Orchard Veterinary Centre's main surgery, in Sherwood, is a purpose-built RCVS accredited, first-opinion and orthopaedic referral practice. A smaller branch surgery provides first opinion care for our Hucknall and surrounding area clients.
Lucy has been at Orchard since 2004 after qualifying as a veterinary nurse in 2002. She enjoys being part of such a tight knit team that work so well together. Lucy prides herself on her patient care and loves being a part of nursing pets back to health. She enjoys spending time with her pets, including: two bouncy Lurchers, her rescue animals naughty Morty, a tabby cat, and Doris, an elderly tortoise.
Laura Ball RVN
Laura started working in the veterinary industry in November 2013 as a veterinary care assistant after graduating from the University of Lincoln, where she studied BSc (Hons) bioveterinary science. In September 2015, she decided to start training to be a qualified veterinary nurse and should hopefully be qualified and registered in 2018. Laura has two cats, Miranda and Arya, and two rabbits, Jack Babbit and Dribbler (affectionately nicknamed Bibbles).
Danielle Day RVN
Danielle has been a veterinary nurse since 2008 and joined the team at Orchard in March 2012. She has recently come back from maternity leave after having her daughter, who takes up a lot of her spare time but she enjoys every second of it. Danielle is very keen in animal behaviour and has achieved her ambition of making Orchard a registered Cat Friendly Practice. She is our Cat Advocate and maintains our feline friendly clinic.
Marie Derry RVN
Marie joined the practice in May 2007 and finished her nursing qualification here. She has had many pets in the past including goats and sheep, but unfortunately due to moving to the city, now only has a cat called Jacque. Marie works part-time as she has two young sons to look after.
Anne Rock RVN
Pet Bereavement Support Advisor
Anne started veterinary nursing in 1996 at a small animal practice in Nottingham, finally qualifying as a veterinary nurse in 2003. She has a passion for exotics, especially rabbits, having completed her City & Guilds certificate in the nursing of exotic species in 2015. At home Anne has two Chihuahuas as well as two ancient cats and a hamster.