Meet the Team - Nursing Staff


Head Nurse (Registered VN, RSQP)

Sarah qualified as a Nurse in 2006, she leads the Veterinary Nurse team here at St Boniface. She is responsible for training our student nurses while in the clinic.

Her main interests are surgical nursing, in house laboratory testing and anaesthesia. She hosts our puppy parties once a month and enjoys watching the transformation from cheeky pups to adored family pets!

Outside of work Sarah can be found exploring the beautiful Devon countryside with her Labrador Tarn.


Veterinary Nurse (Registered VN)

Sadie qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2004 after studying at Bicton College.

She has always worked in Mixed Practice and enjoys the variety of patients that brings.

In her spare time, Sadie enjoys running, riding and competing on her horse - Rowan.


Veterinary Nurse (Registered VN)

Sammi qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2015.  She also completed an Animal Nursing Assistant qualification at Bicton College in 2010. 

She enjoys looking after all sorts of animals and finds caring for them very rewarding.

In her spare time, she sometimes goes out to see her deaf friends at a local deaf club and learns sign language.  She also enjoys exploring the countryside with her dog - Poppy.


Veterinary Nurse (Registered VN)

Leanne qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2018. Before that she was a trainee veterinary nurse here at St Boniface and trained at Bicton College. Leanne is familiar with Bicton, as she obtained her extended diploma in animal management and qualified as an animal nursing assistant (ANA) in 2014.

She enjoys helping Jane with the hydrotherapy and seeing all the on going cases.

Leanne has four family dogs, who love their walks, especially, her Newfoundland, Molly. She has also recently acquired two cats - Albie and Marley.  


Veterinary Nurse (Registered VN)

Deanna started working as an ANA at St Boniface in November 2015, having previously completed two NVQs in Equine Care and Breeding. She soon progressed on to her Veterinary Nurse Training at Bicton College and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in January 2019. Deanna - or Dee, as she is often known - loves caring for all the patients that come into the practice, especially making poorly inpatients feel better, nurse consults, and assisting with equine work.
In her spare time she loves riding and competing her horse Allegra and thinking of new ways to amuse her hand-reared kitten, Twitch. Animals aside, Dee loves going to the cinema and watching motorbike racing.


Student Veterinary Nurse

Grace started working as an ANA at St Boniface in 2016. She has since progressed onto starting her Veterinary Nurse training at Bicton College.

Grace loves all aspects of the job including inpatient care and monitoring anaesthetics.

She spends most of her spare time trying to entertain her crazy kitten, Leela, who only has one eye! She also enjoys a classic car show or two in the summertime.


Animal Nursing Assistant

Abi is our ANA (Animal Nursing Assistant) and joined the St Boniface team in November 2018. Her daily duties include assisting the nurses, looking after the inpatients, cleaning kits and sterilising them ready for surgery and assisting with Hydrotherapy. Abi hopes to progress onto becoming a Student Veterinary Nurse here at St Boniface. This would entail splitting her time between working here and studying at Bicton College. Abi will be well on her way to becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse in no time!

Outside of work Abi spends lots of time outdoors. She has 2 dogs called Freddy and Tilly, a horse called Merlin, and a cat called Ziggy. On a quieter day, Abi enjoys photography, dancing and yoga.