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Meet the Trowbridge Vets

Andrew Simmons BVetMed MRCVS

Andrew qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1988. He worked in mixed practice in Cornwall for four years, then moved to the then Glenleigh Veterinary Practice. Andrew became a partner in the practice in 1997. When the practice merged with Garston Veterinary Group, Andrew was able to devote all of his clinical time to small animal practice. He divides his time between clinical work, and running the Trowbridge surgery and has a special interest in dermatology. Andrew is married with two children and a labrador called Tilly. In his spare time he enjoys running, cycling and kayaking as well as reading and going to the cinema.


Vanessa Lucas BVM&S MRCVS

Vanessa qualified from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edindurgh, in 1999. She worked in mixed practice in Shrewsbury for 2 years before joining Garston Veterinary Group in 2001. Her interests are general medicine and surgery in small animals. She works part-time to look after her family, including dog and cat. In her spare time she enjoys running.


Nick Hill BVSc MRCVS

Nick qualified from Bristol Vet School in 1997. He worked in mixed practice initially, but has spent the last 12 years purely in small animal practice. He moved to the area joining the practice at the beginning of 2011. His main interests are in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. Nick became a partner in 2014. Outside work he divides his time between running, cricket, cycling, walking the dog, gardening and DIY (under duress!).


Vicki Arnold MRCVS

Vikki graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2008 and has been working in small animal practice since then. She joined Garston Vets in August 2011 and enjoys all aspects of medicine and surgery. In her free time she looks after her horse Yorkie who is a Connemara X and her cat Panda.


Jen Smith BVSc MRCVS

Jen graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011 and spent the past 3 years in small animal practice in South Wales and the Midlands. She was keen to return to the South West and started work at Garston Vets in 2014. Jen's main interests are internal medicine and critical care and has a particular fondness for all things feline. In her spare time, jen enjoy's long country walks, skiing and catching up with old friends.

'I knew we had left Louis in safe hands when had x-rays earlier this year' Mrs K Smith