Meet the team
I graduated from Edinburgh (Royal Dick Veterinary College) in 1992. I have been privileged to have worked in a wide variety of different types of small animal practice, including RSPCA, university first opinion and private practices. I have a passion for giving the best client care that I can and strive to offer the level of service that I would want for my own pet. I am incredibly fortunate in working with a fantastic team who are key in helping me deliver that vision. The opportunity arose to become a joint venture partner with Vets4Pets and now I am turning my dreams into reality. In my spare time I enjoy coxing pilot gig boats and am a member of Falmouth Gig Club. Pilot gigs are beautiful 32 foot long wooden boats that are rowed by a crew of six and are so named because they would take pilots out to incoming vessels 'back in the day'. Nowadays they are used for racing or exploring the hidden creeks of the Fal. I unwind by reading and gardening.
I graduated from Edinburgh Vet school after completing a previous science degree- It seems that I just didn't know when to stop the studies!
I've spent my entire vet career working in first opinion practice or greyhound track work, and have worked from Leeds to South Cornwall with plenty of places in between. I found myself moving to Cornwall in Summer 2017, when my partner and I decided we needed to emigrate from Yorkshire to somewhere warmer, sunnier with instant surf access.... many countries were considered... but then my inability to learn foreign languages reared it's head and a Cornish move was set in motion. We never looked back and are happily settled here.
I live with my partner and my UK Tibetan Terrier Champion show dog "Dora" (the explorer!). She can often be found at work in the dog ward keeping the other patients company or being sassy demanding yet another walk. In my spare time, I train for paddleboard racing (a new sporting hobby for me), show dogs or judge them at championship level. I also like to travel far and wide!
I grew up on the sunny shores of the Seychelles, South Africa. I qualified in 2014 and worked in SA before making the move to the UK in 2017. I've spent over half of my career working as an emergency vet but enjoy working with wildlife too.
In my spare time, I'm a water sports enthusiast. I enjoy swimming, surfing, music festivals and anything that gets me outdoors.
Advanced Practitioner in veterinary cardiology
BVSc CertVC MRCVS
Oliver is an RCVS recognised Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Cardiology.
He graduated from the University of Bristol Veterinary School in 2002. After working in mixed practice for 2 years he started training in Veterinary cardiology, working at a busy small animal hospital practice in Bristol. Working alongside Dr Luca Ferasin, he obtained his Certificate in Veterinary Cardiology in 2010. Since then Oliver has worked in busy small animal hospital vet practices and has been accepting cardiology referrals since 2010.
In 2014 Oliver moved with his family to Cornwall and became Cornwall’s first resident veterinary cardiologist.
From July 2018, Oliver established an independent mobile small animal vet cardiology service providing care for patients across Cornwall in the familiar surroundings of their primary care practice.
Advanced practitioner in small animal surgery
BVSc CertSAS MRCVS
Colin Whiting BVSc CertSAS MRCVS RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery
Our surgeon Colin is a referral orthopaedic, spinal and soft-tissue surgeon with over 18 years experience, the last 12 years down here in Cornwall. He has performed thousands of advanced surgical procedures, and is also particularly interested in client communication, clinical teamwork, and training future generations of surgeons and students.
Successful outcomes follow a team approach, where clients and the clinic team are fully aboard and all understand their roles to play through procedures and recuperations.
He is especially passionate about sharing information, education and support within the veterinary profession. He has lectured, trained and mentored students and surgeons of following generations within the profession, recently speaking for Liverpool and Surrey University, and presenting at BSAVA Student Congress.
During ‘lockdown’ he established an online case-sharing platform to help 10,000 vet students worldwide who were missing out on training opportunities.
Colin maintains a strong interest in all forms of surgery, especially TPLO surgery for cruciate ligament rupture, multimodal fracture repair, and a wide range of soft-tissue procedures. Over the last decade in Cornwall he established a surgical referral centre with a very strong Team Approach to procedures, and a reputation for a friendly, readily available and efficient service to clients and colleagues.
Colin always meets with clients to discuss their pet’s conditions and explore all treatment options, which often aren’t solely limited to surgical procedures. He discusses and uses diagrams to illustrate the aims of surgery and ensure all client questions or concerns are identified and fully addressed. He really enjoys being able to resolve situations and help people who are worried about their pets, as well as the elegance and dynamism of delivering accurate surgical solutions within a skilled and efficient team.
Within host practices, he is very happy to incorporate vet and nurse colleague’s interests to follow procedures and be part of ‘passing the baton’ to future generations.
I have been a registered veterinary nurse for 13 years and enjoy all aspects of working in a busy small animal practice.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and little boy and we take long walks with our two collie dogs Charlie and Thea.
I graduated as a registered nurse in 2017 from Hartpury college. Since qualifying I have worked in referral, emergency and general practices around South Wales.
I joined Vets4Pets recently after making the move to Cornwall to be close to the stunning coastline. One of my main interests in practice is emergency care and I am currently studying towards a certificate qualification in this.
Outside of work I love exploring beaches and seaside towns with my two cheeky rescue Yorkies.
I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2006. Since then I have worked in small animal practice and referral hospitals.
My main interests are medical nursing and I recently graduated from the Royal Veterinary College with my graduate diploma in clinical and professional veterinary nursing.
Outside of work I'm out on the beach with my Dalmatian Claude-Percival.
I joined Vets4Pets in 2019 and really enjoy all aspects of being on the front desk. Since joining I have taken a client care course and have had bereavement training. This summer I will be undertaking a mental health first aid course. Outside of work I enjoy walking, sea swimming, socialising and hanging out with my fluffy rescue cat!
I have worked in various customer facing roles previously but having the opportunity to combine this with my love for animals was very exciting.
I am enjoying the fast paced environment of working in a busy veterinary practice which means no day is ever the same.
Outside of work I like being active and have two cats and a guinea pig called Buddy who keep me company!
I joined Vets4Pets as a receptionist in November 2021 after coming from a background working in rescue.
Animals are a huge passion of mine and I have 5 rescue dogs who I explore Cornwall with in my spare time.
I joined Vets4Pets in November 2021 after working in store at Pets at Home for two and a half years.
I am enjoying working in this new exciting environment- meeting lots of animals and their owners.
I have two sibling cats called Elvis and Queenie.
Vets4Pets Falmouth is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!
The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
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Haematology – Blood testingAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
Out of hours
Tregoniggie Industrial Estate
Bickland Water Road
Tel: Telephone: 01326 761600
Out of hours fee before 11pm - £100. Out of hours fee after 11pm - £160