Our Staff

Our friendly team of vets, nurses and support staff is dedicated to the care of your pets. Having pets ourselves we know how important any pet (no matter what size or shape) is to our lives.

Alison Somers – Veterinary Partner

I graduated from London’s RVC in 1989 and began my career in a mixed practice in Chelmsford. I joined BSVetHosp (then McKeating and Lehner) in 1990 and then joined the partnership in 1997. My professional interests include ophthalmology for which I took the postgraduate certificate exams in 1996 and all forms of surgery. I spend… Read more »

Ruth Jackson – Veterinary Partner

MRCVS I grew up in Bishop’s Stortford and qualified with honours from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1999. I joined the practice in November of the same year having regularly seen practice at the hospital as a student. In 2003 I joined the partnership and in 2007 obtained my Certificate in Small Animal Medicine.… Read more »

Neil Macleod – Veterinary Partner

MRCVS I qualified from Edinburgh Vet school in 1996. After periods working in Yorkshire and then Australia, I joined the practice in 2001 and worked for five happy years in Bishops Stortford. In 2006 I left to work a as surgeon in a north London practice but finally returned to become a partner here in… Read more »

Rosemary Cowper – Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from Glasgow University in 1980 and have worked in small animal practice for most of the time since then apart from breaks to look after my children when they were small. I have worked at BSVH since 1991 and very much enjoy my job here. I am particularly interested in dermatology and cat… Read more »

Sally Maughan – Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2005 and worked in a couple of small animal practices in the Midlands before moving to Bishop’s Stortford towards the end of 2009. I have settled quickly into the practice and am enjoying working with all the team at BSVH. My professional interests include feline medicine,… Read more »

Poppy Ritchie – Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS I graduated from Edinburgh University in 2005 and after 18 months in mixed practice, I moved to solely small animal work including 2 rewarding years working for the charity the PDSA. I joined the BSVH in July 2012 and really enjoy my work here. I like all aspects of the job but am particularly… Read more »

Sarah Matheron – Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS  I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in July 2015 and joined the team at Bishops Stortford in July 2016 after one year in small animal practice in Norfolk. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary life and am building my interest through my first years in practice in routine medicine and surgery as… Read more »

Gemma Rose – Veterinary Surgeon

Having aspired to be a vet since the age of 4, I fulfilled my dreams by qualifying from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017. Following graduation, I spent the first 18 months of my career in a small animal practice, before moving to Bishops Stortford Veterinary Hospital in 2018. I have strong interests in medicine,… Read more »

Vanessa Nichols – Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from Bristol University in 1993, and have worked in small animal veterinary practice in the UK for over 25 years. I love providing veterinary care to dogs and cats, and also small mammals such as rabbits, rodents and guinea pigs. I particularly enjoy developing a caring relationship with pet owners and their animals.… Read more »

Malwina Krajewska – Veterinary Surgeon

Lauren Romain – Veterinary Surgeon

Jessica Watson – RVN – Head Nurse

Rosalind Bath – RVN

I began nursing in 1996 as a nurse assistant. I began my training towards Veterinary Nursing in 1998 and qualified in 2002. I started at BSVH in February 2007 as Deputy Head Nurse and became Head Nurse in July 2007. In August 2014, I returned from maternity leave and am now Deputy Head nurse again.… Read more »

Jo Rice – RVN

I qualified 1995. I helped Set up and running puppy socialisation classes in 1994 which are still successful and good fun. I enjoy working in the lab and expanding my knowledge. I enjoy walking my dog muddy, DIY and gardening in between looking after my two young boys. We have 2 cats Ralph, Mia, 1… Read more »

Alana Waterman – RVN

I graduated from Writtle college in 2007 with a BSc degree in Animal Management. I started working for the practise in August 2008 as an Animal Nurse Assistant and then qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in January 2012. I am also a level 2 qualified Dog groomer. I live with my husband, our 2 rescued… Read more »

Stephanie Hughes – RVN

I started here at BSVH in October 2009 after moving up from Surrey. I qualified as a nurse in 2012. I am thoroughly enjoying my work, even though it is very hard work. I am currently training to gain my exotic nursing certificate. I have 3 cats called Willow, Freckles and Boots. I also have… Read more »

Christina Reed – RVN

I did my work experience here for 2 weeks in 2006 when I was 15 and never really left! I officially joined in August 2007 as a weekend helper and then trained as an animal nursing assistant and qualified in November 2008. After that I went on and trained as a veterinary nurse and qualified… Read more »

Amy Mardell – RVN

I started training as a veterinary nurse in September 2011 and qualified in November 2013. I used to work at BSVH on friday evenings and the occational weekend before I went to college to train as a nurse, but started working here as a qualified nurse in December 2013. I am interested in physiotherapy and… Read more »

Kate Abbott – RVN

RVN REVN I started nursing in 1998 in a mixed animal practice. I qualified in 2003 as a RVN. I then moved to the Royal Veterinary College and studied to gain my equine veterinary nursing qualification. I became Head Nurse at the RVC and worked there for 5 years I decided to return to small… Read more »

Deborah Rideout – RVN

I have been nursing for over 10 years now and have been qualified for 4 years and a clinical coach for 3 years, with a further qualification in Emergency and Critical Care and Oral Care. I am currently studying to complete a certificate in Anaesthesia and Analgesia with the hope of completing further certificates in… Read more »

Sian Drage – RVN

Jess McMurray – RVN

Beth Jopling – RVN

I am a qualified veterinary nurse (August 2019). I have been working at the practice since Summer 2017 as a student nurse and for a year previous to this I was a volunteer. My particular interests in veterinary care are anaesthesia and medical nursing. I also have an extended diploma in animal management and I… Read more »

Bethany MacDonald – RVN

Verity Beattie – RVN

Amy Hickson – RVN

Daniella Runham – SVN

Sarah Berry – SVN

Eleanor Driver – SVN

Amy Harvey – VCA MCHA

Hi, I’m Amy, and I’m a veterinary care assistant and hydrotherapist here at BSVH. I have always worked with animals, from kennels to daycare, and I previously worked at a leading animal referral hospital as a VCA  also. I have a BSc in psychology but my real passion is animal rehabilitation. I started working here… Read more »

Bethan Poyser – VCA

Sarah Unsworth- VCA

Hannah Stockwell

I started here in 1996 as a trainee veterinary nurse. I passed my exams in 1997. I left for maternity leave in 2002, and now work part time on reception. I have two sons Luke and Billy. I have 4 cats and 2 goldfish. I enjoy spending time with my children and socialising whenever I… Read more »

Helen Lane

I started beginning of October 2011, after being a P.A for a board director at a large retail company for 22 years. I have always had a great passion for all furries and found the ideal job. My little zoo at home consists of, daughter Robyn, son Jesse, Luther the Rottie, 2 cats Ruphus and… Read more »

Louise Fisher

Jo Newell

Kate Gladen

Brittany Phipps

Neil Richards – Practice manager

I joined the practice after being a Bank Manager for 17 years; I thought I would try something a little more relaxing, how wrong could I be! Overseeing the day to day running of the practice is just as involved but a lot more rewarding. I have a small menagerie at home which consists of 4… Read more »

Paula Frenzel – SQP

I joined the practice in December 2006, initially in the office but now I work in dispensary and have qualified as a SQP (Suitably Qualified Person as an animal medicine advisor). I have a Jack Russell called Bertie and enjoy running, keeping fit ad taking part in local park runs. I also enjoy playing field… Read more »

Jo Brender

I have been working here since June 2004. I enjoy dealing with the public but most of all I enjoy seeing the animals which come to us. I have 2 young children, a dog called Buddy and 2 goldfish. I love the outdoors and run cross country three times a week with my dog.

Sue Clarke

I joined BSVH in 2018 in the admin department and at our GCVC as their practice manager. Previously I worked in veterinary practices as a nurse for 30+ years. In my spare time I enjoy training and competing in agility and flyball with my Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever: Toska

Debbie Best

I started at BSVH in 2012 making a lifestyle change from a large London Veterinary Group, swapping the busy M11 for my short bicycle journey to work. Life on reception is full of activity and each day is different and interesting with the clients and animals making the job rewarding and special. I enjoy lots… Read more »

Stephanie Court