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Veterinary Nurses

HEAD NURSE - Louise Reeder RVN

Louise Reeder

I started at Grove Veterinary Centre in July 2000 at the age of 16, not long after finishing school. Having always wanted to work with animals, my work experience placement at a local practice confirmed my wish to become a veterinary nurse.
I undertook 3 years of study at Myerscough Agricultural College and qualified with an NVQ level 3 in Veterinary Nursing in 2003.
The following year I completed my assessors qualification and continued to assist in the training of student nurses until I had my first child in 2011.
I became head nurse of the practice in 2007 and oversea the nursing team day to day, ensuring we are all working to the highest and most up to date standard.
I enjoy all areas of veterinary nursing but mostly medical nursing and inpatient care, particularly the critical care patients- even if that means getting no sleep! Seeing a patient get through a critical period of illness and walk out the door with the owner will always be the best part of the job. I love that no two days are ever the same. Even after 16 years in practice I'm still learning new ways of doing things, one of the many benefits to us being a training centre for student nurses.
Having 2 small children and a husband to look after I don't get much spare time but when we do we like to walk and have picnics, watch films and see family and friends. I currently have 2 elderly cats and we hope to get another family dog in the near future after losing my old boy recently.


Louise Glysen

Louise qualified over 20 years ago after training in a busy referral hospital. Since then her varied career has included time working in small animal practice, exotic referral practice and she has even spent 6 years teaching veterinary nursing on the north coast of Scotland.
In her spare time Louise enjoys spending time outdoors walking, running and cycling or when she's feeling less energetic spending time with her husband Rob riding around the beautiful Derbyshire dales on his motorbike, or with her rescue cat Minnie who loves cuddles when watching TV.


Linda Henson

Linda qualified in South Africa at the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort). She spent many happy years as a vet nurse at the Animal Anti Cruelty League, a busy animal welfare hospital in Johannesburg.
She's worked at Grove since moving to the UK in 2008. Her responsibilities include running the puppy parties, her role as clinical coach to Nic and working weekday evenings on call (as she has an interest in emergency medicine).

Linda is married with 2 young children and Leia their cross breed dog. She enjoy's cycling, walking, camping, in fact anything outdoors, oh and reading.

Rebecca Wilton (Bex) RVN

Bex wilton

Bex became a registered veterinary nurse in November 2008 whilst studying at Harper Adam University College in Shropshire where she achieved her BSc (Hons) degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management.

After graduating Bex worked in Cumbria and North Derbyshire/South Yorkshire before joining the Grove Vets team in March 2010.

Married in 2012, with the arrival of child number one in 2013 and child number two in 2015, Bex’s home life is a constant go! Down time often involves walking her Jack Russell Terrier Teabag in the lovely Peak District countryside.


Nicky crimlis

Nicky is a qualified veterinary nurse and has always had a great passion for animals and their wellbeing. Before beginning her training, Nicky went to University to do a foundation degree in Animal Behaviour & Welfare. Following this she went on to work as a Pet Carer before working at the RSPCA National Control Centre. She then began her nurse training in 2012 and qualified in 2015.

When she’s not at work Nicky enjoys spending time outdoors, horse riding, rock climbing and walking with her Border Collie, Sky.

Emma Waldron RVN

Emma Waldron

As well as taking part in a number of roles expected from a veterinary nurse, Emma is also involved with anaesthetics, phlebotomy, stock control, ordering medications and critical care nursing – an area of veterinary care she particularly enjoys.

When speaking about critical care nursing Emma says, “There’s nothing more satisfying than nursing an animal through an illness and watching them go home”.

At home Emma has a rescued Jack Russell Terrier cross called Roxy and two rescued guinea pigs called Gus and Ken. When she’s not working she likes to walk Roxy (especially at the caravan in Anglesey) and go on holiday abroad.

Ashleigh Parker RVN

Ashleigh Parker

Ashleigh qualified as an RVN in 2014 and started working at Grove Vets in December 2016 after relocating from Kent.
She have an interest in medical nursing as well as diagnostics. she is also a clinical coach who helps train student nurses.

Outside of work, ashleigh likes to travel and often volunteers with wildlife in Africa. She has an interest in extreme weather and goes storm chasing in USA's Tornado Alley. Ashleigh is also a keen walker and likes to walk in the Peak and Lake District.

Jo Fletcher Veterinary Care Assistant

Jo Fletcher

Jo puts her National Diploma in Animal Care to great use every day in practice. Her role is varied and as a result poses new challenges each day – something that Jo loves about her job! From assisting nurse consultations to caring for inpatients and speaking with clients on the phone, Jo enjoys all aspects of her role at Grove Vets.

As well as having two young children at home – who she loves exploring the countryside with – she also has a 16 year old cat with three legs and no tail.

Kate Brown SVN

Kate Brown

Kate is currently studying to become a registered veterinary nurse at Lite Ltd. At the moment, her roles in practice currently involve caring for sick or injured animals, assisting operations and giving advice to pet owners.

Kate has already identified the areas she enjoys most – anaesthesia and surgery, as well as caring for animals and aiding in their recovery.

At home Kate likes walking in the countryside with her boyfriend George and her Yorkshire Terrier Alfie. She also has a cat called Lynn.

Jess Green SVN

Jess Green

Jess is currently studying to become a registered veterinary nurse. Her current day-to-day duties include supporting both the qualified and student nurses, and helping the vets where necessary. From the very beginning of Jess’ career it’s obvious that she has a passion for animal welfare.

At home Jess has a Border Collie called Oscar – who she loves to take on long walks – and two guinea pigs called Batman and Robin. She also likes spending her free time with family and friends.

Jo Evans SVN

Jo Evans