Heathfield Vets’ friendly and professional team care about as well as caring for your pets – we know just how important they are to you and your family.
Ian Killian – Vet : All Family Pets
Hello, I’m Ian.
I was born and raised on a game and livestock farm in the Eastern Province of South Africa. After the obligatory 5 1/2 years of student life at the University of Pretoria Onderstepoort Veterinary Faculty, I qualified in 1989.
Philip Snyman – Vet : All Family Pets
Hello, I’m Philip.
I was born in South Africa and as part of my National Service, I spent two years in the Infantry Corps of the South African Defence Force, before enrolling as a Veterinary student at Onderstepoort, The University of Pretoria’s …
Gerald Stam – Vet : All Family Pets
Hello, I’m Gerald.
I qualified from vet school in South Africa in 1987 and then worked as a vet during my army service. My first job was in a city practice in Kempton Park. I knew I wanted to work in a mixed practice, so after 9 months we moved …
Lucy Botham – Vet : All Family Pets
Hello, I’m Lucy.
I was born and raised in Bromley, Kent and qualified as a vet from the University of Liverpool, joining Heathfield Vets in September 2017. I enjoy all aspects of small animal general practice work …
Vicki Farrant – Head Vet Nurse
Hello, I’m Vicki.
I come from a local farming background and married into another local farming family. Both families originally had dairy herds, which sadly have now been sold, but I still enjoy working with the remaining stock on my husband’s farm …
Harriet Leppard – Deputy Head Vet Nurse
Hello, I’m Harriet.
I joined Heathfield Vets in 2010 as an Animal Care Assistant. I completed my Veterinary Nurse training at Plumpton College in August 2016. I was born in Gloucester, then I lived in Carmarthenshire, Wales – before moving to Heathfield …
Jason Main – Student Vet Nurse
Hello, I’m Jason.
I joined Heathfield Vets in August 2015 as a nursing assistant and began my vet nurse training at Plumpton college in September 2016 – I am now in my 2nd year …
Rosie Bourne – Student Vet Nurse
Hello, I’m Rosie.
I joined Heathfield Vets in April 2016 as an Animal Nursing Assistant. In September 2017 I started my 3 year training course as a veterinary nurse at Plumpton College. …
Ciara Edwards – Reception Team Leader
Hello, I’m Ciara.
I joined the Heathfield Vets team in March 2016 after managing a local pet shop. I met my now husband in 2010 when he moved to the area from Cornwall for university and we soon discovered …
Sue Evans – Reception
Hello, I’m Sue.
I first met my husband Paul as a pen friend, during the Gulf War. We married in 1992, and have two teenage boys. I have been with Heathfield Vets since 2002 and am one of the receptionists …
Jane Vitler – Reception
Hello, I’m Jane.
I joined Heathfield vets in 2016 as a receptionist. I live locally with my husband who works in agriculture and our three children …
Deborah Batkin – Accounts
Hello, I’m Deb.
When I was 16, I asked to ‘see practice’ with Heathfield during my school holidays, little knowing that I was destined to become one of our longest serving staff members. Starting with a part-time evening position …