When visiting us here at Tyrrells you will be greeted by one of our experienced office and nursing team who are here to ensure the smooth day to day running of the practice. As they are all horse owners themselves, they are on hand to help with any of our clients’ queries.
Annie Tompson BSc (Hons) Equine Studies, BHSAI
Annie joined the team as veterinary nurse in 2012 became practice manager 2018 after completing her ILM qualifications. In addition to helping out our nursing team Annie now works closely with Tina in the office managing the day to day running of the practice and making sure everything runs smoothly. She studied at Writtle College in Essex where she obtained her degree before later going on to achieve her BHS qualifications whilst working in a variety of equine establishments. Annie enjoys ownership of a rising 4yo Connemara pony, Charlie, who she hopes to have out competing in the future however the star of the show is her 12yo border terrier Gracie, who can often be found in the office keeping everyone in check!
Maggie Chapman BTEC Level 3 Horse Management Extended Diploma
Equine Veterinary Nurse
As head of our nursing team Maggie works closely with our veterinary surgeons both in the clinic and when out visiting horses on the yard, assisting and overseeing all types of veterinary procedures. Maggie is also responsible for keeping our pharmacy fully stocked and maintained with everything our vets might need. She began working at Tyrrells in 2014 and is now in the final stages of completing her veterinary nursing training to become a registered equine veterinary nurse in 2022. Previously she studied a BTEC Level 3 in Horse Management going on to work at North Brook End Stud gaining experience in all aspects of breeding and young stock management. Maggie owns a sports horse mare Clarissa who she is producing to event and springer spaniel Freddie who is currently learning to be a gun dog.
Laura Pratt BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy
Assistant Equine Veterinary Nurse
In addition to Maggie, we also have Laura on hand to assist our veterinary surgeons during clinical procedures and ensuring that our diagnostic and surgical equipment is always clean, charged and prepared for use. She is also responsible for assisting the veterinary surgeons with diagnostic imaging such as radiography, ultrasonography and gastroscopy when required. After moving to the area Laura started working at Tyrrells in 2019 having completed a BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2018. In addition to competing her horse Arthur at BE100 level, Laura dabbles in a bit of hiking and rock climbing, disappearing off to the mountains whenever there is an opportunity.
Tina Pankhurst MBA, BA (Hons)
Tina is the main voice you will hear when you call the office here at Tyrrells as she handles all our client’s enquiries from scheduling appointments to handling emergencies. Tina joined the team in 2017 bringing with her a wealth of experience in veterinary administration having previously worked at Cambridge University Veterinary Hospital and completing a certificate in Veterinary Practice Management. Tina and her mare Phoebe enjoy hacking with her daughter Ellie and her ex-racehorse Wizard who they are producing to event.
Shirley Swanson BA (Hons)
Shirley joined the practice in 2011 having previously worked in a variety of management roles. Her main responsibilities involve handling insurance claims and liaising with insurance companies on behalf of our clients. Additionally, she has the sometimes arduous task of keeping our fleet of vehicles on the road so our vets can continue to make it to their visits. She has her own TB x Arab gelding Harry and together they enjoy all riding club activities but particularly team endurance competitions. Outside of work when Shirley is not riding or volunteering for Cambridge and District Riding club, Shirley can be found out competing in local triathlons and races!
Susan began working at Tyrrells in 2008, she brings with her an excellent combination of horse knowledge and experience in the administrative side of the veterinary industry. With a background in accounting, Susan takes responsibility for the day to day management of our client’s accounts and aids in the practices financial decision making. Susan has owned a variety of horses and some 11 dogs over the years, she currently has a hunter mare called Pride who she enjoys hacking and exploring the countryside with.
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