• Meet the Team

    Veterniary Clinic

Meet the dedicated Hungerford team

Jonny

Jonny Green

B.Vet.Med., Cert.V.R,  MRCVS – Managing Director

After qualifying from the Royal Veterinary College in 1989 Jonny undertook various jobs, including one that involved a stay in Hong Kong. Here he learnt not only a great deal of orthopaedics but also how to wield chopsticks – useful skills all round!

Jonny arrived in Hungerford in 1997 to join Pip, having known him for a number of years through the Veterinary Golf Society.  Soon after that, he decided to study for a post-graduate exam in radiology and drove everyone mad at work and at home with his head constantly in books. Fortunately he achieved his goal in 2001.

Outside of work Jonny’s family includes Jess, Ella, Edward, a few dogs and two horses. Jonny states that family time has changed dramatically in recent years as he now supplies a taxi and banking service for his teenage children.

Will

Will Hodge

BVSc CertSAS MRCVS – Clinical Director

Will graduated from Bristol University in 2000 with a degree in veterinary medicine. Three years later, after working in a mixed veterinary practice, he moved to the Kent-London borders and embarked on his RCVS certificate in small animal surgery, which he attained in 2010.

After six years in London Will returned to Hungerford and joined The Veterinary Hospital in September 2009 with a wife and small daughter in tow. In November 2010 a second daughter arrived, leaving him indefinitely outnumbered and outmanoeuvred!

When Will isn’t working he enjoys his self-proclaimed “very amateur” career with Marlborough Hockey Club. He also likes to go mountain biking whenever he gets the chance, in between spending time with his family.

Stef

Stef Weir

Veterinary Surgeon

Stef first started working for Jonny in 2002 as his babysitter, and in July 2013 he decided to take her on as a member of the Vet team! She grew up in Hungerford and after finishing her studies in Cambridge, was ecstatic to be able to join the team at The Veterinary Hospital.

Stef recently got married, and now lives with her husband James and their Labrador Tosh. Outside of work you may see her walking Tosh and her mother-in-law’s cocker spaniel Scout, or just helping out behind the bar at home!  When Stef’s feeling active she also enjoys going to aerobics classes and playing netball.

Aaron Higgins

BVSc, MRCVS – Vet

Aaron joined Hungerford Vets in August 2015. He grew up in North Wales and studied at Liverpool University before making the long journey south to work in a busy referral and first opinion practice in Swindon.

Aaron’s main interests are in medicine and cardiology and he hopes to start a certificate in the near future.

Outside of veterinary Aaron lives with his partner Amy who is also a vet in Newbury.

Luke Harris

Veterinary Surgeon

Brief job description
I graduated from RVC in 2016 and was lucky enough to have a job waiting for me here when I qualified!

Best part of job:
I’m interested in all aspects of general practice, and am keen to keep learning and try my hand at a range of new and exciting things.

The best part of the job for me is getting up and never knowing what the day will bring, from a booster to a life saving surgery, no two days are ever the same!

First ever pet:
The first pet I had was a large crossbreed dog called Bentley, I’d often get in trouble at home and blame it on the him but for some reason my parents never believed me…

One thing from your bucket list:
I’d love to go swimming with turtles in Hawaii as something from my bucket list, if anyone would like to donate to the cause then please let me know!

Favourite snack:
Pizza is a big favourite, ham and pineapple if you’re buying, I won’t say no to a big strawberry milkshake to go with it either.

Pet you’d most like to own:
I’m still saying dinosaur for this one

Hannah Evans

Veterinary Surgeon

Brief job description:
Caring for animals

Best part of job:
The daily variety of animals and people

First ever pet:
Two guinea pigs named Sugar and Spice

One thing from your bucket list:
Sailing in the Clipper around the world yacht race

Favourite drink:
G&T

Favourite Snack:
Chocolate of any description

Pet you’d most like to own:
A golden egg-laying goose

Laura Somers

Veterinary Surgeon

Brief Job Description:
Performing surgery and consultations

Best part of job:
Helping animals get better, meeting a variety of people

First ever pet:
Ancient fluffy Dartmoor pony called Baron

One thing from bucket list:
Road trip Cape Town to Cairo

Favourite Drink:
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Favourite Snack:
Pistachios

Pet you’d most like to own:
A unicorn!

Tori Ledgerwood

Veterinary Surgeon

Kirsty Perry

BVSc, MRCVS – Assistant Vet

Kirsty has been a vet since 1999. She spent eight years in Kent, gradually developing her interest in surgery, and moved to Wiltshire for her husband’s job in December 2010.

At home Kirsty’s family consists of her husband Andy, their young son Austin and their dog Flea, who they took in after someone found him abandoned on the street with a broken leg. They all love walking and outdoor sports – a very active family!

After working relatively few hours at a local practice during Austin’s first year, Kirsty is really enjoying being part of the team at The Veterinary Hospital.

Qualified Nurses

Rowena

Rowena Lawrence

RVN NCert (A&CC) – Head Nurse

Rowena joined the team in 2002 as a trainee nurse and qualified to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2007. In January 2012 she was promoted to Head Nurse, along with Rebecca.

Rowena has always wanted to work with animals and has obtained a distinction after studying a national diploma in animal management. In December 2013 she also gained her Nursing Certificate in Anaesthesia & Critical Care.

Over the past five years Rowena has developed her hobby of agility training with her dogs. She currently has three dogs: a black Labrador called Rodney and a red Labrador called Della, who both accompany her to work, and a new border collie puppy called Zero.

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Louise Fowden

Deputy Head Nurse

Louise is one of our fantastic veterinary nurses here at The Veterinary Hospital. Having joined us in 2015 she quickly became an important member of the team. Her approachable personality and desire to help animals make her a big hit not only with our staff, but also her patients.

Louise has eight years experience in veterinary nursing and before joining us she worked at a rescue centre caring for inhibited animals.

Whilst not at work she enjoys spending time with her dogs Charlie and Bree, whom she regularly takes on long relaxing walks.

Kim Withycombe

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Kim qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse back in 2000 down in sunny Devon. She then spent a year travelling around Australia, where she also worked as a locum on a couple of occasions. On returning to the UK Kim continued her locum work for about a year in between more international travels. She finally settled in the Cotswolds where she worked for 10 years in a small animal and equine practice.

In April 2014 Kim joined the team at The Veterinary Hospital after moving to Newbury with her partner and her cat, Princess Maisie.

Outside work Kim is a keen triathlete, so spends a lot of her time training for all three disciplines. She especially loves open water swimming.

Jennifer Shipman

Veterinary Nurse

After having studied at Aberystwyth I decided on a change of career and went into veterinary nursing. I’ve been a regeisterd veterinary nurse for 3 years now. I love all aspects of my job but particularly enjoy the feline customers!

Living in Great Shefford with my husband (James ‘Batman’, the local bat enthusiast) and cat Princess Macey I enjoy exercise and recently completed my first triathlon.

Kristin Boyce

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Best part of job:
Being with animals

First ever pet:
Pony called Pippa

One thing from your bucket list:
See glass igloos in Iceland

Favourite Drink:
Corona

Favourite Snack:
Home made lasagne or dauphinoise potatoes

Pet you’d most like to own:
Jack Russell and Cocker Spaniels

Hannah

Hannah Sadler

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hannah has always had a keen interest in animals having grown up on a game farm. She spent her childhood mostly rearing chicks and helping out on the farm.

She joined the team at The Veterinary Hospital in 2013 after qualifying with a triple Distinction in Animal Management at Sparsholt College.

Outside of work Hannah enjoys taking part in agility with her Springer spaniels Rosie, Willow & Bow.

Alex Scott

Practice Manager

Brief job description:
Doing the accounts/wages/sorting out day to day problems in the practice.

Best part of job:
Being left to own devices/every day is different

First ever pet:
Fly

One thing from your bucket list:
Try not to kick it.

Favourite drink:
Water – (in case my doctor reads this)

Favourite snack:
Raw vegetables (see above)

Pet you’d most like to own:
None at the moment but in time probably another lurcher.

Harriet Knowles

Assistant Practice Manager

Best part of job:
Every day is different

First ever pet:
Greyhound called Candy

One thing from bucket list:
Sleep on the Orient express

Favourite drink:
Prosecco

Favourite snack:
Pork scratchings

Pet you’d most like to own:
Tortoise

Maria Casson

Receptionist

Best part of job:
The lovely clients

First ever pet:
Lilywhite the rabbit

One thing from your bucket list:
Skydive

Favourite drink:
Tea

Favourite snack:
Chocolate

Pet you’d most like to own:
Standard Poodle

Sam Reynolds

Receptionist

Brief Job Description:
To meet and greet all our patients and their owners, and to try and keep the vets under control!

Best part:
Admiring & cuddling the patients

First ever pet:
Pippa the rabbit

Bucket list:
No regrets

Favourite drink:
Champagne

Favourite snack:
Mini chedders

Pet to own:
Miniature schnauzer, pug & persian cat – please don’t make me choose one.

Lizzy Grey

Receptionist

Brief Job Description:
Receptionist in training

Best Part:
Puppies and biscuits ( the people are OK too)

First Ever Pet:
Rhodesian Ridgeback

Bucket List:
I don’t have a bucket list as I am not dying anytime soon

Favourite Drink:
My favourite drink is gin (obvs)

Favourite Snack:
My favourite snack is gin

Pet to own:
I would like a large herd of alpacas please

Faye Keats

Receptionist

Brief job description:
Receptionist in training

Best part of job:
The people and puppies!

First ever pet:
Remus the biggest GSP who ever lived

One thing from your bucket list:
To drive a Combine Harvester

Favourite drink:
Gin

Favourite snack:
Crisps

Pet you’d most like to own:
A micro Pig

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