Our Nurse Team

Caring for your pets as if they were ours

Liz Partridge RVN

Nurse Manager and Head Veterinary Nurse Paignton

I joined Bay Vet Group in November 2016 as Nursing Manager. I qualified in 1997 after attending college at the Bristol Vet School Langford. I locumed for a year before travelling to Zimbabwe, Australia, New Zealand and Bali and eventually came home to a Head Nurse position in a mixed practice in Somerset. I relocated back to Devon where I became Head Nurse of a small animal surgery in Exeter for 6 years and then joined a mixed practice in Totnes after the birth of my son. I have recently been studying the management side to the profession and completed my Level 5 in Leadership and Management last year and I am currently studying for my Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management. My hobbies include reading, gardening, swimming and walking.

Tracey Earle RVN

Head Veterinary Nurse – Dawlish

I am a fully Registered, Qualified Veterinary Nurse. I work part-time and I am also one of the clinical coach team who trains the student nurses within the practice. I live in Torquay with my husband (Graeme), 2 children and 2 cats. I love my job and couldn’t imagine doing anything else!

Gemma Huggonson RVN

Senior Veterinary Nurse and Theatre Manager Dawlish

I have worked at Bay Vet Group since 2001 and I qualified as a registered Veterinary Nurse in 2007.

My interests during work are general nursing, monitoring anaesthetics and assisting in theatre.

I have three dogs of my own, two of which I rescued many years ago through work.

Outside of work I enjoy walking my dogs, swimming, going for little jollies in my car, horse riding and watching reality TV with a beer.

Tracey Davis RVN

Veterinary Nurse

After working on a farm for 11yrs I decided to come in out of the cold and joined Bay Vet Group in 2000, I then qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2007. I love the variety of my job, where every day is different and you just never know what is going to come through the door.

My interests at work are patient care, theatre nursing and laboratory work.

I own 2 dogs and 3 cats, my 1 year old pug “Frank” was a rescue from work and also my old cat “Woofy”. My household tends to be fairly hectic with all of the animals and my 12 year old Daughter, so sometimes coming to work is a bit of respite!

Joanne Calver RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Charlotte Newnham-Dibley RVN

Veterinary Nurse

I started working for Bay Vet Group in August 2013 and having recently qualified I have moved to our Torquay surgery. I enjoy all aspects of nursing, particularly intensive nursing care and having an unpredictable job. I never get bored of it!

I am currently in my second year of my nurse training at Bridgwater College, but I have been in practice since 2009. I previously worked in a mixed practice in Ivybridge. I am due to take my final exams in November this year.

I have a menagerie of animals including, dogs, cats, fish and chickens. My dog, called Rosie Posie, and my cat, Marvin, were both adopted by me from the Teignmouth surgery and have kept us busy with their crazy antics.

Jade Bailey RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Katie Wheatley RVN

Head Veterinary Nurse Torquay

Katie is currently on Maternity leave having had a cute baby boy. I went straight into veterinary nursing from school in 2002 and joined Bay Vet Group in 2009.

I am a registered qualified veterinary nurse and clinical coach. I enjoy training the student nurses within the practice.

Cathy Faulks-Hart VN

Veterinary Nurse

Catherine Hughes SVN

Student Veterinary Nurse

I have been working for Bay Vet Group since 2014. I have always had a keen interest in animals and their welfare so this is definitely the job for me; I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

I have already completed my first years training at Bicton College and have another 2 years to go to become a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse.

I have a rescue border collie cross, two rescue guinea pigs and a little Hamster. I enjoy working for Bay Vet Group and work with a really lovely team, we all enjoy meeting up outside of work with our dogs to go for long walks.

Alice Stevens SVN

Student Veterinary Nurse

I have been working at Bay Vet Group since March 2016. My interests at work are Monitoring anaesthetics, dentistry and inpatient care.

I am really looking forward to starting my second year of Veterinary Nurse Training at Bridgewater College.

I live on my family’s Beef and Sheep farm, on the edge of Exmoor, with Bernard, my Terrier and our working Collies, Bob and Meg.

Gracie O’Grady

Student Veterinary Nurse

I have been working for Bay vet Group since September 2007 as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse. I have a particular interest in surgery and orthopaedics.

I have a Labrador that comes to work with me every day called Nelly. I also have a noisy leopard Bengal cat called Binx and a little black cat called Jake that I rescued after a road traffic accident.

Samantha Lomax

Student Veterinary Nurse

I started working at Bay Vet Group in 2016 and I am hoping to become a Qualified Veterinary Nurse in the future.

Before working here I was a zoo keeper at Paignton zoo. I enjoy travelling and have been lucky enough to visit Australia twice and work in an animal orphanage in Zimbabwe.

I’m looking forward to my new career in veterinary nursing. So far so good….

Lynzi Phillips

Student Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary nursing is Lynzi’s dream job. Lynzi has been nursing since 2014 and is currently a Student veterinary nurse, although she hopes to be qualifying soon as a fully Registered Veterinary nurse. Her strengths include dog behaviour and has done several behaviour courses, used to run puppy parties and she hopes to develop her skills further in the future.

Nikki Thorne

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

I started at Bay Vet Group in 2011 but have been nursing since 2002 and am currently training to become a fully Qualified Veterinary Nurse. I enjoy all aspects of my jobs but particularly love caring for our inpatients during their stay with us.

I live in Torquay with my ever growing menagerie of pets which currently consists of 5 cats, 3 hamsters, some fish and a house rabbit! I enjoy dog walking and spending time with my family and friends.

Amanda Crighton-Brown

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Hannah Parsons-Khandker

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Hannah has recently returned from Maternity leave having had a lovely baby boy.
I have worked at Bay Vet Group since 2014; I enjoy caring for the in-patients and have a particular interest in anatomy and physiology.

A lot of my free time is taken up looking after my two horses who I like to compete with in working hunter show classes. I also have 2 dogs, who I enjoy walking on Dartmoor, and a cat.

Sara Pratt

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Suzanne Stewart

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

I started working at Bay Vet Group in 2016 after finishing my animal science degree at university. I love working with animals and I am hoping to become a qualified vet nurse.
I enjoying spending time with family and friends and looking after my many animals which consist of my dog Star, Tommy the tortoise, 2 rabbits, a parrot and my goldfish.

Ann Draj

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

I have been working at Bay Vet Group since April 2016 after I moved down from S. Lancs. I previously worked at Manchester Dogs home so not surprisingly my main passion is dogs! I have 3 oldies of my own who take up all of my spare time leaving little time for other hobbies except chilling out in front of fantasy DVD’s with a bourbon and coke!

My veterinary interests lie in pain management and canine nutrition and I look forward to expanding my knowledge in these areas.

Kelly-Marie Wood

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

I started working at Bay Vet Group in August 2016.
I have been a Veterinary Nursing assistant since leaving school so couldn’t imagine working as anything else, I have a special interest in feline behaviour and pet bereavement.
After almost completing my Veterinary nursing Diploma I hope this is something I can finish off in the future
I currently live with my four cats and three horses who I compete in showjumping and horse agility.

Kimberley Renshaw

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Kyarna Rushworth

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

I joined the team at Bay Vet Group in 2016. I had previously worked as a receptionist in both a caravan park and a hotel, as well as having experience as a dog grooming assistant. I have also volunteered at Animals in Distress and had work experience at Paignton Zoo during my time at college. I really enjoy every part of my job and I am eager and enthusiastic to learn more.

I have four beautiful rescue cats and a rather gorgeous English Springer Spaniel called Dobby. I spend my spare time exploring and travelling around the world.

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