Jo Webster RVN
Jo began her career with Stowe Veterinary Group in July 1989 as a junior trainee nurse. Having a love of animals from a very young age, this was her ideal job! Jo went on to formalise her training and enrolled on the veterinary nurse training course at Milton College of Agriculture from 1991-93. By the time she qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1996, she had already progressed to the role of head nurse responsible for a team of 20 nursing staff.
In 2002, Jo achieved head of nursing status where she became responsible for veterinary nursing over all Veterinary Centres. Jo has a real passion for nursing, especially the practical side and soon became involved with the associated training and development of the skills of their student nurses. Jo has more recently undertaken OSCE examining of student veterinary nurses and enjoys her additional responsibilities as a clinical coach.
Jo’s spare time is spent with her husband and two daughters, tending to their numerous pets, which include ponies, dogs, cats, goats, turkeys, sheep and lots of chickens. Jo’s other interests include horse-riding, walking and shopping!
Mary-Ellen Stephenson RVN
Mary-Ellen joined the practice straight from school in 1981 as a trainee veterinary nurse and is now one of the group’s head nurses. Her dedication to animals is exemplary and her experience, patience and mentoring skills have been invaluable to student vets and nurses alike.
Mary-Ellen is a cocker spaniel enthusiast and has raised several working litters over the years. At home her menagerie of pets includes dogs, cats and rare breeds of chickens.
Needless to say, Mary-Ellen loves all aspects of her work as a veterinary nurse, a career which has now spanned over 34 years.
Tina Markwell DipVN
Tina first worked at the practice in 1985, having decided from a very young age that she wanted to work with animals. After taking a career break to bring up her children, Tina enrolled on the Central College of Animal Studies’ veterinary nursing course. As an experienced animal nurse Tina sets high standards of nursing care for the team.
At home Tina looks after two horses and her several cats.
Karen Lee RVN REVN
Karen’s nursing career began over 20 years ago in a large mixed practice where she gained both small animal and equine veterinary nurse qualifications. Karen joined Stowe Veterinary Group in 2003 and continues to utilise her extensive nursing experience by playing an active role in student nurse training and professional development.
Her family pets include freshwater fish and pet chickens.
Allison Jaynes RVN
Allison has worked at Stowe Veterinary Group for over 15 years, beginning her career as an animal care advisor at our Needham Market surgery in 1999. From there she moved to the Stowmarket practice to undertake her veterinary nurse training and was awarded a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in 2005.
Allison lives locally with her husband and two daughters, who manage to keep her very busy when she is not at work. Allison enjoys walking and recently completed the London Moonwalk to raise money for breast cancer research after losing a friend to the disease. Her family share their home with Lilly the lurcher, Daisy a rescue cat, two mice called Nibbles and Cheddar and a couple of chickens.
Hannah Clark CAN
Hannah joined Stowe Veterinary Group in 2007 as a trainee nursing assistant and progressed on to become a Certified Animal Nurse. Hannah finds the animal care side of her role most enjoyable and draws on her wealth of experience to visit primary schools to promote animal care and welfare to the children as part of their science studies.
Hannah is a frequent assistant at our puppy classes.
Leanne Evans CAN DipVN RVN
Leanne joined Stowe Veterinary Group in 2005 after previously studying countryside conservation and animal management. She continued to study veterinary nursing and achieved her Certificate in Animal Nursing and Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Leanne still has a keen interest in wildlife nursing and rehabilitation. She is passionate about nursing intensive care patients and running puppy classes.
In her spare time, she enjoys country pursuits, horse-riding, cooking and socialising.
Emily Licence CAN RVN
Emily lives in the countryside with her partner and two house cats, Lynx and Rio. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing especially nurse clinics, client education and kennel nursing. Having completed her practical training with us, Emily qualified as a veterinary nurse in October 2016.
Outside of work Emily enjoys cycling and countryside walks.
Jessica Cheesmur CAN BSc
Jessica graduated in 2010 with a BSc(Hons) in Animal Management. During her studies she worked with a varied range of large animals and, before joining Stowe Veterinary Group in 2011, she worked on an Alpaca farm, where she still helps out during shearing season.
Jessica has a love of all things rabbit related and also has a keen interest in animal welfare. Jessica also enjoys walking and nature and spending time with family and friends (which of course includes her rabbits).
Jenny Mullins RVN
Jenny joined Stowe Veterinary Group in 1998 as a trainee veterinary nurse. She qualified as a fully-fledged veterinary nurse in 2003.
In 2009 Jenny moved to Moreton Hall Veterinary Centre where she is now deputy head nurse.
Jenny’s own pets include tropical fish and budgies.
Jessica Coles RVN
Jessica started working for the practice in January 2015, she has enjoyed working in veterinary practice for over 5 years. Jessica has always loved animals and has many pets including a lovely lab called Willow and a crazy cat called Daisy, she also has a variety of exotic animals, chickens, guinea pigs and tortoises.