VETS

Andy Matthew

Andy Matthew

Andy was a pupil at St James Primary School, only a few yards away from the practice, and then Bournemouth School before training as a vet at Bristol University. Since qualifying in 2003 Andy has worked both in the UK and abroad treating an extraordinarily diverse variety of animals including horses, farm animals, dogs and cats as well as more exotic species ranging from parrots to chimpanzees. However it was always his intention to come back to the area that he grew up in with its beautiful coast, rivers and parks to establish his own veterinary clinic. So here it is!

Andy lives in Southbourne with his partner Emily (also a vet!) and their mischievous collie Max and naughty terrier Milly. The association of the Matthew family with the area goes back several generations. Andy’s grandfather lived on Hengistbury Head and worked locally as a teacher, whilst in 1982 his father and uncle established a firm of solicitors (Matthew and Matthew solicitors) in Southbourne which is still going strong some thirty years later.

When not at the practice you may find Andy fishing from his Kayak off Southbourne beach or going for a jog along the seafront at dawn. When time allows he enjoys going away with Emily and Max in their rusty old campervan to go walking or attend music and real ale festivals. Andy is also a keen and hopelessly optimistic follower of both Bournemouth and Southampton football teams.

Guy Edgelow

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Originally from London, Guy first met Andy at university whilst studying at Bristol Vet School where they were housemates for 4 years. He qualified as a vet in 2003 and then spent several months travelling around Vietnam and Thailand and whilst there spent some time at a volunteer clinic, neutering stray dogs, as well as learning to scuba dive. On his return he took his first job in Birmingham before moving to the South Coast after succumbing to the charms of the area whilst visiting as a student.  He worked alongside Andy at Priory Vets treating not only companion animals but also farm animals and horses. After gaining further experience at several other practices in the Bournemouth area, Guy decided to join Andy and become part of the Natterjacks team in May 2013.

Guy lives in Christchurch with his partner Nikki (who is a veterinary nurse), his very naughty epileptic dog labrador Pickles, his very laid-back cat Reggie, 2 bunnies Moo and Roo and several tropical fish! When not at the practice or fighting the endless battle against his animals to keep the house clean, enjoys going for long walks in the New Forest with Pickles, visiting real ale pubs and joining Andy for the occasional fishing trip.

Emily Wyson

Emily Wyson

 

 

Emily trained as a Vet in Bristol with Andy and after qualifying she travelled abroad doing charity veterinary work in Eastern Europe and then the Pacific Isles before taking up a job at a busy 24-hour small animal surgery in the centre of Southampton. She then spent some time working as a locum before taking up a permanent position at a vet practice in Poole when she and Andy moved back to Southbourne in 2009. She still works in Poole part-time and helps out at Natterjacks at other times.

Emily loves walking and regularly visits the West Country with her mother to walk the coast path or go hiking up on Dartmoor and Exmoor. She will often be seen out walking in the New Forest, around Hengistbury Head or up on St Catherine’s hill with their dog Max. Another favourite past-time is rooting around in charity-shops for a bargain!

NURSES

Charlotte Sutton

Charlotte Sutton

CURRENTLY AWAY ON MATERNITY LEAVE!

Charlotte has been working as a veterinary nurse for 15 years. She first worked at GP vets, a small animal practice in Basingstoke, and after obtaining her qualifications worked in an orthopaedic referral practice and then as a locum before re-joining GP vets in 2003 to become Head Nurse.

Charlotte has family in Lymington and in late 2011 she and her partner decided to make a move down to the seaside, eventually choosing Mudeford. She locumed at various practices in the area and was quick to sign up to Natterjacks even though work on the new premises had only just begun when she first set foot in the building!

Charlotte enjoys all aspects of nursing but her main areas of interest are surgery, dentistry and anaesthesia. She also enjoys running her own nurse clinics and consultations.

Over the years Charlotte has owned a wide variety of pets including horses, ducks, chickens and quail as well as cats, dogs and rats. Sadly a lot of her menagerie had to be left behind with the move south though she has brought one gerbil with her and she is already planning to add more rats to the family!

Outside of work Charlotte can be found walking on Avon Beach or in the New Forest and has recently been seen crabbing on the quay at Mudeford!

Sanne Hine

Sanne Hine

Sanne comes from Romsey in Hampshire and has been working as a Veterinary Nurse for the last 7 years. Before joining Natterjacks she worked at Christopher Carter Vets, a very busy small animal practice in Shirley, Southampton. It was here that she completed and passed her Royal College exams in 2008. It was also here that she first worked with Andy when he was working there as a locum.

Sanne has also worked for a charity in Thassos, Greece where she assisted with treating and neutering stray cats and dogs. She is keen to pursue her interest in surgery and would like to do more charity work of a similar nature in the future.

In her spare time Sanne enjoys walking with Lottie, her cheeky terrier cross. Favourite walks include the beach at Hengistbury or getting lost somewhere in the New Forest – hopefully surfacing at a pub eventually to enjoy a well-earned cider and a packet of pork scratchings!

 

Bethan New

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Bethan grew up in Southbourne attending primary school at both Stourfield and St Katherine’s before going to Twynham in Christchurch.  She then studied Environmental Science and Psychology A-levels at Brockenhurst College, following which she joined Priory Veterinary Group as a trainee veterinary nurse in 2005  to pursue her ambitions to work as a veterinary nurse.  After qualifying in 2007, Bethan remained at Priory and became the senior clinical coach for the trainee nurses until leaving in 2012.  She then worked as a locum nurse in various practices in the south and south west whilst doing a bit of travelling but always wanted to come back home to the Southbourne area to work and be with her family who all still live locally.  Incidentally Andy’s father Richard used to play football with Bethan’s father many moons ago!

Bethan joined Natterjacks in April 2013 and has always had numerous pets including a lovely Boxer dog named Bailey (sadly now deceased), Misty the 17 year-old cantakerous cat and numerous species of wildlife that Bethan has rescued/fostered and rehabilitated successfully.

Bethan enjoys live music, bike riding, going on roadtrips and spending time with friends and family.  She also enjoys going to the beach and chilling out with her favourite tipple – rum!

 

Kim Knowler

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Kim grew up in Corfe Mullen and qualified in 2008 after training at Lynwood Veterinary Group in Wimborne.   She then worked at Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists acquiring experience in referral work before leaving to work in a dedicated out-of-hours centre in Poole dealing with night-time and weekend emergencies where she worked towards gaining a certificate in Emergency and Critical Care.

Kim joined Natterjacks in November 2013 after missing general practice work and a desire to return to the land-of-the-living after a lengthy spell of working night shifts! Kim and her partner Steve bought their first house together in early 2013 and share their home in Alderney, Parkstone with a rescued Springer Spaniel called Merlin (who comes to work with Kim) and two cats – a mischievous young tearaway called Mo and Bill, a grumpy old man who became the practice cat after appearing at the out-of-hours centre and subsequently wormed his way into Kim’s affections!  When not at work Kim enjoys running and going camping.

 

Daizy Self

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Daizy has always lived locally in Littledown and attended primary school in Highcliffe and then Holmfield School in Winkton.  She worked in a cafe in Southbourne after leaving school before working as a trainee nurse at Spring Corner Veterinary Centre.   She then travelled to Christchurch in New Zealand and worked in a local authority role but missed Bournemouth and working with animals so she returned in 2013 and joined the team as a nursing and reception assistant in December.  As well as considerable veterinary knowledge and experience Daizy is always cheerful and extremely approachable making her a popular addition to our fabulous team!



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