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.


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 cat called 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.

 

 

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 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 Head Nurse

 

 

 

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. 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 Head Nurse

 

 

 

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 RVN

 

 

 

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 and qualified in 2017.


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 (Student Veterinary Nurse)

 

 

 

Ellie is an Student veterinary nurse from Lancing. She completed a two year course at Brinsbury College studying Animal Management and she joined Maltman Cosham Veterinary Clinic in the summer of 2016 as an animal care assistant. She started her veterinary nurse training at Plumpton College in September 2017.


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 three dogs called Mia, Nera and Lola.

 

 

 

 

Lauren Cubbin-Fox (Student Veterinary Nurse)

 

 

 

Lauren lives in Horsham with her mum and two furry creatures - Chester the dog and Bagheera the cat. She grew up in Horsham, however spent a few years living within East Sussex.

 

Lauren always knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals and started off her path toward this by completing a National Diploma in Horse Management at Plumpton College in 2012. She then spent a couple years working for the National Trust at Sheffield Park within the catering Industry. It was at this point that she decided to progress with her career towards working with animals.

 

Lauren first started working Sunday shifts as a Kennel Assistant at Seers Croft Veterinary Surgery, progressing into a full-time job and moving to Maltman Cosham in January 2017 gaining experience towards achieving her dream of becoming a Veterinary Nurse. She started her Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing at Plumpton College in 2015 and is currently in her final year.

 

In her spare time Lauren loves to walk her beloved crossbreed Chester and cuddles with her spirited cat Bagheera. She also enjoys regular sessions at boot camp and running with Chester.

 

 

 

Katie Turner (Animal Care Assistant)

 

 

 

Katie joined the practice in June 2017 as an Animal Care Assistant, she is currently living in Horsham, however is originally from Manchester.

 

Previously she worked at a doggy day care centre for approximately 9 months and came to regularly handle a variety of breeds, but frequently worked with Labradors and Cockapoos. This experience, along side her life long love of dogs, inspired her passion to help animals and therefore she looked for an opportunity to arise to further her interest.

 

Before Katie joined Maltman Cosham she had recently completed an Animal Management course at Brinsbury College and hopes to train in veterinary nursing in the future. Katie had previously obtained a degree in illustration at Plymouth University and utilised her love of animals as she regularly drew them as her subject matter.

 

She currently has a Syrian hamster called Peanut and would love to live on a farm and have lots of rescue dogs, cats and all kinds of animals in the future, however at present she enjoys regularly attending ballet classes and undertakes yoga.

 

 

 

Sophie Charvill-Wells (Animal Care Assistant)

 

 

 

Sophie joined the practice in June 2017 as an Animal Care Assistant having spent six months volunteering on Saturdays at the Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre in Sidlesham. Born in Oxford, Sophie now lives in Chichester but hopes to move closer to Maltman Cosham soon.

 

Sophie studied English and American Literature as an undergraduate and still has a passion for books. She went on to successfully complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Education before teaching in schools for three years. After adopting the school hamster, Fluff, the flames of her already avid enthusiasm for animals were fanned. She now hopes to pursue further studies to become a Veterinary Nurse in the near future.

 

Sophie enjoys cuddling her two gerbils Herb and Jimmy and is already researching which breed of dog she would like to own. Having seen the great work that rescue centers do, she also hopes to adopt. Her favorite animals are rabbits and she plans to include them in her future menagerie!

 

Sophie enjoys live music and festivals and hopes to continue her travels around the world with friends and family, enjoying good food, wine and culture.

 

 

 

Steph Bailey (Animal Care Assistant)

 

 

 

Steph joined the practice in November 2017. She has lived on a farm in West Sussex all of her life, which is where her love for animals stems from.

 

Previous, Steph has worked with children in several nurseries and as a Nanny for two children for five years. She is also a qualified hairdresser, in addition to completing a course in dog grooming.

 

She enjoys taking her black Labrador ‘Murphy’ on long walks and down the canal, for a much loved swim. She is hoping to rescue another dog in the future, as she has always loved Dalmatians.

 

A keen and enthusiastic learner, she is hoping to train as a Veterinary Nurse in the near future.

 

Steph has a large family and enjoys spending time with them, along side going to music festivals and socialising with friends. She also loves to travel and hopes to volunteer in Madagascar one day, looking after lemurs and turtles!

 

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.