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Nursing Team

Nurses:

Mandy Pitt RVN - Head Nurse

From a very young age Mandy wanted to work with animals and so was delighted to get her first job in 1999 working at a big animal hospital where she stayed for five years. She completed all her training and became a qualified nurse in 2003. After this she worked in a charity clinic in London for three years followed by a further six years experience gained across three other practices before joining us at Wingrave in January 2015. 

Mandy loves all aspects of her job, but particularly enjoys Nurse clinics, working in theatre and helping care for our in-patients in ward following operations and procedures - particularly those needing a lot of medical nursing care and TLC. 

She uses her skills as a clinical coach to help our student nurses with their college work as well as developing their practical skills. 

After working with us for a year, Mandy welcomed the opportunity to take on the role of Head Nurse at the practice. She enjoys the extra responsibilities to help with the day to day running of the practice whilst providing the best client and patient service and care possible. 

In her spare time, Mandy likes to help and support the local Bobtail’s Rabbit & Guinea Pig Rescue. So much so that she adopted two of their Guinea Pigs; Edgar and Prudence 

Paige Brewer RVN

Paige's ambition has always been to work with animals or in art/photography. During her last year at school she did work experience at the RSPCA for a week, and then six months at the London Wild Care Trust helping to feed and care for sick and injured wildlife. Both of these experiences helped Paige realise she wanted a career working with and caring for animals. 

Paige joined Wingrave in July 2010 and started studying at college in September 2011. She was really please to pass all her assignments, written and practical exams to gain her nursing qualification in July 2014. 

Paige is our senior nurse at our Epsom surgery where she ensures all the nurses and receptionists undertake all their tasks everyday to help the vets. Paige is also a clinical coach to our student nurse Rebecca, helping her with her college work and developing her practical skills. Paige loves the varied role of nursing and all the duties involved, she particularly enjoys working in theatre and also caring for in-patients in our wards. 

Paige has a very keen interest in the study of dog behaviour. 

She rescued a budgie called Cheecks, who loves to lower her head for tickles! Paige also helps look after Bow, her sister's Pug x Jack Russell dog, who is as 'good as gold' indoors but outside he runs off in the part and all his good behaviour vanishes 

Danni Ardis RVN 

Danni worked for eight years at The Blue Cross Animal Hospital in London where she trained and qualified as a nurse in 2004. She then decided to work as a locum nurse to gain the experience of working for different practices and alongside this also worked at an Emergency Clinic where she gained valuable emergency nursing skills. 

After working with us as a locum for two years Danni joined the team full in February 2016. 

Danni works most of the time in theatre assisting the vets with procedures and operations and takes care of all the theatre equipment and instruments. 

At home Danni has one young rescue Terrier called Buster, who is good some of the time! she also has four rescue cats; Lily, Mouse, Stick and Nando. 

Jenny Bastin RVN

Like so many nurses, Jenny always wanted to work with animals and grew up with cats in the household. Jenny initially started work and her training at another practice before joining us here at Wingrave in March 1995. She finished college and passed all her exams and was really pleased to qualify in 2000. 

Jenny took a five year break and returned to work with us part-time in March 1995. Her working week has often changed as she has always been happy to help cover student college days and also holiday and course work leave for other nurses and receptionists. From Autumn 2015 Jenny will be working with us four days a week. 

Jenny, like Amy, has a wealth of experience and with her special interest in the care of cats she will often be found helping owners with their care at home, She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing, training student nurses and nurse clinics. 

Jenny has an elderly cat called Alice and a few fish. 

Molly St George RVN 

Molly volunteered at Wildlife Aid in Leatherhead for 6 months and realised then that she wanted to work as a nurse. She managed to get a student training job at another practice in Surrey and started her veterinary nursing training at college in September 2011. Molly qualified early 2014. 

Prior to this she has a career in Landscape Architecture and changing to Veterinary nursing was a significant change from flora to fauna! 

Molly joined the team here at Wingrave in February 2016. Her favourite aspects of work are nurse clinics, x-rays, assisting in theatre with operations and caring for the inpatients. Molly particularly enjoys the variety that comes with working in a vets practice. 

At home Milly has two rescue cats; Thor and Thea. Thor parades up and down the front garden and is adored by school children passing by! 

Charlie Fitzmaurice RVN 

Charlie worked as a student nurse at another practice in Surrey for a few years before qualifying in September 2015. Charlie joined Wingrave as a locum nurse in November 2015 before becoming a permanent member of the team in February 2016. 

Charlie enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing from theatre work; assisting the vets with operations, x-rays and ultrasounds, to looking after the inpatients and processing lab tests. He particularly enjoys chatting with owners and helping them with any questions about pet care. 

He has a pet Corn Snake at home called Bam.  

Megan Drumm RVN

Megan grew up in Ireland and as she always wanted to work with animals she did a wide range of work experience; different veterinary practices, a stud farm, pet shop and dairy farm. She studied veterinary nursing at University College Dublin and completed her course in November 2012. After working in a practice in Ireland she decided to come to the UK in 2014 to work as a locum nurse to gain further experience. 

After working for a couple of months in South London, Megan came to work with Wingrave as a locum nurse from June 2014 and then joined us as a permanent member of the team in February 2015 

She works at our Chipstead surgery and loves the wide variety of responsibilities the nurse's role entails. She particularly enjoys working in theatre and helping with the care of in-patients, finding it very rewarding when pets are able to return home. 

Student Nurses:

Georgia Stride

Georgia joined Wingrave in December 2012. In her own time, Georgia regularly volunteers at some local stables as well as helping out with the dogs at the Riverside Animal Centre in Wallington. 

Georgia started college in September 2013 and is hoping to qualify in Spring 2016. Watching and getting involved in orthopaedic surgery are of particular interest to her alongside working on the ward with inpatients. 

Georgia is also a massive supporter of animal rescue charities, having re-homed 2 cats (Sebastian and Nancy), 2 guinea pigs (Chunk & Finn) and a dog called Wagga. 

Danielle Mourton

Danielle joined Wingrave in July 2012. Animals have always been a large part of Danielle’s life, having worked at Medivet as well as having been a farm assistant and stable assistant for a number of years.

After leaving school she studied Animal Management at Nescot College, Ewell and started studying for her nursing qualification in January 2014. 

Danielle really enjoys looking after the inpatients and helping out on the ward, particularly with hand-feeding and cuddles. 

Alongside a passion for horse riding, Danielle also has 2 cats, Beau and Corona who she rescued through our Epsom branch in May 2013.

Danielle is currently on maternity leave. 

Rebecca Lane

Rebecca joined Wingrave in July 2013 having completed her extended diploma in Animal Management at Nescot college, Ewell. Rebecca began studies to become a qualified nurse in September 2014.

Apart from being part of such a great team, Rebecca loves spending time with patients and getting to learn about their individual personalities and characters, whilst caring and nursing them back to health. 

At home, Rebecca has her hands full with two young and very excitable miniature Schnauzers who get into no end of mischief!

Emma Leone

Emma joined us at Wingrave having studied Animal Management Level 2 and Animal Care Level 3 at Nescot for three years - passing with triple distinction! 

Emma always dreamed of being a veterinary nurse for as long as she can remember and was delighted to be offered a training position with us. 

She has two Jack Russell dogs called Lilly and Charlie - they are both a handful and are always playing together. Emma also has a cat called Kitty who is getting a little older and so fortunately does not catch quite as many mice these days! 

Kerry Fowler 

Kerry joined Wingrave having passed her Animal Management Level 3 course at Nescot with triple distinction! 

She has always been passionate about working with animals, helping to nurse and care for them. Kerry undertook two years work experience at Riverside Animal Centre where she helped care for the cats, kittens, rabbits and guinea pigs. Having always wanted a career in veterinary nursing, she was pleased to gain a training position with us. 

Kerry has a young cat called Oscar and a cat called Tigger, a stray who came to stay. She also has a rabbit called Domino and Gilbert the guinea pig! 

Laura Brind

Laura was really pleased to join the Wingrave team in August 2015, in order to fulfill her dream of wanting to work with animals. She has been helping as a volunteer with animal since 2011, including three years at Dean City Farm as well as once a week here at Wingrave since August 2013. 

At home she continues her passion for looking after animals, by caring for her pet Gecco called Blaze. 

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