Our Team

Our Team

Our dedicated and enthusiastic team are truly passionate about the jobs they do and are committed to providing the highest standards of veterinary care with compassion and empathy. Our staff come to work because they love what they do and we believe this positive energy transfers to our patients and their owners. Our happy, close-knit team help create a calm friendly environment putting your pet at ease from the moment they step foot in our building until they bound back out again.

Jenny Heath BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS
Founder, Director and Veterinary Surgeon

Jenny grew up in Worthing and after spending five years at the Royal Veterinary College in London, decided to return to West Sussex to practice as a veterinary surgeon.

Jenny is currently completing the Advanced Practitioner certificate in Diagnostic Imaging and has a particular interest in advanced abdominal ultrasound and heart scans. You will also find her on the list of Fear Free Certified Professionals working not only to look out for your pets physical health but also their emotional wellbeing.

Jenny shares her home with her bouncy young Golden Retriever called Frisbee!
Natalie Pink RVN NCert (Anaesth)
Registered Veterinary Nurse

A true local, Natalie grew up in Pagham and has lived and worked in the local area ever since!

Natalie has a certificate in Anaesthesia and is an ISFM certified Cat-Friendly Veterinary Professional.

She shares her life with a range of creatures, including little Huckleberry the sausage, four cats- Bear, Bean, Boodley and Betty, Stavros the tortoise and Jiggy the horse.
Gayle Bardgett
Founder, Director and Practice Manager

Since graduating from University in 2003, Gayle has worked in a variety of roles, from being a photographer to working in maritime anti-piracy, but found the job she loves most when she started as a Veterinary Practice Manager in 2017.

Growing up Gayle had many different pets including dogs, cats, rabbits and even a goat called Billy!
Meg Sennitt RVN CertVNECC
Registered Veterinary Nurse

Meg is another local girl who grew up in Bognor Regis and, after leaving university, she has returned to work in the area as a veterinary nurse.

Meg has a certificate in Emergency and Critical Care and is an ISFM certified Cat-Friendly Veterinary Professional. She has a terrier, Sandy, who she rescued a few years ago and two guinea pigs called Maurice and King Julian!
Sue Harris
Veterinary Receptionist

Sue is local to the area and has worked in the veterinary industry for the past few years. She always has a smile on her face and is great with humans and animals of all kinds.

A font of knowledge, Sue has a variety of pets at home including, four dogs: Mia, Bella, Ava and Lola, Misty the Chinchilla and three tortoises: Gertie, Steve McQueen and Cary Grant!
Holly Sutton BVMSci MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

Holly grew up in the New Forest and after studying at veterinary school in Surrey she has decided she couldn’t be away from the sea any longer and has settled on the South Coast.

A real people person Holly is an advocate for improving mental and physical health. Holly also runs a business – Vetfit, aimed at improving mental and physical health in the veterinary profession through exercise, social support and evidence-based management solutions.

Holly has recently been joined by excitable little spaniel puppy Neville.
Charlotte Gray PgCert EM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

After graduating from the Royal Veterinary College, London, Charlotte started her veterinary career in Dubai. However, luckily for us she chose to leave the sun and sand of Dubai for the green countryside of the South Downs and will be a familiar face to many of you- having worked in West Sussex for the past 7 years.

Charlotte brings with her a wealth of experience in both medicine and surgery and has an Advanced Practitioner certificate in Emergency and Critical Care.

Living locally, she shares her home with her lovable little spaniel Bonnie, and her two Persian cats Jimmy and Duchess.
Amie Van der Hut RVN NCert (ECC)
Registered Veterinary Nurse

Amie grew up in Chichester and prior to becoming a veterinary nurse she volunteered at the Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre in Sidlesham. Whilst working at the centre Amie rescued two cats of her own, Lightening and Storm!

Amie has a certificate in Emergency and Critical Care and is an ISFM certified Cat-Friendly Veterinary Professional.
Aimee Dubben RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse

Aimee grew up in Bognor Regis and before becoming a veterinary nurse she worked as a dog groomer.

She has two guinea pigs, Charlie and Lucas-Too and although she currently doesn’t have a dog of her own, Aimee is a trusted dog sitter and has usually got extra canine house guests!

Aimee is an ISFM certified Cat-Friendly Veterinary Professional.
Tilly Brooks
Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Tilly loves animals in all shapes and sizes, whether with fur, feathers or scales, and has worked with animals ever since she left school!

She shares her home with a Labrador called Margo and has a horse called Inca who keeps her busy.

An absolute asset in all areas of the practice, we find it hard to understand how any clinic could operate without a Tilly!
Sue Howling
Animal Nursing Assistant

Sue has worked in the veterinary industry for many years and will be a familiar face to many of you.

Sharing her home with five dogs, there isn’t much she hasn’t experienced when it comes to pet ownership, so she is great for a bit of advice and loves an excuse for a chat!

Sue is a very experienced breeder and can answer all of your puppy or breeding related questions. She also has a horse named Jiggy, who is always getting into mischief and keeps her busy in her spare time!
Richard Edwards MSc MA VetMB MRCVS
Visiting Veterinary Surgeon

Richard has worked as a veterinary surgeon in West Sussex for the last 32 years. He brings to Huckleberries a wealth of knowledge and a keen interest in all creatures exotic!

Living locally with his menagerie, which includes many dogs, cats, horses, goats and peacocks, he will be a familiar face to many of you!

Anna Holden
Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Anna joined the Huckleberry team in July 2022. Working in all areas of the practice Anna can often be seen with a smile on her face and a mop in her hand… she keeps a tidy ship! 

Having worked with many of us at a previous practice Anna has slotted right back in and is an asset to have with us! 

She shares her home with 3 labradors, 2 Springer Spaniels and 2 very naughty Jack Russell’s along with her horse, Magic who is now 30 years old. 

Lisa Robinson RVN PGC A Phys N AVP Visiting Veterinary Physiotherapist Lisa is a Registered Veterinary Nurse and Physiotherapist. She is passionate about rehabilitation, and often works alongside the surgical team to speed recovery and maximise the benefits of orthopaedic surgery. But it’s not all surgical, Lisa’s skills include developing the fitness of sporting dogs and increasing mobility and reducing discomfort for injured and elderly patients.
You can read more about her work here www.physiotherapets.me.uk .
Lisa predominately works in Fontwell at  www.121hydrotherapy.co.uk but Huckleberry patients will have the benefit of being able to see Lisa in a comfortable room here at the clinic.

Huckleberry Sausage Pants

Huckleberry has been in practice since he was 8 weeks old and was an integral part of the opening of Huckleberry Vets. 

As chief foreman he oversaw the build and did much of the product testing before opening. He confirmed floors were waterproof and beds were comfy!

These days he spends most of his time giving cuddles and strutting about the place making sure nobody ignores him!