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!


Paola Fognani – Veterinary Surgeon

Paola joins us with over 20 years’ experience as a Veterinary Surgeon, caring for all your animal’s needs, with exceptional knowledge in animal medicine and surgery. Originally from Italy, Paola has been practicing in the UK for over 10 years, and has 2 dogs, 5 cats, and a large aviary, which keep her busy out of working hours!

Milja Spruit – Veterinary Surgeon

Milja joins our team as a regular locum vet. Originally from Holland she has been practicing in the UK for 27 years and comes with a wealth of experience.

Although you may see her on additional days, Milja mainly works Fridays and occasional weekends. Outside of work Milja enjoys traveling, walking and cycling.


Emma Reed – Senior RVN

‘Emma started her Veterinary nursing career in 2009, qualifying as a VN in 2014 and now joining our team as Senior RVN in 2017. She has a specialist interest in Canine and Feline Behaviour and Psychology.

Emma is also an experienced Clinical Coach and dedicated in helping our student veterinary nurses complete their training.

Amy Simpson – Student Veterinary Nurse

Amy joined the team while undertaking her second year Veterinary Nursing training. Passing her first year examinations with exceptionally high grades Amy is looking to qualify in 2016.

She has a keen interest in all aspects of small and large animal nursing, and is a qualified ‘Marine Mammal Medic’.


Jess Hudson – Student Veterinary Nurse

Jess started volunteering at Seaham Vets in 2015 as part of works experience for her Veterinary Nursing Assistant course. After completing this Jess gained employment with ourselves as an ANA, and then went onto start 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.

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.


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.

Amanda Gough – Receptionist

Amanda joined Seaham Vets in August 2014, and comes to us with 10 years experience as a veterinary receptionist.

Amanda is always on hand to assist clients with any queries, and always with a smile on her face. Her spare time is taken up with her horse, 3 dogs, alongside a son and a husband at home.


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.