I have been clinical director since taking over the practice in 1999. I have a strong interest in surgery and enjoy a good surgical challenge. I am a keen rider and enjoy being around horses and racing. I have a terrier called Gerty .
Claire Ronnie BVetMedCertAVP MRCVS
Claire qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2005 and has attained an additional post-graduate qualification, the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP), concentrating on soft tissue and orthopaedic diagnostic imaging and cardiology. Claire enjoys being able to provide a high standard of diagnostic imaging services to the practice for both canine and feline patients, including abdominal ultrasound and echocardiography as well as flexible endoscopy, and lives locally with a young family and Jack Russell Terrier “Onion.”
My interests at work are ultrasonagraphy, surgery and shelter medicine, I look after the Mayflower Sanctuary. At home I live on a small holding with chickens, sheep and pigs plus a couple of ferrets and a working Labrador.
Head Nurse, qualified RVN. Been nursing since 1993
Came to the practice in December 1997. Qualified in 1999. Became Head Nurse 2006.
Best thing about the job - "It's far from boring, anything can happen at any time, and seeing technology change over time. I can remember when the x-ray machine was an overhead cone which you changed depending on the size of the area being x-rayed. Now its digital - Fantastic!"
Kirsty started at Dowdings Vets volunteering after school, back in 2004. She Qualified as an RVN in 2013.
Kirsty owns two dogs, three cats and 2 tortoises, Kirsty has her hands full with this little lot. In her spare time, Kirsty likes keeping fit by running and walking the dogs. She thinks that the best thing about her job is the animals, and not knowing what's coming through the door. Also seeing cases from beginning to end!
Student Veterinary Nurse
Veterinary Nurse & Suitably Qualified Person
I have three dogs
Holly- Boxer 11years old , enjoys eating and sleeping
Twix- cocker spaniel 2 years old , enjoys flyball
Barley - Labrador cross - 8 months old , enjoys long walks and meeting new friends
Office Line Manager
I came to Dowding Vets in Feb 2005 and I have loved every minute of it.
I have been part of the Dowding team since 2008. I work in our busy office and undertake a variety of admin jobs.
I also enjoy reception work and like being able to put a face to the name with our patients and their human.
I have been working here since 2016. I love working with animals so its my perfect job!
I have only been one of the team for less than a year and my main job is working on reception. And I managed to last 3 months before I acquired two cats!
Student Veterinary Nurse
I'm one of the newest members of the reception team. I am animal mad - I lasted three days before taking a stray kitten home to join the gang!
I have been a receptionist for 30 years. Over the years I have collected numerous strays – cats, dogs, birds etc.
At the moment I have
1 Shetland pony
And a few budgies
Yes I am a bit of a pushover!!!