Cat joined our team in 2008 as a kennel assistant where she showed a natural aptitude to animal care. She undertook her nurse training and qualified in 2011 and has since flourished in her role as a veterinary nurse. In 2013 Catherine took on the role of Deputy Head Nurse and has since become Head Nurse.
Her extracurricular activities include skiing, cycling, walking, arts and crafts. She has a cat called Arthur who likes to go for walks with the family!
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Selina has worked in the Veterinary industry since 2003 where she started her career as a Veterinary Nurse Assistant. She then undertook her nurse training and qualified as an RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2008. In 2019 Selina took on the role of Deputy Head Nurse.
Her veterinary interests include anaesthesia, surgery and running Nurse Clinics.
Outside of work Selina enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, which usually involves taking their two Cocker Spaniels, Lexi and Lola, for long messy dog walks. She also loves seeing friends, ski trips and the odd child-free shopping trip!
Catherine studied at Middlesex University and the Royal Vet College from 2001-2005, gaining her BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing. Catherine was our first nurse to obtain a degree, starting here in 2004 and becoming Head Nurse shortly after qualifying. In 2009 she handed her Head Nurse duties over to Isla when she went on maternity leave to have her daughter.
Her Veterinary interests include anesthesia and running nurse clinics, having just set up our Senior Nurse Clinics.
In 2017 she also set up her own Pet Sitting/Dog walking business called Happy Paws in Ely, where she lives with her husband, two children and their two mischievous cats. She loves spending time with her family, reading, walking, cycling and doing pilates.
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Karlene began her career with animals at Wood Green Animal Shelter in Heydon. She completed her veterinary nurse training in 2009 before coming to work with us at Cambridge Veterinary Group where she plays a key role within the nursing team. In 2016 Karlene gained a diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing. She is a keen interest in dentistry and medical nursing.
Karlene keeps the practice happy with her baking talents and spends much of her time outdoors with her Collie, and now her little daughter.
Saffron started working in the veterinary sector in 2014 as a kennel assistant at a 24hr emergency hospital. She became a qualified veterinary nurse in 2017 after studying at the College of Animal Welfare in Leeds. In 2017 Saffron moved to Cambridge, having previously worked at a practice in Leeds, and has proven to be an invaluable member of the nursing team. She is skilled in laser therapy and helps run the K-Laser sessions at our practice as well as taking an active role in managing our social media.
Saffron is a proud owner of a young Samoyed called Koda, who is a lovable noisy ball of fluff! In her spare time, she enjoys going to the cinema and going for long walks with her dog.
Tara qualified as an RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2007 from the College Of Animal Welfare in Edinburgh, where she worked at a practice for seven years before relocating to Cambridgeshire.
She then worked at a practice in Ely for a further seven years before taking a break to have her son. Tara has now returned to the veterinary profession and has been working at Cambridge Veterinary Group since May 2019. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing and has trained as a clinical coach. Outside of work Tara enjoys going on skiing holidays, socialising with friends and spending time with her husband and son.
Tania joined to us as a student in 2017 to complete her training. She went on to qualify in 2019 and has been an invaluable addition to the team.
In her spare time, Tania leads an active lifestyle including going to the gym and likes to socialise and spent time with her dog.
Ana has been an invaluable member of our team since January 2018 when she started as a student veterinary nurse on placement from Anglia Ruskin University, she was officially employed in May 2019.
Ana is still studying towards her BSc in Veterinary Nursing and Applied Animal Behaviour and will hopefully be qualifying summer 2020. She enjoys every aspect of veterinary nursing and is well known for her upbeat and positive approach to nursing. She likes to spend her free time with friends, family and her cat named after the gremlin Gizmo!