Gemma Sawyer RVN
Acting Head Veterinary Nurse
Gemma joined our veterinary nursing team in January 2012. She became our acting head nurse when Loren Jackson went onto maternity leave in January 2018.
She has an interest in behaviour, running many of our anxious dog clinics and is a qualified Clinical Coach assisting in the training of our student Veterinary Nurses.
Gemma’s interest include surfing, making cakes and walking her Labrador Lottie.
Claire Robson RVN
Claire re-joined the practice in February 2011. Using all of her experience and knowledge she soon became an invaluable member of staff and was made Deputy Head Nurse in September 2011 and was promoted to Head Nurse in 2013. After taking time off with the birth of her baby James at the end of 2015 she has returned to work with us part-time.
Claire married a local farmer in 2014 and they were given a Charolais cow and calf as a wedding present! Claire and her husband also breed pedigree Blue Faced Leicester sheep. Her other interests include baking and decorating cakes and we enjoy sampling her creations!
Sue Mann RVN
Sue qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1979 and has since worked in practices in Hythe (Hants), Barnstaple and Lifton prior to starting at Castle Veterinary Group in 2003.
Sue is a registered Ally Supporter. An Ally Supporter offers support before, during and after the loss of a pet.
Sue’s main nursing interests are in the areas of surgical nursing and animal behaviour.
Sue has a lot of animals – a dog called Perrier, 5 cats all rescued via Cats Protection and various chickens, geese and rabbits!
In addition to her Veterinary Nursing work, Sue is also involved with the Launceston branch of Cats Protection and enjoys walking Perrier in her free time.
Emma Pridham RVN
Emma joined our nursing team in September 2005 and having completed her Animal Nursing Assistant course went on the train as a Veterinary Nurse. Emma passed all her exams early in 2012 and is now a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse.
Emma enjoys helping out with our puppy preschool and has a keen interest in animal behaviour running many of our anxious dog clinics.
Emma has a cat called Hamish who she hand reared from one day old after he was attacked by a dog and brought into the surgery.
Emma’s main interests include spending time with her daughter Georgia and husband Steve on the farm.
Megan Woodgate RVN
Megan joined our nursing team in 2017. She qualified as a RVN in 2007. Since then she has worked around the UK and spent three and a half years working at a veterinary hospital in Sydney, which is where she met her partner Declan. They then moved to Ireland in 2015. Her keen interests are weight clinics, dentistry and surgical nursing. She has now settled back in Cornwall and is enjoying life with her new husband.
Rachael Woodley RVN
Rachael joined Castle Vets in August 2016 having already been a qualified veterinary nurse since 1999. Having had a break to raise her twin girls she has returned to work part time here at Castle Vets.
Rachael lives with her partner on their dairy farm. The twins take up most of Rachael’s spare time but she also has some chickens and 3 cats that she has rescued over the years!
Charlotte Fox RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Charlotte Fox qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in January 2017. She joined us in January 2018 as a registered veterinary nurse.
Outside of work Charlotte enjoys gig rowing and horse riding.
Emma Hoskings RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Emma joined our nursing team in August 2015. She completed her studies with us and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in January 2018.
Outside work she enjoys swimming, walking her Staffie Millie, and a spot of baking when she has time!
Student Veterinary Nurse
Dora joined our nursing team as a second year student nurse in September 2017.
Outside of work Dora enjoys riding her horse Lark, swimming and gardening.
Kerensa has always been interested in working with animals. She joined us as our ward assistant in March 2016, assisting the vets and nurses in caring for the in-patients and the general day-to-day running of the kennels and cleaning.
In her spare time Kerensa enjoys helping her dad on their family dairy and beef farm or walking her dog Ollie.
Loren Jackson RVN
Head Veterinary Nurse
Loren is currently on maternity leave and Gemma Sawyer is our acting Head Nurse while she is away.
Loren joined Castle Veterinary Group in 2004 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2009. She was promoted to the role of Head Nurse at the end of 2015.
Loren completed her Clinical Coach qualification in March 2014 and now assists our student Veterinary Nurses with their training.
Loren has also completed a bereavement course and is a registered Ally Supporter. She is here to help our clients before, during and after the loss of their pet.
In her spare time Loren enjoys walking her dogs Bessie the Collie Cross and Peggy the Jack Russell.