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Meet the team

The whole team at Swaffham veterinary centre are committed to providing you with the very best individual care for your pet.

Our team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and are constantly furthering our knowledge so that we can care for your pets as if they are our own and provide the best healthcare possible.

Jon Mills BVSc MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon - Director

Jon has worked locally in mixed practice for the past sixteen years and has concentrated on small animal medicine and surgery for the past twelve. He was born and grew up in Norfolk and is happy to be settled in his home county amongst his family and long standing friends. He enjoys all aspects of the veterinary vocation but is particularly interested in soft tissue surgery and canine and feline medicine.

He lives with his wife Rianne and three boys Alfie, Henry and Freddie, their four dogs and a cat. In his rare spare time he is a keen angler and can found beside a lake somewhere with his faithful border terrier Digby, trying to land a monster carp.

Jon Mills
Liam Manson

Liam Manson BVM&S GPCert(SAS) MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon - Director

Liam is originally from the North coast of Scotland and graduated from Edinburgh vet school before moving to Norfolk, attracted by the beautiful countryside and friendly people. He has worked for the last 11years as a small and large animal vet in mid-Norfolk. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary work and has completed the GP certificate in Small Animal Surgery.

He is married to Helen, also a vet and they have three daughters Eve, Grace and Florence and a cat called  Morris. Outside work he enjoys a game of squash, spending time with family and friends and exploring the Norfolk countryside.

Helen Nelson BVetMed (Hons) CertAVP (ECC) MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon

Helen graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 2007 and has worked in Norfolk since graduating. Helen is a certificate holder in emergency and critical care and has a keen interest in birds of prey.

Helen lives locally with her husband, son , labrador Fern, springer cross named Digby and her lovely little black cat called G-Mac.

When Helen has some spare time she can be found at dog agility, playing netball or going for long walks on the beautiful Norfolk beaches.

Helen Nelson
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Lisa Brown BVetMed MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Lisa graduated from the Royal veterinary College in 2011. She has worked in many areas of the country but has recently bought a house nearby to renovate. Lisa has a particular interest in reptiles, small furries and internal medicine.

She has a rather cute dachshund at home called Sir Cumberland and if she has any spare time she loves playing roller derby, painting and sewing.

Kelly Maclean RVN - Veterinary Nurse

Kelly is a local girl who lives in Swaffham with her husband Craig and two children Alfie and Iona. She started her vet nursing career fifteen years ago and enjoys using her vet nursing qualification to run nursing clinics. She is especially interested in behaviour and will be running puppy parties at the surgery.

When shes not at work or looking after her children Kelly can be found looking after her chickens, digging up her allotment or having a good natter at book club.


Gemma Wright RVN - Veterinary Nurse

Gemma has been nursing for five years and is also a local to Swaffham. She has a particular interests in theatre nursing and feline medicine which she hopes to use to gain further qualifications.

When she’s not at work she can be found chasing after her naughty labradoodle Chester or playing with her cats Bruce and Mia. She is also a keen dancer and horsewoman.


Kayleigh Hardy RVN - Veterinary Nurse

Kayleigh is a registered veterinary nurse that qualified in 2010. Since then she has taken a keen interest in training and supporting student veterinary nurses. Kayleigh has a particular interest in theatre and emergency and critical care nursing.

In her spare time she enjoys walking Toby her border terrier cross patterdale around the beautiful Norfolk counrtyside

Kayleigh Hardy
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Laura Cornwall RVN – Veterinary Nurse

Laura has worked in veterinary practice for five years and became an RVN in 2016

Having previously worked at Cats Protection, Dereham she has a particlular interest in feline medicine and care of the hospitalized patient. She hopes to further her learning in this area and has already been on a training course for preventative health care, she has set up free nurse clinics to compliment her training.

Laura lives locally with her husband Andre, Lakeland terrier Millie and two cats Miss Meg and Bandit

Kate Price RVN – Veterinary Nurse

Kate originally qualified as a Veterinary Nurse at the RSPCA Putney Clinic in London in 1997. She then moved to Norfolk and spent 15 years working with wildlife at the RSPCA Wildlife Centre in East Winch.

She has a particular interest in improving brachycephalic health and welfare and currently shares her home with her pug Ken and her partner Rob.

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Lindsay McCaffery – Student Veterinary Nurse

Lindsay is our student vet nurse who already had some experience in veterinary practice having spent a year following the university vet nursing course.

She felt that she would like a more practical and hands on approach to the training so has come to SVC where we will help her to achieve her goal of becoming a qualified vet nurse.

Home is shared with  Evey a Jack Russel cross.

Lizzie Bailey – Student Veterinary Nurse

Lizzie is a trainee veterinary nurse who has previously worked as an animal trainer, particularly with birds of prey, focusing on flying displays and demonstrating natural behaviours.

Following from her passion for the more exotic animal she has also worked with a range of animals from lemurs to armadillo’s and rescued primates in South Africa.

Lizzie lives with her spaniel Dodger, Bengal cat Marley, four parakeets and Barbosa the barn owl.

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Helen Manning RVN, Practice Manager - Director

Helen has worked in many areas of the veterinary world, starting off her career as a qualified veterinary nurse. She then moved on to pet nutrition, pharmaceuticals, clinic nursing, marketing and more recently management.

She is married to Bob, has a son called Seth and an extremely naughty spaniel called willow. When not stomping around the Norfolk countryside chasing Willow, Helen likes to head off to Chamonix for a bit of snowboarding.

Alison Glover RVN – Practice Managers Assistant

Ali has over twenty years’ experience as a veterinary nurse. Having worked in practice, in the pharmaceutical industry and in pet nutrition Ali has come back in to practice and is assisting Helen in the day to day administration of the practice. She also deals with all insurance claims and queries and helps out on reception from time to time.

Ali lives with her husband Joe, Eagan her seven year old son, Dougie her rather naughty (but lovely) terrier cross, Toothless and Rudy her two cats and two wonderful chickens!

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Libby Manning RVN – Lead Receptionist

Libby has been nursing for over 10 years and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2010.
As lead receptionist Libby is keen to help all our clients and pets have as stress free visit to the vets as possible. She is keen on client education and regularly runs campaigns to help all our owners with preventative healthcare for their pets.

Libby lives nearby with her 17 year old daughter Maddie, 6 year old daughter Evie and husband Andy.

She has a real soft spot for greyhounds and rescued Stella, a black greyhound, 4 years ago and loves nothing more than walking along the beautiful Norfolk coastline with her.

Sophie Rowley - Receptionist

Sophie is our receptionist who has had previous reception experience in the A&E department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn.

At home in Swaffham, Sophie lives with her husband Karl and their young daughter Esme.

In her rare spare time Sophie enjoys rambling around the Norfolk countryside, travelling around the UK and spending time with her family and friends.

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