Sinead graduated from Cambridge in 1996 and set up Ark Vets in 2007. She lives with a family of one husband, 2 dogs, 4 cats, numerous fish and now several chickens.
…Sinead and the team always give us the best care and make us feel at ease, true animal lovers. Joan P
Holly graduated from the RVC London in 2009 and worked in mixed and small animal practice in Berkshire. Joining Ark Vets in November 2013 where she is now involved in training the nurses. Holly enjoys cycling in the Surrey countryside, maybe less so the Surrey Hills.
Tarryn graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2013. She has worked in small animal practice in various areas of South Africa, and has developed a special interest in complementary therapies. She obtained a certification in veterinary acupuncture in 2020. Tarryn is new to the UK, joining Ark Vets in 2022. Outside of work, she enjoys swimming, walking and travelling.
Holly’s & Sinead’s advice is always spot on and they always go the extra mile…I cannot recommend enough. Nicola B
Hannah (Registered Veterinary Nurse)
Hannah completed level 3 extended diploma in animal management at Nescot where she worked with animals of all shapes and sizes. Working with animals has always been her dream and she is especially interested in animal behaviour and exotic species. At home she has a chocolate labrador called Bubbles and a cat called Socks.
Sarah (Trainee Nurse)
Sarah has a 1st class BSc hons degree in animal management from Nescot and has a horse, 3 guinea pigs and a catfish. She volunteers for the Blue Cross as a bereavement advisor and in her spare time enjoys being outside cycling or going for long walks.
Emma (Trainee Nurse)
Emma joined Ark Vets after previously working in other small practices as an Animal Care Assistant. She loves meeting the wide variety of animals that come to the practice each day and enjoys learning about the different aspects of the veterinary world. Once qualified she plan to develop her knowledge in small nurse procedures as well as specialised clinics.
Georgie (Animal Care Assistant)
Georgie graduated from Nescot with Level 1 and 2 diplomas in Animal Care. She lives at home with with her parents and 3 cats Lavender, Perkin and Kylo. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family especially her new nephew.
The service at the Ark is second to none, too many stories!! but lives saved with the utmost love and care – we love them all. Louise M
Sharon lives with her husband, 2 grown up children and a 13 year old clown loach. She enjoys the natural world, the arts and travel.
Vivien has two older sons who grew up with a houseful of dogs and other pets. They have long flown the nest and she now shares her home with three elderly terriers who still keep her on her toes! She has always had a love of animals and is passionate about rescue, volunteering as a home checker and fosterer for many years. Vivien is happiest outdoors, going for long walks, finding new places to visit and enjoying trips to the beach with her dogs, spending quality time with them.
Mandy joined the reception team in September 2022 after many years visiting as a client. She previously worked for 18 years as a dog groomer and currently has a 6 year old Jack Russell cross called Holly. They enjoy long walks in the countryside preferably with a cafe stop for tea and cake. They regularly attend tricks training classes. Mandy also enjoys photography and getting together with friends and family.
Philippa grew up in the new Forest so has love of all animals & the outdoors. She has owned a variety of pets since childhood including guinea pigs, hamsters, cats and a tortoise. Currently she has two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Evie & Mia. She has been a dog sitter / walker and is a qualified dog groomer.
I have nothing but praise for Sinead, Ark Vets and all the lovely staff. They are commensurate professionals but with kindness & compassion. Janet