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The Team

Charlotte

What is your role at the clinic and how long have you worked at Mayne Vets?
I own the clinic alongside my husband Keith and work here as a full time vet. Mrs Long took me under her wing in 2004 when I joined the clinic as a new graduate. I spent the best part of the next eight years developing my skills and embracing the practice ethos before taking over the reins in 2012.

What do you love most about being a vet?
It’s an incredibly rewarding job so it’s very difficult to pick a favourite part. Our patients are what make our days fun and not feel like work, I also love surgery.

Have you treated any unusual pets?
When I was travelling around Australia I was lucky enough to treat and care for a baby Wallaby.

Do you have any pets?
Unfortunately not, my husband has allergies so I need to get my animal fix at work!

What do you enjoy outside of work?
I love to keep fit and travel the world.

Emma

How long have you worked at the clinic?
I work as a vet and joined in August 2013.

Tell us about yourself
I’m originally from Colchester and went to Colchester County High School. I graduated from the RVC in 2011 and travelled to Malaysia to neuter stray cats and dogs for a month after I qualified. I have a Sprocker Spaniel called Poppy and a moggy called Rosie.

What is the best part of your job?
Meeting and getting to know lots of new people and their pets. Facing new challenges every day and helping keep our pets happy and healthy.

What is the most unusual animal you have worked with?
Cheetahs, vultures and spider monkeys whilst a vet student.

What's your favourite animal?
Elephants, they're very clever and beautiful!

Julie

What is your role at the clinic and how long have you worked here?
I’ve been working at the clinic since 1990, over 25 years in total, it’s never boring! I work as a nurse and receptionist as well as taking care of ordering medications for the clinic and it’s patients.

Have you always wanted to work with animals?
Yes, we had family friends that owned a veterinary clinic in Germany and from a young age I spent a lot of time visiting them.

What do you enjoy outside of work?
I’m always up early at the weekends and attending dog agility shows with my two Border Collies, Drift and Fern. I also enjoy taking them for long country walks.

What’s your favourite animal?
I love longhaired Guinea Pigs, I especially enjoy grooming them as they look so different afterwards!

What is the most unusual animal you’ve worked with?
I once had to round up some Geese that had escaped up Bergholt Road, I’ve also cared for a badger that needed some dental work.

Francesca

Tell us about yourself
I have a degree in history, but decided office life was not for me. I enjoy horse riding and going to the gym, when I can muster enough energy! I joined Mayne Vets in 2014 and work as a veterinary nurse assistant and receptionist.

What is the best part of your job?
When you see a client whose animal is coming in for regular treatment you build up a relationship with them and then ultimately it’s so rewarding to see the animal recover.

Do you have any pets?
I have a dog, she’s a Cocker Spaniel called Daisy who can be well behaved when she wants to be but also has a tendency to empty then eat the contents of bags and bins!

What is your favourite animal?
As much as I love all animals I have a particular penchant for dogs, they give good cuddles!

Have you worked with any unusual pets?
I love hedgehogs, we had a hedgehog this summer with a badly injured leg but were able to amputate it so she could be taken to a rescue home and partnered with a mate.

Caroline

What is your role at Mayne Vets?
I work as a veterinary nurse and am also a nursing trainer and mentor.

What’s the best part of your job?
To make someone’s day by giving their pet the best nursing care possible.

Tell us about yourself
I am lucky enough to have a wonderful husband and two children. We all love to travel and spent several years abroad. Food is a passion and I am always experimenting with new dishes for us to try out.

Do you have any funny work stories?
I once stuck a vet to the floor with surgical spirit, by accident!

What's your favourite animal?
I don’t have a favourite animal breed but I have had lots of favourite pets and patients I’ve been lucky enough to care for and love. I particularly enjoy working with older dogs.

Have you worked with any unusual pets?
Yes, when working in Australia I worked with a Possum and Kangaroo!

Jayne

What is your role at Mayne Vets?
I joined the clinic in 2006 and work as a receptionist.

Have you always wanted to work with animals?
Yes, I absolutely love animals and prefer them to a few people!

What do you love about working on reception?
Meeting all the puppies, there's nothing like puppy breath!

Tell us about yourself
I’m married with two children and one thoroughly spoilt dog. I enjoy socialising, shopping and eating.

Would you win a ‘most like owner’ competition?
Possibly, we both have a short attention span and love our food!

Margee

What is your role at the clinic?
I work as a trainee veterinary nurse and receptionist.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
Cuddling puppies!

Tell us about yourself
I’m married with one daughter and have three pets. One dog called Bailey who is very well behaved and two cats, Chyna and Teddy who aren’t so well behaved!

What do you enjoy outside of work?
Walking my dog Bailey and cooking.

Which animal do you most resemble?
An Afghan Hound!

Vicki

How long have you worked at the clinic?
I joined in 1994 as a nurse and now work as the practice manager.

What’s the best part of your job?
The long relationships we have with our clients, sharing memories of past and present. Watching clients who came into the clinic with their parents and family pets now come in with their own children and pets.

Do you have any pets?
Not at the moment but one is due to come very soon, watch this space! As all our longstanding clients will know, Maddy, my dog was the very well behaved one that sat behind reception.

What is the most unusual animal you’ve worked with?
For a period I worked in Egypt treating storks that were injured during their migration journey.

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