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.
Rosie joined Okeford in 2009 having previously worked in the Civil Service as a job centre manager and as a business/administration manager for various local authorities and the probation service. The role is more varied than she could ever have imagined and covers all administrative aspects of managing the practice – from dealing with the accounts for the practice, processing invoices and client payments, looking after health and safety and staff management, through to making appointments for clients and answering a range of general enquiries. Outside work Rosie is kept fully occupied by her Cavapoo who seems to have constant energy, even after a long walk on Dartmoor!
Elaine started at the practice in 1995. She volunteers for Cats Protection and tries very hard not to take kittens home! Elaine has a keen interest in dog agility and spends most weekends during the summer at shows and training during the winter. She and her husband have some cows and get very excited every time a calf is born.
Hannah is our part time receptionist, who joined Okeford Veterinary Centre in November 2019. Besides working here, Hannah runs her own mobile beauty business. Outside of work Hannah is kept busy with her Jack Russell terrier, Tilley, and her three guinea pigs. She also enjoys horse riding - when the weather is dry!
Isabelle joined the Okeford team in January 2017. Having previously worked in animal care and dentistry, she has enjoyed learning new skills and meeting clients and their pets. Outside of work Isabelle has her own harem of animals to keep her busy. They range from a dog to small furies and all are rescued. If she is not out walking with the pooch then she will be found enjoying craft work or spending quality time with family and friends, usually over a meal out, watching a good film at the cinema or over numerous cups of tea!
Jill originally joined the practice in 2007 before leaving us in 2017 for a two year break. She rejoined us in 2019 and is an R-SQP, enabling her to advise on ectroparasites and endoparasites and to prescribe a few of the products in practice. Jill lives on a beef and sheep farm with her husband, cats and dog. She is a keen gardener and enjoys interior decorating.
Debs joined the Okeford Vets team in October 2018 having taken an early retirement from the probation service in December 2014. She is enjoying the new challenges of a very different client base and learning lots of new skills along the way. Debs has two very much loved Siamese cats, sister and brother Stannie and Reg. In her spare time she enjoys trying to improve her painting and drawing skills in the hopes of becoming a successful artist one day.