Nicola Lakeman

Nutrition Manager


IVC Evidensia

Nicola worked as the Head Medical Nurse at Plymouth Veterinary Group for 20years and has now become the Nutrition Manager for IVC Evidensia. Nicola graduated from Hartpury College with an honours degree in Equine Science and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2002. Nicola has written for many veterinary publications and textbooks and is the editor of Aspinall’s Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing. Nicola is Consultant Editor for The Veterinary Nurse. Nicola has recently gained a Master’s degree in Advanced Veterinary Nursing with Glasgow University

Dr Ian Wright

Veterinary Surgeon


The Mount Vet Practice

Ian is a practising Veterinary surgeon and co-owner of the Mount Veterinary Practice in Fleetwood. He has a Master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology, is head of the European Scientific Counsel of Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) UK & Ireland and guideline director for ESCCAP Europe. Ian has over 100 published peer reviewed articles and papers, and is an editorial board member for the Companion animal and Vet CPD journals. He continues to carry out research in practice including work on intestinal nematodes and ticks.

Nathalie Dowgray, BVSc, MRCVS, MANZCVS (feline), PGDiP IAWEL, PhD

RCVS advanced Practitioner in Feline Medicine


Nathalie graduated from Massey University, New Zealand in 2002. In 2012 she became a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Feline Medicine. Nathalie is a RCVS advanced Practitioner in Feline Medicine and she also has a diploma in international animal welfare ethics and law from Edinburgh University and a PhD in feline ageing from the University of Liverpool. Nathalie established the Feline Healthy Ageing Clinic in association with Royal Canin and continues with work part time as a post-doctoral researcher for the clinic, in addition to being head of the international society of feline medicine (ISFM).

Sarah Ramsden

Deputy Head Nurse


Vets4Pets Leeds Birstall

Sarah Ramsden RVN (pending NCert Dent). I am a Deputy Head Nurse in a busy 24-hour hospital, prior to this was a Head Nurse in a busy clinic. I have been in practice for nearly 7 years and have been qualified for 4 years having obtained the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Since qualifying I have been actively learning about companion animal dentistry and have completed the Certificate in Dentistry for Veterinary Nurses through Improve International and I am part way through an Advanced Nursing Certificate in Dentistry via Myerscough. My passion for companion animal dentistry has seen me create my own online CPD for veterinary nurses focusing on the practical and legal aspects of what we are allowed to do in regards to dentistry following Schedule 3 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act. I am also the face behind ‘The Dental RVN’ on social media.

Georgie Hollis


Georgie Hollis BSc is an independent specialist in wound management and dressing technologies. She has lectured widely, both nationally and internationally across equine and small animal disciplines and has authored many peer reviewed articles across the UK and beyond. 

Georgie's day to day role is focused on running the Veterinary Wound Library (www.vetwoundlibrary.com) and coordinating her team of Bandaging Angels. 
This site provides a resource for members to access specialist telemedicine support and further education in wound management. 

Georgie also heads up her team of ‘Bandaging Angels’ who deliver tailored in house CPD to help practices refine their dressing selection and overcome their bandaging demons. 

Georgie regularly lectures to veterinary professionals at both national and international events across a range of species. These have included BSAVA, BVNA, BEVA, ISFM, Vets South & Vets North and E-Vet Congresses, to name just a few! She has also contributed to a list of veterinary publications, including The Veterinary Nurse & Companion Animal titles. Her knowledge is supported by an array of internationally recognised specialists who she works with to ensure the best advice and evidence based techniques are shared through her work.