Nursing Staff

Emma BartyEmma Barty HND(VNS) RVN - HEAD NURSE

Emma joined the practice in 2005 as a newly qualified veterinary nurse after finishing her higher diploma in veterinary nursing. Since joining the practice Emma has gained many skills and is devoted to ensuring the best possible care for our patients, she has developed a special interest in diagnostic imaging and enjoys assisting our Vets with this work. In 2014 Emma was promoted to Head Nurse. She now leads the nursing team and ensures the smooth running of various Elands initiatives and the day to day running of the clinics.

Outside of work Emma enjoys reading, baking (something her colleagues appreciate) and travelling. Emma also adopted Tabitha one of the Elands kittens who were cared for by the team after they were brought in to the surgery with their mum in an appalling condition- Tabs is of course thriving now that she has Emma to care for her and love her.

Rachel WaterhouseJosephine Ellison FdSc RVN

Josie, who joined Elands in October 2012, qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011 and gained a foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing. She loves all aspects of nursing and has a keen interest in geriatric post operative care and laboratory work in particular parasitology and looking under the microscope.

Outside of work, Josie enjoys reading, genealogy and looking after her two cats Milly and Lilly.




Erica Wilkes RVN

Erica qualified in 2014 from Hartpury College UWE in Bsc Hons Veterinary Nursing Science.

She is from Cranbrook in Kent and has always been a dog lover! She has two dogs at home, an Akita called Keisha and a fox red Labrador called Sky.

She likes spending her time riding her horses Paddy and Jay. She also likes travelling and hopes to travel the world.

You will always find Erica eating!

Laura Compton RVN

Laura qualified in 2014 from Hartpury College UWE in Bsc Hons Veterinary Nursing Science.

She is from Devon, but recently moved to Kent and surprisingly this vegetarian has been adopted by Erica's butcher family! She has also always been a dog lover and has one crazy jack Russell terrier at home called Lulu.

Laura likes spending her time horse riding and showing Shetland ponies in hand - involving international shows such as Sweden.

She enjoys listening to music and going to concerts with Erica!