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Victoria Rd Bicester
OX26 6PJ

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Nursing Team

Louise Hughes – BSc (Hons) RVN

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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)


Veterinary Nurse
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 Carter - Vet Nurse
Veterinary Nurse
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.

Leanne Walsh – RVN

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Veterinary Nurse
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.

Pippa Noyce

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Veterinary Nurse Assistant
Pippa qualified in 1995 and worked in a mix of small animal and equine practices for 16 years.
After taking a break, she joined us in February 2018 under the RCVS return to work scheme.
Pippa loves all aspects of her job.

Becky Long

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Trainee Vet Nurse
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. In September 2019 Becky started her training to become a Veterinary Nurse.

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.

Danielle Nix  – RVN

Veterinary Nurse
Danielle joined us in 2016 as an Animal Care Assistant, fulfilling her dream of working in a veterinary environment.

Danielle qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in July 2019.

Nikki Karras Nikki Karras

Trainee Vet Nurse
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 she is now a Trainee Veterinary Nurse.

Kimberley Dunham – RVN kimberley dunham

Veterinary Nurse
Kim joined us in October 2017 and started her training as a Veterinary Nurse. In 2013 she gained a BSC (Hons) in Zoo Biology and she qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in July 2019

Kim has a passion for all animals but particularly rabbits and wildlife. She has always wanted to work with animals and wants to help educate the public in rabbit welfare.

Ellie Kendall – RVNEllie Kendall

Veterinary Nurse
Ellie joined us in August 2018 and started training as a Veterinary Nurse. She has completed a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management and Welfare with a triple distinction and she graduated as a veterinary nurse in January 2021.

Ellie has previously worked in kennels and gained valuable veterinary and zoo work experience.

Sophie Rowell – RVN Sophie Rowell

Veterinary Nurse
Sophie completed a degree in Applied Animal Studies at Northampton University, passing with First Class Honours, before joining us in August 2018 to start training as a Veterinary Nurse. She graduated in January 2021.

She has gained work experience in veterinary practices and Tiggywinkles.

Paige Dominic – RVN

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Veterinary Nurse

Emily Orrin

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Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Emily started working here in June 2019 as an Animal Care Assistant and then started her training as a Veterinary Nurse in September 2020.

Tina Hall

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Animal Care Assistant
Tina joined our Animal care team in January 2019

Josh Summerfield

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Animal Care Assistant
Josh Joined our Animal Care team in January 2019

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