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Our team


Guy Mewha-Williams


Guy qualified from Liverpool in 1976 and set up the Arvonia Vets practice from his home, Arvonia House, in 1980. His interests are small animal animal medicine, dentistry, acupuncture and homoeopathy. Guy has three cats.



Richard Hillam


Richard qualified from Liverpool in 1989. Initially he was employed in traditional mixed practice until he moved to the Bristol Vet School where he worked for six years. During this time he was awarded a PhD in orthopaedics and obtained the RCVS certification in radiology. He joined Arvonia Vets in 2001. In 2014 he passed the European certification exam in small animal surgery. His interests are radiology, ultrasonography, ophthalmology, orthopaedic and general surgery. He has a rescue cat, a number of fish and a border terrier called Poppy.



Tony Nevin

DO BSc (Hons)

Tony specialises in treating both people and animals suffering from physical conditions and he operates a weekly clinic at Arvonia Vets for small animals needing osteopathic treatment.

Over the years Tony has pioneered the use of osteopathy on numerous species of animals, birds and reptiles. This has included everything from treating British wildlife casualties at UK rescue centres to caring for elephants and ostriches in the wilds of Africa. Tony currently works at zoos and collections in the UK and overseas, as well as at several veterinary clinics.

Vets from all over the country refer pets to Arvonia Vets to receive osteopathic treatment from Tony.

Tony is also a founder of the Society of Osteopaths in Animal Practice (SOAP), and is on the teaching faculty for postgraduate studies for osteopaths in animal practice.




Amy Jones


Amy joined Arvonia Vets in 2013 and is now Head Nurse.

In her spare time she is a keen cook and loves making bread. She has a mad cat called Maisie!




Vicky Clough


Vicky has been working with animals for over 18 years. Her work includes fostering cats for the Cats Protection, rehabilitating wildlife and working with monkeys in Kenya and South Africa.

Vicky qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2006 and now runs a pet sitting business, looking after cats, rabbits and guinea pigs while their owners are away from home.

In her spare time Vicky enjoys writing children’s stories and going on day trips with her son.



Rachel Williams


Rachel joined Arvonia Vets in 2015 as a receptionist. She qualified as a Registered VN nurse at Pershore College in the autumn of 2017.



Viv Jeffs

Viv has been working at Arvonia Vets since 2003. She is a much-loved member of the team and immensely popular with all of our clients. In 2013 she was awarded Petplan’s Veterinary Receptionist of the year. Viv’s mad cocker spaniel, Sam, takes her for arduous walks and keeps her fit!



Kate Pethard

Kate joined Arvonia Vets in 2015.  She is a receptionist and the accounts administrator.

Outside of work, Kate is a keen Indian and Thai cook. She is also a kick-boxer. She has two dogs called Bobby and Slinky.



Clare Evans

Clare joined Arvonia in September 2011 as a receptionist.

She has three boys.  She enjoys physical activities outside of work, one of which is spending time with her two dogs, Harley her British Bulldog and Yogi her Douge de Bordeaux.

Sarah Martindale

Sarah started work with us as a receptionist at Churchdown Vet Centre in 2015. She is now a nursing assistant at the Reddings. She lives with her husband and Buddy, her nutty French bulldog cross. She is interested in prairie dogs and Tudor history.