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Meet the Garston Vets small animal team

On the small animal side of the practice, Garston Veterinary Group is extremely proud to offer a cohesive team of Veterinary Surgeons, Registered Veterinary Nurses, Student Veterinary Nurses and Animal Nursing 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.

 

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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.

We have four partners that oversee a close-knit group of associates and assistants.

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 cardiology and feline medicine within our group.

‘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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Andrew Simmons BVetMed MRCVS (Cat Advocate)

Andrew Simmons BVetMed MRCVS (Cat Advocate)

Small Animal Partner

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John Gould BA VetMB CertVC

John Gould BA VetMB CertVC

Small Animal Partner & Managing Director

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Nick Hill BVSc MRCVS

Nick Hill BVSc MRCVS

Small Animal Partner

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Sian Naylor BVSc MRCVS (Cat Advocate)

Sian Naylor BVSc MRCVS (Cat Advocate)

Small Animal Veterinary Associate

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Vanessa Lucas BVM&S MRCVS

Vanessa Lucas BVM&S MRCVS

Small Animal Veterinary Assistant

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Sophie Allan BVSc MRCVS

Sophie Allan BVSc MRCVS

Small Animal Veterinary Assistant

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Lucy Thomas BVSc MRCVS

Lucy Thomas BVSc MRCVS

Small Animal Veterinary Assistant

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Vikki Arnold BvetMed MRCVS

Vikki Arnold BvetMed MRCVS

Small Animal Veterinary Assistant

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Kate Saunders BVetMed(hons) MRCVS (Cat Advocate)

Kate Saunders BVetMed(hons) MRCVS (Cat Advocate)

Small Animal Veterinary Assistant

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Neil Sandercock BVSc MRCVS

Neil Sandercock BVSc MRCVS

Small Animal Veterinary Assistant

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Alice Moore MA VetMB MRCVS

Alice Moore MA VetMB MRCVS

Small Animal Veterinary Assistant

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Cerys Nutt BA VetMB MRCVS (Cat Advocate)

Cerys Nutt BA VetMB MRCVS (Cat Advocate)

Small Animal Veterinary Assistant

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Alec Brotherton-Brown BVetMed MRCVS

Alec Brotherton-Brown BVetMed MRCVS

Small Animal Veterinary Assistant

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Matthew Pack  BVSc PGDip VCP MRCVS

Matthew Pack BVSc PGDip VCP MRCVS

Small Animal Veterinary Assistant

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Emma Whitley BVM BVS BVMedSci MRCVS

Emma Whitley BVM BVS BVMedSci MRCVS

Small Animal Veterinary Assistant

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Abigail Davies BVSc MRCVS

Abigail Davies BVSc MRCVS

Small Animal Veterinary Assistant

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Lorna Phillips BSc MRCVS

Lorna Phillips BSc MRCVS

Small Animal Veterinary Assistant

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Callum Golding BVM BVS BVMedSci MRCVS

Callum Golding BVM BVS BVMedSci MRCVS

Small Animal Veterinary Assistant

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Helen Jenkins BVSc MRCVS

Helen Jenkins BVSc MRCVS

Small Animal Veterinary Assistant

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Sophie McGuinness BVSc MRCVS

Sophie McGuinness BVSc MRCVS

Small Animal Veterinary Assistant

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Veterinary Nursing Team

Garston Veterinary Group 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 Animal Nursing Assistants (ANAs) to help our nursing team get through their busy days. Many of our qualified nurses started their careers as an ANA!

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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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Amy Savage RVN

Amy Savage RVN

Lead Nurse - Frome

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Natalie Gowen RVN APHC (Cat Advocate)

Natalie Gowen RVN APHC (Cat Advocate)

Senior Consult Nurse

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Sarah Mangham RVN BSc (Hons) C&G Cert

Sarah Mangham RVN BSc (Hons) C&G Cert

Registered Veterinary 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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Shannon Selvaggio RVN

Shannon Selvaggio RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Nicole Stevenson RVN

Nicole Stevenson RVN

Assistant Lead Nurse

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Tracy Cook RVN (Cat Advocate)

Tracy Cook RVN (Cat Advocate)

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Beth Aylesbury RVN

Beth Aylesbury 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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Sam Jonas RVN

Sam Jonas RVN

Night 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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Annabel Baker RVN

Annabel Baker RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Jennifer Chakrabarty RVN

Jennifer Chakrabarty 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 Ceurvorst RVN

Emily Ceurvorst RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Chloe Holloway RVN

Chloe Holloway RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Beth Miles RVN (Cat Advocate)

Beth Miles RVN (Cat Advocate)

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Holly Fowler RVN

Holly Fowler RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Liz Gadsby RVN

Liz Gadsby RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Phoebe Langley

Phoebe Langley

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Anna Lee

Anna Lee

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Albany Golledge

Albany Golledge

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Verity Lawrence

Verity Lawrence

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Eloise Padfield

Eloise Padfield

Animal Nursing Assistant

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Maddie Lambert

Maddie Lambert

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Caitlin Scoble

Caitlin Scoble

Animal Nursing Assistant

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Celina Miller

Celina Miller

Animal Nursing Assistant

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Rebecca Warner

Rebecca Warner

Receptionist

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Tara Butler

Tara Butler

Animal Nursing Assistant

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Emma March

Emma March

Kennel 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.

As a locally owned business, we pride ourselves on the level of personal client care we can provide at Garston Veterinary Group. 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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Linda James

Linda James

Telephone Team Supervisor

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Sue Berry

Sue Berry

Frome Lead Receptionist

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Rosie Miller

Rosie Miller

Lead Receptionist - Warminster

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Debbie Major

Debbie Major

Receptionist

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Diane Candy

Diane Candy

Receptionist

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Clare Rogers

Clare Rogers

Receptionist

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Lisa Davis

Lisa Davis

Receptionist / Kennel Assistant

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Sandy Rothery

Sandy Rothery

Receptionist

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Louise Milburn

Louise Milburn

Receptionist

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Steph Sturdee

Steph Sturdee

Receptionist

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David Engel

David Engel

Receptionist

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Kara Hughes

Kara Hughes

Small Animal Receptionist

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Charlotte Edwards

Charlotte Edwards

Receptionist

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Melissa Slade

Melissa Slade

Receptionist

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Chloe Finch

Chloe Finch

Small Animal Receptionist

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Jess Beagley

Jess Beagley

Small Animal Receptionist

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Amber Hall

Amber Hall

Small Animal Receptionist

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Eva Stenner

Eva Stenner

Small Animal Receptionist

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Lucy Bush

Lucy Bush

General Assistant

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Rosie Baker

Rosie Baker

General Assistant

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Jess Johnson

Jess Johnson

General Assistant

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Management & Support Staff

The clinical side of Garston Veterinary Group 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

 
Laura Read FMAAT

Laura Read FMAAT

Finance Manager

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Sarah Holmes RVN

Sarah Holmes RVN

Marketing Manager

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Charlotte Gee

Charlotte Gee

HR Manager

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Helen Fitter

Helen Fitter

Client Care Manager

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Amanda Westcott

Amanda Westcott

Pet Health Coordinator

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Isabelle Appleton

Isabelle Appleton

Visual Merchandiser

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Chloe Hambling

Chloe Hambling

Pet Health Coordinator Assistant

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Ciaran McHale

Ciaran McHale

Administrator

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Victoria Cocks

Victoria Cocks

Preventative Health Care Coordinator Assistant

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Becky Dewdney

Becky Dewdney

HR Assistant

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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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Tina Hilliard

Tina Hilliard

Ambulance Driver

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