Meet our team

Garston Vets is extremely proud to offer a cohesive team of Veterinary Surgeons, Registered Veterinary Nurses, Student Veterinary Nurses and Patient Care Assistants working closely alongside dedicated receptionists, administrative and other support staff.

Our staff members are pet owners themselves and will look after your animal as they would their own.

 

Learn more about each of us in the sections below.

 

Veterinary Team

Our team of small animal veterinary surgeons have many decades of experience between them.

All our vets are general practitioners, and you will be pleased to know you will find the same team providing our personalised out-of-hours emergency service.

There is a wide range of individual interests amongst our vets, from orthopaedics, dentistry & internal medicine, to ultrasound imaging & laparoscopic key-hole solutions to surgery.

Our vets regularly undertake continuing education courses, and we can offer certificate-level expertise in small animal medicine, small animal surgery, cardiology and feline medicine within our team.

‘Continuity of care’ is a principle we recognise as vitally important in the management of longer-term cases, and we will always do our best to ensure that your pet can see the vet overseeing their treatment.

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John Gould BA VetMB CertVC

John Gould BA VetMB CertVC

Clinical Director

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Nick Hill BVSc MRCVS

Nick Hill BVSc MRCVS

Clinical Director

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Andrew Simmons BVetMed MRCVS (Cat Advocate)

Andrew Simmons BVetMed MRCVS (Cat Advocate)

Veterinary Surgeon

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Sian Naylor BVSc MRCVS (Cat Advocate)

Sian Naylor BVSc MRCVS (Cat Advocate)

Veterinary Surgeon

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Vanessa Lucas BVM&S MRCVS

Vanessa Lucas BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Sophie Allan BVSc MRCVS

Sophie Allan BVSc MRCVS

Lead Veterinary Surgeon at Frome

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Vikki Arnold BVetMed (Hons) CertAVP MRCVS

Vikki Arnold BVetMed (Hons) CertAVP MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Neil Sandercock BVSc GPCert(SAS) MRCVS

Neil Sandercock BVSc GPCert(SAS) MRCVS

Lead Veterinary Surgeon at Warminster

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Alice Moore MA VetMB MRCVS

Alice Moore MA VetMB MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Cerys Nutt MA VetMB PGCertSAS  MRCVS (Cat Advocate)

Cerys Nutt MA VetMB PGCertSAS MRCVS (Cat Advocate)

Lead Veterinary Surgeon at Trowbridge

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Alec Brotherton-Brown BVetMed MRCVS

Alec Brotherton-Brown BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Matthew Pack  BVSc PGDip VCP MRCVS

Matthew Pack BVSc PGDip VCP MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Emma Whitley BVM BVS BVMedSci MRCVS

Emma Whitley BVM BVS BVMedSci MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Callum Golding BVM BVS BVMedSci MRCVS

Callum Golding BVM BVS BVMedSci MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Helen Jenkins BVSc MRCVS

Helen Jenkins BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Isabella McNally BVSc BSc MRCVS

Isabella McNally BVSc BSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Daisy Cochrane-Dyet BVSc MRCVS

Daisy Cochrane-Dyet BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Holly Streat BVSc MRCVS

Holly Streat BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Charles Greaves MRCVS

Charles Greaves MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Veterinary Nursing Team

Garston Vets is very proud to add to its exceptional standard of animal care through its highly qualified team of veterinary nursing staff.

The majority of our nurses are Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) who have been trained to level 3 diploma or degree standards, with some holding further certificates in specialist areas.

RVNs work closely alongside veterinary surgeons providing advice clinics, preventative health care appointments, and consultations for nursing procedures.

Within the surgery RVNs are responsible for monitoring animals whilst under sedation or anaesthesia, medicating in-patients, and performing diagnostic tests under veterinary supervision.

Garston Vets also has an ongoing program to support the training and individual development of Student Veterinary Nurses to help maintain the standard of veterinary nursing in the Somerset and Wiltshire area. Our student nurses attend the Lynwood School of Veterinary Nursing, accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Student nurses work under the close supervision of qualified nurses and are regularly assessed throughout their course via practical & theory exams, work related logs, and other assignments. They are also expected to undertake several hours of private study each week.

We also employ a number of Patient Care Assistants (PCAs) to help our nursing team get through their busy days. Many of our qualified nurses started their careers as younger assistants!

Apply to join our nursing team.

 

 
Sarah Church RVN NcertA&CC

Sarah Church RVN NcertA&CC

Nursing and Practice Standards Manager

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Gemma Smith RVN PHC NCert(DENT) and NCert(E&CC)

Gemma Smith RVN PHC NCert(DENT) and NCert(E&CC)

Assistant Nurse Manager

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Gemma Ockenden RVN

Gemma Ockenden RVN

Lead Veterinary Nurse - Warminster

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Emma Jeffery RVN

Emma Jeffery RVN

Lead Veterinary Nurse – Trowbridge

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Natalie Gowen RVN APHC (Cat Advocate)

Natalie Gowen RVN APHC (Cat Advocate)

Senior Consult Nurse

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Georgina Corteen RVN NCert A & CC (Anaesthesia and critical care)

Georgina Corteen RVN NCert A & CC (Anaesthesia and critical care)

Orthopaedic & Warminster Assistant Lead Nurse

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Annmarie Sweet RVN NCert (Anaesth)

Annmarie Sweet RVN NCert (Anaesth)

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Gemma Coleman RVN (Cat Advocate)

Gemma Coleman RVN (Cat Advocate)

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Claire Twomey RVN (Cat Advocate)

Claire Twomey RVN (Cat Advocate)

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Nicole Wright RVN

Nicole Wright RVN

Frome Lead Nurse

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Tracy Cook RVN (Cat Advocate)

Tracy Cook RVN (Cat Advocate)

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Beth Moss RVN

Beth Moss RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Sarah Colin-Stokes RVN

Sarah Colin-Stokes RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Jess Taylor RVN

Jess Taylor RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Laura Lewis RVN

Laura Lewis RVN

Night Nurse

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Claire Blaikie RVN BSc (Hons)

Claire Blaikie RVN BSc (Hons)

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Gemma Hill RVN

Gemma Hill RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Gemma Fox RVN APVN (AHMW) DipVNZS

Gemma Fox RVN APVN (AHMW) DipVNZS

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Annabel Baker RVN

Annabel Baker RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Jennifer Hamblin RVN

Jennifer Hamblin RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Vicky Houghton RVN

Vicky Houghton RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Annie Rolls RVN

Annie Rolls RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Emily Standen RVN

Emily Standen RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Holly Fowler RVN

Holly Fowler RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Petra Howland RVN

Petra Howland RVN

Registered Veterinary Night Nurse

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Rosie Bailey RVN

Rosie Bailey RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Phoebe Langley RVN

Phoebe Langley RVN

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Albany Golledge RVN

Albany Golledge RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Joanna Paddock RVN

Joanna Paddock RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Verity Lawrence

Verity Lawrence

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Anna Lee RVN

Anna Lee RVN

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Eloise Padfield

Eloise Padfield

Student Nurse

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Jess Johnson

Jess Johnson

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Caitlin Scoble

Caitlin Scoble

Student Nurse

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Celina Miller

Celina Miller

Patient Care Assistant

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Beth Smith

Beth Smith

Student Nurse

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Emma March

Emma March

Patient Care Assistant

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Naomi George

Naomi George

Patient Care Assistant

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Amy Bell

Amy Bell

Patient Care Assistant

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Lydia Morris

Lydia Morris

Patient Care Assistant

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Lauren Billing

Lauren Billing

Patient Care Assistant

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Madeline Marden

Madeline Marden

Patient Care Assistant

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Lisa Davis

Lisa Davis

Patient Care Assistant

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Melissa Slade

Melissa Slade

Patient Care Assistant

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Reception & Client Care

Our receptionists play a key role in ensuring our veterinary practices operate smoothly.

We run a Telephone Team based at Garston House staffed by receptionists from all our sites. A member of our reception team is usually the first person that will assist you when you contact the surgery, or the first person to greet you on visiting one of our practices.

We pride ourselves on the level of personal client care that we provide at Garston Vets. Our receptionists are professionally trained to help guide you through the services we offer, and we recognise the importance of empathy towards you and supporting the care of your pet.

We strongly believe that your experience with us should be a positive one and you should feel valued. Such is our commitment to this; we ask that if for any reason your experience with us falls short then please contact us and we will investigate the matter for you.

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Sandra Moore

Sandra Moore

Reception Manager

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Debbie Major

Debbie Major

Receptionist

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Steph Sturdee

Steph Sturdee

Lead Receptionist - Trowbridge

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Charlotte Edwards

Charlotte Edwards

Lead Receptionist - Warminster

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Chloe Finch

Chloe Finch

Small Animal Receptionist

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Jess Hutchins

Jess Hutchins

Small Animal Receptionist

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Angela Hancock

Angela Hancock

Small Animal Receptionist

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Rosie Macey-Welsh

Rosie Macey-Welsh

Lead Receptionist - Frome

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Shelley Alma

Shelley Alma

Small Animal Receptionist

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Amy Lang

Amy Lang

Small Animal Receptionist

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Tyler Miller

Tyler Miller

Small Animal Receptionist

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Felicity Southam

Felicity Southam

Small Animal Receptionist

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Julie Callen

Julie Callen

Small Animal Receptionist

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Hazel McCrone

Hazel McCrone

Small Animal Receptionist

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Sian Davies

Sian Davies

Small Animal Receptionist

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Helen Daley

Helen Daley

Small Animal Receptionist

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Jenna Marshall

Jenna Marshall

Small Animal Receptionist

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Gemma Dekany-Snarr

Gemma Dekany-Snarr

Small Animal Receptionist

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Christina Hewlett

Christina Hewlett

Receptionist

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Abigail Bradley

Abigail Bradley

Receptionist

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Thea Bryant

Thea Bryant

Receptionist

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Lucy Bush

Lucy Bush

General Assistant

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Amelia Fenwick

Amelia Fenwick

General Assistant

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Ellie Wyatt

Ellie Wyatt

General Assistant

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Management & Support Staff

The clinical side of Garston Vets is supported by a very approachable management and administrative team, working in a variety of areas across our practices.

Finance, HR, Marketing, Merchandising, Insurance claims and our Wellness Plan are all areas that need a great deal of hard work behind the scenes.

 
Sarah Holmes RVN

Sarah Holmes RVN

Marketing Manager

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Isabelle Appleton

Isabelle Appleton

Marketing Assistant

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Chloe Hambling

Chloe Hambling

Wellness Coordinator

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Savannah Woodward

Savannah Woodward

Wellness Coordinator

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Beki Lowe BSc(hons)

Beki Lowe BSc(hons)

Small Animal Dispensary Coordinator

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Louise Milburn

Louise Milburn

Health & Safety Officer

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Ciaran McHale

Ciaran McHale

Administrator

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Ali Brown

Ali Brown

Client Care Manager

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Ambulance Team

We have two dedicated ambulance drivers that help keep all our sites closely linked and provide safe, air-conditioned transport for your pets if required between surgeries.

Please feel free to give them a wave if you see them on the roads around the region.

 
Steve Coleman

Steve Coleman

Ambulance Driver

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