We are a mixed animal practice in Cornwall, first established in 1976. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care.
Kim has been at Animed Veterinary Group since 2008 and really enjoys her role as practice manager. She and her husband have a chocolate Labrador called Mylo who is very entertaining.
Assistant to the Practice Manager
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.
Head Receptionist and Pet Bereavement Councillor
Charlene has worked at Animed since 2002, originally as a ward nurse. After having two children she found the reception role suited better. She is now our head receptionist. Her passion is dogs, especially bull breeds, and she owns two Staffordshire Bull Terriers of her own named Lulu and Paddy. She also owns two tortoises, fish, two leopard geckos, tree frogs and a hamster. Pet bereavement is something very close to her heart and she is pet bereavement advisor at Animed.
Charis joined Animed in December 2017 and works as relief receptionist across all five branches as well as the main hospital. She completed her degree in Cardiff and then moved back to the area to work alongside animals; she completed her work experience at Shedfield at 16. Charis has always had cats as well as other small animals including gerbils and has a soft spot for the Burmese cat breed. Outside of work she enjoying spending time with family and friends, swimming, reading and taking trips.
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. 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.
Jayne works at Locks Heath and Gosport as a receptionist. She used to be a vet nurse at Animed many years ago when the old hospital was at Wickham, but left to have her son. Despite doing a variety of jobs in between, she always had a yearning to go back to the veterinary world so when the receptionist position came up she jumped at the chance and is loving every second! At home Jayne has three chickens and two fish which are a great source of amusement to her four grandchildren. In her spare time she tends to her vegetable garden, reads books, and knits a variety of things including hats, dolls clothes and baby cardigans.
Tina has worked for Animed for a number of years. Her main job is ordering in the medication and food that we require on a daily basis, but she also gets involved with a lot of other work including answering the telephone, making appointments, etc. Tina’s interests include reading and adding to her collection of Pandas (which so far stands at around 250 different items).
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.
Vicki is one of the receptionists at the Hedge End branch, having worked at Animed since 2016 and is still absolutely 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.
Nichola is based at the Shedfield hospital and has been working with us as a receptionist since August 2008. She loves all breeds of dogs, but has a special place in her heart for small breeds.
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.
Lisa started work at Animed Shedfield in September 2018 as a receptionist having previously worked at QA hospital as a Radiology Assistant and supplies coordinator for 15 years. She always wanted to work with animals and found this a great opportunity. At home Lisa has three dogs and two cats, four of which are rescues; Callie, Maverick ,Laika, Sooty and Boo. SheI enjoys walking with her dogs and going on dog friendly holidays.
Jackie has been working for Animed Vets since 2012, a complete change from her previous job in motor insurance she had for 32 years! She absolutely loves her role as a receptionist as she enjoys meeting all our clients and their pets. Every day is different. When Jackie first started working at Animed we warned her it would not be long before she had a pet, and we were right! Jackie now has a Toy Poodle cross called Frenchy, who is adorable.
Megan joined Animed in March 2017 as a receptionist having previously worked in kennels. She is very much enjoying seeing the other side of animal care and working in the team. She has a passion for dogs but currently owns a Maine Coon cat, tortoise and an African grey parrot.
Irene handles the small animal accounts. She has a particular interest in dogs – especially dog grooming and dog behaviour. In her spare time Irene enjoys caring for her three very active Miniature Schnauzers and attends daily sessions at her local gym.
Trudy is the insurance administrator here at Animed. She helps smooth the insurance claims process for our clients having joined the Animed team in 2015 after 21 years in the insurance industry. Trudy has been involved with Animed since she was a child when she first brought her rabbits in for vaccinations. Away from work she enjoys riding her horse and walking, especially visiting the beautiful Western coast of Scotland.
Louisa joined Animed in 2017 and works as an 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 and one cat. In her spare time she enjoys riding and caring for her horses and walking her dogs, mainly in the New Forest.
Mary is the laboratory technician for Animed Veterinary Group and has been working here since July 2018. She qualified from the University of Portsmouth with a BSc (Hons) in biomedical science in June 2001. Her job is to test samples in-house, dispatch samples to external laboratories and import emailed results from our external laboratories onto client records. She routinely tests blood samples on our in-house analysers and looks at blood smears, skin samples and urine under the microscope. Mary is a mum of two grown up children, and has three cats, four chickens, lots of tropical fish and an allotment.