Lisa Bloxham 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
Assistant Practice Manager
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.
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.
Helen Jones RVN
Helen started working in veterinary practice in Bridgnorth in July 2013 and began her training to become a veterinary nurse in September 2013. She started working for County Vets in June 2016 and qualified in November 2016. Helen loves her job and the variety it brings with it, especially the laboratory work, nurse clinics and getting to know clients. When she is not at work she spends her time with her two dogs and horse.
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.
Emma Turner RVN
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!
Vicky Fairhurst SVN
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 SVN
Gemma started working for County Vets in January 2016 and is currently in her second year of studies to become a registered veterinary nurse. 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 Onoflo SVN
Kelly studied the Level 3 Animal Management Diploma at Reaseheath College; she worked as a veterinary receptionist for a year and is now training to be a nurse. Kelly joined County Vets in Sandbach in 2015 and is working towards completing her veterinary nursing in the near future. Kelly has two pets, Stella a German Shepherd and Millie.
Felicity Thursfield SVN
Felicity started working for Friarswood Vets in September 2016. She has a great passion for working with both people and animals, and is eager to widen her knowledge and experiences within the veterinary industry. Felicity graduated from Reaseheath College studying a BTEC Level 3 diploma in Animal Management and is currently studying Veterinary Nursing Level 3 at South Staffordshire College, Rodbaston. In her spare time Felicity enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travelling, and caring for her two mini lop rabbits, Sgt. Pepper and Percy.