Marina Goodchild BVSc, MRCVs

Marina qualified as a vet in Pretoria, South Africa in 1993 and has worked extensively in the local area in and around Leiston since 1999. She is fully qualified in all aspects of veterinary work and has specifically aimed the practice in Leiston to care for all domestic pets.



Ioan Cocarca DVM, MRCVs

Experienced and well rounded small animal vet qualified in Timisoara, Romania. Ioan lived and worked in Canada and Florida USA for 12 years before moving with his family to UK 5 years ago. Ioan has 2 sons, a rescue dog Sophie and a cockatiel named Pedro. He enjoys swimming and tennis but has a special passion and interest for Boxing.




Holly Wright RVN

Holly qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2008 after completing her training at a veterinary hospital in Ipswich. In her spare time she enjoys travelling and keeping fit. After travelling India, Nepal and SE Asia for 8 months, she travelled and worked in Australia for a year, along with her fiance. She now lives in Saxmundham with him and her naughty cat, Mr Spoon!




Aimee Brown RVN

​Aimee registered in 2010 after completing her qualifications at a referral practice in Norfolk. She moved to Norfolk from her original home in Cambridge when she was 18 in pursuit of her dream job (which she now have). Lives in sunny Leiston with her partner, daughters, Lala the Jack Russell and Patrick the reformed farm cat who are now with them after being rescued from less than suitable situations. The best part of her job is getting the poorly pawed ones back to their loveable selves. She loves nothing more than walking the dog, camping, drawing and listening to music.


Jenny Walker

Jenny  is the receptionist here at Leiston Vets. She has a great love of all animals in particular horses, dogs (especially Springer Spaniels) cats and guinea pigs. Some of you may have met her Spaniel, Eddie, he is a regular here at the practice and local beach. Recently she adopted a beautiful cat through the Cats Protection League who is settling in nicely at home and is now best of buddies with Eddie.



Janet Lockwood

Janet qualified as a Veterinary Nurse Assistant (NVQ Level 3), she also has extensive knowledge in Dog Behaviour and is always willing to help. She has 5 dogs at home and is deeply involved in the Dog Agility scene - which is more like an extended family - and enjoys weekends away competing and spending time with friends.  

Marina Goodchild








Jenny Walker