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      Meet the Team

       

      Vets

      Mike Dowle

      BA VetMB MRCVS

      Mike qualified from Cambridge in 1987 and worked in this practice for the first two years of his veterinary career. After working in mixed practice in South Wales and the South West he was lucky enough to return here in 2003.

      He enjoys the mix of different species that he gets to deal with on a weekly basis and loves the area.

      Sue Little

      MAVetMB MRCVS

      Sue wanted to be a vet from a young age because she loved animals. She was told that wasn’t a good reason to apply to veterinary school but nevertheless she got into Cambridge University and in due course qualified. She has now been a vet for many years and joined Drybridge Veterinary Clinic quite a long time ago, working on the small animal side of the practice. Sue likes the variety in the cases she sees, enjoys the management of long term medical conditions and enjoys surgery. She still loves animals and thinks it is one of the best reasons for being a vet.

      Holly Godber

      Holly Godber

      BVetMed MRCVS

      Holly graduated from RVC in 2007 before working in mixed practice in Ledbury for many years, joining Drybridge in December 2013.

      Holly lives in the Forest of Dean with her husband and their two daughters. As well as the dog, cat, horses and sheep Holly is now calf rearing too, to keep her busy on maternity leave!!

      When she can, Holly loves riding, especially trekking over the Welsh Mountains where she grew up.

      Emily Monnington

      Emily Monnington

      BVMedSci BVM BVS MRCVS

      Emily graduated from Nottingham in 2013 before taking a mixed practice job in Norfolk. A change in management led to her looking for a new job, and she started at Drybridge in April 2014.

      Emily lives in the Forest of Dean with her boyfriend and their dogs, most importantly ‘Chip’ who accompanies her wherever she goes!

      When not at work or dog walking Emily enjoys hockey, skiing and socialising.

      Jenny Powell

      Jenny Powell

      BVM&S MRCVS

      Jenny qualified from Edinburgh in 2014 and began work with us to pursue her career in mixed veterinary practice. Jenny has a keen interest in all livestock and also small animal orthopaedic surgery.

      She enjoys riding her horse Flicka and tending to her small flock of Cotswold sheep. Jenny lives with her husband in Orcop with their little black cat Duchess.

      Rebecca Greer

      Rebecca Greer

      BVetMed MRCVS

      Becky qualified in 2017 from RVC in London and joined us soon after. While she enjoys mixed practice Becky has a keen interest in cardiology which she intends to pursue in her future career. Since joining us, Becky has acquired a stray kitten who she has named Oscar. All of her spare time is spent on the water, either kayaking down the Wye or competing at Canoe Polo, even travelling abroad for tournaments.

      Alice Judge

      Alice Judge

      BVM&S Msc MRCVS

      Alice is the newest vet to join the team, straight from graduating at Edinburgh University, having also completed an intercalated degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare.
      Alice is keen on her extreme sports, having recently taken up gliding and also solo sky diving! Scuba diving is next on the list.

      Nurses

      Claire Wardall

      Claire Wardall

      RVN

      Claire qualified in 2005 working at a busy practice in Cheltenham. She joined Drybridge in 2014 and has since been promoted to Head Nurse.

      Claire lives in the Forest of Dean with her husband, their 2 cats, 4 chickens and mad Springer Alfie. They have been busy building an extension and doing up their home but when not helping with the DIY Claire enjoys Irish dancing and is involved in teaching the younger members of the club and organising their annual show.

      Jo Williams

      Jo Williams

      RVN

      Jo has worked for many years as an experienced RVN at Drybridge, after completing her training here. She is our expert equine nurse, and also farm nurse when required!

      Jo lives with her husband and son in Trelleck, not to mention a household of dogs and a stable full of horses. Jo loves to spend time with her family and apart from snuggling whippets, in her spare time Jo competes at horse shows most weekends with her stunning stallion Casper. They have qualified for Horse of the Year Show the last 4 years, of which Jo is immensely proud.

      Sharon Powell

      Sharon Powell

      RVN

      Sharon has been working as a veterinary nurse for over 25 years, qualifying after having a family, and has worked at Drybridge since 2011.

      Sharon is the mother of 3 boys, recently playing mother to a litter of kittens that she reared on the bottle. She kept one of the litter, aptly named ‘Runty’. Sharon enjoys swimming, dancing and cycles when she can, even popping out on her lunchtime on nice days! She would love to have a dog but doesn’t have the time just now.

      Emma Warne

      Emma Warne

      RVN

      Emma qualified in 2004 as a registered veterinary nurse. She worked for many years in practice and running a cattery before joining the Drybridge team in 2016.

      Emma lives in Staunton with her boyfriend and children. She has a menagerie of dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, goats and geese to keep her busy! When she does have time Emma goes dancing and is very hands on with home improvements, doing all her own DIY.

      Courtney Edwards

      Courtney Edwards

      Courtney joined the practice in 2015 as a work experience student. Through her time helping the nurses Courtney developed a passion for veterinary nursing and enrolled in her training which she will complete to become a qualified RVN in 2018.

      Local girl Courtney spends her spare time helping with the sheep work on her family’s small holding and has a passion for women’s rugby, which she plays regularly.

      Support Staff

      Jan Morris

      Jan is the longest standing member of the team, with over 20 years’ experience in practice management.

      She works hard behind the scenes to ensure the day to day smooth running of our busy clinic.

      Jan communicates regularly with our farm clients to arrange routine visits such as Tb tests.

      Sara Camp

      Sara Camp

      Sara joined Drybridge as a receptionist many years ago. She loves all animals big and small and loves nothing more than kissing every animal that comes to the practice each day – a warm quality that clients enjoy.

      Living in Broadstone with her husband and daughter, Sara loves spending as much time as possible with her family, her 2 dogs Poppy and Flo and cats Tigger and Miffy. She also enjoys going for dog walks, pottering in the garden and visiting friends.

      Becky Evans

      Becky Evans

      Becky joined the practice as a receptionist in 2015 but will be starting her veterinary nursing training in September, which she is very excited about.

      Becky completed a degree in Psychology in Swansea before returning to Monmouth where she lives with her husband and their dog Bear.

      Becky will soon be busy with her nurse training but with her spare time visiting friends and family back in London and in Dorset and obviously spoiling Bear rotten!

      Sally Sanders

      Sally joined Drybridge as receptionist in 2016 after being a customer for many years.

      Sally lives locally with her son, when he visits from university. She spends her spare time crafting, making anything from Christmas baubles to upcycling furniture.

      Sarah Reason

      Sarah has recently joined us on reception, bringing with her a wealth of customer service experience from her years in previous customer service roles.

      Sarah lives in Monmouth with her husband and 2 children and their Labradors Alfie and Billie. She enjoys spending time walking the dogs and spending time at home with her family.

      Sandra Baker

      Sandra Baker

      Sandra has worked at the Coleford branch for many years, previously working at the chemist in town.

      Sandra lives with her husband in Coleford and their 6 cats!  She enjoys spending time with her daughters and granddaughter and also plays darts.

      Nicki Mizen

      Nicki Mizen

      Nicki started in Coleford in 2017 having worked in a similar role at the chemist before.

      Nicki lives in Lydney with her husband and their son and daughter. They have a cat called Scarlett and a gecko!

      Nicki loves the outdoors so is happiest when out walking and enjoying the countryside.

      Angela

      Angela is the newest member of the team, working as a receptionist in our Coleford surgery.

      She lives locally with her husband and their 2 children.

      Opening Hours

      Monday – Friday
      8.30am – 6.30pm

      Saturday
      9.00am – 1.00pm

      Sunday & Public Holidays
      Closed