Please allow us to make a long overdue introduction to our new team members for 2021, just in time for 2022!!
Let us start with our lovely not-so-new reception team member Rachel. Rachel joined us way back in February and has done an amazing job at mastering all the complexities of life behind the front desk of a veterinary surgery. She has spent most of her life growing up on a working farm just outside Witham surrounded by household pets indoors and farm and wild animals outdoors. If given the option, her pet of choice would be a Highland cow, but for the meantime, she has settled for a Labrador called Kallie and a goldfish. In reality, she would happily take any animal home!
The shift to join us at Mayne Vets was a bit of a career jump from her previous job. Having spent 8 years working in childcare with children ranging in age from 6 months to 4 years of age she felt it was time to move into the “fur-baby” department and we were delighted to offer her a position with us. They say not to work with children or animals, Rachel has now ticked both off her list!
Outside of work, Rachel loves baking for both humans and dogs, and we can all attest that she has made some beautiful cakes since joining the clinic. She also loves to read and watch football (an Ipswich Town fan).
We couldn’t be happier with how well she has settled into the Mayne Vets team and she would like to pass on her thanks to all our lovely clients for being so patient with her as she learned the ropes.
Our next introduction is Charlie… our new vet.
“Charlie” (because it was too confusing to have another vet called Charlotte!) first started “seeing practice” with us as a vet student in 2018. We could tell from the start that she would be a great addition to the team and we’re happy to welcome her to the fold when she graduated in the summer of 2021.
Charlie is another local recruit having grown up in Ipswich and studied in London. Her love of animals developed when she started horse riding at the age of 7 and she has always had a pet in the house. Given the space, her pet of choice would be a Polo pony, but at the minute she is trying to make do with Jynxy the cat and Hugo, her 2-year-old miniature wire haired Dachshund. She is also on the hunt for a ragdoll or a black fluffy rescue cat…the list goes on…
Charlie entered the Veterinary profession after a brief stint studying marketing and business. She has described her time studying veterinary medicine as a life-changing experience, sometimes amazing, sometimes incredibly hard, and often tiring, we think she has embraced the step from student to vet incredibly well and is approaching the challenges the veterinary world brings with a smile and a fantastically positive attitude.
Outside of work she is a keen yogi, loves baking and catching up with friends. She likes to horse ride when she can and loves to play polo. She has also been sharing her journey through vet school and her blossoming veterinary career via her Instagram account @vetsurgeondiaries. She tells us she is loving her time here at Mayne Vets and is enjoying getting to know all our lovely clients. We are certainly incredibly happy to have welcomed her to the team.