Summerhill is staffed by a great team of hard-working and dedicated veterinary professionals, each bringing their own particular skills and interests to the practice. You can learn more about them by reading their profiles below.
Jane Feneley BVetMed MRCVS GPCert(SAS) GPCert(EM&S)
Jane is married with a vet husband and two children. They live just outside Fakenham and take an active interest in the local community. Jane qualified in 1991 and worked in mixed practice before setting up this practice in 1993. She was awarded her certificate in small animal surgery in 2012, and her certificate in emergency medicine and surgery in 2014. Jane has a keen interest in emergency medicine and all aspects of surgery, including thoracic and orthopaedic surgery. She has a Labrador, two cats, and one horse.
Lucy Rivett BVSc MRCVS GPCert(DI) PgC SAO
Lucy has known the local area since she was a child, and lives just outside Fakenham, with her husband and two children. She joined Summerhill on qualifying in 2001, became a partner in 2008 and was awarded her diagnostic imaging certificate in 2012, and her ophthalmology certificate in 2015. Lucy particular enjoys ultrasonography and ophthalmology. She has two Border terriers, one cat and a tortoise.
Michelle Mortimer BVetMed CertAVP(SAM) MCRCVS
Michelle joined Summerhill in 2007 when she graduated from the Royal Vet College, London. She has a wide range of interests but especially enjoys the diagnosis and treatment of feline specific conditions. She was awarded a certificate in advanced veterinary practice in small animal medicine, from the RCVS in 2016. Michelle lives in Fakenham with her husband, Labrador and two cats.
Lizzie Bennett MA VetMB MRCVS
Lizzie qualified from Cambridge University in June 2013 and started at Summerhill shortly after. Lizzie is interested in all aspects of veterinary work but particularly enjoys challenging medical cases. She grew up locally and now lives in Fakenham. Lizzie has two Cocker spaniels and her family have a cat, as well as horses, pigs, and sheep.
Simone Cutler BVMedSci (hons) BVM BVS (hons) MRCVS
Simone graduated with honors from Nottingham University in 2015. Whilst at university she particularly enjoyed consulting at the university’s community clinic, meeting and getting to know her patients and their owners. From August 2016 she will be undertaking a year-long medicine internship back at Nottingham university, but will continue to work at Summerhill for some weekend shifts. Simone has a Beagle.
Georgia Cadden BVSc MRCVS
On qualifying from Bristol university in the summer of 2016 Georgia joined Summerhill. Georgia especially enjoys surgery and intends to focus on this area of veterinary practice in the future. She has two cats.
Nadine Fletcher RVN CERT AAB Dip Dog Psy ACAI
Nadine qualified in 1992, and is our head nurse and clinical coach for our trainee nurses. She has gained the certificate in Applied Animal Behaviour, and a diploma in canine psychology. Nadine sees behaviour cases on an in-house and referral basis and runs our puppy parties and ‘Pawfect manners’ puppy training locally. She achieved first class status as an approved agility club instructor and completes in agility competitions all over the UK. Nadine lives in Fakenham with her two children. She has three Cocker spaniels, a cat, and 3 tortoises. In 2004 she won the BVNA award for veterinary nurse of the year.
Stephanie Walker RVN NCert(A&CC) BVNA Diabetes advisor
Steph joined the practice in 2004 and qualified in 2008. She enjoys nursing intensive care cases and has a keen interest in diabetes. Along with Nadine she runs ‘Pawfect manners’ dog training classes. Steph lives in Fakenham with her husband and two young children.
Samantha Daykin RVN
Sam joined Summerhill in 2007 and qualified in 2013. She has a keen interest in surgical nursing and hopes to further her qualification in this area in the future. Sam also plays an important role with the puppy parties held at the practice, advising owners on preventative health and general handling. She lives in a village just outside Fakenham with her husband and young son and enjoys walking her family’s Springer spaniel.
Lana Goulding RVN BSc
Lana joined our nursing team in May 2015 after relocating to Norfolk from Sussex. Lana qualified in 1991, gained a BSc in general science from the Open University in 2008 and became an advanced pet health counsellor in 2011. Lana is particularly interested in nutrition, caring for geriatric cats and laboratory work. Away from work she enjoys spending time with her elderly cat.
Gemma Sexton RVN
Gemma worked at Summerhill for nine years up until 2008, when she took a career break to look after her three young children. She rejoined us in the summer of 2017. Gemma qualified from Easton college in 2005 and particularly enjoys surgical nursing and emergency care. At home, she has horses, pygmy goats, chickens, dogs, cats and guinea pigs.
Ella joined us in June 2015, and started her formal nurse training at Easton college later that year. Initially Ella studied photography gaining a BTEC National Diploma. However after spending time as a receptionist at a vets and working at the RSPCA she decided to pursue a career in veterinary nursing. Ella has grown up surrounded by pets and currently has two cats.
Grace joined Summerhill in November 2015 as a final year veterinary nurse student at the College of West Anglia. She currently spends two days a week at college and three days at the practice. During her training Grace is involved in all aspects of veterinary nursing, but so far particularly enjoys nurse clinics where she gets to interact with pets and their owners. At home, she has two Dobermans, three Daschunds, a horse and a collection of ducks.
Megan joined us in October 2015, from Easton College where she was undertaking an Animal Management course. She is currently gaining practical skills at the surgery before embarking on her formal veterinary nurse training. Megan enjoys hand rearing kittens, and has two cats and one dog at home.
Melanie joined Summerhill in September 2016, after spending the last ten years working in theatre production, most recently at the Auden theatre at Gresham’s School in Holt. However, she has decided on a career change and is re-training as a veterinary nurse. She will spend her first year with us gaining practical skills before embarking upon her formal training at Easton College next September. Melanie lives locally, with her partner and her Golden Retriever.
Julie started as our nursing assistant in 2004. She is responsible for the smooth running of our in house laboratory, in particular processing all the blood tests. She also assists the nurses with their day to day housekeeping tasks around the practice.
Julie, Debbie, Lyn, Toni, Holly, Sue and Sara are our reception staff. They play a huge role in the running of the practice and ensure our clients are always greeted with a smile. Julie and Debbie have both been at the practice for over 20 years and so know most of our clients (and their pets) by face if not by name. In addition to reception duties, Lyn is responsible for processing insurance claim forms and Toni for administrative duties. Between them, they own numerous pets, including dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens and other birds.
And of course we mustn’t forget out practice cat Toggle!