Arun Veterinary Group

More of a family than a team, our team of veterinary nurses build bonds with patients who rely wholeheartedly on them. Professional and compassionate, if your pet is being looked after by one of our nurses then you can rest assured they are in good hands.


Becky began her training in 2009 out of Harper Adams University, qualifying in 2013 and joining the AVG team in 2014.

Whilst she has always wanted to be a vet nurse, making a difference to the lives of pets and their owners, Becky discovered a love of orthopaedics early on in her AVG career, and went on to re-train as a Veterinary Physiotherapist, graduating in 2017 and joining the RAMP register shortly afterwards. She now heads up our rehabilitation department, and fills her days with helping our post-op or acute patients, as well as those suffering with ongoing chronic pain and their families.

Becky understands our clients and their pets can be at their most vulnerable when they come to see us, and that her skills can offer them comfort, reassurance and, in essence, a way forward.

With this part of the industry becoming more widely recognised in the last few years, she is looking forward to developing the AVG service further – watch this space!

At home, Becky has two troublesome cats, Merry and Pippin, as well as a well-loved Musterlander called Remus. Becky loves nothing more than getting lost with Remus out on country walks. She has a penchant for all things “gardening”, and fancies herself a poor-mans Monty Don, with an enormous plant collection to match!


Anna qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2000 and joined us  in Feb 2018. Anna is based at our Ashington branch as lead nurse.

Anna has bought almost 30 years of veterinary experience to the team having experienced a diverse range of roles in the veterinary industry during this time. As well as being a veterinary nurse, Anna has been a pet nutrition advisor, a practice manager and also a lecturer in veterinary nursing. In 2022 Anna qualified as a Fear Free practitioner.

Anna really enjoys the clinical side of her work and for the last few years had been working nights exclusively in Emergency and Critical care before changing to our day team in 2019. In September 2018 Anna achieved her certificate in this specialized field.

Out of work, Anna owns two dogs Tuli and Crumble, and along with her partner Edric, is a great traveler. Over the years they have taken part in veterinary charity work in countries such as India, Kenya, South Africa, Thailand and India. Anna is particularly passionate about Elephant conservation and volunteers for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.


After studying at Plumpton College, Jodie gained her degree in veterinary nursing in 2017.

Since qualifying Jodie has gained a special interest in anaesthesia and surgical nursing – working closely with the surgical team at Storrington. She also loves nursing our inpatients and forming a close bond with our patients and owners. Jodie loves working within a family run practice and describes the AVG team as her second family. in 2022, Jodie was promoted to lead nurse and now heads up the team at our Worthing clinic.

Outside of work Jodie plays netball, loves to travel and attends the gym as much as possible.

Jodie is a huge Dachshund fan and dreams of one day becoming a fosterer for a local charity.


Caz joined AVG in June 2019 having qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2017. Originally based at our Storrington hospital, Caz made the move over to our Chichester hospital in 2021 and was promoted to lead nurse. Caz enjoys all aspects of her work but is especially passionate about inpatient nursing care and anaesthesia. In 2021 Caz achieved her ISFM certificate in Feline Nursing.

Out of work Caz enjoys exploring the South Downs and much of Sussex with her dog and making regular visits to her sweet cat Simba. Caz is also a bit of a baker (but only anything sweet!) strangely we are yet to see evidence of this in the staff room!


Kayleigh qualified in 2017 and joined the AVG team in 2021 upon the opening of the Chichester hospital. Kayleigh is passionate about laboratory analysis, especially canine and feline haematology, and has gained a lot of experience in this field having previously worked in another busy veterinary hospital.

Outside of work, Kayleigh is busy raising her young daughter and trying to tame her daft dog Marley.


Bethan is based at our Westergate clinic after joining the team in November 2021. Shortly after joining the team, Bethan was promoted to lead nurse.

Bethan has been working in practice since 2009 when she started out as a Saturday girl in a local practice. Bethan then went on to become a veterinary receptionist before embarking on her veterinary nursing career which saw her qualify in 2016.

With a lot of experience under her belt, Bethan has previously worked in an orthopaedic and neurosurgical referral practice and also as a Head Nurse in a first opinion practice.

Bethan is passionate about the more clinical side of nursing so is perfectly suited to her role at AVG. Bethan is a clinical coach so part of her role will be supporting the many student nurses who complete their training with us.

Outside of work Bethan is a true county girl and enjoys spending time with her Beagle with the odd pub lunch thrown in!


Josie has always wanted to be a vet nurse and to dedicate her time to caring for animals. She began working with animals in a pet shop after which she joined our team and completed her studies at Sparsholt College, Hampshire in 2013. She thinks she would have become a zookeeper if Arun Vet Group hadn’t come calling!

Dotty, Josie’s young Dalmation, keeps her more than occupied at home but she also finds the time to have 2 ferrets and 2 rabbits. In her spare time, Josie enjoys swimming, reading, theme parks and exploring zoos.


Charlie qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2011. She went on to spend several years working a busy veterinary hospital before joining AVG in 2015.

Charlie loves all aspects of being a veterinary nurse, but in particular is passionate about wildlife and is extremely knowledgeable on the subject.

Out of work, Charlie is a keen gardener and owns a variety of pets – including 2 cats, 3 parrots and a tank of fish!


Abi gained her Zoology BSc in 2011 before moving to South Africa where she trained as a safari guide and worked for the African Elephant Research Unit. Hand-rearing a baby elephant made her realize how rewarding working with animals can be and she returned to the UK to pursue her dream. After joining our team as an animal nursing assistant, Abi went on to qualify as a Veterinary Nurse in September 2018.  Abi has a keen interest in surgical nursing and plays an integral part in our surgical team.

Abi doesn’t have much spare time as she likes to foster various animals including hedgehogs, recently Abi has welcomed Teddy into the family, a rescue Jack Russell terrier who we all think is adorable. When not caring for pets Abi loves drama, performs in shows and is a busy Mum.



Luci qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2014, she studied in Cornwall and in 2017 joined the Arun Veterinary Group team. Luci has an interest in anaesthesia and surgical nursing, and works closely with the surgical team at AVG. Luci says the best part about her job is seeing a wide range of different animals, she’s previously worked in exotic based practices and enjoys nursing exotic patients at Arun.

Outside of work Luci enjoys keeping fit; going to the gym and cycling on the downs. If she hadn’t had followed her love of animals to becoming a veterinary nurse, Luci thinks she would have become a midwife.

Luci is currently on maternity leave.


Steph joined the practice in January 2018, she graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2009, since then Steph has undertaken extra qualifications in small animal nutrition. Steph especially enjoys nurse clinics and helping build nutritional plans for patients. Steph has always wanted to be a veterinary nurse and enjoys that no one day is the same. Outside of work Steph enjoys swimming, yoga and knitting, she also has a gorgeous cat called Jack, who keeps her busy at home!



Hannah qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2013 and joined the AVG team in 2018. She is based at our Pulborough branch.

Hannah is particularly interested in emergency and critical care and has extensive experience in this field.

Out of work Hannah is kept busy by her young family and beloved Labrador – Louie.


Kate joined us as a student in 2018, since then she has completed her veterinary nursing degree at the Royal Veterinary College and we are very pleased she has taken a permanent registered veterinary nurse role at AVG. Kate has demonstrated an interest and aptitude for surgical nursing and anaesthesia, she enjoys assisting in procedures and hopes to further develop her knowledge of anaesthesia in completing a post graduate certificate.

Outside of work Kate enjoys baking and horse riding, she’s had lots of pets but currently is kept busy by her six chickens!


Having always been an animal lover from an early age, Alice always hoped to work with animals. Her dreams came true when she qualified in 2016 at Plumpton College with a degree in Veterinary Nursing.

Initially, Alice trained and worked in a veterinary hospital environment. This was closely followed by 6 months of branch work. Alice has found this has given her the best of both worlds – allowing her to enjoy the varied work environment of a hospital alongside working in smaller teams at a branch.

In April 2019 Alice joined the AVG team and divides her time between our Worthing branch and our hospital at Storrington.

Out of work Alice has a Border Collie called ‘Ellie’ and she enjoys long walks with her along with reading, painting and drawing.


After working for the Dogs Trust, Jo set her heart on becoming a veterinary nurse – qualifying in 2012. She joined the AVG family in July 2019 and divides her time between our Worthing branch and our Storrington hospital.

Jo enjoys her work but especially working within a family run practice, where she is able to get to know the patients and clients.

Out of work Jo loves living by the sea with her family and beloved 18 year old cat, who Jo describes as the ‘lady of the house’!



Gemma qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2007 and is based at our Westergate branch.

Gemma enjoys nursing clinics and the face to face relationships our nursing team are able to build up with families. She also enjoys the more clinical side of inpatient care and of course the many puppy cuddles we are fortunate enough to receive.

Out of work Gemma is also a super busy Mum to her two young children and rabbits Coco and Daisy. Its hard to believe Gemma has any spare time but when time allows, she can be found enjoying a cup of tea with her latest crochet project in hand.


After completing a degree in veterinary nursing, Paige qualified in 2020. Paige had been on placement with AVG from 2017 and we were delighted to welcome her officially to the team shortly after qualifying.

Paige knew from a young age that her heart was with veterinary nursing – after spending most of her childhood playing ‘vets’ in her bedroom! Paige has flourished in her role since joining the practice and is passionate about animal behaviour. She hopes to eventually one day further her knowledge in this specialised field.

Outside of work, Paige enjoys walks with her beloved Cockapoo ‘Rosie’, and spending time with her family and friends.


Emma is based at our Storrington hospital having joined the team in 2020.

Before qualifying as a veterinary nurse Emma worked previously in the equine industry. A hobby very close to her heart, Emma has remained very horse focused and still enjoys spending as much time around her equine friends as possible.

Prior to joining Arun, Emma worked in a busy charity veterinary hospital and has retained her strong passion for the welfare of animals and the community education of the RVN role. It therefore comes as no surprise that like several of our other nurses, Emma is one of our clinical coaches and will be responsible for her very own student nurse.

Emma loves the outdoors and feels lucky to be living in Sussex where we have not only the South Downs but also quite a choice of beaches to walk on.

Emma is a big fan of sight hounds and currently shares her life with her beloved dog Molly.


Abbey joined the team in June 2020, very shortly after completing her veterinary nursing degree at Middlesex University. Abbey is based at our hospital in Storrington.

An animal lover from a very early age, Abbey recalls that as a child all she ever wanted to do was to work with animals. As they say, dreams do come true and Abbey now does a job she loves!

Abbey is passionate about caring for our inpatients, helping them to return to full health. In the future, Abbey has plans to further her education, possibly in surgical nursing.

Out of work, Abbey is a doting Mum to her cat Lola who is loved very much by the entire family.


Carrie gained her degree in Veterinary Nursing in 2009. Upon completing her qualification, Carrie furthered her education by gaining a post graduate diploma from the Royal Veterinary College in London.

We were absolutely delighted to welcome Carrie to the practice in September 2020 and she will be based at our busy Pulborough branch.

Carrie has had quite a varied career in the past 13 years, spending time initially training and and working in a first opinion practice in Reading. Carrie then moved on to a busy referral hospital where she extended her knowledge and skills in surgical and medical nursing.

Carrie is really looking forward to getting to know the clients and pets of Pulborough and providing that friendly, familiar face that is all so important to AVG.

Out of work, Carrie is a doting wife and Mummy to her two sons. The family also enjoy sharing their lives with Nellie the rescue cat.


After attending Plumpton College, Lily qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2019.

In September 2020 we were delighted to welcome Lily to AVG where she is based at our Storrington hospital.

Prior to joining the team, Lily has spent a considerable amount of time working locally at other practices and it was during this time that Lily developed quite an interest in Canine Behaviour. She has subsequently begun studying towards her certificate in this specialised field. Lily is also very much drawn to achieving further qualifications in medical nursing. In 2022 Lily qualified as a Fear Free practitioner and puts her skills to excellent use with our more nervous patients and also holds our Puppy Socialisation classes.

Out of work Lily loves to spend all her time with her 2 dogs, her family and enjoying the great outdoors.


Amina qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2020 after graduating with a degree from Middlesex university. Amina joined the team this same year and is based at our Worthing clinic.

Amina has a special interest in inpatient care and hopes in the future to further her skills by studying for a medical nursing certificate.

Amina lives locally with her family and two dogs, Ralphie and Squid and also Luna the cat.

Any spare time is spent socialising with friends and walking her two dogs.


Nikki qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2018, joining the AVG team in 2020. In 2021 Nikki moved across to our new Chichester Hospital taking a year’s worth of AVG experience with her. Prior to joining AVG, Nikki has worked in quite a range of practices, gaining experience in both smaller branches and larger veterinary hospitals. Nikki is passionate about animal behaviour and is keen to further her career by studying for a certificate in Canine and Feline Behaviour.

Out of work, Nikki lives with her partner and two dogs – Buddy and Flo. A super keen snowboarder and horse rider, Nikki loves the outdoor life and recently managed to spend the whole of the winter months perfecting her snowboarding skills in France. When not outdoors, Nikki enjoys spending time in the kitchen baking and trying out new recipes.


After completing her training at AVG, Georgie graduated from the RVC in 2020. After qualifying, Georgie returned to to university to achieve her BSc in Veterinary Nursing before accepting a permanent role with the practice.

Georgie is based between our Storrington hospital and our Ashington clinic. This arrangement fulfils Georgie’s love for both hospital work and more client focused days when she enjoys being able to spend time getting to know our patients. Georgie is passionate about inpatient care and surgical nursing and hopes to further her education in this field of expertise.

Georgie has always been a great animal lover and became a vegetarian when she was 6 years old. Outside of work, she enjoys going for country walks with her dog Henry, and taking him out for a nice pub lunch afterwards. Georgie also enjoys exploring by hoping on a plane to sunny locations.


Becky joined the AVG team in 2021 after qualifying as a registered veterinary nurse the previous year. Prior to qualifying Becky has participated in internships in New Zealand caring for an endangered bird species and also at a big cat rescue in Florida.

Becky has a special interest in Anaesthesia and Emergency and Critical Care and is currently working towards an anaesthesia certificate.

Out of work Becky enjoys cycling and scuba diving. She is also Mum to her two naughty cats!


Wendy qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1998 and has since watched the profession grow and evolve over the years. Wendy joined the AVG team in 2021 when our Chichester hospital opened.

Wendy enjoys all aspects of nursing and the variety of being a Veterinary Nurse.

At home, Wendy is a busy Mum to her son, they have a tortoise called Crunchie, who Wendy has had since hatching from an egg. And also two cats, Bob and Conker ( who has three and a half legs)
Outside of work Wendy enjoys a spot of gardening , walking and climbing.


Naomi started veterinary nursing in 2014 joining the AVG team in 2021. After working and volunteering at local pet and wildlife rescue centres, Naomi gained her veterinary nursing qualification in 2018 and has worked locally in a neighbouring veterinary hospital.

Naomi describes herself as feeling privileged to work as a veterinary nurse and she enjoys all areas of veterinary nursing. Her particular interests are emergency and critical care nursing, anaesthesia and she also has an interest in physiotherapy for recovering patients.

In her spare time Naomi enjoys gardening and exploring the countryside with her two curly dogs, Purdey and Poppy.


After progressing from an Animal Care Assistant, Katie qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2017. Katie joined the AVG team in 2022 and is based at our Chichester hospital.

Katie has a passion for emergency and internal medical nursing. She has extensive experience in this field having worked at a busy referral practice as a medicine nurse. Katie has also worked in ICU, neurology and ophthalmology and is currently working towards a certificate in Emergency and Critical Care.

Out of work, Katie enjoys paddle boarding and walks on the beach with her two dogs Lola and Honey.


Chelsea qualifed as a veterinary nurse in 2022 after studying at Brinsbury College and is based at our Pulborough Clinic.

Outside of work Chelsea is kept busy seeing friends and keeping up her job of social butterfly in her circle of friends!


Georgia completed her degree course at the Royal Veterinary College in 2022, putting her skills straight into action at our Worthing clinic.

Georgia has a special interest in Feline Nursing and hopes to complete a Feline Nursing certificate in the future.

In her spare time, Georgia loves to get creative with hair and make up, enjoys reading books and also playing video games. She has a wonderful cat called Fifi and her family own another 5 cats back at home.


In 2022 Lauren qualified with a degree in veterinary nursing science from Sparsholt University Centre. She joined the AVG team in June that same year.

Lauren is based at our Westergate and Chichester hospital and has an interest in feline medicine and emergency and critical care.

In her spare time, Lauren likes to bake and has an interest in cars. She also loves to paint pastel portraits and has two cats called Kiera and Charlie.


Jade joined the Pulborough practice in October 2020, initially as a placement student nurse as part of her degree course.

Jade impressed the team so much with a her hard work and total dedication that in 2021 we were delighted to offer Jade a permanent role within the practice. This would mean that Jade could continue her training with AVG without the need to move on to another practice.

Jade flew through her training and qualified as a veterinary nurse in June 2022. She now makes up an integral part of the team at Pulborough.

After completing her level 3 diploma in animal management, Jade knew that veterinary nursing was a route she wanted to take and has since developed a passion for anaesthesia and nursing clinics.

Out of work Jade cares for her elderly cat Charlie and enjoys travelling, socialising with friends and is also rather talented in the art of Chocolate Brownie baking!


Joe qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2021 and joined the team the following year.

Joe is based at our Storrington hospital, enjoys a varied role within the clinic and is especially interested in our emergency cases.

Joe lives locally with his two cats, Ishtar and Enki. He has plans on adding a dog to the family in the near future, although we aren’t sure if his cats are aware of this yet!

Out of work, Joe loves to woodturn and juggle and is also partial to a spot of gaming.


Kayleigh begun her veterinary nursing training at AVG in September 2019.

Prior to veterinary nursing, Kayleigh had started training as a human nurse before quickly realising her heart lay with animals instead.

Kayleigh loves the variety of cases we see at our Storrington hospital where no two days are ever the same.

Out of work, Kayleigh is pretty green fingered and enjoys caring for her large indoor plant collection. She is also a keen baker and enjoys walks on the beach.


Becky initially joined the reception team in August 2019. And has since begun her training to become a veterinary nurse. Prior to Becky joining us, she graduated from Kent university with a degree in animal science.

As you would expect, Becky is quite an animal lover and shares her life with Pepper, her dog. Out of work Becky has been on adventures to Botswana and also enjoys trampolining.


Sarah joined the AVG team from a neighbouring practice in February 2020. Sarah is a student veterinary nurse and is based at our Westergate clinic.

Outside of work Sarah enjoys training her two dogs and is a keen horse rider.


Ella will begin her veterinary nursing training in January 2021 at Plumpton College.

Prior to joining AVG in July 2020 and after completing a years work experience at our Storrington hospital, Ella has achieved a diploma in Animal Management at Brinsbury College.

Out of work Ella has 3 rescue dogs and enjoys horse riding and scuba diving – of which she is currently working towards her open water qualification.


Amy joined the AVG team in 2021 and is looking forward to completing her training at our Chichester Hospital

Having always loved animals from an early age, Amy keenly volunteered at a busy wildlife hospital, and it was this that ignited her passion to become a veterinary nurse. Amy has a particular interest in medical nursing and in-patient care.

Out of work Amy has a one-eyed rescue cat called Eric and enjoys watching films, reading, singing & playing piano.


Beth joined the team in June 2022 and will be based at our Chichester hospital.

After gaining A-levels in Biology Chemistry and Psychology, Beth attended the University of Plymouth to study Animal Behaviour and Welfare. As part of her course, Beth went on placement at Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital in Chichester which sparked her ambition for wildlife care, conservation and veterinary nursing.

In her spare time Beth loves to bake, crochet and paint pet portraits. She also loves to walk her families two springer spaniel siblings, Gus and Gem and she also has two cats Luna and Penny and a rabbit she called Bwian.


Courtney qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2020, joining the SDEV team in August 2021. After moving from Wales to West Sussex, Courtney quickly found her feet with the night team – having previously gained experience in both small and mixed animal practice.

With her strong passion for inpatient care, Courtney is well suited to her night role caring for some of our more critical patients.

Courtney lives locally with her partner and rescue dog Django who Courtney describes as a ‘proper Heinz 57’! In their spare time the family love to explore the local area and can often be found on the beach. Courtney is super sporty and plays rugby for a local team. Her talents do not end here as she is also rather a dab hand in the kitchen and can whip up a mean batch of chocolate brownies!


Megan qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2021 and joined the SDEV team in 2022.

Megan completed her training at a neighbouring practice, working her her way up from nursing assistant to qualified nurse. It was during this time that Megan developed an interest in emergency work and since transferring to night work, has never looked back.

Out of work Megan has a dog called Brooke who she enjoys training and helping her to overcome her anxiety and fears. A highlight of Megan’s career so far has been a trip to Botswana which she hopes to repeat in the near future.


Debbie joined the SDEV team in September 2019 and loves her role as an assistant to our qualified nursing team.

Debbie was bought up in the New Forest so it will come as no surprise that Debbie is horse mad! During her teenage years, Debbie begun her career working for a local racehorse trainer. Currently, as well as her role at SDEV, Debbie also works for The Racehorse Sanctuary and rehoming centre which gives these incredible horses a second chance after their racing careers are over.

As well as the above, Debbie loves to spend her free time with her two Bernese Mountain dogs, Poppy and Blossom and also riding her two horses Ted and Murphy.


Georgina joined the SDEV team in 2021 and is one of our valued nursing assistants.

Georgina has worked with animals for a number of years and holds a Batchelor of Science in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. As well as working at night, on the days that Georgina doesn’t work she works for a local dog training and behaviour business holding classes for puppies.

When not in the company of dogs or our patients, Georgina enjoys, riding, baking and travelling.


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