Practice management

Emma Akehurst RVN CertEd

Practice Manager





Emma qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1997 whilst working at Eaton and Ferguson in Crawley, before rising to the level of Head Nurse and gaining accreditation to act as an Assessor for Vet Nurse training.


She moved on to Hawthorn Veterinary Surgery in Partridge Green where she stayed for 5 years, during which she acted as Head Nurse for a period to cover a Maternity Leave.


In 2005, Emma started with Chichester College’s Brinsbury Campus where she taught Veterinary Nursing and Animal Care for 7 years and gained the Certificate in Education. She joined Maltman Cosham in September 2011 after deciding she wished to return to clinical practice.


Emma has a dog Ollie a labrador cross who she rescued. Owning her own dogs stimulated a keen interest in canine behaviour and training. Outside of work, Emma enjoys rock climbing and hiking, as well as live music and even finds time to help with Labrador Rescue locally.


Emma has returned to the practice in 2014 from maternity leave to become our practice manager, Emma will combine this role with caring for her son Ethan.



Kerrie Hurren PA to the directors




Kerrie was born in the Lake District, where she went to school and college, before moving to Sussex in 1990. She joined Air 2000 in their Cabin Crew, before moving to work with British Airways as a member of the long haul crew.


After getting married in 1998, she transferred to British Airways ground staff at Gatwick where she remained until 2013.


She joined Maltman Cosham as a receptionist in August 2013, in the spring of 2015 Kerrie changed role and became personal assistant to Mark and Josie.


Kerrie lives in Horsham with husband Keith, daughter Annie and ever-entertaining Springer Spaniel Jessie.  When not working and walking Jessie, Kerrie enjoys spending time with her family and cooking.



Emma Storm Administrator




Emma joined the MCVC team as an Administrator and bringing previous experience to the team, having worked in a Large Animal Veterinary Practice, undertaking predominately Account Management.


Emma lives just outside Horsham with husband James and son Rafe, plus 2 ponies, a dog, cat, 2 sheep, hens, a cockerel and ducks of various breeds. When she is not looking after her animals she enjoys competing with her pony, usually dressage and some jumping. This interest is also shared by her son, as he also competes so their weekends are usually very busy.


Emma has ridden all my life and she is qualified to teach horse riding, but despite this she spent 12 years working as Cabin Crew and 4 years working as ground staff for BA. When her son was born she stopped working in the airline industry and started working for a Large Animal Veterinary Practice, where she stayed for 10 years completing a variety of roles.

Keeping your pets at the heart of our business

Emma Akehurst can be contacted at the practice Monday to Wednesday or emailed on Kerrie Hurren can be contacted at the practice Monday to Friday or emailed on Emma Storm can be contacted at the practice Monday to Wednesday or emailed on