Philip Hughes BVSc MRCVS
Emma Newton BVSc CertVOphthal MRCVS
She has always loved Ophthalmology (eyes) and sat her examinations in 2006. She became an Advanced Practitioner in 2015 (as soon as this scheme started).
Outside work Emma is kept very busy with her family and young labrador cross Millie. A mad keen sportswoman Emma plays netball weekly and tennis, swimming, running and riding when she can, life is always full speed.
Daniel May BVetMed BSAVA GPCertSAS MRCVS
Although not Dorset born and bred, Daniel feels very much at home living in Highcliffe. He got married at Highcliffe Castle to his wife Katy. Alfie, their Black Labrador, performed the ring bearing duties. As all good Labradors should, he stopped to try and eat some petals on the way down the aisle!
Like most vets, Daniel always wanted to be a veterinary surgeon. He counts himself very lucky doing a job he loves. When he gets time away from the practice he can be found walking Alfie and his young daughter Georgie. He has a season ticket at Tottenham Hotspur.
Laura Buckland BVetMed MRCVS
Laura enjoys all aspects of mixed practice. Her special interest is Emergency and Critical Care and she is passionate about treating your pet with kindness and dignity as if it were her own and is known for giving very straightforward advice and information.
Laura lives locally with her husband and two young children. They have three dogs, two cats, a handful of chickens and a tortoise called Ernie.
Jess Roose MA VetMB MRCVS
Out-side of work you may see her walking her Jack Russell, Mickey, around Mudeford Wood and Hengistbury Head or if she’s feeling energetic, playing Netball with a local team. She makes regular trips back to her family’s home in Cornwall where she enjoys trying to surf and walking on Dartmoor.
Amelie Summer MA VetMB MVetSci MRCVS
A keen hiker, Amelie walked 1000 miles of the Appalachian Trail with her husband in 2017 before moving from London to Christchurch. She is now enjoying exploring the beautiful Dorset countryside.
Katy Putterford MA VetMB MRCVS
Outside of work she enjoys baking, catching up with friends and taking her two westies, Megan and Molly for long walks on the beach.
Sophie Jenns MA VetMB MRCVS
She doesn’t currently have any animals but enjoys entertaining her family labradors when they come to stay. In her free time she enjoys hockey, swimming and taekwondo.
Roxy Lewis CertV NECC Dip VN RVN Nursing Manager
Roxy has a keen interest in emergency and critical care nursing and recently completed further studies to become a certificate holder, she passed with distinction. In her spare time she enjoys taking her cheeky terrier out for long walks in the countryside.
Gemma Read BSc RVN Deputy Nursing Manager
She has been at the practice since 2009 but before joining the practice Gemma also gained a degree in Animal Science (Behaviour and Welfare). In her spare time she enjoys cooking, walks in the forest and spending time at the beach.
Sam Vine RVN
Sam became a Mum in 2015 and now works part time. She has a particular soft spot for Labradors.
Katie Powell RVN
Katie has a keen interest in medical nursing and enjoys caring for the hospitalised patients especially assisting with their recovery. At home Katie enjoys spending time with her cocker spaniel Alfie, taking him for long walks in the forest. She also has a keen interest in photography which fills her spare time.
Jess Hall Student Nurse
Jess has a keen interest in feline care and behaviour and has one cat at home called Yuna. She also has great affection for giant breed dogs and would one day love to own a Newfoundland (once she’s moved to a bigger house!).
Aliie Harpham Nursing Assistant
She has lived and worked with sled teams in Austria, Sweden and Finland. In January this year she achieved her Diploma in Animal Psychology. Allie lives at home with her two cats Archie and Elvis. Her main interests are animal behaviour, surgical nursing and anaesthesia.
Nina Sargeant Nursing Assistant
She enjoys all aspects of nursing especially inpatient care and giving patients all important cuddle therapy. Nina also has a keen interest in nutrition. Nina loves walking her dog Hugo, horse riding and kayaking with her partner.
Beth Saul Nursing Assistant
Beth hopes to adopt more animals in the future and working here at Priory Veterinary Group, that shouldn’t be hard!
Lucy Biddulph Student Nurse
Lucy has four dogs at home and loves walking them along the south coast and at National Trust properties. Lucy especially loves Cavalier King Charles Spaniels because they are so affectionate and are always wagging their tails.
Beth Attfield, Nursing Assistant
Beth is looking forward to being at Priory where she’ll have the opportunity to further her knowledge and skills at a bigger practice. When she’s not in Christchurch, Beth can often be found at Swanage railway with her partner, Ash, who is a driver there. They both hope to move soon to a house with a garden so that they can start their fur baby family.
Charlie Taylor Student Nurse
With four cats at home it’s fair to say that Charlie loves nursing cats and making a fuss of our inpatients.
Nikki Jacob-Moss Animal Care Assistant
She shares her home with her cat Martha, her tortoise Tarquin and not forgetting her husband Paul. In her spare time she enjoys walking and cycling.
Office & Reception Team
Nicky Fitoussi Practice Manager
Nicky lives with her partner in Highcliffe. She enjoys laser sailing and cooking in her spare time and has one adopted cat who take pride of place at home.
Sarah Johnson Administrator
Outside of work she enjoys sport, especially playing badminton and dog agility training with her cocker spaniel called Harvey.
Sam Kingswell Receptionist
When she’s not at work she enjoys walking her little dog, Freddie, along the coast.
Debbie Lloyd Administrator
Her passion in life is her singing and she is part of an award-winning female vocal ensemble called La Nova Singers. They perform an eclectic repertoire of classical, sacred, operatic and contemporary choral music and give concerts through the area with a regular gig at Highcliffe Castle at Christmas.
Suzy Robbins Receptionist
She loves animals and is a strict vegetarian. In her spare time she enjoys walking, watching movies, eating cake and playing candy crush saga! She is looking forward to starting her latest house renovation project.
Jackie Cole Receptionist
Pam Dolbear Receptionist
Pam enjoys walking and running on the New Forest with her two cocker spaniels and loves seeing all the ponies and wildlife. Her other passions are baking, spending time with the family and going to live concerts and singing along!