Introducing Our Practice Team 

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Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare in a warm & friendly environment.  Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience and up to date training to the practice, looking after your pet in a  friendly and approachable manner. All our Vet Nurses are fully qualified and registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

We have been nominated for Pet Plan Vet Practice of the year in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021


Dr Katy Wragg
Dr Katy Wragg
Clinical Director
BVetMed MRCVS

Katy is the newly appointed Clinical Director after joining us at Greensands in March 2021. Prior to that she was the senior vet at a large veterinary hospital for a number of years so has a wealth of experience. Katy graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2008 and has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and is studying for a certificate in this field. Katy lives locally with her husband and two young children and a cat (soon to be two cats if the stray kitten handed in here has anything to say about it!)

Dr Alice Davies
Dr Alice Davies
Veterinary surgeon
BA VetMB MRCVS

Nominated for Pet Plan Vet of the Year 2021

Alice joined the team in January 2020 having graduated from Cambridge University in 2018 and spending the first 18 months of her career as a small animal vet locally. And what a year it has been! During the Covid pandemic we were required to work in small bubbles and Alice and her small team worked tirelessly to ensure we could provide continuous care for our patients. It is lovely to be back to being one team and working alongside one another properly.

Alice grew up locally in Bedfordshire, she has a French Bulldog called Eric and spends her free time walking or reading.


Athena Jarvis
Athena Jarvis
Practice Manager
RVN

Athena joined us as a part time Vet Nurse a few years ago and is now the Practice Manager. With a husband, twin sons, two dogs and several ducks at home she is more than able to keep the team here running smoothly!

She has been qualified for 19 years so brings a wealth of nursing experience and we are lucky to have her leading the team.

Not only is she super-efficient but she's incredibly artistic and has been responsible for many of our fabulous waiting room displays.


Dr Derek Attride
Dr Derek Attride
Veterinary Surgeon & Director
MA VetMB GPCert (SAP) MRCVS

Derek & Emma have left the practice in September 2021, leaving it in the very capable hands of Katy Wragg and Athena Jarvis. We wish them and the rest of the team every success and we look forward to watching Greensands continue to thrive. Our thanks and very best wishes to all our clients and their pets.

Dr Emma Pillow
Dr Emma Pillow
Veterinary Surgeon & Director
BVetMed MRCVS

Derek & Emma have left the practice in September 2021, leaving it in the very capable hands of Katy Wragg and Athena Jarvis. We wish them and the rest of the team every success and we look forward to watching Greensands continue to thrive. Our thanks and very best wishes to all our clients and their pets.

Heather Grace
Heather Grace
Registered Veterinary Nurse
RVN ISFM AdvCert Feline Behaviour ISFM Cert Feline Nursing

Some of you may remember me from 2010 when I worked as a trainee nurse/ Receptionist here. Since than I have qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse working in a busy Northamptonshire practice and than onto the PDSA. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of these roles but have always wanted to come back to where my Veterinary life first started.

I have a particular interest in animal behaviour and nutrition and plan to continue Nursing clinics specifically in these areas. I recently achieved an advanced certificate in Feline Behaviour (with distinction) having previously passed (with merit) my certificate in Feline Nursing from the International Society for Feline Medicine. I am one of the practices' Cat Advocates and I can help with your cat behaviour problems as well as running senior cat clinics with Emma.

When not working you may see me in my running gear puffing and panting up hills having discovered a love of running during lockdown. Otherwise you are likely to find me eating cake and chocolate - my second favourite pastime.

I have two adorable rescue cats called Gingi and Mischief who are very 'unique' as many Vet Nurse cats are. I hand-reared Mischief and her litter mates after their mother rejected them and still see the other two as they are patients here.


Verity Pattle
Verity Pattle
Registered Vet Nurse
RVN

Verity joined us in 2017 as our new Student Vet Nurse, replacing Ethan who is now fully qualified and part of our team of Registered Vet Nurses.

After studying at the College of Animal Welfare every Tuesday for 2 years and working with us every other day under the supervision of her clinical coach, Heather, Verity qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in August 2019. She is enthusiastic and unfailingly cheerful and we are enjoying having her on the team full time.

A Special Constable before joining us, she hung up her truncheon for the past two years to devote her time to her studies but may pick it up again soon...

She enjoys open water swimming and owns a Springer Spaniel called Oscar so it's lucky she enjoys being busy!


Roisin Gaffney
Roisin Gaffney
Veterinary Nurse
RVN

Ro joined us in November 2020 having worked for the last few years at another local practice. She's had to get stuck in to some really long shifts during the recent lockdowns and she does it all with a smile on her face. We're looking forward to getting to know her better as restrictions are lifted and we can all meet up outside of work!

Sarah Bishop
Sarah Bishop
Receptionist

Sarah will be a familiar face to many of you in the dog-walking fraternity as she walks her labradoodles Honey & Sonny locally. Watch out for her and her hubby on their regular runs as well. She joins us on reception in the afternoons and evenings.

Sarah loves animals, especially guinea pigs, and will make sure everyone visiting the practice (human and animal) gets a warm and friendly welcome.

She has been nominated for Veterinary Receptionist of The Year Awards 2020


Charlotte  Puddephatt
Charlotte Puddephatt
Animal Care Assistant

Charlotte has joined us as our Animal Care Assistant in 2019. Her role is to assist the vets and nurses with their day to day duties, helping to care for your pets. She plays a key role in ensuring their safe recovery from anaesthesia.

Outside of work Charlotte's interests include going on dog walks with her friends, learning new animal facts and spending time with her bunny family (like Verity, she is a mad rabbit lady!)

She is attending night classes in maths with the goal of achieving the grades to allow her to start studying to become a vet nurse but this may be on hold for a while as she leaves us to go on maternity leave at the end of February 2021. We wish her luck and happiness with her new family


Charlotte Doherty
Charlotte Doherty
Receptionist

Charley is our morning receptionist.

Having been reception manager at another veterinary practice prior to joining us she brings a wealth of experience.

More importantly though, she is enthusiastic and friendly and you and your pets will be in safe hands.

Charley has a keen interest in animal welfare, and, being meat and dairy-free, she is introducing us all to some delicious alternatives.

Along with Sarah, Charley has been nominated for the Veterinary Receptionist of the Year Award 2020

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