Meet The Team







  • 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 Tudosie

    Irina Tudosie

    Head Veterinary Surgeon

  • Kirsty Holtzhausen

    Veterinary Surgeon

    BVSc MRCVS

    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

    Veterinary Surgeon

    BVSc MRCVS

    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.

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    Ellen Minns

    Head Veterinary Nurse

    RVN

    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

    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.

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    Becky Hancock

    Senior Veterinary Nurse

    RVN

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    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.

  • Hollie Roberts

    Veterinary Nurse

    RVN

    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.

  • Debbie Carter

    Veterinary Care Assistant

    VCA

    NA

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    Holly Ellinor

    Animal Nursing Assistant

    ANA

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

  • Jasmine Hubbard

    Kennel Assistant

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    Laura Edwards

    Head Receptionist

    NA

    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.

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    Debbie Parkinson

    Receptionist

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    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.

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    Stacey Godbold

    Receptionist

    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.

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    Janet Ashworth RVR

    Receptionist

    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 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

    Receptionist

    NA

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

  • Julie Knight

    Accounting

    NA

    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.