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Meet the Team

Meet the friendly team behind Swadlincote Vets

Veterinary Surgeons

Ingrid Stevenson - Clinical Director
BVM&S MRCVS, GP Cert SAM
I am from southern Ireland and qualified in 2007. Since qualifying I have worked in Ireland and spent three years working in Australia, which was an amazing experience. I have been working in companion animal practice in England since 2012, and gained my Certificate in Small Animal Internal medicine in October 2013. The team at Swadlincote are fantastic to work with and everyone is very dedicated to providing excellent care for our patients. I love animals and my little dog Hobbes lives in Ireland with my Mum. In my spare time, I can be found out running, cycling and or jumping into cold open water for a swim!

Kevin Doyle - Veterinary Surgeon
BVM&S MRCVS
I qualified in 1994 from Glasgow University, came to work here in Swadlincote that summer, and stayed here ever since! Both staff and clients are very friendly and easy to work with, and that's why I decided to stay. I enjoy working here, and like both the medical and surgical aspects of my job. In my spare time, I like to walk, cycle and occasionally do the odd track day at Oulton Park, and of course Donington Park.

Petar Ivanov - Veterinary Surgeon
BVM&S MRCVS
I graduated in 2015 from Trakia University and I joined the practice team here two years ago. I enjoy all aspects of my job from meeting puppies/kittens at first vaccinations to managing unwell patients and have a passion for surgery. I enjoy exercising regularly, spending time at the sea side and going out with friends.

Felicity Haywood - Veterinary Surgeon
I qualified in 2020 from the University of Nottingham and joined the practice here that summer. I love all the parts of my job but have a keen interest in surgery. Outside of work I like to spend time with my friends and my ragdoll cat. I also enjoy swimming and football.

Christine Pollard - Veterinary Surgeon
I graduated in 2015 from Nottingham University and initially worked in Lancashire before starting here at Swadlincote in 2018. I then spent two winter seasons in Canada training and subsequently working as a ski instructor before returning to Swadlincote Vets in 2020. I like all aspects of my job but particularly enjoy working up internal medicine cases. In my spare time, I enjoy running and exploring the countryside with my rescue dog. 

Veterinary Nurses

Hayley Head Nurse
RVN
I am the head nurse and have been working at Swadlincote Veterinary Centre since 1998. I thoroughly enjoy my job, working with animals and the challenges that come with it. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming and body combat, I love exercise! I have a daughter whom I spend most of my time with and who keeps me on my toes. I also have a dog, Larry, so its always busy!

Christine Jameison - Veterinary Nurse
RVN
I have been a qualified nurse for 17 years and I love all aspects of my job. I no longer have any pets after losing my beautiful labrador 'Echo' but I do have two children, both boys, so coming to work keeps me sane (parents of boys will understand)! My main hobby is baking and cake decorating.

Emma - Veterinary Nurse
RVN
I have worked as a veterinary nurse since 2002 and I really enjoy my job. Our team at the practice is great to work with. I enjoy spending time with my husband and son in my spare time along with activities including body combat, running and horse-riding. Also, in my spare time I enjoy walking my dog Sid, who I is great fun to spend time with!

Keri - Veterinary Nurse
RVN
Hi my name is Keri. I have been nursing since February 2000 and have worked at Swadlincote Vets since January 2014. I help run puppy parties at the surgery as well as keeping the practice Facebook page up to date. I love doing nursing clinics and interacting with our lovely clients. I have 2 elderly rescue cats and a young daughter at home that keeps me on my toes.

Sarah Bull - Veterinary Nurse
RVN
I qualified as a veterinary nurse in the Easter of 2019. I love every aspect of my career, and I love working with such a happy and enthusiastic team. I am especially interested in anaesthesia and animal welfare. In my spare time, I enjoy walking my dog Mabel and keeping fit at the gym so I can eat chocolate!

Corrie Yeomans - Veterinary Nurse
RVN
Hi! My name is Corrie and I’m a registered veterinary nurse. I was previously here at Swadlincote vets back in 2014 for 3 years until leaving to work at Pride Park hospital for 3 years, and I’ve since returned! I have 3 cats, a little girl and one on the way! I love nutrition for animals so any questions I’m here to help.

Emily Sutton - Student Veterinary Nurse
I started my veterinary nurse training in September 2020 and joined the practice the following December.  I love every aspect of my job and enjoy learning new things.  In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs and spending time with friends and family.

Administrative Team

Lisa Pearson-Jones - Practice Manager
I have been part of the team here at Swadlincote since January 2021. Everyone here is friendly, approachable and great to work with and above all provide excellent care to our amazing clients and their pets. The veterinary industry is new to me, as my previous roles have all been within the construction sector. I have a variety of knowledge with over 30 years' experience in management and enjoy the daily contact you have with staff, clients and their pets and ensuring the practice runs smoothly. I am also a dog lover and have a handsome Patterdale Terrier called Rolo who is a great addition to our family. My interests include socialising, running, skiing and travelling.

Kay - Administration Manager
I am the Administration Manager and have been working at Swadlincote Veterinary Centre for many years now. In my younger days, I was part of the Nursing Team and now my role is mainly behind the scenes trying to make sure everything runs smoothly. I also work front of house at reception, where I love to catch up with all of our clients and their beloved pets.

Donna - Receptionist
I have been part of the reception team since June 2014. I am an animal lover and have both cats and dogs at home. I thoroughly enjoy my work and the Swadlincote team are a great bunch of people to work with.

Sarah - Receptionist
I worked as a qualified veterinary nurse for many years in Worcester before I became a full time Mum to my three 'spirited' children! I joined the team in February 2015, working as a part time receptionist in the branch surgery at Melbourne, which is great. I have really enjoyed getting back working with animals again, never a dull day! I have a little dog, Millie, who has endless amounts of energy and loves long walks.

Paula - Receptionist
I have been employed at Swadlincote Vets as a receptionist on a part time basis for many years. I have had many animals over the years including dogs, cats and horses, so i understand how worrying it can be when one of them becomes ill. I love my job and will always do my best to help both the client and their pet.