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.
Still dedicated to VN education Suey divides her time between running the business and teaching VN’s of the future! Outside of work Suey enjoys caring for her 3 dogs, and spending time with husband Stu.
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 horses and a husband who occupy the rest of her life!
Oscar Samso – 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.
You can book an appointment at the practice with Oscar Monday to Thursday.
Deborah Bearder – Veterinary Surgeon
Deborah joins our team as a regular locum vet with over 30 years’ experience as a Veterinary Surgeon, caring for all your animal’s needs.
Outside of work Deborah has a passion for gardening, and enjoys long walks with her handsome Labrador Paddy (who is a favourite with practice staff!)
Deborah predominantly works Fridays.
Rachael Napier RVN – Head Nurse
Rachael started her Veterinary Nursing career in 2007, she qualified as a VN in 2013 and now joins our team as Head RVN. Rachael has further qualifications in emergency and critical care, and has worked within referral veterinary practice for 4 years, where she undertook the role of team leader for their out of hours emergency department.
Rachael is also a Clinical Coach and is dedicated in helping our student veterinary nurses complete their extensive training.
Shaniah Espin RVN – Registered Veterinary 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 enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Nursing, with a keen interest in Nursing Consultations, especially Weight Clinics.
Outside of work she enjoys keeping fit and spending time with friends and family.
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.
In her spare time Jess enjoys looking after Isla the cat at home, as well as meals out with friends and family.
Rachel Gallagher SVN – Student Veterinary Nurse
Rachel started working for Seaham Vets in September 2017, after working at a previous practice for 4 years. Rachel’s passion is in-patient care and started her veterinary nurse training in September 2018.
At home she has 1 dog and 2 cats which occupy the majority of her spare time.
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.
Linda Brown – Animal Nursing Assistant
Linda is originally from Ireland, where she worked as an animal nursing assistant for 7 years. She moved to the North East in August 2018 with her husband, two young children, and her cat & a dog, where she subsequently joined the Seaham Vets family.
Chloe Ross – Receptionist & ANA
Chloe joins us with a mix of experience in customer service roles, as well as Pet Sitting. She has a number of animal related qualifications, and her main career aim is to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse. Chloe divides her role with us between that of Receptionist and Animal Nursing Auxiliary .
At home Chloe has two Dachshund dogs that keep her busy. She also makes the most amazing cakes!
Carole Smith – Receptionist
Carole has been working at the practice since 2000 and came as part of the fixtures when Seaham Vets took over. Another Seaham lass born and bred Carole is a familiar face for all clients old and new.
When not at work she enjoys spending time with her 3 sons, 2 grandchildren and Staffordshire Bull terrier, Bessy.
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.