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

Lauren Tancock
Equine Groom

Lauren Persey

Lauren commenced work at Western Counties in September 2012. She brings a wealth of practical experience to the role. She is a valuable support to the vets and nursing team and is always ready to give a helping hand. 

Outside work Lauren enjoys riding and hunting her horse Tammy and when time permits catching up with friends and family.

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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