Our Admin Team

Caring for your pets as if they were ours

Amy Hutchins

Finance Manager

I started working for Bay Vet Group in 2011 and have had many varying roles within the practice from receptionist to Student Veterinary Nurse. I now work as the Practice Finance Manager dealing with all of the pet insurance claims for the five branches, collating invoices and other financial controls.

I love being part of a practice that is constantly growing and evolving as well as working with an amazing group of people.

I have an ever-growing menagerie of pets (most have been adopted through work) including a horse, 3 cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and a chinchilla. Outside of work I enjoy horse-riding, Pilates and travelling.

Kate Bradstock

Health and Safety Manager

 I joined Bay Vet Group in July 2017 after gaining my qualifications in all areas of Health and Safety including IOSH, Fire Safety and becoming a First Aid Instructor. I enjoy being involved in teacher/training and help the team with all their safety requirements and responsibilities for this within the practice. I have also always been involved in animal care after being a Cats Protection Fosterer for 6 years and working in the Veterinary environment for over 10 years in all aspects, from reception, assisting the Veterinary Surgeon, to finance and staff training.
Animals are a big part of my personal life, especially my two cats, both rescues, who know how to twist me around their little fingers! I love walking at the weekends with my husband and two dogs, a German Shorthaired Pointer and Springer Spaniel.

Claire Bamford

Marketing Manager
Claire is currently on maternity leave after recently having a gorgeous baby boy, Daniel.

Lauren Naylor

Receptionist – Torquay.

I started working with animals when I was 12 years old and I’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing animals including Guide Dogs and rescue donkeys/horses & mules.

I’ve been a Veterinary Receptionist for 6 years and have worked at Bay Vet Group since 2014 and I thoroughly enjoy my job. I have a rescue Staffie who comes to work with me every day, and I love to compete on my Arab horse in jumping and endurance .

Kat Langer

Receptionist – Dawlish.

Kat is currently on maternity leave having had a beautiful baby girl.  We wish all her family the best of health.  I joined Bay Vet Group in 2015 having previously worked in rescue. I have always loved animals and grew up in a veterinary environment due to my father being a vet. Working for Bay Vet Group can be very rewarding but challenging at the same time, it offers a very diverse workplace. We have strong bonds with our clients and are at the forefront of veterinary care.

I have lived in Devon since I was 2 years old, I live in Newton Abbot with my son and our rescued animals which includes a staffie, 2 cats, 2 snakes, 2 bearded dragons and a 3 legged wood mouse.

Nina Willis

Receptionist – Teignmouth

I have worked at Bay Vet Group since 2012 as a veterinary receptionist/animal care assistant but I was also employed here about 15 years ago as a trainee Veterinary nurse. I absolutely love working with animals having previously worked at Paignton Zoo and for Guide Dogs for the Blind. I really enjoy the diversity of my job and meeting our clients and their lovely pets. No two days are the same! When I’m not on reception, I enjoy assisting the vets and nurses with operations and taking care of our in-patients.

Having been raised in Teignmouth, I couldn’t imagine anywhere else I’d rather live. I live with my (new) husband and our 2 beautiful cats that I rescued from work (occupational hazard!), Poppy & Mimi. But there’s always room for more 🙂

Sophia Chalk

Receptionist – Paignton.

 I joined Bay Vet Group in March 2017 as I’d always had an interest in veterinary practice. I have three dogs and occasionally foster dogs as required. I am a trained canine groomer and am now working towards a degree in canine behaviour. When I’m not working or studying I enjoy training with my dogs, cooking and spending time with my family.

Shannon Wicks

Receptionist – Dawlish

I joined Bay Vet Group in 2016 having previously worked in a Veterinary Practice in the USA. I am just about to start my training to become a Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) to dispense medications.

I absolutely love working with and around animals, I have a gorgeous dog of my own who I enjoy taking for walks on the beach and the moors.

I love travelling and have so far travelled around Europe, Thailand and the USA.

Rafe Lavine

Receptionist – Teignmouth

I have done quite a bit of different stuff, from Accounting and Admin Management to working in Financial Services and Retail and many years in Professional Broadcasting.

But there was always something missing from my work – something which I am passionate about. Animals.

Well that’s all changed because now I have what can only be described as a dream job working at Bay Vet Group. Looking forward to going to work every day is a very nice feeling. Great job. Great people.

Georgia Samiotis

Receptionist – Dawlish

 Georgia started working at Bay Vet Group in October 2017 – she will be a familiar face to some as she lives locally and is known to many in the surrounding area

Jo Maxwell

Receptionist – Dawlish.

 Jo started working at Bay Vet Group in October 2017 after recently returning from Australia. She loves to interact with animals and their owners and is a friendly, welcoming face to the practice.


Our veterinary reception team are dedicated to treating your pet like their own.


We provide our reception staff with continual training and opportunities to develop their skills to ensure that our level of customer care is always improving.


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