Veterinary Nurses

Andrea Kirkcaldy RVN

Andrea has been at Springfield since 2002 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2004.  In addition to her nursing duties Andrea is also responsible for insurance claims at our Rotherham hospital.  Andrea has a cat and a young son, who she enjoys taking on family days out when she is not at work.

Carrie Slack RVN

Carrie started at Springfield in 2008 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2012.  She particularly enjoys the medical side of nursing and caring for inpatients.  Carrie has a cat called Suki, who she rescued through work, and a gecko.  Outside of work she enjoys include going to gigs, music and cooking.

Chantelle Ledger RVN

Chantelle started working for Springfield as a trainee in 1994.  She gained her nursing qualification in 2000 before taking a break to have three children.  Chantelle always enjoyed emergency work and now works part-time on Sundays as part of our emergency clinic.  She also enjoys nursing clinics.  Outside of work Chantelle enjoys cross stitch, baking, and spending time with her children and husband David, our head nurse.  They have a collie cross, Florrie, and two cats; General Furzington and Nutmeg.

David Ledger RVN (Head nurse: Rotherham)

David joined Springfield in 1990 after working in a local kennels.  He completed his training here and, in 2000, became head nurse at Rotherham.  Since becoming head nurse David has taken over the training of the student veterinary nurses; Springfield is a registered training practice with an excellent pass rate.  David also has an interest in counselling and is working towards qualifications in this.

David met his wife, Chantelle (also a veterinary nurse), at work; they have been married for 16 years and have three children.  When not at work David enjoys cooking, and spends most weekends out in the local countryside with his dog and camping stove.  He also goes to the gym regularly, to counteract his love of cooking!

Eleanor Monette RVN

Eleanor did placement at Springfield while at school, before starting work here in September 2013 during her Foundation Degree at Myerscough College.  She qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2015.  Eleanor enjoys all aspects of nursing and would like to further her studies by taking an extra course(s); such as hydrotherapy, nursing exotic species or nutrition.  Eleanor has a Border Terrier named Bailey, and enjoys taking him on long walks in the woods or by the canal.  In her free time she also likes socialising with friends.

Emma Lavill

Emma has worked at Rotherham as a student veterinary nurse since April 2014.  She has four cats called Bailey, Conker, Amber and Ernest. Outside of work Emma enjoys going to the cinema, and fostering orphaned kittens for The Sheffield Cats Shelter.

Jemma Williams RVN

Jemma has been with Springfield since 2008, starting at our Richmond Road branch, where she completed her Veterinary Care Assistant course, before moving to Rotherham in 2009.  She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2012. Jemma particularly enjoys looking after our rabbit patients.  Jemma lives with her husband, two children and rabbit, Jasper.  She now works part time following the birth of her second child in June 2014.

Jennifer Codd

Jen has worked at Rotherham as a student veterinary nurse since April 2014.  She has a cat called Lagertha who she rescued through work.  Outside of work Jen enjoys going to gigs.

Jenny Barber RVN

Jenny has been with Springfield since 2000, and is now deputy head nurse at our Rotherham hospital.  She is a qualified assessor and is involved heavily with the training of student nurses.  She is also a certificate holder in Small Animal Nutrition.  Jenny lives with her husband, young daughter and cat, and enjoys family days out when she is not at work.

Jessica Ellis RVN

Jess qualified as a nurse in 2011 after working at our Rotherham Branch since 2007.  She enjoys all aspects of the job but especially surgical nursing, and is currently working towards the RCVS diploma in advanced veterinary nursing.  Outside of work Jess enjoys spending time with her cat, Guiness, and doing home improvements with her partner.

Kieley White

Kieley joined Springfield in 2007 and completed her training as a Veterinary Nursing Assistant whilst at Rotherham.  She is is currently studying at Bottle Green Training College to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.   Kieley enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing.  She lives with her husband, three dogs, four polecats and a Harris Hawk!

Leanne Rason RVN (Head nurse: Firth Park)

Leanne started working for Springfield in 1999 as a student nurse, and is now the head nurse at our Firth Park branch.  Since 2003, Leanne has been involved with Student Veterinary Nursing Training; first as an assessor and now as a clinical coach, and believes training is essential to keep the practice up to date with new procedures.  Leanne has two cats, Timmy and Willow; both were strays brought in to the practice.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and going for days out.

Mandy Jackson RVN

Mandy joined Springfield in 2004, completing her nurse training at the Rotherham hospital before moving to Richmond Road in July 2011.  Mandy runs a very successful nursing clinic offering  ‘weigh and worm’ checks, nail clipping, dietary advice, 2nd vaccinations and microchipping.  Mandy also runs our ‘puppy party’ socialisation classes.  Mandy has a pug cross called Milo who she enjoys walking in her spare time.

Matthew Wilkins RVN

Matt joined Springfield in September 2011 to begin his training, and qualified with a Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2015.  Matt has a Labrador, a Cocker Spaniel and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  In his spare time Matt enjoys travelling, hill walking and camping with his wife.

Sarah Linley RVN

Sarah has been with Springfield since 2007 following a veterinary nursing degree at Hartpury College .  Sarah is passionate about animal welfare and regularly volunteers at  Halkida animal shelter in Greece, from where she has rescued three dogs; Maddie, Amber and Izzy.  Sarah also has two other dogs, Max and Tess, both of whom she rescued through work, as well as three ferrets (Greta, Lucky and Tango) and two guinea pigs (Blackie and Penny).   Sarah runs the successful puppy parties at Firth Park.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking her dog and keeping fit.

Shannon Crane

Shannon has worked for Springfield since June 2013, and is currently studying at Bottle Green Training College to gain her Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.  She particularly enjoys nursing hospitalised patients.  At home Shannon has six dogs, a rabbit, a guinea-pig, an African Grey parrot and a budgie.

Tracey Cousins RVN (Head Nurse: Crystal Peaks)

Tracey has been with Springfield since 1996, initially working at the Rotherham hospital before moving to become Head Nurse at Crystal Peaks in 2000.  Tracey is a clinical coach for training new nurses and runs the very successful puppy parties at Crystal Peaks and Gleadless branches; these are an important part of a puppy’s socialisation and training.   She has two dogs, Sky and Dylan, a rabbit called Elvis and a fish called Percy.  Outside of work she enjoys going to the cinema, planning holidays and looking after her young son.

Cheryl Eggleton RVN

Cheryl originally worked for Springfield as a student nurse from 2004-2007, before moving closer to home.  She completed her training and spent some time working in emergency clinics before rejoining Springfield in March 2015 as our weekend night nurse.  Cheryl enjoys the variety of emergency work as no two shifts are the same.  Outside of work she is kept busy by her husband, two young children, two cats and two dogs, but also finds time to teach ballet and tap dancing to children in her local area!

Rachel Green

Rachel is a student nurse, currently doing her training at our Crystal Peaks branch.  She is really enjoying the job and partocularly enjoys the practical parts such as x-ray positioning, anaesthetic monitoring and blood sampling.  Outside of work she loves horseriding and jumping, and rides most weeks.  Rachel has a jack russel terrier, Sandy, and a cat, Biscuit, but hopes to add a horse to this once she has finished her training.

Stephanie Slack

Steph first came to our Wickersley branch on placement in 2014 while doing a veterinary care assistant qualification. Once she had completed this, she joined our Rotherham branch as a student nurse in May 2015. She enjoys all aspects of her job, but especially time spent in theatre and working with the inpatients.  At home Steph has a young Yorkie-poodle cross called Dylan, and a hamster called Minnie.