Nursing and care staff



Rebecca Wingate RVN




Rebecca was born and raised in London.  She worked as a Teaching Assistant after leaving school before moving to NatWest Bank.

  In 2005, she decided her vocation lay in Veterinary Nursing and joined the Mewes Veterinary Clinic in Haywards Heath where she worked until 2009. 

After a spell locuming and working in London and Brighton, she joined Maltman Cosham in April 2011.

She lives with two pet cats, Storm and Meggie, upon whom she lavishes attention!  Outside of work, she is an avid reader and enjoys cooking and countryside walks with friends. Rebecca is at present on maternity leave.



Kerry Blight RVN




Kerry was born and raised in Surrey.  She started her nurse training in 2006 in West Sussex, qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2009.

She currently lives in Crawley and is married with two lovely children, her dog Nelly and two cats called Albert and Tink, all of whom keep her very busy!

She started with Maltman Cosham in February 2012, she has since completed an Advanced Feline Behaviour Diploma. She also enjoys nutrition and physiotherapy.

When she has a spare moment, Kerry enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.



Clare Martindale RVN




Clare was born and raised in Kent, where she started as a Veterinary Nurse in 2006 qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2009.

She then moved to Surrey in 2010 to gain experience in an orthopaedic referral centre before joining Maltman Cosham in 2012.

Clare has a dog, a rescue crossbreed called Charlie who she enjoys taking on long walks and cuddling on the sofa.

Clare has a keen interest in rehabilitation and physiotherapy and is looking forward to completing a diploma in myotherapy.
Clare is at present on maternity leave.



Cindy Winter RVN DipAVN(Med) DipCABT(Advanced Diploma)




Cindy was born in Horsham and educated in Crawley, before starting as a Student Veterinary Nurse in 1997.

She gained her initial qualifications in Veterinary Nursing in 2001, before adding to them with the BVNA Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Medical) in 2006 and a Distinction in the Centre for Applied Pet Ethology’s Advanced Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training in 2009.

Cindy has worked in general practice at Farthings Veterinary Group in Horsham and Downlands Veterinary Group in Bognor Regis, as well as a spell in orthopaedic referral practice at Willows Referrals in the Midlands and the Brighton accident and emergency clinics. Her areas of particular interest are small animal medicine, feline behaviour, anaesthesia and nutrition.

Having spent the whole of 2009 renovating a house with her husband Ant, she is now resident in Horsham. Cindy has two daughters Beatrix and Zara. At present Cindy works in the clinic on Saturdays assisting with our busy Saturday morning surgery and caring for inpatients.



Laura Watson RVN




Laura has been working as a veterinary nurse for 10 years. She has a particular interest in nurse clinics and feline behaviour. Laura has also trained as a pet health counsellor.


Most of her free time is spent looking after her own animals, 2 cats, 2 dogs, 2 guinea pigs and a horse. Laura has recently taken on a new rescue dog too who she hopes to do agility with.


Laura also enjoys music festivals during the summer and has recently taken up downhill moutain biking.




Anna Wilson RVN




Anna currently lives in Crawley but hopes to move into the country one day so she can have a donkey!


Before starting her vet nurse trainig she spent 4 months in South Africa, volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary where she got to hand rear orphaned animals including a skunk called Claude.


Anna also went sky diving and did the highest bungy jump in the world whilst in South Africa.


Anna started working at a vets in 2010 and started her training in January 2012. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in July 2014 shortly after starting at Maltman Cosham.


In her spare time, Anna enjoys walking her 2 lurchers, Jack and Spud, and playing with her handreared cat, Chacha.




Katherine Filby RVN




Katherine qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2012 after training at Brinsbury and Plumpton College. After completing her A Levels at the Weald School in Billingshurst, she started work at Farthings Veterinary Group where she worked for 7 years. She recently trained as a Clinical Coach to help train Student Veterinary Nurses. She moved to Maltman Cosham in 2015 after returning from maternity leave.


She has developed a keen interest in surgical nursing, peri-operative patient care and assisting with surgical procedures. Since qualifying Kat has taken a keen interest in renal patients and has developed her knowledge to enable her to provide the best care possible to these patients. Kat would like to do the Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in the future.


Kat has lived in West Sussex all her life and lives with her young daughter as well as Bear the Border Collie and a few other furry friends! She enjoys walking her dog, swimming and snowboarding in her spare time.



Laura Martin (RVN)




Laura grew up in Southwater and lives at home with her dog Missy, 4 cats and 2 lizards and at one time a potbellied pig!

She went to Tanbridge House School, where she decided she wanted to pursue a career with animals.  After completing a course in Public Services, she enrolled with Brinsbury College, obtaining a distinction in a National Diploma in Animal Management.

Laura had an exciting summer in 2012 as she spent a month in Africa looking after the “Big Five” which included lions and elephants. Laura is Maltman Cosham Veterinary Clinic's first student nurse to complete her three years training at the clinic whilst attending Plumpton College one day a week, she qualified in the summer of 2015.

Laura has also worked for Cats Protection as a Welfare Officer and animal welfare is of great importance to her.  In her spare time, Laura loves shopping and is an avid cinema goer.



Emma Knowles (RVN)




Emma qualified as a registered Veterinary Nurse in January 2015, after completing her 3 years of training at Brinsbury College. Prior to this, Emma carried out a 2 year Animal Management National Diploma.

Emma trained as a Veterinary Nurse at a veterinary practice in Farncombe before moving to Maltman Cosham veterinary clinic in October 2015.

When she is not at work, Emma loves travelling and exploring the world. Before joining Maltman Cosham Emma travelled to South Africa with the Cocos foundation to carry out charity work. Whilst there she helped build houses for children families and helping in the community, as well as a safari weekend.

Emma’s always had a love for animals ever since a young age, and has enjoyed over the years taking home orphaned kittens and puppies to be hand reared. Currently Emma does not have any pets of her own but she is looking forwards to getting a dog once she has moved out of home.



Sian Bolton (RVN)




Sian has lived in Horsham all of her life and went to school in the area completing her A levels at Collyer’s. She went travelling for 6 months and her highlight was working with elephants in Sri Lanka.

She also taught English to orphaned children in Thailand which she thoroughly enjoyed. After returning from New Zealand she worked at Sumners Ponds in Barns Green as front of house manager that involved various tasks.

She then decided that Veterinary Nursing was her career choice so has embarked on a degree course at Plumpton College working at Maltman Cosham two days a week and Saturdays. Sian passed her degree course in the summer of 2016 and now works at the practice full time.

In her spare time she likes to go to the gym and walk Alfie, her beloved Border Terrier.



Katie Goddings (Student Veterinary Nurse)




Katie was born and grew up in Crawley Down. She has worked in the leisure industry as a fitness instructor until January 2014 when she joined Maltman Cosham as an animal care assistant. She started her Veterinary Nurse training at Plumpton College in September 2014.

Katie has two Jack Russell Terriers called Ruby and Rusty who are very cheeky and keep her on her toes.

Katie enjoys reading, as well as going out to dinner and socialising with friends. She loves walking her terriers through Ashdown Forrest where they have great fun playing pooh sticks.



Ellie Coombs (Animal Care Assistant)




Ellie is an Animal Care Assistant from Lancing. She has recently completed a two year course at Brinsbury College studying Animal Management. She joined Maltman Cosham Veterinary Clinic in the summer of 2016.

She has an identical twin sister and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and walking her dogs. She has three cats called Rooney, Paddy and Bear and two dogs called Mia and Nera.




Contact the nurses

If you would like to speak to a veterinary nurse for advice you can call the practice on 01403 791011. Equally if you would rather email you can do so by clicking here, if it is a particular nurse you would like to contact then please mark the email for their attention.