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Introducing Our Practice Team 

Katharine Jennings BVetMed MRCVSKatharine Power  BVetMed MRCVS

Katharine has worked in Norfolk since graduating in 2009, she is lead partner and also a director of the Vets 1 Group.

When not dressed in her surgical gear she can be found baking cakes, riding her horse and juggling life around her two step children and husband. Katharine lives at the practice (in her own house, not literally in the practice!)

 


 

Victoria Smith BVetMed MRCVSVictoria Smith BVetMed MRCVS

Victoria graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in July 2013 and took up her post at Vets 1 in October of the same year. Originally from Lincolnshire she now resides in Barton Bendish (10 minutes from the practice). An active Young Farmers member Victoria juggles a hectic social life with her work activities and is surrogate mother to two cats.

 


 

Anna Briggs BVM BVS MRCVSAnna Briggs BVM BVS MRCVS

Anna qualified in 2012 from Nottingham Vet School and worked in the South West of the UK and New Zealand before joining Vets 1 in January 2015. Originally from Yorkshire she now lives ten minutes from the practice in Barton Bendish. Anna works across the full species range and has a particular interest in wildlife and exotics.

 


 

Lauren TrygvassonLauren Tryggvason BVetMed MRCVS BSc (Hons.)

Lauren hails from Canada. She arrived in the UK in 2008, completed a Neuro Science Degree at Edinburgh then headed to the Royal Veterinary College in 2011 to complete her Veterinary studies. Lauren has a strong interest in all things equine, lives at the practice in Crimplesham and in rare down time moments enjoys riding and spending time with her boyfriend who is in the Household Cavalry.


 

Oliver Dack BVM&S MRCVSOliver Dack BVM&S MRCVS

Oliver, born in Norfolk, qualified out of Edinburgh, has worked for a leading Veterinary Hospital near Norwich for many years, now resides in Downham and will be hanging out in our barns fixing the small, the medium sized and the wolfhounds.

 


 

Edward Johnson BVMS MRCVS BSc(Hons)Edward Johnson BVMS MRCVS BSc(Hons)

Edward started life in London, headed to Scotland to study and on qualifying as a Vet went to work in Bahrain. He became a full time member of the Vets 1 clinical team in May 2017 and lives at the practice in the courtyard apartment.

In his spare time Edward returns to London, travels extensively and enjoys anything that can be classed as a sport.

 


 

Maddie Cridland RVNMaddie Cridland RVN

Nursing Manager

Maddie became a member of the Vets 1 family in November 2015 following her marriage to Harvey and a move to Norfolk. A Nurse for 3 years in London in a large Animal Hospital, Maddie spends her spare moments hanging out with Dennis her Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Alun her Pomeranian.

 


 

Rachael Godsmark RVN Nursing ManagerRachael Godsmark RVN

Rachael has been nursing for approaching 15 years and became a member of the Vets 1 family late in 2015. Rachael splits her time between working at Vets 1 and being Mother to her two children Ellie and Henry.

 


 

Hannah Barry RVNHannah Barry RVN
 
Hannah joined the Vets 1 family early in 2015 bringing her 15 years of nursing experience with her along with her smile and occasionally her 4 children.

 


 

Amy Darby RVNAmy Darby RVN
 
Amy became a member of the Vets 1 family in November 2016. She hails from Ireland, now resides in Downham Market and has been a nurse for 4 years.

 


 

Pippa Byrne RVNPippa Byrne RVN
 
Pippa arrived from Ireland and joined the Vets 1 family in January 2017. She now lives at the practice in the team apartment and splits her time between working and attempting to learn everything she can about West Norfolk.

 


 

Beth Estelle - Nursing AssistantBeth Estelle SVN

Beth became a full time member of the Vets 1 team in May 2015. Beth has a degree in Equine Studies from Anglia Ruskin University and will be commencing formal Veterinary Nursing studies at Easton college in September.

Beth lives just north of Ely and uses her spare to time to ride her horse, walk her dog and in snatched moments – relax!

 


 

Rebecca Gordon SVNRebecca Gordon SVN

Rebecca lives in Downham Market, joined the Vets 1 family in November 2015 and is a full time member of our Nursing Team. In odd moments of down time Rebecca can be found on the back of a horse or travelling the country checking out new places.

 


 

Ami Wilkinson SVNAmi Wilkinson SVN

Ami has been with the team since June 2016 and is 2 years into her nursing studies. A Downham girl born and bred who in her spare time……actually, she’s an SVN, she has no spare time.

 


 

Jenson Empson  NurselingJenson Empson

Nurseling
 
‘Nurselings’ are young Nurses pre-SVN.
 
Jenson left school in 2016.  Started with our family 2 weeks later and now provides essential support into our team.

 


 

Jodie Maryon NurselingJodie Maryon

Nurseling
 
Jodie forms the other half of our Nurseling team with Jenson.  Left school in 2016 and bounced straight into working at Vets 1 .

 


 

 

Katie BullockKatie Bullock

Practice Manager

Katie is responsible for ensuring that all admin and non-clinical elements of our practice runs smoothly. She manages the full commercial team and has daily responsibility ensuring we are fully stocked with all medicines.

She lives in Downham Market and is owned by far too many English Bull Terriers.

 


 

Kendal GeorgeKendal George

Commercial Assistant

Kendal joined the Vets 1 family in October 2016. She is responsible for ensuring that phones are answered super quick, that our admin systems are super tight and she supports Katie in everything else small animal.

Kendal lives in Kings Lynn and is slowly working on her family to purchase a Flat Coat Retriever!

 


 

Janet AshworthJanet Ashworth

Commercial Assistant

Janet became a part time member of the Commercial Team in April 2017. An ex-police officer, Janet lives on the Fens with her husband and shares home with Italian Spinones.

 


 

Rebecca AllenRebecca Allen

Commercial Assistant

Rebecca has been with the family since July 2016 and works part time as a member of the Commercial Team.

Rebecca shares her life with two Ridgebacks and a three legged Labrador. She has met most people in the county at least once and those she hasn’t met she will probably bump into next week.

 


 

Sky Power Vets 1 JuniorSky Power

Vets 1 Junior
 
Sky has been with the practice since day 1 in the dining room back in 2013.
 
Sky is on a journey to become a Vet but in between studies can be found in every corner of the practice sorting, organising, hugging (patients).

 


 

Raven Power Vets 1 JuniorRaven Power

Vets 1 Junior

Raven is another founding member of the practice and has worked alongside Simon in every capacity since our launch.

Raven has in built batteries and will work any hour, any shift at any moments notice ...

 


 

Rachel GarnishRachel Garnish

PA to Katharine Power

Rachel works part time ensuring that Katharine’s life runs smoothly and effectively. She has known Katharine for many years and has worked alongside her professionally and supported her on her wedding day as a bridesmaid.

A resident of North Norfolk, Rachel rides horses and runs a travel business as well as working at Vets 1.

 


 

Simon PowerSimon Power

Simon juggles a variety of roles within Vets 1 from marketing to accounts (he also makes a decent coffee).  In his spare time he can be found walking his three dogs, entertaining his two children and ensuring his Vet wife (Katharine) remembers to get some sleep !