Meet Our Beaconsfield Team 

Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.

Take a look below and our fantastic team:


Helen Avison
Helen Avison
Veterinary Surgeon
BVSc, MRCVS

I was brought up in East Devon and first started working in a veterinary surgery when only 12 years old as a receptionist and nurse at weekends and after school.

I qualified from the University of Bristol Vet School in 1996 with credits in medicine, surgery, and public health. This was the year of the BBC™'s ,Vet School television program and I could be seen running away from the camera on a number of occasions. My husband always complains that I could have been the Blue Peter vet if I hadn't been so camera shy.

My first job was as an assistant to Paul Snelling at Beaconsfield Veterinary Clinic. During the next 10 years, I developed my skills and pushed for considerable modernisation at the practice. In November 2006, I took over as principal veterinary surgeon. My particular interests are medicine, diagnostic imaging, and acupuncture, and I am very experienced dealing with rabbits, small furries, and birds.

I live in the village of Christon with my husband, three rescue dogs, and my horse, Wuno. My main hobby is competitive show jumping and dressage.


Sophie Presland
Sophie Presland
Veterinary Surgeon
BSc, BVSc, MRCVS

I qualified from Bristol University in 2010 then worked at a companion animal practice in Reading for three years before joining the Beaconsfield family in 2013.

I enjoy all aspects of veterinary work, but I am particularly interested in feline and canine geriatric medicine, and also anything chicken related! I am a qualified veterinary acupuncturist as well.

At home, I have a fluffy cat called Millie and a cocker spaniel called Gary who you may also sometimes see behind reception at the practice.


Emily Syms
Veterinary Surgeon
MRCVS


Fi Davis
Fi Davis
Registered Veterinary Nurse
RVN, Clinical Coach

I joined Beaconsfield in January 2019, however, I have spent my weekends volunteering at the practice since August 2018. In December 2021 I qualified and am now a Registered Veterinary Nurse and a Clinical Coach to our student.

I am also very interested in canine and feline behaviour and working on my canine behaviour certificate. I also run our exclusive puppy parties.

At home, I have a beautiful German Shepherd, Barney, whom I love taking out for long walks! I am also the mum of Harry, my adorable black and white cat, whom came to Beaconsfield as a 4 week old kitten. Outside of work I enjoy travelling...a lot!


Jodie Andrews
Jodie Andrews
Registered Veterinary Nurse
RVN, Clinical Coach

I have been at Beaconsfield Veterinary Clinic since 2008. I began my training here by completing the Animal Nursing Assistant course and then qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2012.

I enjoy all aspects of veterinary nursing, but I have a special interest in exotic animals and have completed the BSAVA Veterinary Nurse Merit Award in exotics.

I have a special interest in rabbits and have four of my own. I also have three guinea pigs, three cats, two gerbils, two cockatiels, and two collie dogs.


Caz Appleby
Registered Veterinary Nurse
RVN, Clinical Coach


Ginny Gould
Registered Veterinary Nurse
RVN


Tamara Guerrero
Student Veterinary Nurse


Suzanna Border
Suzanna Border
Deputy Head Receptionist & VCA

I joined the practice in February 2009 and while working here, I trained as a veterinary care assistant and qualified in July 2011. Since becoming more involved with the animals and working more closely with our vets and nurses, I have found a job I am extremely passionate about and want to stick with for the rest of my career.

I have three cats, Bobby, Paisley, and Pumpkin, who were all from one of our many stray litters and were born in a greenhouse. I also have two rabbits, and a number of fish. Having the opportunity to work as a VCA and playing a part in helping an animal get better puts a smile on my face and makes my job worth doing.


Charlotte Lawford
Charlotte Lawford
Veterinary Care Assistant

I studied Animal Management at Weston College and came to Beaconsfield for work experience in 2016.

Since then I completed a Veterinary Care Assistant qualifiction at Bridgwater College and am now fully qualified.

In my spare time, I like to care for my two rabbits and two cats.


Jo Cattermole
Jo Cattermole
Head Receptionist

I have worked on reception here at Beaconsfield Veterinary Clinic since 2006. I love working on reception, getting to know both our clients and their animals.

I have a dog called Winnie, who is a lively 7 month old spaniel cross. I also have two black cats, three miniature shetland ponies and two guinea pigs...I have no room for anymore!


Jess  Smith
Jess Smith
Receptionist

I started at Beaconsfield in late 2020, and have found a passion for assisting people to get the right care for their pets and getting to know both them and their owners. At home I have 3 cats, two being rescues from Beaconsfield back before I joined the team (one is deaf and the other only has one eye, so they are a special pair!) I also have a corn snake, and several crested geckos. Outside of work, I’m either caring for my various pets or working on some form of art, which is my second love after animals.

Tina Walters
Receptionist


Elaina Tabrett
Receptionist


Helena Avci
Receptionist


Abby Stinton
Receptionist

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