of head of clinical procedures.

Position: RVN

I joined Wylies in 2004 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. I currently work full time in the kennels alongside Lauren. I have an interest in exotics and gained my City & Guilds Certificate in Nursing Exotic Species in 2008. Last year I co-wrote a chapter in the BSAVA Manual of Exotics Nursing. Recently I received extra training to work in the laboratory, and I now provide cover there when needed. I enjoy travelling and going to the theatre.

Position: RVN-Head of Clinics

I joined the Wylie team as a qualified nurse in 2006. During my time here I have been fortunate enough to be asked to lecture at two Portuguese nursing congresses. I gained my City & Guilds certificate in Exotic nursing in 2008, and most recently set up the Wylie Community Nursing Service. After working at an elephant rehabilitation park in Thailand in 2011 my heart lies with the ele’s and educating people on their upbringing and wellbeing. I have two cats, Molly and little John and a mad Jack Russell Terrier called Frank!

Position: RVN - Head of Clinical Procedures

I joined the Wylies team in July 2013. Previous to this I worked as a zoo keeper for 3 years at Tropical wings and then went on to train as a veterinary nurse at Apex Veterinary Surgery. I completed my training in 2012 and became head nurse of the practice until starting at Wylies as head of clinical procedures. During my spare time I enjoy taking my malamute Loki for long walks.

Position: Diploma in Professional and Clinical Veterinary Nursing. RVN

I joined Wylies in 1998 as a newly qualified nurse and i now have a keen interest in theatre. In July 2011 i gained my graduate diploma in clinical and professional veterinary nursing and have since had 2 articles published in a nursing journal. In my spare time I enjoy riding and competing on my horse Woody and also being a 'mummy' to my little girl. I also have an elderly Border Terrier called Skye and 2 guinea pigs!

Position: RVN

I Joined Wylies in 2004 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2007. I have been a member of the Hornchurch team for 4 years. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music and going to concerts. I have recently returned from maternity leave after giving birth to a baby girl in July. I am now working at our Hornchurch branch 2 days a week.

Position: RVN

I joined the Wylie team in 2009 as a kennel assistant. I completed my final exams in September 2014 and am now a fully qualified veterinary nurse. I have many animals at home including 2 moggies, 2 Maine Coon cats, 4 chickens, 2 snakes, a bearded dragon, a tarantula and a giant tortoise! In my spare time I enjoy singing opera. I started singing, acting and dancing when I was 5 years old. I can also play the piano.

Position: RVN

I joined the Wylie Veterinary Centre in November 2013. I qualified in March 2012 at Brighton University and completed my level 3 diploma in Equine Nursing in August 2013. I am involved with all general nursing care within the practice. In my spare time i enjoy spending time competing my pony in dressage competitions.

Position: RVN

I worked at Wylies as a locum nurse 2 years ago but left to pursue a career in hydrotherapy. I have recently returned to Wylies to nurse again as i missed it so much! I am a qualified Hydrotherapist and enjoy all aspects of nursing. At home I have a cheeky greyhound called Bella and a cat called Bob.

Position: Covering Head Nurse - Hornchurch

I qualified as a veterinary nurse in January 2013 and joined Wylies in April 2013. You will see me mainly at our Hornchurch branch, where i am head nurse. I enjoy all aspects of nursing but have a keen love for cats. I gained my certificate in feline friendly nursing this year. At home i have 3 dogs and 4 cats.

Position: RVN

I qualified as a nurse in September 2013 and joined the Wylie team the beginning of 2014. Previous to this i worked in London for 25 years as a IT relationship manager. I left in 2011 to pursue my dream of becoming a veterinary nurse. I have been riding since the age of 4 and spend alot of my spare time with my Irish Draught called Rosco. I have a passion for vintage bikes and cars and own a vintage Vespa. I have an interest in Canine behaviour and plan to continue my studies within this area.

Position: RVN

Joined the nursing team in September 2014. I qualified as a nurse in 1996 and have worked at various different practices around the local area. During my spare time i enjoy horse riding, zumba and travelling. At home I have 3 lovable cats- Dave, Daisy and Ian.

Position: RVN

I joined Wylies in August as a newly qualified nurse after sitting my final exams in June. I gained a FdSc in Veterinary Nursing at the University of Plymouth and completed my nurse training in a veterinary hospital in Falmouth, Cornwall. My favourite areas of vet nusring are caring for in-patients and anaesthesia. In my spare tine I enjoy socialising with my friends. I dont currently having any pets, but would love to own a Siamese cat!

Position: 2nd year student VN

I came to Wylies when I finished school, and have been working here since September 2011. I started off as a ward assistant, but now I am a second year student veterinary nurse and in most areas. I go to Writtle college once a week and hope to complete my training next year. Working at Wylies can be challenging, but enjoyable too. In my free time I play video games, (like most 19 year old guys), play drums and enjoy socializing with my friends.

Position: RVN

I started at Wylies in 2012 as a kennel assistant and i have since worked my way up to being a registered nurse. I'v always been an animal lover and really enjoy my job! I currently own a rescue cat. a Dogue De Bordeaux and a naughty French Bulldog!

Position: 2nd year student VN

I started wylies in 2013 as a kennel assistant. I am currently in my 2nd of training to become a veterinary nurse. I have a variety of different furries at home, including rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas.

Position: RVN

I started at Wylies as a Sunday helper in October 2012.I have two beautiful moggies at home called Mila and Honey, one of which I found as a stray! In my spare time I enjoy sailing with my family and socialising with my friends.

Position: 2nd year student

I started working for Wylies as a kennel assistant in September 2014. Previous to this I worked as a supervisor in Starbucks, but have always had a passion for animals. I have 2 rabbits at home called Bobby and Coco. I have just started my training as a veterinary nurse and hope to qualify in 2017.

Position: 2nd year student

I joined the Wylies team in July 2014. I have just started my training as a veterinary nurse and hope to qualify in 2017. I have two Staffordshire Bull Terriers called Ronnie and Reggie-who love kisses! In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym and socialising with friends.

Position: 2nd year student

I first started at Wylies in 2008 as a kennel assistant. I worked at Wylies for 4 years, but decided to take a break from my studies to work in America and travel around the world. I Joined the Wylies team again in 2014 to continue with my studies to become a qualified veterinary nurse. I have a menagerie of pets at home including horses, goats, ducks and rabbits. When I am not working I enjoy horse riding and socialising with my friends.

Position: Diploma in Professional and Clinical Veterinary Nursing. RVN

I joined Wylies in 2000 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2004. I have  a mixed nursing role within the practice- I work part-time as a laboratory technician and clinic nurse. I have recently gained my graduate diploma in Professional and Clinical Veterinary Nursing.  I am married, have a crazy but loveable dog called and a cat called Dylan. I have recently returned back to work from maternity leave after having my son.

Position: Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2014 and joined Wylies in December 2014. My main interests are student training and surgery. At home I have 2 miniature schnauzers called Maisie and Rolly, but would love a boston terrier in the near future as they are my favourite breed.

Position: 1st year student

I joined Wylies in September 2015 as a kennel assistant and have started my veterinary nurse training. I own two King Charles Cavaliers called Pickle & Poppy, and two Guinea Pigs called Peppi and Geoff.

Position: Kennel Assistant

I joined Wylies in September 2015 as a ward assistant. I am currently studying to become a veterinary care assistant, and come September, will be starting my training to become a Veterinary nurse. I have 6 cats ( Ted, Dexter, Pascal, Link, Gringot and Kylo), 3 leopard geckos ( Liz,Diz,Walt) and goldfish. In my spare time I like playing the piano, going to the cinema, playing netball and snuggling with my fur babies!

Position: Lab Technician

I have worked at Wylies since 1995. I started as a weekend helper and worked my way up through the ranks until I was a qualified Veterinary Nurse. I have held several positions within the practice including Shift Leader, but now I work as a laboratory technician part-time. I live with my partner, our two young boys and our cats Maisie and Tori.

Position: RVN

I have been here for 13 years, I am a clinic nurse, and work both at the Upminster and Hornchurch branches. I have an interest in exotic animals and own an African Bull Frog called Rodney. You may have seen him at the Open Day. I have just returned from maternity leave after having my second child.

Position: RVN

I joined Wylies as a second year student nurse in 2006 and have recently returned from maternity leave with my second child. I have 2 cats, one moggy called suggs and a half persian called ernie that was a wedding present form Wylies. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my two cheeky daughters and husband.

Position: RVN

I Joined Wylies in 2013 as head of training. I recently left to work as a teacher at Writtle college but still work evenings part-time.  My passion is medical nursing and therefore love working on the wards, but enjoy most other areas of nursing too. My zoo at home includes a husband, 2 lively stepsons, 3 cats, Lincoln, Matilda and Isabella, all of whom keep my medical nursing up to date with their various ailments. I also have a staffie called Toby who is an absolute gentlemen. I am an eternal student, constantly looking for something interesting to work through. My latest venture is a certificate in emergency and critical care nursing.

Position: Head Nurse - currently on mat leave

I joined Wylies in 2009 after coming from a smaller local practice. I am currently part time after having my children. I have a special interest in cat and rabbit behaviour and have 2 rabbits, a guinea pig and a ‘special needs cat’ called Isobel.

Position: Head Nurse - currently on mat leave

I joined Wylies in 1998, qualified as a nurse in 2004 and joined the Hornchurch team in 2005. I then took over as the senior nurse at Hornchurch in 2009. I like to run to keep fit and enjoy Zumba but reading helps me relax. I recently gave birth to a baby boy and am currently on maternity leave.

Position: Ward Assistant

I started working at Wylies in August 2016 as a ward assistant and I hope to start training in 2017. I did three weeks work experience in 2012 when i was at school and loved it so much i wanted to pursue a career in Veterinary Care. I did two years at Southend College studying Animal Management and finished with 3 Distinctions. I have had two dogs at home, a staffordshire called Rosie and a boxer called Cooper, not forgetting my hedgehog called Sonic.

Position: RVN Head of Theatre

I joined Wylies in June 2016 after coming from a large hospital in Essex. I have a keen interest in anaesthesia and look after the operating theatres in the Upminster hospital.

Position: RVN

I joined Wylies in September 2016. I enjoy all aspects of nursing.

Position: RVN

I joined Wylies in 2009. I enjoy all aspects of nursing and i also enjoy teaching the nursing students.