Meet the Equine team at Chapelfield


Dr Kathy Gardiner

Clinical Director, Veterinary Surgeon
Kathy grew up in Norfolk with a farming background. Along with a passiong for riding, horses have always been in her life. After graduating from University of Edinburgh Veterinary School she was keen to settle back in Norfolk. Kathy also has a degree in Bioveterinary Science from Liverpool vet school. In 2019 kathy was promoted to Clinical Director.

Dr Rachael King

Equine Clinician
Rachael grew up on a farm in Norfolk. She has had a passion and love for horses all her life. In 2015 she graduated from the University of Liverpool. In her spare time, Rachael enjoys showjumping her horses both in a competive and non-competive setting. Rachael also enjoys skiing, socialising with friends and walking her lovely dogs.

Dr Sofia Bonicelli

Equine Clinician
Coming soon...

Dr Alexandre Triguinho

Equine Clinician
Alexandre graduated in Portugal in 2011 and joined our team in 2019.

Dr Victor Franco

Equine Clinician
Victor joined our equine team at Brooke in 2019. He graduated from the University of Murcia, Spain in 1993.

Dr Olga Cabada Gonzalez

Equine Clinician
Olga joined the equine team in 2019. She graduated from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2016.

Dr Maria Segurana Gill

Veterinary Surgeon
Maria graduated at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 2010 and joined our team in 2018 as one of our TB Testers. Maria joined our equine team at Brooke in 2019. When not at work she enjoys traveling and exploring new places accompanied by her partner, and spending time with friends.  

Elly Hardesty

Registered Equine Veterinary Nurse / Practice Administrator
Elly has had a lifelong ambition to work with horses and she joined us in 2007 after working at Chapelfield Vets Norwich Branch and at a livery yard. Elly has a National Diploma in animal care from Easton College. At home, life still revolves around horses as she enjoys competing in cross country, showjumping and showing her Connamaras. Elly also helps with the care and education of young horses for a local yard.

Natasha James

SEVN, Equine Nursing Assistant
Nursing Assistant
Natasha joined the team in summer 2016, after completing a level 3 extended diploma and a level 2 work-based diploma in equine management, at Easton College. Tash is currently studying for her Equine Veterinary Nurse Qualifications. Tash loves biology, anything to do with the anatomy and physiology of the horse. When not working with horses, she enjoys eventing, showjumping and cross country with her horse Elise.

Julie Stockton

Nursing Assistant/Administrator
Julie joined the practice in the summer of 2012. As well as helping out with equine nursing duties, Julie keeps the whole equine clinic in tip-top shape and good working order! In her spare time, she has taken her love for horses to South Norfolk Pony Club where she teaches fellow equine enthusiasts. Along with her family at home, Julie looks after two horses, two dogs, four cats and some chickens.

Jess Taylor SEVN

Student Equine Veterinary Nurse / Reception
Jess studied at Easton College gaining an Extended Diploma in Agriculture in 2016, worked in horse rescue and at a veterinary surgery before joining our equine team. As a student veterinary nurse, Jess is back at studying at Easton College whilst advancing her practical knowledge of equine nursing at the clinic. Out of work, Jess enjoys riding her horse Rosie, North Walsham Young Farmers and her Highland cows.

Kayleigh Warmer

BSc(Hons) Equine Science
Equine Nursing Assistant/Reception
Kayleigh joined the team in 2018 as an equine nursing assistant after gaining her degree in Equine Science. At home she is kept busy with her own horses and ponies and she enjoys eventing and competing.

Debra Muntendam

Receptionist / Admin
Debra joined the team in 2013. She is has a busy family life and at home has a pony a dog a duck and three cats! In her spare time she can be found walking the dog and spectating at her children's football matches.

Emily Hicks

NVQ Horse Care level 1 and 2
Dispensary / Reception
Emily gained her NVQ qualification in horse care studing at Easton and Otley College. After that, she worked for four years as a groom before joining Chapelfield Veterinary Partnership at our Equine Clinic. When Emily is not at work, she enjoys walking with her partner Matt and her two dogs, Fen and Rufus. She also enjoys eating out at the many great restaurants in Norfolk!

Becky Gay

Becky joined us from our Long Stratton Branch in 2019.

Sam Palmer

Sam joined the team in 2019. Out of work she enjoys showjumping her new young horse and walking her dogs. Previously, Sam studied for a National Diploma in Agriculture and Thoroughbred Racehorses at Oxfordshire College and went on to work with thoroughbreds in Newmarket and America.

Tiffany Derham

BSc (Hons), NPTC Qualified Chainsaw Operative
Marketing Co-ordinator
After working for a number years for a variety of animal welfare charities, Tiffany joined Chapelfield Veterinary Practice in 2003.

Emma Cooper

Equine Accounts and Insurance Administrator
Emma joined us in 2019​ and spends her spare time horse riding, running and walking her dogs!

Annabel Morton

Annabel joined the team just after lockdown in 2020. Outside of work she enjoys getting out and about with her two horses, George and Basil. Basil is a new addition to the family so she is looking forward to having lots of fun with him. Annabel is also a qualified eyelash technician – when she can fit it in!

Dr Amber Perryman

Veterinary Surgeon
Amber joined the team in 2020.