Michael Needs

Head Nurse

    Michael has joined us as our acting Head Nurse having qualified in 2010. He has a particular interest in medical nursing and is currently studying for his Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.  Michael has two dogs of his own, pug Burt and Aki his Shiba Inu.  He can be found showing at various open and championship shows and is also an aspiring judge having completed sections of the Kennel Club judging programme. As if that’s not enough to keep him occupied he also has a marine aquarium of exotic fish, corals and invertebrates.

    Bethany Bennett

    Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

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      Francesca Dawson

      Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

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        Lisa Graham

        Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

          Lisa qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2000 following 10 years as a school teacher.  She joined Wendover Heights in 2009 and now works part-time at Halton and at the Merrilaw  branch surgery in Great Missenden. Dentistry and all things puppy-related are a particular interest, including pregnancy, whelping and puppy care.  Lisa loves meeting and greeting clients and their pets and can often be found cuddling a puppy!  She has a wilful Border Terrier called Lexi who keeps her busy.

           

           

          Sally Holbrow

          Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

            Sally qualified in 1997 and has worked in both first opinion and referral practices.  Sally enjoys all aspects of nursing and spends most of her time providing care and support to the patients and their human families over at our branch surgery.  She has a particular interest in feline behaviour which she puts to use in developing the understanding of her own cat, Frankie.  She also has Bonnie the chocolate Labrador and tortoises Herbie and Henrietta.

             

             

            Harriet Lowes

            Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

              Harriet qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2004 and joined Wendover Heights soon after. She enjoys supporting clients with the care of their animals and is particularly interested in surgery and anaesthesia, an interest she’s held since her work experience days at the age of 14.  Harriet primarily works in theatre, assisting the vets with all aspects of surgery, running anaesthetics and cares for the inpatients in kennels, striving to go above and beyond to ensure that our patients are comfortable and well cared for.  She also has her own pets to care for – a Labrador puppy called Parsnip, two cats, Augustus and Arthur and a horse called Duke.

               

              Louise Scott

              Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

              Louise joined Wendover Heights in 2009 shortly after qualifying.  She loves all aspects of her job but has a particular interest in emergency and critical care and has also gained a further qualification in this subject. She left WHVC at one point to pursue this interest – she gained valuable experience but missed other elements of the role and happily she returned to Wendover Heights to continue her career.  She’s hoping to pursue an additional qualification in anaesthesia soon as well. She has a mischievous Cocker Spaniel called Mr George who keeps her busy at weekends.

               

              Katy Shadbolt

              Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

                Katy joined Wendover Heights as a Student Nurse and qualified as an RVN in 2014.  She wanted to become a Veterinary Nurse to improve the nursing care of inpatients and also educate and support pet owners regarding the health of their animals. Katy also works in the Hydrotherapy Unit which she enjoys, especially as she can see how much it can benefit dogs and improve certain conditions. She also loves exotic species, especially bearded dragons and African grey parrots and has almost completed a certificate in the nursing of exotic species.

                 

                 

                Julia Withers

                Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

                  Julia qualified in 1993 and also gained a Diploma in Advance Nursing (surgical) in 2001.  She worked at different small animal hospitals and referral clinics before joining Wendover Heights in 2013.  Julia’s main interest is in surgical nursing but finds that the variety to be found at Wendover Heights keeps life interesting.  She also enjoys assisting in the Hydrotherapy Unit. Her own pets are Quest her English Springer Spaniel and ginger moggy Jinx.

                   

                   

                   

                  Alex Baughan

                  Student Veterinary Nurse (SVN)

                    Alex is a student nurse who  has come into nursing later in life and could not be happier.  She has had seemingly more glamorous jobs (and definitely better paid ones!) but has never had a job that was anywhere near as satisfying as this one.  No matter what she is doing she knows that it is contributing in some way to a happier and healthier life for an animal. She is looking forward to her second year as a student nurse.

                     

                     

                     

                    Holly Hall

                    Student Veterinary Nurse (SVN)

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                      Phillipa Sharples

                      Student Veterinary Nurse (SVN)

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                        Jemma Streatfield

                        Student Veterinary Nurse (SVN)

                          Jemma started at the Practice as a Receptionist and Hydrotherapy Assistant before joining the nursing team.  She is interested in exotics and really enjoys the variety of species she gets to see at Wendover Heights, as well as medical nursing and spending time in Equine. Jemma has a young terrier cross called Bobbie who comes to work with her – Bobbie loves playing at lunchtime with the other staff dogs.  Outside work Jemma spends most of her time studying but when time allows she enjoys spin classes, running in the woods with Bobbie and going to the theatre and cinema whenever she gets the chance.