Lizzie Brand RVN
Head Veterianry Nurse and Pet Health Counsellor
Lizzie trained as a nurse in a small animal and equine practice in North Dorset, before moving to Wiltshire to become a senior nurse in a small animal practice, she then relocated to Devon and Seymour Vets in April 2018. Lizzie qualified in 2005 and has a special interest in wound care, a subject in which she holds a BVNA certificate and is on the wound care advisory panel and is a qualified Pet Counsellor. She enjoys leading the team and coaching students as well as running puppy parties and nurse clinics. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding, walking her dog Scrappy and snuggling up with her elderly rescue cat Emba.
Mel Showler CertAVN
Mel joined us in March 2010 after previously gaining a BSc (hons) Degree in Equine Science. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in August 2014 following three years of study at Bicton College. She enjoys emergency nursing and is also a Veterinary Nursing Clinical Coach. Mel owns two Birman cats and a horse. In her spare time she enjoys competing her horse Amber, running, golf and playing for a local hockey team.
Helen Brewster BA (Hons) Dip AVN Cert FN RVN
Helen began her career by studying for an equine studies degree at Warwickshire College, during which time she undertook a placement year at the Royal Veterinary College as an equine veterinary nurse. She enjoyed it so much that once she graduated she worked as an equine veterinary nurse for a large referral hospital in Tewkesbury. Long nights and poor weather soon drove her towards small animal nursing and she qualified as an RVN in 2004. Since then she has further developed her skills in a variety of settings including working in a busy mixed equine/small animal practice, night nursing and locum work. Helen thoroughly enjoys learning and has gained her Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing as well as the Certificate in Feline Nursing. She has worked as a lecturer in veterinary nursing at Hartpury College and loves teaching students and improving standards. Born and bred in Totnes, Helen has moved back to Devon after 20 years in Cheltenham and is loving being back by the seaside! Outside work she is renovating a house with her sister and loves to walk her cocker spaniel cross ‘Sadie the Seal’ who keeps her very active!
Kelly Davey RVN
Kelly qualified in 2010 after studying at Bicton College. Kelly enjoys the range of varied and interesting cases at Seymour Vets. Outside of work Kelly has a dog called Mango, two cats called Kiwi and Percy and some fish. She enjoys running, swimming, shopping and spending time with her little boy and family.
Kirsty Gibbons RVN
Kirsty joined the practice as an Animal Nursing Assistant in November 2012. She has now progressed to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse, following her training at Bicton College. Since the birth of her baby son, Kirsty has returned to working Saturdays and as one of our on-site night nurses. Outside of work she enjoys looking after her Bantams, walking her Collie Cross called Jess and spending time with her family.
Bethany Lane RVN
Bethany Started working at Seymour Vets in 2013, she has since qualified as a registered veterinary nurse and has a diploma in animal management and welfare. She has a special interest in theatre nursing, a subject she is keen to develop. In her spare time Bethany enjoys watching sports, reading and walking her dog Dave. She also has two cats and two tortoises.
Jo Parry RVN
Jo qualified as a registered Veterinary nurse five years ago but has been nursing since 2010. She moved to Devon from Solihull in July 2018, where she also joined the Seymour team working nights. Jo has two horses and one dog. Her hobbies and interests include horse riding, behaviour, rehab and nutrition. In her spare time, Jo is also a self-employed equine sports massage therapist, treating horses, dogs and people.
Yasmin Stoneman Rogers RVN
Yasmin has been working within veterinary practice since 2007 and qualified in 2010 after studying at Bridgewater College. Yasmin joined Seymour vets in 2017 and works within the Preston branch, she has a keen interest in nurse clinics and in particular weight clinics. She enjoys walking her dog Otis with her family in her spare time.
Jo Walker RVN
Jo has worked at Seymour Vets since December 2006 when she joined as a nursing assistant. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in March 2014 after completing her training at Bicton College. Jo is a clinical Coach for student Veterinary Nurses and this is a role she particularly enjoys. She also enjoys dentistry and the care of hospitalised animals. Jo has recently adopted 2 kittens from Animals in Distress called Skittles and Blaze. Outside of work, Jo enjoys spending time with her young son and family.
Beth Lewis RVN
Beth joined the practice in December 2014. She has a national diploma in animal management and a BSc (Hons) degree in animal science, behaviour and welfare. She previously worked as an animal welfare/nursing assistant at Animals in Distress. Outside of work Beth has many animals including horses, reptiles and dogs. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs and horse riding.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Jessica joined the team in August 2015 after completing a science degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare and undertaking a six month work placement at the RSPCA Wildlife Rescue Centre in Taunton. She enjoys the varied role and learning new skills on a daily basis. Outside work she enjoys visiting National Trust Places and taking care of her pets and plants. She has three black cats called Muee, Huage and Sootkins, three mini rex rabbits called Flufflestiltskin, Gypsophelia and Cinnabun and taken on her Grandma's Burmese called Muffin.'
Student Veterinary Nurse
Abi joined our Preston team in 2015 having completed a Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. After two years at our Preston surgery, she joined our team at Totnes. Abi is currently in her first year at Bicton College, training to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Abi has a keen interest in rabbit care and husbandry. At home she has a dog and a house rabbit. She enjoys running and walking with her dog.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Natalie joined the nursing team in October 2017. She has a level two national certificate in animal care and a level two national award in animal nursing. She is currently in her first year at Bicton College studying for her Registered Veterinary Nurse qualification. At home Natalie has two rescue dogs, a Border Terrier called Millie and a Jack Russell called Jigsaw and her four cats! In her spare time she likes to spend time with her partner walking her dogs and also attending car shows.
Patient Care Assistant/Receptionist
Veterinary nursing has been a lifelong ambition for Faye; in May 2016 in order to support her studies she volunteered with us for five weeks. Faye impressed us with her dedication and enthusiasm and agreed to join us full time as Patient Care Assistant. She now divides her time in the practice between caring for the inpatients to helping on Reception. Central to Faye’s nursing is her care and compassion for animals. Outside of work Faye enjoys going to the gym, running and all things craft! She has a French Bulldog called Eric who is a familiar face within the practice and three cats Nellie, Cedric and Cyril.