The Team


Meet the team

Drove are committed to providing a caring professional service to our clients and their pets.

Here is a brief introduction to some of the staff on the frontline you might meet along the way:


Jacoba Veenland

DVM,MRCVS General Practice

Practice Director with an interest in General Practice

Lynne Gaskarth

Lynne Gaskarth

BVSc CertSAM MRCVS

Practice Director, holds a RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Internal Medicine (2007) and Advanced Practitioner and is qualified in Acupuncture

Dave Rawlinson

Dave Rawlinson

BVet Med CertVDI CertSAS

Practice Director and holds certificates in diagnostic imaging & small animal surgery. Interests include Radiography, Ultrasonography, Echocardiography, Orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.

Lyndsay Hughes

Lyndsay Hughes

RVN - Head Nurse holds a certificate in Small animal nutrition. Main nursing interests are medical, emergency and critical care and Nutrition.

David Prince

David Prince

BVet Med MRCVS

Interests in Orthopaedic & Spinal surgery, Arthroscopy, Soft tissue surgery & Laproscopic techniques.

Bella O'Connell

Bella O'Connell

GP Cert in Emergency & Critical Care

GP Cert in Small Animal Medicine.

Lizzie Gribbin

Lizzie Gribbin

BVSc, MRCVS

Ed Roberts

Ed Roberts

BVetMed MRCVS BSAVA PGCertSAS

Main interests are surgery and dentistry.

Mel Briggs

Mel Briggs

BVetMed MRCVS.

Special interests include Medicine, particularly in cats.

Malwina Basinka

Malwina Basinka

Philippa Jawando-Williams

Philippa Jawando-Williams

BVSc MRCVS

With a special interest in internal medicine.

Steph Hovey

Steph Hovey

MRCVS BVM BVS

With a particular interest in feline medicine.

Amy Durham

Amy Durham

BVetMed MRCVS

With a special interest in rabbit dentistry

Hannah McNicholas

Hannah McNicholas

BVSc MRCVS

Kiri Brown

Kiri Brown

MRCVS BVM&S

With a special interest in Felines.

Jenny Leckenby

Jenny Leckenby

BVM&S MRCVS

Aiming to complete the accredited acupuncture foundation course early next year

Sarah Woodward

Sarah Woodward

BVetMed MRCVS General Practice

Mel McPherson

Mel McPherson

BSc (hons) BVM&S MRCVS

With a special interest in all types of pets from hamsters to Labradors including back yard chickens'

Emma Coles

Emma Coles

BVSc MRCVS

With a special interest in dentistry and rabbits.

Lucy Millard

Lucy Millard

MA VetMB

With a special interest in General Practice

Clare Glover

BSc BVetMed CertVOphthal MRCVS.

Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Rebecca Drake

BVM&S MRCVS GP Cert feline practice