We operate a 24 hour emergency service
Woodbridge: 01394 380083 Felixstowe: 01394 284554 Rendlesham: 01394 420964 Ipswich: 01473 274040
We operate a 24 hour emergency service
Woodbridge: 01394 380083
Felixstowe: 01394 284554
Rendlesham: 01394 420964
Ipswich: 01473 274040

Meet the Team

Dr Aleksandra Petryka DVM MRCVS

Head Veterinary Surgeon of Emergency OOH team

Aleks joined Ryder-Davies & Partners in 2018 after working for different emergency veterinary services across the UK and Ireland, including training in university referral hospital of University College of Dublin. She enjoys all aspects of emergency and critical care and never panics. In 2020 she took the position of the Head Vet of Emergency OOH service, which strives to provide the best care for your pets when they need it the most. Aleks also runs ultrasound clinics in the Woodbridge branch as ultrasonography is her special interest which she is constantly advancing.

In free time she enjoys travelling and working as a veterinary volunteer to help less fortunate animals in developing countries.

Dr Jazzmin Arundell BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon at Woodbridge surgery and Emergency OOH team

Jazzmin has been working for Ryder-Davies and Partners since she moved to Suffolk in 2018, and in 2020 became a hybrid vet, working half of her time on day shifts, and half of her time on the nighttime emergency service. Never happy sitting still, Jazzmin loves a busy day. She is currently studying for her post graduate certificate in small animal surgery. Her pride and joys are her two rescue dogs, Jesse, a retired racing greyhound, and Milton, a goodness knows what crossbreed, who, after many hours of training, can just about walk on a lead (as long as there are no cats or squirrels in eyeshot). She hates all exercise, but tries to go to the gym several times a week. Jazzmin is a happy and busy person, who can usually be spotted zooming around the practice or heard singing loudly and out of tune as she goes about her day.

Dr Ana Rodrigues MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon at Woodbridge surgery and Emergency OOH team

Ashleigh Vincent RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse at Woodbridge surgery and Emergency OOH team

Ashleigh has been working as an out of hours and day nurse at the Woodbridge branch since June 2019. She Qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2017 from The College of Animal Welfare. Ashleigh enjoys her role as a hybrid nurse as she has the opportunity to work within all aspects of the Veterinary practice. Ashleigh has an interest in emergencies and critical care as well as working with the equine team.  She enjoys spending time with her dogs Chester and Alfie, as well as her horse Pogo.

Georgie Clark RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse at Woodbridge surgery and Emergency OOH team

Naomi Ellis RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse of Emergency OOH team

Naomi has been in practice for 11 years, starting as a kennel maid in a previous veterinary practice then qualifying as an RVN in 2012. Naomi has been at Ryder-Davies & Partners since 2017 and is one of our ‘Out of Hours Night Nurses’.
Naomi particularly enjoys the emergency care and caring for the inpatients.
She has a 3 year old cat called Onyx, who is very mischievous. Naomi enjoys spending her spare time with her family.

Alison Smith RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse of Emergency OOH team

Alison qualified as an RVN with Ryder-Davies & Partners back in 2011 and moved to work with us as an out of hours night nurse in 2020 where she enjoys providing a high standard of care to all the inpatients and dealing with the various emergencies seen out of hours.
During her time working as a RVN, Alison has previously worked at a referral practice where she enjoyed the varied cases she saw.
Alison has also previously been a clinical coach, teaching student veterinary nurses.
Alison has 4 sheep, 3 dogs, 1 cat and a Shetland Pony.
She enjoys horse riding and stewarding at cross country competitions in any spare free time!

Sophie Donovan RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse at Woodbridge surgery and Emergency OOH team

Danny Hawkins

Student Veterinary Nurse in Emergency OOH team

Danny was a late starter to the veterinary world, starting his nursing journey in 2018 after working in engineering for over 20 years.

At home he has two young children to keep him busy, as well as six dogs, three cats, hamster, rabbit, 10 chickens, a leopard gecko and many fish!

He tries relaxing by doing small DIY projects, watching football and eating pizza.