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Introducing Our Practice Team 

Meet the Team, here to look after you and your pets!

Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.

Our mission

Provide a high quality, compassionate and caring service to the animals and owners of our community. Our team strive to promote general good health, relieve suffering and restore health as quickly as possible.

Strive to create a harmonious and safe environment, to build long-term relationships and show commitment to professional advancement of all our staff.


Jurgen Theinert
Jurgen Theinert
Veterinary Surgeon (Director)
BVSc BSc MRCVS

Jurgen qualified from Onderstepoort, South Africa in 1994. He moved to the UK and settled in this area and has worked at Edgewood most of the time since then. He became a partner in the practice in 2001. His main interests include internal medicine, surgery and diagnostic imaging. Jurgen became the principal of the practice after Andrew's recent retirement from the partnership.

Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott
Veterinary Surgeon
B.Vet.Med MRCVS

Andrew joined the practice in 1968 as a Veterinary Assistant and when Bill MacMeekin retired, Andrew become a Business Partner with Hamish Neil until Hamish retired in 1985. Andrew then became sole owner of the practice. In 1994 Jurgen joined the practice as a Veterinary Assistant and in 2001 became a Business Partner. Andrew recently retired from the partnership but continues to work at Edgewood on a part-time basis.

Fiona Maclean
Fiona Maclean
Veterinary Surgeon
MRCVS

Fiona graduated from Edinburgh University in 1997 and since then has worked in small animal practices in, Perthshire, Wolverhampton and Merseyside before moving to Edgewood in May 2008. Her interest include ophthalmology, feline medicine and dermatology. Fiona has atttended numerous course on Ophthalmology in the past few years and performs most of our ophthalmological surgery.

Johan Duminy
Johan Duminy
Veterinary Surgeon
MRCVS

Johan qualified in South Africa in 1994 and worked at the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria before coming to the UK. He joined Edgewood in 2005 and enjoys soft tissue surgery, scuba diving and cooking.

Pascale Collins
Pascale Collins
Veterinary Surgeon
DVM Cert VR MRCVS

Pascale qualified in 1991 at the University of Liege. Her interest in Radiology led her to study for, and gain a certificate in Veterinary Radiology. She joined Edgewood as a part-time veterinary surgeon in 2002. In her spare time she looks after her young son and daughter and her husband, Rob.

Nik Ewers
Nik Ewers
Veterinary Nurse (Head Nurse)
RVN

Nik joined the practice in 1997 following a work experience placement. Six months later she started her training as a Veterinary Nurse and qualifiled in 2003. In October 2006 she became the Head Nurse. Nik has become a pet health councillor and she has a particular interest in obesity clinics and weight management. She spends most of her spare time riding her horses and competes most weekends doing BE eventing.

Nadine Connett
Nadine Connett
Veterinary Nurse
VN

Nadine joined the practice in 1998 and is based at our Purleigh Surgery. She is a qualified veterinary nurse. She works part-time, helping in all areas of nursing.

Helen McDonald
Helen McDonald
Veterinary Nurse
VN, DSA

Helen initially qualified as a Dental Nurse and in 1987 joined Edgewood. She moved away to work at a practice in Leicestershire where she qualified as a Veterinary Nurse. Helen and her husband spent 6 months in New Zealand after which they returned to Essex. She returned to Edgewood where she has been working part-time ever since. In her spare-time she takes care of her two young daughters and her husband.

Tara Hurley
Tara Hurley
Veterinary Nurse
RVN

Tara joined Edgewood in August 2006 as a Veterinary Nurse Assistant and went on to become a Veterinary Nurse, qualifying in 2010. She is interested in developing her skills in either surgical nursing or radiography. In her spare time she rides her horse. Tara is a member of the Maldon Young Farmers Association and is involved in their social events and fund raising.

Sarah Sykes
Sarah Sykes
Reception Supervisor
NVQ Level 2 Animal Care

Sarah has worked at the practice since 2000. She joined as a Receptionist and has advanced to Reception Supervisor. She now works part-time so she can look after her daughter, 4 dogs & 4 ferrets. She somehow finds time with all this to be an assistant dog trainer and is very interested in animal behaviour.

Emma Bott
Emma Bott
Receptionist (Purleigh)
Animal Care Diploma

Emma joined Edgewood in 2002. She initially covered maternity leave at the Burnham surgery after which Edgewood decided to offer her a permanent post at the Purleigh surgery because of her outstanding committment. Emma works part-time as she leads a very busy life with her son and crazy rescue Jack Russell "Maddie". She has an elderly horse called "Dotty" along with an elderly pony "Buzby", two cats "Leo" and "Suki" and two leopard geckos. Emma qualified as an SQP (Qualified to dispense veterinary medication) earlier this year.

Joy Storey
Joy Storey
Receptionist (Purleigh)

Joy has worked here for nearly 5 years her main interest, outside of her family, are her horse Lucky and Molly her dog and she has developed a keen interest in skiing over the last couple of years. Joy's main job is to process insurance claim forms on behalf of clients, which she finds both rewarding and frustrating at the same time, together with some reception and other administrative duties.

Vanessa Carter
Vanessa Carter
Receptionist (Purleigh)

Vanessa joined Edgewood in 2006 as part of the reception team. She enjoys meeting the clients and seeing all the animals, especially the puppies. In her spare time she looks after her German Shorhaired x Wirehaired Pointer and takes him on various long walks and also loves to ride horses.

Vicki Young
Vicki Young
Receptionist (Purleigh)

Vicki joined the team in 2008 and throughly enjoys meeting and greeting clients and their pets. She has completed an NVQ in Customer Service and is hoping to do more in the near future. At home she has a Jack Russell terrier called Poppy and recently rehomed a stray kitten that was brought into the surgery. She has named him Hughie.

Vicky  Hitchcock
Vicky Hitchcock
Receptionist (Purleigh)

Vicky joined the practice in 2009. She enjoys meeting the customers and their pets and has recently completed an NVQ in Customer Services. She has 4 dogs, 6 cats, chickens and horses all keeping her busy. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs and competing her horses as well as watching her son play rugby.

Ray Hansell
Ray Hansell
Maintenance Man

Ray joined the practice in November 2008 as our handyman. He keeps the surgeries in good condition and also spends some time delivering food and medicines to our clients.

Billy
Billy
The Practice Cat

Billy has just always been at Edgewood. He enjoys lots of affection from anybody but especially loves Bridie. He terrorises the local bird and rodent population and in his spare time can be found on the chairs in the staff room, especially when it is raining!.

Jacqueline Theinert
Jacqueline Theinert
Director, Company Secretary,Bereavement Counsellor
BA (Hons), MSc Psych, RMN

Jacqueline gained her Honours degree in Psychology at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She completed her Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology in 2000 from City University, London. She then qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse. She became a Director and Company Secretary in 2010 and uses her training for pet bereavement counselling. Jacqueline is married to Jurgen and spends her free time looking after Candy, Brad and Bo, their Standard and Toy Poodles, their guinea pigs and fish and two young daughters.

Diane Cooper
Diane Cooper
Receptionist (Burnham)

Diane joined Edgewood as a part-time receptionist at the Burnham surgery in April 2011. She had previously worked for the Youth Service and Adult Education before running a shop and post office for 9 years. Diane is married with 2 grown up children and a Golden Retriever called Millie
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