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Meet The Christchurch Vet Team | Vets4Pets

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Meet the Christchurch Vet Team

Tom Mowlem BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon & Joint Venture Partner

Tom started work in a rural mixed practice based in south Somerset before joining Companion Care in 1998 - opening the Poole branch before moving to the Bournemouth surgery in 2000. He became a JVP in 2002. Tom really enjoys the everyday hustle and bustle of general small animal practice and understanding the relationships between pet and owner. He has one dog – a border terrier called Buddy, and 2 rabbits.

In his spare time he enjoys driving and restoring vintage and classic cars, mountain biking, playing rugby and spending time with his four young children. His most recent surgery in Christchurch opened in November 2009, in partnership with Debbie Clarke.

Debbie Clarke Veterinary Surgeon & Joint Venture Partner Christchurch Vets4Pets

Debbie Clarke BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon & Joint Venture Partner

Debbie joined Companion Care Bournemouth in 2003 following her previous job in Hertfordshire and joined Tom as a JVP in April 2009. In November 2009, she teamed up with Tom again to open the Christchurch surgery.

Debbie runs the Christchurch surgery and is qualified to perform acupuncture on pets - she also has interests in rabbit medicine and surgery. She has three cats and a collection of chameleons and corn snakes. In her spare time she enjoys researching and breeding corn flakes and chameleons, keeping fit at the local gym, skiing and horse riding.

Sarah Collins BSc BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Sarah joined Vets4Pets in September 2009 after a brief spell locuming. Sarah did an extra year at vet school to gain a BSc in animal behaviour and welfare. She is looking forward to assisting enhancing the pet owner bond. Sarah has two chocolate Labradors, a 12 year old horse, two guinea pigs, a cat and lots of fish. In her spare time she breeds Labradoodles, enjoys horse riding, walking, swimming and has recently taken up snowboarding.

Ashley Sykes BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Ashley graduated from the Royal Veterinery College and joined Vets4Pets in 2011. He enjoys treating cats and dogs, but also has a particular interest in exotics. At home he keeps reptiles, fish and invertebrates. Ashley says he finds surgery, anaesthesia and cardiology the most interesting part of the job. In his spare time he is a keen photographer and has just started a marine aquarium.

Rachel Tucker BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Rachel joined Vets4Pets in April 2011, after spending two years in smal animal practice in Poole. She graduated at the same time as Sarah Cowan from Bristol in 2009 and has a keen interest in everything feline. Rachel has her own 9 year old Havana "Jasmine" and a very bouncy mini Labradoodle, "Kira" as well as lots of small tropical fish. She is a very keen gamer, loves driving and going to track days. Rachel also enjoys challenges, her most recent being trying to learn Japanese in her spare time.


Veterinary Surgeon

Dan qualified from Glasgow University in 2003, after which he spent a year in mixed animal practice in Cornwall followed by two years working in New Zealand. Since returning to the UK, Dan worked in a variety of small animal surgeries mainly in the Manchester area, then moved to Poole in 2009 and joined the Christchurch Vets4Pets team in Oct 2012. Dan is interested in all areas of small animal veterinary medicine including cancer, hormonal diseases and kidney disease.

Sandra Cockerill  Veterinary Nurse Christchurch Vets4Pets

Sandra Cockerill

Veterinary Nurse

Sandra comes from a finance background, but she loves animals and decided to come and work for Vets4Pets in 2006, subsequently qualifying as a veterinary nurse. In 2009, she helped set up our Christchurch practice and is now a key member of our nursing team.

Nikki Ball Veterinary Nurse Vets4Pets Christchurch

Nikki Ball

Veterinary Nurse

Nikki joined us in early 2010 after moving to Bournemouth from a veterinary practice in London. She has been qualified since 2005 and loves all aspects of veterinary nursing and animal care. Nikki has a Labrador and a horse and in her spare time enjoys walking, shopping and horse riding.

Lorna Adams RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Lorna joined Vets4Pets having previously worked for the PDSA in Bournemouth and Black Dragon emergency service. She loves all aspects of nursing but has a special interest in critical care and wound management. At home she has a cat called Rosie and two African Pigmy Hedgehogs called Pedro and Carlos. In her spare time, she enjoys making jewellery and bridal tiaras and is learning Spanish.

Sarah Nash Veterinary Nurse Vets4Pets Christchurch

Sarah Nash

Veterinary Nurse

Kirsty Cowell  Receptionist  Vets4Pets Christchurch

Kirsty Cowell


Kirsty joined the practice in January 2013. She previously worked for Pets At Home and has a lot of experience with the small furries. She really enjoys meeting all our clients and making a fuss of their pets. In her spare time Kirsty is a keen photographer and artist. She shares her home with a giant house rabbit called Dr Watson who tends to rule the household.

Becky and Sukhi the dog Christchurch Vets4Pets

Becky and Sukhi the dog

Kate Christchurch Vets4Pets