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Companion Care Vets Norwich Hall Road

Meet the team

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Stephan Martini DVM MRCVS

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from the Veterinary Faculty of Pisa in Italy in 1998 and have had 11 years in practice. I worked for a few months in Italy and the Blue Cross for 5 years, then in a private practice and locum work – including for Companion Care on and off for 2 years. I have an interest in all aspects of surgery and emergency care and have two cats called Elvis and Thai. In my spare time I enjoy fishing and travelling.

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Kerry Beacom BSc(HONS)MRCVS

Head Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from University College Dublin in 2014 after completing a previous degree in Bio Veterinary Science degree  at the University of Liverpool. 

I have been working at Companion Care since May 2015 and enjoy all aspects of first opinion practice in particular cytology and soft tissue surgery. I have a boxer dog called Fabio, as well as cross breed called Shelby.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my son, Archie and my dogs

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Nicola Breslin

Veterinary Surgeon

I have worked on and off for Companion Care since 1997. I took time out to have my lovely daughter and since returning to small animal practice I find myself with a handful of rescued animals. 2 Rabbits and a hamsters. I love walking - Minsmere and Dunwich Heath are my favorite haunts and I really enjoy crafting, textiles, silversmithing and photography.

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Samia Lalmas

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified in 1991 and joined Companion Care in 2008 sharing my time between the Hall Road and Sprowston surgeries. My professional interests include cardiology (currently studying towards a certificate in cardiology) and acupuncture.

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Ioannis Bitos (Pronounced Yanni)

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from the Aristotle university of Thessaloniki in Greece in 2017. I then served as a military Vet for nine months, before working for one year in a mixed animal practice as a sole charge Vet. I have a special interest in dermatology and soft tissue surgery. I have been in the UK since February 2019. In my free time I enjoy cooking and salsa dancing. My favourite part about being a Veterinary Surgeon is knowing that at the end of the day animals are healthy and clients are satisfied.

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Jeni Slinn RVN

Practice Manager, Head Veterinary Nurse and Cat Friendly Advocate

I have been nursing since 1999 and qualified in 2002 from Moulton College in Dorset. I have been working for Companion Care since the Hall Road surgery opened in 2008, before which I worked at a variety of small animal clinics through the UK gaining lots of experience and working at a variety of surgeries. I absolutely love my job! I particularly love medical and emergency medicine. In my spare time I like to swim, socialise and go to the theatre.

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Richard Hoggett RVN

Deputy Head Nurse and Cat Friendly Advocate

Richard is a Registered Veterinary Nurse who qualified from Royal Veterinary College in 2009 with a degree in Veterinary Nursing. He enjoys hospital care and anaesthesia while at work and enjoys computer games, spending time with his family and good coffee when he is not at work. He has been working at the Hall Road Surgery since November 2011.

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Danielle Cooper RVN

Veterinary Nurse

I have been working at Companion Care since May 2018. I have a particular interest in rabbits and rabbit husbandry and particularly enjoy consulting. At home I have two bunnies called Bixby and Petal.

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Kat Goodwille RVN

Veterinary Nurse and Cat Friendly Advocate

I have been working at the practice since January 2009. I love all aspects of nursing but I have a particular interest in feline medicine, particularly geriatric nursing, and feline behaviour, as well as an interest in exotic species. I completed my feline nursing diploma in 2017. 

 At home I have 2 cats, a Siamese and a black moggy, a rescue tortoise and a chameleon.


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Emily Gray

Student/trainee nurse

I joined Companion Care in Oct 2016 as a student veterinary nurse after working as a veterinary care assistant for a year. I have always wanted to work with animals from a young age.

I have 3 dogs and 2 cats who I love dearly. I started my veterinary nurse training in September 2017.

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Grace Swatman

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

I joined Companion Care in October 2017 and start my veterinary nurse training in September 2018. I really enjoy working with animals and have already rehomed a cat after only working here a month. I have two other cats at home called Molly and Louie.


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Sabrina Harvey Nash

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

I started working at the Sprowston bramch in January 2018, before moving to the Hall Road branch in June 2019. I am due to start college in September. At home I have one rescue dog and one foster cat. In my spare time i enjoy walking my dog, going kayaking and looking after my younger sister.


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Sue Margerison 

Veterinary Care Assistant 

I have worked within the Veterinary industry for over 20 years, 10 of which were as a qualified veterinary care assistant in a referral practice in Essex.  I moved to Norwich in August 2018 and started working at Companion Care part time in January 2019.  I am particularly interested in exotics and the handling of different species, especially spiders and birds. I also hold a diploma in pet bereavement.

I currently have 4 pet tarantulas, 3 dogs and 2 horses.  I am currently training to be a martial arts instructor and I live on a boat.

Kiran Brice Behaviourist


Pet Behaviour Counsellor/Behaviour Centre Manager Companion Care Pet Behaviour Centre

Tel: 01603 623717

Kiran has worked for the practice as the Behaviour Centre manager for 15 years and is a full time dog behaviourist and qualified trainer, She is a full member of the APDT (no:00353) and is a charter member of the institute of animal care education, as well as a member of the Behaviour and training council. she also hold a diploma in Pet Bereavement and Nutrition Kiran specialises in aggressive dogs and has a background in breeding and working German Shepherds. She enjoys drawing and baking Macarons in her spare time.

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Louanne Gault

Client Service Co-ordinator

I have worked for Companion Care for 5 years and I very much enjoy my role within this fantastic team. I am a mummy to three gorgeous boys, one 3 legged Tibetan terrier dog and 3 gorgeous cats. When im not at work, we grab every opportunity to head outside, enjoying beach walks, picnics and festivals. When I am not occupied by my family I do try and delve into my passion for wellness, practising Reiki, Bach flower remedies and many other holistic therapies.

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Francis Sexton

Head Receptionist

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Gemma Karunaweera


I joined the company in 2015. I've always had a passion for animals, particularly dogs. I left school and completed an NVQ in animal care at city college. I then went on to achieve a qualification in dog grooming at Easton College.

I really enjoy spending time with my two dogs and it's very rewarding being part of the team here at Companion Care.

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Chealsea Munford


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Issy Page


I joined Companion Care in October 2017 as a receptionist, which I split between my other career as a beauty therapist. I have a particular love for dogs, and I have a chocolate Labrador called Alfie and a Boston Terrier called Milo. My favourite part of the job is I get to cuddle lots of puppies!


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Kay Stevens


I have been working at Companion Care since August 2017. At home I have many animals, 2 giant Schnauzer dogs called Willow and Rosie, a horse called Bug, a cat called Ice, a ferret called Pancho, ducks and chickens, a leopard gecko and a corn snake. I think I have the most animals out of everyone working in the practice! I enjoy all aspects of my job, especially meeting new people and getting to cuddle their animals


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Jade Fromings


I joined Companion Care at the beginning of 2017 as part of the reception team after working for 9 1/2 years in the hospitality industry. I have always had a great love for animals and have my own cat but could easily have more given the chance! I love meeting clients and all of their lovely pets.