Our nurses Emma is the Head Nurse at Milford Veterinary Hospital. Following 4 years of study at Harper Adams University, Emma received a degree in Veterinary Nursing with first class honours in 2015. Since then, Emma has worked in over 30 practices as a locum, ranging from village practices to referral. Emma has a keen interest in rehabilitation for both geriatric and post-surgical patients. Due to this, she is currently studying for a diploma in animal physiotherapy and has gained a certificate in canine sports massage. In her spare time, Emma likes to do charity work, travel and play the flute and piano. Zoe joined us in October 2018 as one of our out-of-hours night nurses and is now our Deputy Head Nurse. She is currently studying for her certificate in Emergency and Critical Care.In her spare time she is training to get her skydiving licence and also enjoys walking her 4 dogs. Gill joined our nursing in 2019. She has been a qualified veterinary nurse for 10 years and is still in love with this profession like it was her very first day. She has worked within veterinary hospitals and referrals so has a wide variety of experience. She has a keen interest in anaesthesia but loves being able to carry out everything within a nursing role with the animals we see every day from nurse consults to cuddles. She has her own Jack Russell at home. Donna qualified as a nurse in 2000 and joined the practice in February 2013. Since then she has worked in a variety of practices and disciplines from general practice to multi-discipline referral. Donna gained her Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy in March 2014 and is a member of the International Association of Animal Therapists. She provides physiotherapy and laser treatment in our pain clinics. In her spare time Donna enjoys travelling all over the world as well as seeing her friends and walking her dogs. Amanda joined the practice in November 2014 as a weekend night nurse where she cares for patients who stay in the hospital. Amanda qualified as a nurse in 2006 and previously worked as a referral night nurse for 7 years dealing with a wide variety of interesting cases. Amanda has recently passed her post graduate nursing certificate in anaesthesia and emergency critical care. Out of work she likes to spend time with her husband and two girls who keep her very busy along with the family pets which consist of 5 chickens and 1 ginger cat called Boots. Helen joined us in 2017. She qualified in 2004 and has worked in local vets doing emergency care since. Helen enjoys the out of hours emergency service and looking after the inpatients, giving them the TLC they need while in hospital. She has a dog, a cat, a horse and 2 children that keep her busy when she is not working. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog and horse riding. (Currently on maternity leave) Nikki qualified in 2013 and has since done her animal behaviour diploma and is currently studying for her advanced nursing degree. Nikki has worked at two referral centres before coming here and enjoys emergency and critical care nursing and medical nursing. She has her own candle making business and has a cat with a complex heart condition that was at a rescue centre for 3 years before going to live with Nikki. In her spare time Nikki loves to go out running if it’s not too cold. Hazel joined the practice in June 2015 and is currently in training to become a qualified veterinary nurse. Hazel has 3 rabbits and a cat called Cassie. In her spare time Hazel enjoys spending time with her friends and likes to play the odd game of badminton. Kat joined the practice in 2018 and is training to be a qualified veterinary nurse. Kat has 2 hamsters, 2 ferrets, 2 cats and a rabbit. Kat has a keen interest in wildlife and helps out at a wildlife rescue centre in Windlesham on Sunday mornings. Her hobbies include arts and crafts, geocaching, travelling and exploring the great outdoors. Hayley joined us in March 2018 as a student veterinary nurse. She has previously worked at a kennels, vets, a zoo and a wildlife hospital. In 2015 she completed a degree in animal behaviour and welfare. When not at work she enjoys attending body combat classes and pet sitting for her family and friends. Nicola joined us in December 2018 as maternity cover on reception before moving into an Animal Nursing Assistant role. She has previous animal experience working in a veterinary practice and within kennels. Nicola enjoys horse riding and walks with her dog Molly and cuddles with her cat Gingey. Rachel joined us as an Animal Nursing Assistant in April 2019. She previously studied for 3 years at Merrist Wood College where she achieved a Diploma in Animal Management. She has done work experience at various places such as zoos, farms, vets and groomers. She has two cats called Sooty and Sweep but has had many more pets in the past, including a bearded dragon. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with friends and family.