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

Practice Manager

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.

Dictir Mihaela Serban with Ninja the Dog
Mihaela Serban DVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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

Ellen holding Willow the Practice Cat
Ellen Minns RVN

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

Senior Veterinary Nurse

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.

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 Sam’s 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

Holly Whitby with Lexie the Labrador
Holly Ellinor 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.

Laura Edwards

Head Receptionist

Laura relocated from Essex in 2016 and has worked at Paddons since February 2017. Laura is a Feline Friendly Receptionist, Competent Veterinary Dispenser, and has a City and Guilds certificate in Veterinary Reception. Laura enjoys yoga, swimming and organising every single drawer and surface. Laura has four cats, Jenson, Reggie, Wally and Noddy.

Debbie Parkinson


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

Stacey Godbold AVR RVR


Stacey has been part of the Paddons Team since October 2017. Stacey is the first Veterinary Receptionist in the UK to become fully accredited under the British Veterinary Receptionist Association. Stacey is also a Feline Friendly Veterinary Receptionist, Competent Veterinary Dispenser and holds a National Diploma in Animal Care and Management. Stacey enjoys spending her time with her husband, their two sons and their 4 year old tabby cat called Tink.

Janet Ashworth RVR AVR RVR


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 is currently studying to be a Pet Bereavement Councillor. 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.

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.