Karen Harvey

Karen joined our reception team back in 2007, having jumped at the opportunity for a career change to combine her many years of customer service skills with her love of animals. Karen shares her time between the accounts department and working on small animal reception across all of the branch surgeries and loves the variety that this role brings. Outside of work,Karen enjoys spending time spoiling and pampering her three cats and is a supporter of Ipswich Town FC.

Joanne Starmer

Jo has grown up around animals, both large and small and joined the practice to train to be a Pet Care Advisor. She shares her time between administration and Pets Place and enjoys work in just about every part of the practice.

Lesley Stephenson

Lesley began her career at the practice in 2003, working as a receptionist and pet care advisor. She enjoys the variety that each day brings, particularly meeting people and lots of gorgeous animals. Lesley has a keen interest in helping wildlife, in particular many hedgehogs that she has hand-reared and successfully released back into the wild over the years. When not working, Lesley and her husband enjoy travel and the outdoors, wildlife watching and photography. She has visited many of the National Parks of America, watching bears, elk, coyote and buffalo.

Alison O’Shaughnessy

Alison joined the pet care advisor and reception team in August 2002 and is primarily based at The Old Tea Room Veterinary Surgery in Elmswell where she provides an outstanding service to its clients. Alison lives in Woolpit with her husband, children and four dogs and really enjoys being outside with them and going on long country walks.

Arabelle Barnard

Arabelle has been with Stowe Veterinary Group since 2007 and is usually based at The Mustard Pot Veterinary Surgery. She has a keen interest in behaviour and helps to run our puppy socialisation parties. She enjoys helping clients with any initial training problems and loves interacting with the variety of different breeds. Outside of work, Arabelle and her family have their own labradoodle called Bear and they enjoy being outdoors together, taking him on lots of country walks. They are looking forward to adding a second dog to the family in the near future.

Karen Fisher

Karen joined the reception team in 2007 and can mostly be found working at our Mustard Pot branch surgery in Needham Market. It had always been Karen’s ambition to work with animals and she was delighted when she was offered this part-time position. Karen lives locally with her husband and family who between them have various pets including a dog, cats, guinea pigs, horses and lots of rabbits! Karen’s rabbits are her main hobby and she can often be found attending and/or competing at national rabbit shows.