When I was about 7 years old I remember lambing ewes on my grandfather’s farm in Devon and thinking that being a vet was like being a farmer but you didn’t have to take lambs to market, so that was it, I wanted to be a vet. Many years later I realised that dream, though thankfully I also realised there was far more to being a vet than lambing time.
I qualified from London in 2004, having done my dissertation in primate parasitology. I joined Oundle as a new graduate mixed animal vet for 2 years before disappearing off for a year to work as an emergency vet in Sydney, Australia and a few months in Borneo volunteering with Orangutans ( I never dreamt I would ever have to fight an Orangutan for my morning coffee!) On my return to the UK I rejoined Oundle as a general small animal practitioner and have also spent some of my holidays volunteering as a vet in Peru. I became a partner in the practice in February 2013.
I live in Stamford with my husband and our border terrier Hector. We are both keen sports people and are often seen jogging about town with Hector in tow or exploring the local countryside, followed by the obligatory glass of wine in the local pub.
What do I like about being a vet? I love getting to know my patients and their owners, I love watching patients grow and develop, I love the lateral thinking we have to apply to our jobs daily and I love the science behind veterinary medicine.
Rachel qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2015 and started work in small animals practices in Hertfordshire and then Bedford. Since childhood she has kept a wide range of rodents and exotic pets, and has a particular interest in rabbit and rodent medicine and surgery in addition to dog and cat work. In her spare time, Rachel loves walking in the countryside, birdwatching, gardening and craft. Rachel lives with her husband and rescue Staffy Stanley.
Kerry qualified in 2009 and since then has worked in various small animal practices. Kerry joined our sister practice in Oundle in 2013 and transferred to Corby in October 2017.
Since joining Corby Kerry has been running all the nurse clinics which include weight clinics and well being screenings for the over 8’s, she also runs the puppy classes which are held at the practice on a Thursday evening.
Kerry lives locally with her husband, their young son and they have a Labrador called Sid . In her own time she likes to spend time with her family, enjoys country walks and meeting up with family and friends.
Emma initially joined our nursing team in March 2005 after gaining her qualification in 2004. She returned to the surgery in March 2011 following her second period of maternity leave. Emma’s nursing knowledge and skills make her a very useful addition to our team.
Penny joined us in January 2018 to begin her career as a Veterinary Nurse, she is currently in her 2nd year of training to become a qualified Nurse. Before starting her training here Penny studied at University and already has a degree in animal behaviour and welfare.
Penny works 2 days a week here at Corby and 1 day a week at our sister practice in Oundle.
Sam joined our group in 2014 and since then has worked in our Oundle, Thrapston and Corby site. Sam is now based at Corby and works 4 days a week. Sam is married, has 2 grown up daughters, a lively jack russell terrier and 3 cats at home. In her spare time Sam likes to go for long country walks with her dog, she also loves gardening and cooking.
Steph joined our reception team in April 2018, before this Steph was working in a Veterinary practice in America for several years.
Steph has a JRT called Foster who you may have seen assisting at the reception desk. Steph also has 3 cats at home. In her own time she enjoys horse riding and spending time with family and friends.
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