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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 has been working with us since September 2018 and became the head nurse in January 2020. She qualified in 2013 and has spent 5 years as a rotation nurse at a multi-disciplinary veterinary referral centre in Hertfordshire before joining our team. Dawn has a keen interest in inpatient care, anaesthesia, and feline nursing.


Dawn has a tiny one-eyed Chihuahua called Daisy, a rescue from a previous job. Prior to veterinary nursing, Dawn worked in a cattery and as a dance teacher.

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.


Ross - BSc(Hons) BVetMed MRCVS


Ross graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2008 with a degree in Pharmacology before graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 2014. He has worked in general practice for the last 5 years and recently completed a post graduate certificate (PgC) in small animal surgery. Ross has two dogs and four chickens. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the gym, watching rugby, and has recently taken up knitting!


Maddie - RVN


Maddie qualified in 2016, working in a general practice since 2013, she has always had a keen interest in anaesthesia. Maddie joined East of England Veterinary Specialists in December 2019 to challenge herself to learn more about anaesthesia and surgical nursing.


Maddie has a large mixed breed dog called Huey and three cats who rule the roost.


Fiona - RVN


Fiona qualified in 2014 and has spent a mixture of time in a busy general practice and referral, most recently working in a busy ICU. She has also worked in Australia for a year where she got to treat some amazing wildlife.


Fiona joined the team in Feb 2020 to challenge herself and learn more about anaesthesia and analgesia. She also has a keen interest in feline nursing and inpatient care. 


Fiona has a rescue cat called Zazu who likes to sleep and have lots of cuddles.