Veterinary Nurses

Samantha Payne

Samantha Payne – Head Nurse

Samantha is originally from Surrey, qualified in 2009 after doing a Nursing degree and NVQ. She moved to Beaumont from the Blue Cross Animal Hospital in Victoria where she picked up many interests and experiences which she hopes to bring to Beaumont.

Her interests in practice are nursing exotic species and theatre practice. She has a cat who she hand reared from two days old when he was brought into the Blue Cross. Samantha also has a dog, Skye, who was hand-reared by the nurses at Beaumont when her mother was lost during an emergency caesarian.

In her spare time she enjoys being in the garden and relaxing with a good film.

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Dominique Calton – Deputy Head Nurse

Dominique qualified as a veterinary nurse in August 2015. She is originally from Norfolk and moved to the area about 7 years ago to complete her Riding Instructor qualification.

Dominique’s main interest is caring for animals and she always took a keen interest in any vet visits to the yard, so decided to take the step into vet nursing.

In her spare time Dominique enjoys riding, wakeboarding, going for long walks and spending time with her two cats, Cosmo and Bliss.


Victoria Mulvany – Registered Veterinary Nurse (Maternity Leave)

I joined the team here at Beaumont, having worked three and a half years at a different veterinary practice. I recently qualified as a registered veterinary nurse. Prior to vet nursing I completed a BSc (hons) degree in equine science and worked with horses for many years.

I have two rescue dogs, Teddy and Badger and an ex-racehorse named Bertie.

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Alice Higson – Student Veterinary Nurse

Alice is a Student Veterinary Nurse here at Beaumont which is her first mixed animal practice. Before starting here, Alice worked at the Oxford Cat Clinic for three years as a cattery assistant which made her even more of a crazy cat lady.

Alice has three cats; Marley and Ava who are brother and sister and Tyler who is the older brother. She also has two albino guinea-pigs called Ginny and Luna. In her spare time she enjoys photography, being with friends and family and spending time with all her cats and her two greedy pigs.


Jade Douglas – Auxillary Nurse

I have worked at Beaumont for 8 years, mainly based at the Headington branch. I enjoy nurse clinics and getting to know the clients as well as the pets!

I have my own little rescue menagerie including an english bull terrier, a deaf cat, 2 chickens and 2 guinea pigs.


Alix Robertson – Student Veterinary Nurse

Alix was born in Newcastle and developed a passion for horses from an early age. She moved away from Newcastle to start a career in Horse Racing whilst studying her NVQ in Horse Care

Alix has worked for various racing stables prior to starting her role at Beaumont Vets. Alix has her own ex-racehorse, Paddy, but also loves other animals. She has kept many pets in the past such as dogs, cats, mice, hamsters and rabbits.

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Alessandra Paleari – Student Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I am Ale a new trainee Vet Nurse arrived straight from Italy’s hot weather. There, I left my fluffy lazy persian, Micio and my sweet dog Olly who are well looked after by my family.

I volunteered at the clinic few months before started working and I’ve been a dog walker of two majestic Hungarian Vizslas. I have always loved animals since childhood, after school I thought I would have liked to become a lawyer so I attended the first year at a Law Uni in Milan but It didn’t meet my expectations while I immediately  found my fulfilment here at Beaumont. Sadly not having my pets here in Oxford, I wouldn’t want any other job.. always surrounded by your beloved, I’m happy to take care, cuddle, and look after them as if they were my own.


Katie Vokes – Student Veterinary Nurse

Before working at Beaumont Katie was a student at Tiggy Winkles wildlife hospital where she got the pleasure of working with all British wildlife.

Before Tiggys Katie travelled to Fiji where she lived in a remote village and volunteered in their cat and dog rescue. Katie says it was hard not to take them all home with her!

Katie has a few pets at home: two dogs (M and Meg), a cat called Billy, a rabbit Dotty, two tortoises (Dizzy and Doodle) and finally a gerbil named Dala.

Megan Coyle

Megan Coyle – Student Veterinary Nurse

I joined Beaumont in November 2016 and this is my first veterinary based job. I have wanted to be a veterinary nurse since I was a child so this is a dream come true for me. I have 2 cats, Paolo and Archie, and a Golden Retriever called Luca. They are all rather mischievous and like to work together as a team to do naughty things! In my free time I do a lot of reading and take Luca on very long walks. I also like to travel and meet new people. I am very interested in the care of cats and I am always up for trying something new as learning new things is always fun.

Natalie Smith

Natalie Smith – Veterinary Nurse

I first started working in a veterinary practice in 2013 as a veterinary nursing assistant and went on to start my nursing training in 2014. I have a few pets myself including two Jack Russell Terriers, lizards, snakes and a tarantula. I am interested in exotics and spend my free time walking my dogs.