Normal Opening Hours
Mon to Fri:8.30am to 6.30pm
Sat:8.30am – 1.00pm
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Introducing Our Practice Team 

Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.


Annalisa Birchenall
Annalisa Birchenall
Practice Owner & Principal Vet
MRCVS, DrVetMed, LVI

Annalisa is originally from Milano, Italy and qualified in Pisa in July 2001. Immediately after qualifying she moved to the UK where she joined Thorpe Vets in Norwich, until 2007 when she entered into partnership at the Veterinary Health Centre (now Wymondham Veterinary Clinic). In August 2009 she took over the Clinic and became the sole owner.

Annalisa is currently studying for the European degree of General Practitioners Certificate in small animal medicine. Outside work she is married to Steve and enjoys 3 cats, Lion, Milo and Socks and 2 ferrets, Stinky Boy and Stinky Girl.

In her spare time she loves playing volleyball, riding her bright-orange vespa and looking after her animals.


Ray Howe
Ray Howe
Veterinary Surgeon
MRCVS, BVM&S, LVI

Ray was born in Essex but grew up in Norfolk. He qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from Edinburgh University in 1991. After qualifying Ray worked in mixed practice in Lincoln for 2 years, before moving back to Norfolk to work in predominantly small animal practice. Ray joined the Wymondham Veterinary Clinic (Veterinary Health Centre) in August 2009.

Outside work Ray is married and has a daughter. He also has a rescue terrier named Laurel, 1 tortoise, 2 cats and fish. He is keen on walking, running & cycling, photography, art and classical music.


Sarah Lowery
Sarah Lowery
Veterinary Surgeon
BVetMed, BSc, MRCVS

Sarah qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2006. Since then she has worked in small animal practice in Leicestershire and Kent before settling near family in Norfolk in 2009. She also has a degree in Psychology from which she has developed a special interest in pet behaviour.

Outside of work Sarah lives with her husband, two children, two dogs (a Border Terrier and Munsterlander) and an Ocicat. She enjoys running, yoga and baking


Maud Helwegen
Veterinary Surgeon
DVM MRCVS

Maud graduated from Utrecht Universitry in The Netherlands in 2006. She moved to the UK after this to work in equine research at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. In 2011 she made the switch to small animal general practice. Maud especially enjoys feline medicine and behaviour and is currently studying towards an ISFM Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour. Outside work she likes cycling, on and off road, Kung Fu and walking/hiking with her Ibizan Hound Sansa.

Charlotte Hamblin
Registered Veterinary Nurse
RVN

Charlie qualified in 2014 and went to work at the Animal Health Trust where she was a ward nurse. She loves nursing intensive patients and also helping the students. She doesn't have much spare time due to having a 1 year old daughter who keeps her busy! She has a cat called Scabby Cat who is a fluffy tortoiseshell rescue who is very affectionate and also keeps her busy.

Jack Pye
Jack Pye
Registered Veterinary Nurse
RVN

Jack started at Easton College in September to study Veterinary Nursing and qualified in August 2018. He has a very keen interest in exotics, owning 20 tortoises. In his free time he enjoys playing short mat bowls for his local club- Wymondham, and is currently ranked 4th in the world and has qualified for the World Cup 3 years running. He also attends tortoise events throughout the county to promote husbandry and welfare advice. He also enjoys going on walks with his Standard Dachshund Harry.


Ellie Whiskerd
Registered Veterinary Nurse
RVN

Ellie joined the practice in July 2017 as a Student Veterinary Nurse and then qualified in August 2018 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. She particularly enjoys post operative care of patients and monitoring the recovery. She currently studies Veterinary Nursing at the College of Animal welfare and is now in her final year! In 2011 she graduated from Kent University in Forensic Science, but after a few years decided to follow her love for animals. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two miniature dachshunds Oli and Henry, horse riding and eating out.

Jess Walsh
Student Veterinary Nurse
SVN

Jess joined the practice in April 2018, She has currently just taken her final exam and is awaiting results to become fully qualified and an RVN.

Paige Roberts
Student Veterinary Nurse
SVN

Paige joined us in October 2017 as a kennel assistant, since then she has started her official training at Easton college.

Lisa Robinson
Lisa Robinson
Receptionist

Lisa originally joined the practice in 2003 but left to work at Taverham Vets in 2006. Since having her baby in 2013 she has returned to work with us part time. In her spare time Lisa enjoys travelling, cooking and interior design.


Tracey Watts
Tracey Watts
Receptionist

Tracey joined the practice in 2016 as a receptionist. She has previous experience in pharmacies and also worked here at Wymondham Vets back in 1997 as a receptionist. Outside of work Tracey enjoys walking her Norfolk Terrier called Toby, socialising and eating out.