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Meet the Team

Laurence Behrens BVSc MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

Laurence grew up in Cape Town, South Africa before moving to Johannesburg to study at the University of Pretoria and graduated as a veterinary surgeon in 2010.  After qualification Laurence went straight into private practice working with small animals and also seeing some exotic work for seven years before moving to the UK in 2017.  Laurence's passions are working with, treating and educating the public on the correct husbandry of reptiles. Laurence also used to be a Sphynx breeder in South Africa. Laurence is proudly owned by two Sphynx cats, Calvin and Declan.  He loves travelling and can't wait to explore the UK and Europe.


Samantha Clements Senior Nurse - Registered Veterinary Nurse

Sam qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2006 whilst she was working at the Wanstead Veterinary Hospital.  She then went on to further her career by studying equine veterinary nursing and came back to GVG in 2014 and joined the team at Loughton as senior nurse.

Sam has a keen interest in surgical nursing and patient rehabilitation.  She has a pet dog, Dorothy, who she hand reared from birth due to Dorothy’s severe cleft palate.

Su Glass - Student Veterinary Nurse

Su started working with Goddard Group straight from school and over the years has worked at the Hospital in Wanstead, the hydrotherapy pool and the surgery at Chingford before rejoining the Loughton surgery in 2014 where she had previously worked for many years and will be a familiar face to our clients.  Su has a particular interest in dog behaviour and puppy advice.


Claire Wright - SVN

Claire joined the team at Loughton in April 2014 and had previously worked as a zoo keeper at Paignton Zoo in Devon working mainly with primates. Claire is currently studying for her nursing diploma. Claire helps out with puppy parties on Wednesday afternoons at the branch. 

Claire has always had a keen interest in animals and has kept birds, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chipmunks and chinchillas. She currently owns a boisterous cat called Biscuit. Outside of work  Claire is kept very busy looking after her young daughter.

Michelle Putt - Branch Administrator

Michelle joined the Goddard Group in 2015 and helps to process clients' insurance claims and deals with account queries both here at the Loughton surgery and our surgery in Gidea Park.