Vet Charlotte Lyon Charlie BVetMed MRCVS Clinical Director and Bodhi the Labrador
Charlotte Lyon BVetMed MRCVS

Clinical Director

Charlie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2008 and has been working at Paddons ever since. She is now the Clinical Director of the practice and is currently working towards a certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice. She has two Labradors, three cats and is a beekeeper in her spare time.

Irina Tudosie vet at Paddons vets
Irina Tudosie DVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated in Bucharest in 2013, and joined the Paddons team as a Veterinary Surgeons in 2015. I have an interest in ultrasound and am working on improving my skills in this area. I have two cats brought over from Romania and one rescue cat from Paddons.

Dictir Mihaela Serban with Ninja the Dog
Mihaela Serban DVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Mica graduated in 2013 and joined the Paddons team in 2015.

Adrienne Zeeman BVSc

Veterinary Surgeon

Adrienne qualified in 2016 and single handily run a mixed animal veterinary practice in South Africa before skipping over the pond and moving to the UK in December 2017. Adrienne has a much-loved greyhound called Howard.

Vanda Martins

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated in Porto, June 2018 and started working at Paddons Vets as a veterinary surgeon in October 2018. During my graduation time, I developed a special interest in; critical care, cardiology, and dermatology. Animals are my big passion and that's why I've always known the path I would follow. In my spare time, I enjoy being in touch with nature and I have a special interest in dance as well. I have a dog in Portugal called Maggie.

Nurse Holding Dog
Jennifer Venni RVN, PHC, Ncert (SAN)

Head Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2000 and have been working in the veterinary profession since 1997. I began working at Paddons in October 2010 as Head RVN. I have a keen interest in nutrition and nurse clinics and hold a certificate in wound management. I am also a Pet Insurance advisor.

Ellen holding Willow the Practice Cat
Ellen Minns RVN

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

Stephanie Block holding Willow the Practice Cat
Stephanie Block RVN ISFM Cert FN PHC L3Dip

Senior Veterinary Nurse

I started in practice in 2008, qualified in 2014 and have been working at Paddons since 2015. I also hold a National Diploma in Animal Management and a certificate in oral care. I am the practice Cat Advocate, and have two cats myself called Wobble and Zia.

Lauren Bray RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Lauren qualified in 2017. Lauren has a very special Labrador called Honey whom she rehomed when working at a previous veterinary practice.

Samantha Hullis RVN

Veterinary Nurse

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 her favourite treat is going for long walks with her daughter and dogs to the beach or forest.

Debbie Carter Veterinary Nursing Assistant holding Tara
Debbie Carter VCA

Veterinary Care Assistant

Debbie has worked at Paddons since the tender age of 18. Debbie qualified as a Veterinary Care Assistant in 2014 and passed her First Aid Course in 2018. Debbie enjoys regular Zumba classes, travelling and walks along the Norfolk coast with her two dogs, Tara and Spike.

Holly Whitby with Lexie the Labrador
Holly Whitby ANA

Animal Nursing Assistant

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

Debbie Parkinson


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

Stacey Harsant


Our North London girl has worked at Paddons since 2006. Stacey is Pug crazy and has owned a pick n mix of animals. Stacey enjoys Woodland and Beach walks with her husband and dogs.

Julie Knight


Julie worked for many years in Finance and Accountancy. Julie enjoys holidaying, especially in Greece.  Originally from Northampton, Julie started working at Paddons in 2015. Julie enjoys an active life of Tennis, Badminton, and Yoga along with regular Beach trips with her Old English sheepdog, Pearl.

Laura Edwards


Our very own Essex girl relocated to the area in 2016 and has worked at Paddons since February 2017. Laura loves to organise anything and everything, occasionally giving her colleagues the run around to find the pens! Laura enjoys Yoga and has three cats, Jenson, Reggie, and Wally.

Stacey Godbold


Stacey started working in practice during 2003, first as a Veterinary assistant, and then as a Head Nurse/Practice Manager. Stacey holds a National Diploma in Animal Care and Management. Stacey has recently returned to practice from a four-year break after the arrival of her second child and joined Paddons as a Receptionist in October 2017. Stacey has a cat called Freddie who she rescued as a kitten 12 years ago.

Janet Ashworth


Our Lancashire lass started working at Paddons in March 2018. Janet had previously worked in the Police Force in Greater Manchester. Janet is 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.

Pixie the Surgery Cat


Pixie came in to our care after being found covered in concrete. Pixie is currently in training as our new practice cat. She loves cuddles and her favourite toy is the tunnel.