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 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. She sees herself as an inner hippy with a talent for rap that’s she’s yet to unravel. Carly has a soft spot for the golden oldies and has 2 geriatric dogs as well as three horses that vary from sane to psychotic in their attitudes to life.
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 two kids, two cats and two guinea pigs (definitely with a cuppa!). Any time she manages to get to herself is spent practicing yoga. Namaste!
Animal Nursing Assistant
Toni is an ANA, and joined the team in early 2021. She has a great sense of humour and a big heart. She comes from a family of seemingly tiny women who all have giant dogs. Fluent in “Rottie” and “Shepherd”, also proficient in “parrot” and “parakeet”, Toni is unflappable in all situations.
Kirsty is a self proclaimed “Crazy Cat Lady”. She joined the customer care team from a career in retail. In her spare time she fosters kittens for the RSPCA and has been known to rehab even the most swipey bitey feral kittens. Patient, kind, caring. She is a super addition to our front of house team.
Ash Swonell, SVN
Student Veterinary Nurse
Ashlea is an SVN, which is a Student Veterinary Nurse. 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 worked with her for years prior to opening Bury St Edmunds Veterinary Centre 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.
Charlotte is an absolute little firecracker. She joined us at the end of 2020 to cover a few shifts and she was so good we quickly made her permanent. Bubbly, organised, passionate Charlotte has proved the perfect addition to our customer care team. When not being a superstar at work she has 2 lovely Staffordshire Bull Terrier’s, 2 children and a wonderful husband (who she jokes she would consider swapping for staffie number 3 if there is anyone offering?!). Joking. We think….!?
Matt Wright, RVN
Veterinary Nurse and Clinical Coach
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 , RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Jess is our incredibly smart and knowledgeable RVN. 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.
Simon Wright, RVN
Head Veterinary Nurse
Simon joined us in December 2019 and not only brings our quota of male vet nurses up to approximately 10,000,000 times the national average, but also brings us cake. He too has an exotics certificate and has a special interest in all things avian. Completely unflappable himself he is fitting in like a dream. When not working he is super into salsa. Not the food kind.
Dr Adam Rampling, MRCVS
Adam is a local boy who has made it to Bury from the exotic bright lights of Stowmarket. He has known Carly and Jenny since his student days and previously worked alongside Jenny. Apart from the regular vet stuff, he quite likes small things. Like, really small. Preferably things that need a microscope to see. Which is ironic becuase he is really tall. He’s got a great sense of humour and the patience of a Saint. Outside of work he keeps bees!
Ayla Grimwood, RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Ayla is a Registered Veterinary Nurse who initially joined us to help with weekends while she worked full time in the charity sector but became a full time team member from March 2021. She lives with her husband and managerie of rescue animals, including (but not limited to!) Bash the Staff, Massie the wonky weirdo and Twig the Princess whippet. She has a heart of gold and dreadlocks that may or may not be adorned with towel clamps or other inanimate objects that Carly likes to attach to her dreads without her noticing. Ashlea and Carly worked with Ayla in their last practice and are doing happy dances that they get to work with her full time again.
Animal Nursing Assistant
Tasha is a small but mighty presence in the practice. She is our Animal Nursing Assistant, who joined us September 2020. She had previously worked with Jess I and Matt and decided to come and join the rest of us to follow her passion of working “hands on” in the clinical team of a veterinary practice. She has a good sense of humour, and if she was an animal she would be an Orangutan. Because she has long arms. Thankfully, she is yet to start throwing poo. When not at work she likes to hang out with her gorgeous Golden Retriever Stitch.
Customer Care Manager
Stacie joined us from a career as a manager at M&S so she knows something about service and quality. She’s kind, warm-hearted and super dooper organised. She’s a local, having been to Thurston Community College and now living in Beyton. When not in work she runs around after her 2 adorable young boys and her husband. So keeping us all in line should be a doddle for her!
Dr Sophie Ward, MRCVS
Sophie has known Jenny and Carly for a long time, having previously worked with Jenny (and Adam!) at a previous practice. She fits in effortlessly and is an amazing all-round vet. She is proof that sometimes stabbing someone makes things better as she has extra skills in acupuncture! I think the official term is “needling”, but “stabbing” made the joke funnier. Sorry. Bad joke.
Eilish joined us on the customer care team in June 2021. She rehomed “Raj” (aka Ru-Paul) her delicious cat from us a few years ago and we haven’t been able to get rid of her since. She kept turning up at 8am so eventually we gave her a phone and put her on reception for a few days and she hasn’t left since. It turns out she is pretty good so we made her full time! Outside of work she has an older horse and a younger man who both take up lots of her time.
Find us at
Bury St Edmunds Veterinary Centre
Unit A, Autopark
Bury St. Edmunds
We are open
Monday – Friday
08:00 – 19:00
08:00 – 16:00
09:00 – 12:00
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