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Naomi  Killingsworth  - RVN

Naomi Killingsworth

RVN

Naomi qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2008 and joined Special Friends in 2010 having spent several years working as a nurse for the RSPCA. In her spare time she has hand-reared and fostered over 300 kittens - and kept 6 for herself!  Outside of work Naomi enjoys fitness training, hiking with her husband and can often be seen hanging upside down at her local rock climbing centre.

Frances  Singh  - ANA

Frances Singh

ANA

Fran joined the team at Special Friends in 2009, and qualified as an Animal Nursing Assistant in 2010. She combines working on reception with assisting the Vets and Nurses.  Since she has been working here, her menagerie at home has increased to 1 cat, 1 rabbit, 1 hamster and 8 chickens who all work hard to provide the staff with a generous amount of multi-coloured eggs!

Morwenna  Taylor - BVSc MRCVS

Morwenna Taylor

BVSc MRCVS

Morwenna qualified from Liverpool University in 2010. She worked in a small animal practice in the West Midlands until joining Special Friends in 2015.  A native of Cornwall, Morwenna has two cats and a dog named Stanley. Morwenna spends her spare time with her husband and visits home to Cornwall to enjoy the beaches.

Stephanie  Gardiner - VCA

Stephanie Gardiner

VCA

Joining the practice in March 2013, as an addition to the reception team, Steph is on hand to support clients as well as the veterinary and nursing staff. Before moving to the Midlands, Steph worked at a vets in South Wales, supporting the reception and nursing team. She is looking forward to a long career with Special Friends, and when she is not working she is a keen horse-rider and enjoys being out in the countryside.

Tim  Land - BVM&S MRCVS

Tim Land

BVM&S MRCVS

Tim qualified from the The Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, Edinburgh in 1998 and worked in several mixed animal practices in the Worcestershire area before joining Special Friends in 2005. Together with his wife Ceri, they are owned by 1 dog called Maggie, Stanley the cat and 2 children. When he is allowed to leave the practice, he enjoys playing guitar and keyboards in a local covers band.

Ceri  Land  - RVN

Ceri Land

RVN

Ceri qualified in 1999, and worked in the Gloucestershire and Worcestershire areas before joining Special Friends in 2001. Married to Tim and with two small children she says she has no time for any extra mural activities that do not involve swimming (with the children) dancing, (with the children) cookery (with the children) and sometimes she can be found playing (with the children)!

Dawn  Evans  - RVN BVNA

Dawn Evans

RVN BVNA

Dawn joined the team at Special Friends in 2005 following a career break to bring up her children. Married to Steve and with two sons, Dawn qualified way back in 1980  as an original RANA. Her spare time is spent looking after husband, sons, her border collie cross ‘Tilda , Freddie the cat and Elvis the rabbit.

Caroline 'Caz'  Griffiths  - RVN

Caroline 'Caz' Griffiths

RVN

Caz joined us in 2014 from a small animal practice in the West Midlands. Caz is a keen motorcyclist and enjoys commuting between the practice and her home in Worcester. Caz likes assisting at surgical work and meeting clients pet's at Nurse Clinics.

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RCVS Practice Standards

We are extremely pleased to announce that, once again, Special Friends have passed the stringent assessment for accreditation by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. This assessment, conducted by professional staff appointed by the RCVS, takes place every four years. A very BIG thank you to all the staff for the effort needed to consistently maintain the high standards required by the RCVS, that allow us to retain the much sought after ...

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Winter 2015 Newsletter

Winter Fleas – don’t get caught on the hop! Flees are a fact of life for pets and it is normal to have some protection against them in place. Not only do they cause itchy bites, they can spread tapeworms and, in young pets, can cause life threatening anaemias. During the winter months, fleas usually only breed indoors – making the most of the central heating. Adult female fleas can lay up to 50 eggs per day and these ...

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Winter 2016 Newsletter

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