The practice is owned and staffed by Rupert Symes and Lorna Clark. With over 30 years of veterinary experience between them, your pet is in safe hands!

Our Friendly Team


Rupert Symes MBA BVSc MRCVS

I grew up on a farm in Suffolk and trained at Bristol University Vet School. After graduating, I worked at a mixed practice in Staffordshire for seven years before becoming senior vet at PDSA Nottingham for 12 years.
I have three children and a dog called Ebba. I have an interest in ear disease and surgery, and quite like a fracture repair to keep me on my toes! When I’m not at work you’ll probably find me at my allotment.


Lorna Clark BA (Hons) BVetMed MRCVS

I trained at the Royal Veterinary College, London and after graduating I worked predominantly in small animal practice, in both the private and charitable sectors. I live in East Leake with my husband and two children, three dogs, a cat, four tortoises, two gerbils and a pair of
Axolotls. When I’m not at work I love baking, cycling and open-water swimming – though not at the same time!
I really enjoy integrating the practice with the local community and have loved getting to know our customers and their pets. I would describe myself as very much a general practitioner, though I have a keen interest in dentistry and soft tissue surgery.
Setting up and running Pinfold Vets as been a huge adventure for us and I’m really proud of what we have created.
Winning the PetPlan Veterinary Practice of the Year in 2022 was an absolute dream and one of my proudest moments. It was great for our fantastic team to be recognised for their hard work.


Chloe Bonsell MRCVS

Hello, some of you may know me already, but my name is Chloe! I graduated from Nottingham Vet School in July 2020.

I bought a house locally (although I have lived in Leicester all my life) and I am a big Leicester City fan. If I am not watching the football, then I am commonly playing on the Xbox or tending to my beehive! My latest fascination is discovering new vegan cooking recipes. Along with the bees, I also have three rabbits, Foxy, Grey-Joy and Dorothy!

I love general first opinion practice and know that Pinfold Vets is a great place with a great ethos and I am looking forward to my future here with a fantastic team. I seem to really enjoy diagnostic imaging, especially ultrasound examinations


Debbie Evanson MRCVS

I qualified from Liverpool in 1992 and spent my first three years in mixed practice, (treating everything from camels to tarantulas!) before I made the decision to concentrate on Small Animal Practice and move to Derbyshire.

I enjoy the variety of being a general practitioner, but I have a special interest in Ophthalmology and Soft Tissue Surgery. When not at work I enjoy walking in the Peak District, baking, gardening and travelling.

My brother and his family live in Sydney and my recent travel has been exploring and meeting the amazing wildlife in Australia, but I have also been on Safari in Botswana and Zimbabwe and visited the Tiger Sanctuary in Thailand.
I am a member of the WWF and sponsor several animals including an orphaned black bear cub.

Jessica Lloyd MRCVS

I’m one of the vets at Pinfold. I love meeting new clients and getting to know them and all their animals. I have a Border Terrier called Hogi, the most faithful friendly little dog. I’m married with three children. We love to go away in our caravan and when I get time I’ll be at Bootcamp training or trying something new, most recently tough mudder and wood whittling.

George Vrettos MRCVS

I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2023, having moved to the UK to follow my passion of becoming a vet. I was born and raised in Athens, Greece, and grew up always having a dog (or two) at home, and always surrounded by countless of stray cats that I attempted to befriend in my neighbourhood.
In my veterinary career, I have a particular interest in developing my surgical skills. I enjoy seeing all kinds of cases and hope to become a well-rounded practitioner.
Besides being a vet, I love being active and pushing myself at the gym regularly. Also, I have also played tennis since my early childhood, and I am always looking for a sparring partner!
I look forward to meeting you and assisting you to the best of my abilities. I am truly happy to be part of the Pinfold team and excited to be starting my career journey here.


Amy Knight Head Nurse

I have been working as a qualified Veterinary Nurse since 2003. I am the Head Nurse at Pinfold Vets. I have three chickens, two cats and dog Peanut. I have worked in both companion animal and mixed practices and was at my last practice for ten years!
It’s been really exciting to help set up a brand-new practice. I pride myself on keeping Pinfold running smoothly and looking nice.
Out of work I enjoy working on my allotment, keeping fit and doing agility with my dog Peanut.


Eleanor Smith Registered Veterinary Nurse

I’m one of the Veterinary Nurses here at Pinfold Vets. I went to Anglia Ruskin University for my nursing degree, and graduated at the end of 2018.
Since graduating I’ve been lucky enough to work with a wide variety of animals, ranging from seals and penguins, to rats and mice.

I have a soft spot for working dogs, having grown up in Norfolk with parents who owned a number of working German Shepherd Dogs. I currently live in Nottingham with a German Shepherd of my own called Belle, and a little cat called Lilo.


Hannah Logins Registered Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2022 and joined the pinfold team and am absolutely loving it 🙂
I have a springer spaniel called Sophie who keeps me on my toes! In my spare time I love to read, visit different places with Sophie, spend time with friends and family and drink lots of wine!


Rachel Fearn Registered Veterinary Nurse

I’m Rachel an RVN, I qualified in 2020 and joined Pinfold in 2022.
Away from nursing I’m a mum of 2, a keen runner and enjoy spending time with friends and family. I don’t have any pets currently as we lost our cat sadly in early 2023. However, my daughter is in love with guinea pigs so I think some will be moving in with us soon!


Amy Muggleton Registered Veterinary Nurse

I’ve been involved in the veterinary profession for 17 years, qualifying in 2008. I started my journey at Pinfold vets as a locum just before covid and have never left. As well as pinfold, I love to locum out of hours proving emergency care. In 2022, I joined Nottingham University where I now teach years 1-4. I really enjoy aneasthesia but my passion is ultrasonagraohy. I have 2 dogs, 2 horses, 1 cat and a guinea pig.


Stacey Tighe Registered Veterinary Nurse

I’m one of the Veterinary Nurses here at Pinfold Vets. I qualified in 2005 and joined the Pinfold team part time in 2022.

I live in Tamworth with my partner and our two children. I have two cats, Beryl and Mary, both of which I adopted after they were abandoned at my previous practice. When I’m not at work I enjoy, baking, reading and putting my diy skills to the test with home improvements.

I enjoy so many aspects of my job but I have a particular interest in Feline Behaviour and Psychology.


Annie Cartwright Registered Veterinary Nurse

I have been a veterinary nurse for longer than I can remember and I love being part of the Pinfold family. Nowadays my small children keep me very busy, we love walking in the countryside, bike riding and going for picnics. We recently rehomed a beautiful Labrador that fits right in with all of that!


Rebecca Beere Animal Care Auxiliary

I grew up in Dubai and always had a passion for animals, volunteering in rescue centres since I was young. I have four dogs, two horses and two guinea pigs. In 2013 I moved to Texas and worked in a small animal vets as a training veterinary technician.

I then moved to Derbyshire and found Pinfold Vets for my dogs. Now I’m working at Pinfold as an Animal Care Assistant and I’m hoping to continue my studies and complete my veterinary nursing qualifications in the future.


Grace du Preez Animal Care Auxiliary

I work part-time as a Veterinary Care Assistant at Pinfold Vets, the rest of the time I am in full time education, studying at the University of Nottingham Vet School, to become a Vet!
I love working at Pinfold, and it has only made me more excited about the career I have ahead of me. Outside of work you will usually find me training in the gym or on a long walk.


Nikki Ward Animal Care Auxiliary

I’m Pinfold’s Cleaning Fairy! I love working as an Auxiliary and getting to fuss all of your pets is an added bonus!
I live in the village with my partner, 2 kids, 2 cats called Daisy & Darla and my big, bouncy, daft puppy called Milo.
My background is Social Work, but I’d always wished I’d pursued my childhood plans to go into Veterinary work as I’ve always loved animals. I never thought I’d be as lucky to get the opportunity though.
Out of work I love spending time with my family, walking Milo, camping, wild swimming, walking in the Peak District, yoga and playing in a drumming circle.
Hopefully in the future I may go into Veterinary Nursing but for now I am happy supporting our amazing team.


Emma Hine Trainee Veterinary Nurse

I am a student veterinary nurse here at Pinfold Vets. I have two golden retrievers called Molly and Skye, a bunny called Jasper and a dwarf hamster called Bear. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my friends, and growing flowers, fruits and vegetables in my greenhouse.


Katie Johnson Receptionist

I have been working at Pinfold since we opened in 2015, since then my role as Receptionist has evolved, I’m now head receptionist as well as taking on more management tasks which I really enjoy.
I have learnt so much about animals and aspects of their care over the years, I will keep learning more as I love animals!
I have two children, a dog called Rupert and a step dog Ollie!
I have recently started paddle boarding and sailing which I very much enjoy along side my partner and step daughter.
I live in East Leake, you may see me out and about in the village with my family or of an evening enjoying some food and drink!

Alison Illsely Receptionist

I’m Alison and I joined the Pinfold team in July 2016. I have a grown up daughter, but no pets – yet! Though I’m not sure how long that will last now that I work at Pinfold! I enjoy the busy days at Pinfold and helping people who need our services. I live locally – so you might spot me in the Co-op, or maybe even the Round Robin!

Clare Grieve Receptionist

I moved from Glasgow to Nottingham in 2020 and started here at Pinfold Vets working on reception in 2022. Following a long career in retail, I was lucky to get the opportunity to move into the veterinary industry when I relocated and I’m loving every minute of it!

Shannon Moore Receptionist

You’ll see me at reception here Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I joined the team in May 2023, and I feel super lucky to be part of the Pinfold family. I’m happiest when I’m spending time around animals, but I’m also hoping that some wisdom will rub off on me.
I have a toddler and a springer spaniel called Willow at home. And some of you may know me from coaching at Kingston Vale.

Ruth O’Connell Receptionist

I work on reception where I love meeting and helping clients and their pets.
Outside of work I can be found riding my horse, pounding local footpaths, working on my allotment and riding my motorbikes.

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