Jess Chaplin DipAVN (Small Animal) RVN
Nursing and Practice Manager
Jess started her career in 2006 as a nursing a care assistant and qualified as an RVN in January 2011. She has also completed an advanced veterinary nursing diploma (small animal) through Harper Adams University and then the BSc Veterinary Nursing in 2018. She joined Linden House in 2013 as head nurse and one year after returning from maternity leave, she is now working full time as our practice director. As well as her administrative duties (Jess loves an excel spreadsheet) she enjoys nurse clinics and medical cases, particularly older cats. Her furry babies include two spoilt hand-reared cats, a rescued Pomeranian and a Hermann’s tortoise. Jess' hobbies include bullet journaling, reading, gaming and Netflix
Tammy Cordy RVN
Before becoming a veterinary nurse Tammy worked in the equine sector doing everything from coaching to working in a racing yard. She knew however that her passion was really with all things furry so she began her training to become a veterinary nurse in 2011 and qualified in 2013. Tammy has loved her time in small animal practice and still feels as passionate about the work she does now as she did when she first started. She undertook her training at a practice in the midlands and after five years made the move back to Suffolk with her husband, daughter and their furry family, Herbie, the Cairne terrier and Beatrix, the cat.
Ingrid Brown RVN
Ingrid qualified in 2003 from the Onderstepoort Veterinary University in South Africa. She began working as an emergency nurse and continued this upon moving to the UK in 2005. Her clinical interests include critical care and wound management. Before studying vet nursing she completed a degree in classical English literature so enjoys writing poetry and reading. Her other hobbies include watching tennis (Roger Federer in particular), rugby and cricket, listening to music (particularly Elvis) and completing endurance walking for charity. She has a three-legged cat called Isla that was rescued by the practice when she was found with her leg in a trap.
Fae Sexton RVN
Fae started her career as a nursing assistant at a hospital in Essex in 2013. She started training at Writtle University College in 2013 and qualified as an RVN in 2018. Fae has a strong interest in wound management and really enjoys bandaging. Whilst working at Linden House she has met a variety of wildlife and taken a keen interest to learn more about them, she has since undertaken a hedgehog first aid course at Vale Wildlife Hospital and often helps a local hedgehog charity. Fae is a self-proclaimed Crazy Cat Lady and lives with her cats, Finkley the Sphynx and Luna the Persian. Fae’s hobbies include playing computer games, getting tattoos and snuggling her furry/furless cats.
Rose Symonds RVN
Rose began working in veterinary practice in 2005 as a veterinary receptionist and assistant. Since that moment she knew she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary nursing, and in 2012 finally got the opportunity to begin her nursing diploma, qualifying in the summer of 2014. Earlier in the same year she began working at Linden House. Rose has a particular interest in surgical nursing and dental hygiene. She lives with her husband, two children, Hedge the Patterdale Terrier, two cats named Fred and Bob, a rex rabbit named Walter and several goldfish.
Nicole Erskine SVN
Nicole started at Linden House in early 2018 as a patient care assistant before starting her student veterinary nurse training in September that year. She has a specific interest in physiotherapy and animal behaviour. Nicole enjoys reading, gymnastics and travelling.