Lisa joined Ark Veterinary Practice in 1999 as a receptionist after working for 14 years in dairy farming. In June 2006 she took on the role of practice administrator and is now our practice manager. Lisa has a RHS certificate in horticulture so enjoys gardening and walking her dog named Merlin, who is regularly seen behind reception greeting the clients and generally lazing around.
Sarah joined the receptionist team in December 2019, having previously worked in various administration roles. She lives locally with her two cats, Merlin and Annabelle, and loves walking and bird watching.
Janet joined the practice in April 2007 and is one of our full-time receptionists. She previously worked at a local boarding kennel and has a Labrador cross named Summer.
Kim joined the receptionist team in September 2017, having previously worked as an administrator for a local construction company. At home she has a Beagle called Reuben who completely rules the house.
Lizzie has been working in our MiGroomers grooming parlour since 2008. She started work as a dog groomer in 2002. Lizzie keeps Border Terriers and Yorkshire Terriers at home. She had a short break from the practice in 2012 to have her daughter but has now returned part-time.
Sandra joined the Ark in 1998 as a receptionist. In 2006 she set up the Posh Paws grooming parlour within the practice as she has an exceptional reputation in grooming dogs with over 25 years of experience. Sandra no longer grooms at the Ark but continues to be part of the reception team. She has two standard Poodles of her own, as well as a tortoise called Tommy and a Cockatiel named Sunshine.