Veterinary nurses

Trudie Vale

Trudie Vale

Head Veterinary Nurse

Trudie started working at Croft Veterinary Centre in 1998 and is our Head Nurse. She now works part time and when not at work is kept occupied looking after her son and Willow her black Labrador.  In her free time Trudie enjoys flower arranging – having designed flowers for weddings and also finds time for walking.

Ali Bell

Ali Bell

Veterinary Nurse

Ali has worked at Croft Veterinary Centre since 2005. She helps run our Diabetic Clinics and is available to give advice on canine and feline diabetes.  Ali has two elderly chocolate Labradors called Maddy and Rolo, a cat called Angus and a tortoise called Fred.  In her spare time Ali enjoys baking and sewing.

Holly Jones

Holly Jones

Veterinary Nurse

Holly has worked at Croft Veterinary Centre since 2003. After completing her nurse training Holly went on to do a further qualification in canine and feline nutrition.  She has also taken a course in canine behaviour and recently completed a geriatric physiotherapy course.  Holly has three lovely working Cocker Spaniels called Alfie, Herbie and Lottie and a cat she re-homed called Daisy.  Holly works part time and outside of work enjoys being a mum, walking her dogs and Zumba classes.

Clare Wyatt

Clare Wyatt

Veterinary Nurse

Clare works part time and spends the rest of her time being a mum and looking after an assortment of pets including chickens, fish, two rescue cats and her Flatcoat Retriever Wendy. Clare also enjoys running, walking, cooking, playing the piano, reading, gardening and crafts.

Sam Hancock

Sam Hancock

Veterinary Nurse

Sam started working at Croft Veterinary Centre in 2002 and became part time in 2004 after having children. Sam has a particular interest in canine and feline behaviour which she has studied in the past, and she is also our appointed ‘Cat Advocate’ ensuring we adhere to ISFM (International Society of Feline Medicine) Cat Friendly Criteria and is available to answer any cat owners questions. She has 2 cats, Ebony and Luther, and in her spare time can often be found in the gym.

Carrie Rudge

Carrie Rudge

Veterinary Nurse

Carrie started working at Croft Veterinary Centre in 2017 having qualified in 2014. She has a keen interest in exotics and anaesthesia.  In her spare time she enjoys graphic design, going to the gym, singing in a choir and looking after her two guinea pigs.

Abi Blaik

Abi Blaik

Veterinary Nurse

Abi started working at Croft Veterinary Centre in January 2016. She is currently studying a Level 3 Diploma at Moreton Morrell College to become a qualified veterinary nurse.  Abi also has a Diploma in Equine Rehabilitation and Therapy.  Abi has two dogs called Buster and George, various chickens and ducks.  Abi enjoys horse riding, scuba diving, baking, clay pigeon shooting, attending local shoots and meeting up with friends in her spare time.