Claire Wilson RVN, CVLM(HR)

Claire has been working in veterinary practice for nearly thirty years. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1995 and has worked in a number of practices throughout the Nottingham and Derbyshire area picking up good ideas for best practice along the way. She started at Derwent Valley Vets on day one in June 2016.

Claire, her husband and her two daughters share a house with 2 German Shepherds “Teddy”, a Schipperke and ‘Tilly’ and ‘Harper’ the Australian Shepherds. She is a Kennel Club registered breeder of German Shepherds and her own line of dogs have been very successful in the show ring. She is passionate about responsible breeding and the person to ask about anything to do with health testing prior to getting bitches into pup. As well as showing her German Shepherds Claire also shows Teddy, both in the UK and on the continent. Teddy has, at the very young age of a year, obtained the Kennel Club status of champion in the UK and Ireland.  Keep an eye out for both of them at Crufts.

Claire is a one of our veterinary nurse clinical coaches helping to progress the profession by training the Qualified Veterinary Nurses of tomorrow. She has a special interest in the topics of dental care and nutrition and runs our weight clinics with amazing results.

Louise Stanger RVN

Louise has been a nurse in veterinary practice for 19 years. Prior to coming to Derwent Valley Vets when we opened in 2016 she had worked first in private practice and then for 12 years for the PDSA where she met Rebecka and Claire.

Louise is dog crazy! She has a very fit and athletic Vizla with whom she competes at agility, does gundog training and runs in the relatively new sport of canicross. She has recently added little “Figgy”, a working cocker spaniel to her pack and he is settling in well. All her dogs come to work with her and she can often be seen with them walking along the banks of the Derwent before and after work.

Louise has a Diploma in Canine Massage Therapy and runs sessions offering Galen massage at the practice. Her healing hands are ideal for animals who have had an injury or who are starting to suffer with aches and pains. She is passionate about inpatient care and is an excellent theatre nurse