Alex MacDonald
Practice Director
Alex arrived in the UK from New Zealand in 2001, for a working adventure with his wife, Tracy. They planned to return to NZ after 4 years or so but are still here and loving it. Alex comes from a farming background in NZ and started his UK adventure running a group of practices in London. When these practices were acquired by a bigger group, Alex set up and headed their Practice Integration Team and spent the next few years bringing newly acquired sites onboard. A career change saw Alex and Tracy moving to Hampshire in 2021 to take up his current role of Practice Director. Heading such a skilled and diverse team is a real joy with no day being the same.

In his spare time, Alex loves exploring Hampshire with Tracy and their rescue dog, Parker (short for Nosy Parker).
Penelope Vrint
Head Receptionist
Pene started work on reception at Animed in January 2023. Pene has worked for CVS at the Harbour Vets for 28 years, starting in a nursing capacity and changing to reception after having children. Pene has rescued many animals over the years and at the moment has three cats, a dog and two guinea pigs. Pene loves meeting like-minded, animal mad people through her job!
Aimee Bath
Receptionist/Referral Co-ordinator
Aimee started working at Animed in January 2022, she is a receptionist and has recently taken on responsibility of referral co-ordinator supporting our vets arrange external transfers. Aimee enjoys all aspects of the job; helping with clients and meeting animals.

Outside of work, she enjoys going to the gym and spending time with family and friends. Aimee’s family have a dog, an American Kita.
Daisy Page-Wright
Daisy joined Animed in 2023, she loves meeting the wide variety of clients and their furry friends, learning something new every day and hoping to progress into veterinary nursing.

Daisy loves to get lost in a fantasy book, paddleboard and wild swim with her partner in the warmer months and spend plenty of time with our zoo. Between them they have two cats, a bearded dragon, a leopard gecko, a crested gecko, a brazilian rainbow boa, a corn snake, fish and our newest addition is a white tree frog.
Emma Davies
Emma started at Animed in April 2021, based at Shedfield. Emma enjoys spending her spare time with friends and family, walking, theatre and getting lost researching ancestry.
Gemma Lunn
Gemma has worked at Animed Veterinary Group since June 2014 at the Cowplain surgery; a bit of a change to working at the IT company she was at previously. Her favourite animals are ponies, of which she has four, a Quarter Horse cross, New Forest, British Spotted and a Shetland. Gemma also has a dog and a cat which has moved into the yard. In the past she also had guinea pigs, rabbits and a ferret. All of her time out of work is taken up with her children and animals.
Grace Barney
Grace started working at Animed as a Receptionist in November 2022. Her favourite part of the job is meeting new animals. She has a Parsons Russell called Lucky and a horse called Elmo.
Helen Buxton
Weekend Receptionist
Helen started working at Animed in 2022 as a weekend receptionist. She enjoys meeting all the lovely animals and working with amazing colleagues.

Most of her free time is spent with her cheeky New Forest Pony Biscuit
Josh Bisset
Josh started working as a receptionist in early part of 2020. He enjoys being able to help animals. Josh plays rugby outside of work and has a dog.
Jodie Yates
Practice Administrator
Jodie started at Animed Veterinary Hospital as a Practice Administrator in November 2022. She is enjoying learning new processes and working within a friendly team. Jodie has two cats, one dog and a horse. She enjoys socialising and horse riding.
Kim Warrilow
Practice Administrator
Kim has been at Animed Veterinary Group since 2008 and really enjoys her role as practice administrator. She and her husband have a chocolate Labrador called Mylo who is very entertaining.
Krystle Shawyer
Krystle started working at Animed Vets as a receptionist in 2015, she has worked across all the branches. She enjoys helping animals and meeting our clients. Outside of work, enjoys horse riding, often competing. Krystle has a dog.
Lauren Painter
Lauren started working at Animed in July 2023. Lauren absolutely loves helping animals. She is a HUGE animal lover so she loves to get stuck into all different roles at the hospital and giving lots of cuddles and attention to the animals that come in. Lauren also thrives on helping people and enjoys working in an office environment, particularly as a receptionist, no day is ever the same working at Animed! Lauren has two Cavapoo’s called Dolly and Bear but she dog shares them with my dad as she moved into a flat. She also has a cat called Callie that currently lives with her and hoping one day she will have a golden retriever when she buys her first house. Lauren also is registered as being a carer for people with learning disabilities, which she does on the side of working at Animed. She has NVQ2 Business Professional in Administration is probably the most relevant to the role.

She has two young children so when she is not working, she is being a mummy and going on lots of adventures with her family .
Louisa Walbridge
Accounts Administrator
Louisa joined Animed in 2017 and works as an account administrator, although she was a client for a long time before that. She previously worked in pet insurance before moving to Animed.

Louisa has three dogs, two horses. Outside of work she enjoys riding and caring for her horses and walking her dogs, mainly in the New Forest.
Nicola Davey
Practice Administrator
Nicola has worked for Animed since 1997, starting as a receptionist when the hospital was located in Wickham which is about a mile from the site we are at now. At home her family has Labradors which she has shown all over the country having qualified for Cruft’s many a time. Nicola also has three ponies which have also been shown with much success.
Sami Hardwick
Practice Administrator
Sami started at Animed in September 2021 as a Practice Administrator. Outside of work, Sami enjoys spending time with her family, baking, enjoying the outdoors. Sami has a family Labrador.
Sarah Bowley
Sarah re-joined Animed Veterinary Group in January 2019 and now works as one of the receptionists at the Cowplain branch. Many years ago Sarah worked at the old hospital in Wickham as a trainee veterinary nurse, but she left to have her children. Sarah has recently completed training and is now a Pet Bereavement Advisor.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends and she loves to go out walking with her two French Bulldogs, Dexter and Hugo.
Sandy Garlick
Sandy has been with the practice since 1999 working on reception. She has two horses which she shows at County Level and also has an elderly cat which she rescued from Animed many years ago.
Sue Lowery
Sue works as a receptionist at Locks Heath surgery.

Outside of work she enjoys eating out, walking her dog and being with family and friends.
Tracy MacDonald
Tracy moved to London from New Zealand in 2001, and relocated to Titchfield in April 2020 to join her husband Alex, the Practice director at Animed. They adopted Parker (short for nosey parker), a Spanish rescue in November 2021, and love having a dog back in lives. Tracy works at Hedge End on Fridays, and also handles new client registrations.
Vicki Hilton
Vicki is one of the receptionists at the Hedge End branch, having worked at Animed since 2016 and is still loving it. She has always has a passion for animals and loves being able to meet and greet all your pets. Vicki has a Golden Retriever named Bonnie as well as two young boys, all of whom keep her busy outside of work. In her spare time she enjoys socialising with friends and family.
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