This week we are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming multiple new colleagues.
Dr Alice Denning MRCVS is Sussex born and raised.
She qualified from Bristol vet school, and has spent the last 12 months working for a busy practice in Hereford. She is now coming to settle back in Sussex.
Before university Alice was an experienced stable hand and then riding instructor. During her vet school days she did eight weeks work experience as a groom for the Knights of Middle England jousting team at Warwick Castle.
She has trained her dogs in obedience, agility and Rally-O and has volunteered for two months at an orang-utan sanctuary in Borneo.
Our new nurse is Yasmin Ford, RVN.
Yasmin has recently settled in Haywards Heath. She has experience in retail, and a restaurant, as well as at a kennel, before she found her true vocation in the veterinary profession. She brings to us five years of experience, and loves good teamwork, to serve clients, and communicate well.
She achieved her Diploma of Higher Education in veterinary nursing this year from Brinsbury College, after three years of hard studying.
Jay van Leemputten joined us in the summer as a part-time receptionist. She has twenty-two years’ veterinary experience already and has also taught at local riding schools, and run a small livery yard.
Joining Jay and Helen in reception, we are welcoming Elize Bailey.
Elize will be assuming the events role from Helen, who has discovered a preference for reception. Elize will combine some of her time in reception and the rest in the administration office upstairs.
She has many years’ experience in retail, working her way up to assistant manager. She has also served as a combat medic with the Army reserves in the Princess Wales’s Royal Regiment, and has recently been working as the recruitment application manager for the British Army reserves. She will be continuing to serve in her free time.
She has recently completed her Veterinary Nursing Assistant Qualification in her own time, which is likely to prove very useful in this new role.