Our Nurse Team

Caring for your pets as if they were ours

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!

Jade Bailey RVN

Veterinary Nurse

I started working in a Veterinary Practice in 2011 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2016. I started working for Bay Vet Group in 2017 and have enjoyed it ever since. I’ve wanted to work with animals ever since I was 5 years old so this is really my dream job. I am going to be a clinical coach for the student nurses and I hope to have more qualifications under my belt in the next few years! At my parents house I have a ginger tabby called Lennie, and at home I have a very naughty Birman kitten called Edith and I am soon to have another kitten called Albert.

Joanne Calver RVN

Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1999 after studying at Bicton College and working as a trainee nurse in a Referral Veterinary Hospital.

I came to work for Bay Vets in 2000, then rejoined the practice in 2011 on a part time basis.  I love the diversity of my job, we have a fantastic team of people and lots of lovable patients to care for.  I recently joined the Clinical Coach team.  We work alongside the colleges to help the student veterinary nurses complete the practical aspects of their training on their way to becoming Registered Veterinary Nurses.

Outside of work my own pets and my family keep me busy.

Charlotte Newnham-Dibley RVN

Veterinary Nurse

I started working for Bay Vet Group in August 2013 and qualified in 2017. Having worked at our Torquay surgery last year I am now based at the Teignmouth branch. I enjoy all aspects of nursing, particularly intensive nursing care and having an unpredictable job. I never get bored of it!

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.

Katie Wheatley RVN

Veterinary Nurse

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.

Lorna Watson RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Yazmin Tunbridge SVN

Student Veterinary Nurse

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.

Samantha Lomax SVN

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….

Gracie O’Grady SVN

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.

Kimberley Renshaw SVN

Student Veterinary Nurse

Kyarna Rushworth SVN

Student Veterinary Nurse

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 started my Veterinary Nurse training this year.

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.

Nikki Thorne

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

I started at Bay Vet Group in 2011 but have been nursing since 2002. I enjoy all aspects of my job 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.

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

Danika Miller

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

I joined Bay vet group in May 2018, I had previously worked in another veterinary practice as a nursing assistant for 3 years, where I completed my veterinary nursing assistants course at college, I also did my animal management diploma where i worked alongside the keepers for a year. I have always had a love for animals and i am very passionate about progressing further to eventually become a qualified registered veterinary nurse. I am always willing to learn! my main areas of interest are Aneasthesia, pharmacology, radiology and general nursing/ recovery. I have 3 beautiful rabbits, 3 cats, pigs and two dogs. in my spare time i like to go out and do things, and spend time with my family.

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 main responsibility is organising and running the Laboratory at our Dawlish site.

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.

Dylan Foulkes

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Hello, I’m Dylan. I have been working as a VCA at Bay Vet Group now for close to a year and love my job. Interacting with animals on a daily basis, learning about veterinary medicine and procedures, and helping in the recovery stages of illness is incredibly rewarding. In my spare time I love to travel and explore, always trying to jet off and see new places! An adventurous nature always encourages me to try new things and push my boundaries, however taking the dog for walks and spending cold nights in front of the TV is never a bad option!

Carie Robertson

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

I joined Bay Vet Group in 2018 having previously worked in a reception setting. I love all animals and grew up on a farm environment and regularly have baby lambs to take care of! 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 live in South Brent and love horse riding and taking long walks with my dog.

Grace Redfern

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Zoe Stopford

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

I’m Zoe, 29 and originally from North Devon but moved here for my new job at Bay. I’ve been here just over 3 months now and absolutely love my roles as a VCA.

In the past I have worked as a groom for an Equine Hospital and for a few private yards within Devon and Cornwall. I have also worked for the Dog’s Trust, the Donkey Sanctuary, Cave Vets and Willows Vet group in Cheshire and have volunteered for the RSPCA and for a dog rescue shelter in Spain.

Nicola Stanbury

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

I started working at Bay vet group in December 2018 after working as an outreach support worker for people with disabilities for 18 months. Previously I worked at another vets for 9 years as an assistant veterinary nurse and receptionist. I missed working with animals and am really enjoying being back in a similar role. I would like to become a registered veterinary nurse in the future. I like to be hands on with the animals and enjoy all aspects of veterinary nursing. I have two young children aged 5 and 8 which keep me busy at home, but manage to find time to go out running, which is a passion of mine. I am currently training for my forth marathon in London 2019. I have a cat called Indie which I rescued from the vets I worked at previously.

Cara Timlin

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

I have been working at Bay Vet Group in Teignmouth since October 2018 after previously working as an Animal Keeper at Prickly Ball Farm.

I have always wanted to work with animals and was fortunate to have 2 years experience volunteering at Hamerton Zoo in Cambridge as a Zoo Keeper before moving to Devon 7 years ago. I love meeting all the pets (especially the exotics) and helping the vets and nurses care for patients whilst continuing to learn new skills and broaden my knowledge of veterinary nursing.

I love to spend my time walking my very handsome Jack Russell called Baxter around Devon with my family and also enjoy sharing a household with Rabbit that we adopted from Prickly Ball Farm (who rules the household!) and four beautiful and very playful rats called Matilda, Snowball, Mouse & Feral!

April Lelliot

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Amanda Crighton-Brown

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Amanda completed an Animal Nursing Course in 1995 and has over 26 years of experience in Veterinary Practice. She loves every aspect of the work and has a keen interest in anaesthesia and first aid. During her time in practice she spent a couple of years living in France teaching English to children and running her own ‘home from home’ dog boarding business. Most of her free time was spent snowboarding in the French Alps. Now she is very happy and has a family of her own and works part time.

Cathy Faulks-Hart VN

Veterinary Nurse

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