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Meet your Rosehill team

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Jeff Horsey – Veterinary surgeon


Jeff has worked at Rosehill for many years, initially as a locum but is now a permanent vet at the practice.  He has a special interest in surgery but has years of experience in most aspects of veterinary work. He very much appreciates the skilled and compassionate nursing staff at Rosehill who he says are the best he has worked with.  When not working he enjoys playing music, reading, cricket and trekking the Cornish coast paths with the family dog, mickey.

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Jane Madge- Veterinary surgeon


Jane graduated from the royal veterinary college, London in 2000.  She spent many years in a busy small animal first opinion and referral hospital in Exeter.


In 2015 Jane joined Rosehill and is thoroughly enjoying working with such a friendly, experienced and dedicated team.

Jane is interested in all aspects of small animal work and is currently enrolled on a course exploring how vets can help puppies develop into well rounded pets able to cope with modern life.

Marketa Bosakova - Veterinary Surgeon


Coming from a farming background animals have been a part of Marketa’s life from an early childhood. Marketa considers herself very fortunate to be able to work with all sorts of animal species on a daily basis. She has worked in various vet practices in the UK and abroad prior to coming to Rosehill. Marketa enjoys working alongside a great team here in Plymouth and embraces all aspects of a general small animal practice with enthusiasm. She likes to use a microscope as often as possible to examine different skin masses under magnification.

Marketa devotes her spare time to her son, adventures in rugged Cornish countryside and looking after the allotment and her chickens.

Jan Pryer- Veterinary surgeon


Jan worked in a practice in Somerset for the majority of time since qualifying from Cambridge University in 1983, becoming Clinical Director. She had short breaks for family, working abroad and a job with the University of Bristol Veterinary School. Jan is now enjoying a less intense schedule having moved to Plymouth so that she has time for hiking, gardening, travelling, family and friends.

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Sophie Court-Veterinary surgeon


Sophie graduated from Cambridge in 2009.  Having grown up in Cornwall, she worked in Lincolnshire and Suffolk before returning to the West Country in 2014 with her family and joined the Rosehill team.  Sophie loves all aspects of small animal general practice with particular interests in small animal medicine and surgery.


Away from work Sophie enjoys spending time being a mum to her 2 young daughters and running with her collie-cross Elsa..

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Amy Shannon- Head RVN


Amy qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2002. She has been employed at Rosehill for 18 years & has furthered her career becoming the head nurse at the clinic in 2007.


Amy is also qualified as a clinical coach, this allows her to assist with training the student veterinary nurses using work based practical experiences to enable them to gain their qualification. She is very passionate about her work & has recently become the proud owner of an adorable frenchie puppy named Hugo

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Laura Smith- RVN


From the age of 14 Laura knew she wanted to become a veterinary nurse. In 2006 Laura completed her training at Rosehill and achieved her ambition.


Laura’s job roles have ranged from student veterinary nurse to deputy head nurse. After the arrival of her son in 2016 she felt she needed to achieve a work/life balance, so now works three days a week doing a job she loves and gets to spend quality time with her son.

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Lynzi Phillips- Student Veterinary Nurse


Veterinary nursing is Lynzi’s dream job.  Lynzi has been nursing since 2014 and is currently a Student veterinary nurse, although she hopes to be qualifying soon as a fully Registered Veterinary nurse. Her strengths include dog behaviour and has done several behaviour courses, used to run puppy parties and she hopes to develop her skills further in the future.


Lynzi has always had horses and cats and currently owns one naughty Highland pony called Sting and a rescue Persian cat called Gizmo. She loves working at Rosehill because “We are like a big family and all share a big love of animals”.

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Jasmin Evans-Viney- Sudent Veterinary Nurse


Jasmin joined Rosehill in December 2016. She has over 6 years’ experience working as a Veterinary assistant and looks forward to progressing in her career as a nurse. At home she has two rescue dogs, Elsie an Olde Tyme Bulldog & Doug a French Bulldog.

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Allanna Partridge- RVN


Allanna joined the team at Rosehill in November 2016 and has been a qualified nurse for just over a year now. Allanna enjoys all aspects of Veterinary nursing, but has a particular interest in bandaging and inpatient care. She has many pets ranging from chickens and ducks to horses and dogs.


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Mel Wagner- Student Veterinary Nurse


Mel has been working at Rosehill since 2014, she started here as an Animal Nursing Assistant and is now progressing through her second year of Veterinary Nursing.


She enjoys all aspects of her job as studying alongside college there are always new things to be learnt on a practical basis in work too! Her favourite part of working at Rosehill is supporting the clients, as she feels a good client relationship is just as important as looking after your pets health too!

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Hannah Rickard –Head Receptionist


Hannah has been at the practice for 13 years where she started as a Cattery Girl and has gone on to become our Head Receptionist. Her favourite part of her job is the rapport with our clients. She spends her spare time with her Staffordshire Bull Terrier, cat and tortoise.

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Amy Coles- Receptionist


Amy has been working on reception for just over a year now. Being a new addition to the team, she appreciates all the support she has from her fellow colleagues and management, and looks forward to many more years working at the practice. She has two rabbits “Eugene” and “Luna”, and loves animals so much so that she lives by a cruelty free lifestyle and plant based diet.

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Abigail Mansell - Receptionist


Abigail lived in Telford, West Midlands and moved to Plymouth when she was 12. Whilst still in Higher Education she has worked part-time and enjoys taking on more responsibility within job role. Since joining the Rosehill Team Abigail has been able to delve further into her passion of caring for animals and enjoys the contact she has with clientele and her colleagues. Not only has her job allowed her to develop crucial skills for her work life, but she has also discovered a fondness towards Maine Coons and hopes to have two when she moves out.  


Brogan Oaten - Student Veterinary Nurse


Although this Brogans first veterinary placement, she has plenty of experience with dogs due to completing a level 2 & 3 animal care course, as well as level 3 dog grooming. Her previous job was working as a supervisor and head dog groomer at a boarding kennels for the last 3 years, which Brogan loved, but now has had the opportunity to fulfil her absolute dream of becoming a veterinary nurse.

Trevor Grinter - Clinical Director


Trevor has spent most of his working life in Plymouth and have been associated with the vets at Rosehill since 'seeing the practice' as a schoolboy.  After graduation he worked at the Veterinary Hospital for a while and then moved on to practices in South African, Canada and London, before returning to take over Rosehill in the Autumn of 1987. Trevor is very proud to have been part of the development and growth of Rosehill over the years, seeing it mature from the single vet surgery it was then to the modern, high-tech practice it has become. Outside of work Trevor enjoys travelling, walking, swimming and reading, especially history topics. This year Trevor is looking forward to moving to and doing up a new home with his wife Jackie and mischievous Tibetan Terrier Rupert.