The Team at Henley House Vets
Our team are the beating heart of Henley House. Our dedication and enthusiasm for providing the best care for your pets is unrivalled.
Headed up by Chris, who started at Henley House on his own, the team has grown over the years and now consists of a solid core of skilled individuals with varied experience and backgrounds, culminating in an impressive collection of veterinary experts.
We understand that you want your pet’s visit to be a positive one, which is why we have taken great lengths to minimise stress in the practice. We have separate cat and dog waiting areas and instil a calm environment in our reception area.
Your companions are in safe hands.
Chris is originally from Yorkshire and qualified from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, Edinburgh in 1995. He has worked all over the country including 2 ½ years running a busy emergency clinic in South Wales and some time working with Cheetahs and other wildlife in South Africa. He took over at Henley House in November 2006 and aims to continuously improve the quality of care offered at the practice.
In his spare time he likes scuba diving, skiing, golf and occasionally he makes a fool of himself on the cricket pitch.
MSc BVSc MRCVS
Hannah is a local girl having grown up in Burgess Hill. She qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2014 and joined Henley House in January 2016. She is currently studying an advanced course in internal medicine. Outside of work Hannah enjoys walking her dog, Buster, photography and archery.
Growing up in the countryside of rural Dorset, Max was around animals from a young age and soon realised this is where his future lay. Subsequently Max completed his Veterinary Medicine degree at the university of Cambridge while also gaining a BA in Pharmacology. Following the successful completion of his final veterinary examinations, Max spent 4 weeks in the anaesthesia department at the university of Cambridge’s Queen’s veterinary school hospital before joining Henley House in July 2019. Max’s main interests in practice are anaesthesia and diagnostic imaging and outside of work he enjoys staying fit in the gym and is learning French.
Jenny chose to become a veterinary nurse after working at a local animal rescue centre. From there she trained at Brinsbury College while working at a practice in Forest Row. Jenny has been working at Henley House for over 10 years now. She enjoys the friendly atmosphere of the practice and the fact that she has got to know the clients and their pets very well in that time. When she gets the chance, Jenny enjoys walking and running to keep fit.
Sharon joined the team at Henley House in October 2010 after working in a practice near Eastbourne for over 20 years. As well as a nurse she is also a qualified pet groomer. In her spare time she is a keen runner and cyclist and she has completed the London to Paris bike ride on two separate occasions. She has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Digby and a cat called Peggy.
Vicki began her nursing career in 2007 after completing a degree in biology and psychology. She qualified in 2011 with an advanced diploma in veterinary nursing.
She then spent five and a half years in veterinary nursing education, firstly lecturing and subsequently in a coordination and pastoral role. During this time she spent a number of months working part-time at an emergency out-of-hours vets which made her realise how much she missed being hands on with patients. Vicki therefore decided to return to nursing starting at Henley House in February 2019.
Her main interests within the role are theatre practice, patient care and nurse clinics – dealing with the patients and their owners.
Vicki’s hobbies include baking, sewing and walking her labrador Otto
Anneli has always been surrounded by animals at home and had a keen interest in working with them. She considers herself fortunate to have completed her veterinary nursing degree at Hartpury University in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside and she qualified as a veterinary nurse in the summer of 2017. She joined the Henley House team in July 2018.
Her favourite aspects of nursing are in-patient care, anaesthesia and conducting nurse clinics.
From a young age Emily knew she wanted to work with animals and started working in a veterinary practice when she was 16. After qualifying as an animal nursing assistant in 2013 she soon began studying for her veterinary nursing diploma and graduated in the summer of 2017.
Emily has always worked in small animal practice and joined the Henley House team in July 2018. Her main interests within nursing are radiography and in-patient care.
When she is not at work Emily enjoys walking her terrier, Charlie, and seeing live music with friends.
Paisley always knew she wanted to work with animals from a young age. She was fortunate enough to begin her veterinary nursing career in 2012 and went on to qualify as a registered veterinary nurse in the summer of 2015. Paisley also had the amazing opportunity to go to Thailand and nurse Elephants for 3 weeks. Paisleys favourite part of nursing is anaesthesia and patient care. In her spare time she is kept busy with her one year old son, crazy spaniel and cat.
Alison joined Henley House in 2016 to assist with the many admin tasks involved in a busy veterinary practice. Her main hobbies are rock’n’roll dancing and walking her Jack Russell, Basil. She also has a cat called Murphy, who she adopted while volunteering at the Cats Protection Centre.