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.
Meet the Equine team at Chapelfield
Dr Kathy Gardiner
Bsc(Hons) BVM&S MRCVS
Clinical Director, Veterinary Surgeon
Dr Rachael King
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
Dr Alexandre Triguinho
DVM MSc MRCVS
Alexandre graduated in Portugal in 2011 and joined our team in 2019.
Dr Victor Franco
Victor joined our equine team at Brooke in 2019. He graduated from the University of Murcia, Spain in 1993.
Dr Olga Cabada Gonzalez
Olga joined the equine team in 2019. She graduated from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2016.
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.
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 Maria Segurana Gill
MRCVS OV-TB Tester
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.
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.
SEVN, Equine 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 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.
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.
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.
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 joined us from our Long Stratton Branch in 2019.
BHS AI, BTEC ND
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.
Nat joined us in 2019
BSc (Hons), NPTC Qualified Chainsaw Operative
After working for a number years for a variety of animal welfare charities, Tiffany joined Chapelfield Veterinary Practice in 2003.
Equine Accounts and Insurance Administrator
Emma joined us in 2019 and spends her spare time horse riding, running and walking her dogs!