Admin Staff

avril-leesAvril Lees – Practice Manager – Avril has worked for the practice for so long we have lost count! Married to Partner Robert Lees, they have two children Sam and Anna which have grown up and left the nest.

Outside of work she enjoys watching oldest Sam eventing and spending time in London with her daughter Anna, frequently visiting the theatre. She tends to their flock of 70 ewes and enjoys exercising, walking the countryside with rescue German Shepherd Rory.

nettieJanette Frost – Accounts Manager – Janette has worked for Catley Cross for over 30 years.

Outside of work Nettie leads a very busy life looking after her Grand children. She loves walking dog Meg, socialising with friends and travelling.



leilaLeila Irving – Leila started working at Catley in June 2015, having spent the previous four years as a dental nurse. Leila works full time in the office.

In her spare time she enjoys walking her two dogs, Holly and Twinkle and riding her horse Ezzy. When not with her much loved pets Leila enjoys running and spending time with her friends and boyfriend Jake. She also enjoys travelling and has recently returned from a month travelling around Thailand.


becky-nottBecky Nott – Becky joined the Catley team in August 2016 after being a stay at home mum for 20 years. She is loving every minute of working life.

Outside of work Becky has 2 children, Lucy and Charlie.  She is passionate about horses and enjoys riding when she has time. She also enjoys walking her 2 dogs named Digger and Dumper!


Holly Steward – Holly joined the Catley Cross reception team in January 2010 but has since changed to working part time after having son Joshua in August 2016.

 She has two horses, Dimples who used to compete in 1 day events and the other Millie who was a rescue through Catley. Between family, horses and the 6 dogs she is a very busy lady and all of her free time is spent chasing after toddler Joshua!


Gail Fitzearle – Gail joined the Catley reception team in 2014 after seeking  a change in career to suit her hectic life as a mum of 2. Previously she was head veterinary nurse in another local practice so her knowledge as a nurse has made her a valuable asset to the team.

Outside of work Gail enjoys skiing, riding and the gym. Both children, Harry and Poppy, attend the local pony club and regularly compete at local shows and jumping competitions.


Rose Northcott – Rose has worked at Catley Cross Vets since June 2015 and she says it was the best decision she ever made! She’s always worked with people and thoroughly enjoyed it, so to work front of house in reception combining her love of animals with enjoying working with people means she has the perfect job! Rose feels that it’s so rewarding to get to know the lovely clients and their wonderful pets, to share in their journeys, good and bad, and build relationships with them.

She has her own selection of animals; a dog, five cats, two horses, four chickens and a duck. So when she’s not working she’s busy with her animals; caring for them or riding her horse Dermot. Rose is currently on maternity leave after giving birth to a very beautiful little boy Edward.

Kayleigh Addison – Kayleigh started at Catley in June 2017 and can be found on the front desk in reception in the afternoons. She loves meeting all the animals and their owners coming in for appointments, a slight change to her previous job as a police officer!

Outside of work Kayleigh lives with her husband Dave and cat Minnie and enjoys watching films and horse riding.


Annabelle Last – Annabelle also started work at Catley in June 2017 and loves working at Catley because it is like having a second family and she gets her fix of dogs on a daily basis.

Outside of work Annie loves travelling, socialising and skiing and walking her dog Cassie.



Lynne Evans – Lynne was originally employed by Robert and Avril at their then Sudbury surgery, Taylor and Lees over 20 years ago and stayed there from 1997 to 2017 and was pleased to join them again at Catley in October 2017. She enjoys the variety of work  and the team and clients have made her feel very welcome.

Outside of work she has a ‘doggy share’ in 15 year old Fergus who frequently comes to work with Lynne and can be found in his basket by her desk.

Her other interests include travelling, music, swimming, cooking and socialising with family and friends. Lynne and her husband are also about to start building a house.