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Meet our fantastic nursing team!

Our nursing team act in support of the vet team providing excellent nursing care for the sick, injured and hospitalised animals at AlphaPet.

AlphaPet is a registered training practice, so not only do we have some of the best Qualified Veterinary Nurses, but we also have some of the best up and coming Student Veterinary Nurses.

 

 

Natalie Pink (Head Nurse)

Natalie Pink (Head Nurse)

Natalie Pink RVN (Head Nurse). Natalie started with AlphaPet in 1994 as a receptionist, before leaving to start a family. She returned in 2009 as a Student Veterinary Nurse and gained her VN qualification in 2012. Nat is one of our Clinical Coaches who help train up our Student Nurses. In July 2015, she became Head Nurse at AlphaPet. Nat has several cats and a Cockapoo called Dudley!read more »

Charlie Sampson

Charlie Sampson

Charlotte Sampson RVN Joined AlphaPet in 2002 and qualified as a VN in 2004. Charlie recently returned to work after the birth of her first child.  She is also one of our Clinical Coaches who help train up our Student Nurses. Charlie has a particular interest in avian and wildlife patients and has an Eagle Owl as a pet along with a multitude of other animals. It would be simpler to list the species she doesn't keep!read more »

Sue Eaton

Sue Eaton

Sue Eaton RVN (Birdham Lead Nurse). Sue joined us as part of the Receptionist Team in 1996. In 1997 she converted to the Nursing Team and began her veterinary nurse training. Sue gained her VN qualification in August 2000. Sue has taken on the main responsibility for nursing and practice administration at our Birdham Surgery. Sue keeps a wide range of animals, including several fish, a dog, a tortoise and a ferret!read more »

Rachael Keep

Rachael Keep

Rachael Keep RVN. Rachael joined AlphaPet in 1995 as a trainee veterinary nurse and qualified in 1999. Rachael has her hands full at home with her daughter Sophie, 2 dogs, 2 tortoises, 2 guinea pigs and a cat!read more »

Wendy Fox

Wendy Fox

Wendy Fox VN (Joint Chichester Lead Nurse). Wendy joined AlphaPet in December 2001 to boost the Chichester clinic team. Always cheerful and a great asset to the practice. Wendy is a proud mum, so she is juggling both professional and domestic duties, which include looking after her 2 cats, Bob and Conker and her tortoise, Crunchie! In June 2015, Wendy took on the joint responsibility of being Lead Nurse, now with Kayleigh Galdes-Giappone.read more »

Kayleigh Galdes-Giappone

Kayleigh Galdes-Giappone

Kayleigh Galdes Giappone RVN (Joint Chichester Lead Nurse). Kayleigh started with us as a kennel hand in the summer of 2011. She then went on to complete her A-levels and in December 2013, started training as a Student Veterinary Nurse. Kayleigh qualified as an RVN in 2017 and now divides her time between the Chichester and Bognor Regis surgeries. She is very fond of her rescue dog Marley and has a keen interest in canine and feline haematology.  read more »

Amie van der Hut

Amie van der Hut

Amie van der Hut RVN. Amie joined AlphaPet as a student veterinary nurse in 2009 working at our West Meads surgery and qualified in 2013. Amie had always wanted to be a veterinary nurse, so was very pleased to achieve her goal. In her spare time, Amie enjoys hiking and sea kayaking and looking after her dog Sonny and 2 cats, Lightening and Storm. She is currently on maternity leave with her first child.read more »

Aimee Dubben

Aimee Dubben

Aimee Dubben RVN. Aimee joined us in 2005 as a nursing assistant and gained her VN qualification in 2011. Aimee had always wanted to be a vet nurse ever since she was at school, but didn't think it would ever happen. So she's very glad she took her dad's advice to apply for the position! Aimee has a thing for rescuing cats. She's rescued 4 over the years, but is now down to 2. One of... read more »

Hayley Goddard

Hayley Goddard

Hayley Goddard RVN. Hayley started with us as Kennel Hand in the summer of 2006 and then 2 years later went on to start her training as a student veterinary nurse. In August 2015, Hayley qualified :) She has a particular interest in tortoises and other reptiles.read more »

Katie Morris

Katie Morris

Katie Morris RVN. Katie came to us in September 2015 after working in a quiet small animal practice in London. Katie was keen to progress her nursing skills in a hospital setting and is very much enjoying the busier days! Katie didn't know what we could say about her. She suggested we might say that "Katie is the most amazing nurse and is the funniest and cheekiest person in the whole practice" which may or may not... read more »

Emma Luxford

Emma Luxford

Emma Luxford RVN. Emma joined the nursing team as a student nurse in 2011 and qualified as an RVN in 2016. She has recently returned from maternity leave.read more »

Megan Sennit

Megan Sennit

Megan Sennitt RVN. Megan joined us in 2016 from a practice in Worthing bringing a wealth of experience. She's slotted into the Bognor Regis Hospital team extremely well and we can't remember how we managed without her! Megan has a particular interest in Emergency Critical Care, and in 2018 obtained a certificate qualification in this.read more »

Nikki McWilliam

Nikki McWilliam

Nikki McWilliam RVN Nikki joined AlphaPet in 2015 as a student nurse having achieved 4 As levels, so it was little surprise when she gained her RVN qualification. Previously she has worked in a tattooists ... well, you never know, it might come in handy one day?!read more »

Naomi Heard

Naomi Heard

Naomi Heard RVN Naomi joined in June 2014 as a student veterinary nurse having previously worked in a boarding kennels and at a local pet rescue centre. She qualified as an RVN in July 2018 and has a particular fondness for wildlife patients.read more »

Jade Weeks

Jade Weeks

Jade Weeks RVN Jade joined us in February 2015 to begin her training as a Student Veterinary Nurse and qualified in September 2018. Previously trained by ASDA to put pizzas together, AlphaPet has retrained her to put pets back together again!read more »

Laura Brind

Laura Brind

Laura Brind RVN Laura joined AlphaPet in June 2018 but has been qualified since 2009. Always calm and totally unflappable!read more »

Amy Green

Amy Green

Amy Green Amy joined AlphaPet as a trainee veterinary nurse and passed her Year 1 exams in 2011. Amy has particular interests in wildlife nursing. Beware - she has a wicked sense of humour!read more »

Hannah Osgood

Hannah Osgood

Hannah Osgood Hannah joined AlphaPet in 2011 in a newly created position of Animal Technician, with specific responsibility for looking after hospitalised in-patients. She is currently the In-Patient Coordinator for our Bognor Regis Hospital surgery. Hannah has previously studied Animal Behaviour and Welfare. She has a little cat called Evie.read more »

Sue Howling

Sue Howling

Sue Howling ANA Sue started with AlphaPet a good few years ago, working mainly at our Birdham surgery. She left for a while to pursue other interests but returned again in 2009 as an Animal Nursing Auxiliary nurse working mainly at our Chichester surgery.read more »

Josie Metcalfe

Josie Metcalfe

Josie Metcalfe Josie had always wanted to pursue a career working with animals, ideally as a veterinary nurse. She joined AlphaPet in 2014 as a trainee ANA (Animal Nursing Assistant) and gained her qualification in 2018. She now plans to start working towards becoming a qualified RVN She is based mainly at our Chichester surgery.read more »

Jaz Nichols

Jaz Nichols

Jaz is one of our ANA's (Animal Nursing Auxilliaries), but is also a very talented photographer. She is responsible for many of the photos which appear on this website, around the practice and in our newsletters. She has just started her training to become a qualified RVN.read more »

Tamara Watson

Tamara Watson

Tamara Watson. Tamara is another of our ANA's (Animal Nursing Auxilliaries) who has now embarked on the training to become a qualified RVN.read more »

Charlotte Bearham

Charlotte Bearham

Charlotte Bearham Charlotte started as a kennel hand at our Birdham surgery in 2016. She is now training to become an ANA (Animal Nursing Auxilliary) and will then start training on the RVN training course.read more »