Meet the Team

Veterinary Surgeons

Iain Morris BVMS CertVOphthal MRCVS

After qualifying from Glasgow Vet School in 1996, Iain emulated James Herriot for 2 years in Yorkshire before following his wife south to concentrate on small animals. He developed an interest in eyes and was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2008. Since then he has furthered his studies in this field and although enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, is particularly keen to see ophthalmic cases. He loves to spend his free time down the beach windsurfing with the occasional dabble into kitesurfing.

Rachel Morris BVMS MRCVS

I obtained my veterinary degree and future husband from Glasgow university in 1996. I remember deciding to be a vet whilst operating on my teddy bear at a very young age. This would not necessarily be the best time to make such a decision but it turned out pretty well. I have found it to be a challenging and rewarding career. There are sad times but there is nothing more rewarding than making an animal feel better and touching the lives of their family. I have made many friends over the years both four legged and two and have many fond memories of them all.

Vicki Roberts BSc BVetMed MRCVS

I began life as a vet in 2012 following degrees in Veterinary Medicine from the Royal Veterinary College London and Animal Science from Nottingham. Having always had a passion for all those small and furry it was an easy direction to focus on small animal practice. I spent the next four years with a lovely practice in Kent before moving back to Sussex to be nearer to my family. I have developed particular interests in both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery which I aim to pursue further in the future. I greatly enjoy the challenges this career brings and, whilst it can be sad at times, it’s heartening to know that we have always done our best for the animals in our care.
At home I have a cheeky Jack Russell called “Rodney” who loves playing at football and a cat who responds grudgingly to the name “Stinky Pete”! Fortunately they get on really well.
I look forward to meeting your pets and will always be available for cuddles.

Colleen Colver BVSc(Hons)CertAVP MRCVS

I graduated from the University of Queensland in Australia in 2001 and made the move to England in 2005. I’ve always worked in small animal practice and gained my Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in 2016. I have a particular interest in feline medicine and much of my additional study has been focussed on cats. I also enjoy dentistry and working with our more nervous patients to build trust and reduce anxiety at the vets.
Outside of work I can be found trail running on the Downs, spending time with my family or being bossed around by my enormous moggy “Deranged Steve!”

Dr Ciara Murphy BAgSci MVB PhD MRCVS

My career in Veterinary Medicine began after completing my PhD at the Institute for Animal Health in Surrey. The amazing research Vets there inspired me to follow my childhood dream of becoming a Vet and I graduated from University College Dublin 5 years later in 2010. I worked initially in Ontario, Canada as a horse/small animal vet and then in mixed practice in the south east of England before settling into small animal practice in West Sussex.
I have a particular interest in imaging and one of my goals is to complete further study in this area.
When I am not working, I’m usually either walking my rescue dog Cosmo on the Downs or can be found lifting weights at the gym.

Nurses

Jess Jeffreys (Head Nurse) BSc (Hons) RVN A1

Jess has a special talent. She has an amazing ability to remember every animal she has met and its name. We invite you to test her out! Jess has a gentle way with animals and she can win over the most nervous of patients. Jess is a special breed of nurse trained at the RVC for four years to gain a degree in Veterinary Nursing. This doesn’t just mean she is very clever but that she is highly trained and skilled and keeps us all on our toes. Jess was torn whether to be a nurse or a teacher so she satisfied that wish by becoming an assessor and training the nurses of the future. Jess literally can’t help but bring her work home with her so her pets Barley, Arabella and Capstan came with problems but at least they couldn’t have come to a better home.

Clare High RVN

Clare is a Ferring girl through and through. She worked for many years in Ferring post office, which her parents used to own, so many of you already know her. Clare married her childhood sweetheart, Matt, just around the corner from the surgery at St. Andrew’s Church shortly after joining us in 2013. Despite being a busy Mum of two, Clare works full time and will always have a smile for you. She is a very cheerful addition to the team.

Laura Nutley RVN

Laura has been a veterinary nurse since 2007 but has worked in the veterinary field since her weekend job at the age of 16. Before qualifying as a veterinary nurse, Laura completed a national diploma in Animal Management.
Prior to joining Ferring Street, Laura worked in a large veterinary hospital but decided she wanted to work somewhere she could get to know her patients and their owners better.
Outside of work Laura enjoys baking for her colleagues and brings in delicious cakes on a regular basis.
She has two cats called Heinz and Bagheera who have turned into a “crazy cat lady”!

Jo Till RVN

Jo joined us in 2016, moving to the south coast to be by the sea. She qualified in 2012 and likes working in a small independent practice and being part of a team. She is a lifelong Liverpool fan and spends her spare time following the team and looking after her beloved 16 year old cat.

Anna Crosby RVN

Reception

Caz James

Leslie Stratton