Meet the team

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    Laura Simpkins

    Veterinary Surgeon

    BSc BVSc

    Laura is Meridian's latest recruit joining in October 2023. She has relocated from Surrey to Brighton to be working with us. She qualified in South Africa in January 2022 and has been working very hard and gaining a lot of experience in the UK and South Africa. Laura enjoys all aspects of being a Vet and is working with us full time.

  • Georgeana Paduraru

    Georgeana Paduaru

    Veterinary Surgeon


    Georgeana has been working as a Vet Surgeon for over 4 years and has a keen interest in surgery and feline medicine. 

    She lives in Hove with her 3 boys: one human and 2 crazy cats. When she is not at work, you will find here with a camera in her hands, exploring places and having lots of takeaway coffees.

  • Larissa Pozzati

    Larissa Pozzati

    Veterinary Surgeon

    Larissa graduated from Milano University in 1999, but she’s been passionate about animal care since reading James Herriot when she was 10. She has worked in practices across Europe and is particularly interested in the use of acupuncture for pain management. She spends her spare time volunteering in different parts of the world and loves all of the weird and wonderful cases which come with her role.
    Acupunture starts from £40.00


  • Grant Divall

    Grant Divall

    Practice Manager


    Grant is a qualified vet nurse and has been working in practice management since 2007. He joined our team back in 2011 and is responsible for most of the general management and admin work that keeps our practice running. He has a cat called Ernie at home.



  • Fiona Attwater

    Fiona Attwater

    Head Veterinary Nurse

    RVN Dip AVN

    Fiona joined our team as head nurse in 2007, and has since completed a diploma in surgical nursing and a certificate in canine behaviour, in which she achieved a distinction. When she’s not working, she enjoys exploring Eastbourne with her husband and their son, Harvey.


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    Rowena Weald

    Veterinary Nurse


    Rowena qualified as a vet nurse in 2012, and joined the team in 2019. She’s incredibly passionate about animal welfare, and volunteers with the British Hen Welfare Trust, helping to rehome battery hens. In her spare time, she enjoys vegan cooking and strolling along the River Ouse with her husband and Jack Russells, Albie and Alma.

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    Victoria McCabe

    Veterinary Nurse


    Vicki joined the team in 2012, after earning her foundation degree in animal science at Plumpton College, where she helped to hand-rear a skunk called Hugo! She qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2016, and has a baby and a milk snake called Milky Joe at home.



  • Alisha Zaloumis

    Alisha Zaloumis

    Student Veterinary Nurse

    Alisha is a student at Plumpton College and has been at Meridian since 2020. She lives in Peacehaven with her collie dog called Bonnie, and is excited to qualify as a vet nurse soon!






  • Claire Andrews

    Claire Andrews


    Claire joined our team in 2022 and has never looked back. She loves all aspects of animal and wildlife care, and can often be found exploring the beach and countryside. She lives in Rottingdean with her husband, three cats and two crazy cocker spaniels, and is a keen amateur wildlife photographer.



  • Lyn Sherwood

    Lyn Sherwood


    Lyn joined our practice in 2010 and works part-time as part of our reception team. She can be found at the reception desk most mornings (and occasional Saturdays), and is always interested in learning about what happens behind the scenes – our nurses often save microscope slides for her to look at!



  • Lorraine Law

    Lorraine Law


    Lorraine has been a member of our reception team since 2012 and usually works on Thursdays and Fridays. She runs her own dance club in her spare time, which features 1940s and 1950s music on heavy rotation! She lives in Saltdean with her three children and her Staffie-cross Maddy, who is completely mad!


  • Suzanne Spencer

    Suzanne Spencer


    Suzanne joined the Meridian reception team in 2019 and lives locally in Peacehaven with her husband, three cocker spaniels and mad cockerpoo. She finds all aspects of the veterinary industry fascinating and is always eager to learn. In her own time, she enjoys cross-stitch – she has been published in a few Jane Greenoff books – and knits jackets for rescued hens.