BVSc LFHom(Vet) MRCVS
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 and a one-eyed chihuahua called Chico.
BVSc PhD CertVR GPCertSAS MRCVS
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 two cats, a hamster, two goldfish and a border terrier called Poppy.
Ruth graduated from Liverpool University in 2006. She has worked in a variety of practices and has recently come to join our team on a part time basis. She is an all round general practitioner and enjoys all aspects of veterinary work. Her patients receive lots of cuddles and they often get a sneaky biscuit to distract them! She keeps herself busy with her two small children and a new Border terrier puppy called Willow. When she has a free minute she enjoys running, cycling and snowboarding.
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.
Jacqui joined Arvonia Vets in 1987, just to help out on reception for two weeks. Now, 30 years later, she is still here and working as our Practice Administrator, dealing with all the administrative duties at the practice.
Away from work, Jacqui relaxes by reading avidly, sewing, cooking and walking.
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!
Faye joined Arvonia Vets in 2014.
She qualified as a veterinary nurse from Bristol University in 1997. Over the years she has worked with a variety of species including farm animal, reptiles, badgers and even Rheas (a type of Emu!)
In her spare time she enjoys baking, walking, skiing and horse riding.
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 joined Arvonia Vets in 2015 as a receptionist. She is now training to become a qualified VN nurse at Pershore College.
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 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 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 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.
Joanne joined Arvonia Vets as a receptionist in 2014, having moved back home after many years abroad, and was eager to get back into the veterinary field.