We believe that Lizzie and Simon are the first veterinary married couple to come and work full time at Isabelle Vets. Simon hails from Guernsey, and after undertaking a primary degree, he became a professional yacht captain, sailing the western oceans. Luckily for us, he eventually saw the light and decided to study veterinary medicine at Cambridge University Simon qualified from the University of Cambridge and has worked in Somerset and Jersey. He has ridden and competed horses in show jumping and dressage for many years and was Captain of the Cambridge University Polo Club. He has a strong interest in equine health and disease in Sports horses and the equine community will benefit from his knowledge. There he met Lizzie, who comes from a professional musical family, and they have been together ever since.
In 2014 they both qualified from Cambridge and went to work in Somerset. Lizzie is fully focussed on companion animal care, for which she has an enormous enthusiasm. After a year, they moved to Jersey and worked at the excellent New Era Animal Hospital for two years, before making the sensible decision and joining us here at Isabelle Vets. We welcome them and look forward to working beside them for many years to come.
We would like to welcome Beth Honey and Amber Dewe who have both joined Isabelle Vets to enter into the veterinary nurse training scheme that we successfully run. This is usually a three-year scheme with their entry year as Veterinary Care Assistants (VCA) where tuition is supplied in all areas of veterinary and client care. After the initial year, they will progress into the certified scheme as Student Veterinary Nurses (SVN) which require four, two-week blocks of education in the UK as well as extensive in-house training. After a further two years, they will qualify as full Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN). We wish them happiness and success at Isabelle Vets.
Many of you will be aware that our veterinary surgeon, Sarah-Jane Heathcote, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last May. She has been battling through surgeries and chemotherapy since. When she has felt well, she has managed to work and we are hoping she will continue to make good progress.
Sarah-Jane would like to pass on her heartfelt thanks for all the kind acts of support and good wishes from our clients. She aims to be back doing the work she loves as soon as possible. Please speak to reception if you want to know when she is working, to book an appointment.
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