Emma Elliott

Head Veterinary Nurse

Emma joined Meadow Lane Veterinary Centre in November 2002, having already worked for 5 years in practice and gaining her Veterinary Nurse qualification.

In addition to her nursing duties Emma is responsible for supervision of our Veterinary Nurse and Reception team as well as the general day-to-day running of the practice.

Emma has 2 cats, Amber and Honey which live with her and her husband. Since moving to a lerger house they have added to their feline family with Candi & her 4 kittens. When possible Emma likes getting back to the beaches of Cornwall which is from where she originates.

Kelly Turner


Kelly joined Meadow Lane Veterinary Centre in September 2014 having qualified as a veterinary nurse in April 2014 and has worked in veterinary practice since 2006.

Kelly has a keen interest in exotic species and enjoys seeing them in the Practice.

She has 2 pedigree cats called Rupert & Raisen. Despite being posh they are very naughty and mischevious.

Kelly and her husband had their first baby in March 2018. She loves being a mummy and spending quality time with her daughter doing baby related activities on her days off.

Hollie Marie Byrd

RVN – Nurse Development Manager

Hollie started working at the practice in January 2020 as the Nurse Development Manager having become a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2016. Hollie says she loves her new job as it gives her a great balance of nursing and administration and she feels she is actively making a difference to provide the high level of care your pets deserve.
Hollie is a single mummy to the best little man ever, Logan. He absolutely loves their new puppy Felicia who is a Chow Chow and adores their two cats, Rosa and Haku. Terry the turtle isn’t much fond of either of them as he is a little nipper (massive nipper) but they still love him. They love going for walks with Felicia and sometimes the cats when they have been poorly and spending quality time with their family (Hollie is number 5 of 6 children so lots of attention for Logan!)

Claire Legg

Nursing Assistant

Claire has been with the practice since 2007, she assists the vets and nurses and also helps out on reception with various duties.

Claire has a menagerie of animals – cats, chickens, a chinchilla and a very bouncy dog.

She can be found outside of work enjoying the outdoors with Mr Crash a crazy red fox Labrador who lives up to his name. He is very good and gives blood regularly for the pet blood bank.

Also she enjoys caravanning with her fiance and of course Mr Crash goes along too.

Louise Wilford

Nursing Assistant

Louise joined Meadow Lane in March 2020 having worked in a practice environment since leaving school.
Louise particularly enjoys that everyday is different and spending time with the animals is a highlight for her.
When not working, she loves being outdoors and spending time walking, gardening and horse riding.

Nicola Bircher


Nicola joined Meadow lane vets in May 2019 after having a career break to have a family. Previously, she worked at a Leicestershire practice for ten years having qualified in 2004.

Nicola owns a three legged  rescue cat called Oliver that also has no tail. As well as Oliver, Nicola has four Guineapigs Star, Ruby, Daisy and Bluebell.

In her spare time, Nicola loves spending time with her husband and three children which keeps her busy. She also loves spending time with her pets, reading and occasionally likes to run.

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