Viv Rowbottom

Viv is a registered Veterinary Nurse. She currently shares the management of the branch clinic with Anne. Viv has been part of the Park Vet’s team since 1988 although she has had a little time out to have 3 children. She is not a ‘home grown Park Veterinary Nurse’ as Viv trained in Yorkshire and attended college in Staffordshire. Viv enjoys running nurse clinics for micro-chipping, worming advice etc and helping run the Puppy Playgroup.


Anne Cook

Anne joined the staff (of 6) at J & D as a trainee nurse in 1971 when the surgery was situated opposite the Palace Theatre in Clarendon Road. Her starting salary was £4 per week! Although there have been tremendous advances in Veterinary Medicine some things never change and Anne says “Vet Nursing remains a very fulfilling vocation”. During her career Anne has been involved in many aspects of vet life and has watched our Practice and its team spirit grow into the impressive establishment it is today. She currently shares responsibility of being Branch Manager at Katherine Place with Viv.


Debra Chalk

Debra commenced training with Park Veterinary Centre in 1981 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 1983. Debra has had short breaks when her 4 children were born.
Debra shares the veterinary nursing duties at the Branch Surgery and is also responsible for the massive challenge of stock control, and covering reception on a Thursday morning. Debra enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and is an enthusiastic dog walker and rollerskater!

Lauren Penwright
Lauren is a registered veterinary nurse who qualified in 2005.  She joined the team in 2015 on a part-time basis.  Lauren shares the veterinary nursing duties at the branch surgery and assists with nurse clinics and helping with puppy playgroup on a Wednesday afternoon.  She holds a diploma in nutrition and is on hand to offer any advice and support for clients who are worried about their animal's weight.  When not at work most of her free time is taken up with looking after her young son.  Lauren enjoys the outdoors, reading and visiting the theatre.


When you visit the Branch Surgery at Katherine Place you will be assisted by our helpful reception staff. Vivienne has been with us since 2006 and with her experience and knowledge, is an asset to PVC. Jackie joined the Practice in February 2014 and works part-time, helping during the busy morning surgeries as well as some of our Saturday surgeries. Gloria is our most recent addition and can be found here on Saturdays and at other busy times.