HIGH QUALITY VETINARY SERVICES FOR ALL TYPES OF HORSES

PROFILES OF NURSING TEAM AT WESTERN COUNTIES

Nena Leitner  RVN
Equine Nurse

Nena Leitner

Nena studied for her veterinary nurse qualifications at an equine hospital in Munich between 2009 and 2012.  She then went on to work in a small animal veterinary practice in Germany for a year before travelling for two years in Australia, Central and South America. She has now settled in Somerset

Outside of work Nena enjoys hiking,travelling, cooking and gardening

 Beth Powell
Student Equine Nurse

Beth Powell

 Beth joined the nurse team in 2016 and will be starting her formal nurse training in the next few months

Outside of work she has her own horse and varied rural interests including being an active member of Young Farmers

 Jo Rusbridge   RVN
Equine Nurse

Jo Rusbridge

Jo has joined the nurse team at Western Counties from a busy first opinion practice in East Sussex.  She holds a Diploma in Equine Veterinary Nursing from Plumpton College and has a wide range of equestrian experience including training at the Talland School of Equitation.

She has moved with her husband to live in Somerset and when not at work they enjoy many outdoor activities including walking and water sports

Ben Pearson
Equine Groom

Ben is our equine groom and started at Western Counties in Noveomber 2017 having previously worked on an arab stud

Vikki Maddox
Student Equine Nurse

Vikki has been at Western Counties working as our Saturday groom since January 2013 and has now decided she would like to train to become a qualified equine nurse working full time in the Hospital.  We are delighted she has joined the nursing team and has now started her formal nurse training.

Outside of work Vikki has many equestrian interests and enjoys competing her own horse when time allows.


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