Nicola Burney RVN
Nicki joined the practice in August 2016 when she returned to work after having her son. She originally qualified in 2003, and is a consulting nurse practitioner and enjoys running nurse clinics. Nicki is a pet weight counsellor and has also qualified as pet bereavement counsellor. She lives with her two children and their Whippet, Winnie. In her spare time she enjoys reading, walking and socialising.
Lisa Portmann RVN
Lisa joined Riverside Vets in 2000, starting as a Saturday receptionist before qualifying as a veterinary nurse in 2006. She really enjoys her job and is particularly interested in small animals including rabbits and guinea pigs. At home Lisa has two cats and is kept busy with her three daughters. In her spare time she enjoys going for walks in the local area with her husband and children and doing creative crafts.
Heather Sydenham RVN VNMA
Heather joined the practice in 2006 and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse shortly after. She has a particular interest in pharmacy, surgical nursing and is the head of dispensary at our Bewdley branch. She achieved the BSAVA merit award in anaesthesia and analgesia in 2012. Outside of work Heather enjoys spending time with her young family and has two working Cocker Spaniels called Oscar and Domino.
Patient Care Assistant
Jayne joined Riverside Vets in 1987 as an auxiliary veterinary nurse, now known as animal nursing assistants. It’s the only job she has ever wanted to do as she loves helping the veterinary nurses with organising the smooth running of the practice and helping them care for the patients of all shapes and sizes! At home Jayne lives with her husband and three cats named Phillip, Dilys and Jubilee, all of whom have come from work. She also lives with six chickens and twelve koi carp! Jayne’s hobbies include playing the violin, and her beloved Deux Chevaux car “Reggie” who she enjoys taking on driving holidays, the furthest they have travelled is the Nord Kap in Norway crossing the Arctic Circle on the way! Jayne is a vegetarian who loves Strictly Come Dancing, and most of all, chocolate.