We are a mixed animal practice in Cornwall, first established in 1976. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care.
Katie began nursing in 1991 and qualified in 1995. She went on to gain her diploma in advanced veterinary nursing (surgical) in 2001 and continues to have interests in surgical work and canine behaviour. She gained a certificate in canine psychology in 2003. She enjoys conducting nurse clinics and in 2001 she won the pet health counsellor of the year award. Katie relaxes by taking long evening strolls with Maddie, an English pointer. She also has a Bengal cat, an assortment of chickens and a tortoise.
Victoria Hall RVN
Deputy Head Nurse
Victoria began seeing practice at Nute while still at school and she became so enthused by her time as a work experience student that on leaving school she trained and qualified as a veterinary nurse. She returned to Nute in 1998 as deputy head nurse. Victoria is a qualified assessor, enjoys all aspects of general practice and the variety of nurse clinics; having a particular interest in senior clinics and nursing. She has also spent time at the feline unit at Bristol University Veterinary School due to her passion for all things feline. Victoria is a Royal Canine Pet Health Counsellor. She enjoys walking in her free time and visiting the Scilly Isles.
Charlotte Allen RVN
Charlotte qualified as an RVN in 2008 and joined the practice in 2017. She has worked in a variety of practices across Cornwall and brings a wealth of experience to our team. Charlotte particularly enjoys nurse clinics and is great at helping owners with all aspects of preventative healthcare. Outside of work, Charlotte is kept busy by her young family and enjoys long walks with her dog, Elmo.
Elizabeth Brown RVN
Liz returned to veterinary practice after having her family in 1998 and qualified as an RVN in 2001. She has always worked in mixed practice and enjoys the variety of large and small animals. Liz enjoys all aspects of general practice and nurse clinics and is a qualified clinical coach. Liz lives on a smallholding and has experience in keeping ferrets, pigs, poultry, cats dogs and a small flock of pedigree Jacob sheep. Outside of work Liz enjoys walking, bodyboarding and showing her pedigree Jacob Sheep and spending time with her family.
Lauren Hawkey FdSc RVN
Lauren joined the practice in 2006 on her placement year for completion of her foundation degree in veterinary nursing and qualified in 2008. Lauren has a particular interest in medical nursing especially the support and nursing of diabetic patients and their owners. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys horse riding, competitive netball and walking her dogs.
Anji Jonas BSc (hons) RVN CertSAN DipAVN (small animal)
Anji joined Nute in 2003, qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2005 and completed her diploma in advanced veterinary nursing in 2016. Within the practice Anji’s areas of interest are laboratory diagnostics, feline medical nursing and nutrition. Anji also holds a City and Guilds certificate in small animal nutrition and a certificate in feline friendly nursing. When not working, Anji enjoys long hacks on her young horse and being a full time slave to her four Maine Coon cats.
Becci Palmer RVN
Becci joined the practice in 2017 after a spell working as a veterinary nurse in New Zealand. Becci has a strong farm animal background and has her own flock of sheep and a collection of working dogs. She also used to breed pedigree British lop pigs. Becci is a keen dog handler and is currently training her dog, Meg towards the English national sheep dog trialling team. Within the practice, Becci has a particular interest in wound healing and is in the process of completing a certificate in wound management.
Jane Parren RVN
Jane qualified in 1998 and joined Nute in 2006. She has worked all over the country before finally settling in Cornwall, after falling in love with the county whilst on honeymoon here. Jane has a particular interest in pet loss support and has completed a course in helping owners come to terms with the loss of a pet. She is married to a Veterinary Surgeon and enjoys walks on the moor and along the coast and eating out. She is the devoted slave of her elderly cats.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Joining the team at Nute for her second year student nurse training placement, Alyson is studying towards a Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing and the RCVS nurse qualification. She has experience of keeping and working with animals from family pets to running a small holding, riding stable and livery yard. Alyson has an interest in rare breeds of livestock and also trains and competes with Fell and New Forest ponies. When there is any spare time she enjoys walking in Cornwall with her family.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Holly is one of our Student Veterinary Nurse’s here. She started her training in September 2017 and is in the first year of her degree at Duchy College. She has, however been working here since April 2017 and has previously done work experience with us, which is what made her decide that veterinary nursing was what she wanted to study further. After moving to Cornwall in 2013, Holly knew she didn’t want to leave for her studies and would never want to live far from the sea again, especially as her dog, Pepsi loves swimming and beach walks so much.