Louise Hughes – BSc (Hons) RVN
Head Veterinary Nurse
Louise qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2004 and joined Bicester Vets in 2009 after working in several referral hospitals.
She then went on to become head nurse in 2010. Louise is responsible for manging the nursing team and helps with the smooth running of the daily hospital schedule.
She especially enjoys anaesthesia, physiotherapy and behaviour.
Sue Harding – RVN NCert(SAN)
Sue is our longest serving nurse having joined us in 1999. She has been nursing since the age of 16, and still loves the job as much now as she did then.
Sue is in charge of our laboratory and is experienced in analysing samples. She is also interested in animal nutrition and in 2016 she was awarded her ESVPS Certificate in Small Animal Nutrition.
Sarah Carter – RVN
Sarah qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2005 and joined Bicester Vets in 2008.
She’s really interested in looking after hospitalised inpatients and is looking to study further into this in the future. Sarah loves the variety of her job.
Vanessa Busby – RVN Dip(CABT)
Vanessa qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1995 and started working here in April 2013. She is a clinical coach for the student vet nurses as well as an examiner for the RCVS vet nursing exams.
Vanessa has a keen interest in animal behaviour and gained the COAPE diploma in “Companion animal behaviour and training” in 2009.
Her main area of interest is in puppy behaviour and welfare, wanting to ensure they gain the best start in life.
Dannii Smith – RVN CertVN(ECC)
Dannii has been with us since early 2014. She has been working as a Veterinary Nurse since 2009.
In 2016 Dannii passed (with flying colours) her certificate in Emergency and Critical Care and is looking forward to sharing her enhanced knowledge to improve our procedures for the benefit of all our patients.
Debs Chapman RVN
Debs has been with us since 2012 when she started as an animal care assistant. She then went on to train as a Veterinary Nurse.
She qualified in August 2015. Debs is our Radiation Protection Supervisor and ensures that everyone is kept safe during X-ray procedures.
Leanne Walsh RVN
Leanne started working here in 2013 as an Animal Care Assistant after impressing us when she spent a week here as a work experience pupil.
In 2014 she started training here as a Veterinary Nurse and in August 2016 she graduated. Leanne loves all animals but has a particular interest in Exotics.
Kim Burdett BSc (Hons) RVN
Kim came to us in 2012 as a placement student from Warwickshire college. We soon realised that Kim had the makings of being an excellent nurse.
In July 2016, she graduated with a 1st Class BSc Honours degree and joined our team of full-time qualified nurses.
Kim enjoys the variety of her job, she likes all animals but has a soft spot for cats.
Mikaela Ivko BSc (Hons) RVN
Mikaela graduated as a Veterinary Nurse in 2013 from the University of Bristol. She joined our team in 2016.
Mikaela’s main interests are in anaesthesia, inpatient care and nurse clinics. In the future Mikaela would like to study more emergency care and physiotherapy.
Animal Care Assistant
Becky was eager to work at Bicester Vets so she completed a week’s work experience with us in 2016 after which she felt this would be the job for her.
This proved to us that she would be an asset to the team, so when a position became available in the same year we were pleased to be able to offer her the job. Becky loves helping with all the animals and has a special fondness for dogs. She can often be found sitting with our patients giving them extra comfort and care.
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Danielle joined us in 2016 as an Animal Care Assistant, fulfilling her dream of working in a veterinary environment.
In August 2017 Danielle started her training to become a Veterinary Nurse.
Animal Care Assistant
Nikki wanted to work with animals from a young age. Work experience in two different animal environments confirmed this.
Nikki joined us in July 2017 as an Animal Care Assistant and in the future she would like to train as a Veterinary Nurse.