Lisa Meneghin RVN
Senior Head Nurse
Lisa joined the County Vets in September 2001, she qualified as a veterinary nurse in August 1995. Lisa especially enjoys running the nurse clinics and is also a pet diabetes advisor. One of her other roles is clinical coach, which involves helping to train the nursing students. Outside of work Lisa enjoys spending time with her partner and children.
Nicola Wedgwood RVN
Head Nurse at Alsager
Nicola works across all the three branches and joined County Vets in November 2006 as a student nurse, qualifying as an RVN in 2010. Nicola went on to study felines, gaining the Feline Friendly Nursing diploma in 2011 and the Coape diploma in Feline Friendly Nursing in 2013 as she has a large passion for cats, their behaviour, welfare, medical and surgical nursing requirements. Nicola has travelled with animal charities working abroad, in India, Africa and in Portugal.
Laura Daniels DipAVN (small animal) RVN
Deputy Head Nurse at Sandbach
Laura has been a registered veterinary nurse since 2009. Since then she has gained a diploma in advanced veterinary nursing and holds a BSc too. Laura has a keen interest in all aspects of nursing, particularly in the training of veterinary nurses. She has a daughter and a Jack Russell Terrier at home who keep her busy when she is not at work.
Emma Turner RVN
Deputy Head Nurse at Friarswood
Emma joined the Friarswood team as a student veterinary nurse in 2013 after working for a year at the practice on placement and became a fully qualified veterinary nurse in 2015. Emma’s main interests lie in medical nursing and critical care. In her spare time Emma enjoys spending time with her family and friends and looking after her crazy chocolate Labrador called Truffle, her cat Pickles and Ralph who was a stray kitten brought into the practice that won her over!
Phillippa Brown RVN
After obtaining a degree at Liverpool John Moores University in 2014, Phillippa tried her hand at volunteering at various zoos and also spent her afternoons educating children on bugs with a company called RentABeast. She started nursing in 2016 and joined County Vets to continue her education. Phillippa has had an enormous passion for working with animals since she was a young child. She holds enthusiasm for caring and the ethical treatment of animals in order to improve human-animal bonds. In her spare time she enjoys socialising, exercising and training her dog called Bella, who is a Newfoundland cross Labradoodle.
Gemma Hall RVN
Gemma joined the County Vets team as a student veterinary nurse in September 2013 and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2016. She has gained the extended diploma in Animal Management and holds the Veterinary Care Assistants level 2 diploma from Reaseheath College. In her spare time she enjoys taking long walks with her Border Collies who keeps her busy and active.
Marie Hassall RVN
Marie qualified as a veterinary nurse from Rodbaston Agricultural College in 1997, and has worked at Friarswood ever since. She has a special interest in pain management and pet weight control. Outside of work Marie enjoys spending time with her family cat called Squeeky who came to live with them after being brought into the practice as a stray.
Vicky Fairhurst RVN
Vicky started as a student veterinary nurse in July 2015. One day a week he attends Reaseheath College for the theoretical side of the veterinary nurse training. Outside of work Vicky enjoys spending time with her partner and naughty kitten Freya.
Gemma Leech RVN
Gemma started working with us at County Vets in January 2016 where she carried out her studies to become a registered veterinary nurse, qualifying in 2018. Before she started working in veterinary care she worked with Barbary Macaques at Trentham Monkey forest. Gemma has had a real passion for animals since a young age, and knew that veterinary nursing was for her! She has a Wirehaired Vizsla called Kane and a Corn Snake called Stewie.
Kelly Mander RVN
Kelly qualified in 2018 and gained a level three diploma in veterinary nursing with central qualifications. Before this, she gained a level two diploma as a veterinary nurse assistant with City & Guilds. She has worked here at Friarswood since 2015. Kelly has an interest in exotics and wildlife. In her spare time she likes to go walking with her dogs, a Hungarian Vizsla and Springer Spaniel.
Claire Palin RVN
Claire joined County Vets as a second year student in 2006 and qualified as an RVN later that year. She took a career break to have children in 2011 and returned to work with us in 2018. Claire has an interest in small animal nutrition and hopes to further her knowledge in this area. Away from work she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and two boys.
Laura Regan RVN
Laura qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1997 and has worked in mixed practice (horses, farm animals and small animals) in Shropshire, Warwickshire and Staffordshire but moved to Friarswood vets in 2003. She has a particular interest in wound management. Outside work, Laura’s time is spent with her family, including her Lurcher named Fred who she agreed to look after for one week and he never left.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Jodie joined the Friarswood team in 2017 as a student veterinary nurse. She grew up on her family farm and has always had a passion for animals and their welfare. Jodie hopes to further her training once qualified. In her spare time she enjoys going on long walks with her dog, Ralph.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Lucy joined the Friarswood team in 2017 as a student veterinary nurse after working for a year as a veterinary care assistant at our Sandbach branch. She previously studied for the level two veterinary care assistants qualification at Reaseheath College, achieving a merit. Away from work Lucy enjoys spending time with friends and family and looking after her two Cocker Spaniels, Frank and Ronnie.