Meet the team

Introducing our

Friendly & Professional Staff

Krystina Stafford MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Krystina joined Meridian in January 2022 after returning back to her hometown in Rottingdean. She lives at home with her husband and a gang of pets including dogs, cats, horses, and chickens.

Krystina works full time and enjoys all parts of Veterinary medicine including surgery and any unusual pets!

Larissa Pozzati

Veterinary Surgeon

At the age of 4, I started applying plasters to my broken stuffed animals and running around annoying my grandmother’s cats and my auntie’s mastiff. Aged 10, after reading James Herriot, I sternly decided that I wanted to be a vet.

In 1999 I graduated from Milano University, Italy, then I worked in Italy, France and I finally moved to the UK in 2007. I like being a general practitioner, with all the weird and wonderful cases that every day make me learn something new.

I love spending some of my time off volunteering in different parts of the world: over the years I have been to Romania, Belize, Mexico, Thailand and Nepal working with stray animals and educational projects.


Jessica Upchurch MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

After a short time working as a Zoologist, Jessica qualified in 2011 from the Royal Veterinary College and joined Meridian in January 2015. Jess lives in Brighton with her husband Nick and son Teddy. She enjoys all aspects of working as a vet but particularly feline medicine and soft tissue surgery.

Having grown up in Cornwall, Jess is thrilled to be back by the sea. Jess has returned from maternity leave and works Monday and Thursday mornings, and all day on a Tuesday.

Our staff is made up of 3 vets, 7 nurses, and 3 receptionists who all care passionately about their jobs, and as a team, we aim to make every client’s visit as informative and pleasurable as possible.

Grant Divall RVN

Practice Manager


Grant is our Practice Manager. He is a qualified nurse and has worked in practice management since 2007.

He has a cat called Ernie.

Grant started with us at the end of August 2011 and is responsible for most of the management and admin work that goes with running a veterinary practice.

Fiona Attwater RVN Dip AVN

Head Veterinary Nurse


Fiona joined us in July 2007 as our Head Nurse. Fiona passed her VN exam over ten years ago. She then continued to study for an additional 3 years, whilst working full time, to gain a diploma in surgical nursing.

She has been awarded a Certificate of Distinction for a canine behaviour. Fiona is in charge of our Veterinary Nursing team.

Fiona lives in Eastbourne with her husband and son Harvey.

Amy Garbo RVN Dep

Head Veterinary Nurse

Amy joined Meridian in January 2005. She already has a National Diploma of Applied Science in Animal Management, and while working full time here also studied and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse(RVN). Amy has a certificate in Feline Behaviour and is currently enrolled on a Diploma for Feline Veterinary Nursing.

Amy now works part-time and lives in Seaford with her two children.

Victoria McCabe RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Vicki joined us in March 2012 as our Nursing assistant. She has a foundation degree in Animal Science at Plumpton College where she assisted hand-rearing Hugo the Skunk.

She attended Plumpton college for her Veterinary Nursing training from September 2013 until June 2016. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in August 2016.

Vicki has a milk snake called ‘Milky Joe’ and is currently on maternity leave after giving birth to her first child in January 2021.

Rowena Weald RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Rowena qualified as a registered nurse in 2012 and have always had a passion for animal welfare. She joined Meridian in August 2019 and volunteers with the British Hen Welfare Trust to re-home battery hens.

Rowena enjoys vegan cooking and strolling along the River Ouse with her husband and two Jack Russells, Albie and Alma.

Nerys Gregson RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Nerys joined Meridian in April 2021. Prior to this she worked at a charity vets in Brighton. Nerys qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2011 at a practice in Surrey. She then moved to Brighton in 2017 and she can’t imagine living anywhere else.

Before training as a Veterinary Nurse Nerys worked weekends whilst at school at a rescue centre for rehoming ex racing greyhounds. She lives locally with a dog, a cat, a degu and Arthur the ferret!

Imy Szabo

Veterinary Nurse

Imy started in April 2017 as a final year student veterinary nurse. She qualified in June 2018 and lives in Uckfield with her pug Tattiana who enjoys tricks for treats.

Imy is very interested in surgical nursing and enjoys training our students. She is currently on maternity leave after having her 2nd child in February 2021.

Alisha Zaloumis

Student Veterinary Nurse

Alisha has been a Plumpton student at Meridian for over 2 years as well as working with us on Saturdays.

She will start her training at Plumpton College in January 2022 to complete a 3-year course to qualify as a Veterinary Nurse. Alisha lives in Peacehaven with her collie dog called Bonnie.

Lorraine Law



Lorraine joined us in August 2012 as our Part-time receptionist and normally works Thursday and Friday.

Lorraine lives in Saltdean with her 3 children and her staffie cross dog called Maddy, who is a completely mad 6 year old rescue dog.

Lorraine runs her own dance club twice a month with music from the 40’s and 50’s.

Lyn Sherwood



Lyn joined the practice in August 2010 as our part time receptionist. You will meet her on reception most early mornings and also occasional Saturdays.

She is really interested in learning about what happens behind the scenes here at Meridian and our nurses often save microscope slides and occasional ticks or fleas for her to look at!

Suzanne Spencer



Suzanne joined Meridian in November 2019 and lives locally in Peacehaven with her husband, 3 Cocker Spaniels and a mad Cockerpoo. Suzanne finds all aspects of the veterinary industry fascinating and is eager to learn more, she loves meeting clients and their pets and having a good chat!

When not at Meridian, Suzanne likes to be creative, especially enjoying Cross Stitch embroidery, you can see many examples of her work in books by Cross-stitch designer Jane Greenoff and has also stitched for the Cross Stitch Guild magazine. She also enjoys knitting and has even made jackets for rescued battery hens!

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