Introducing Our Practice Team 

Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.


Paul Cooper
Paul Cooper
Veterinary Surgeon
MRCVS

Paul Cooper MRCVS and his wife Patience established the practice 31 years ago from a three-room building in Ore village. Paul is the former President and Board member for 10 years of the European Veterinary Dental Society. He has a special interest in ophthalmology and dentistry and he receives dental referrals from other practices in the South east.

Gemma Lawton
Gemma Lawton
Veterinary Surgeon
MRCVS

Gemma Lawton MRCVS joined our practice as a new graduate qualifying in 2008. Gemma has a particular interest in small animal surgery as well as exotics and general medicine.

Lindsay Sissons
Lindsay Sissons
Veterinary Surgeon
MRCVS

Linday Sissons MRCVS has returned to us after a 5 year break. Lindsay is enthusiastic about surgery as well as general medicine. She has a special interest in rabbits, chickens and all types of exotics.

Chris Fisher
Chris Fisher
Veterinary Surgeon
MRCVS

Chris qualified in 2012 and joined our practice in September. He has a special interest in clinical pathology and ophthalmology and makes full use of our in house laboratory.

Donella Beaney
Donella Beaney
Head Veterinary Nurse
VN

Donella Beaney VN is our Head Nurse and has been nursing since 1986. Donella runs our weight watchers clinics and has amazing results.

Debbie Ellis
Debbie Ellis
Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse
VN

Debbie Ellis VN is our Deputy Head Nurse. Debbie started her nursing career with us in 1983, and is in charge of all the stock control and ordering. Debbie has a special interest in radiography.

Cassey Simpson-Foord
Cassey Simpson-Foord
Veterinary Nurse
VN

Cassey Simpson-Foord VN qualified with us in August 2007. Cassey has a special interest in Emergency care and qualified as our Veterinary Nursing Assessor in 2009. She is currently studying for her Diploma in Advanced Veterinay Nursing which she will complete in 2014.

Sara-Jane Wilcox
Sara-Jane Wilcox
Veterinary Nurse
VN

Sara-Jane Wilcox VN joined our practice in April 2000 and is now a part time Veterinary nurse, and is responsible for assisting clients with completing their Insurance Claims.

Kelly Page
Kelly Page
Veterinary Nurse
VN

Kelly Page VN joined our practice in November 2011. Kelly is interested in dentistry and is one of only a few Veterinary nurses that has obtained her Certificate in Veterinary Dentistry. Kelly is currently on maternity leave and will be back with us in September.

Chloe Greenland
Chloe Greenland
Veterinary Nurse
VN

Chloe Greenland qualified as our Veterinary nurse in 2012. Chloe has a special interest in exotics and currently helps to run our successful Puppy Playgroup. Chloe will be starting a certificate in Veterinary Dentistry Nursing in March 2013, which only a few nurses have obtained. This will be particulary useful as she will be able to assist Paul Cooper with his Dental Referrals.

Alice Mardell
Alice Mardell
Veterinary Nurse
VN

Alice Mardell obtained her Veterinary Nurse qualification in 2012. She helps run the successful Puppy Playgroup which is held at the practice on a Wednesday evening. Alice's sunny disposition makes her an asset to our practice.

Maddi Bennett
Maddi Bennett
Veterinary Nurse

Maddi joined our practice in June 2012. She has a special interest in anaesthesia and surgical nursing. Maddi also helps to run our very popular Puppy Playgroup.

April Johns
April Johns
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

April is in her second year of the Veterinary Nursing Degree and is at our practice during her placement. She will complete her degree in 2014.

Becky Kennedy
Becky Kennedy
Reception Team

Becky Kennedy joined our practice in 2004. She is responsible for ordering all of our waiting room stock and assisting with the administration of our Health Plan scheme.

Karen Gurr
Karen Gurr
Reception Team

Karen Gurr joined our practice in 2001 and works during the week as well as some Sundays. Karen is in charge of ordering all our stationary.

Karen Mclean
Karen Mclean
Reception Team

Karen Mclean started as our weekend receptionist in 2006 as well as working many of our evening and day shifts. Karen is very creative and is responsible for all our waiting room displays.

Sue Buffery
Sue Buffery
Reception Team

Sue Buffery is one of our evening receptionists who came back to the practice in 2007. Sue originally worked at the Victoria Avenue surgery where many of you will remember her from. Sue creates our lovely newsletters that many of you enjoy reading.

Clare Ovenden
Clare Ovenden
Reception Team

Clare Ovenden joined our practice in 2010, and can be found working the evenings and most weekends.

Bridget Harding
Bridget Harding
Practice Manager

Bridget Harding joined our practice 18 years ago as a part time receptionist and is now the Practice Manager. She deals with all the administration, account queries and the general day to day running of the practice.

Coopers Veterinary Practice is part of CVS (UK) Limited, a company which owns over 200 veterinary practices in the UK. Company Registration Number 03777473. Registered Office CVS House, Vinces Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4AY.
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