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Veterinary Surgeon
I graduated from Nottingham Vet School in 2016 having spent time in many different types of practice during my training. I love all aspects of the job, but am particularly interested in internal medicine and care of our older patients. In my free time I enjoy running, going to the gym and riding. I have already gathered quite a menagerie, including a lovely labrador x collie called Milly, a four year old horse called Flora, and a llama by the name of Rupert! I’m really looking forward to getting to know all of the Priory clients and their animals. I graduated from Nottingham University in 2015. I enjoy all aspects of Veterinary Medicine, especially surgery and imaging, having worked for a year in a busy practice in London before moving back to Nottingham. Outside of work I enjoy cooking, listening to and playing music. Between myself and my family at home in London we have an English Springer Spaniel, two cats and two guinea pigs.
Head Veterinary Nurse

Deborah Laing

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

In 2010, I gained a triple distinction at college in animal management. I then qualified and registered as a veterinary nurse in 2013 whilst working in a busy veterinary hospital. I furthered my veterinary education by gaining a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species.

I enjoy all aspects of Veterinary Nursing but have a large interest in nursing clinics, ward rounds and nursing exotic species. In my spare time I care for my 4 Basset hounds; Trevor (Dad), Trudy (Mum), Lilianna and Isaac Pants (Twins), Kevin the cockatiel and Albert the pygmy hedgehog. I also enjoy all things vintage; vintage music fayres, films and car shows and holidaying to historical cities around Europe.

I have only been working at Priory for 4 months and am

I completed my degree in applied animal studies in 2011. I then spent 3 years working in a boarding kennels before starting my career in vet nursing, I joined priory February 2017 and I am currently in my first year at Bottle Green College. I am currently enjoying all the different aspects of nursing and caring for the patients that are in the practice.

My spare time is taken up by having 3 very energetic dogs at home that love to walk and play! They are a 6 year old Springer Spaniel called Ginny, a 4 year old Terrier Crossbreed called Kizzy and our most recent addition a 2 year old Patterdale called Dexter who only has 3 legs but does not let that stop him having lots of fun!

With my remaining spare time I enjoy reading, watching a good film and socialising with friends and family.

Veterinary Nurse
Veterinary Nurse
I have been a qualified veterinary nurse since 2011. You may remember me as I worked at Priory previously as the practice head nurse. I have returned once again to cover maternity leave for one year. I live with my partner Hollie and our Staffordshire bull terrier called lexie. Hi I’m Rhiannon, I’ve been nursing for four years and have joined the Priory team to complete my veterinary nurse training.  I enjoy my job because I love working with all the different animals and in particular cats, I’m a self confessed crazy cat lady!  I can’t wait to finish veterinary nurse training so I can further my career.  Over the years I have had lots of different animals including dogs, cats and rabbits, at the moment my fiancé and I have three very lovable cats called Jasper, Hektor and Rufus.
Trainee Veterinary Nurse


Head Receptionist
I am an enthusiastic animal lover with a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management. I studied for 2 years at Broomfield Hall College where I not only achieved 100% in my Diploma, but was also awarded the Animal Nursing Award. I am a proud owner of two cats, two rabbits, a Berber skink and a horse and spend almost all of my spare time caring for my animals, horse riding and training. I have done over 4 years’ worth of voluntary work in the animal industry and absolutely love every minute of working with animals!
I previously worked at another Veterinary practice for 6 months but moved to Priory to further my education and eventually become a Qualified Veterinary Nurse as this has been a life long ambition of mine.

My name is Janine, I joined Priory Vets in December 2011 as a receptionist mainly at the Ilkeston Surgery. I live in Stapleford, when I am not at work most of my time is spent by chasing after my cat monkey and dog Belle.

“I enjoy my job as a receptionist as I get to converse with a diverse range of people and meet their animals. I learn something new every day as no two days are the same and I find helping them with the needs of their pets both rewarding and satisfying.”

I joined the practice in January 2016 as a Receptionist, I work at both the Ilkeston and Derby Road practice. I live with my husband and three children and I have two mad staffies, Polly and Sid. We also have a horse called Jet which keeps my daughters and I busy in our spare time. I thoroughly enjoy my job working with the animals and the public as every day is different and challenging.

I am a receptionist at the Ilkeston Derbyshire surgery. My hobbies are horse riding, walking, reading and going to the gym.

"I enjoy my role at Priory Vets because it allows me to work with animals and interact with the public"

Business Manager
Mi Groomer

I have been with Priory Vets since 1989, my current role is Business manager for Priory. I also work at Orchard Vets in Sherwood as practice manager and divide my time between practices throughout the week which keeps me busy!

“By offering great client and patient care to all our clients and pets is very rewarding and working within a dedicated team of nurses, vets and receptionists“

I have been a qualified as a professional  groomer since 2012 and Trained at Blackwood in Wales. I am Certified  by City and Guilds Level 2 grooming. I have 3 dogs of my own. A Maltese called Rusty a Belgium Grenendal called Naomi and  a Cocker Spaniel called Lizi who was a former search and rescue dog. I am passionate about making sure that all the dogs are well groomed and that all the clients are happy and get exactly what they want.
Receptionist & Practice Administrator

I have been a member of the reception team at Priory since April 2015. I have taken on a new and additional role as practice administrator at Priory I live with my two children, our staffy x Bailey, and tortoise Terry. 

We enjoy going on long walks with Bailey to different places. I am thoroughly enjoying my job especially meeting new people and their pets.

Priory Veterinary Group is the trading name of CVS(UK) Limited, registered in England and Wales. Registration No: 03777473 Registered Office: CVS House, Owen Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4ER. VAT No: 737 0699 06