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Abigayle "Abi" Gomez RVN - Veterinary Nurse/Clinical Coach


I studied veterinary nursing at Canterbury College on the full time two year course. After work experience and two placements at Manor I felt like part of the team and was lucky enough to be offered a permanent position. I qualified as a RVN in 2013. Since qualifying I have developed an interest in surgical nursing and am also a clinical coach at the practice, training student nurses. At home I have a tortoise called Alfonso. In my spare time I enjoy reading and relaxing in front of the T.V. with chocolate!

Andrea "Andi" Mills RVN - Veterinary Nurse


I joined Manor in 2007 as maternity cover, and was offered a full time placement in 2008. I completed my animal nursing assistant course, before going on to study veterinary nursing at Canterbury College. I completed the two year NVQ course, attending college one day a week, qualifying as an RVN in 2012. My areas of interest include anaesthesia, canine behaviour, laboratory work and diagnostics. At home I have three dogs called Maj, Stanley and Cyrus, two cats Dibby and Keke and two rabbits Terry and June. My hobbies include walking, especially with my dogs and socialising with friends and family.

Samantha "Sam" Mendham RVN - Veterinary Nurse


I studied veterinary nursing at Canterbury college via the apprentiship route. Attending college one day a week for three years, qualifying in 2015. My time at the moment is spent putting my new skills into action, covering all elements of veterinary nursing including radiography, medication administration, anaesthesia, laboratory tasks and bandaging. My areas of interest are medical nursing and feline nursing. At home I have two cats Binker and Tigs. In my spare time I enjoy gardening and playing squash.


Jane Lewis BSc (hons) VNS RVN - Nursing Manager/Clinical Coach


I joined Manor Vets in 2008 as a final year student nurse after completing a degree in Veterinary Nursing Science at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire and working in several other practices along the way. I qualified as an RVN in early 2009 and have worked my way up through the ranks to the position of Head Nurse here at Manor. I am a qualified clinical coach and have experience of teaching students both in practice and in a college setting. Teaching the new generation of veterinary nurses is something I feel very passionate about. I have recently completed an ILM course in leadership and management. My areas of interest include nutrition and radiography. I have three cats at home, Badger (with brain damage), Mushroom (with no teeth) and Geoff (who was hand reared by the team). In my spare time (theres not much of that!) I love baking and spending time with my five year old son Samuel.

Lisa "Kirlee" Mason RVN - Part time Veterinary Nurse


I studied at Hadlow College, qualifying as a veterinary nurse in 2003. I completed work experience at Manor and having always had my own pets registered with the practice was delighted to be given the opportunity to train and work at the surgery. My main area of interest is cat behaviour, and I am the practices dedicated "Cat Advocate", ensuring we maintain our cat friendly clinic status and training all new staff in our cat handling and care protocols. At home I have two cats, three dogs, a menagerie of rabbits, guinea pigs, quails and a pony!

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Beckie Goldup RVN - Veterinary Nurse


I studied veterinary nursing at Canterbury college on the full time course. Attending college two days a week for two years, with the rest of the time spend on placements in a variety of practices. I qualified in 2015 joining the Manor full time, turning my last college placement into employment! My interests include wound care and neonate care. At home I have a rabbit called Raymond, a cat called Ronald and I part loan a horse named Toby. In my spare time I love to go horse riding in the kent countryside.

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