Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.
Maryanne qualified at Onderstepoort South Africa in 1984. She started work in private practice doing small animal work and was then offered a position working for the government doing large and small animal work, running campaigns and training staff in the Ciskei (South Africa). At this time she took a 2 year Honours degree in Medicine, Clinical Pathology and Pharmacology.
Besides starting a private in South Africa Maryanne has also worked for the RSPCA in Pietermaritzburg South Africa before moving to the UK.
She has worked in Tiptree for about 20 years (including helping the Colchester RSPCA) and in 2015 moved to Colchester and now is director of Paws Colchester Veterinary Centre.
Maryanne has recently completed an Advanced Practioner GP Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2014 and also has a special interest in Exotics especially tortoises.
She loves getting to know her clients and patients and is keen to make the patients feel relaxed in the practice. In her spare time Maryanne loves spending time with her family and her tortoise (her son is allergic to other animals!) and enjoys travelling when she can.
Aimee qualified from the Royal Veterinary College London in 2005 and has been working in and around Colchester in Small Animal Practice ever since. She recently obtained Advanced Practitioner Status having completed a certificate in Small Animal Medicine on the East Sussex coast in 2012-2014 and specialises in this area of veterinary medicine. More recently Aimee has developed a keen interest in canine and feline behaviour. Aimee has been working for Paws Colchester Veterinary Centre since it opened and loves working with the small but friendly team of staff in the close knit community of the Willows.
In her spare time Aimee enjoys an active lifestyle-a keen member of local fitness classes and always out walking her dog Locky. Together they have attended obedience, agility and clicker training classes. Aimee also has a geriatric cat called Monty!
Over her years as a qualified practitioner Aimee has developed great empathy and understanding with both her human and Animal clients. She thoroughly enjoys working in her chosen profession and loves the variety of cases that she sees Day to day.
Currently Aimee is on maternity leave .
Since Danielle can remember she has had a strong love for animals. At the age of two her grandad brought her first dog a German shepherd called Suki. It wasn't until Suki became extremely ill, that she realised the affect that vets and nurses can have on the lives of both animals and their families. From then on Danielle was smitten and wanted the chance to be able to help animals and the people who love them.
She started her training to become a Veterinary Nurse in 1999 at the practice that cared for Suki in Clacton and once qualified she went on to work at a number of different practices including The Animal Health Trust referral hospital, covering days and night shifts 365 days a year. During her career she has cared for lots of animals ranging from a hamster to a cheetah and has loved every single every second.
Danielle lives in Clacton with her husband, two children and their French bulldog Betty. When she is not at work she loves to bake and go away with her family on adventures in their little caravan.
Vanessa qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in August 2014 and has been nursing since 2011.
She did her training in a busy 5 branch practice mostly at the main hospital. Once she qualified she went on to working for an Orthopaedic Referral practice where she learnt a lot about orthopaedics and thoroughly enjoyed her time there. However first opinion nursing is her passion. She has been working at Paws Colchester Vets since April 2016 and loved it from the very beginning.
Her special interest is inpatient care and she finds looking after the pets that stay with us the most rewarding. Vanessa also enjoys nurse consultations and watching the new puppies and kittens growing into well loved family members.
She has 2 cats at home, Ben and Jerry. She likes socialising, sitting in the sun whenever it makes an appearance and having a nice BBQ.
Alannah has been working in veterinary practice since 2010. She started at a large mixed practice working with horses, farm, zoo and companion animals. Since then she has enjoyed working within all the different roles of nursing and particularly enjoys canine and feline behaviour and nutrition.
Alannah is passionate about animals and has a few pets including three dogs, two Horsfield tortoises, a bearded dragon and two Axolotls. She also has a keen interest in rescue and rehabilitation of pets and tries to get involved with different animal rescues in aid to raise funds or find homes for pets who need it.
Kelly studied Equine Sport Science at Hartpury College and from there worked in various equine jobs. Before I worked at Paws I worked at an Equine practice for 2 Â½ years where I really enjoyed the work and was involved in many interesting cases where I learnt a lot.
Kelly started working at Paws in September 2015 as a receptionist/nursing assistant. Paws has been a new challenge for her firstly because she is now working with small animals and secondly being clients first point of contact. She especially loves the puppy cuddles whilst they wait for their appointments.
She has been very fortunate to own her pony Billy for over 10 years. When possible she enjoys hacking round the countryside. She also has a very naughty Jack Russell called Molly. Although Molly is very small she certainly has the biggest character in Kellyâ€™s household. Molly likes nothing more than a lie-in and her â€œprincess cushion.â€