Emma Akehurst

Practice Manager

Emma Akehurst - Practice Manager
Emma Akehurst RVN, CVLM HR, CertEd, D32/33 Practice Manager

Emma qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1997 whilst working at Eaton and Ferguson in Crawley, before rising to the level of Head Nurse and gaining accreditation to act as an Assessor for Vet Nurse training.

She moved on to Hawthorn Veterinary Surgery in Partridge Green where she stayed for 5 years, during which time she acted as Head Nurse for a period to cover Maternity Leave.

In 2005, Emma started with Chichester College's Brinsbury Campus where she taught Veterinary Nursing and Animal Care for 7 years and gained the Certificate in Education. She joined Maltman Cosham in September 2011 after deciding she wished to return to clinical practice.
Emma recently achieved her Award & Certificate in Veterinary Leadership and Management, specialising in Human Resources (AVLM/CVLM HR) via the Veterinary Management Group and Institute of Leadership and Management, passing with Distinction.

She has a dog called Lucky, a Labrador, who is a withdrawn Guide dog and a very loved member of the family. Owning her own dog’s, past and present, has stimulated a keen interest in canine behaviour and training.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys spending time with her family, as well as live music and walking.
Emma returned to the practice in 2014 from maternity leave, to become our Practice Manager and will combine this role with caring for her two children.