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Meet the team

The whole team at Swaffham Veterinary Centre in the heart of Norfolk, are committed to providing you with the very best individual care for your pet.

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

Jon Mills BVSc MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon - Director

Jon qualified from Bristol Vet School in 2001. He came back to Norfolk after completing his exams and has worked in and around the area since graduation. Jon was born 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. Jon has a son called Freddie and in his  spare time is a keen angler and can found beside a lake somewhere with his  Border Terrier Finn, trying to land a monster carp.

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 14 years 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 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. 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.

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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 runs puppy parties at the surgery. When shes not at work or looking after her children Kelly enjoys participating in a local book club.


Kayleigh Hardy RVN - Veterinary Nurse

Kayleigh is a registered Veterinary Nurse and 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

Kate Price RVN – Veterinary Nurse

Kate originally qualified as a Veterinary Nurse at the RSPCA Putney Clinic in London in 1998. 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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Sarah Patrick RVN - Veterinary Nurse

Sarah qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in August 2016 and joined the practice in October 2017. Sarah is the regional coordinator for the BVNA which involves arranging training events for nurses in East Anglia. She is married to Will and they are in the process of renovating a house. Sarah is a keen horsewoman with a degree in Equine Management and owns two horses of her own along with two troublesome Terriers.

Jo Poulter RVN - Veterinary Nurse

Jo joined Swaffham Vets as a qualified nurse in 2018. She has been in practice since 2011 and qualified in 2016. Jo has lived in Norfolk since 2009 and shares her home with husband Paul and two Spaniels who rule her life! Whilst at work Jo likes to treat all patients in her care as if they were her own. Outside of work she spends her time hanging out with Mini’s (the car) and is a supporter of the local charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

Molly Rodwell SVN - Student Veterinary Nurse

Molly joined Swaffham Veterinary Centre in 2018 as a student veterinary nurse. She is currently studying at The College of West Anglia but has previously studied Animal management at Easton College. Molly lives with her partner James and incredibly cute whippet Ziggy.

Hannah Smith SVN

Hannah joined Swaffham Veterinary Centre in 2019 as a student veterinary nurse and will commence her nurse training in September 2019 at the Dick White Academy in Newmarket. Hannah previously gained a degree in Zoology and worked as a wildlife assistant at the RSPCA Wildlife hospital in  East Winch. She lives in Kings Lynn with Duke the cat and has obtained a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo. Hannah has an interest in all species  and studied marine and land animals during her 3 year degree.

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 qualified Veterinary Nurse. Having worked in small and large animal practices, in the pharmaceutical industry and also pet nutrition.  Ali has returned to practice and is assisting Helen in  day to day administration. She also deals with all insurance claims and queries and helps out on reception from time to time. Ali lives with her husband Joe, son Eagan, Dougie her rather naughty (but lovely) terrier cross, Toothless and Rudy her two cats and two wonderful chickens!

Heather Craigie - Lead Receptionist

Heather is originally from Essex and has lived in Norfolk for 15 years. She has filled administrative and reception roles within Veterinary  Practices for 9 years. Heather lives locally with Mitch her gorgeous Westie and Mischa, a posh but naughty Birman. (She also makes amazing cakes!)

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.

Tanya Cork - Receptionist

Tanya has previously worked as a receptionist within the  veterinary sector for three and a half years.  Tanya lives in Swaffham and enjoys long walks in the countryside with her partner Jim.