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The Team

We are an experienced team of veterinary professionals. Our clinical expertise is second to none but we also have big hearts when it comes to your pet. We will treat your animal as if they were our own (it goes without saying that we will always treat you with the manner in which we would be treated!)

Vets

Grahame Howe

Grahame went to vet school at Cambridge university where he qualified in 1998. After a few years dabbling in mixed practice in Cheshire and a stint in North London he moved to a mixed practice in Gloucestershire.  He spent 11 happy years there initially as an assistant and then as a partner.

He has now taken the opportunity to start a new practice where he can focus on what he believes is key to running an excellent practice: good medicine, surgery and good customer care. He firmly believes that clients should be treated as he would like to be, and that pets should be treated as if they were his own.

He would like to welcome you to come and have a look around the practice.

 

 

Dr Olaxys Fernandez

Olaxys qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1997. In 2003 he was awarded a PhD for his work on gastrointestinal disease. He moved to the UK in 2012 where he had worked across the country. From 2012 he has been working in Witney and in 2016 he joined us. He has a particular interest in dentistry.

We are very lucky to be able to work with this charming gentleman.

 

 

 

 

Violeta Ortuño

Violeta comes from Spain where she graduated in 2014. Whilst in University she was involved in laboratory research and both large and small animal medicine. Now she has fully converted to small animal veterinary medicine. She is keen on surgery and diagnostic imaging, but most importantly she enjoys helping you and your pet and is looking forward to meeting you all!

 

 

 

 

Nurses (including student nurses)

Jemima Freeman - Head Nurse

Jemima started her veterinary nursing career in 2003 and graduated from the University of the West of England in 2008 with a degree in Veterinary Nursing Science.

Since then Jemima has worked in a variety of small animal veterinary hospitals, including a referral hospital, were she specialised in dentistry and completed a certificate in veterinary dentistry.

At present Jemima is working towards a certificate in rehabilitation. Outside of work Jemima is kept busy with her cat, two dogs and chinchillas.

Jemima came to work at the Carterton Veterinary Surgery for their fantastic facilities, high standards in veterinary care and their open friendly approach to caring for animals and their clients.

Georgie Hall - Veterinary Nurse

Georgie is a self confessed crazy cat lady and has a big passion for all large and small animals too. Georgie grew up on a dairy farm and has ridden horses all her life and loves to show jump her ex racehorse. She has been working within the veterinary profession since 2013 and completed her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in November 2016, she loves every aspect of the job. Georgie is very interested in nutrition, surgical and medical nursing.

 

 

 

 

Catherine Carlson - Student Veterinary Nurse

Catherine studied at Abingdon and Witney college to gain her Level 2 and Level 3 diploma in Animal Care/ Management, During her studies she volunteered at different veterinary practices to gain knowledge and experience. She is now studying to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Catherine has 3 tortoises, a corn snake, 2 cats and a Chihuahua living with her at home.

 

 

 

 

Administration

Michelle Edwards - Administrative Assistant

Michelle studied Biology at The University of Leeds and graduated in 1999. After graduation Michelle has had various administrative positions within Local Government offices and the NHS and gained a wealth of experience which she brings to the Surgery.

Michelle is a keen animal lover and has two cocker spaniels and two cats whom she shares her home with.