We are a small animal practice in Devon, first established in 1920. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals to ensure they are kept fit and healthy throughout their lives. We treat your animals as if they were our own. We are open six days a week and provide our own 24/7 on site emergency care giving great continuity of care for our patients.
Sharon joined Westmoor in January 2011 and has an interest in feline medicine, running our renal clinics for both dogs and cats. She has a keen interest in training our student veterinary nurses and obtaining nursing care to a very high standard. Sharon started veterinary nursing in East Sussex in 1978 and continued until 2002 when she was hoping to retire. Unfortunately retirement did not suit her so she found a new direction with The Veterinary Hospital in Plymouth, then joining Westmoor in 2011. Sharon has bred American Ragdoll cats since 1990 and has a keen equine interest, mainly in dressage.
Laura Ball RVN
Laura qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2006, joining the nursing team at Westmoor in 2010. She has an in interest in medical nursing, emergency and critical care and plays a role in the training of student nurses within the practice. Laura is owned by a blind cat called Braille who was rescued as a stray from the practice, and literally runs rings around her on a daily basis.
Llinos Botwood RVN
Llinos joined Westmoor as a student in 2014, and proceeded to qualify with a BScHonours in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management in 2017 from Harper Adams University, as well as gaining an SQP qualification during this time. She has an interest in Wildlife and is our go to person whenever a member of the public brings any wildlife into the practice; she hopes to further her knowledge in this area as well as with exotic animals. At home she is kept busy by her old lady West Highland White Terrier, Hermann's Tortoise, Green Cheek Conure and her blind Ferret; all of which are rescues. Out of work her time is spent either by the sea walking her dog or on the sea kayaking or paddle boarding, as well as climbing and creating various art pieces with rocks.
Angela Douglass RVN
Angela originally started working in veterinary practice in 2000, and after a few years completing animal care NVQs she began training to be a veterinary nurse and qualified in 2005. She then worked for some time within pet insurance but missed nursing so got back into it as soon as she could. Angela joined Westmoor Veterinary Hospital in 2015 and has undertaken further study in wound management. She keeps budgies, who are full of character and a rescued Bearded Dragon. Outside of work she enjoys being an active member of a local Pilot Gig rowing club.
Faye Hannaford RVN R-SQP
Faye qualified from Bicton College as a veterinary nurse in 2010. Since then she has gone on to obtain her R-SQP qualification and become a clinical coach. Faye enjoys all aspects of nursing but particularly enjoys emergency and critical care. Outside of work she spends most of her time entertaining her daughter and looking after her two cats. She has always lived locally and enjoys walking and riding on the Moors.
Nadia Kielstra RVN
Nadia qualified as an RVN in June 2016 after studying the Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing at Duchy College. She started at Westmoor Veterinary Hospital in December 2017 and enjoys inpatient and intensive care in the ward but also enjoys all aspects of nursing. Nadia has two Boxer cross Rotti dogs who love walks on the moors and two cats, one who was rescued as a stray; he was hit by a car and needed lots of love and care to fix his fractured pelvis. In her spare time, she likes horse riding, figure skating and paddle boarding.
Jessica Nixon FdSc RVN
Jess qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2017 after completing her student placement here at Westmoor. She is originally from Wales and decided to move to Devon permanently after completing her degree. Jess has a particular interest in surgical nursing and also in small furries, and would like to further her knowledge in both areas. Since qualifying, Jess has also completed her Pet Bereavement training with the Blue Cross and is now a pet bereavement advisor.
Martin Osborne RVN C-SQP
Martin started at Westmoor in September 1996, where he qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in January 2000 and then qualified as a Companion animal SQP in November 2005. Martin further qualified as an Avian SQP in January 2014. Since 2006 Martin has concentrated on the dispensing of medicines and was involved in producing a veterinary dispensary focussed qualification. Martin then gained his certificate for this course in April 2016. Martin has many pets including dogs, chickens and fish. He has a particular interest in exotic pets. In his spare time Martin likes to play skittles and Hockey, and enjoys walking and cycling.
Jo Roberts RVN
After finishing a BAHons in media and cultural studies in 2003 Jo realised she had to try to get into veterinary nursing, something she had wanted to do since she can remember. Jo wrote to the RSPCA Harmsworth Animal Hospital in London and worked there for seven years. Jo then moved into private practice where she worked since 2010. After a busy 17 years in London, she decided Devon to be somewhere she wanted to settle and joined Westmoor in October 2017. Jo's particular interest is in intensive care nursing and all areas of surgical nursing she is also a Clinical Coach and SQP.
Emily Roissetter FdSc RVN
Emily joined Westmoor in January 2016 as a Student Veterinary Nurse. She qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in July 2018 from the Royal Veterinary Collage. She has an interest in surgical nursing and anaesthesia. At home she has a rescue Jack Russel Terrier called Teddy, a Welsh pony, two farm cats and a herd of Suri Alpacas.
Sarah Tweedle RVN
Sarah qualified as a veterinary nurse in January 2009 and joined Westmoor Veterinary Hospital in February 2013. She is an experienced clinical nurse with a particular interest in animal training and behaviour, especially preventing behaviour problems in puppies. She holds the BVNA certificate in companion animal behaviour and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). Outside work, her time is taken up looking after her two dogs – a Border Collie and a street dog from Abu Dhabi – and a rescued African Grey Parrot and Green Cheeked Conure. Dog training has been a big part of Sarah’s life for many years – she used to compete in dog agility using clicker training to teach new things as she is fascinated by how animals learn.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Kathryn started at Westmoor Veterinary Hospital in May 2017. After 18 months working with us on reception she has then started her training as a veterinary nurse. Kathryn has a Springer Spaniel who loves to go for a long walks and a nice swim.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Kirsty joined Westmoor in 2017 as a student veterinary nurse. Previously working with horses for 13 years she decided to follow her other childhood dream of working in veterinary care. She is doing a three year FdSc with Duchy College Rosewarne. She currently has a horse, Border Collie and Giant Continental Rabbit which keep her busy in her spare time.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Abbie is currently studying at Duchy College doing a foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing, hopefully qualifying as a registered veterinary nurse in 2021. She has two dogs at home, both rescues from Bosnia. Abbie has also had horses since I was about nine years old and have ridden since she was two years old, this is where her passion for animals comes from.
Patient Care Assistant
Florence started working at Westmoor in August 2016 after previously being a regular client with her own pets. Her job as an animal nursing assistant has opened up her knowledge of the veterinary industry and has allowed her to gain many skills since starting. After experiencing the loss of her own dog back in April 2016 she completed a course in pet bereavement with the Blue Cross, enabling her to become a pet bereavement advisor for the clients at Westmoor. In her free time she enjoys long walks with her dog, spending time with friends and riding her horse up on the moors.
Patient Care Assistant
Libby joined Westmoor in November 2016 after previously working as a yard manager in a riding school where she taught a range of people how to ride. She has a huge interest in all animals and has many of her own, including two dogs, two horses and some ducks. Libby spends most of her time off work training her dogs so she can work them in the winter months on a local shoot and being on her youngest horse. She loves every part of working at Westmoor but especially likes prepping animals for their operations and sitting with them after whilst they are coming round.