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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, later becoming partner and now owner.

      Mike enjoys the outdoors of the Wye Valley and beyond, whether that be by bike, on foot or on the water.

      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 joined Drybridge Veterinary Clinic quite a long time ago! 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.

      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. Now a small animal Vet, Jenny most enjoys soft tissue surgery and is keen to learn more orthopaedic surgery.
      Outside of work, Jenny keeps busy with her 2 little boys, a flock of sheep and Duchess, the family cat who was a stray kitten at Drybridge Vets.

      Nurses

      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.

      Eleanor Corney

      Eleanor Corney

      RVN

      Eleanor completed her nursing degree in 2019 and started work in a referral practice specialising in spinal surgery. She joined Drybridge Vets in 2021 and spends most of her time in the Coleford branch. Eleanor enjoys nurse clinics and monitoring her pateints under anaesthesia during surgery.
      Eleanor is an active member of Young Farmer’s Club and helps her partner on his dairy farm when she has the time. She has competed in eventing and is bringing on her young horse, attending lessons and clinics.

      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 near Raglan with her partner and children. She has a menagerie of dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, 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.

      Jo Williams

      Jo Williams

      RVN

      Jo has worked for many years as an experienced RVN at Drybridge, after completing her training here.

      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 qualified for Horse of the Year Show 4 years running, of which Jo is immensely proud.

      Terri Vaughan

      Terri Vaughan

      RVN

      Terri has been a veterinary nurse for around 20 years, qualifying at a practice in Bristol before starting at Drybridge in 2020.
      Terri is a mum to two kids, two dogs, two cats and two guinea pigs! She likes sewing, seeing bands and watching films when she gets the chance.

      Support Staff

      Jan Morris

      Practice Manger

      Jan is the longest standing member of the team, with over 25 years experience in practice management.

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

      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. Her most recent projects, some crochet sheep, have been a big hit with the staff.

      Angela Follows

      Angela works as a receptionist in our Coleford surgery and is a cheery voice at the end of the phone.

      She lives locally with her husband and their 2 Cesky Terriers. Angela’s children have both moved out to pursue their careers on the stage.

      Kate Collins

      Kate Collins

      Kate joined Drybridge Vets as a Receptionist in 2021 after spending 5 years as a domiciliary care coordinator in the local community. She enjoys interacting with our pets and their owners, always greeting them with her friendly and helpful manner.
      On the weekends you can usually find her walking in the Forest with her cute but mischievous mini Bull Terrier Rodney. Kate regularly partakes in charity fundraising and has a keen interest in health and fitness. She enjoys travelling, spending time with her partner and family, going to nice restaurants and live music events.

      Angela Siddall

      Opening Hours

      Monday – Friday
      8.30am – 6.30pm

      Saturday
      9.00am – 12.00pm for urgent cases only (Coleford CLOSED)

      Sunday & Public Holidays
      Closed