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Registered Veterinary Nurses

Amanda Williams RVN DipAVN (Small Animal)

Head Nurse

Amanda joined Adams Vets as a Student Veterinary Nurse in 2001 and passed her qualifications to become a Veterinary Nurse in 2004. In 2006 she achieved her Advanced Nursing Diploma in 2010, specialising in surgery, medicine and anesthesia. She is one of our Pet Health Advisors and helps to run our 8+ geriatric clinics for dogs and cats.

Amanda works part time since the birth of her daughter Esmee and her son Sebastian.


Adele Rogers MSc BSc(Hons) RVN

Head nurse

Adele started at Adams Vets in 1994 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1997. Since then she has completed a degree in Zoology and a Masters in Ecology. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing, especially radiography, surgery and laboratory work.

As well as veterinary nursing, Adele has been a part of ecological expeditions home and abroad. She won the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) volunteer of the year award in 2004. 

Adele now works part time since having a son in 2011 and more recently, a daughter. Outside of work, Adele enjoys walking her dog, looking after her two cats and spending time with her family.


Michelle Kelly RVN

Deputy Head Nurse

Michelle joined us in October 2010 after studying at Myerscough College to achieve a diploma in Animal Management. Michelle started the Veterinary Nursing  course in 2011 and qualified in August 2013. 

Michelle loves all animals and has a keen interest in ferrets in particular!. She lives with her cat Charcaol (affectionately known as Scabby Cat) and her dog Daisy.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys socialising with friends, reading comics and catching Pokémon!


Kayleigh Simpson RVN

Kay joined us in July 2011 and started her veterinary nurse training in January 2012. She became a Qualified Veterinary Nurse in January 2014 and loves all aspects of nursing and takes great pleasure in helping with our nursing consultations which include geriatric clinics, weight clinics, puppy and kitten clinics and diabetic clinics.

Kay was keen to experience what mixed practice may be like so did so for 6 months but soon returned to her Adams family where she settled right back in as if she never left. She is one of our clinical coach and help our students through their training. 

Kay enjoys walking and cycling in her spare time along with spending time with friends and family and spending more money than she probably should on clothes, shoes and bags!

Jennifer Symmonds RVN 

Jen joined the Adams Vets team in March 2014 and started her Veterinary Nursing Diploma in September 2014. Prior to this she gained a degree in Zoology at Liverpool JMU. Jennifer also volunteers at Freshfield Animals Rescue, helping out in the catery most weekends and has her own cat Lola who likes to make herself heard with a very noisy meow! In her spare time Jennifer enjoys socializing with friends, watching movies and going to the gym (or at least planning to...!)


Karen Lord BSc RVN

Head Nurse

Karen has been qualified for 18 years and has worked in referral and emergency out of hours clinics. She started her training at Adams Vets 20 years ago at The Lodge!! Outside of work Karen trains in MMA, competes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and also helps coach the kids classes. She has a brown belt in kickboxing and a blue belt in brazilian Jiu jitsu. Karen has two cats, and a springer spaniel so if she's not in the gym training, she is usually outside somewhere with the dog! 



Yasmin Cranny BSc RVN

Yasmin has recently qualified with a degree in veterinary nursing and practice management. Yasmin has worked at Adams Vets on and off since 2013 doing her work experience and university placements. She joined our team at The Lodge in July 2017.  She has a cat called Phoebe that she rescued in 2015, who likes to keep her awake meowing through the night to get out and play with the cat from next door. 

Lydia Everett RVN 

Lydia joined Adams Vets in August 2012, initially helping out at weekends whilst in sixth form. Since then she has completed her training to become a Veterinary Nurse, qualifying in August 2017.  

Lydia has always loved animals and she knew she wanted to work with them from a young age. Over the years she has had numerous different pets, but currently has four cats - all strays that she has taken in. 

In her spare time, she enjoys horse riding, shopping and socialising with friends.