Michelle Macey-Richardson RVN
Mitch as she is better known joined CVG in 2000 as a second year trainee nurse and then
in 2006 took over the position of Head Nurse of the Small Animal Department. With this
promotion came the responsibility of ensuring the smooth running of the nursing department
over three surgeries and she can often be seen with her head over the desk or at a computer trying to juggle staff rota’s. She also deals with the completion of insurance claim forms at our
Lewes Surgery. When she finally gets to carry out veterinary nursing her special interests
are theatre work & wound management.
If cats could talk we know her 3 legged cat Dash would thank her for taking him on after he
was bought to the Practice as a stray involved in a road traffic accident.
Michelle has now returned from maternity leave after the birth of her first daughter, Enola.
Linda Kerr RVN
We were lucky enough to have Linda join us in 2005 as our regular face of the nursing team at
our Ringmer Surgery. She has been nursing in one capacity or another for 15 years. Being the eldest of our nursing team she offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise which she shares willingly along with her wicked sense of humour. Until recently she was the only female in her household, she had three males waiting for her when she got home, her husband, her father in law and her terrier Sid but they have now been joined by Fig a female border terrier.
Becky Archard RVN
Becky first joined the Practice in 2002 as a kennel girl and then progressed with the help of Plumpton College and Suzanne Holliman (one of our assessors) to become a fully qualified veterinary nurse in September 2007. As like many veterinary nurses theatre work is her great
love, however she enjoys all aspects of her work and is now training to become an assessor herself so that she can pass on the knowledge and love of veterinary nursing which is so
important to her. Becky and her family have two tortoises, George (62 years old!) & Dash (24 years old) and a cat called Archie. You can always tell when Becky is in the Practice as she
has a very loud giggle.
Clare Bates RVN
Claire joined us from a local Practice as a first year trainee in 2008, but in January 2009 she joined the ranks of a Qualified Veterinary Nurse.
Claire has taken over the role of our weight watcher nurse, so if your pet is a little on the podgy side why not have a chat with her, to learn more about our weight watchers clinics.
She has a menagerie of pets to keep her busy, these range from horses, to guinea pigs.
Christina Bartley RVN
Christina joined the Practice as a trainee in January
2007 and passed her exams in September 2009.
Like all of our nursing team Christina
has been trained in the working ethos of Cliffe
Veterinary Group and is a valued member of a skilled
nursing team. Christina has also taken on the
responsibility for completeing insurance forms not an
Lucy Monnery FdSc RVN
Lucy qualified in the summer 2011 and is now a registered veterinary nurse. She is continuing her studies, but will still be a regular member of the nursing team.
Having finished her additional year at University Lucy is now a permanent member of the nursing team.
A very proud day receiving her degree.
Isabelle Singleton RVN
Issy left us for a short time to move back near her family, but she missed us & the South Coast so much she has returned as our permanent Veterinary Nurse at the Woodingdean Surgery. She has also just recently taken on the role as Puppy Party Leader so if you have a new puppy give her call.
Hayley is a third year trainee who is doing her training at
She is a permanent member of the Practice nursing team.
This photograph shows her helping Vet Nick with
microchipping a puppy.
Sharon is now in her second year at Plumpton College. You can always spot Sharon she always
has an animal in her arms, she loves nothing more (except her new husband) than
giving our visiting pets a cuddle!
Chloe is one of our resident foster students and is in her 3rd year of Veterinary Nursing Training,
she is proving to be an exemplary student, and has become an important part of our team.
Tracy first joined CVG in 2002 as our Head Receptionist, she left in 2005 to work for a veterinary practice nearer her home, but in 2006 when we were looking for a Dispensary Assistant we contacted Tracy to see if she would be interested & luckily for us she jumped at the chance. Tracy looks after the dispensary at Lewes not only dealing with small animal drugs but also all of the Practice's farm drugs which keeps her very busy. In the afternoons she steps into the additional role of Farm Secretary.
In 2005 Sam joined us as our Laboratory Assistant from the University of Chichester having achieved a BSC (hons) degree in Animal Science & Welfare. She is responsible for the day
to day running of our Laboratory and the training of staff in laboratory techniques. Many of the samples we take for testing are carried out by Sam which means we receive the results much quicker and in most cases the same day. There are certain types of testing which we cannot
do in house & these are sent away to one of the corporate laboratories. Unluckily for Sam she
has to deal with some very smelly samples often bought in from the local farms!. Sam has
many interests outside of the work place including her horses Big Ears & Bob and her guinea pigs.