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 two horses.
Lucy Rivett BVSc MRCVS GPCert(DI)
Lucy has known the local area since she was a child, and lives just outside Fakenham, with her husband and two young children. She joined Summerhill on qualifying in 2001, became a partner in 2008 and was awarded her diagnostic imaging certificate in 2012. Lucy particular enjoys ophthalmology and ultrasonography. She has a Border terrier, a Labrador cross Springer spaniel, one cat and two tortoises
Michelle Barnard BVetMed MRCVS
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 is currently studying towards a certificate in advanced veterinary practice in small animal medicine. Michelle lives in Fakenham with her fiancé and her two cats.
Helen Nelson BVetMed (hons) MRCVS
Helen graduated with honours from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2007. She has worked at a farm and equine practice, and at the RSPCA East Winch wildlife centre, and so has a wide breadth of knowledge. She joined Summerhill in 2011 and particularly enjoys avian work and the challenge of emergency and critical care. Helen is currently studying towards a certificate in advanced veterinary practice. She lives in Fakenham, with her husband and two black Labradors.
Lizzie Bennett MA VetMB MRCVS
Lizzie qualified from Cambridge University in June 2013 and brings with her all the most up to date veterinary knowledge. Whilst at university Lizzie particularly enjoyed challenging medical cases, but she is keen to get a good grounding in all aspects of veterinary work. Lizzie grew up locally, she has a Cocker spaniel puppy and her family have a dog and cat, as well as horses, pigs and sheep.
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 husband and 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 young daughter.
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 enjoys walking her family’s Springer spaniel.
Hannah Young RVN
Hannah started her nursing training in 2010, when she joined Summerhill, and then went on to qualify in the summer of 2013. She has a keen interest in arthritis and it’s management and so is responsible for our arthritis nurse clinics. Her current favourite areas of practice include radiography and medical nursing. Hannah lives in Fakenham and has a golden Cocker spaniel as a family pet.
Sophie Renno RVN
Sophie joined Summerhill in 2010, and spent a year gaining practical experience, before she started her formal nursing training at Eastern College. She qualified in October 2014. Sophie enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing but particularly enjoys caring for hospitalised patients. She lives locally with her boyfriend, chocolate Labrador, cat and two guinea-pigs.
Bethany joined Summerhill in the Autumn of 2014. She has already completed an animal nursing course at Easton college, and will do in-house training with us before starting her formal training in September 2015. She is keen to learn about all aspects of veterinary nursing but is particularly interested in surgical nursing. At home she has a cat and a horse.
Jack joined Summerhill in January 2015. He is already a qualified animal nursing auxiliary, and will start his veterinary nurse training at Easton college in September. Jack has a keen interest in exotic species and breeds and keeps numerous tortoises.
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, Peggy, Lyn and Toni 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 19 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 and rabbits.
And of course we mustn’t forget out practice cat Toggle!