Portia Clayton

Veterinary Surgeon

 Portia-Clayton  I qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2003 from Cambridge University, my first job took me to the New Forest where I worked in first opinion small animal practice. Whilst there I rehomed a Labrador called Ben and petite cat, Ziggy, both now are very much senior citizens. I joined Spring Lodge in the autumn of 2008 and I am mainly based at the Great Notley centre. I have a particular bias towards small animal medicine and enjoy using diagnostic imaging, especially ultrasound.


Veterinary Surgeon



Veterinary Receptionist

I have been with Spring Lodge since August 2004. Prior to this I was a Retail Manager but decided I preferred working with animals (they can bite but don’t answer back!). I am assisted on reception by my dog Teddy who has made many friends who he looks forward to greeting very enthusiastically!!


Veterinary Nurse, Advanced Pet Heath Counsellor

I am Spring Lodge’s Advanced Pet Health Counsellor. I am a Registered, Qualified Veterinary nurse and have been nursing for over ten years. I started at Spring Lodge in 2003 and enjoy being part of such a lovely team in a busy veterinary hospital. Running nurse consultations involves giving advice on nutrition, preventative health care, basic behaviour and general animal care.
I also organise displays, promotions, puppy parties, client information evenings and attending charity events which involves many of the staff from Spring Lodge.
In my spare time I look after our four very naughty cats and three very cute guinea pigs.