We are a small animal practice in Devon, first established in 1988. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care.
Sarah joined the practice in 1985 and qualified as a veterinary nurse from Bicton College in 1996. She is currently our deputy head nurse, and has a keen interest in critical care medicine for small animals.
Ciara Finnigan RVN
Ciara started and qualified at Okeford in 2010. In her time here she has formed great friendships with her colleagues and the wonderful clients that she has met. Ciara enjoys nurse clinics as it gives her the opportunity to closely interact with owners and their lovely animals, however her real passion is dermatology. She loves helping Kirstin with referrals and the laboratory is her domain. In her spare time Ciara loves nothing better than taking her dog and toddler for an adventure in the woods.
Jo Harrison RVN
Jo moved to Devon from Hampshire, which is when she joined our practice here at Okeford Vets. She qualified in 2006 and enjoys all aspects of veterinary work. She has a keen interest in medical nursing and is currently working on a medical course. In her spare time Jo and her family enjoy exploring Devon and Cornwall in their caravan.
Gemma Morley RVN
Gemma started with us in 2008 after qualifying as a veterinary nurse from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2002. She has a special interest in surgical nursing.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Emily joined us for work experience in 2013, before joining us permanently working as a Saturday assistant for many years. She then progressed to become one of our full-time patient care assistants. Emily has since begun her training as a Student Veterinary Nurse in September 2018.
Patient Care Assistant
Kerri joined Okeford Vets in January 2013; she has always had a keen interest in animals, mainly canines, and since working within the practice has learnt so much about the in’s and outs of patient care. Kerri enjoys interacting with all of the patients and their owners and has built up lasting relationships with the clients and their pets. Her favourite part of practice is working in the dispensary, learning all about the medications and assisting the vets with blood samples, animal handling and patient care. Kerri is currently completing an AQA animal care assistant certificate which she hopes to complete by spring 2019. In her spare time, Kerri enjoys walking her Golden Retriever named Rileyboy and napping with her cat named Sweepi, who was a rescue from cats protection. She also enjoys socialising with friends and family as well as losing herself in a good TV series.