Our support staff
Sue Stewart: Apart from a very brief period, Sue has worked continuously in the clinic since its inception, firstly as a nurse, then a receptionist and now as the Practice Manager. She has cared for a number of animals over the years, some acquired through work, and now has three Jack Russell terriers and a rescued cat. She has always been a keen horsewoman, with a particular interest in eventing.
Beverley Beeney: Bev, our morning receptionist, joined the practice in 1999. Her interests include her children, whom Bev has been involved in training as majorettes for 18 years. She has a 29 year old tortoise called Stubby. Bev enjoys walking with friends and can often be found at gardening shows. She holds a BTEC Award in Veterinary Practice Client Care.
Sarah Senecal: Sarah has been working with us since 2006. Initially, she was employed as part of the nursing staff, but since having her children, she has returned to work part-time as a receptionist. As well as a boy and a girl, she has two dogs and three cats, but still finds time to study for her degree in Economics and Mathematical Sciences.
Penny Kerry: Penny has been a regular at the clinic over the years with a whole menagerie of pets and enjoys taking on rescue dogs who would otherwise have no future. She has moved to the other side of the reception desk now, and works one or two evenings a week.
Alison Lucas: Alison, our new evening receptionist, has been a regular visitor with her pets at Dacre House for over 20 years. She currently has a Maine Coon cat. She enjoys spending time with her family and her interests include cruising and Art Deco.
Emma Catt VN: Emma has been with us since April 2005 and is instrumental in ensuring that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes. She is a Registered Veterinary Nurse, having completed her studies at Hadlow College, in charge of the nursing team and responsible for our nursing clinics. Emma is the proud owner of Pebbles and BamBam, her two tortoises, and is also 'Emuma' to Mr Teddy Edwardson, a rescued collie cross.
Helen Goodsell: Helen has been working at Dacre House for over 19 years now, so has a wealth of experience. She currently works part-time, in between looking after her two sons, two cats, two guinea pigs, a rabbit and a sheep. She has little spare time, but enjoys her garden and socialising with friends. She is currently studying for her Animal Nursing Assistant diploma.
Heather Harwood: Heather is a qualified Animal Nursing Assistant having completed her Level 2 Diploma with us through Myerscough College. She also has a Foundation Degree in Applied Animal Behavioural Science and Welfare, an NVQ in Animal Care and a Diploma in Animal Management. She worked at Redsheen Kennels and Last Chance Animal Rescue before joining us. Her hobbies include paper craft, cross stitch, reading and looking after her Labrador, Bracken, who is from working stock.
Deanna Taylor: Deanna started at Dacre House as a receptionist a number of years ago and completed a Customer Care Course with us. She had always wanted to work with animals so when the opportunity arose Deanna joined our nursing team where she especially likes to provide the TLC for our in-patients. A keen lover of wildlife, she also volunteers with Folly Wildlife Rescue. Deanna holds an Animal Nursing Assistant Level 2 Diploma.
Rebecca Cheeseman: Rebecca joined our nursing team after working for Cats Protection for 5 years. Prior to that she was employed at a kennels, so has plenty of experience. She has two cats, two rabbits and is hoping to take on a rescue dog soon as well. Her hobbies include country walks and drawing, and she also still volunteers at Cats Protection.
Amelia Clift: Amelia joined the nursing team with previous pharmacy experience. She has always wanted to work with animals and has proved herself to be a 'natural' in a veterinary setting. As a fan of dogs, Amelia's pets are Millie, a Jack-Russell-cross-Bichon, and Maddie, a recently rescued Collie. In her spare time Amelia enjoys country walks and travelling.