Arun Veterinary Group

More of a family than a team, our team of veterinary nurses build bonds with patients who rely wholeheartedly on them. Professional and compassionate, if your pet is being looked after by one of our nurses then you can rest assured they are in good hands.

CHLOE EMMERSON
DEPUTY NURSING MANAGER AND
REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE

Chloe was born in England, moved to Australia when she was 13 and returned to the UK in 2013. Veterinary nursing is in the family as 2 of her sisters are also vet nurses (her older sister Jenny is part of our team). Chloe’s love for nursing began at The Cat Protection Centre. Once she returned to the UK she intended to locum with us but as with many others, she stayed permanently.

Chloe tells us that she loves coming in to work everyday! Her 2 cats, Sonic and Athena keep her on her toes and she spends her spare time enjoying motocross and snow boarding.  Chloe became a mother to Harper in 2018 and we were delighted to welcome her back.

JOSIE STEVENTON
SENIOR REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE

Josie has always wanted to be a vet nurse and to dedicate her time to caring for animals. She began working with animals in a pet shop after which she joined our team and completed her studies at Sparsholt College, Hampshire in 2013. She thinks she would have become a zookeeper if Arun Vet Group hadn’t come calling!

Dotty, Josie’s young Dalmation, keeps her more than occupied at home but she also finds the time to have 2 ferrets and 2 rabbits. In her spare time, Josie enjoys swimming, reading, theme parks and exploring zoos.

BECKY RAWLINSON
REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE AND QUALIFIED VETERINARY PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Becky began her training in 2009 at Harper Adams University, Shropshire before qualifying in 2013. She always wanted to be a vet nurse, making a difference to the lives of pets and their owners. Becky understands our clients and their pets can be at their most vulnerable when they come to us and that her skills can offer them comfort and reassurance.

At home, Becky has two troublesome cats, Merry and Pippin along with a pair of Chinchillas, Loki and Pluto. She loves reading, writing, socialising with friends and exploring.

Becky qualified as a veterinary physiotherapist in 2017 and runs our rehabilitation department from our Storrington surgery. In addition, Becky also runs laser therapy clinics and is the current queen of puppy parties.

CHARLIE RUSSELL
REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE

Charlie qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2011. She went on to spend several years working a busy veterinary hospital before joining AVG in 2015.

Charlie loves all aspects of being a veterinary nurse, but in particular is passionate about wildlife and is extremely knowledgeable on the subject.

Out of work, Charlie is a keen gardener and owns a variety of pets – including 2 cats, 3 parrots and a tank of fish!

HARRIET DEERING
REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE

Harriet joined the team in August 2016 having previously worked at other practices in West Sussex. Harriet qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2014 from the Royal Veterinary College in London after completing a 3-year degree course. Her special interests are anaesthesia and emergency medicine. In 2018 Harriet achieved her certificate in Anaesthesia.

Twiggy the terrier takes up much of Harriet’s time outside of work along with the occasional sailing trip.

SOPHIE WILLCOX
REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE

Sophie gained her degree in veterinary nursing and practice management in 2013 from Harper Adams University. Having previously worked in Scotland and Woking, Sophie joined the team in October 2016. Sophie’s interests lie in nursing clinics and puppy parties.

Sophie spends her free time caring for her handsome lurcher Jake and professes to being a keen baker. We are yet to see the evidence!

ABI PAMMENT
REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE

Abi gained her Zoology BSc in 2011 before moving to South Africa where she trained as a safari guide and worked for the African Elephant Research Unit. Hand-rearing a baby elephant made her realize how rewarding working with animals can be and she returned to the UK to pursue her dream. After joining our team as an animal nursing assistant, Abi went on to qualify as a Veterinary Nurse in September 2018.  Abi has a keen interest in surgical nursing and plays an integral part in our surgical team.

Abi doesn’t have much spare time as she likes to foster various animals including hedgehogs, recently Abi has welcomed Teddy into the family, a rescue Jack Russell terrier who we all think is adorable. When not caring for pets Abi loves drama and performs in shows.

Abi is currently on maternity leave.

LUCIANA BROWN
REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE

Luci qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2014, she studied in Cornwall and in 2017 joined the Arun Veterinary Group team. Luci has an interest in anaesthesia and surgical nursing, and works closely with the surgical team at AVG. Luci says the best part about her job is seeing a wide range of different animals, she’s previously worked in exotic based practices and enjoys nursing exotic patients at Arun.

Outside of work Luci enjoys keeping fit; going to the gym and cycling on the downs. If she hadn’t had followed her love of animals to becoming a veterinary nurse, Luci thinks she would have become a midwife.

STEPHANIE LIGHT
REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE AND QUALIFIED ANIMAL NUTRITIONIST

Steph joined the practice in January 2018, she graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2009, since then Steph has undertaken extra qualifications in small animal nutrition. Steph especially enjoys nurse clinics and helping build nutritional plans for patients. Steph has always wanted to be a veterinary nurse and enjoys that no one day is the same. Outside of work Steph enjoys swimming, yoga and knitting, she also has a gorgeous cat called Jack, who keeps her busy at home!

 

HANNAH MCCHESNEY -MARTIN
REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE

Hannah qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2013 and joined the AVG team in 2018.

Hannah is particularly interested in emergency and critical care and has extensive experience in this field.

Out of work Hannah is kept busy by her young family and beloved Labrador – Louie.

JADE KLUS
REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE

Jade qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2015 after completing a 3 year degree course at Plumpton College.

Jade has worked as a locum nurse in many practices across West Sussex before settling with us at AVG in February 2019.

Jade loves her job, she especially enjoys inpatient care – her true passion.

Out of work Jade owns 2 elderly cats and a rabbit named Roger!

KATE DARE
REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE

Kate joined us as a student in 2018, since then she has completed her veterinary nursing degree at the Royal Veterinary College and we are very pleased she has taken a permanent registered veterinary nurse role at AVG. Kate has demonstrated an interest and aptitude for surgical nursing and anaesthesia, she enjoys assisting in procedures and hopes to further develop her knowledge of anaesthesia in completing a post graduate certificate.

Outside of work Kate enjoys baking and horse riding, she’s had lots of pets but currently is kept busy by her six chickens!

ALICE GREGG
STUDENT VETERINARY NURSE

Alice attended Brinsbury college and gained a diploma in animal management. She joined the team in July 2016 having completed 2 years work experience with Arun Veterinary Group.
Alice will go on to train as a veterinary nurse in 2017.

Alice lives at home, although she describes it as a zoo, with mum and dad, six dogs and many other pets.

CHELSEA MIDDLETON
STUDENT VETERINARY NURSE

Chelsea is currently studying towards a Level 3 diploma in small animal veterinary nursing at Brinsbury College. Chelsea is enjoying learning about veterinary nursing and the many aspects of the job. Currently Chelsea doesn’t have any pets as studying takes up a lot of her time.

Outside of work Chelsea is kept busy seeing friends and trying to enjoy some study free time!

ANNA SCHUMANN
REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE AND HEAD NIGHT NURSE

Anna qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2000 and joined us at SDEV in Feb 2018.

Anna has bought almost 30 years of veterinary experience to our night team having experienced a diverse range of roles in the veterinary industry during this time. As well as being a veterinary nurse, Anna has been a pet nutrition advisor, a practice manager and also a lecturer in veterinary nursing.

Anna really enjoys the clinical side of her work and for the last few years has been working exclusively in Emergency and Critical care. In September 2018 Anna achieved her certificate in this specialized field.

Out of work, Anna owns two dogs Tuli and Crumble, and along with her partner Edric, is a great traveler. Over the years they have taken part in veterinary charity work in countries such as India, Kenya, South Africa, Thailand and India. Anna is particularly passionate about Elephant conservation and volunteers for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

JAMES COLVER
REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE AND NIGHT NURSE

James started nursing when he left school in 1999. He qualified in 2002 and from 2009 until 2013 he worked at Chichester College teaching the vet nursing course and becoming course leader in 2012. His passion for client contact and excellent communication skills led him to join us at Arun Veterinary Group in 2013 where he has flourished. James has since moved to our sister practice, South Downs Emergency Vets, where he uses his wealth of experience and knowledge to treat our patients overnight.

James loves the challenges and stimulation of the job, but above all, working with animals. At home he has a cat called Pablo and 6 Aylesbury ducks and very adorable wire-haired Vizsla; May. His hobbies include woodwork, horticulture and playing the guitar but most importantly spending time with his amazing son who loves animals as much as him!

THE LATEST NEWS FROM AVG

Recommend a friend

and each receive a £10 credit

SIGN UP NOW