Meet The Team
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 PgC (SAM) 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.
Beth Clark MRCVS Lead Vet
Beth is our very own Priscilla Presley (her partner is an Elvis impersonator), farmer and life-and-soul of every practice party. Beth always has a story to tell (and hilarious way of telling it) from returning missing sheep which belong to pop stars, rescuing deer which she single handedly carried for emergency care, to having her farm machinery appear on the local news. Beth is a listener, mentor and our Lead Vet with particular interest in surgery.
Jacqueline Tingley MRCVS
Jackie qualified from Onderstepoort University, South Africa, in 2006. She came to the UK in early 2007 for what was supposed to be a 2 year working holiday but ultimately resulted in her travelling around various parts of the UK doing Locum work with her cat “Polly”. As chance would have it, she met her husband on one of her Locum stints in Worthing. Jackie strives to be a good all round GP vet, but has a special interest in dentistry and diagnostic imaging. When not at work she is a busy mum to a feisty daughter and her border terrier “Rosie”.
Nazaret Marichal Ramos PGCertSAO MRCVS
Nazaret qualified from the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, in 2014. She joined Ferring Street Vets in November 2022. Nazaret is a certificate holder in Ophthalmology but also has a particular interest in surgery and emergency and critical care. Nazaret has two rescue cats called Cats Curry and Trufa. Outside of work she likes to travel, paddle boarding and latin dance.
Beth Miller MRCVS
Bio to follow
Roisin Dwyer MRCVS
Roisin graduated from University College Dublin in 2022 before moving to England and joining the Ferring Street team. Her passion for veterinary came at a young age from owning many, many hamsters and rabbits. Roisin now owns one cat, Alfie, who is very adventurous and fun.
Roisin loves getting to know her clients day to day and getting to spend time with all of her patients. She enjoys the different challenges that each day brings and loves that no two days are the same. She has a particular interest in surgery but loves all aspects of the job.
In her spare time, Roisin enjoys going for walks by the sea and travelling to as many different countries as possible.
Olivia Lane MRCVS (Locum)
I graduated in 2018 from RVC. I then worked at a charity clinic in Cyprus for 6 months and accidentally acquired a puppy and a kitten, both of whom came back to the UK with me! I’ve worked in Sussex ever since and have experience working in a busy hospital as well as smaller branches. I started working sole-charge nights at the start of the pandemic, which I really enjoyed, but missed getting to know my clients and having case continuity. I love all aspects of being a vet but have a particular passion for Emergency and Critical Care and am currently working towards an ECC certificate.
Outside of work I enjoy horse riding, running, CrossFit, walking my dog and spending time with friends and family.
Jess Jeffreys BSc (Hons) RVN Head Nurse
Jess completed her training at the RVC, graduating with a BSc Honors degree in Veterinary Nursing in 2007 and has been nursing since 2003. Jess has been with Ferring Street since the beginning in 2011 and keeps us all on our toes. 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 was torn whether to be a nurse or a teacher so she satisfied that wish as a Clinical coach and trains the nurses of the future. Jess literally can’t help but bring her work home with her so her cats Barley and Arabella came with problems but at least they couldn’t have come to a better home. Jess also has an energetic labrador, Mortimer, who she runs and enjoys scent-work with. Having said she'd never have a labrador, this is her second!
Kirsty Simon RVN Deputy Head Nurse
Kirsty is our adventurous and extremely fit marathon-running and mountain-biking clinical lead nurse. Kirsty spent time working and travelling in Australia and has not lost her desire to be a free spirit – touring around the UK in her motorhome looking for new experiences. Kirsty is joint Clinical Lead Nurse at our Sea Lane Surgery. She has many years of experience for this role, having been a head nurse at other practices since 2006. Kirsty is a calm, experienced and a safe pair of hands for our team.
Eleanor Inman RVN Deputy Head Nurse
We could tell that Eleanor was going to be a fantastic nurse when she spent time with us during her training. She proved us right when she graduated from the University of Bristol with a first-class honours degree in Veterinary Nursing and Bio veterinary Science. Eleanor has a keen interest in anaesthesia and medical nursing and enjoys the differing challenges these bring. She is currently completing a certificate in medical nursing to enhance her knowledge further. Eleanor is also a clinical coach to our student nurses.
Outside of work she enjoys playing team tennis, running and exploring the English countryside.
Jade Weeks RVN Deputy Head Nurse
Jade qualified as an registered veterinary nurse whilst working in a busy hospital. She joined the Ferring teaming 2019 and gained her ISFM certificate in feline nursing in 2021.
Jade is now a Ferring Street Vets Cat Advocate and is on a mission to ensure both practices are feline friendly by getting an accreditation with the International Society of Feline Medicine.
Outside of work Jade has a very handsome rescue cat called Parsnip and one day hopes to have enough cats to name a whole whole roast dinner! She also loves travelling and sampling craft beer!
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. Laura is a clinical coach for our student nurses. Laura cares passionately about the patients in her care and the well-being of our nursing team.
Outside of work Laura enjoys baking for her colleagues and brings in delicious cakes on a regular basis. Laura has also discovered a passion for gardening and has a cat called Daisy (she is called Daisy Moo when she brings home worms).
Emily Caldwell RVN
Emily has always loved being around animals and had many pets while growing up so the idea of being a veterinary nurse always appealed. Emily started veterinary life as a kennel assistant at a busy hospital on the South coast in 2005 where she went on to train and qualified as an RVN in 2009. Emily brings a wealth of experience which she shares with the younger members of the team. She is a clinical coach to our student nurses. Emily really enjoys getting to know the Ferring Street patients and their humans.
Emily keeps us all up to date on current affairs, is a self confessed Cookie monster (they’ve got to be triple chocolate!) and the proud Mum of two – a compassionate tomboy with a social conscience and a hilarious maths genius.
Hollie Edmunds RVN
Hollie started her career in Richmond where she qualified as an RVN in 2017. She worked nights as an emergency nurse before joining the Ferring Street team. Hollie moved to Worthing to escape from London for a quieter life by the sea where she enjoys country walks with her Staffie called Maeve. Hollie spent three years travelling before becoming a nurse. She worked on a reserve in Africa, an orphanage in Nepal, experienced living in the trees with Gibbons and worked for the RSPCA in Australia. Back in normal life, Hollie is a chocoholic and she loves a cup of tea.
Rebecca Caulfield RVN
Rebecca joined us as a newly graduated registered veterinary nurse. She previously worked in practices in London and Horsham where she gained a wide range of skills and experience. Rebecca really hit the ground running and settled into the team easily with her enthusiasm and happy nature. Rebecca is a busy mum to her gorgeous little Jax, who will do anything for chocolate…just like the rest of our team!
Anne Watkiss RVN
I joined the team at Ferring Street in May 2022. I have worked in small animal practice for the past 15 years, starting as a kennel assistant and then going on to qualify as a RVN in 2015.
My favourite part of the job is the variety of patients and conditions that we get to see every day, ensuring that no two days are the same! I enjoy monitoring anaesthetics and nursing inpatients. My background in volunteering at a local wildlife hospital lead me to rehabilitate and nurse many injured and ill wildlife over the years.
I completed a C&G Certificate in Nursing of Exotic Species in 2017 and Vets Now Certificate in Veterinary Nursing in Emergency & Critical Care in 2022.
My hobbies outside of work include yoga, open water swimming and muddy walks with my rescue dog, Purdey.
Hannah Johnson RVN
Hannah has always loved animals and completed her training at Ferring Street and qualified in December 2022. She particularly enjoys anaesthesia and nurse consults. Outside of work she has a cockapoo called Jake and a cat called Archie, and enjoys going to women’s football games.
Fran Sharpe SVN
Since leaving college, Fran has worked within the healthcare field including night shifts at busy hospitals (both human and animal!). Fran joined Ferring Street as our first Animal Nursing Assistant and became a student nurse in January 2022. Fran is such a welcome addition to our team. She is kind and caring, super organised and wants to learn everything.
After a long day at work, Fran loves to cuddle on the sofa with her two super-cute Staffies called Boyce and Obi. Her mischievous cats are called Oscar and Kiwi. In her spare time, Fran enjoys going out for meals or to the movies with friends. She is a self confessed film buff and is particularly passionate about horror films and sci-fi.
Olivia Maxey – SVN
Livvie is efficient, kind, fun and glamorous- the perfect combination for reception. She used to dance until she was 18 years old but animals always had her heart. She worked in a pet shop before coming to Ferring Street and we are so glad she joined us. Livvie loves interacting with the animals and their owners. She dreamed of having a dog of her own and now is the proud owner of a gorgeous Golden Retriever called Nula. Livvie spends part of her time working as an Animal Nursing Assistant and is working towards enrolling as a student veterinary nurse.
Carys Miles – Animal Nursing Assistant
Before Carys joined us in July 2022, she use to work frontline for the ambulance service attending patients in emergency situations.
She decided to swap humans for animals after previously studying at Plumpton College for 4 years. She has an interest in exotics and really enjoys caring for inpatients. She hopes to start a veterinary nurse course soon.
At home she has a handsome Working Cocker Spaniel called Fred who enjoys nothing more than chasing a ball followed by cuddles on the sofa.
Izzy Head – Animal Nursing Assistant
Izzy completed an Advanced Diploma in Animal Management and joined us in June 2022. Prior to that she enjoyed working on a farm and volunteering at Ferring Country Centre. She is a kind, conscientious person and is passionate about caring for animals. She would very much like to progress to study veterinary nursing in the future.
Izzy dreams of having a dog one day, but currently has a hamster called Pickle!
Outside of work, Izzy enjoys baking all things yummy, spending time with he family, cocktails with friends and walks in the countryside.
Caz James Reception – Ferring
After finishing university, Caz started a family with her husband. When it was time to return to work she decided that her love for animals, dogs in particular, would be well suited to a position as a veterinary receptionist and she took up a position at a veterinary referral centre in Brighton, before joining the team at Ferring Street Vets in 2015. Caz is experienced, kind and caring and keeps reception running like clockwork at Ferring. Caz loves all sports, particularly martial arts, cycling and rugby. She spends most weekends watching her teenage son and daughter play rugby. Caz has a bulldog named Buster who she re-homed in 2017 and a white cat called Chester who thinks he’s a dog!
Lesley Stratton Reception – Ferring
Lesley has been with Ferring Street Vets since October 2016 and has recently semi-retired. She couldn’t quite give up working with us completely! Lesley has lived in Ferring for ‘donkeys years’ and has a menagerie at home: Coco the very geeky Ragdoll, a pond full of fish and an aviary full of budgies and a cockatiel. She also babysits guinea pigs!
Elaine Nihill Reception – East Preston
Elaine has worked for Ferring Street since August 2021 and works mainly at the East Preston branch.
She has worked with animals from the age of 16, having collected a menagerie of pets along the way including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, cockatiels and ponies.
Previously Elaine has worked as a RVN in equine practice for 10 years.
After this she worked in the hospital pharmacy and then in reception and admin roles of small animal practice.
In her spare time she enjoys gym classes and dog walks with friends.
Karyn Connolly Reception – Ferring
Karyn has been working in the Veterinary industry for 18 years. From being an animal nursing assistant, branch manager at her previous vets, travelling the country training new veterinary practises in their new computer systems, client care advisor at a veterinary specialist referral centre and now having the pleasure of working at Ferring Street Vets. Karyn has two grown up children and loves living by the sea. When she left school she qualified as a chef and worked in the catering industry for 5 years. She loves baking so regularly makes beautiful cakes for our staff to enjoy, loves working with animals and being part of the great team at Ferring Street.