Our veterinary team at The Vet Nottingham are experienced and knowledgable and with pets of their own, they understand exactly what your pet means to you. Use the calendar icons below to check the availabilty of your vet.
Jessica Podmore DVM CertSAS MRCVS
Jessica graduated from Cordoba in Spain and went on to obtain her PhD in Virology from Hannover in Germany. She initially worked at the Veterinary Faculty in Germany and Switzerland before moving to the UK, where she has gained 20 years’ experience in Small Animal Practice. Jessica is passionate about all aspects of Veterinary Medicine but believes the most important area is to focus on exceptional patient care and outstanding communication. She has achieved her Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and is a keen and skillful surgeon. Jessica grew up on a farm surrounded by horses, cows, dogs, cats, goats, chicken, ducks and pigs and by the age of nine she already knew that she wanted to be a vet. Jessica has a crazy cockerpoo called Paddy, a very handsome lion head bunny called Roy and a pony called Princess (daughter’s), along with the memory of many that have been but no longer are.
Debbie Evanson BVSc MRCVS
Debbie qualified from Liverpool University in 1992, and for the first two years worked in mixed practice treating farm animals, pets and even a few zoo animals such as a camel with an abscess on its hump! The last 20 years have been spent in small animal practice in Nottingham where Debbie has developed a special interest in ultrasonography and soft tissue surgery. When she is not working Debbie spends her spare time at the gym or walking in the peak district, reading and going to the cinema. Debbie’s real passion is world travel to meet first hand all the amazing creatures around the globe; from the Tiger Sanctuary in Thailand, to Whale watching in America, on safari in Africa, and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. Debbie currently doesn’t have any pets of her own but she does sponsor a brown bear cub in a bear orphanage in Canada.
After initially studying social anthropology at the University of Manchester, Florence decided to take the brave decision to realise her childhood dream of becoming a vet. Florence graduated with a veterinary degree in Nottingham in 2016 shortly before joining The Vet, she enjoys all veterinary work but her main interest is in small animal medicine. In her spare time, Florence enjoys reading, travelling and horse-riding – particularly side-saddle! She spent 3 months horse-riding across Mongolia and would love to explore more of the world on horseback. Florence currently has a mad lurcher called Sid who keeps her on her toes, she is also in the search for a the perfect equine companion.
Ines Cabanas Manteca MRCVS
Ines graduated in Santiago de Compostela (Spain). When she finished her degree Ines spent some time working in a stud, mainly in the reproduction area but then realised that what she really enjoyed is small animal medicine. Before she moved to UK, Ines did an internship in a Small Animal Hospital where she explored Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Internal Medicine. In the future Ines would like to specialise in Feline Internal Medicine, because she is a true cat lover. In her spare time Ines likes to return to Spain to see her three babies: a crazy dog, Tango, a grumpy cat, Kendra and a lovely Horse named Washington… soon she would like to bring them all here!
Holly was born in Hong Kong and moved to the UK with her family when she began studying veterinary medicine at the University of Nottingham. She graduated in 2012, after which she carried out a rotating internship at a veterinary hospital in Derby, where she explored various areas of small animal medicine and surgery. She has developed an interest in imaging, anaesthesia and soft tissue surgery. In her spare time Holly enjoys staying active and especially enjoys walking and meeting with friends. She currently has a naughty little black cat who likes to stalk inanimate objects.
Nicky graduated as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University in 1997 and has since gained 20 years’ experience in small animal practice. After qualifying as a vet, she initially worked in a mixed practice hospital for 3 years, looking after small animals as well as cattle and horses, before concentrating solely on small animals. During her travels, Nicky worked in small animal practice in Australia and New Zealand and had the opportunity to treat baboons, lions and leopards whilst travelling in Africa. Nicky returned to the UK to work in small animal practice in the Nottingham area in 2002 and has continued to develop her interest in small animal medicine by undertaking further study and passing her Post Graduate certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2016. Nicky is now studying towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Diagnostic imaging. Out of work, Nicky is kept busy by her two children and their cheeky ponies, as well as her adorable little cat called Basil.
Silvia De Paoli
Silvia graduated in Bologna, Italy, and before graduation she did a three-month Internship in Ludwig Maximillian’s University in Munich, Germany, in which she did rota shifts in anaesthesia, soft tissue and ortho surgery, internal medicine and radiology. After graduation Silvia did an Internship in a clinic in Italy and worked there till she made the decision to move to the UK to live and work! During her working life she has gained a keen interest in surgery, and would like to specialise in this one day. At home in Italy Silvia has two crazy boxer dogs called Olivia and Tazio, that she misses so much, and hopes she will have a dog here in the UK in the future, because life is so hard without animals! In her spare time she likes outdoor sports and walks in nature, as well as more “quiet” activities such as reading and watching films and TV series!
Stacey Seafield RVN
Becoming a veterinary nurse has always been a dream career of Stacey’s. She qualified in 2013 and has enjoyed experiencing all aspects of nursing, finding a particular interest in surgical nursing. During her time as a nurse, she has taken on three very special but spoilt cats. This has led to a particular interest in all things feline. Stacey has recently completed the ISFM certificate in feline nursing which has developed and furthered her knowledge in all areas of feline nursing including how to reduce and prevent stress both at home and within the practice.
Stephanie Wheatley RVN
Stephanie has always loved animals and since leaving school she has completed a diploma in Animal Management and a degree in Zoo Biology. She qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2016. Since training to be a veterinary nurse she has rescued 2 cats, a dog and a Chinese fire bellied newt. She also owns a horse. In her spare time, she enjoys horse riding and going running with her dog, Ozzy.
Melissa Jackson RVN
Melissa qualified with an Fdsc in Veterinary Nursing in 2016. She has always wanted to be a veterinary nurse and is especially interested in the surgical side to nursing, particularly orthopaedic surgery. She also has a keen interest in physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. Melissa currently has a Guinea Pig, a rabbit, a cat, 2 dogs and 2 horses as family pets. Outside of work Melissa enjoys horse riding and is also a member of a brass band.
Christina Wong RVN
Christina qualified in 2009 via the RVC’s foundation degree where she attended placements at a variety of practices. After bouncing about for placements she settled down in a practice in Middlesex for seven years before moving away from the hustle and bustle to join the Nottingham team. Christina enjoy all aspects of nursing and cannot think of any other career that she would want to do; she has a particular interest in physiotherapy. At home Christina has a mischievous rabbit with a wonky leg who has been her companion for six years.
Charlotte Maxwell RVN
Charlotte studied and completed a 3 year foundation degree in veterinary nursing with Applied Animal Behaviour in Cambridge. She then moved straight home after completion and into her first nursing job. Charlotte wanted to continually learn and develop in her career by learning from others and being the best nurse she can be. She enjoys all aspects of being a veterinary nurse but especially theatre work due to the fast dynamic, unpredictable atmosphere. At home, Charlotte likes to attend Leicester City FC home matches as she was originally from Leicestershire and still supports them.
Amber Pickworth RVN
Amber graduated from Anglia Ruskin university in 2016 with a degree in veterinary nursing and applied animal behaviour. After graduating she took on an out of hours role at a 24 hour veterinary hospital where she got to experience many things that help her in her work on a day to day basis. Amber takes a lot of pride in her work however the most important thing in her life is her rescue hound Gus, who came to her 4 years ago from Greece. He was on his last chance due to his mischievous behaviour, never being one to step down from a challenge, she took it all in her stride and has grown to become a very loving family dog.
Sue Williams SVN
Sue has loved animals all her life and has always been passionate about their welfare. From a very young age she owned several rabbits and has gone on to have cats, dogs, guinea pigs, gerbils, rats and horses as well. Until getting this job Sue volunteered at a local animal sanctuary and loved caring for all the animals. She hopes one day to fulfil her dream and be able to train to become a qualified veterinary nurse and is very excited to be working in a veterinary environment. At home Sue has a beautiful Weimaraner, Labrador cross called Nixie and a mischievous but very lovable rabbit called Herbie. In her spare time Sue enjoys being outdoors, gardening (pretty unsuccessfully), running and reading but loves nothing more than taking Nixie for long walks.
Toyah grew up from a very young age handling her family-owned exotics pet and quickly developed a passion for animal welfare, especially in reptiles. Having studied animal care and gaining experience in animal based environments, she is delighted to be studying veterinary nursing and developing her knowledge. Toyah doesn’t currently own any reptiles as she has a Labrador cross named Vinnie who she adores and spoils very much!
Rachel has always had a love for animals, shown by her monthly donation to Cats Protection & owning pets since an early age. She suspects this comes from her claim to fame of being a (very!) distant relative of Sir David Attenborough! Following completing her bachelors degree in her other area of interest, sport & exercise science, and working in the field since graduating in 2014, Rachel decided that this was not the industry she wanted to pursue a career in and sort after a route in Veterinary Nursing. This was reinforced when she was lucky enough to spend 2 weeks in Africa in 2015, including going on safari in the Maasai Mara. Rachel is very happy to be working at The Vet and looks forward to her future development in the field. In her spare time she helps look after her Aunt & Uncle’s two Golden Labs, Harley & Rosie. Aside from animals, her interests include running, reading, and going to the theatre. Rachel currently owns 1 mischievous black & white cat called Evie and another one named Nala, having previously owned 2 cats, 3 rabbits, several fish and a hamster.
Animals have always been a huge part of Heather’s life from an early age, always having dogs in the family. She currently has 5 dogs Ruby, Oakley, Mali, Mildred, and Heidi, she also has two cats Fat Stevie and Nigella the ginger Ninja. Aside from her animals Heather’s interest include, reading, socialising and F1.
Rebecca has always had a love for animals, which led her to obtain a diploma in animal management. Rebecca’s especially passionate about the welfare of animals and in the past volunteered at a Cats Protection adoption centre and gained even more confidence being hands on with all the cats. In her spare time Rebecca enjoys walking outdoors and being at one with nature. In addition, Rebecca has previously owned hamster and rabbits but currently has no pets at the minute. Her dream pet would be a cat because their personality is very relatable to humans, plus their very cute! Rebecca is very proud to call herself part of The Vet team and looks forwards to learning more about animals everyday.
Working for The Vet Nottingham has truly become a dream come true for Emma as she loves working with people and animals. Growing up she has always had pets in her house and at one point she had 22 pets that included Rats, Rabbits and a Chinchilla (to name a few). Emma’s best friend is her 7 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Bobby (pictured). She adopted Bobby when he was 5 years old and they have been inseparable ever since, everyday when she comes home from work Bobby is sat waiting for her at the front door. In her spare time Emma really enjoys colouring, she loves it so much that she created a blog dedicated to it!
Rebecca is currently studying Veterinary Nursing at Nottingham Trent. She decided she wanted to be a Veterinary Nurse after living in Australia for a year and a half and would eventually like to go to Africa to work with Elephants. She also has an extended diploma in animal care and animal management and has previously volunteered at vets and kennels, expanding her knowledge in animal care. In her spare time, she likes going to concerts, listening to music, walking her dog and spending time with friends. Rebecca only has the one dog who is a German Shepherd called Skye, who’s 1 and a half years old (the pup in her picture).
After working in the finance sector for 7 years, Suzanne decided that a change of career was in order and pursued a career in animal care. She has loved animals since she was a child, having owned everything from horses to hamsters. Suzanne currently owns 3 trouble making bunnies, Luna, Meeko and Pipkin. Besides animals her interests include reading, socialising with friends and going to the theatre. She is very excited to be working at The Vet and looks forward to developing her career and knowledge of animal care.
Ellie is a student veterinary nurse in her final year at Nottingham Trent University. She has always wanted to be a veterinary nurse from a very young age and has previously worked in first opinion practices, a referral veterinary centre and a small veterinary hospital where she did the majority of her work placement and completed her NPL. Ellie has a love for small furries, especially hamsters! She currently has three at home; Archie, Peach and Whiskey. Whiskey (in photo) was brought into her previous practice by a member of the public who found her rolling around in her ball on the street so Ellie rescued her that same day. After she qualifies, Ellie intends on doing a course in emergency & critical care and exotics.
Giulia graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon in Milan, Italy, and decided to look for a job in England straight away. Before graduating, she had a 1 year training experience in Anaesthesiology, where she gained a great interest in this branch of the Veterinary Medicine. Back in her home town in Italy, Giulia I has a lovely dog whose name would be translated to “Meatball”, and 4 grumpy cats who love bringing their catches home. In her spare time Giulia enjoys travelling, reading, and walking in parks – at least when it’s sunny!