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.
Jo has been working at Orchard since September 2005. After graduating from Edinburgh in 1997, she spent a number of years in mixed/farm practice in Coventry, then in a small animal/equine practice in Nottingham. Jo loves all aspects of her role and has an interest in diagnostic medicine, in particular endoscopy, bronchoscopy and ultrasonography. Outside of work Jo likes to travel to unusual destinations and enjoys horse riding and skiing. She has two cats which she hand reared, Chilli and Soy, in addition to a three-legged cat. She also has a horse called Squirrel.
Jessica Podmore DVM BSAVA PGCertSAS MRCVS
Jessica graduated from Cordoba in Spain and went on to obtain her PhD in virology from Hannover in Germany. She initially worked at the Veterinary Faculty in Hannover (Germany) and Zurich (Switzerland) before moving to the UK, where she has gained 20+ years of experience in small animal practice. Jessica is passionate about all aspects of veterinary medicine but believes that exceptional patient care and outstanding communication is the foundation on which all else must be built on. She gained her postgraduate certificate in small animal surgery in 2015 and performs all sorts of advanced surgical procedures including cruciate ligament, patella, fracture, brachycephalic, eye and ear surgery to name just a few.
Amy Sykes BVetMed MRCVS
Amy graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2017. She spent her first year in a mixed practice in the Peak District, where she found that she really enjoyed the small animal aspect of her work. Whilst she loves all smallies she has a particular fondness for rabbits. Outside of work she enjoys swimming and walking, and has recently started baking. She lives locally with her two dwarf rabbits and her Springador puppy, Harvey, who can often be seen ‘helping’ around the practice.