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
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 has completed her European degree of General Practitioners Certificate in small animal medicine.

She is now embarking on a surgical certificate in small animal condensed from 2 years to 1 year. Outside work she is married to Steve and enjoys 2 cats, Lion and Socks and 2 ferrets, Stinky Boy and Stinky Girl.

In her spare time she loves playing volleyball, riding her bright-orange vespa, looking after her animals and being a mum to her son Luca.


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
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
Charlotte Hamblin
Head Veterinary Nurse
RVN

Charlie qualified in 2014 and went to work at the Animal Health Trust where she was a ward nurse until she came to us at Wymondham Vets in February 2017. Charlie is taking over the Head Nurse responsibilities from Emma over the next few months. Charlie is an oral care nurse, which means she can do minor dental procedures like descaling and polishing and can give our clients good advice on how to care best for their pets' teeth. At home she has a cat called Scabby. Scabby was a stray with very bad skin and no fur, who Charlie nurtured back to health. As you can see in the picture Scabby has turned into a beautiful long haired tortoiseshell. When not at work Charlie's time is mainly taken up by her young family. She has recently just joined us back from maternity leave.

Ellie Whiskerd
Ellie Whiskerd
Registered Veterinary Nurse
RVN

Ellie started working at Wymondham Vets in July 2017 as a final year veterinary nursing student. She qualified last summer and is now a registered veterinary nurse. She likes all aspects of veterinary nursing, but has a special interest in medical nursing and post operative care. Ellie has two Dachshunds Ollie and Henry, who were bred by her mother. In July Ellie and her partner had their first child and we look forward to her returning from maternity leave in 2020.

Jess Walsh
Jess Walsh
Student Veterinary Nurse
SVN

Jess started working at Wymondham Vets as a final years student nurse in April 2018. She passed her exams in September 2018 and is now a registered veterinary nurse. Jess likes all aspects of veterinary nursing, but has a special interest in nursing intensive care patients. She is also our Cat Advocate for the Cat Friendly Clinic. At home Jess has two cats Squeak, (posing in the picture) and Tash, who was brought in to the practice as an abandoned kitten. Jess has been busy in her spare time planning her wedding in Greece just this summer

Tracey Watts
Tracey Watts
Receptionist

Tracey has been working as our receptionist since August 2016 after spending many years in community pharmacy. Tracey has a 4 year old Norfolk Terrier called Toby. Toby is a very special boy, because he was born partially sighted and is epileptic. However he doesn't seem to be affected by this. He enjoys his walks in the countryside just as much as any other dog

Charlie Warren
Practice Manager

Charlie worked at Wymondham Veterinary clinic in 2006 and has returned since relocating to London managing a group of veterinary practices. She qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2000 but has since been teaching veterinary nurses across the country and managing veterinary practices. She enjoys spending her spare time with her fiance David, her 1,5year old daughter Mabel and her two peculiar little dogs; Honey and Roxy. Charlie first met Annalisa, our practice owner when they worked together as head nurse and vet at another vet clinic in 2000 and they are fortunate enough to be reunited again in 2019.

Emma
Emma
Registered Veterinary Nurse

Emma started at Wymondham Veterinary Clinic in January 2019 and has been carrying out Head Nurse duties the past few months but will be handing over the reigns to our senior nurse who has just returned from maternity leave Charlie to pursue some exciting new ventures.

Emma became a qualified nurse in 2014 and has worked in small animal practice since. She likes all aspects or veterinary nursing, but has a special interest in nurse consultations.

Outside work Emma lives with her partner, her cat Tiana, rabbits Lilo and Stitch and hamster Kuzco. If not dealing with the animals Emma can be found at off-roading events in her 4x4


Lorna
Lorna
Student Veterinary Nurse

Lorna has been with Wymondham Veterinary Clinic since December 2018 and in her own words "couldn’t have asked for a better place to finish my training as a Veterinary Nurse! The support I have received has been immense and I can’t wait to begin my career as an RVN with this fantastic group of people".

Lorna loves working with all kinds of animals within the clinic but has a special passion for medical cases as enjoys seeing their improvement over the time they spend at the clinic. She also loves working with cats in particular and concentrating making their time in the clinic as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Outside of work Lorna is a keen photographer and enjoys travelling and taking photos of different places. She does not currently have any pets of her own but enjoys spending time with her parents two dogshave two dogs Milo and Marcie and hopes to welcome a new pet into her home very soon!


Jade Wiley
Student Veterinary Nurse

Jade has recently joined the practice in August 2019 as a student veterinary nurse. She is currently enjoying learning all aspects of nursing, including caring for patients after operations and monitoring hospitalised patients. Jade has taken on the role of social media and practice awareness for the clinic due to her experience within this sector. Outside the clinic she enjoys agility with her dog and dog walking at a rescue centre. Jade owns a German Shepherd X Welsh Collie who loves playing with her toys, learning new tricks and going for walks.

Georgia Long
Student Veterinary Nurse

Georgia joined the practice in September 2019 as a student veterinary nurse. Georgia has a keen interest in horses and domestic animals which has led her to this career path. Having worked in another vet practice previously, it became clear to Georgia she wanted to be a student veterinary nurse.

Natasha  Hobday
Natasha Hobday
Veterinary Surgeon
BVM&S, BSc (Hons) MRCVS

Natasha graduated from Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh in 2013. Since then she has worked in small animal practice in Scotland, before joining Wymondham Veterinary Clinic in January 2019 to be closer to friends and family. Natasha loves all aspects of small animal practice, but particularly feline medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys the Norfolk countryside walking, reading and painting.