Rachel is our lead vet at the practice and after studying for seven years for her qualification is super well-qualified to treat your pets.
Rachel has worked around the world on various veterinary projects, including rabies vaccination and neuter clinics for street dogs in Sri Lanka, wildlife translocation on game reserves in South Africa; and neutering programmes in Malaysia and Cyprus. She has a particular interest in reproduction and arthritis.
Rachel moved to Cornwall in 2014 and has worked around the county. Her German Shorthaired Pointer Bird goes everywhere with her: walking the SW Coast Path, sailing and on the SUP board. She even finds time to grow flowers and bake cakes!
Lois spent her childhood doing everything she could to be a vet, inspired by James Herriot which her grandmother used to read to her. She graduated in 2009 from Glasgow University and moved to Pembrokeshire. It was here she met her husband (a farmer) and stayed in mixed practice for 9 years, also dabbling in zoo medicine. Lois moved onto more small animal work as she struggled to reach the cows over pregnancy bumps, but discovered that she really did love small animal medicine. In 2018 Lois and her family moved to Cornwall to take on a Duchy farm (organic beef and sheep).
Lois loves being a vet who is part of the community, educating clients and students, and looking for the best approach to treating the whole animal and its family. Her favoured area is medicine and she relishes a flashy red light emergency to get her teeth stuck into.
Outside of work Lois loves just being out with the kids, at the beach, a bit of running (snail's pace!), growing her own veg, foraging, and ordering her husband about!
Georgie qualified in 2017 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse after studying at Duchy College Rosewarne. Since then, she has worked in many fields of veterinary care such as a referral hospital and first opinion practice, Georgie has also volunteered all over the world and helped all kinds of animals big and small in Sri Lanka and South Africa. Georgie has a particular interest in Emergency and Critical Care and has completed her certificate in this area, she is always on stand-by for any patient emergency! Georgie is always ready to greet clients and their pets with a big smile and would love to have a snuggle with your pets too! Georgie’s beloved doggo is called Stanley, he is an older chap but still full of life and cheekiness. Outside of work Georgie loves to spend time with Stanley in beautiful Cornwall, horse riding and paddle boarding.
Kate qualified in 2016 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse also studying at Duchy College Rosewarne. Before her nursing career, she worked as a resident carer with the Cinnamon Trust sanctuary looking after the older animal patients, one of her most memorable jobs to date. She has many years' experience in the veterinary field and aways has words of wisdom to help in any situation. Anything cat related is Kate's field of expertise, having a small army of cats at home means she is always able to offer care advice (and have a cuddle with yours when they're in too). Out of hours Kate spends her time gardening, walking the Cornish costal paths and attending live music venues, with a good dinner included too!
Henry is starting his Veterinary Nurse Training at Duchy College Rosewarne, hoping to qualify dreckly. He is particularly interested in Radiology and Orthopaedics (bones) an area he would like to specialise in in the future. He’s also interested in fish, currently at 9 tanks but “there is always room to expand” - Henry also owns a little Bichon Frise Milo, who loves walking, eating and sleeping on the sofa!
Thank goodness for Henry’s ability to fix all things technical. We quite literally would be lost without him. He is always a friendly voice on the phone and can solve any customer query!
Libby has spent the last year with us gaining the experience and knowledge to give her a kick start in her veterinary degree with the University of Nottingham! You can find her being a helping hand to our vets, nurses and your pets as well as a friendly face to everyone who walks in the door. Her pride and joy is her ‘not so little’ spaniel Buddy, it is fair to say he keeps her on her toes and he is always up for a treat or two when he pops in for a visit. She's got a long road ahead to getting her degree, but we look forward to having her back when she qualifies and may be treating your animals in the not so far future!
Lally joined our clinical team in June of this year. She has just completed her Applied Zoology and Conservation BSC hons degree and is now taking the time to figure out her next steps in the animal/veterinary world. When not at work, Lally spends her time at her family’s small holding farming: beef cattle, pigs and tending to her 4 welsh cob ponies! What’s safe to say is that when Lally is out and about, her partner in crime, Iris the French Bulldog, is always following close behind. Outside of work, the rest of Lally’s time is spent exploring the coasts of Cornwall, attending car shows, volunteering on conversation and wildlife projects and helping out on neighbouring dairy and lambing farms! We can’t wait to see what Lally chooses to do next, but in the mean time she will always be happy to help you and your beloved pets.
Kasia joined our clinical team in September of last year and is looking to progress onto her Veteinrary Nursing apprenticeship. She is always running around the practice either cleaning, restocking supplies or cuddling each patient that comes through the door! Kasia loves agility with her gorgeous pupper River, competing in a number outer county competitions and working her way up through the grades. When she's not at work she out and about, going on adventures with her horse Nora the Welsh Cob.
Caitlin joined our team in the later part of 2022. She will always greet you with a big, welcoming smile as you walk in the door and will be a friendly, familiar voice on the phone. Caitlin adores all animals but is especially a lover of dogs and is super knowledgeable and fascinated by different breeds. She loves to meet all the doggies that come into the practice and have a good chat with owners too! When she’s not at work, she’s spending her time with her own pooch, Nala – a crazy Collie Cross. Caitlin and Nala like to go for long walks on the Cornish Coast, exploring different parts of Cornwall. Caitlin is also very into fitness & wellbeing including weight training, running, and she even loves to take to the slopes and go skiing in the winter!