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Meet the Team

James Allsop

Clinical Lead - Langford Vet Practice

James Allsop

Clinical Lead - Langford Vet Practice

BVSc MRCVS GPCert(FelP)

James graduated from Liverpool and started his career in Newport South Wales where he worked for several years, eventually becoming a director of the practice in 2007. In 2011 he decided to take a position with the Langford Vet Practice, where he hopes to be able to pass on to the students some of the skills that he has developed.

Since 2011 James has been appointed Clinical Lead, a role in which he is responsible for the clinical performance and standards of the practice team. During that period he has worked with the practice manager and head nurse to improve the practice's focus on client and patient care and to maintain consistently high standards whilst continuing to provide education to the students training within the practice.

James has always had an interest in cats and completed the ESVPS Feline Practice Certificate in 2005 where he learnt a lot about the different illnesses that cats get and how best to look after them.

Shelley Monks

Langford Vet Practice Manager

Shelley Monks

Langford Vet Practice Manager

BSc

Shelley has been Practice Manager at the Langford Small Animal Practice for over 11 years, having worked in veterinary practice for 15 years as a veterinary nurse

Clare Thursby

Area Lead Langford Vet Practice

Clare Thursby

Area Lead Langford Vet Practice

BVSc MRCVS

Clare qualified from Bristol in 1998, shen then worked in mixed practice for 3.5 years before moving to the RVC's Beaumont Sainsbury's Animal Hospital. Here worked as a general practitioner and taught London's final year veterinary students for 10 years.

She then relocated to the South West and coordinated our busy CPD programme. Clare now works as a Veterinary Surgeon in our Small Animal Practice.

Dr Alison C Blaxter

Lecturer in Primary Care (Small Animals) Hills Director of First Opinion Teaching

Dr Alison C Blaxter

Lecturer in Primary Care (Small Animals) Hills Director of First Opinion Teaching

BAHons BVM&S DipCABC PhD MRCVS FHEA

Alison graduated from Edinburgh University and has worked in small animal referral and first opinion practice for most of her career. She has had specialist training in feline medicine and gained a PhD for study of diabetes in dogs.

More recently she has expanded her skills to deal with behavioural cases with a post graduate diploma in companion animal behaviour counselling and offers behaviour support within the practice. She has overall responsibility for the veterinary students placed in the practice and for integrating their learning experience with the clinical workload, and has responsibility for teaching in other areas of the Veterinary and Vet Nursing courses for the University.

Clinical Research

Colin Blakey

Clinical Associate in First Opinion Practice

Colin Blakey

Clinical Associate in First Opinion Practice

BVetMed MRCVS

Colin has been working in general small animal practice since 1993, with a special interest in exotic animal medicine. He qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London, having spent the last part of his course studying with the veterinary department at the Zoological Society of London.

He then spent four years working in a mixed animal practice in Essex, gaining general experience but also building up expertise with the more exotic species when ever the opportunity arose. This was followed by time working for an avian and exotic veterinary centre in Berkshire before moving to Nailsea where he established an exotic clinic alongside his other clinical work.

Colin moved to the Small Animal Practice at Langford in July 2006 with the remit to expand the exotic case load increasing the exposure of the students to the more unusual species that are becoming increasingly common.

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Hazel Barter

Veterinary Surgeon

Hazel Barter

Veterinary Surgeon

Celia Marker

Veterinary Surgeon

Celia Marker

Veterinary Surgeon

Celia qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2016. Since graduated she worked for several years as a general practitioner around London before moving to Bristol.

In May 2022 Celia started a certificate in small animal Ophthalmology so enjoys all things eyes, as well as teaching soft tissue surgery.

In her spare time, Celia enjoys exploring the South west with her naughty Norfolk Terrier.

Ben Howitt

Veterinary Surgeon

Ben Howitt

Veterinary Surgeon

Georgina Haddrell

Head Veterinary Nurse

Georgina Haddrell

Head Veterinary Nurse

Georgina has been qualified since 2004, where she started work in mixed practice that was later consolidated to small animal. Georgina was Head nurse in her previous practice for 10 years. She is an SQP, Assessor/Clinical Coach and an OSCE Examiner for the RCVS and City & Guilds

Fallon Campbell-Grzyb

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

Fallon Campbell-Grzyb

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

RVN


She was later employed as a Student Veterinary Nurse and is in the process of completing her first year.

Karen Cue

Veterinary Nurse

Karen Cue

Veterinary Nurse

RVN

Beth Kent

Front of House RVN

Beth Kent

Front of House RVN

RVN

Beth qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2013. Before joining the Small Animal Practice, Beth spent a year working in the medicine department of our Small Animal Referral Hospital.

She enjoys all aspects of nursing but particularly enjoys nutrition, nurse consultations and inpatient care.

Charlie Padfield

Veterinary Nurse

Charlie Padfield

Veterinary Nurse

RVN

Sadie-May Ryan

Veterinary Nurse

Sadie-May Ryan

Veterinary Nurse

RVN

Sadie qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2005 & gained her Nursing Assessor/Clinical Coach Certificate shortly after. She came to work in the Small Animal Practice in 2009. She successfully completed her Level 3 Canine Hydrotherapy Certificate & started to run the Hydrotherapy Unit also. For 2 days a week, alongside working in the Hydrotherapy Unit, she worked in the Surgery Ward in the Referral Hospital. This was so she could work closely with the Surgeons and she could assist them in the rehabilitation of their inpatients. In 2013 Sadie left Langford to become Head Nurse at another practice. She also assisted and ran Puppy Classes for a year. In 2017 Sadie worked as a Locum RVN and Canine Hydrotherapist, which took her all over the region. In early 2019 she returned to Langford to work in the Small Animal Practice as a Part Time RVN Sadie has a keen interest in canine rehabilitation and dog behaviour.

Jennifer Skinner

Veterinary Nurse

Jennifer Skinner

Veterinary Nurse

RVN

Jess Elverd

Student Nurse

Jess Elverd

Student Nurse

Charlie Payne

Trainee Vet Nurse

Charlie Payne

Trainee Vet Nurse

Lisa Spriggs

Student Veterinary Nurse

Lisa Spriggs

Student Veterinary Nurse

Roz Barnes

Receptionist

Roz Barnes

Receptionist

Sarah Elliott

Receptionist

Sarah Elliott

Receptionist

Emma Gooding

Receptionist

Emma Gooding

Receptionist

Joanne Keet

Receptionist

Joanne Keet

Receptionist

Erica Payne

Receptionist

Erica Payne

Receptionist

Selina Smith

Receptionist

Selina Smith

Receptionist

Louise Williams

Receptionist

Louise Williams

Receptionist

Louise came to Langford Vets in 2014 as a volunteer while completing an Animal Care Assistant course. She joined the team as a full time Receptionist in September 2015.

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