At Scarsdale Vets, we are proud to have a team of six qualified veterinary nurses who all enjoy the variety that comes from working within a first opinion small animal practice. The nurses provide an important service within the team, and all enjoy spending time with pets and their owners to ensure all our clients are happy and healthy.
The 3 key areas our nurses are responsible for:
- In-patient care (ensuring all pets get the same care and love as they would at home). They provide post-operative care for all patients, ensuring wounds are dressed, pain is managed and that patients are as comfortable as possible whilst staying with us.
- Staffing the theatre to support the veterinary surgeon. The nurses monitor anaesthesia and sedation as well an ensuring all kit and equipment is clean, sterile and available for surgery.
- Nurse clinics. These include second vaccination, weight and nutritional advice, claw clips and blood pressure checks to name a few.
Finally, a key part of the nurses role is administering cuddles when required!
Jamie Gregson RVN BSc (Hons)
Jamie Gregson qualified as a veterinary nurse in November 2007 after gaining a BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing from Mysercough College and started working at Scarsdale Vets in June 2007.
Jamie took on the role of Acting Head Nurse in June 2013 and is now Head Nurse, looking after a team of 5 other veterinary nurses.
Jamie enjoys medical nursing in particular wound management. She has an interest in nutrition including weight management.
She also has a 15 year old cat called Murdock who she adopted last year after he’d had both eyes removed.
Cheryl Beech RVN Fdsc
Cheryl Beech qualified as a veterinary nurse in September 2013 from Harper Adams University. She joined Scarsdale Vets in October 2010 as a Student on a four week placement and has never left.
Cheryl’s nursing experience started in a small mixed practice in the Staffordshire Moorlands. She then joined Scarsdale Vets and completed her nurse training and now works as a qualified registered veterinary nurse. Cheryl has a particular interest in rabbits as there is a lot more to their care and nutrition than meets the eye. She also has an interest in senior pets and their care throughout their lifetime.
At home Cheryl lives on a farm with a lot of animals, including pedigree Texel and Cheviot sheep and pedigree Charolais and Limousin cattle which she regularly shows throughout the summer. Cheryl also has a commercial flock of sheep and a herd of cattle, a working border collie and a very pampered house cat.
Georgina Small RVN BSc (hons)
Georgina Small started working at Scarsdale Vets in 2006 as an auxiliary nurse. She trained at Bottle Green training and qualified in 2010. Before working at Scarsdale, Georgina received her BSc (hons) Degree in Zoology. Georgina is interested in surgical nursing and currently runs exotic pet clinics at Springwood. She has three cats called Loki, Harlequin and Rudderkin, a border terrier called Echo, a rat called Dexter, a 3 legged gerbil called Cedric and a fat-tail gecko called Merlin.
Samantha Lees RVN
Samantha Lees qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2012. She joined Scarsdale Vets in August 2012 after spending 5 years in mixed practice. Samantha is very interested in dog behaviour and training. She currently runs our puppy classes at Scarsdale Vets.
Samantha owns a grey welsh pony called Merlin and a springer cross collie called Sully, whom she likes to practice agility with in her spare time.
Sarah Constable VN
Sarah qualified in 2000 and was a Senior Nurse at a practice until 2004 when she left to have a baby. After having two children she joined Scarsdale Vets on part-time temporary contract in Sept 2010 and was kept on permanently much to her delight.
Sarah has always worked in small animal practice. She has also worked night shifts caring for very sick patients. Her special interest is medical nursing especially feline patients. Sarah has two guinea pigs, three moggies (including two that were signed over at work) and has just received a much longed for Maine Coon kitten as a present for her big birthday.
Serena Cutbill RVN BSc (Hons)
Serena joined Scarsdale in July 2013 after completing her degree in Veterinary Nursing & Practice Management at Harper Adams University. She has been working in veterinary practices since she was fifteen years old, and has spent time whilst training in mixed practice and a small animal practice which specialised in exotics.
Serena has an interest in all things ‘cat’ and will soon be undertaking the ISFM Diploma in Feline Nursing. She was responsible for setting Scarsdale up as a Cat Friendly Clinic and is the Feline Advocate for the practice.
Serena has two guinea pigs called Sprout and Pudding, and adopted a couple of mischievous cats from Cats Protection called Stuart and Edith who like to get up to all sorts of trouble!