We are a small animal practice in Hampshire, first established in 1965. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care. For your added convenience, there’s free parking for clients at the practice.
Lesley was the first ever qualified veterinary nurse at Alver Veterinary Group and is still here as head nurse over 40 years later. Lesley likes the diversity of the job and is still enjoying it after all these years. She has had many animals over the years, including cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs. She currently has three rescue cats.
Mikaela Gilford RVN
Deputy Head Nurse
Mikaela first started as a kennel maid in 2006, and then went on to train as a veterinary nurse, qualifying in 2014. Her favourite parts of the job are working in the lab and theatre. Mikaela mostly enjoys assisting with orthopaedics by either scrubbing in or maintaining the masses of equipment that’s goes with it. At home she has a one eyed monster of a cat called Toulouse.
Lee-Ann Peach RVN
Deputy Head Nurse
Lee-Ann is deputy head nurse at the Gosport branch and qualified in 2005. She has worked at Alver Veterinary Group since 1996, starting at the age of 15. Lee-Ann’s favourite part of the job is working in the operating theatre monitoring anaesthetics, assisting with operations and taking X-rays. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her son and walking her Jack Russell, Lexi.
Kathryn Allison RVN
Kathryn has been working for Alver Veterinary Group since 2013 and has worked tirelessly with us to become a qualified veterinary nurse. Kathryn achieved her full qualification in 2018. She likes working at Alver due to her friendly colleagues and the satisfaction of helping animals. Kathryn has one dog herself called Pepper. Pepper can be a handful and takes up majority of Kathryn’s time when she’s not working.
Andrea Coleman RVN
Andrea started at Alver Vets in 2019. She qualified in 2008 and has a degree in veterinary nursing science. Her favourite part of the job is inpatient care, anaesthetics and nurse clinics, especially if any of those are Collies! In her spare time she enjoys running around after her young family and old gent of a Collie Alfie.
Felicity Crook RVN
Flick started working with us at Alver Vets in 2007 after completing her work experience here and working towards the RVN qualification in 2013. Her favourite aspects of the job are inpatient care and recovery as she loves the rewarding side of seeing patients get better and improve. At home Flick has three cats and a mad Labrador.
Vicky Dyke RVN
Vicky started at Alver Veterinary Group in 1997, starting with work experience and then going on to full-time employment. She has been a qualified veterinary nurse since September 2004. She loves the practical side to her job and that each day is different.
Sadie Evans RVN
For Sadie the best part of her job is the variety it brings each day, which may be why she has worked for Alver for over 25 years. At home Sadie has a cat named Bongo and a blind Pug named Frieda, which are both rescues through work. When she’s not at work she enjoys spending time with her family.
Amanda Hellier RVN
Amanda started working at Alver Veterinary Group in August 2006. She is a registered nurse and qualified in 2013. She has always had a love of animals and has been working with animals for the past 20 years – including working for the RSPCA and a boarding kennel and cattery. She is a foster mum for the RSPCA and always has kittens and the occasional litter of rabbits. She has an array of rescued pets at home, including her beloved German Shepherds, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. She enjoys all aspects of her job and is constantly learning new things.
Sally Kingston RVN
Sally is a registered veterinary nurse who qualified in 2009. She has been working at Alver Veterinary Group since 2011, where she runs the diabetic clinics and puppy parties at our Stubbington branch. Sally currently has one delightful cat, Ali, and two children. She enjoys reading, swimming, going on family outings and eating cake.
Louise Layzell RVN
Louise qualified in 2011 as a veterinary nurse, but has worked for Alver Veterinary Group since 2001, starting at the age of 14. You will often see Louise running nurses clinics which include weight clinics, diabetic clinics and puppy parties. She loves seeing how much the pets improve with our help. In her spare time she enjoys making cakes and walking her dog, Axel.
Samantha Pearson RVN
Samantha has been working at Alver Veterinary Group since 2012, and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2015. She enjoys horse riding and has two horses, along with three rescue cats, a tortoise and a Golden Retriever.
Christie Stroud RVN
Christie has been working at Alver Veterinary Group since 2014 and completed her veterinary nurse training in 2019. She works at both Stubbington and Gosport branches. Christie thinks one of the highlights of this job is running puppy parties at our Stubbington branch as she gets to see the shy little puppies gain confidence. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Bertie and Li Li.
Amber Coggan RVN
Amber has been working at Alver Veterinary Group since 2013, starting off as a weekend kennel maid then going off to be a trainee veterinary nurse and she has now qualified as an RVN. She has always loved animals and wanted to work with them ever since she was young. Working at Alver has given Amber the chance to see so many different things she never imagined she would see, and offers her plenty of options and opportunities for her future.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Anne joined Alver Veterinary Group in 2013. She is currently a student veterinary nurse attending MYF Training in Aldershot. She has a Springer Spaniel called Ben. Anne enjoys the variety of her job as every day is different and she gets to learn new skills.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Tilly started with Alver Veterinary Group in 2016 as a trainee nurse who is looking forward to starting the challenge of becoming a fully qualified nurse. Tilly has a vast number of animals, ranging from hamsters and rabbits to reptiles and dogs.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Emily joined Alver Veterinary Group in 2017 as a kennel maid. She has recently decided to pursue her passion of working with animals and started her training with us to become a qualified veterinary nurse in 2018. Emily has a gorgeous Spaniel cross called Bonnie, with whom she enjoys going for long walks in the countryside with.