• Meet the Team

Meet the dedicated Hungerford team

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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.

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Ioana Mocanu

Veterinary Surgeon

Ioanna qualified from Bucharest University in 2008. She moved to the UK in 2010 and worked in Yorkshire for 6 years before relocating to Berkshire.

Best part of job:
Leaving a poorly patient, on treatment, overnight to return to a pet full of life and beans!

First ever pet:
A clever black and white cat called Astro.

One thing from your bucket list:
Climbing a mountain (not Everest as too scared of dying!)

Favourite drink:
Pinot Grigio

Favourite Snack:
Popcorn

Pet you’d most like to own:
Puma

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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.

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

Brief job description:
Consulting and surgery, both at the main hospital and the Belmont practice.

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Jemima Jones

Veterinary Surgeon

Jemima qualified at Charles Sturt University in Australia and worked at a mixed rural practice in regional New South Wales, Wagga Wagga before moving to the UK.

Best part of job:
Making animals better.

First ever pet:
Molly the pony

One thing from your bucket list:
Walk the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea, or work a skit season in Europe.

Favourite drink:
Coffee (and G&T’s!)

Favourite Snack:
Cheese and biscuits

Pet you’d most like to own:
A pack of wire haired cheeky, super cute, jake russells.

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Johnny Thatcher

Veterinary Surgeon

Brief job description:
Consulting and surgery, both at the main hospital and the Belmont practice.

Best part of job:
Working alongside a great team of people, and to continue improving the health of all pets in the area.

First ever pet:
A rescue cat called Milly

One thing from your bucket list:
To go sky diving

Favourite drink:
A nice croft ale

Favourite Snack:
Not at all fussy, any sweets/chocolate/cake as long as there is plenty of it!

Pet you’d most like to own:
More friendly and chilled cats

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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Jennifer Shipman

Registered 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.

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.

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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.

Kerri Bailey

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Brief job description:
Monitoring animals under anaesthesia, inpatient care, laboratory work and giving advice to clients.

Best part of job:
Cuddling puppies (not that we get to do this very often!)

First ever pet:
I had loads of pets when I was younger including cats, fish, duck, chickens, rabbits, hamster and rats, but the one that sticks out the most in my heart is our first staffy Oliver.

One thing from your bucket list:
Diving in the Maldives

Favourite Drink:
Vodka and coke

Favourite Snack:
Chocolate of any kind and pizza

Pet you’d most like to own:
A skunk, but more realistically a million more staffies!

Katy Bungay

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Brief job description:
Caring for animals

Best part of job:
Cuddling dogs

First ever pet:
Rabbits called Molly and Charlie

One thing from your bucket list:
Travelling around Australia

Favourite Drink:
Gin

Favourite Snack:
Crisps

Pet you’d most like to own:
Cats

Trainee Nurses

Ginnie Wilson

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Best part of job:
Reuniting animals with their owners

First ever pet:
Hamster called Jake

One thing from your bucket list:
Own a vintage fiat 500

Favourite Drink:
Latte

Favourite Snack:
Nutella

Pet you’d most like to own:
Sausage dog

Sarah Cobbett

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Best part of job:
Biscuits and puppies!

First ever pet:
Hamster

One thing from your bucket list:
Go to Australia

Favourite Drink:
Hot chocolate

Favourite Snack:
Any chocolate

Pet you’d most like to own:
Dogs!

Molly Halden

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Brief job description:
Inpatient care, organising and setting up for the day ahead and lab work.

Best part of job:
Puppies!

First ever pet:
Yellow labrador

One thing from your bucket list:
To see the world

Favourite Drink:
Anything I can add to Vodka

Favourite Snack:
McDonald’s

Pet you’d most like to own:
Golden retriever

Hannah Lawrence

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Best part of job:

First ever pet:

One thing from your bucket list:

Favourite Drink:

Favourite Snack:

Pet you’d most like to own:

Client Relations

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.

Sam Reynolds

Head 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.

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

Lizzy Grey

Receptionist

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

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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Charlotte Morland

Receptionist

Best part of job:
Meeting the new puppies and seeing the poorly pets get better

First ever pet:
A bengal cat called Princess

One thing from your bucket list:
Visit the Maldives and swim with dolphins

Favourite drink:
A nice cold cider

Favourite snack:
All things unhealthy!

Pet you’d most like to own:
A miniature dachshund

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