Meet The Team

  • Jennifer

    Jennifer Long

    Practice Manager

    RVN, PHC, Ncert (SAN)

    Jennifer qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2000 and has been working in the veterinary profession since 1997. Jennifer began working at Paddons in October 2010 as Head RVN. Jennifer has a keen interest in nutrition and nurse clinics and holds a certificate in wound management. Jennifer is also a Pet Insurance advisor.

  • Irina

    Irina Tudosie

    Head Veterinary Surgeon

  • Kirsty

    Kirsty Holtzhausen

    Veterinary Surgeon


    Kirsty graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey University in 2017. Kirsty made the move from New Zealand to join Paddons Vets in 2021. In her spare time Kirsty can be found gardening, hiking, or hanging out with her cat Loki.

  • Sunaina Jain

    Sunaina Jain

    Veterinary Surgeon


    Sunaina (better known as Zoey) is our American/South African vet who joined us in November 2021. Born and raised in the US, Zoey spent her earlier years continent hopping before settling in South Africa where she graduated from The University of Pretoria – Onderstepoort in 2019. Zoey has a special interest in surgery and is set on specializing someday.

  • Elli

    Dr Eleanor Hullis

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Ellen

    Ellen Minns

    Head Veterinary Nurse


    Ellen has been in the veterinary profession since 2005, qualified in 2010 and moved to Paddons in April 2017. Ellen particularly enjoys radiography, theatre nursing, and ward nursing. In her spare time, Ellen likes to socialise with friends, spend time with her family, and walk her dogs along the coast.

  • Stephanie Block

    Stephanie Block

    Senior Veterinary Nurse

    RVN ISFM Cert FN PHC L3Dip

    Steph started in Veterinary practice in 2008 and qualified as a nurse in 2014. Steph holds a certificate in feline friendly nursing and is the practice cat advocate. She has a cat herself called Zia. In her spare time, Steph enjoys spending time with family or visiting different places on holiday.

  • Becky

    Becky Hancock

    Senior Veterinary Nurse


    Becky has been nursing for a total of 27 years and qualified 21 years. Becky has a passion for Labradors and owns Branston, a chocolate Labrador, who is very mischievous and keeps her on her toes. Becky also has two cats, Opal and Tanzy. Becky has an interest in surgery and laboratory.

  • Samantha Hullis

    Samantha Hullis

    Veterinary Nurse

    RVN NCert(Anaesth)

    Sam qualified in July 2018 and loves the challenge and variety in her role as an RVN. When at home; her pet sheep, goats, and chickens keep her very entertained and busy, and Sam’s favourite treat is going for long walks with her daughter and dogs to the beach or forest.

  • Lyndsey

    Lyndsey Wallace

    Veterinary Nurse

  • Hollie

    Hollie Roberts

    Veterinary Nurse


    Hollie qualified as an RVN in 2016 and gained large animal experience in a veterinary hospital. She joined the Paddons team in 2021, and enjoys theatre, kennel nursing and has a particular interest in felines. When not working, she enjoys baking and spending time with her husband, daughter and their two gorgeous dogs.

  • Holly Ellinor

    Holly Ellinor

    Student Veterinary Nurse


    Holly is one of our longest serving members of staff having worked at Paddons since 2005 as a qualified Animal Nursing Assistant.

  • Kira Alexander

    Kira Alexander

    Student Veterinary Nurse


    Kira is a huge lover of dogs, although any animal that needs attention she is on hand for a cuddle! Kira loves being with nature and going to the beach, as well as being with her gorgeous puppy Ruby.

  • Debbie

    Debbie Carter

    Veterinary Care Assistant

  • Jasmine

    Jasmine Hubbard

    Veterinary Care Assistant

  • Laura Edwards

    Laura Edwards

    Head Veterinary Receptionist & Practice Administrator

    Laura has worked at Paddons since February 2017 after relocating from Essex. Laura is a Feline Friendly Receptionist, Competent Veterinary Dispenser, and has a City and Guilds certificate in Veterinary Reception. In her spare time Laura enjoys swimming, yoga and spending time with her husband and son. They have three cats; Jenson, Wally and Noddy.

  • Debbie Parkinson

    Debbie Parkinson

    Veterinary Receptionist

    Debbie has worked for Paddons Vets since 1997 as a receptionist. Debbie divides her spare time between family and five cats. Debbie is a keen baker of Mary Berry recipes and also makes a smashing lemon drizzle cake.

  • Stacey

    Stacey Godbold

    Veterinary Receptionist


    Stacey joined the team in 2017. Since then she has become the first veterinary receptionist in the UK to become fully accredited under the British Veterinary Receptionist Association, and is a Registered Veterinary Receptionist. Stacey is also a Registered Animal Medicines Advisor, Cat Friendly Veterinary Receptionist, Competent Veterinary Dispenser and holds a National Diploma in Animal Care.

  • Janet

    Janet Ashworth

    Veterinary Receptionist


    Our Lancashire lass started working at Paddons in March 2018. Janet had previously worked in the Police Force in Greater Manchester. Janet is a Registered Veterinary Receptionist, Feline Friendly Receptionist, Competent Veterinary Dispenser and is our charity champion. Janet has now passed a Pet Bereavement Councillor course with distinction. Janet is also the coordinator of the Italian Spinone Club of Great Britain Re-home and Rescue. Janet keeps entertained by her two dogs, two cats, and two horses.

  • Sophie Hubbard

    Sophie Hubbard

    Veterinary Receptionist

    Sophie recently joined the Reception team in March 2022. In her spare time, Sophie enjoys long walks in the countryside with her fiancé and their dog Buzz, often with her camera in hand to take photos of the wildlife.

  • Donna Dring

    Donna Dring

    Veterinary Receptionist

    Donna has worked as a veterinary receptionist for nearly eight years before joining the Paddons team in August 2022. Outside of work, much of Donna’s time is spent looking after her own four-legged friends, as well as competing at dog shows with some of her Portuguese Water Dogs. Crufts is most definitely an important date in her calendar every year! Donna is partial to a gin and tonic (or a coffee!) and enjoys catching up with friends and family over dinner and drinks, or a little boogie on the dance floor! Donna will forever be young at heart and loves nothing more than a nineties dance classic.