We are Bury St Edmunds Veterinary Centre.
We are Jenny and Carly’s vision of Veterinary practice.
We are there for sick pets and their owners when they need us. We keep the healthy ones healthy.
We are A team of 9 skilled, highly trained and hardworking people.
We are founded on values of care, community and compassion.
We are Bury St Edmunds Veterinary Centre and we are here to make your pet, our priority.
Meet our Team!
Dr Jenny Reason, MRCVS, CertAVP
Veterinary Surgeon, Partner
She’s got a CertAVP which basically means she’s super smart and your pet is in the best possible hands. She juggles running this practice, stopping Carly spending large sums on sparkly vet wrap and 36km of paper towel, with a toddler and an Ian to look after. On top of that she runs and defies gravity pole vaulting. She is basically wonder woman with a vet degree.
Dr Carly Day, MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon, Partner
She’s a complete fruit loop but a brilliant all-round vet. She has some super skills in imaging, emergency work and endocrinology and can sniff out an Addison’s dog 2 towns away. Her house could be considered overcrowded and contains her wife and 5 dogs as well a cat talented in the art of breaking and entering. She also has 3 horses (though, thankfully not at the house) of varying temperaments that take up a considerable amount of her already lacking free time.
Laura is one of your first ports of call at the practice. You’ll find her on reception (possibly with a cuppa!) or at the end of the phone. She has known Jen since high school days. When she’s not working, she will be with her husband, 2 kids and 3 cats (definitely with a cuppa!). Any time she’s manages to get to herself is spent at her allotment or in practicing yoga. Namaste!
Jess Tustain, RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Jess has known Carly and Jen since she was a student and 4 years later has come back to work for them so they can’t be too bad. You will find her working mostly at the weekends because in the week she will be looking after her children and her man-child husband Adam. She’s too pretty so we can’t let her in the building too often because she makes the rest of us feel unglamorous
Suzanne has known Jen for a quite a few years now after moving to the area in the name of Love. Working on reception she can promise you a friendly face and help with any queries you may have. If she’s not here she will probably be found with her husband, 2 kids and 2 rescue cats, or failing that she may be out fundraising, running green initiatives (washing crisp packets) or be in Cornwall (she probably knows it better than most the locals now).
Ash Swonell, ANA
Animal Nursing Assistant
Ashlea is an ANA, which is an Animal Nursing Assistant. She’s a complete goddess behind the scenes and will be one of the ones giving your pets extra cuddles when they are with us. Even the ugly ones…. Especially the ugly ones. They are her favourite. Carly has worked with her for the last 2.5 years and Ash is so wonderful she couldn’t leave her behind. Fortunately, Ash is quite tiny, so Carly picked her up, put her in her pocket and rehomed her at BSEVC. She has 4 dogs, 2 cats and black and white pony called Benson- most of which have been RSPCA rehomes. She seems to attract diabetic animals having had a diabetic dog and now a diabetic cat so there is nothing you can’t ask her about looking after diabetic animals in particular.
Boo is our front of house friendly face. She has also worked with Carly for 2.5years. She will welcome you to the centre and help you with anything you need from start to finish. She makes a mean cup of tea. When not at work she lives with Nellie the slightly neurotic Lab and has a horse called Essy. She has a new hobby of sheep showing so please don’t be offended if you have a poodle or a bichon and she tries to wash it, trim it and take it to a county show.
Matt Wright, RVN
Head Veterinary Nurse
Matt is a lesser spotted male Vet Nurse. He has a beard and likes bearded dragons…because bearded creatures recognise their own. He has an exotics certificate which means he will treat your tarantula and fix your ferret as well as care for your cat. Outside of work he says he goes running. But we know he only does it for the post run pancakes.
Jess Irons , SVN
Student Veterinary Nurse
Jess is a soon to be RVN, she needs to ace her final practical exams in the summer and then we can delete that “soon-to-be” bit. She was Matt’s student and makes sure he always has his head screwed on correctly. She’s super bright and the only reason Carly was able to correctly order the hundreds of consumables required to operate a veterinary practice. She’s also heading up our cat friendly clinic initiative. Outside of work she has a laid-back black lab called Barney who likes to think he’s an old man who accompanies her on many a countryside walk ending in some good veggie pub grub.
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Bury St Edmunds Veterinary Centre
Unit A, Autopark
Bury St. Edmunds
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