24hr Emergency Service
provided by our own Vets
01608 730085 / 730501
Small Animal: 01608 730501
Equine & Farm: 01608 730085
White Hills Surgery, Sibford Road, Hook Norton, Banbury, Oxon, OX15 5DG
nb: for sat nav please use OX15 5DF
Small Animal: 01608 811250
The Spendlove Centre, Enstone Road, Charlbury, Oxford, OX7 3PQ
Small Animal: 01869 337732
Heritage House, Walnut Tree Lane, St Thomas Street, Deddington, OX15 0SY
Below you can find a list of the staff currently working for us:
Steve Glanvill MA, VetMB, DBR, MRCVS
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.
His interests include game conservation and sports of all kinds, including squash, cricket, rugby and skiing. Steve is married with two grown up children.
Simon Richards BVSc, MRCVSSimon joined the partnership in 1995. He is an Equine Vet and Official Racecourse Vet at Stratford Races.
Gary Jennings BSc, BVetMed, MRCVS
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 interest in medicine and surgery and spends the rest of his time being bossed around by a 2 year old and 4 Springers!
Christina Jones BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MRCVS
Having previously worked in equine clinics in Kent and Sussex, Christina joined the practice in November 2010 as our resident surgeon. Her special interest lies in orthopaedic work, including all areas of lameness work up and surgery. Together with Simon and Fiona, Christina makes up our Repro team; she also provides regular veterinary cover at Stratford Racecourse and other equestrian events.
Outside of work, Christina enjoys retraining her ex racehorse and Eventing. Other members of the family include her husband Will and their two enthusiastic spaniels.
Fiona Elliott BVSc, MRCVS
Fiona joined the Equine team in 2005. She is fully trained in Acupuncture and a member of ABVA and is in the practice on Mondays and Thursdays.
In January 2014, Fiona opened her spa and rehabilitation centre in Radway, which includes a cold salt water hydrotherapy spa. She accepts horses for walk in treatments and rehabilitation liveries. Some of the therapeutic uses of the spa include the treatment of Tendonitis, Desmitis, splint, sore shins, arthritis, swollen joints, skin infections, open wounds and bruising. It is also used for injury prevention in competition horses. For more information please contact Fiona on 07977 464091 or visit www.radwayequinerehab.co.uk
Nancy Homewood BVetMed, MRCVS
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 and anaesthesia and also the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders with the use of Acupuncture. Nancy attends local events as vet on duty and also attends Stratford Racecourse as a duty vet. Nancy is currently studying towards her Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice. Nancy writes our equine newsletter and also writes articles for several equine publications. Outside of work, Nancy enjoys walking her 4 dogs, cycling and running.
Sally Hodgson BSc (Hons), MA, VetMB, MRCVS
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 aspects of Equine. Sally is also the practice representative on the XLEquine Executive Board. Sally has two spaniels, Spudge and Evie, and a driving pony, Ivor.
Sam Cutts MA, VetMB, MRCVSSam joined the Equine team in 2012. She enjoys all aspects of equine work but has a particular interest in Sports Horse Performance and Reproductive work, as well as being a key member of our International Export team. Sam is a keen rider in her spare time, previously eventing to 4* level and now bringing on her homebred youngster.
Christopher Gasson BA, VetMB, MRCVSChris 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) Van Den Meijdenberg, MVM, OV, MRCVSHarm/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 to Hook Norton Veterinary Group in November 2015. Outside of work he enjoys road cycling and hiking with his partner, Kate.
Katherine Murray BVMedSci (Hons), BVM BVS (Hons), MRCVSKatherine spent a number of years seeing practice with us and now joins the Farm and Equine team as a new graduate Vet.
Sam Potter DrVetMed, MRCVSSam 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 and friends in Oxford. His particular interests include travelling, sports and hiking.
Bella Clarkson MA, VetMB, MRCVS
Bella is a small animal Vet who joined the practice in 2003. She works part-time and has a broad interest in small animal practice. Opthalmology is a particular interest. She is based at the hospital in Hook Norton.
Bella lives with a menagerie of dogs, horses, cats, sheep and beloved chickens. She is married to Tom and they have 3 small children who share their desire to spend as much time outside as possible.
Fiona Miller BVM&S, MRCVS
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 half and has recently taken up yoga and is hoping to improve on this.
Jan Guilbride MA, VetMB, MRCVSJan 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 services the Small Animal Department offers, including puppy parties and dental clinics.
Jan has been approved by ABVA (Association of British Veterinary Acupuncture) and runs pet acupuncture treatment sessions at both the Hook Norton and Deddington surgeries.
Juliet Morris MA, VetMB, MRCVS
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 patients such as chickens and turkeys in her clinic! She can also occasionally be found wearing her overalls and wellies around the practice, particularly at lambing time.
When Juliet is not working her time is spent looking after her two boys and their menagerie of one dog, two cats, a few chickens and a small flock of Berrichon ewes. In any free time, she enjoys running and is currently training for the Blenheim triathlon, so has recently taken up swimming and cycling.
Kathryn Baldwyn BVSc, MRCVS
Kathryn graduated in 2005 from Liverpool University. She joined the practice in 2007. Kathryn works at all three surgeries and enjoys all aspects of general practice. She is particularly skilled at medicine and diagnostics, including scanning and scoping.
Other members of her family include Ruby the Jack Russell, Monkey the cat and Sam, the Farm Partner and her husband!
Katie McCreary BVetMed, MRCVS
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 to Cape Town. A six-month stint locuming in the UK then saw Katie off again this time to Australia to experience life and work down under.
Katie has been working back in the UK for two years and joined the practice in June 2015 to concentrate on the small animal side of veterinary work.
When not at work, Katie enjoys walking her two dogs, Connie and Begby, spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors, camping, running and kayaking.
Olivia Lewis BVM&S, MRCVSOlivia works Thursdays and Fridays and also covers Charlbury on Saturday mornings.
Pauline Tolhurst BVSc, MRCVS
Pauline joined the practice in 2006. She covers clinics at the Charlbury surgery and also at Hook Norton. Pauline has completed the approved Veterinary Acupuncture course and is a member of the ABVA (Association of British Veterinary Acupuncture). She runs these pet acupuncture treatment sessions at both the Hook Norton and Charlbury surgeries.
Pauline also runs the radiographic service as part of the KC/BVA canine health scheme.
Outside of work, Pauline is fairly active and loves the countryside and associated sports. She cycles and runs and enjoys various countryside pursuits with her 5 dogs and horses.
RVN, DipCABT(Coape) NOCN
Head Nurse (Manager)
After qualifying in 1995, Vicki joined the practice in 1998 and has been our Head Nurse since 2005.
She has a specific interest in practical nursing and animal behaviour. Vicki gained a Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training in 2004 and runs the Behavioural Clinics. She is also responsible for the smooth running of our in-house Laboratory.
RVN, BSc(Hons), VN A1
Head Nurse (Clinical)
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.
Alongside the Head Nurse and Assistant Head Nurses, the Nursing team provides essential support to the Veterinary Surgeons.
Debbie Gomes, RVN, qualified in 2006 and has an interest in all practical nursing including anaesthetics, x-rays, scanning and laboratory work. As well as being a registered qualified small animal nurse she is also a part of the large animal department team. Debbie is also responsible for ordering all drugs, consumables and food for the small animal department.
Lisa Johnson, RVN, FDSc, offers PEME and Laser Therapy services at our Hook Norton surgery.
Emma Carroll, RVN, D32, D33, D34, qualified in 1993 and is based at the Charlbury surgery. She is also a Trainee Nurse Assessor and Internal Verifier for the NVQ part of the Veterinary Nursing Course. She has a specific interest in small animal nutrition.
Mel Bailey, RVN, qualified in 2006 and has an interest in general surgery and physiotherapy.
Jo Clarke, VN
Serena Harris, VN
Stacey Addison, VN
Charlotte Simcock, VN
Katy Allen, TVN and Keeley Dalton, TVN are undertaking their nurse training.
Robyn Kelm, Animal Nursing Assistant
Layla Parsons, General Assistant
Charlotte Pepler, General Assistant
Tony UdallTony 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.
Hook Norton Small AnimalThis is covered by our team of receptionists: SJ Courage (Head Small Animal Receptionist), Sharon Allen, Teresa Bull, Ros Page, Kim Richardson, Simone Watts, Lauren Carter, Nicola Lamb and Rebecca Cooper. They run a computerised appointment system, cover duties in the dispensary and oversee waiting room and pet food sales, ensuring you of an efficient and friendly service.
Charlbury SurgeryThis busy branch surgery in Charlbury is manned by 3 receptionists; Claire Whitaker, Jane Coverdale and Naomi Harris.
Deddington SurgerySJ Courage, Simone Watts and Lauren Carter help run the branch surgery at Deddington.