Head Veterinary Nurse

I have worked for uplands way for 9years now. I completed my nurse training with the practice and qualified in 2009. I enjoy all aspects of my job and love the variety of patients we see. I have recently completed my clinical coach training which means I can teach student nurses.

Outside of work I look after my little boy Freddie and my energetic cocker spaniel Percy.

Kelly Palfrey

Kathryn Trett

Assistant Head Nurse

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

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

Rosie Pulham

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Since starting at Uplands Way in 2009, I’ve progressed from receptionist to Registered Veterinary Nurse and I still find my job as interesting and varied as ever.

In my spare time, I enjoy walking my spaniel Cally, playing the drums as well as planning my wedding for later on in the year.

Rosie Pullham

Emily Philpot

Registered Veterinary 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

Sarah Kelly

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I am a newly qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse from Nottingham trent university. I have been at Uplands Way on and off with various placements since Easter 2014.

Before university I studied animal management at Otley College. In my spare time I enjoy looking after family member’s dogs, horse riding and playing hockey.

I have always loved caring for animals and have worked with horses for many years.

Jessica Thorogood

Veterinary Nursing Assistant/Student Anaesthesia Assistant

I have been at Uplands Way Vets since 2012 and I am based at both the bressingham and attleborough surgeries. I have worked in this industry for over 13 years and love every aspect of my job, I especially like helping the vets at the zoo’s with some of the amazing animals they have there!

I am a Qualified Veterinary Nursing Assistant and also hold 2 other Diplomas, one in Animal Science and another in Animal Managment and Care. I have also just enrolled on to a new course which is a Diploma in Monitoring Anaesthesia in small animals which I am very excited about!

In my spare time I enjoy riding and looking after my Irish sport horse Gem, I enjoy taking her to the woods for lovely long hacks and also for days out at the beach. I also have a Springer Spaniel called Lupo, three cats and two guinea pigs!

Emily Hunter

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse 18 months ago from Brighton University and joined Uplands Way in November 2016. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, seeing friends and walking my yellow Labrador, Percy.

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.

Lindsey Fraser

Student Veterinary Nurse

I joined the Uplands Way family in January 2015 as a receptionist having previously worked at an equine stud farm but my ambition was always to become a veterinary nurse. In January 2016 I was very lucky to be offered a training Veterinary Nursing position and currently attend college once weekly as part of my two year course. I am thoroughly enjoying nursing and you will see me mainly at the Bressingham Surgery.

In my spare time I event my horse Coco, and I also enjoy spending time with my Cavalier King Charles spaniel Ellie and my deaf cat Issy whom I adopted as a stray kitten.

Katy Goodge

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

I am currently finishing my first year of three years at college to train as a veterinary nurse. I have recently been employed at Uplands Way Vets in Bressingham and started in May 2016 which I am loving. I previously studied Animal Management and Welfare at college and then studied to become a Dental Nurse. After been qualified for 7 years I decided to chase my dream and become a Veterinary Nurse.

Outside of work I have two dogs, a cat and a pond full of fish. I love wildlife and look forward to learning about a variety of different species and how to care and rehabilitate them.

Katy Goodge

Melissa Garrod

Student Veterinary Nurse

I joined Uplands Way Vets at the beginning of July 2015 and work mainly at the Attleborough branch as a receptionist. I have found my calling and absolutely love working here, especially seeing the variety of animals that come in.

In my spare time I take my dog Quaver out for walks, go horse riding and go away at weekends to rallies with my family’s steam wagon and vintage tractors.

Melissa Garrod

Kate Hurst

Veterinary Nurse

I have been working with animals for several years in various places such as rescue centres, pet shops and a zoo as well as spending 3 years teaching animal care.

After 5 years working as a veterinary nurse, I became qualified in 2016. I have a keen interest in behaviour and nutrition and plan to gain qualifications in those areas in the future. I have 2 cats at home, Smokey who’s 21 years old and Oscar who we took in as a stray. I would have many more animals if my partner would allow it!