Alison Parkes began her nursing training in a busy mixed veterinary practice in 1990 and has since furthered her experience by working in 2 other small animal practices. She joined Springwell in January 2001. Alison lives with her husband, son and numerous pets - Rosie a Terrier cross, 3 rats called Clarkson, Hammond and May, and Lucy, the rescue rabbit.
Our team of nurses...
Three full-time nurses are responsible for the healthcare of animals presented to the surgery. They are able to offer a full range of diagnosis and treatment for all common companion animal species.
All are fully qualified and have a high level of expertise in caring for domestic species, with over 30 years' experience of small-animal nursing between them. Reception is run by a team of two full-time and two part-time members. As a first point of contact they are able to offer advice on when an appointment with a vet is needed, as well as being able to answer many day-to-day questions regarding routine healthcare.
Natasha Lovette joined Springwell Veterinary Surgery in June 2013 and recently qualified in January 2013 from the Royal college of veterinary surgeons after 4 years of training. She has a cocker spaniel cross bichon friese called Eddie and a ginger cat called Ollie. Outside of work Natasha's hobbies include; craft, walking, socialising with friends and listening to music. Natasha is particularly interested in neonatal and emergency care as well as inpatient care, laboratory work and is currently working towards an SQP qualification which will help widen her knowledge of medications for animals.
Clare Connolly began her nurse training in a busy mixed practice in 1988 and qualified in 1991. After a period of travel she worked in a mixed practice in Somerset and Luton before joining Springwell in 1993. Clare lives in Aylesbury with her husband, 2 daughters and Alan the Pug.
Nadia Bailey qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1998 and came to work at Springwell that same year. Nadia left us in 2003 to join a veterinary pharmaceutical company, where she still works full time. Lucky for us though Nadia stayed on to work as a weekend locum nurse. Nadia lives in Leighton Buzzard with her dog Jazz.