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Accounts and Office Staff

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Gemma Barham

Dip AVN (Medical) RVN – Practice Manager

Gemma first started nursing in 1999 and qualified as a RVN in 2002. After some years in general practice Gemma moved into medical referral work in 2005 and gained the Advanced Veterinary Nursing Diploma in small animal medicine in 2008. She remained in specialist veterinary medicine until 2014 when she joined Newnham court as deputy nursing manager.


Gemma is a clinical coach to student veterinary nurses and is very passionate about training the next generation of VNs to a high standard. Currently working towards a certificate in anaesthesia, her main areas of interests are pharmacology, critical care and anaesthesia. Gemma likes playing netball with a small team locally including some of the other nurses when she isn’t running around keeping her 2 sons occupied.  Gemma moved into the Practice Manager role in the summer of 2022.


Kayleigh P

BSc Hons - Practice Administrator

Kayleigh joined us in November 2017.  After milking cows as a Dairy Herd Manager 12 years prior, Kayleigh returned to the veterinary industry as part of our reception team.  She then moved over into a new role of Practice Administrator in March 2020.  Kayleigh has five working dogs Orca, Tweed, Jaffa, Gladys and Uno.  Kayleigh also runs her own business in her spare time, making items such as feather brooches, hat pins and feather silhouettes.  She also enjoys to grow her own vegetables on her allotment.


Karen Berry

Hospital Facilitator

Karen has been with the practice since 2005; she is an invaluable member of the Team who is always willing to help.  During her time at NCVH, Karen has held many varied roles from working as part of the clinical team as an auxiliary nurse and community support assistant, to assisting the hospital manager. She is now our Hospital Facilitator- which encompasses an array of important tasks and keeps Karen extremely busy.  Away from work Karen likes nothing better than to support her Football Team and challenge friends to a game of pool.

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