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East of England Vets - Emily

Emily - BSc (Hons) DipAVN DipHECVN RVN


Emily is our head veterinary nurse and has been working with us since December 2017, along with Gus her Jack Russell Terrorist.

Emily qualified in 2010 whilst working at an emergency/general veterinary practice in Cambridgeshire. She then joined a multi-disciplinary referral hospital in 2011, rotating through wards, theatre and internal medicine, before joining the anaesthesia team. During this time, she completed the Diploma of Higher Education in Clinical Veterinary Nursing, the RCVS Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing and achieved a first-class BSc (Hons) degree in Clinical Veterinary Nursing.

Emily has a keen interest in anaesthesia and analgesia, emergency and critical care, cardiology and of course orthopaedics!

East of England Vets - Jo



Jo qualified in 2011 from the Royal Veterinary College with a foundation degree in veterinary nursing. Jo worked in general mixed practices, before joining a multidisciplinary referral hospital in 2012 as a rotation nurse, working in wards, theatre and internal medicine. She then joined the internal medicine team before moving to wards. During this time, she gained a certificate in canine and feline veterinary health nutrition and is currently studying for the advanced feline diploma, which she hopes to complete in October 2018. Jo became a lecturer at the College of Animal Welfare in 2017 but decided to go back into practice as she misses veterinary nursing and the patients (especially the cats!). 


Jo joined East of England Veterinary Specialists in May 2018 and has a keen interest in feline medicine, emergency and critical care, theatre practice and ward-based nursing. Jo has 2 cats: Loa and Stitch who love to get up to mischief. Jo is also our 'Cat Advocate', as part of our Cat Friendly Status. 

East of England Vets - Sharon

Dawn - RVN


Dawn is one of our full time registered veterinary nurses and has been working with us since August 2018.


Dawn qualified in 2013 and has spent the last 5 years as a rotation nurse at a multi-disciplinary veterinary referral centre in Hertfordshire. She has a keen interest in inpatient care and anaesthesia as well as feline nursing.  

Dawn has a 10 year old house rabbit called Simba and a tiny one eyed chihuahua called Daisy. Both rescues from previous jobs!


Prior to becoming a veterinary nurse Dawn worked in a Cattery, and as a Dance Teacher. Finally deciding to train to be a Veterinary Nurse as animals were a big passion from a young age!

East of England Vets - Danni

Danni - RVN


Danni is one of our part time registered veterinary nurses and has been working with us since June 2018.


Danni qualified in 2008 and initially worked at a small animal 1st opinion veterinary practice but has spent most of her career (9 years!) as a rotation nurse at a multidisciplinary referral centre, enjoying theatre and ward-based nursing.


Danni has 3 children, a huge German Shepherd dog called Archie, a ginger cat called Simba and a tortoise called Tommy, who likes to wander off on his own adventures!

Katie Gawthrop

Katie - RVN


Katie has spent just over 5 years working as a nurse & qualified in 2018. She joined East of England Veterinary specialists in January 2019 ready to take on a new challenge in referral nursing. She has always had a keen interest in anaesthesia. 

Katie has one daughter & a big black Labrador, Bear both of who go on many family outdoor adventures and have a big part to play on the family farm. 

Lisa Mills



Lisa has joined our team as an animal nursing assistant, having just returned from 3 months of travelling, the lucky thing!


Lisa previously worked as a kennel assistant and theatre technician at a multi-disciplinary referral hospital for 7 years. Prior to this she also worked in a boarding kennels/cattery and for a dog walking company.


She has a keen interest in theatre practice and surgical instrument care and re-homed her cat ‘Midnight’ from her previous job 5 years ago.