METTE ANDERSEN STEMP
Mette is the lead vet at our Peacehaven Clinic. Mette has been working in small animal practice in Brighton for more than 20 years and is keen to develop our local services at the Peachaven Clinic.
Mette's main interest is providing a professional and empathic service to pets and clients.
SHE HAS A VERY WIDE EXPERIENCE OF VETERINARY CARE, INCLUDING SURGICAL CASES.
As well as working at the Peacehaven Clinic Mette also works at the Brighton Hospital once a week, where more complex surgeries requiring inpatient hospital care can be done.
At home Mette enjoys looking after her extended family which includes many pets; Emma the border terrier, Master Yoda the cat, Spike the bearded dragon, Quint and Twig the tortoises, Puff and Louis the budgerigars as well as numerous fish.
JULIA BOXALL RVN
Julia is a qualified veterinary nurse and is responsible for completing client's insurance claims, submitting them and liaising with insurance companies regarding on-going claims. This can be a complex process!
Julia works primarily from the Peacehaven clinic.
MICHELLE WESTLAKE HE DIP CN AVN (SMALL ANIMAL) RVN
Michelle is responsible for organising the nurse clinics that run all day every day, alongside the vet appointments at the Brighton hospital.
Michelle qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2001 and joined New Priory in June 2002. In 2003 she completed the Royal Canin Pet Health Counsellor course, and became involved in running nurse clinics. Michelle particularly enjoys holding weight clinics and senior pet check ups, as she finds them especially rewarding. In 2011 after two and a half years hard work, Michelle gained the RCVS Diploma in Clinical and Advanced Veterinary Nursing with distinction, specialising in anaesthesia, medical nursing, and theatre practice.
LUCY LAYEN RVN PHC
Lucy had previously worked in small animal and large animal veterinary practice in East Sussex. Lucy joined New Priory Vets Brighton in December 2009 with the aim to further her knowledge by working alongside specialist vets. At New Priory Lucy has became a clinical coach so that she can help train the student nurses as she enjoys sharing her knowledge and helping the students through their studies. She is a Pet Health Counsellor, which has given her the knowledge to be able to do nurse clinics at New Priory. Lucy helps provide our diabetes clinics, helping owners manage their pet's condition and being there for back up support when needed.
Lucy also helps run our puppy parties alongside Keri and Holly. Puppy parties are a lot of fun but they are important in getting puppies used to visiting the vets and teaching puppies how to socialise with other dogs. The puppy parties allow new puppy owners to ask questions and advice about any concerns they have in an informal environment.
Lucy has two rabbits called Leo and Bramble, and a rescue dog called Foxy!
HOLLY GILBERT RVN
Holly qualified in 2010 and enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing. Holly has a keen interest in cat behaviour and is also the new edition to the puppy party team helping with the weekly classes.
Holly has four cats at home, two of which are recent editions which she hand reared from 3 days old and are now energetic kittens which take up most of her spare time.
Sue started working for New Priory in 2006 as a receptionist and was previously a doctors receptionist. The main roles of her job are meeting, talking and helping people and trying to making them feel at ease in what can be difficult and sometimes distressing situations.
She has been on various receptionist courses and in 2011 covered a course in 'Pet Bereavement in Veterinary Practice', which she found to be very beneficial to her job.
At home she has two cats, 'Pongo' a 5 year old rescue cat and 'Tootsie' (The Duchess) an 18 year old cat, who just adores fuss and food! Sue's ambition is to have a smallholding and keep donkeys, such lovely characters!