Accounts and Office Staff
General Practice Manager NCVH
Siobhan joined us as General Practice Manager NCVH in January 2018. Having come from a Teaching background she decided on a change of direction, this led her to pursue a career within the Veterinary Business. She comes with experience of having managed an Equine Clinic and Veterinary Hospital before which, she served her time as a veterinary receptionist. In her spare time Siobhan enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, music and enjoying countryside walks with her dogs!
I landed my dream job in March 1983 when I joined the practice, back then we were known as Crowhurst and Partners based in Sittingbourne Road in a beautiful old Victorian House. It was a true mixed practice with a James Herriot feel, it was not uncommon to have a horse grazing in what would have been the garden pop it’s head through the office window, the odd dog tied to my desk and a cat sitting in a basket on my desk as the accounts office was right next door to the consult rooms.
The transformation the business has been through has been amazing, initially 24 staff members moved up from Sittingbourne Road and now at our maximum 100 staff. I am very proud to be part of that journey which continues today as an independent practice.
As you would expect it’s impossible to work here and not acquire a few pets, I have Lola a Springer Spaniel who I rehomed from The Springer Spaniel Rescue. After losing Holly, also a recused Springer I was not going to have another dog, but Lola came in for treatment and ended up coming home with me. Bella and Ted are both hand reared cats that are extremely badly behaved when they come into work and cause absolute chaos, even a simple vaccination is a challenge.
When not at work, I’m a keen cyclists and love racking up the miles on a weekend, often doing charity sportive rides, such as the Prudential Ride 100. I love to travel and have seen some amazing countries and cultures, you never stop learning.
Deputy Financial Manager
I have worked at PETS Limited since 2012, initially joined the reception team after my Grandad who was the handyman for the practice encouraged me to apply. From here I moved into the accounts department in 2015 as an apprentice and attend college once week to do an AAT qualification, I am now in my final year and hope to be qualified in June 2019. In early 2018 I was promoted to Deputy Finance Manager after completing my level 3.
At the moment I still live at home but saving hard to buy my own place with my girlfriend, so haven’t as yet got any pets, but working here I’m sure at some point a rescue or stray will follow me home.
When not at work I’m revising for exams or I am watching or attempting to play football with my friends or just spending time with family.
I joined PETS Limited in December 2016 after being in the motor trade for the last 17 years on and off. I have swapped the roar of an engine for a roar, well bark, woof woof and meow of our wonderful animals. Although I do hear that the odd big cat has visited and can give a pretty good roar, but as yet I have not encountered one.
I work primarily on the purchase ledger, but also cover all aspect of the accounts department, it’s not your standard office environment as we do get the occasional visitor to the office for cuddles and I love popping down to reception for the odd puppy cuddle.
I have a 3yrs old Shih tzu dog called Harley, who is my baby and not spoilt at all, he only has one massive toy box with mere 50ish toys, which is a source of entertainment and mickey taking when I rush downstairs to view and often buy the latest toy.
At weekends I love to take Harley for walks and when not walking the dog, I’m either helping in my partners art studio or being a roadie for the band he plays lead guitar in. Occasionally I do get to relax.
Following a string of different professions from retail to cabin crew, Lucy started working at the practice in 2010 as an apprentice studying Business and Administration. Throughout the years she gained further qualifications in management, CBT and most recently a level 5 certificate in Human Resources with the Chartered Institute of Personal Development.
Lucy is part of the management team at Newnham and her role is to look after the HR and marketing along with some other “odd” jobs that she has picked up along the way.
What she loves the most about working at Newnham Court is the incredibly professional and highly skilled people that the practice have on board. Each employee at Newnham brings something unique and exciting to the table, and. She says she is proud to be part of the team.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, daughter and fur baby Yoda.
Karen has been with the practice for 13 years; 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.