Meet the Equine team at Chapelfield

Brooke

Dr Kathy Gardiner

Bsc(Hons) BVM&S MRCVS
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

BVSc MRCVS
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

DVM MRCVS
Equine Clinician
Coming soon...

Dr Alexandre Triguinho

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

Dr Victor Franco

DVM MRCVS
Equine Clinician
Victor joined our equine team at Brooke in 2019.

Dr Olga Cabada Gonzalez

DVM MRCVS
Equine Clinician
Olga joined the equine team in 2019
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Dr Harriet Nuttall

BA VetMB MRCVS
Mixed Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Having grown up on the Isle of Man, Harriet always had a passion for animals and their wellbeing. She would go on to study and graduate from Cambridge Veterinary School. Harriet enjoys walking and comes to Norfolk looking forward to exploring a new stretch of coast the line. Accompanied by her other half and one unruly Sheltie, they love to hike around the Norfolk Broads.
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Dr Ed Pilkington

BA VetMB MRCVS
Mixed Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Ed gained his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cambridge, having grown up on a busy family farm in North Wales, with dairy cattle, sheep and a livery yard. He is looking forward to the challenges of the varied clinical work within mixed practice. Outside of work, Ed enjoys anything active, from training for triathlons to exploring the bounties of the Norfolk coast.

Dr Olivia Turley

BA MVB MRVCS
Mixed Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Growing up in Canada, she completed a degree in environment and anthropology. Spring 2018, she completed her veterinary medicine degree in Dublin. Olivia enjoys the ever-changing nature of genuine mixed animal practice and working as part of a large dynamic team. When not at work she enjoys riding her bike, cinema going, reading in a café, or doing crossfit!

Dr Maria Segurana Gill

MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Veterinary Surgeon

Elly Hardesty

REVN
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

Equine Nursing Assistant / Student Veterinary Nurse
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
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 horsese and ponies and she enjoys eventing and competing.
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Debra Muntendam

Receptionist
Coming soon...
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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!

Kayleigh Warmer

BSc(Hons) Equine Science
Reception/Equine Nursing Assistant
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 horsese and ponies and she enjoys eventing and competing.
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Jess Taylor

Reception / Nursing Assistant
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.

Becky Gay

Receptionist
Becky joined us from our Long Stratton Branch in 2019.

Nat Read

Receptionist
Nat joined us in 2019

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
Eemma joined us in 2019​ and spends her spare time horse riding, running and walking her dogs!