Meet the Team

Meet the members of the Avon Lodge team - click on the thumbnails to find out more about us.

  • Paul Vokes Paul
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    Paul Vokes

    Paul is the Owner of the Practice since buying it in 1999. He has a border terrier called Dixie and is also a keen birdwatcher (when he has time!) Paul has passed his surgical certificate qualification which enables him to confidently carry out very

  • Amanda Philo Amanda
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    Amanda Philo

    Amanda is the Practice Manager at Avon Lodge. She has worked in veterinary practice and Blue Cross Animal Welfare. Her pets Ike, a retired guide dog and Hector the geriatric cat!

  • Marissa Hutchinson Marissa
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    Marissa Hutchinson

    Marissa qualified as a vet in 2006 and has a particular interest in ultrasound. Marissa and her husband are now the very happy parents of two girls! Sharing the house will be their two cats Zamo and Luna! Marissa is currently on maternity leave but

  • Mo Fry Mo
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    Mo Fry

    Mo qualified as a vet in 2007, and owns Laurie the border terrier and two tortoises. Mo is currently on maternity leave after the birth of her second son. Mo will return to Avon Lodge in October 2017.

  • Tom Arnold Tom
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    Tom Arnold

    Tom qualified as a vet in 2008. He owns a cat called Panda and enjoys fishing when he gets time off, which doesn't happen very often since the birth of his son! Tom's wife is also a vet so they tend to pass like ships in the night!

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    Alice Ievins

    Alice was taken on for maternity leave cover in 2014 but has now been taken on as a permanent vet with us. Alice has a gorgeous golden labrador called Summer who keeps her busy!

  • Claire Williams Claire
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    Claire Williams

    Claire qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2005 and is the Head Nurse at Avon Lodge. She has a beautiful black labrador called Jet and often takes her for walks together with her niece and nephew who love Jet just as much as Claire!

  • Nic Evans Nic
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    Nic Evans

    Nic has worked at the practice since 1998 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2004. She has a daughter called Sophie who keeps her busy when she's not here!

  • Sam Elson Sam
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    Sam Elson

    Sam qualified as a nurse in 2006. She owns two labradors and too many other pets to count. I think the last total was about 20! Sam has a particular interest in breeding and obstetrics, and provides information and nurse clinics to assist clients th

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    Sarah Hawkley

    Sarah is one of our valued qualified nurses who particularly enjoys operating. Sarah is also the mentor for our student veterinary nurse, Katie.

  • Sophie Bartlett Sophie
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    Sophie Bartlett

    Sophie is a student veterinary nurse, and we are confident that she will qualify towards the end of 2017! Sophie has two cats and a westie called Mizzey.

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    Katie Thorne

    Katie is our new student veterinary nurse who will be working with us full-time together with going to college on day release to learn the more academic side of caring for your pets.

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    Ellie Daly

    Ellie is our new Animal Nursing Assistant and will provide much needed support to the nursing team at Wells Road keeping our in-patients clean, dry and safe. Ellie will also be working at our Bishopsworth surgery where you may see her on reception.

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    Sarah Wood

    Sarah is one of our two Animal Nursing Assistants providing support to the nursing team, and taking on the role of receptionist and nursing assistant when working at our Bishopsworth surgery!

  • Kate Hayter Kate
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    Kate Hayter

    Kate is the Head Receptionist for Avon Lodge. She has two dogs and a cat who keep her busy! Kate is learning Italian at evening class as she loves to visit Italy for holidays.

  • Jo Miller Jo
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    Jo Miller

    Jo is an Animal Nursing Assistant who started work at Avon Lodge in 1984!. Jo has a son who loves go-karting and also various pets including dogs, a parrot, cats and rabbits.

  • Katy Donachie Katy
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    Katy Donachie

    Katy is a receptionist at Avon Lodge and the proud mum of a daughter. Katy tells us that she doesn't have time for pets!

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    Fran Bewley

    Fran is a receptionist, usually working with the team at Wells Road. Fran has a pet dog who is pretty good at getting into scrapes so we see him quite often!

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    India McKeown

    India has a background of floristry, but as a keen pet owner she has learnt quickly and is one of our five valuable receptionists. India owns two cats and a dog and spoils them rotten!

  • Paul Vokes

    Paul Vokes

    Paul is the Owner of the Practice since buying it in 1999. He has a border terrier called Dixie and is also a keen birdwatcher (when he has time!) Paul has passed his surgical certificate qualification which enables him to confidently carry out very

  • Amanda Philo

    Amanda Philo

    Amanda is the Practice Manager at Avon Lodge. She has worked in veterinary practice and Blue Cross Animal Welfare. Her pets Ike, a retired guide dog and Hector the geriatric cat!

  • Marissa Hutchinson

    Marissa Hutchinson

    Marissa qualified as a vet in 2006 and has a particular interest in ultrasound. Marissa and her husband are now the very happy parents of two girls! Sharing the house will be their two cats Zamo and Luna! Marissa is currently on maternity leave but

  • Mo Fry

    Mo Fry

    Mo qualified as a vet in 2007, and owns Laurie the border terrier and two tortoises. Mo is currently on maternity leave after the birth of her second son. Mo will return to Avon Lodge in October 2017.

  • Tom Arnold

    Tom Arnold

    Tom qualified as a vet in 2008. He owns a cat called Panda and enjoys fishing when he gets time off, which doesn't happen very often since the birth of his son! Tom's wife is also a vet so they tend to pass like ships in the night!

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    Alice Ievins

    Alice was taken on for maternity leave cover in 2014 but has now been taken on as a permanent vet with us. Alice has a gorgeous golden labrador called Summer who keeps her busy!

  • Claire Williams

    Claire Williams

    Claire qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2005 and is the Head Nurse at Avon Lodge. She has a beautiful black labrador called Jet and often takes her for walks together with her niece and nephew who love Jet just as much as Claire!

  • Nic Evans

    Nic Evans

    Nic has worked at the practice since 1998 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2004. She has a daughter called Sophie who keeps her busy when she's not here!

  • Sam Elson

    Sam Elson

    Sam qualified as a nurse in 2006. She owns two labradors and too many other pets to count. I think the last total was about 20! Sam has a particular interest in breeding and obstetrics, and provides information and nurse clinics to assist clients th

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    Sarah Hawkley

    Sarah is one of our valued qualified nurses who particularly enjoys operating. Sarah is also the mentor for our student veterinary nurse, Katie.

  • Sophie Bartlett

    Sophie Bartlett

    Sophie is a student veterinary nurse, and we are confident that she will qualify towards the end of 2017! Sophie has two cats and a westie called Mizzey.

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    Katie Thorne

    Katie is our new student veterinary nurse who will be working with us full-time together with going to college on day release to learn the more academic side of caring for your pets.

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    Ellie Daly

    Ellie is our new Animal Nursing Assistant and will provide much needed support to the nursing team at Wells Road keeping our in-patients clean, dry and safe. Ellie will also be working at our Bishopsworth surgery where you may see her on reception.

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    Sarah Wood

    Sarah is one of our two Animal Nursing Assistants providing support to the nursing team, and taking on the role of receptionist and nursing assistant when working at our Bishopsworth surgery!

  • Kate Hayter

    Kate Hayter

    Kate is the Head Receptionist for Avon Lodge. She has two dogs and a cat who keep her busy! Kate is learning Italian at evening class as she loves to visit Italy for holidays.

  • Jo Miller

    Jo Miller

    Jo is an Animal Nursing Assistant who started work at Avon Lodge in 1984!. Jo has a son who loves go-karting and also various pets including dogs, a parrot, cats and rabbits.

  • Katy Donachie

    Katy Donachie

    Katy is a receptionist at Avon Lodge and the proud mum of a daughter. Katy tells us that she doesn't have time for pets!

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    Fran Bewley

    Fran is a receptionist, usually working with the team at Wells Road. Fran has a pet dog who is pretty good at getting into scrapes so we see him quite often!

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    India McKeown

    India has a background of floristry, but as a keen pet owner she has learnt quickly and is one of our five valuable receptionists. India owns two cats and a dog and spoils them rotten!

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