Meet the Team







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    Scott Hughes

    Clinical Director

    BVSc BSc MSc MVM MRCVS

    Scott was born in New Zealand, and moved between his homeland and the UK in the 80s and 90s, picking up degrees and veterinary experience along the way. Frustrated with New Zealand’s beautiful beaches and spectacular vistas, Scott settled in Southampton and joined Adelaide in 2018. 

     

    He has three children, and enjoys travel, food and long-distance triathlons.

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    Miguel Lopes

    Veterinary Surgeon

    MRCVS

    Miguel graduated from Oporto University in 2004, and moved to the UK where he worked for 10 years in referral hospitals and emergency medicine, mostly on nights. Deciding it would be nice to see some daylight, he then joined the Adelaide team! 

    Miguel is now studying for a certifcate in diagnositic imaging. 

    He is a keen water sportsman, enjoys cooking and eating, and owns two cats, and a beloved bearded dragon Norbert. 

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    Luke Halladay

    Veterinary Surgeon

    BVSc BSc MRCVS

    Luke is a local lad and worked with us as a trainee, before graduating from the University of Liverpool and working both in Hampshire and up north. He has a variety of interests, including in exotics, keeping tortoises, fish, frogs, salamanders and birds at home, as well as two dogs and two rabbits. 

    Luke has also started a veterinary certficate in exotics. 

    His hobbies include brewing beer, fishing and painting war figurines.

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    Claudia Negroni

    Veterinary Surgeon

    MRCVS

    Claudia graduated from Sassari University in 2014 and achieved a Master in Internal Medicine in 2019 with a main interest in Endocrinology and Nephrology. After working 7 years in Italy, she decided to move in UK at the beginning of 2022 and joined the Adelaide Vet Team. 

    She loves food, food and food (cooking and eating it), yoga, spending time outdoors walking and her lovely two chubby cats, Lois and Stewie. 

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    Koro Aramburu

    Veterinary Surgeon

    MRCVS

    Koro recently graduated from Zaragoza University (Spain) in 2022. She did volunteer internships in two Wildlife Rescue Centres and a zoo during her degree. She also has a special interest in exotic pets and wild animals. Willing to know how it's like to live in another country, she moved to Southampton in January 2023 to gain some work experience abroad and started work at Adelaide.

    Her hobbies include drawing, playing sports, watching cartoons, reading comics and, matching the general trend in the surgery, cooking and eating delicious food.

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    Jo Phelan

    Practice Manager & Veterinary Nurse

    RVN

    Jo trained as a veterinary nurse at Adelaide and qualified in 2008. After gaining experience elsewhere she returned in 2014 to head the nursing team, becoming practice manager in 2018. 

    She owns a horse and competes in dressage and shows. She has a Cavapoo, and loves looking after our inpatients when she has some nursing time.

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    Claire Cole

    Practice Manager

    Claire started at Adelaide in 2022 as practice manager. Her previous career was in management in central government. Claire has fallen in love with Adelaide and working with the teams and animals! 

    Claire has a rescue dog from Romania, Silas is a Labrador x Pointer. Claire enjoys spending time with her family and doing pilates in her spare time. 

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    Paige Emery

    Head Veterinary Nurse

    RVN

    Paige joined the team in 2015 after studying animal management at Sparsholt College, qualifying as a veterinary nurse in 2018. Paige now leads the head nurse team with Chelsea and Bethany. 

    She loves miniature schnauzers and enjoys fitness and skiing. At work she loves looking after the animals and cares for them as if they were her own.

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    Chelsea Grinstead

    Head Veterinary Nurse

    RVN

    Chelsea has been working at Adelaide since 2015 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2019.

    Her favourite aspects of nursing are anaesthesiology and caring for the hospitalised inpatients. She loves the variety that comes with being an RVN as every day is different!

    She also has a particular soft spot for cats and has her own cats called Roxy and Leo. In her spare time she enjoys socialising with family and friends.

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    Bethany Grabin

    Head Veterinary Nurse

    RVN

    Bethany has a degree in animal science, welfare and behaviour and previously worked for six years at the RSPCA as an animal care assistant, before joining us in 2013. She enjoys caring for all our in-patients and has a particular interest in small furries and birds. 

    She has a cat, and fish as well as sharing a horse which she rides regularly.

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    Lauren Penny

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    RVN

    After working at Adelaide as a student veterinary nurse in 2019 and then again in 2020 Lauren has now returned as a registered veterinary nurse after completing her degree in veterinary nursing science.

    Her favourite part of nursing is anaesthetics and when she’s in theatre being able to monitor the lovely patients!

    Lauren has a passion for sighthounds and in her spare time she loves going on runs with her two whippets Flo and Lupin

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    Natasja Van Dijke

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    RVN
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    Sophie Oliver

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    RVN

    Sophie started at Adelaide in 2018 as a veterinary care assistant and receptionist, and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2022.  

    In her spare time she enjoys exploring the countryside, especially Cornwall, with her border terrier Tilly and spending quality time with her family.

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    Louise Holliday

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    RVN
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    Hannah Perrett

    Student Veterinary Nurse

    Hannah spent lots of time during school and college volunteering at veterinary practices, and joined our team as a Saturday assistant in 2018, before joining the reception team the following year. Hannah is now working with the nursing team and is excited at starting her veterinary nurse training soon. 

    She has a particular love of cats, having two of her own named Checkers and Chess, whom she will happily talk about all day. She enjoys a good book and being outside in the sunshine.

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    Annabelle Parrott

    Student Veterinary Nurse

    SVN
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    Shelley Jardine

    Head Receptionist

    Having worked with children with special needs and then at a doctor’s surgery, Shelley decided to turn her hand to working with people and their pets.  

    She is fond of all animals, except snakes, and has two lively dogs who takes up much of her spare time either walking, washing or cleaning up after him!

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    Crystal Broomfield

    Receptionist

    Crystal studied at Sparsholt College and volunteered for an animal charity before joining the Adelaide team – her perfect job as she has a lifelong love of animals! 

    In her spare time, she enjoys watching David Attenborough documentaries and getting out and about with her chihuahua.

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    Jackie McDonald

    Receptionist

    Jackie has been a receptionist since 2007. She enjoys meeting pets and clients and a cat called Theo who she adopted and now rules the house. 

    She keeps fit by walking and going to the gym, and loves to ski every year!

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    Tilly Richards

    Receptionist

    Tilly has worked in a vets previously and continues her passion as a receptionist at Adelaide. She is currently studying to become a qualified veterinary care assistant so she can  go on to being a registered veterinary nurse later on in life.

    At home she has a variety of reptiles and a crazy cocker spaniel who loves to go paddle boarding with her in the summer.

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    Wendy Harckham

    Receptionist

    Wendy joined in October 2022, she previously worked in the NHS, however her love of animals took over. Wendy has a border terrier called Jess, who is also know as her adorable fur baby. She enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

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    Shannon Tragheim

    Receptionist

    Shannon has a degree in animal management and went on to become a zookeeper for 6 years where she worked with elephants. Shannon has had the honor of meeting Sir David Attenbourg and still visits the zoo frequently. 

    Shannon has a beagle and cat at home and is the first one to greet a beagle when they come to Adelaide. In her spare time Shannon loves exploring new countries and going on fun adventures with her family.