THE FAMILY – NURSES

Kathryn Trett RVN

Head Nurse – Equine

I have been working here since January 2011 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse at the end of 2014. I have a cat called Smiffy and a dog called Dennis. Smiffy was a stray handed in at the Diss clinic as a young kitten. I immediately fell in love with him and decided to give him his forever home.

In my spare time I enjoy taking Dennis to training classes and out on long walks. I also enjoy swimming and go regularly with other members of our team.

Hannah Shadwell RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I joined Uplands Way in October 2007 and I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2011. I work mainly at the Diss clinic. I enjoy working with all animals, but especially like the farm animal and equine work as well as raptors.

Before working for Uplands Way I studied at Writtle College where I gained a degree in Animal Science. I have two dogs – a Terrier called Buddy and a working Border Collie called Tink. In my spare time I enjoy horse riding, tug of war and also working and training Tink along with visiting my family back home in Nottinghamshire.

Hannah Shadwell

Emily Philpot RVN

Head Nurse

I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2013 after a career change, as I previously went to University and gained a degree in marketing psychology.

I love my job as a nurse and enjoy working with a wide variety of animals. I particularly enjoy nursing hospitalised patients to aid in a successful recovery and to make their stay as comfortable as possible.

I also have a lot of experience in nurse clinics and like chatting to clients during them!

I have also hand-reared and fostered various wildlife orphans and rehabilitation cases and successfully released them.

Outside of work I am renovating a 300 year old cottage which is proving to be hard work! I also dance and enjoy looking after my various rescued animals which include dogs, chickens and a rabbit.

Emily Philpot

Jainie Harrington

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I have been a Veterinary Nurse for 20 years, and enjoy all aspects of nursing particularly anaesthesia and surgery. After qualifying in 2000 I have gained valuable experience including working as a theatre nurse at Dick White Referral’s for 3 years.

I joined the team at Uplands Way in December 2016 and I am looking forward to the exciting opportunities ahead, particularly the large animal and zoo work. In my spare time I enjoy hockey, riding my horse Tilly.

James Ashfield RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Leanne Maltby RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hannah Durling RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Rebecca Davies RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Sara Knights RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Rachael Hearn

Student Veterinary Nurse