Our Waltham Forest veterinary team understands how much your pet means to you. Their knowledge and experience ensures that your pet is always in good hands.
Gemma Armstrong RVN C&GCertVNES
Gemma started in practice as a ward assistant in 2007. She completed the Animal Nursing Assistant course and went on to become a qualified nurse in 2012. She joined the team at The Vet in 2016. Gemma has a great interest in exotic species and has passed her certificate in nursing of exotic species. She also has a big soft spot for our feline patients and hopes to complete the ISFM certificate in feline nursing. She is a clinical coach and supports our student vet nurses in their training. Gemma has 3 cats, 3 rabbits and 4 tortoises all of which have been rescued or rehomed. She helps out at South Essex Wildlife Hospital, looking after and rehabilitating wildlife. Gemma loves spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys socialising with the team outside of work with a glass of prosecco!
Anton is a Qualified Veterinary Nurse who truly loves working with animals and brings professional skills into our practice. He graduated in Russia in 2005 and has been working with us since we opened our Waltham Forest branch. Anton mainly focuses on internal medicine and preventative care for pets.
He is a super positive person who makes our team happy and ensures that all pets are comfortable to stay with us. He supports RSPCA SE London and continues his VBM study at the University of Liverpool.
Iain George SVN
Iain has worked in the veterinary industry for 10 years, both in private practice and a charity hospital. Iain is very excited to work at The Vet where he is going to undertake his training to become a Qualified Veterinary Nurse in 2016. Iain is a keen traveller and has backpacked around Australia, India and Vietnam. He misses his rescue animals while he is away, including, two cats called Charlie and Amelia, a very excitable dog called Ed and a tortoise called Shelly.
Nicola is happiest when she is surrounded by animals. In her spare time she volunteers at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary where she helps take care of a variety of different animals and has a big soft spot for pigs! She loves her job at The Vet and is excited to be starting her VCA course to gain skills and hopefully help her progress to nurse training in the future. At home she loves nothing more than cuddling up to her 2 cats Ozzy and Jess who are spoilt rotten!
Since a young age Stevie has always had a keen interest in animals. From the age of 3 she started horse riding lessons and 22 years later she still rides nearly every day. She has a diploma with distinction in Equine Psychology and she currently is studying her GCSE Maths to enable he to later study to become a Veterinary Nurse.
Stevie has many animals including Cody, the boxer (her favourite pet), three hand reared cats, Arniemo, Bertie and Boudica and two horses Belle and Arrow. Together with her partner they have 22 animals!
Lisa is a mum of three (humans) plus a mum to four ginger cats (chewy, Jammie, Maggie and Biggs) and the biggest of all babies her English Mastiff called Tank! When she’s not running around after her extensive household her interests include reading, cooking and tea and biscuits!
Sarah was born in London and has lived there for most her life. She has a 4-year-old daughter, 2 rescue cats and a very naughty main coon called Bear. Her interests include swimming at the Olympic pool and cooking up new recipes in the kitchen Sarah hopes one day to make her dream a reality of becoming a veterinary nurse.
Before Stephanie started working at the vet, her adopted French Bulldog Lulu was a regular at the practise. Despite always being prodded and poked due to reoccurring health problems, Lulu continues to enjoy visiting the Vets and being cared for by the staff. Steph hopes to one day grow her furry family by rehoming more French bulldogs that are in need of some good TLC as they reach their senior years. In her spare time, Steph likes to visit design shows, painting and crafting.