Laura joined us in March 2014, she has had a diverse career working within the recruitment industry, where she ran her own business for several years and more recently working in a large mixed veterinary practice in Yorkshire.
She brings with her a wealth of experience in business and operations management.
Laura learnt to ride at 4 years old, had several ponies whilst growing up and gained her BHSAI at the beginning of her career and rides friend’s horses at local shows in her spare time.
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Nikki joined the practice in December 2012 as Simon Knapp’s PA. Having previously been a groom for 5 years it was a big change to start an office job, but she soon realised that tidying up after Simon was similar to mucking out!
In her spare time Nikki rides her boyfriend’s horse Schnoodle as much as possible and is rarely seen without her terrier Target.
Trina has been with the practice for five years and has been our credit controller since 2006. She enjoys talking to clients about their horses and is always very happy to help with any account difficulties.
In her spare time, Trina enjoys riding her own horse “Grace” and walking her black labrador “Em”.
Apart from a brief spell at Juddmonte Stud in Wargrave, Sharon has been with the practice since 1995, ten years of which was spent managing the in-patient care with a small team of dedicated girls.
Sharon now manages our dispensary and assists the accounts team. She lives locally with her partner Lawrence and terrier “Pip”.
Outside of work, Sharon enjoys walking and gardening.
Please welcome Jessica Blagden who joined the team recently as a new Receptionist Administrator.
She has over 12 years experience in a customer service environment and also ran a pub in the past.
In her spare time she is kept busy with her partner Guy, horse Dixie and dog Harry (not sure which order!). Jess will be available to help you on the phone or if you come in to the hospital and is looking forward in getting to know all our clients.
Kelly comes to us with over 14 years experience in a customer service position and has also been a client for many years.
A keen equestrian herself, Kelly can be seen out at local riding club events on her horse Rocky, along with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Halo, who I am sure would love to meet you all when you come to the practice.