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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.


Kayleigh Simpson - RVN and Practice Manager

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!


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! 


Amelia Tyrer-Lake - RVN Deputy Head Nurse

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...!)


Rebecca Slater RVN 

Rebecca started studying the FdSc Veterinary Nursing Course at Myerscough College in 2015, and will be qualified in July 2018.  Rebecca has a keen interest in exotics and she is hoping to later pursue a qualification in exotic and wildlife veterinary nursing. At home, she has a husky named Koda who is always full of energy and wanting to play, she also has a corn snake named legs.


Lydia Everett RVN - Deputy Head Nurse

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.


Christopher Yates RVN


Chris qualified in August 16 after spending 3 years down in South West London. After completing his nursing he moved back up to Liverpool to be closer to family. Chris is hoping to pursue a qualification in exotic veterinary nursing in the future. In his spare time Chris enjoys playing guitar, landscape/wildlife photography and is a founding member of an airsoft team with friends he made while in London.