Our Nurses




Clare Webb – Head Veterinary Nurse – Wincanton Branch


” I joined Southill in 2008 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2010. In 2014 I left Southill to work in a referral Veterinary hospital. In this role I gained further knowledge and experience in intensive care patients. In 2018 I returned to Southill as Head Nurse.

When I have free time I enjoy spending time with my family, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 horses and a pony.”






Hayley Taylor – Qualified Veterinary Nurse – Wincanton Branch


“I am from Sussex and moved to Dorset and joined Southill at the start of 2014. I qualified as a veterinary nurse in the summer of 2013, and I am really enjoying my career so far.

I am an expert animal holder and am kept busy at home with my family and my black and white 7kg Maine Coon called Buddy!”






Kim Couzens – Qualified Veterinary Nurse – Wincanton Branch


“I joined Southill in September 2018. I Qualified as an RVN in 2003 and worked in Winchester as Head Nurse. In 2012 I left to become a mum to my 2 children. I have only just returned to Veterinary Nursing at Southill, but I am currently really enjoying my time at Southill.

In my spare time I like to walk the dog – a Border Terrier called Mouse, going to the gym and spending time with my family. “






Charlotte Doble – Senior  Nurse – Gillingham


2“I joined the Southill Vets team in March 2020. My career started at the age of 16. I relocated from my family home to a busy mixed practice in Worcestershire, where I trained to become a veterinary nurse. After registering as a Veterinary Nurse in 2014, I worked for a referral practice for 5 years, and gained valuable skills and knowledge – which have been a huge benefit to my ongoing career!
In 2016 after months of hard work and dedication I gained a veterinary nursing certificate in anaesthesia.
My particular interests at work are taking x-rays, pharmacology and anaesthesia.
Outside of work I enjoy caring for my all my animals, including my black Labrador Dylan, my ex-racehorse Rabbit and my cat Lunar. I try to keep active with regular horse riding and jogging.”






Abi Downton – Qualified Veterinary Nurse – Wincanton Branch


Biopic coming soon!





Sam Steel – Veterinary Nursing Assistant – Milborne Port Branch


“Before joining Southill I worked in a small animal practice in the centre of Cheltenham as a VNA ( Veterinary nursing assistant) for two years, and lived in a beautiful cottage in the Forest of Dean. I then relocated to Dorset and joined Southill in September 2006, fulfilling the same role at our Milborne Port branch.

I live in a tiny old stone cottage with a huge garden, which is surrounded by countryside.I now share this with two adorable Tonkinese cats called Kuma and Otto and a Saluki dog called Dhala.”

In my spare time I enjoy the countryside and coastal walks, picnics, growing fruit and vegetables, cooking and baking, and looking after my animals. I would love some Indian Runner ducks, but sadly, Mr Fox is never that far away where I live at the moment.”



Lindsay Barnes – Qualified Veterinary Nurse – Wincanton Branch


“I joined Southill in April 2018 after wishing for a whole new change in career.  I enjoy working with the team and learning all there is to know about being a veterinary nurse.

I live in Somerset with my family, two dogs (Poppy and Sophie), two guinea pigs (Asohka and Alice) and four mice.

When I have free time I like to take long walks or short runs with the dogs, going to the beach and spending time with the family.




Donna Crocker – Animal Nursing Assistant – Gillingham/Wincanton Branch


” I joined Southill in November 2018. Before joining Southill I worked in a local practice as an Animal Nursing Assistant for 13 years. I have completed my ANA course and certificate in Assisting Veterinary Surgeons In Monitoring Animals Under Anaesthesia And Sedation.

In my spare time I spend it with my family and looking after my two dogs.”



Yazz Lapham – Animal Nursing Assistant – Wincanton Branchyazz

” Hi, my name is Yazz and I’ve been with the practice since December 2019. I’ve worked with animals for over 5 years and had them all my life – and wouldn’t change it.

I’m very bubbly, chatty and enthusiastic. I love working for Southill as I’ve met some very lovely colleagues and clients.

In my spare time I play rugby and like being creative and of course being with my own animals and also take part in dog sledding. I have dogs, ferrets, a cat and a skunk.”




Tabby Maguire – Kennel Assistant  – Gillingham Branch


” I am Tabby and before joining Southill I studied at Kingston Maurward College and gained my level 2 & 3 in Animal Care and Welfare Management. I came to Southill in 2016 as a Saturday girl at the Gillingham branch where I helped on reception and assisted the nurses and vets.

I have always wanted to progress to train as a veterinary nurse and I hope to be able to have that opportunity soon.”




Charlie Felton – Qualified Veterinary Nurse – Wincanton Branch

Picture and Biopic coming soon!





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