We are a group of small animal practices in Norfolk, first established in XXXX. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care. For your added convenience, there’s free parking for clients at our surgeries.
Tilly joined the practice in 2011 as the head receptionist, gradually progressing her career within the company to become practice manager of all four sites. She has worked in the veterinary industry since 2000 and is committed to driving excellent clinical care whilst also delivering outstanding customer service. Outside of work she competes her horse Archie in British Dressage and has been extremely successful in many championships. Tilly lives with her partner and their three cats, Hermione Granger, Keith and Dave.
Eva has worked at The Old Golfhouse since 2005 and enjoys every moment. She has a little dog called Mildred, also known as Gucci, who she rescued as a puppy. She is Eva’s absolute joy and loves going out on different walks with her. She is very attached to her grand-daughter - when they are together they are inseparable. No one day is the same at The Old Golfhouse and Eva finds this exciting as anything can happen and very often does.
Amelia joined The Old Golfhouse in 2019 as a receptionist. She really enjoys getting to meet the clients and their pets on a daily baisis. At home she has two dogs Bella, the Poodle cross Yorkie and Peach, the Jack Russel cross Chihuahua.
Kate joined The Old Golfhouse in October 2018 after working at Dick White Referrals as a night nursing assistant. Kate enjoys working as a receptionist as she enjoys interacting with the public and getting cuddles with puppies when they come into the practice. Kate has an equine background as she grew up with horses and learnt to ride when she was little. Kate had a very naughty Shetland pony called Pixie. She has an interest in exotics and owns five white tree frogs, three royal pythons, one pacman frog and two tarantulas. Her collection is constantly growing! She also loves dogs and has five Cocker Spaniels who keep her fit as they like a long walks.
Chloe joined the practice in 2018 as a receptionist; she loves meeting all the clients and their pets when they come into the Attleborough surgery. Chloe grew up on a farm and loves caring for animals. She has two Border Collies called Cora and Orla who she enjoys doing agility and obedience training with. She also has a cat called Faye who she rescued and five chickens.
Sue joined The Old Golfhouse in 2016 and she enjoys working on reception meeting all of the clients and their pets. At home she has two animals called Coco and Beanie. Sue’s hobbies are reading, shopping, spending quality time with her family and seeing her two grandchildren.
Receptionist and Chiropractor
Claire joined The Old Golfhouse in 2013, previously completing a BSc (Hons) in equine science and a Masters degree in animal manipulation. She is also qualified as a McTimoney Animal Practitioner using chiropractic techniques to treat musculoskeletal problems in animals. Claire runs her own chiropractic practice alongside working part-time at the Watton branch and has a special interest in sporting dog injuries and older animals. In her spare time Claire enjoys competing at agility with her own dogs and riding her horse.
Up until 2017 Janette worked as a community midwife and had been for 25 years. During this time she volunteered at Wildlife Aid in Surrey, avoiding the TV cameras at all costs. She found it such a privilege to work there - feeding nightjars, deer, raptors and badgers and even bats. Janette keeps a range of domestic pets: rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, budgies, dogs, cats, hens and horses. She is an avid bird watcher, so moving to Norfolk was a great move. Janette and her husband love history, reading, music and gaining new skills together. Janette loves to crochet and crafting and cooking. At the moment she shares her life with four dogs, a cat, and four hens: all rescues. Janette is passionate about client care, and will be starting the Blue Cross Bereavement course soon.
Physiotherapist and Receptionist
Having grown up in an animal mad family, surrounded by horses, dogs, cats and a host of small furred and feathered pets, Steph began working in veterinary practice aged 15 as a part-time receptionist alongside studying for her GCSEs. After completing A-Levels, she went to the University of Wales to study equine science, graduating with a BSc (Hons) in 2003. Over the years Steph's work in veterinary practice has continued and she has held a variety of roles in equine, small animal and referral practice, including equine veterinary assistant and yard manager, client accounts manager and practice manager.
In 2012 Steph began studying for a post-graduate diploma (PgD) in veterinary physiotherapy at Harper-Adams University and graduated in 2014. In July 2015 she and her husband relocated to Norfolk where she now works as a receptionist at our Watton branch alongside building a physiotherapy service for dogs and cats at the practice, and treating both canine and equine cases privately in her own time. In 2017 Steph completed her masters research project and was awarded a MSc in veterinary physiotherapy. Away from work she is also busy caring for her own dogs and horses, and is a keen competitor in eventing and dressage.
Abby joined The Old Golfhouse at our Brandon branch in March 2018 as a receptionist. Abby enjoys meeting all the clients and watching their journeys from beginning to end. She has a cat called Dink and two rabbits called Willow and Ping
Ellen started as a receptionist at the Old Golfhouse in December. She loves caring for animals and getting to know the variety of pets and clients that visit us. Ellen has a very fluffy cat called Luna who loves to play and explore.
Gwen has worked for The Old Golfhouse since 2008 and is proud to be part of the team. She has a nutty Labrador called Nina who keeps her on her toes but she certainly makes her smile.