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.
Mark graduated from the Royal Veterinary College and after initially working in London, he moved to Tavistock and joined Westmoor in September 1998. With an interest in small animal medicine, he gained the ESPVS accredited General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Medicine (GPCertSAM) in 2007. Each year Mark attends a five day veterinary international conference to continually evolve the practice thus continuing to provide the best care possible for you pets. Mark also has an interest in ultrasonography and dentistry, completing courses in both of these disciplines. He has one cat and several horses and enjoys walking, DIY, motor racing and as everyone knows, his gadgets!
Thomas Cary-Elwes BSc(Hons) BVetMed MRCVS
Thomas has lived in Devon since 2001 after moving from the South East. He qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2014 and after spending eight months working in London was drawn back to Devon and started working at Westmoor. Thomas enjoys all aspects of veterinary work although is particularly interested in medicine and soft tissue surgery. When he’s not working he likes spending time outdoors, whether it’s cycling, running, sailing or just walking. Thomas doesn’t currently live with any pets but enjoys looking after his parent’s menagerie (a dog, cat, chickens and sheep) whenever he can.
Kristina Chourot BVSc MRCVS
Kristina graduated from Bristol University in 2009 and after a short time working in Ivybridge she moved up to Gloucestershire to work in a mixed practice. But the lure of home was too much, so she returned to Devon and started work at Westmoor in 2011. Kristina loves the variety of cases she sees as a vet but is particularly interested in cardiology and feline medicine. Outside of work she enjoys chatting to her two naughty Siamese cats and walking her parents Springer Spaniels. She is also the ISFM cat advocate for the practice.
Kathy Cutler BVetMed MRCVS
Kathy graduated from RVC (London) in 2010 and has always worked in small animal practice. She joined the team at Westmoor in 2012 and hasn't looked back since. Although she enjoys many aspects of veterinary work, Kathy feels most at home in the consulting room, especially when cats are involved. She is the south west point of contact for the Veterinary Christian Fellowship and also helps her husband in providing music for church services and getting involved in youth work. Kathy shares her house with an elderly cat and the garden with two rabbits, who earn their keep as lawnmowers. She has many hobbies but mostly enjoys walking, music, reading and (when she gets the chance) sailing with her dad.
Hannah Nevin BVetMed MRCVS
Hannah is originally from County Armagh in Northern Ireland, but now lives in Devon. She qualified from Royal Veterinary College in London 2014 and spent eight months travelling around Asia & Australasia, volunteering at animal shelters in Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Fiji. Hannah enjoys all aspects of veterinary care, but is particularly interested in surgery and cardiology. She recently adopted a very cute American Bulldog puppy from the local rescue centre called Tilly, who keeps her busy! She is looking forward to meeting everyone and their animals.
Kate Salmon MA VetMB MRCVS GPCert(SAM)
Katie graduated in 2000 and worked in the South East and Wales until moving to Devon in 2006. She gained the ESVPS certificate in small animal medicine in 2006 and more recently has been developing an interest in ophthalmology. Katie joined Westmoor in January 2018 to work alongside Chris and to undertake further ophthalmology training. She now lives in Plymouth with her young family who keep her very busy outside of work. She has a black Labrador, Holly, who loves the beach and an elderly white cat called Jasmine. Katie doesn't have a lot of spare time but she loves running and enjoys music when she can.
Michael Sercombe BSc(Hons) BVSc MBA CertVOphthal MRCVS
Ophthalmology Certificate Holder
Michael is a 1995 graduate from the University of Bristol. His interest in ophthalmology developed throughout his early career, culminating in successfully passing the RCVS Certificate in Ophthalmology in 2011, and then being recognised by the RCVS as an advanced practitioner in veterinary ophthalmology in 2015. Along the route to focusing entirely on eyes, he spent eight years as an owner and head vet of a small animal practice in Exeter, during which time he also gained an MBA qualification. He has most recently spent the last few years dedicated to referral-only ophthalmology veterinary work in Cheshire and Bristol, and is excited to be able to return to Devon to continue his work. He is a member of the RCVS British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (BrAVO) and the International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium (IEOC). When not working, you can find him enjoying outdoor sports including running and mountain biking, hiking on Dartmoor, making prints or playing guitar.
Chris Warren BA Vet MB Cert VOphthal MRCVS
Chris has been working in Tavistock for over 40 years, starting under Campbell MacKellar and Michael Vaughan in 1972 when the work was mainly with farm animals. In the last 30 years, he has specialised in ophthalmology and he is on the BVA/ISDS/KC eye panel (only 30 members in the UK). This panel examines dogs for inherited eye diseases before breeding from them. Chris is also able to see second opinion ophthalmic referral cases, including cataract removal by phaco-emulsification. He spends his spare time being a church warden at his local church, exercising his two dogs on Dartmoor and looking after his wife's Galloway cattle and horses.
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