Gemma Harrison


Gemma Harrison
Head Nurse


I started my career as a Student Veterinary Nurse in 2002 at a small animal hospital in West Sussex. I then moved to a Surrey mixed practice in 2004, where I qualified as a Veterinary nurse. I progressed into a Senior Nurse role in 2008, where I was able to focus on additional skills such as staff rotas and stock management. At this time I became interested in animal behavior. 

I began working for Willett House in 2011, where I started as a sole charge nurse. I have had the chance again to utilize my clinical coach role in training our Student Nurse. In my Addlestone nursing role I enjoy being able to see clients and their pets regularly, where I particularly enjoy running nurse clinics. I also run the Willett House Puppy Parties, which is a part of my job that I love the most.

I have developed my Interest in animal behaviour further, completing a Certificate in Companion Animal Behaviour in 2012. While completing the Certificate I also began studying for a Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training in 2013, passing with a Distinction. As animal behaviour is an ever progressing field I felt the need to train to a higher level, so I am currently studying for a Degree in Canine Behaviour and Training with the University of Hull.

I live with my Husband Dom, and we have one daughter called Matilda.


As you will find with many people in this job I have a few of my own pets. We currently have a Burmese cat called Maverick, a Sprollie (Border Collie x Springer Spaniel) called Molly and a Leopard Gecko called Daisy.

Continued Professional Development:

My main fields of interest are Animal Behaviour and Nursing clinics including preventative healthcare. 

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