Here you will see some of the photos of familiar faces around our two clinics, including reception staff, vets and vet nurses


Head Receptionist

I have been involved with the Colchester Branch of the North Essex RSPCA since 2009 and I have been working at the clinic as receptionist since 2014. You will often speak to me if you phone the clinic.

I have 4 dogs (all adopted through the Branch) and enjoy nothing more than being at home with them.


Veterinary Surgeon

When I was seven, I announced I wanted to be a vet.  The stars were aligned and I graduated from Cambridge in 2001. After private practice in Oxfordshire and Essex, I joined RSPCA North Essex in 2012. I enjoy small animal practice. My only hope is that I can be a good GP!

My family live in Suffolk, with a cat or two (or three) in our house. We also keep pet chickens. When I am not in the clinic, you will either find me cooking up a storm in my kitchen, or pottering in my garden, usually with a cat at my side.


Veterinary Nurse

My name is Alannah and I have been working within the veterinary profession since 2010. I have had the pleasure of working with a range of animals which includes large and small animals, zoo animals and exotics. I consider my approach as animal focused and work hard to ensure their health and well-being.


Volunteer Receptionist

My name is Kerry, and I have been a volunteer at the RSPCA Mid and North Essex branch for approximately 6yrs. I started out volunteering for one day a week at the clinic on reception and doing home visits to people wanting to adopt an animal from us. After a year, I then was able to commit to volunteering at the clinic 3 days a week, which I still do now. My main responsibilities include, reception work answering calls, checking on emails, filing, assisting the vet and nurse where needed, checking medications amongst other things. I like to be part of the RSPCA team, and it makes me happy knowing we are doing all we can to help the animals.


Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified as a Vet from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011 and have worked at the Chelmsford clinic since 2014. I have recently completed a 3 year certificate in small animal medicine and have a particular interest in feline medicine and teaching vet students. I currently have four cats of my own, all of which are rescues, taken home from work “temporarily”!


Veterinary Receptionist

Emily joined our team in late 2022 as a receptionist in Chelmsford after being a shop assistant in our Frinton shop, where she still works one day per week