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. She joined Linden House in 2013 as head nurse and has returned after maternity leave part time as our nursing and practice manager. As well as her administrative duties, Jess enjoys nurse clinics and medical cases, particularly old cats. Her furry babies include two spoilt hand-reared cats, a Pomeranian and a Hermann’s tortoise. Jess' hobbies include reading, baking 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 Scheider 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.
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.