Karen Hawkins RVN, GPCert(B&PS) K-SQP, Practice Manager

After serving 17 years in the Royal Navy and Police Service of Northern Ireland, Karen embarked on a life changing move to West Dorset where she escaped the Rat Race! Karen immediately coerced Matthew and Terry into employing her as the oldest student in veterinary nursing history, Karen says this is “definitely a change for the better, although it’s the hardest I have ever worked!”

Karen completed her training as a Veterinary Nurse at the practice and qualified in 2008. She has now deviated from nursing, and become our Practice Manager.  Keeping us all under control, she possibly now has the toughest job in the practice! She has three dogs, Rufus, Melba, and Bustle, one cat, Doris, lots of chickens and sheep.

When not at work Karen likes to keep fit by running, cycling and during the shooting season, working the dogs.