Jason Davidson BVSc, MRCVS
I qualified in 1999 from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. In my first ten years as a Vet I have been fortunate to have worked in small and large animal surgeries in both South Africa and the UK and also done a small amount of wildlife work. I always knew that I wanted to run my own practice and I jumped at the chance to take on Derby Companion Care in 2005. In the years that I’ve been here the team has gone from strength to strength. I work with a very dedicated nursing and reception team.
I have two dogs, Nugget and Chilli. I like to spend my spare time with my beautiful wife and two daughters and I enjoy walking, running and cycling in the Peak District.
Dawn Pacey BVetMed, MRCVS
Dawn graduated from the Royal Veterinary College London in July 2009, then went to work at a small Animal veterinary practice in Grimsby before joining Derby Companion Care team in January 2011. Dawn enjoys the variety in the animals she sees and the challenge of working up cases. Dawn has a particular interest in Rabbits and she enjoys the company of her own two Rabbits called Ginny and Harry.
In her spare time she loves to read fictional books especially mysteries, visiting the cinema, and often attempts a bit of gardening.
Natalie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College London in July 2011 and joined the Companion Care team straight away. Natalie has an interest in exotic medicine especially in birds and has had a variety of experience ranging from poultry to parrots. She has also completed her LANTRA award in falconry. Natalie enjoys playing badminton and played for her university and is now playing for a local club in the Derbyshire league. She also enjoys jogging and takes her miniature pinscher Lily with her.
Annica has worked in vet surgeries for 7 years. She qualified as an RVN in 2004 and worked in Barry, South Wales before moving to Derby Companion Care. She is keen on canine behaviour and training. Ferrets are her special interest, and it’s no surprise that she has four at home: Mr D’Arcy, Bridget, Banshee and Little Trev. She also has a bull terrier Boomer, polydactyl cat Boston, a one-eyed cat called Binx and her 2-year old cat Odi. Naturally she wins the ‘most pets’ award at Derby vet surgery, although Elaine is not far behind!
Annica Sutton A1 RVN
Head Veterinary Nurse RVN MBVNA
Amanda previously worked and trained at a busy veterinary hospital and joined Companion Care in September 2010 to full fill her enjoyment of nursing clinics and all aspects veterinary nursing. The two loves in her life (apart from riding school instructor husband Simon, and her two sons ) are animals and creative crafts. Amanda and her family all enjoy an array of animals at home, 4 dogs, 1 cat, 3 chickens and quite a few horses and ponies. Amanda loves her work as a vet nurse and this is also reflected in her outside hobbies and interests, one of her new hobbies is 12th scale dolls house building, she won 3rd place in an international dolls house creative competition in 2010 where she incorporated some of her experiences working in the veterinary profession and built a modern vet practice (Village Hall Veterinary Centre) including pets, people, products into the 12th scale project, this is often on display during open days at the surgery.
Amanda is also helps to train our vet nurse students and finds this a very rewarding and satisfying part of her job.
Vicky joined Companion Care Derby February 2011, Vicky enjoys the in-patient care side of her job and excels at delivering the TLC patients need when hospitalised. Outside of work Vicky enjoys riding and caring for her three horses, and cat. She also has a natural flair for flower arranging is currently studying the art of floristry and hopes to gain qualifications in this area in the near future.
Jay joined Companion Care in July 2012 following a break from vet nursing; previously she has worked for a horse rescue charity and as an advisor selling natural animal health products.Jay is delighted to be back working in vet practice. She lives with her husband and beloved dog Spirit who is a fourteen year old Collie cross who she adopted from a charity when Spirit was just a year old.Jay has been vegetarian for most of her life and loves cooking vegetarian food.She loves horses and rabbits and hopes to own a horse in the near future. She plans build a very large rabbit haven to house lots of rabbits.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Sally has worked in vet practice for 6 years. She has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Diesal, 2 cats, Rossi and Mia and a Guinea Pig called George. She enjoys socialising with friends and family. Sally regularly takes part in events such as distance running to raise money for charity.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Adelle is a student at UWE Hartpury and is studying a degree in veterinary nursing science; she is in her second year and is currently doing a sixty week placement with us as part of her training. Adelle takes a keen interest in big cats such as lions and tigers and hopes to study their natural behaviour in the future and also work with them in breeding and conservation programmes. She has two domestic cats of her own, Martha and Barney who she loves very much.
Sue’s speciality is cuddling puppies! And they love to be cuddled by her too. With 9 years experience as a vet surgery receptionist Sue is a dab hand at welcoming clients and pets. She’s also kept busy booking appointments, taking calls and sending out vaccination reminders. Outside work she likes to walk Toby, her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, watch films and theatre and enjoys good food and drink.
Kelly joined CC Derby in 2012 and has previously worked as a receptionist for Vets Now (emergency out of hours vets). She enjoys meeting and getting to know the clients and their pets.Kelly has three dogs, Fifi, a Jack Russell, Cookie, a Yorkshire Terrier cross and Molly who is a lively Springer Spaniel. Outside of work Kelly enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and as you can expect , dog walking.Her latest challenge is training Molly as a working retriever!
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