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Jeremy (Jock) Queen BVSc CertSAO MRCVS

Advanced Practitioner in small animal orthopaedics


Heidi Whieldon BVSc BSAVA CertSAS MRCVS

Advanced Practitioner in small animal surgery

Heidi qualified in 1998 from Liverpool University and following 13 years of mixed practice moved to Severn vets to concentrate on small animals in 2011. Her main interest is in soft tissue surgery. She gained her post graduate certificate and RCVS Advanced Practitioner status in 2017. Heidi takes both internal and external referrals for surgery, including keyhole and endoscopic procedures.


Mary Burke BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Mary has worked at Severn Vets since 2017, her main interest is internal medicine and she enjoys seeing complex referral cases. She has almost completed the BSAVA medicine certificate. Mary mentors our recent graduate vets and runs our clinical club.


James Tolkien BVetMed (Hons) BSc (Hons) PGCert (DI) MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

James graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016. After starting his career in small animal practice locally he joined the Severn Vets team in 2018. He is working towards a certificate in small animal diagnostic imaging to become an RCVS acknowledged advanced veterinary practitioner in 2021. James has a particular interest in abdominal ultrasonography and CT and enjoys taking imaging referrals from our surrounding practices.


Mark Taylor BVetMed CertAVP(VC) PGCertVPS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Mark graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011. He joined Severn Vets in 2017 after working in the West Midlands and Cornwall prior to this. Mark completed a certificate in advanced veterinary practice in 2020 and earned a designated certificate in veterinary cardiology in 2021. Mark enjoys seeing and working up heart cases, both internal and external referrals.


Alison Foster BVetMed, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Alison graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2018 and has worked in companion animal practice since. She joined Severn vets in 2019 and is mainly based at our Worcester branches. She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice but particularly enjoys medical work ups, emergency and critical care and dentistry.


Sophie Elliott BSc (Hons) BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Sophie graduated Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. She joined Severn vets in 2015 and is mainly based at our Henley-In-Arden branch. She has an interest in small animal surgery.


Charlie Fry BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Charlie recently graduated from Bristol university and is mainly based at our Worcester branches. She is enjoying learning all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a particular interest in surgery.


Kelly Christen BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Kelly moved over from South Africa in 2021 to join the team at Severn Vets. She studied Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort, the only veterinary university in South Africa. Kelly has a keen interest in small animal surgery.


Helen Adams BVM&S PgC(SAM) MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Helen qualified from Edinburgh University in 2006 and has worked in small animal practice in the West Midlands ever since, with short breaks to travel and work for international rescue charities and to have her two children. She completed a post graduate certificate in small animal medicine in 2018. Helen relocated to Worcestershire with her family 4 years ago and recently joined the team at Severn vets in 2021. Helen enjoys meeting pets and their owners and particularly enjoys primary vaccination consultations and annual health checks where she can help the pet get off to the best start and help with any problems along the way. Helen has a bias towards medicine and is trained in acupuncture .


Katie Whitehouse BVSc MRCVS PGCertSAECC

Veterinary Surgeon


Jane Harding RVN ESVPS Nurse NCert (anaesthesia and critical care) A1

Hospital Director and Head Veterinary Nurse


Gemma Nichols DipVN RVN NCert (E&CC) Pet Bereavement Support Cert

Deputy Head Nurse and Clinical Coach


Leanne Dawes RVN BSc (Hons)

Senior Veterinary Nurse


Kirsty Hauxwell RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse and Clinical Coach


Carmen Starkey DipAVN (small animal) RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Karen Holt B ED (Hons) RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Kate Davies RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Esther Purkiss RVN NCert(anaesth) CertVNECC

Veterinary Nurse


Kirstie Abbott RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Emma Godson RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Natasha Wyard RVN Dip Animal physiotherapy MIATT and Hydrotherapist

Registered Veterinary Nurse and Hydrotherapist


Amy-Kate Jukes RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Belle Taviner RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Nicki Osman RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Shannon Smith RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Hannah Delo RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Emma Cambridge RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Maria Holmes RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Victoria McGill

Student Veterinary Nurse


Jasmine Cowan

Student Veterinary Nurse


Andrew Cant

Practice Manager


Sarah Davey VN

Head Client Care Manager and Insurance Claims Processor


Sarah Garner

Senior Client Care Manager


Becky Thompson

Receptionist


Jemma Poke

Receptionist & Hydrotherapist


Sarah Drury

Receptionist


Mandy Key

Receptionist


Heather Burman

Receptionist


Hildie Rogerson

Receptionist and Administrator


Janet Hill

Receptionist


Jennifer Coakley

Receptionist


Emma Griffin

Receptionist


Barbara Moxon

Aviagen Administrator


Julie Barnes

Insurance claims processor


Jade Kendrick ANA

Nursing Assistant


Katie Bounds

Nursing Assistant