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Catton
01603 426 310

Meet the Medivet Catton Team

Medivet Catton is managed by Senior Partner and Veterinary Surgeon, Jeff Langberg. He is assisted by a team of vets, nurses and receptionists.

The staff at Catton aim to deliver the highest standards of veterinary care with a personal and caring attitude. We remain dedicated to providing services of the highest standards in a sympathetic, friendly and reassuring.

Veterinary Surgeons

Jeff LangbergJeff Langberg – Senior Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from Onderstepoort, Pretoria, South Africa in 1986, having previously studied Zoology at the University of Cape Town. I came over to the UK soon after graduating, and worked in Colchester until 1991, when I moved to Norwich and bought Catton Veterinary clinic in 1992. I developed an interest in dermatology and internal medicine, and spent the next 10 years equipping the practice to a high standard. In 2002, I joined Medivet as a senior partner, and at the same time, purchased Thorpe Veterinary Clinic, and brought it into the group. My responsibilities in Medivet include drug purchasing, clinical work at Catton, and overseeing the Norwich, Huntingdon, NW Norfolk and Long Sutton practices. My pets include 3 dogs and 3 cats.

Hanneke KrugerHanneke Kruger – Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

Shelagh TubbyShelagh Tubby  Veterinary Surgeon

I am an experienced veterinary surgeon with a good rapport with both dogs and cats. I enjoy being able to make my patients comfortable and at ease during their visits and consultations. I specialise in surgery and have a particular interest in animal dentistry. I also enjoy treating older animals especially, balancing the myriad of niggles with different body systems (e.g. ageing joints, senses, kidneys, heart), to ensure the best possible quality of life. I look forward to meeting you and your pet in practice.

Katherine AldhamKatherine Aldham – Veterinary Surgeon 

I qualified as a MRCVS in 2012 from the Royal Veterinary College. Before joining Medivet, I worked at a mixed practice in Suffolk and also had an internship at an equine referral hospital for a year. I am particularly interested in internal medicine. At home, I have a dog called Teddy. In my spare time, I enjoy long dog walks and skiing. 

female silhouetteSara Velverde – Resident Veterinary Surgeon

I achieved my Master's degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2014 at University of Evora (Portugal). Before joining Medivet, I worked as a Veterinary Surgeon in the Veterinary Hospital at University of Evora during 2015. My special interests lie within internal medicine, image, dermatology, welfare and behaviour. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, travelling, playing sports and dog training

Nursing Team

Sam LeeksSam Leeks – Head Veterinary Nurse

I have been working at Catton since 2004 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse last year. Since working here I have enjoyed doing puppy parties, weight clinics and dental checks. I am really interested in dog and cat behaviour.

Laura SmithsonLaura Smithson – Student Veterinary Nurse

I joined Medivet in 2012 and started my Veterinary Nurse training in 2014. At home, I have a naughty Bichon Frise called Barney and a Labrador called Fliss- who's the best dog in the world! I also have 2 cats, Mr. Tigs and Mildred. I have a keen interest in radiography and would be happy taking x-rays all day!

Danielle VennardDanielle Vennard – Patient Care Assistant 

I gained a Level 3 National Diploma in Animal Management and also gained a Level 3 Work Board Diploma in Zoo Management. Before joining Medivet, I worked in various boarding and rescue kennels, and also worked as an apprentice zoo keeper. I love to help animals and cannot wait to progress in my career and help them further! At home, I have a two and a half year old blue Staffordshire bull terrier called Loki. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my dog and socialising him as he is not too fond of other dogs. I am very sociable and enjoy going out with my friends. 

Daisy Smith - PCADaisy Smith – Patient Care Assistant

I began working at Catton in April 2015. Before joining Medivet, I received my diploma in Equine Management. I am looking forward to starting college to begin my training as a Student Veterinary Nurse. At home, I have 2 horses, 3 dogs and 4 cats of my own. In my free time, I enjoy horse riding.

female silhouetteKayleigh Earl – Patient Care Assistant 

I joined Medivet in January 2014. Before working at Medivet I studied a National Diploma in Animal Management at Easton College. I went on to work as a veterinary receptionist. I am now looking forward to completing my veterinary nurse training. At home I have 3 dogs, a rabbit and a horse. In my spare time I enjoy taking the dogs to agility and horse riding. 

Zara BondZara Bond – Patient Care Assistant

I have a National Diploma in Horse Management and hold a HND in Equine Science. I am currently studying for my Veterinary Support Assistant Diploma, Level Three. Before joining Medivet, I have worked in various jobs including restaurants and care homes, working for Redwings Horse Sanctuary, and working as a Veterinary Assistant for an animal sanctuary. I have many pets; two horses (Beanie and Pumpkin), two dogs, a Lurcher called Zeus, a lab called Mr Darcy, a rat called Derek, a tortoise called Frank, a Ferret called Brad and I have a guinea pig rescue centre, in which I currently have 25 guinea pigs! Outside of work, I love walking my dogs and exercising my horses.

Reception Team

Sue MooneySue Mooney  Head Client Care Assistant

I am Head Receptionist at Catton. I have been employed at Catton since June 1988. I enjoy working with people and being part of a team. In my spare time I enjoy working and relaxing in my garden.

Marie BurrMarie Burr  Client care Assistant

I have been a Receptionist at Catton since August 2000. I really enjoy my job as every day is different. In my spare time I like cooking, gardening and reading.

Sue PotterSue Potter – Administrator

I have worked at Catton Veterinary Clinic for 17 years. My job is to cover all the clerical needs of a busy practice and to assist Jeffrey in his duties as a main partner.

Support Team

Sam AndersonSam Anderson  Norfolk Area Manager

I am a qualified Vet Nurse, having worked in practice in Hampshire and Norfolk. After ten years I moved to into education, lecturing, training and supporting vet nurse training and managing a large team of lecturers and trainers. I have my own menagerie of pets including 2 dogs, 4 guinea pigs and my beloved Sablepot Bantams. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and gardening.