Jessica works alongside our equine surgical team to increase our capacity for surgical cases; including ‘tie-back’ and ‘kissing spines’ operations. Her areas of interest are both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, diagnostic imaging and investigation of lameness cases as well […]
Will qualified from the University of Nottingham and is from local farming stock. His veterinary interests include Herd Health Planning and Lameness Investigations. Outside of work Will enjoys cycling and running.
Steve is a Partner and the Practice Principal. He qualified from Cambridge in 1981 and joined the practice in 1983, becoming a Partner in 1985. Steve holds a Diploma in Bovine Reproduction and runs the Farm side of the practice. […]
Simon joined the partnership in 1995. He is an Equine Vet and Official Racecourse Vet at Stratford Races.
Gary joined the practice in 2005, to help run the Hook Norton and Charlbury surgeries. He became a Partner in March 2008, with responsibility for the Small Animal department. Gary’s hobbies include painting, football and running. He has a general […]
Sam joined the Farm and Equine team in July 2007 after qualifying from Liverpool University. Having spent the first few years as a general large animal Vet, Sam now specialises in Farm work. His interests include routine dairy work, sheep […]
The Walker family have been associated with the care and welfare of animals dating back to 1674 when the earliest records show there was a farrier in Long Compton named John Walker. The Walkers remained in Long Compton until 1949 […]
Fiona joined the Equine team in 2004 and now works at the practice two days a week since starting a family. She has a particular interest in sport horse work and is trained in acupuncture as well as veterinary chiropractic. […]
Nancy joined the equine department in 2010. She has owned horses all her life and has evented up to Novice level. She also captained her University riding team to the National Championships. Nancy has a special interest in equine medicine […]
Sally qualified in 2007 and has worked in equine practice ever since, joining the Hook Norton Veterinary Group in 2010. She completed her Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in 2016, which is a modular, online, post-graduate certificate that covers all […]
Sam graduated from Cambridge in 2010 and joined our Equine team in 2012. She is one of a very small handful of Equine Vets ever to have competed at CCI**** level and is thus uniquely placed to understand competition horses […]
Tom qualified from Liverpool University in 2011 and joined the team in 2014. He has previously worked in a mixed practice in Worcestershire and has a special interest in orthopaedic work as well as lameness work ups and wound management. […]
Chris is a local farmers son and qualified from Cambridge in 2001. He is an experienced farm Vet and has been working in an XLVet practice in Somerset for the past few years. He joined the practice in February 2012.
Harm/Harry grew up on a dairy farm in the Netherlands and graduated from Ghent University in 2013. After working for 2 years in a mixed practice in Northern Ireland he decided to focus 100% on farm animal medicine and moved […]
Katherine spent a number of years seeing practice with us and joined the Farm and Equine team as a new graduate Vet. Katherine is now working solely for the Equine department.
Sam qualified from Szent Istvan University, Hungary in 2011. After three years of mixed practice he joined the farm team in order to pursue his particular interest in farm animal medicine. When not working, Sam spends his time with family […]
Bella joined the practice in 2003 and enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, especially soft tissue surgery and opthalmology. She is based at the hospital in Hook Norton. Bella lives with a menagerie of dogs, horses, cats, sheep and […]
Fiona is a small animal Vet and joined the practice in July 2015. She qualified from Edinburgh in 2013. She is interested in all small animal practice, but especially the medical side. Fiona currently lives in Oxford with her other […]
Jan has been with the practice since 1989 and is based mostly at the Hook Norton surgery. She has an interest in most areas of general practice, but surgery in particular. Jan has helped to establish many of the extra […]
Juliet joined the practice in 2002 as a Farm and Small Animal Vet. She now has two sons and works part-time covering the Deddington and Hook Norton clinics. Juliet enjoys small animal medicine and seems to find the more unusual […]
Kathryn qualified from Liverpool University in 2005. She joined the Practice as a small animal vet in 2007. She enjoys both soft tissue surgery and medicine. She is particularly skilled at ultrasonography and has been instrumental in advancing our in-house […]
Katie qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London and took a job in the Lake District, working with all types of animals, small and large. After three years she decided to take a break and travel through Africa, from Nairobi […]
Olivia works Thursdays and Fridays and also covers Charlbury on Saturday mornings.
Pauline joined the practice in 2006 and covers clinics at the Charlbury surgery and Hook Norton. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary work and loves surgery, but has a keen interest in the use of acupuncture to control pain. Pauline has […]
Will qualified from Edinburgh Vet School and started work in Sussex, before moving to Oxfordshire two years later to practice in Banbury. In 2014 Will joined the Hook Norton practice following a brief period of locuming in surgical referral centres […]
After qualifying in 1995, Vicki joined the practice in 1998. She was our Head Nurse from 2005 to 2017 when she stepped down to concentrate on her behavioural work. She has a specific interest in practical nursing and animal behaviour. […]
Chloe qualified in 2005 and also has a Degree in Veterinary Nursing Science. She has a specific interest in animal nutrition and practical nursing. Chloe is our Trainee Nurse Assessor.
Debbie qualified in 2006 and has an interest in all practical nursing. She particularly enjoys the diagnostic side of nursing, including ultrasound scanning, radiography and working in our in-house laboratory. As well as being a registered small animal nurse she is […]
Lisa offers PEME and Laser Therapy services at our Hook Norton surgery.
Jo has been a registered veterinary nurse since 1999 but first started nursing in 1994. She is interested in x-rays, anaesthetics and dental work.
Stacey qualified in 2005 but has been nursing since 2003. She worked at two practices prior to joining the Hook Norton Veterinary Group in 2015. Stacey is currently studying for a certificate in emergency and critical care and has already […]
Keeley is a student veterinary nurse and is in her second year of training at Hartpury College. She enjoys being involved in emergency surgery.
Katy is a student veterinary nurse and is in her final year of training at Hartpury College. She enjoys inpatient care and also dealing with emergencies out of hours. Katy loves daschunds and spaniels (especially wire-haired daschunds)!
Robyn is a qualified Veterinary Care Assistant and joined the nursing team in 2013. She enjoys post operative recovery of animals and inpatient care. Robyn also helps organise our puppy parties.
Charlotte is our Clinic Assistant and is starting veterinary nurse training in September. She enjoys assisting the vets and nurses in consults and with daily routines such as blood sampling and preparing inpatients for surgery. Charlotte also has an interest […]
Sarah has been with the practice since 2004 and completed her Equine Veterinary Nursing qualification in 2008. Sarah oversees the care of all the equine inpatients.
Qualified in 2009. Yvonne has completed a BScEqs(Hons) and also a beginners dog grooming course.
Amy joined the practice in September 2009 as our Equine Clinic Assistant and became Equine Yard Manager in 2016. Her interests lie in intensive care of inpatients and assisting with wound management.
Jenna qualified as an equine veterinary nurse in 2015 but has been working with horses and farm animals from a young age. She is particularly interested in theatre nursing and looking after intensive care patients.
Tony is our Practice Manager and joined the team in 2005. Tony works closely with the Partners to ensure the smooth and efficient day to day running of the practice.
Lucy has been with the practice since 1994. Formerly Practice Manager, Lucy returned to work on a part-time basis following the birth of her two children and is now Projects Manager, co-ordinating long term projects and marketing and development plans.