Astonlee Staff Team
Bill, Clinical Director
Bill is our Clinical Director who has recently joined Astonlee. Bill has previously worked in a busy 24-hour veterinary hospital, and has a strong interest in internal medicine and clinical pathology. Bill loves solving clinical problems, and getting to know his clients and patients. Outside of work Bill enjoys gaming, woodwork / joinery, and puzzle solving.
Katie, Vet Surgeon
Katie graduated University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland in 2017. She spent the last semester of her studies on Erasmus exchange in Naples, Italy. Moving to UK has always been her dream and she made it true in February 2020 when she joined our team here at Astonlee. She finds experiencing improvement in her patients extremely rewarding. Her special interest lay in internal medicine and imaging. She graduated from music school in violin and self-taught playing guitar so outside of work, music is a big part of her life, she enjoys concerts and music festivals. In her free time, she likes to travel and explore new places. She has a cat Tofik back in Poland whom she misses dearly.
Abi, Vet Surgeon
Abi qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2018 and joined the team at Astonlee in January 2022. She is particularly interested in oncology and behaviour. Outside of work Abi loves spending time with her three rescue guinea pigs, Peppercorn, Dandelion and Willow and attempts various craft projects including cross stitch, felting and painting.
Simone, Head Nurse
Sim joined Astonlee in 2000 and qualified in 2004, before becoming Head Nurse in 2005. She completed the Advanced Diploma in Small Animal Nursing in 2013. She raises a lot of funds for charity with her horse Chester by completing sponsered rides in her spare time. She likes variety in her work, with a range of interests including ferrets, surgical and medical care.
Clare, RVN and Training Co-ordinator
Clare joined Astonlee in 2020 and qualified in 2012. She has previous experience in referral and exotic nursing and is a clinical coach here at Astonlee. Clare is a fan of all things cats, and is currently studying for her ISFM Diploma in Feline Nursing. She completed her Oral health certificate in February 2021. Clare also has a keen interest in anaesthesia. Clare has two cats of her own, Arnie and Oreo who she enjoys spending time with outside of work.
Rachel, Vet Nurse
Rachel joined in 2008 as an Animal Care Assistant, before joining the nurse team in 2010. She qualified in 2013 before becoming a clinical coach to help with the training of future Vet Nurses. She has particular interests in dental care and rabbit nursing. Rachel has a dog called Penny, cat called Sheldon and a tortoise called Leonard.
Shellie qualified in 2014 at Astonlee and then moved on to gain experience at several other practices including out of hours. Shellie’s main interests are in medical nursing, laboratory work and she enjoys consulting. She left full time nursing in 2018 to have her daughter and is very happy to have re-joined the team at Astonlee part time.
Hannah, Student Vet Nurse
Hannah joined the Astonlee team in 2019 and is studying towards becoming a RVN. She has a cockapoo called Mila and a cat called Willow at home. In her spare time she enjoys travelling and seeing friends and family.
Ellie, Student Vet Nurse
Daisy, Patient Care Assistant
Daisy joined the Astonlee team in June 2021 and is enjoying her role as a Patient Care Assistant. Making sure the animals are comfortable and relaxed while in our care brings her great joy. Daisy has studied Animal Welfare and Management at college. Daisy has always loved being around animals and was lucky enough to have had lots of pets growing up too
Rebecca is currently studying Level 3 Animal Management at Moulton College, having already completed Level 2 in Animal Welfare. She is interested in genetic disorders associated with certain breeds of dog. In her spare time she spends time with her pets, she has 2 dogs called Bella and Pepper, and 3 cats called Tinker, Charlie and Arya. She enjoys swimming, reading and socialising.
Yvonne joined Astonlee in 2011. She had no previous experience of animal care, however she has enjoyed learning about animal welfare and the running of a Vet practice. She has made a lot of friends during her time here at Astonlee. In her spare time she enjoys camping, holidays, swimming, reading and socialising with friends.
Jeni first registered at Astonlee in 1997 with Layla, her Blue Merle Border Collie. Since then she has had other pets and pictured here is Gus, who is now 11 and a half and a special part of the family. She started working at Astonlee in 2017 on Reception and has made lots of new friends in the team. Jeni enjoys speaking to our clients and getting to know their pets, she finds it it very rewarding.
Ella has recently joined the Astonlee team in February 2022 and is enjoying learning and experiencing new things every day. Ella says she feels so lucky to be able to meet so many beautiful pets every day. Ella has always had a passion for animals and loves spending as much time as she possibly can with them. Ella has her own dog at home called Daisy who is nearly 6 years old now. Ella would love to go on to do a degree in animal sciences or veterinary nursing soon.
Amelia joined the Astonlee team in June 2021 and hopes to continue on within the practice to eventually join the nurse team to begin student nursing. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her pets, she has 4 pugs called Coco, Nelly, Tinkerbell and Polly. She also enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her friends and family.
Zoe, Practice Manager
Zoe has been part of the Astonlee team since November 2017 working in both Administration and Reception. Zoe then became the Practice Manager in December 2021 and thoroughly enjoys managing the day to day running of the practice, working alongside and supporting the whole team to ensure that we can provide the best possible care to our clients and their pets. At home she has lots of pets including dogs, a cat, parrots, guinea pigs and a tortoise. In her spare time, Zoe loves spending time with her family, friends and her pets, teaching her dogs new tricks and teaching her parrot new words.