Jeremy Bodian BVSc BSAVA PGCertSAS (Distinction) MRCVS RCVS Recognised Advanced Veterinary Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery, GPAdvCert (SAOS)
Jeremy qualified from the University of Bristol in 2008. He started work with Eastfield in 2011 where he met and married one of our nurses, Sarah. Jeremy has since completed the BSAVA Certificate in Small Animal Surgery. Not happy with one one certificate, Jeremy has recently completed the General Practitioner Advanced Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery GPAdvCert (SAOS). As well as orthopaedics, Jeremy has a keen interest in 'keyhole' surgery. Jeremy rejoined the Eastfield family in 2017 as our Surgical Director after a short period of time working for charity. Outside work, Jeremy enjoys mountain biking and keeping up to date with modern treatments.
Catherine Horton BVSc MRCVS
Senior Veterinary Surgeon
Cath qualified in 1996 from Liverpool University and joined the team in October 2020 as senior vet. Cath is in the process of studying for an MSc in Behaviour and has a special interest in how pain impacts on behaviour problems in dogs. She is also interested in small animal medicine and dermatology. In her spare time Cath is learning to play the saxophone and enjoys drawing, painting and taking her 2 dogs, Keela and Lottie, for long walks in the Wolds.
Magda Jarek-Ksiazczyk MRCVS GPCert (SAM)
Magda graduated from the Unversity of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland) in 2005. She has been with Eastfield Vets since 2010. Her special interest is in small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging (especially ultrasound). In 2013 Magda gained her General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Medicine (GPCert (SAM)). She is also a busy mum to two little cheeky monkeys Antoni and Anna. In her spare time she loves walking in mountains and reading books.
Paula Martin BVMS MRCVS
Paula graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1996 and has been with Eastfield Vets since 2001. She now works part-time at the Cleethorpes branch. Her hobbies include walking with her chocolate Labrador 'Wispa'. Paula also has two guinea-pigs and a cat, 'Willow'.
Claire Applewhite BVSc MRCVS
Claire qualified from Liverpool University in 2010 and joined Eastfield part-time in September 2017. She has a particular interest in feline medicine, especially geriatric care, and looks forward to helping the practice achieve 'ISFM Cat Friendly Status'. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and training her young horse.
Iulia Mut MRCVS
Iulia qualified in Romania in 2018 and joined the practice in June 2019 as an intern and is now an integral part of the veterinary team. Originally from Romania, Iulia is enjoying life in Lincolnshire. Iulia has recently become an OV (official vet) so that she can help with exports and AHC's for pets going abroad. Iulia has a special interest in dentistry. In her spare time Iulia enjoys travelling and going for long walks,
Adam Slavicek MVDr MRCVS
Adam graduated in 2018 at Brno, Czech Republic and joined the Eastfield team in early 2020. Before moving to UK, Adam gained experience practicing in Czechia and USA. Adam has a keen interest in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, and is currently studying towards a Certificate in this field. In his spare time enjoys outdoor activities such as climbing, fishing and walks with his partner and their four-legged buddy Oli (pictured here with Adam).
Laura O’Sullivan MVDr MRCVS
A steadfast rum enthusiast, Laura joined Eastfield in early 2020. Her professional interest lies in wildlife care and dermatology. In her free time Laura enjoys watching Dr. Who and Star Trek with her pudgy dog Sam (pictured with Laura). Laura has recently started learning how to hang upside down on a hoop during aerial training, and is hoping to be able to get back to this very soon.
Richard Larkin MRCVS
Richard qualified from Liverpool University in 2000 and has lived and worked in Lincolnshire for the last 15 years. For the last five years Richard has been Clinical Lead in a large veterinary charity hospital and senior veterinary surgeon in a large small animal practice. Richard has a particular interest in all aspects of small animal medicine and he especially enjoys meeting clients in consults and building strong relationships based on excellent communication with clients.
Richard is married with two young children and when not ferrying around the children he loves hillwalking, golf, following horse racing and spending time with Lola his Border Terrier.
Alison Young Dip AVN (sa) RVN
Alison joined the practice in 1999 as a Veterinary Nurse and became Theatre Manager then Clinical Manager before taking over as Practice Manager in January 2021 after the previous Practice Manager retired. Alison gained her Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing in 2012 specialising in surgery and theatre management. She is currently studying for her Veterinary Nurse Leadership Award. Alison has one grown up son, Matty. Alison has 3 cats at home Elwood (Woody) who is 7 years old, Jake who moved in last year and Larry who was rehomed from the Ark. Alison is pictured here with Mouse, the practice cat, who lives with us in the flat. you will see Mouse featured in a lot of photos!
Deputy Practice Manager
Following a career in education, Sharon joined the team in 2018 to help support the management of the practice. Sharon's role encompasses HR and payroll as well as general management duties. In her spare time Sharon loves to visit art galleries as well as going to the theatre and cinema. Sharon also likes to sample the varying vegetarian breakfasts offered locally.
Reception Team Leader
Karen joined the team in 2017 and works fulltime mainly at the Cleethorpes clinic as Practice Coordinator. She is married with one young son and 2 cats, Charlie & Lola. Her hobbies are catching up with family & friends and travelling as much as possible. Karen also has a penchant for cleaning at midnight, flavoured gin, flavoured tonic & a good smooth glass of red wine with the odd bar of chocolate thrown in regularly!
Clare Pennell RVN
Clare joined the Eastfield family in 2008. She has 2 labradors, Bob, who is black and recently become a father and Benny, who Clare rescued after his owner became ill. Clare has a special interest in cats and is one of our Cat Advocates for ISFM Cat Friendly Clinics. She has just started the ISFM certificate in feline medicine.
Serena Mckintosh RVN
Senior Veterinary Nurse
Serena joined the Eastfield family in 2018 and recently became senior clinic and pharmacy nurse and enjoys her new role. She is also a clinical coach to our student nurses and loves this part of her role. Serena has had a lifelong passion for animals and considers herself fortunate to be able to start her veterinary career in 2009. Serena enjoys all aspect of veterinary nursing but is particularly interested in medical nursing, nurse clinics, laboratory diagnostics and feline medicine and behaviour. Outside of work Serena loves spending time with her 2 dogs, Freya and Wilma, and her 2 cats Phil and Wesley. Serena is also a keen ornithologist and has a passion for playing and writing music
Amy Stannard RVN
Senior Veterinary Nurse
Amy joined the Eastfield team in 2015 as a student veterinary nurse and qualified in 2018. She has a keen interest in anaesthesia and surgical nursing, and is currently studying for an Advanced Nursing qualification. Amy is one of our clinical coaches and is passionate about helping student nurses on their journey to becoming registered nurses. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her pets. This includes doing agility with her staffy cross Lexi, attending conformation shows with her Lhasa Apso Jet and competing in grooming competitions with her Bedlington terrier Eddie. Amy is also a foster carer for a Jack Russell called Barney, he is a diabetic dog that needed help getting his condition stabilised. He is currently doing very well and has settled into life with Amy perfectly. Amy also has a cat Bailey who is pictured here with her.
Evie Holden RVN
Senior Veterinary Nurse
Evie joined Eastfield in 2015 as an evening cleaner and progressed to training as a Veterinary Nurse in 2017, qualifying in 2019. Evie has recently become senior theatre nurse which is her main area of interest. Evie is also one of our clinical coaches and enjoys helping our students with their studies. Evie hopes to continue her development with more courses but at the moment is happy spending time with her 8 dogs and 5 cats!. She says her house is very busy but she wouldn't change it for the world!
Julie Brewer RVN Dip AVN Animal Behaviourist
Julie qualified as Registered Veterinary Nurse in 1990 and gained Advanced Veterinary Nursing qualification in 1995 and worked in Veterinary Referral Practice for 5 years. She joined the Eastfield family in 2000. Julie has a special interest in behaviour and gained her Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training in 2014 and went on to complete her Msc in Clinical Animal Behaviour in 2020. Julie now runs dog training classes and consults on animal behaviour issues. She is happily labelled as an animal geek and shares her life with 3 dogs, 5 chickens and freely admits that she puts their care above her own.
Nadine Chapman RVN
Nadine was the first RVN to qualify at Eastfield 30 years ago and she has seen a lot of changes since she first started! Nadine has worked at several other practices around the country both large (think James Herriot!) and small animal, gaining lots of experience along the way. Nadine also had the privilege to be a seal nurse for 3 years, rearing and releasing orphaned pups and nursing injured seals back to health prior to releasing. It was an amazing experience for Nadine and one she will never forget. Nadine returned to the Eastfield family in 2004 and is now settled with her son, William, who keeps her on her toes! In her spare time she loves walking, reading, gardening, a trip to the cinema for a good movie and good food with good company.
Liz Ward RVN
Liz came to Eastfield to do work experience in May 1990 and never left! Liz now works part time primarily at the Cleethorpes branch, after having her 3 children, Fred, Nancy and Hester. Her favourite part of the job is doing nursing clinics as it is a chance to chat to and get to know the clients and their pets. At home Liz has 2 dogs, a Deerhound Lurcher named Morag and a chihuahua cross called Claire and a delinquent cat, Duncan, who rules the roost.
Julia Butler RVN
Julia has been part of the Eastfield family since 2001 and says she loves being part of the team. Julia has 3 children and a chocolate Labrador, Roly Mo, pictured here with Julia and she also has 2 cheeky guinea pigs, which all keep her busy when she is not at work. When not at work Julia loves spending time with her family and escaping for adventures in their caravan. Julia also likes running which some say is 'to burn off the crazy!'
Sarah Bodian RVN
Sarah joined the Eastfield family in 2006, initially working as a kennel assistant. A year later she started her training to become an RVN and qualified in 2009. Sarah especially enjoys nurse clinics and medical nursing. Sarah has two children and in her spare time she enjoys long dog walks in the woods with Clause, their beagle (pictured with Sarah), and Bee, their young bouncy boxer. Sarah also enjoys horse riding when time allows.
Johanne North RVN
Jo qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in August 2002 and joined Eastfield in December 2013. Jo enjoys all aspect of veterinary nursing but has a keen interest in nurse clinics and medical nursing. She is Currently based at our Cleethorpes branch. In her spare time she enjoys going to the Gym, swimming, walking and family days out with her husband and 3 boys.
Laura King RVN
Laura graduated from Harper Adams University in 2011 where she met her husband and joined the Eastfield team in 2012. After 2 weeks working at Eastfield Laura adopted Alfie, her Jack Russell Terrier (pictured her with Laura) and later Nellie and Biscuit, her two cats. Laura and her husband have 3 children, Jacob, James and Grace and they also have 5 chickens and one guinea pig. Laura admits that her household is pretty hectic but she loves it! Her main areas of interest are theatre nursing and inpatient care. Laura has always had a love of animals since a very young age and always knew that veterinary nursing was the profession for her,.
Abbie Kirk RVN
Abbie joined the team in 2017 as a qualified nurse and has a special interest in exotics and hopes to progress with CPD in exotics this year. Abbie has so far rescued 9 guinea pigs! Abbie has also adopted 2 cats from Eastfield who are called Percy and Henry. In her spare tie Abbie likes to spend time with her partner and 2 children, George and Emilia, and looking after her animals.
Claire Barley RVN Cert VN ECC
Claire qualified as an RVN in 2016 and after a short break to travel to Africa to work with elephants and lions, joined Eastfield in 2017. Claire has recently completed her Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care. Claire has 2 rescue cats at home, Ava and Nellie, and enjoys days out which sets her heart racing as well as sitting at home with a good book.
Lauren Spittle RVN
Lauren qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2018 and joined Eastfield shortly afterwards. She lives at home with her crazy Springer Spaniel Pippa (pictured with Lauren). Laurens main interests are medical nursing and nurse clinics. She also loves dentals. In her spare time Lauren loves walking with Pippa, reading and running. Lauren plans to run the Race for Life 5K in September 2021.
Sophie Smith RVN
Sophie joined the Eastfield family in 2017 as a student nurse whilst completing her studies at Nottingham Trent University. Sophie qualified in July 2020 and joined the team permanently then. Sophie is loving being a qualified nurse and enjoys a mixture of medical and surgical nursing and she also enjoys nursing clinics. Sophie is also a clinical coach, helping student nurses in their quest to be a veterinary nurse. Outside of work Sophie enjoys playing netball, running and riding her horse, Rosie.
Heather Burchnall RVN
Heather started her veterinary career as a kennel maid before being offered the opportunity to train to become an RVN, qualifying in 2019. Heather had always dreamed of becoming a Veterinary Nurse. Heather joined the Eastfield team in January 2021 and is excited about starting her ISFM certificate in Feline Nursing in September. Heather especially loves medical nursing, especially with felines. At home Heather is a keen gardener and shares her home with 2 cats, Pringle and Piper. Heather also travels and supports her husband motorbike racing when time allows.
Charlee Langmaid RVN
Charlee graduated as an RVN from Nottingham Trent University in July 2020 and joined the Eastfield family in March 2021. Charlee has dreamed of being a vet nurse ever since she was young. Her special interest is medical nursing especially with cats and wildlife. Outside of work Charlee loves to read, travel and spend time with her 2 rescue cats Buddy and Etta.
Siobhan Drew SVN
Student Veterinary Nurse
Siobhan joined the Eastfield family in 2016 as a qualified ANA. In 2018 she was lucky enough to begin her journey to becoming a fully registered Veterinary nurse and is currently in her final year of study. Siobhan thoroughly enjoys all aspects of nursing but in particular nursing clinics, in-patient care and canine medicine and behaviour. Siobhan spends her spare time on long walks with her rescue dog Max (pictured with Siobhan) and also likes to keep fit, baking, meditation, shopping and all things fashion.
Trudy Rogers SVN
Student Veterinary Nurse
Trudy joined the Eastfield family in 2019 and is in her final year of study to become a qualified veterinary nurse at College of Animal Welfare in Leeds. Trudy has a 4 year old Whippet, named Floyd, and a 5 year old Greyhound, called Rue, and loves horses and all riding disciplines. Trudy likes all areas of first opinion practice and thoroughly enjoys her role and is happy that she decided to take the leap into a totally different career at 30 in order to achieve her dream.
Harriet Chester SVN
Student Veterinary Nurse
Harriet started at Eastfield in October 2020 and started training to be a veterinary nurse in January 2021 with College of Animal Welfare. Her favourite area is ward and she loves caring for the patients whilst they spend time with us. Harriet has a Labrador called Frankie (pictured with Harriet), a cat called Percy and 2 rabbits, Betty and Bertie. Harriet has always had a huge love of animals and it has always been her dream to become a veterinary nurse. In her spare time Harriet enjoys horse riding, spending time with her pets and long dog walks.
Katie Wilson SVN
Student Veterinary Nurse
Katie joined Eastfield in January 2020 as a student veterinary nurse to complete her studies with Middlesex University (and College of Animal Welfare) to attain her dream of become a qualified nurse. She has always had an affection for animals since a young age! One day Katie hopes to be able to own her very own Golden Retriever - as they are her favourite breed of dog! In her spare time Katie enjoys going for long walks, doing home workouts and horse riding.
Sophie Colbrook SVN
Student Veterinary Nurse
Sophie qualified as an ANA in 2020 then started her level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in September 2020 with College of Animal Welfare in Leeds. Sophie joined Eastfield in February 2021 to complete the work based part of her course. Sophie is finally pursuing her dream to become a veterinary nurse and to work with animals (whilst conquering her fear of birds!) Sophie has an 8 year old Pug named Phoebe and a crested gecko called Dino. In her spare time Sophie enjoys shopping, going out for brunch with her friends and doing puzzles.
Jodie Punshon ANA
Animal Nursing Assistant
Jodie joined the Eastfield family in 2017 as an evening cleaner but was soon given the opportunity to become an Animal Nursing Assistant and slowly started the progression to her ultimate goal of becoming an RVN. Jodie says she had not realised how much she loved working with animals until she started to work at Eastfield. Outside of work Jodie spends most of her time with her partner and 2 children (Ruby and Freddie), walking their chocolate Labrador Rolo (pictured here with Jodie) or looking after their green amazon parrot and 3 rescue cats.
Donna studied at Grimsby College in 2006, completing a National Diploma in Animal Management. During this time Donna completed work experience with Eastfield and joined the team in 2011 as Kennel Assistant. Donna has wanted to work with animals since she was a child. In her spare time Donna enjoys spending time with her fiancé and daughter Amie, socialising with friends and watching a good film.
Amanda joined the Eastfield family in 2004 as a receptionist and now is a senior member of the administration team and her main role involves processing all the insurance claims.
Over the years Amanda has rescued and fostered several dogs, a cat and a guinea pig and she has always been a keen supporter of the local Rescue Centre "The Ark", where many of her rescue dogs have come from. Currently Amanda has 2 rescue dogs, Winnie, (pictured with Amanda) the blind one who still lives life to the full regardless of having no eyes, and Bear, the crazy one who fits so well within our family home.
Tina joined the Eastfield team in December 2019, just before lockdown, as credit control administrator and says that she loves her job! Tina has huge shoulders, a warm heart and listening ears and is married with 2 grown up children and Holly, her gorgeous Labrador (pictured her with Tina). Tina's hobbies are baking and walking in the woods>
Mandy joined the Eastfield family in 2016, originally to cover for maternity leave but stayed with us when that ended. Mandy is responsible for the charity accounts and export paperwork as well as reception and administration. Mandy is married with 2 grown up sons and one grandson. Pictured with her is Izzy, her Cairn Terrier. In her spare time Mandy likes to take Izzy to agility classes and she also enjoys reading.
Kay joined the team in 2012 and works on reception as well as administration. She is married with 2 grown up daughters and 2 dogs, Charlie (pictured here) and Gizmo, and 2 cats, Cider and Scrumpy. Her hobbies are walking with her dogs, gardening and eating out. Her new passion (although a novice at the moment) is paddle boarding which she can enjoyed on the river close to her home. Her happy place is Fuerteventura with her family.
Helen started with the Eastfield family in November 2016 as a receptionist and loves her job. She has a great relationship with the clients and loves nothing more than helping out whenever and wherever she can. Helen has rescued and helped lots of wildlife brought in by members of the public including Wilson, the Jackdaw, Peggy the chicken (pictured with Helen) and many more.
Zoe joined our busy Eastfield reception team in early 2019. She has extensive experience in the workplace which also includes a 10 year spell living and working in France, as a result she is a fluent French speaker. She has a good sporting background, including hockey, tennis and 3 day eventing, and she is particularly attached to dogs and horses. Zoe is a keen musician but moreover admits to being an Egyptology fanatic, a passion which she feeds through her studies at the University of Manchester and regular visits to Egypt.
Millie started in 2019 as an apprentice and is now a permanent member of our team. Mille works as a receptionist and administrator. Millie lives with her family, two dogs, Ted and TJ, and Dinky the Budgie. In her spare time Millie helps dog boarding at her home with her family and also has a passion for her tropical fish tank!
Kim started working at Eastfield shortly before lockdown in 2020, and admits to having very little knowledge of the animal world. However, after being thrown into the deep end so to speak, she feels this proved advantageous to her learning process. Kim says she is happy to share that her limited knowledge has now expanded and she now feels confident with both clients and their pets!
Outside of work Kim loves being with her family, cooking, reading, music, going to the theatre and holidays in the sun, which matches my sunny nature :)
Sarah joined the Eastfield team in 2019. Sarah is based primarily at the Cleethorpes branch so you will often see her manning the reception desk there. When Sarah is not working she spends most of her time with her horse, Ace, at the yard and riding her, and walking her 2 Labradors, Freddie and Bramble. She also has a cat, named Stanley and Lizzie the bearded dragon, .
Karen recently joined the Eastfield team in November 2020 as a receptionist, after working for many years in the veterinary profession. Karen is also a qualified swimming teacher, teaching mainly children, but adults too. Married with a son and daughter and a farmyard of animals! Pictured here with Ellie, her lovely lab. Enjoys spending time with family and friends, and of course Ellie. A passion for gardening and loves visiting The Lake District and hiking the fells.