Should your animal fall ill during the night or at the weekend, telephone the practice. This number is answered by a member of the team 24 hours a day. We can provide advice or arrange for one of our vets to see your animal. Bear in mind the person answering your call in the middle of the night may be at home, asleep. Please use the out-of-hours line in true emergencies only.
We are really pleased to welcome Kelly Oakley MRCVS to the team. Kelly joins us following two years working for a mixed practice in Knighton, so while the names and faces will be new to her much of the caseload and countryside should feel familiar. Outside work, Kelly enjoys horse riding and walking her five border collies. Before qualifying as a vet Kelly gained a degree in Pathobiology from the University of Reading and one of her previous jobs was as a crime scene investigator for the Metropolitan Police. Hopefully she won't find anything too grizzly to occupy her here in Hay!
In July, Kim Hamer MRCVS will also join the practice to cover Emily Price's maternity leave. Kim is also local, having grown up in Knighton and worked in Monmouth since qualifying. Kim's particular interest is in sheep medicine and flock health management. Kim will be coming to us after a brief trip to Mongolia - so hopefully Hay will be a more hospitable environment in which to work.
Also joining the team for a 6 month stint is Dan Cripwell MRCVS. Dan has just graduated from the University of Liverpool, where he developed a special interest in equine practice. Dan will cover Lucy Brock's duties during her sabbatical in Australian equine stud practice. Dan's next job is an internship at Cotts Farm Equine in South Wales and so we hope we can give a good opportunity to get a grounding in all aspects of practice life.