Reception Staff

Penny Adams
Head Receptionist > Beccles
Penny joined the practice in June 2008 after a long career break and took on the role of Head Receptionist in 2012. She lives in Lowestoft and enjoys walking her three Terriers in the local woods or on the beach.
Sarah Manship
Receptionist > Beccles
Sarah started full time work at the Beccles Practice in 1991 when it was known as James, Bardsley and Hope. After a break to raise her family, she is back working full time in Reception. In her spare time Sarah enjoys holidays and time with her children.
Lisa Potter
Receptionist > Beccles
Lisa studied Equine Management at Otley College of Agricutlure and Horticulture and qualified as a British Horse Society Instructor in 1994. Lisa started work as a full time receptionist at Three Rivers in 2002 but more recently has worked part time in order to bring up her young family. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding and running.
Karen Short
Receptionist > Beccles
Karen started work part time at the Loddon practice in 1997 and joined us full time in 1998. She has worked here since and is very experienced in reception. Karen also deals with ordering and stock control and general clerical duties. Outside working hours Karen enjoys holidaying with husband Keith and their dog Ellie in Scotland.
Lynn Plane
Receptionist > Loddon
Lynn has been with Three Rivers in Loddon since 1993 when they bought the practice from the previous vet who she also worked for as a receptionist. After all this time she knows the clients and pets very well! In her spare time Lynn enjoys long distance walking, swimming and baking.
Jane Aarons
Receptionist > Loddon
Jane has worked for Three Rivers since 2005 and enjoys working with all animals. She has trained in the equestrian profession as a Riding Instructor/Groom and competes with her own horse “Woody”. She also has two dogs and loves to walk them in the local countryside.
Sue Collins
Receptionist > Poringland
Sue has worked at the Poringland surgery as a Receptionist since March 2003. She has three tabby cats, Tibbs, Betty and Boris. In her spare time Sue loves gardening, visiting other people’s gardens, National Trust gardens and basically anything to do with gardening! She also enjoys spending time with the grandchildren and going for long walks on the coast.
Jackie Aarons
Receptionist > Poringland
Jackie has worked part time for Three Rivers since 2005. When she is not at the Vets she works in the equestrian profession in areas of Stable Management and Riding Tuition. She has her own horse, cats and dogs and is very interested in all aspects of poultry and keeps her own hens.
Brenda Skoulding
Receptionist > Kessingland
Brenda has been a Receptionist at Three Rivers since November 2000 having previously worked in banking. She has spent time at our Beccles, Poringland and Loddon branches before settling at Kessingland. She has two dogs, Millie and Dilly who both love coming to work with from time to time!
Julie Shore
Receptionist > Kessingland
Julie has worked at Kessingland as a Receptionist since 2000 and also works some Saturdays at the Loddon Surgery. She enjoys her job very much and relishes the fact that no two days are the same! In her spare time she enjoys walking her Labrador Alfie who also comes to work with her. Her hobbies are cooking, walking and having fun with her grandchildren.
Mandy Grimmer
Receptionist > Kessingland
Mandy joined Three Rivers in 1991 intially working at our Beccles Surgery, moving to the Kessingland branch when it opened. Outside work she enjoys family holidays and walking.
Celia Fitzgerald
Receptionist > Beccles & Kessingland
Celia joined Three Rivers in December 2012 following a career with the RSPCA. Her previous experience working with animals has helped her carry out her duties as a Receptionist at the Beccles and Kessingland practices.
Dawn Gladwell
Receptionist > Norwich & Poringland
Dawn joined the practice in 2013 as a Receptionist and is based mainly at the Norwich and Poringland practices. She has a young mischievous puppy who will shortly be embarking on Puppy Training classes in the near future! In her spare time she enjoys a variety of keep-fit classes.
Marta Kowalska
Head Receptionist > Hall Road, Norwich
Marta graduated in Zoology from Anglia Ruskin University in 2010 and has been working at the Hall Road Surgery since 2011. She enjoys walking her dog Roxy, climbing and Volleyball.
Sara Taylor
Sara started work at Three Rivers in 2012 after moving back to Norwich with her family. She has always had a keen interest in animals from a young age and has done lots of voluntary work with various animal charities and has a Diploma in Animal Management and Canine Studies. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and taking her Collie “Polly” to the beach.
Chris Collison
Chris started work at Three Rivers in August 2012. Prior to this he was the Manager of a local dairy farm having worked in the farming industry since leaving school. He is interested in sport, regularly playing football, golf and cricket. Other interests include computer games and photography.