Vet Nurses are an essential part of any modern small animal vet practice. Their roles include caring for hospitalised patients, monitoring anaesthesia and assisting with operation, carrying our x-ray and laboratory procedures, outpatient appointments, nurse clinics – the list goes on! Put simply a crucial part of the team. We are proud to be a RCVS recognised Training Practice for veterinary nurses. We are committed to training keen, enthusiastic prospective nurses to a recognised skilled qualification.
So who are they? Read on!
Melanie Colfer RVN
I’m a local girl but trained as a vet nurse in Bristol, then returned to Pembrokeshire and Fenton Vets in 2003. I am Head Nurse here at Fenton, and am involved in organising the nursing team, administrative roles within Practice, and work closely with the Practice Manager. Outside of work my interests include horse riding and my two dogs, Maggie and Timmy.
Andy Falberg RVN
I originate from Bedfordshire and have been part of the Fenton team since 2003. I am by now an experienced vet nurse all-round, although I have a particular interest in dog behaviour and all things exotic. In keeping with this interest, I spend a lot of time with regularly visiting exotic vet, Lance Jepson and all manner of other unusual animals!
Fleur Roche RVN
I am a Pembrokeshire native, but am also fortunate to have some Scottish heritage! I trained as a vet nurse at a neighbouring veterinary practice and joined Fenton Vets in 2009. One of my key roles within the practice is training and assessing student veterinary nurses; I am proud to say that my students have a high success rate.
Emma Barton RVN
I joined Fenton Vets on 25th September 1995 and spent many years as a nursing assistant before qualifying as a veterinary nurse in 2012, after an intense two year veterinary nurse training course. I have a small zoo at home (too many species to mention) which adequately fills my time away from vet practice.
Helen Colfer RVN
I joined Fenton Vets in 2008 as a student VN from Harper Adams University College. I studied a degree course and the regular RCVS qualification in Veterinary nursing. I qualified as a vet nurse and completed my degree in 2012. I am now developing an interest in exotics alongside nursing the oncology patients. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with her family, bike riding, baking cakes and outdoor adventures.
Lauren Corfe RVN
I started work at Fenton Vets in September, after moving back to the Pembrokeshire to be closer to my family. I have worked in practice since leaving school and qualified as a vet nurse in 2012. I am keenly interested in animal behaviour and nursing clinics. Outside of work, my two children keep me busy by getting creative, being outside and getting generally messy.
Alice Bennett SVN
I initially joined the practice through assisting Brendan with TB testing. After six months I escaped to join the large animal reception team! I have since substituted large animal with small and have embarked on my veterinary nurse training. The ultimate goal is to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse. I am from a farming background and I love messing around with cows, tractors and horses and my working springer spaniel, Tilly.
Kimberley Griffiths SVN
I joined practice in August 2013 and was thrown straight into the deep end by starting during County Show week. I enjoyed the pace, initially spending time on both Farm and Small reception. I am definitely a hands on girl! I have now transferred to the nursing team and commenced college in September to start my vet nurse training. Outside of work I enjoy farm life, being a member of the YFC also spending time with family and friends.