Lead 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 chasing after her toddler son and Willow her young black Labrador. In her free time Trudie enjoys flower arranging – having designed flowers for weddings, and also finds time for Zumba classes and walking.
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 lively chocolate Labradors called Maddy and Rolo who like to keep Ali fit by pulling on their leads. When she is not completely exhausted after walking these two, Ali enjoys baking and sewing. She also owns two moggies and a tortoise called Fred.
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. Holly has two lovely working Cocker Spaniels called Alfie and Herbie, and a cat she re-homed called Daisy. Holly returned to work part time after the birth of her son in 2010, and outside of work enjoys being a mum, walking her dogs and Zumba classes.
Clare returned to Croft Veterinary Centre in 2007 after taking a career break to care for her children. Clare currently works part time and spends the rest of her time being a mum and looking after an assortment of pets including chickens and two rescue cats from Croft Veterinary Centre. Clare also enjoys running, sailing, riding, tennis, cooking, reading and gardening.
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.