The Team

Management

Georgina Torregrosa

Georgina Torregrosa

LV MRCVS

Clinical Director
(Equine)

Georgina graduated in 2000 from University Barcelona. She completed an internship in equine medicine and surgery at the same University after completing several externships in USA.

After her postgraduate studies she worked in several hospitals and ambulatory
practices back in Spain. She also worked in a equine referral hospital in Spain. Georgina moved to UK in 2012.

Georgina’s main interest are poor performance horses and stud work but she enjoys all aspects of equine work.

In her spare time she enjoys cinema, travelling and spending time with her son and her cats.

Clare Barker

Clare Barker

RVN

Practice Manager

Clare started as a nursing student at our Attleborough branch in 1999. She qualified in 2002 and has worked at a variety of practices since then as both a Veterinary Nurse and a Head Veterinary Nurse.

She started working as a Practice Manager in 2010 and returned to Uplands Way in 2018. She has a mischief of 4 ferrets, Macgyver, Fiji, Wilson and Gilbert and a grumpy tortoiseshell called Kate.

In her spare time, she loves to bake the most amazingly decorated cakes for the team!

Veterinary Surgeons

Iris Granell

Iris Granell

 

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Iris joined Uplands Way in 2018. She graduated at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2014 and following her graduation she completed an internship in Spain. She worked in two different referral hospitals in Spain before she moved to the UK in 2018 and began working at Uplands Way Vets.

Iris is particularly interested in surgery but also likes internal medicine and critical care. She is also quite partial to cuddling puppies!

In her spare time, she loves travelling, spending time with her family and sharing the sofa with Edu (the handsome equine vet) and Ron, their rescue cat.

Eduardo Alguacil

Eduardo Alguacil

MRCVS

Equine Veterinary Surgeon

Eduardo joined Uplands Way three years ago, and is very much enjoying his work here.
He qualified from University of Cordoba in 2014 and wanted to focus on horses, so after few months spent in Ireland, he did an equine internship at the equine hospital of University of Barcelona.

Before moving to UK, Eduardo worked in an endurance stud with the foals. His main interests are internal medicine cases and dentistry.

He used to participate in endurance races with his horses and currently he has five horses in Spain!
When he gets home at the end of the day, Ronald the cat is waiting for him to share the sofa with Iris, his partner!

He likes to go out running and enjoy cooking for everyone (and his food is delicious!).

Rachael Coulson

Rachael Coulson

 

Equine Veterinary Surgeon

Rachael graduated in 2021 from the University of Glasgow but originally comes from Belfast. She has always had a strong interest in horses, having grown up around them.

At home she enjoys eventing and working with young horses. Outside of work she loves going out for food and drinks, and on the weekends, she likes exploring Norfolk to find new places to go walking.

Nursing Team

Emily Philpot

Emily Philpot

 

Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

Emily joined Uplands Way in 2015 and has been leading the small animal nursing team since 2018.

She is particularly interested in wildlife, inpatient care and offering exceptional customer service.

She has a penchant for old rescues of all shapes and sizes, resulting in a vast menagerie of animals ranging from a flock of chickens, to rats, to dogs and cats!

Her side hustle is making and selling items inspired by the things she finds on dogs walks and various jaunts around the country.

Kathryn Trett

Kathryn Trett

 

Equine Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

Kathryn has worked at Uplands since 2010 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2014. She has a particularly interested in all things horse related but can be seen from time to time working with the small animal team.

At home she has two cats named Smiffy and Berlioz, and a dog named Dennis. Dennis and Kathryn enjoy going for walks at the weekends, often with friends and can be found at one of the many beautiful beaches Norfolk and Suffolk has to offer.

Leanne Maltby

Leanne Maltby

 

Deputy Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

Leanne started nursing in 2010 and joined Uplands Way in 2019. She is particularly interested in canine behaviour, nurse consultations and mentoring.

Leanne has further qualifications in canine behaviour management and exotic nursing, and is a clinical coach for nursing students.

She has two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels called Pumpkin and Peachy and enjoys hand rearing the orphan baby animals that come into the practice.

Shannon Burdett

Shannon Burdett

 

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Shannon joined Uplands at the end of 2020 after recently qualifying as a veterinary nurse.She has particular interests in feline nursing, laboratory diagnostics and inpatient care.

Shannon has two rescue cats both acquired from working within veterancy practice, called Pickle and Chutney.

In her spare time, Shannon enjoys gaming, the outdoors and being creative by making one-of-a-kind pieces out of resin.

Fay Clark

Fay Clark

 

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Fay has been working as a Veterinary Nurse for 7 years, she has recently joined us permanently after finishing a long term locum position. In this time, she has worked night shifts, sole charge shifts, but her favourite shifts are the when she is surrounded by a big team!

Fay has a passion for anaesthesia, puppy socialisation and weight clinics.

Outside of work she can be found training her cocker spaniel, or out socialising with friends over food.

Esme Ladds

Esme Ladds

 

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Esme is a newly qualified nurse who has been working at uplands for 3 years during her degree.

Esme particularly enjoys caring for hospitalised patients and doing nurse consultations.

Out of work, Esme loves attending festivals and music concerts. When she’s not dancing in a crowd, Esme spends time with her dog Hector, together they often go for beach walks around the Norfolk coast.

Charlotte Wright

Charlotte Wright

 

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Charlotte started nursing in 2017 and joined Uplands Way in July 2022 after recently qualifying from Dick White Academy. She has a particular interest in exotics and radiography.

She has a Pug called Maverick and loves taking him on adventures, especially to the beach.

She also enjoys travelling, baking and spending time with friends.

Stacey Lamb

Stacey Lamb

 

Veterinary Care Assistant

Stacey has been at Uplands since October 2017. She has always had a passion for animals. She has previously worked in the equine industry for 9 years and has worked within the veterinary industry as a receptionist for the past 3 years. She loves her job,and her lifelong dream is to become a small animal veterinary nurse.

An interesting fact? She used to live in the USA!

Amy Howard

Amy Howard

 

Veterinary Care Assistant

Amy has been volunteering at Uplands since September 2020 and is now training to be a Veterinary Care Assistant.

When she’s not at the vets she is busy raising her 4 children who ask her hundreds of questions about the animals she encounters at work. She has 3 cats, 3 guinea pigs and 2 rabbits of her own and in her spare time she enjoys walking, gardening, drinking a cup of tea in peace and sleeping.

Rebecca Cornell

Rebecca Cornell

 

Kennel Assistant

Rebecca has been working at Uplands Way Vets for 5 years. She adores cats and has 2 of her own. She also has guinea pigs, hamsters and tropical fish at home which she looks after with the help of her two daughters. She enjoys long walks and meeting friends for coffee.

Client Care Team

Lisa Gager

Lisa Gager

Client Care Team Manager

Lisa joined us in 2019 having moved up from London after wanting a little more countryside in her life! She has years of experience in managing client care teams and particularly enjoys working with her team to offer a fantastic level of customer service.

At home, she has a large crew of various dogs and cats, including an enormous and soppy English Mastiff and a very naughty pair of spaniels nicknamed ‘The Krays’!

Julia Porter

Julia Porter

Client Care Team

Julia has many years of experience within the veterinary industry.

Julia worked as a Blood Donor Carer for the NHS. Julia has 2 children and 3 grandsons.

She loves music, reading, riding her bike, and walking her dogs.

Helen Knighton

Helen Knighton

Client Care Team

Helen started with Uplands Way in September 2006 at the Stanton branch and transferred to the Bressingham branch in 2020.

Brought up in a farming environment she has always been surrounded by animals. Helen has 4 llamas, a retired racehorse, 10 cows, 2 geese and a cat! One day she hopes to learn how to spin the llama fibre and make something useful!

Marie Spinks

Marie Spinks

Client Care Team

Marie joins our team with 20 years experience in customer care. She lives in Upper Marham with her partner, their 3 cats, Merlin, Winnie, Mickey and new puppy Roo. As you can tell by their names she loves Disney!

Garielle Holder

Garielle Holder

Client Care Team

Gaby joins us after working in a laboratory She has always had an interest in animals and had lots of pets throughout her childhood. She currently has a dog, 2 cats, a chicken, a rabbit, a cockatiel, and many fish. In her spare time, she likes to read and spend time with her friends, family, and pets. She also enjoys listening to music. Her favourite animals are pigs.

Administration/Stock Control

Lisa Robertson

Lisa Robinson

Accounts Assistant

Lisa joined us in 2019 having worked as a veterinary receptionist since 2003. She has years of experience in various aspects of the veterinary world and particularly enjoys solving account queries and insurance claims.

Although she doesn’t currently have any pets, she has two young children that keep her on her toes. Lisa enjoys baking, embroidery and reading in her spare time, if she ever gets five minutes peace!

Margaret Stocker

Margaret Stocker

Pharmacy Assistant

Margaret is our longest standing team member. She has worked for Uplands Way Vets for 23 years!

Margaret runs our pharmacy but had a previous life as a landlady of a public house.

She enjoys escape rooms and the occasional gin and tonic in her spare time.

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