Willows Shopping Centre
Mersea Road, Colchester, CO2 8PZ

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Introducing Our Practice Team 

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 Thorne
Maryanne Thorne
Director & Veterinarian

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 Nudds
Aimee Nudds
Clinical Director & Veterinarian

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.

Aimee is back from maternity leave .

Danielle Buda
Danielle Buda
Veterinary Nurse

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.

Alannah Ayers
Alannah Ayers
Practice Co-ordinator

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.

Megan Smith
Megan Smith
Veterinary Nurse

Megan started working at Paws in January 2018. She has been nursing since she left school in August 2002 and has always wanted to pursue a career in veterinary nursing since a young age. She enjoys all elements of veterinary nursing and has a keen interest in rabbit husbandry. She has five rabbits at home as well as four cats, two degus and two lovebirds! Outside of work she enjoys live music, going to the cinema and spending time with her husband and pets.

Penny Hicks
Penny Hicks
Administrator and Receptionist

Penny started working at Paws in June 2017 as a Receptionist/Administrator. Before coming to Paws Penny has always worked in Finance but wanted a change and has always had a love for animals so is enjoying meeting and greeting all the pets that come in to see us. Penny has recently attended the British Veterinary Receptionist Congress as a member of the BVRA. Penny has a cheeky cat called Claude at home and he has settled in well after he was brought into us at Paws as a stray. She now has to resist taking home any more that come to see us!

Ann Golding
Ann Golding

Since gaining her AAT qualification, Ann has worked in a wide variety of industries.

She has worked in Veterinary Practices for over 12 years alongside Maryanne.

As well as Accounts she is the Administrator for our VIP Scheme.

Although Ann has resisted the temptation of adopting any animals she is often found talking to them when the number crunching gets too much.

Opening Hours

Tel: 01206 561407 Hours Mon: 8:30 am to 7:00 pm Tue: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm Wed: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm Thu: 8:30 am to 7:00 pm Fri: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm Sat: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY: 01206 842224
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