Our team of nurses...

Our registered 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 of our nurses 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 the first point of contact and the team 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.

Alison Parkes

Alison Parkes

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 and dog Rosie a Terrier cross.

Clare Connolly

Clare Connolly

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.

Natasha Tommey

Natasha Tommey

Natasha Tommey qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2015 from the college
of animal welfare in Potters Bar.

She has gained experience working at two other small animal veterinary practices before joining Springwell in 2018.

In 2013 Natasha spent a month volunteering at a veterinary clinic and rescue in Thailand working with street cats and dogs. This experience furthered her passion for animal welfare and veterinary nursing. She lives locally with her Husband and two children.

Her furry children include a chocolate Labrador named Sam, two working cocker spaniels named Willow and Hazel and a rescue cat named Gigi.

Lauren Clark

Lauren Clark

Lauren Clark qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2017 after graduating with a degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management at Harper Adams University.

She completed most of her nurse training and spent her first few years of being an RVN at a busy small animal practice in Buckinghamshire. After spending a few months locum nursing and working in emergency out-of-hours clinics, Lauren joined the Springwell team full-time in February 2021.

Since qualifying, Lauren has completed an NCert in Small Animal Nutrition and is currently working towards a certificate in Anaesthesia nursing. When she isn’t working or studying, Lauren spends most of her time with her crazy Cocker Spaniel Margot!

Amy Kempshall

Amy Kempshall graduated from Harper Adams University in 2015 with a BSC Hons in Animal Behavior. She then worked as a behaviorist alongside her training to become a veterinary nurse.

Due to COVID her training and exams were delayed but she finally qualified as a RVN in 2020 and moved to Buckinhamshire to live with her partner James. They have since gathered quite the menagerie including 3 sheep, several goats, Megan the Collie and most recently since joining Springwell in 2021 a little stray kitten named Hiccup.

They are soon to be welcoming a human baby in to the mix!

Sara-Jane Robertson

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