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Meet the Team

Meet the friendly team behind Swadlincote Vets

Veterinary Surgeons

Ingrid Stevenson - Clinical Director
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
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
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.

Natalie Payne‚Äč - Veterinary Surgeon
I qualified from Nottingham university in 2019. I have been working in small animal practice since I qualified and have recently joined the great team at Swadlincote Vets. I enjoy all aspects of my day but especially challenging skin and osteoarthritis cases. The team make every part of the job more enjoyable and I am really enjoying being part of it. In my spare time I enjoy bouldering and cuddling up my cat. 

Veterinary Nurses

Hayley Head Nurse
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
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.

Keri - Veterinary Nurse
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
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
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.

Sarah Herbert - Veterinary Nurse
I have been a nurse for over 20 years, starting with the PDSA and then going into referral practice before coming full circle and coming back to first opinion practice. I love walking with my dog and chasing mice (be they fake or real!) with my cats.

Natasha Bignell - Veterinary Nurse
I graduated from veterinary nursing in 2021 and I have been involved with the veterinary industry for 9 years.  In my spare time I enjoyed spending time with family and friends, my three dogs and my pet hamster. I also play and umpire field hockey on the weekends. I love working at Swadlincote vets and with such an amazing team of people.

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.

Julia - Receptionist
I'm Julia, 52 and animal crazy - has owned over the years geckos, bearded dragons, tortoises, guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens, dogs and cats! Just a mum to 4 dogs, a rabbit, a tortoise and 5 chickens now. Really enjoy 80's music, 80's movies and love Christmas and baking cakes. Family is everything.

Zoe - Receptionist
My name is Zoe, I joined the practice in August 2021. My previous background had been working in the Early Years sector so this has been a big change and I am fully enjoying the new challenge.The staff here are all just lovely to work with and are fantastic at their jobs. When i'm not at work my husband, 3 children, 2 grandchildren and my little Cavachon Daisy keep me busy and in my spare time I enjoy catching up and socialising with friends and going away for weekends and holidays. 

Gilli - Receptionist
Hi I'm Gilly, mum of 6 so very busy! I absolutely love animals being an owner of Dogs ducks rabbits cats and fish and a tortoise over the years!  Love anything craft wise and I'm always making something or another or gardening if I get any spare time!