Veterinary Nurse Job Positions

Springbank Vet Surgery
0151 426 8999

Meet the Springbank Veterinary Surgery Team

The friendly staff at Springbank aim to deliver the highest standards of veterinary care backed up by a personal and caring attitude dedicated to providing service of the highest standard in a sympathetic, friendly and reassuring manner.

Veterinary Surgeons

Johann Viljoen - vetJohann Viljoen - Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated as a veterinary surgeon (BVSc) in 1992 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. In 2002 I did an extra 3 year post-graduate degree, BVSc (Hons). From 1992 to 1995, I worked in Namibia as a mixed animal practitioner (small animals, cattle and horses). From 1997 I owned a successful private practice for 15 years where I realised my true passion is with small animals. I enjoy all types of surgery, difficult medical cases, ophthalmology and ultrasonography.

At home, I have a female Labrador called Nina, and my male cat named Josef is an absolute character.

I love to listen to classical music, gardening and travelling. I'm addicted to most sports, especially rugby, golf, cricket, gymnastics and Korean martial arts. I believe that the 'human-animal bond' is one of the most emotional experiences there is in life. As a veterinarian, I always endeavour to appreciate this very special bond. I joined the Medivet family as I believe they share the same values. 

Nursing Team

Victoria ElliottVictoria Jayne Elliott – Veterinary Nurse

I completed my Bachelors of Science (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and welfare from Chester University in 2010. I qualified as a Veterinary nurse in January 2014. Before joining Medivet, I worked in boarding kennels. I love my job and I enjoy caring for and seeing animals make a full recovery. At home I have a dog, a cat, 2 bearded dragons and 1 leopard gecko. I enjoy spending time with my pets, socialising, outdoor activities, such as skiing, in my free time.

Jenny Evans - SVNJenny Evans - Student Veterinary Nurse

I completed my BSc in Marine Vertebrate Zoology from Bangor University. Before joining Medivet, I nursed sea turtles in Greece as well as gaining animal care experince working in a Kennel. I truly enjoy my work with Medivet and the variation that comes with the role of veterinary nursing. I do have a dog of my own at home, my rescued cross breed who goes by the name of Patch. I look forward to meeting you and your wonderful pets at Medivet Prescot.

Gemma WilsonGemma Wilson – Student Veterinary Nurse

I am currently studying for my Level Three Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Before joining Medivet, I had a placement for two years in Warrington. I enjoy looking after patients before and after surgery. At home, I have two guinea pigs, two rabbits and four tortoises. I also own a horse and love to go horse riding in my spare time! 

Allison Robinson - PCAAlison Robinson – Patient Care Assistant 

In 2012, I graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BSc in Zoology. Before joining Medivet, I worked on a small animal farm and also worked at Chestergates Referral Hospital where I gained a lot of experience working in the veterinary industry. At home I have a beautiful border collie named Meg. Outside of work I enjoy socialising with friends and family, taking part in outdoor activities with Meg and travelling whenever possible.

Paula Hunter Paula Hunter – Patient Care Assistant

I have an NVQ Level Three in Animal Care. Before joining Medivet, I worked as a receptionist at another animal practice.  My special interests lie within theatre work and anaesthetics. I don’t have any pets at home but occasionally I foster cats. Outside of work I enjoy horse riding and eating out with friends.

Reception Team

Lorraine Williams - Client CareLorraine Williams – Client Care Assistant

I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1984. I have worked in Small Animal Practice’s for a number of years as both a Veterinary Nurse and a Receptionist. I have also worked as a Lecturer on Small Animal Care and I worked for some time at QVC – the home shopping channel!  I would like to learn more about alternative therapies in animals. At home, I have a rabbit named Bessie and a Golden Retriever named Solly. In my free time I enjoy going to the gym and socialising with my friends.