Suey Turner – Practice Partner

Originally from Yorkshire, Suey qualified as a VN in 1999. She has worked in various different roles from practice VN, Head Nurse, Practice Manager and then moved into VN education in 2011, where she met her Seaham Vets business partner, Natalie.

Outside of work Suey enjoys caring for her dogs, keep fit, and riding her motorbike on sunny days alongside her husband.


Natalie Land – Practice Partner

A Seaham lass born and bred, Natalie trained at her local vets in Seaham ‘Seaham Vets’ before qualifying as a VN in 2005.  She has worked in many different roles in veterinary nursing from Head Nurse and Practice manager to lecturing and course management.

Meeting business partner Suey in 2011, Natalie has dedicated herself not only to the business but to VN education throughout the North of England.  At home Natalie has a cocker spaniel, two young children and a husband who occupy the rest of her life!


Oscar Samso MVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Originally from Spain, Oscar qualified in 1988 and has worked in various different roles throughout the UK and Europe whilst travelling, and finally settled in the North East during 2017.

Outside of work Oscar enjoys relaxing and reading.


Natasa Delladio MVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Originally from Croatia, Natasa qualified in 2016 and joins the team at Seaham Vets having previously worked at a large 24 hour animal hospital, and the PDSA.  Her main areas of interest are diagnostic imaging and internal medicine.

In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit, and spending time with her family.


Louise Stuart BVM&S MRCVS- Veterinary Surgeon

Originally from Edinburgh, Louise qualified in 2004 and joins our team as a regular locum vet .  Having previously worked at Seaham Vets (when the practice was under different ownership), Louise is enjoying being back on familiar turf!  Outside of work, Louise lives with her partner and two children, alongside Peggy the Jack Russel and Mabel the cat.

Louise predominantly works Monday & Tuesday mornings.


Shaniah Espin RVN – Head Nurse

Shaniah joined our practice as a student veterinary nurse in August 2017 and has worked in Veterinary Practice since 2013.  Qualifying in December 2019, Shaniah has now taken on the role of Head Nurse. She enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Nursing, and has a keen interest in Nursing Consultations, especially Weight Clinics, and student nurse training.

Emma Reed RVN – Nursing Clinics Lead

Qualifying in 2014, Emma previously worked at Seaham Vets as our Senior RVN. After leaving us in 2018 to start a family, Emma has returned to the fold and rejoins us on a part time basis.

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Dayna Austin RVN – Deputy Head VN Surgical Lead

Dayna started her veterinary nursing career in 2017, and joins us here at Seaham Vets previously having worked for a large veterinary group.

Outside of work, Dayna enjoys spending time with her dogs and regular trips to the gym!


Jess Hudson SVN – Student Veterinary Nurse

Jess started volunteering at Seaham Vets in 2015 as part of her work experience for a Veterinary Nursing Assistant course.  After completing this Jess gained employment with ourselves as an ANA, and is now in the final year of her Veterinary Nurse training.

Chloe Ross SVN – Student Veterinary Nurse

Chloe joins us with a number of animal related qualifications.  Her main career aim is to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse.  At home Chloe has two Dachshund dogs that keep her busy.  She also makes the most amazing cakes!


Leanne Taylor – Animal Nursing Assistant

Leanne is one of our Animal Nursing Auxiliaries who assists both the vets and RVNs within the surgery.

Leanne has a keen interest in all surgical and medical aspects of auxiliary work, and ensures your pet receives the highest standard of care whilst staying with us.


Ilona Meier – Receptionist / Animal Nursing Assistant

Ilona is currently undertaking an Animal Nursing Assistant qualification, and her ultimate career aim is to become a qualified RVN.  At home she has 2 rescue Greyhounds, and a rescue Whippet who keep her active.

Ilona is also trilingual, and can speak German and Japanese!!!


Stephanie Musgrave – Receptionist

Steph joined Seaham Vets in September 2019, and comes to us with over 2 years experience as a medical receptionist in the human sector.

Her spare time is taken up with her husband, 2 children, and 2 dogs, with whom she enjoys family days out and long walks.


Donna Lash – Receptionist

Donna joined Seaham Vets in January 2017.  At home Donna lives with her husband, 2 children and the fabulous Stan, their border terrier.

In her free time Donna enjoys activities with her children and taking Stan on long walks.