Administration Team

Partners

Vet Team

Nursing Team

Holly Charlton BSc - Group Operations Director

I am the Practice Manager for all three of our branches. I qualified as an Event Manager from Portsmouth University in 2005 with First Class Honours and after a variety of other jobs worked for the British Small Animal Veterinary Association organising the exhibition at the annual BSAVA Congress which many of the team have attended over the years. I bring a variety of skills, lots of enthusiasm and an extensive background knowledge of the veterinary industry to the role of Practice Manager.

I work alongside the team to ensure we enhance the quality of your pet’s life. In my spare time, and around any major rugby matches, my partner and I are converting a Welsh Chapel into a home for us.

Penny - Clinical Administrator

Although a fully trained Veterinary Nurse, I spend most of my time as the  Administrator for all pet insurance claims and our Pet Health Club. I enjoy showing our clients ways to save money and time with our brilliant Health Plans.

Outside of work, my pony Owen takes almost all my spare time and I enjoy going on fun-rides all over the South West with friends or just riding in my local woods.

Judi - Reception Manager

I have been a client of Watkins and Tasker Vets since 2001 and joined the Reception team in January 2018. I have previously worked in administration for over 20 years and have brought lots of skills to my role as Reception Manager. I work at the Portishead and Yatton branches and love meeting the clients and their lovely pets. I have been known to try various sports including parachuting, horse archery and scuba. I married Nick in 1999, during an underwater ceremony. We share our time with our two ginger cats Paddy and Sam, our dog, Topsy, and our gorgeous spotty horse Dustin.

Kat - Receptionist

I joined the team in October 2016 and spent my first six months at the Portishead Practice but I now split by time between the Nailsea and Portishead branches.  Taking on the role of Veterinary Receptionist was a bit of a career change, as I worked in Pensions for eleven years previously.  I love working with animals and especially enjoy all the cuddles with the lovely pets who visit.  In my spare time, I enjoy going for long walks through the countryside with my Lurcher, Kacie, or being snuggled up at home with my two cats, Bella and Simba.  I love spending time my with family and friends and keeping fit.

Lily - Receptionist

I have worked as a Receptionist since 2015, welcoming clients and their pets to the Yatton and Portishead branches. I achieved a triple distinction star (D*D*D*) on a course called; Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management. I am more than happy to help clients in any way I can including offering support when it comes to saying farewell to a beloved pet. In my spare time I love walking on the beaches in Cornwall.

My hobbies involve; playing the clarinet, swimming and the occasional horse riding session with my friends. I enjoy spending time with my two pets - my cat, Jazz, and my Chihuahua, Bertie.

Amie - Receptionist

I have worked as Veterinary Receptionist for Watkins and Tasker Vets since July 2017. Prior to this role I worked in insurance and I very much enjoyed the customer focused aspect of the job. I am looking forward to working with a new team, having the chance to build on my customer experience and help to ensure our clients and patients have excellent service.

Outside of work, I am a mum to two beautiful young daughters, who keep me on my toes. I love to spend time with my friends and I have a keen interest in exercise, including weight training and cycling.

Leigh - Practice Administrator

I have worked at the Practice behind the scenes since 2000, trying to keep the finances in order but occasionally I do escape to Reception to have a chat with the clients.  Outside of work, I keep myself busy with my two dogs: Rosie, my sensitive English Pointer and Alfie, my scruffy terrier.

I also hate having my picture taken so Bert is modelling for me instead!

Michelle - Accounts Administrator

I have worked for Watkins and Tasker Veterinary Group since December 2017.  I job share with my colleague Leigh, dealing with the accounts and finances.  I have always worked in accounts and joined here after having my two children.  I also have a tortoiseshell cat called Jessie who loves attention, especially from the children. In my spare time, I enjoy going to the gym, baking cakes and socialising with my family and friends.

Claire - Receptionist

I have been working at Watkins and Tasker since 2012. I have always had a passion for animals, and find working with the patients and owners is one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had.

In my spare time I enjoy horse riding, walking my dog and spending time with my family.

Trudi - Receptionist

Having been a client of Watkins and Tasker Vets since 2009, I felt very lucky to join the team as a Receptions at the Nailsea Practice in August 2015.  Learning about life in a veterinary Practice was a change from my previous banking and retail careers and I enjoy meeting both our clients and patients alike. I have a cat, Twiglet and in my spare time I enjoy photography, walking and spending time in the garden.

Rebecca (Bex) - Receptionist

Since July 2017, I have worked as Veterinary Receptionist for Watkins and Tasker Vets. I worked with animals for a few years and after a short break I am looking forward to assisting our clients and their gorgeous pets. Outside of work, I enjoy fitness and challenge myself with competitions such as Tough Mudder. Sadly, I do not currently have any pets of my own after losing my beautiful dogs Sassy and Bruno, so I volunteer at a local animal sanctuary and take every opportunity to walk or pet sit for friends and families.

Ashleigh - Receptionist

Since June 2018, I have been working across all three branches of Watkins and Tasker Vets. I grew up in North Somerset and enjoy being back home, after spending three years in North Wales studying Medical Science. I am looking forward to continuing to meet all the lovely clients and their pets. I have pursued my childhood dream and have gained a place at Bristol University to study Veterinary Medicine starting in September 2019 – which means I will be seeing you all as Receptionist and a Trainee Vet Student. Outside of work, I enjoy walking with my Golden Retriever, Jenson and  Chihuahua, Bobbi especially in Cornwall and going horse riding.

I am the Practice Manager for all three of our branches. I qualified as an Event Manager from Portsmouth University in 2005 with First Class Honours and after a variety of other jobs worked for the British Small Animal Veterinary Association organising the exhibition at the annual BSAVA Congress which many of the team have attended over the years. I bring a variety of skills, lots of enthusiasm and an extensive background knowledge of the veterinary industry to the role of Practice Manager.

Although a fully trained Veterinary Nurse, I spend most of my time as the  Administrator for all pet insurance claims and our Pet Health Club. I enjoy showing our clients ways to save money and time with our brilliant Health Plans.

I have worked as a Receptionist since 2015, welcoming clients and their pets to the Yatton and Portishead branches. I achieved a triple distinction star (D*D*D*) on a course called; Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management. I am more than happy to help clients in any way I can including offering support when it comes to saying farewell to a beloved pet. In my spare time I love walking on the beaches in Cornwall.

I have worked at the Practice behind the scenes since 2000, trying to keep the finances in order but occasionally I do escape to Reception to have a chat with the clients.  Outside of work, I keep myself busy with my two dogs: Rosie, my sensitive English Pointer and Alfie, my scruffy terrier.

I have been working at Watkins and Tasker since 2012. I have always had a passion for animals, and find working with the patients and owners is one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had.