I graduated from the University of Bristol in July 2000. According to my mother, I had wanted to become a vet since the age of 3! My first veterinary-related job was at P.G. Andre Surgery, Richmond, where I had seen practice since the age of 15 and where I worked as a veterinary nursing assistant before going to university. I completed the IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society) course in veterinary acupuncture in 2001.
After 3 years of working at P.G. Andre as an assistant, I was made manager of Twickenham Veterinary Surgery and went on to buy the surgery in 2008. I ran the surgery with my husband, our Practice Manager Kevin Franklin for ten years before we decided to join a larger group, Independent Vetcare, to drive the surgery forwards. I remained as Clinical Director for almost four years, but stepped down from my role in April 2022, leaving the position in the very capable hands of Adam Bradley.
I feel honoured to have been able to treat the pets of Twickenham and beyond for the last two decades and to have been accepted as part of the fantastic community that we share. I have been incredibly lucky to have led the most amazing team over all my years as Clinical Director and I remain at the surgery part time, mainly doing acupuncture. I look forward to doing what I set out to do when I graduated - to provide the care for my patients that I would want my own pets to receive.
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