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
BVSc Hons GPCert SAS MRCVS

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
BVetMed GPCert SAM MRCVS

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 .


Megan Smith
Megan Smith
Veterinary Nurse
RCVN

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.

Catherine Roberts
Catherine Roberts
Veterinary Nurse
RCVN


Nichola Waldren
Nichola Waldren
Veterinary Nurse
RCVN


Diana Ashcroft
Diana Ashcroft
Head Receptionist

Diana started with paws in December 2018. Coming from a background in banking and insurance she wanted a change of career in a more customer facing role and has always had a passion for animals so this role suited her perfectly. We all know how much she loves the puppy cuddles when they arrive for their appointments! Diana is very passionate about hedgehog conservation and currently has a family of them living in her garden. She feeds and waters them everyday. Being an avid nature lover Diana is a member of the National Trust and enjoys long walks around the woods with her beautiful 5 year old dog Angelica.

Melissa Conquest
Melissa Conquest
Animal Care Assistants / Receptionist

Melissa has always had a passion for animals and spent (along) time volunteering at Paws learning valuable skills before becoming part of the team. She also gained her Animal Nursing Assistant qualification to widen her knowledge of small animals and exotics. She will soon be starting her Veterinary nursing training to become a registered RVN whilst continuing to work at Paws. Not only is Melissa brilliant with the patients but she also heads up the insurance department and runs the social media for the practice. She loves working as part of a fear free practice and has a keen interest in rehabilitating and rehoming stray cats working closely with local charities and rescues. Outside of work Melissa loves to go to festivals and gigs, go on holidays with her daughter and spend time with her cheeky cat Max.

Lucy White
Lucy White
Animal Care Assistants / Receptionist

Lucy started with us November 2018 whilst working toward her degree in Veterinary physiotherapy. She is almost finished and will qualify this year. She also holds BSc (hons) in Animal Therapy Additional training in laser therapy. Previously she has worked at Vets Now out of hours and has excellent knowledge of emergency critical care. Lucy loves working as part of a fear free practice and has a keen interest in natural dog psychology. When not working or studying Lucy loves to spend time with her two rescue horses Ted & Piper as-well as her two rescue cats Pixie and Jake.

Ann Golding
Ann Golding
Accountant

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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