Outstanding care for Very Important Pets
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Longwell Green Veterinary Centre
1 Court Farm Road
Longwell Green
Bristol BS30 9AA

Call 0117 932 3660

Longwell Green team

Ciara
Taylor


Ciara Taylor
BSc(Hons) VNPA BVMedSci BVM BVS MRCVS
Clinical Director - Longwell Green area branches

Ciara joined Longwell Green Veterinary Centre in February 2013 as a veterinary surgeon having qualified from Nottingham University in 2011. She previously gained a veterinary nursing and practical administration degree from Bristol University.  Ciara has a special interest in medicine, surgery and imaging (ultrasound and x-ray) and when she's not at the surgery she likes to go skiing whenever possible. Ciara is now Clinical Director for our branches in Longwell Green, Keynsham, Stockwood and Brislington.

Sarah
Andrew


Sarah Andrew
BVetMed GPCert (SAP) MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Sarah joined Highcroft as a Veterinary Surgeon in March 2015 having qualified in 2006 from the Royal Veterinary College, London. She is based at our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre. Sarah has a special interest in rabbit medicine and has three rabbits, Sooty, Sweep and Florence, as well as two tortoises, Toby and Grace.

When not at work Sarah enjoys walking and going to the theatre and concerts.

Matt
Bakewell


Matt Bakewell
BVSc MSc MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Matt qualified from Bristol University in 2010 and joined us in 2013 as an intern. Matt is now a full time veterinary surgeon based at Longwell Green Veterinary Centre and Weston Village Vets.

Matt has a parrot called Dylan and enjoys archery in his spare time.


Julie
Boxall


Julie Boxall
BVSc MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Julie qualified from Bristol Veterinary School in 1985, and has been a core member of our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre since 1992. She is really keen on all things feline, and runs our ‘Cat Clinics.’ She also loves anything complicated, such as cardiology, neurology and oncology!  She has an interest in gardening, including an allotment and likes keep fit and skiing.

Sarah
Lloyd


Sarah Lloyd
BVSc MSc MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Sarah joined Highcroft as a Veterinary Surgeon in May 2016 having qualified from Liverpool University in July 2012. She is based at our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre and has an interest in diagnostic imaging, in particular ultrasound.

Outside of work Sarah likes to participate in running long distance events and triathlons and has a 4 year old domestic short haired cat called Bradley.

Joe
Tristram


Joe Tristram
BVSc MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Joe is a senior member of our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre team having joined the practice in 1994.

Joe has a very 'vetty' life. As a child he had every animal his parents would tolerate! He decided to be a vet at the age of ten, is married to another vet, and thoroughly loves his work!  He has a special interest in internal medicine especially cardiology and enjoys a variety of hobbies in his spare time such as reading, writing and poetry and more active pursuits such as running, swimming, sailing and kayaking!

Tracey
English


Tracey English
Senior Nurse

Tracey started work at Longwell Green Veterinary Centre straight from school in 1996, and has worked her way up to Head Surgical Nurse. In her spare time she has two Burmilla cats which are quite a handful.  She is also the choreographer for KLOGS, a local operatic group.

Steph
Griffin


Steph Griffin
RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Steph joined Longwell Green as a trainee and passed her exams to become a fully qualified veterinary nurse in 2009. Outside of work a lot of her time is taken up by her guinea pigs, and she is also a shoe-aholic!

Cherie
May


Cherie May
RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Originally from Cardiff, Cherie came over the bridge to Bristol at the age of seventeen to follow a veterinary nursing career. When first working with us back then she would often say something like “ruddwyn weddy bllyno lan!” (Welsh for “am I tired!”) but now as a full-time working Mum she has boundless energy, keeping the people side of the practice in order. Cherie is one of our most senior nurses at our Longwell Green surgery.

Sue
McDonald


Sue McDonald
NCert(AnBeh)
Veterinary Nurse

Sue has a long history of veterinary nursing and joined Longwell Green Veterinary Centre in September 2009. She has also achieved the Certificate in Applied Animal Behaviour from Southampton University, and runs behaviour clinics to deal with all the problems our pets might encounter.

Amy
Pitt


Amy Pitt
RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Amy joined our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre in January 2015 as a veterinary nurse and has a special interest in cat medicine and weight clinics.

Outside out of work, she has a cat called Tinkerbell and is interested in shopping, netball and enjoys spending time with family.

Olivia
Richardson


Olivia Richardson
RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Olivia graduated from a Vet Nursing Degree at Langford in July 2006 and joined our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre immediately after. She has a special interest in chronic kidney disease in cats.

Lisa
Tolfree


Lisa Tolfree
RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Lisa works part-time with us at our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre. Outside of work, she enjoys horses and riding, and spending time with her family.

Becky
Tose


Becky Tose
RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Becky joined Highcroft in July 2016 as a veterinary nurse and is based at our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre, having qualified from Elsbridge House, Keynsham. She has a particular interest in cats and has two cats Humphrey and Kiki.

Becky also has a Papillion called Dotty and enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and holidays.

Sarah
Unwin


Sarah Unwin
RVN BSc
Veterinary Nurse

Sarah joined Highcroft in August 2016 as a veterinary nurse based at our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre.

She qualified from Bristol University in 2016 and has a Batchelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing and Bio-veterinary Sciences. Sarah has an interest in exotics having written her dissertation on rabbit behaviour and stress.

Outside of work Sarah is interested in photography and is self teaching and learning Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) photography.

Amy
Wiltshire


Amy Wiltshire
RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Amy originally came to our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre on work placement, when studying for her Veterinary Nursing Degree.  We're now very pleased to have her working with us full time as a fully qualified veterinary nurse. 

Alice
Britton


Alice Britton
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Alice started off as an afternoon receptionist at our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre and is now training to become a  qualified veterinary nurse.  She is very keen to help the local wildlife and regularly takes in hedgehogs, mice and birds that need a bit of TLC.

Jess
Edwards


Jess Edwards
Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Jess joined Highcroft in September 2015 and works at our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre. She is an integral part of our nursing team and helps out behind the scenes of this busy practice.

At home she has a Poochon called Daisy and hamsters called Poppy and Pixie. Jess is interested in photography and art in her spare time.

 

Lucy
Poole


Lucy Poole
Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Lucy joined us on January 2013 and is a trainee veterinary nurse at our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre. She has a Veterinary Care Assistant Diploma from the College of Animal Welfare and really enjoys her studies and work as she trains to be a registered veterinary nurse.

Amanda
Butfield


Amanda Butfield
FdFC in Vet Nursing
Trainee Vet Nurse

Amanda joined Highcroft in August 2016 as a trainee vet nurse at out Longwell Green Veterinary Centre. She is interested in exotics and is currently studying at Warwickshire College, part of Coventry University.

When not studying or working Amanda enjoys running.

Allison
Street


Allison Street
SQP
Senior Receptionist

Ali will often be the first person to welcome you when you come into our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre reception. When the practice became part of Highcroft Veterinary Group she became Longwell Green's Senior Receptionists.

She has two cats, Ken and Pip, and a tortoise called Timmy.

Lisa
Baker


Lisa Baker
Receptionist

Lisa joined Highcroft in February 2014 as a receptionist at our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre.  She helps with booking appointments, answering clients queries and looking after pet owners in reception.

Lisa has two tortoiseshell cats called Daisy and Sophie and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Kerry
East


Kerry East
Receptionist

Kerry joined Highcroft in September 2013 as a part time receptionist based at our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre. She helps with booking appointments, answering client queries and looking after pet owners in reception. Kerry has a springer spaniel called Monty and enjoys dog walking, cycling and cake baking.

Natalie
Hudson


Natalie Hudson
Receptionist

Natalie joined our team at our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre in June 2015. As a receptionist Natalie helps with booking appointments, answering clients queries and looking after pet owners in reception.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and pets and spoiling her budgies. She has two budgies, Lola and Joey and tropical fish. She also enjoys travelling and going shopping.

Lesley
Moore


Lesley Moore
Receptionist

Lesley joined Highcroft in 2007 as a part time receptionist at Stockwood and now works at our Whitchurch hospital and surgery.

Lesley looks after clients and their pets in reception and generally helps to make sure that the surgery is running smoothly. She also works part time at our Longwell Green branch in credit control.

Jo
Pearson


Jo Pearson
Receptionist

Jo has been working as a receptionist at our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre since 2003 and is renowned for being totally unflappable, even with a queue of clients at the desk and the phones ringing off the hook. She is a fan of both Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Persians, and in total has a menagerie of thirteen animals at home.

Lydia
Silvester


Lydia Silvester
Receptionist/Administrator

Lydia joined Highcroft in August 2014 as full time receptionist at our Longwell Green Veterinary Centre. As a receptionist she helps with booking appointments, answering clients queries and looking after pet owners in reception.

Lydia has a variety of pets including a French Lop rabbit, aged 14, called Pudding, a Bearded Dragon called Grub, a Chameleon called Goggles, a Python called Loki and two cats. If this wasn't enough to keep her busy she also has a special interest in Herpetology, the study of amphibians so perhaps her collection will expand even further!


Julie
Brodie


Julie Brodie
Practice Manager - Longwell Green area branches

Julie joined us in February 2014 and gained hands on experience in many of our branch surgeries in the lead up to becoming our head receptionist at Shirehampton Village Vets. In Jan 2015, Julie took on the role of Head of Reception, responsible for all the receptionists across the group.

Julie has now been promoted to Practice Manager for our branches in Longwell Green, Keynsham, Stockwood and Brislington.

Julie has a Westie who is 'very spoilt'. In her spare time Julie enjoys dining out, cinema and reading.

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