Practice Managers & Administrators
Meet our Veterinary Managers Team! They are who make AlphaPet work on a day to day basis.
All, except Gayle, started off as qualified veterinary nurses so they know what it takes to keep a busy practice running smoothly!
Gayle Bardgett (Practice Manager). Gayle joined AlphaPet in March 2017 as our new Practice Manager. Before joining us she lived in Dubai for 3 years where she managed armed security teams protecting vessels from Somali pirates, so managing a vet practice will be something of a walk in the park! Gayle is married with 2 small children which keeps her busy outside of work. If she ever finds some spare time she would like do more photography and get back... read more »
Andrea Hogg VN (HR & Administration Assistant). Andrea originally joined AlphaPet in December 1993 as our first Trainee Nurse and qualified as a VN in 2001. She returned to AlphaPet in October 2012 after a protracted family break, to help us out with the ever growing mountain of paperwork that modern practices have to deal with. Andrea has also become known as the "Poster Queen" due to her flair for designing posters to go on display at... read more »
Sarah Baldwin RVN (Practice Administrator). Sarah joined us in 1996 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2000. She was AlphaPet Head Nurse for 10 years from 2005 until 2015 but chose to move more into the ever-expanding clerical side of the practice and just gets all those essential little bits and pieces done, without which the practice would rapidly grind to a halt! Sarah still keeps her hand in at nursing when things at West... read more »
Sarah Eglen RVN (Accounts Manager). Sarah joined AlphaPet in 1995 as a trainee Veterinary Nurse, having previous experience as a local dog warden. She excelled in her studies, rapidly gaining her VN qualification and achieving some of the highest marks in the country in her exams. She was Practice Manager for a number of years but after a life changing move to the New Forest was able to 'semi retire'! . Thanks to digital technology, she... read more »
Sandra Leatherdale VN (Practice Finance Manager). Sandra was instrumental in the setting up of AlphaPet back in 1993. Although a qualified Veterinary Nurse, she now looks after the financial day to day running of the practice. She is married to Director Richard Edwards. Her main interests involve walking their 3 dogs, looking after their 7 cats, 4 sheep, 7 peacocks, 9 chickens, 3 ponies, 13 goats and being the unpaid taxi driver to their daughter Lorna!read more »