Rob Davis VetMB BA MRCVS
Rob joined Stowe Veterinary Group in 1997 following his graduation from Cambridge University.
He gained two years’ experience working in our mixed practice, before relocating to Cambridge, where he concentrated on small animal work and the university’s teaching practice.
In 2005, Rob re-joined the veterinary team and now enjoys the variety of small animal medicine and surgery. Rob has a particular interest in small animal dentistry and oral surgery.
Outside of work Rob has four children and a smallholding with too many animals to count, including dogs, a cat, a sheep, pigs, chickens and ducks.
Shanley Barber DVM MRCVS
Shanley graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada in 1999. She worked in Cambridge before her two children were born and in 2007 joined Stowe Veterinary Group.
Shanley has two Singaporean cats that were rescued by the Singaporean SPCA and one border terrier. She enjoys being outdoors as much as possible.
Caroline Gillespie VetMB MA,CertVOphthal MRCVS
Caroline grew up with animals and spent many of her early years in a veterinary practice. She graduated from Cambridge Veterinary School in 1993. Initially she joined a small animal practice in Berkshire before changing to experience mixed practice (large, equine and small animal) in Oxford; and then decided to concentrate her interests in small animals. With a keen interest in ophthalmology Caroline went on to achieve her RCVS Certificate. In 2001 she joined Stowe Veterinary Group to continue her interest in small animals and ophthalmology.
Caroline’s own pets include a border collie called Bess and a golden doodle called Sky.
Paul Canham BVSc MRCVS
Paul joined Stowe Veterinary Group in 1995, upon graduation from Bristol University. Initially developing skills and experience in all animal species, Paul decided to concentrate his interests in small animal medicine. Paul has a special interest in small animal medicine and dermatology and is a member of the British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group.
Paul is married to a veterinary surgeon and they have two sons. Their family of pets includes two border terriers (mother and daughter), a cat and some very spoiled pet chickens.
Outside of work, Paul and his wife have both been competitive runners. Paul has completed a number of marathons, including the London Marathon in aid of Dreams Come True. The family enjoys exploring new places in their caravan and are particularly fond of the North Norfolk coast.
Martin Barrow BVM&S MRCVS
Martin is experienced in the husbandry and veterinary care of a wide variety of species and shares his home with a menagerie of animals (most of whom have been rescued) that includes cats, dogs, sheep, pigs, chickens, geese, tortoises, fish, parrots and other feathered friends.
He has a keen interest in evidence based medicine, veterinary and veterinary nurse education, as well as information technology and staff development.
Outside of work, Martin’s hobbies include keeping fit, sailing, skiing and, in particular, travelling to explore new places, both in Europe and further afield.
Tom Webster BVetMed Cert SAS MRCVS
Tom spent five years as a student with Stowe Veterinary Group and qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 1994. Initially working with all species of farm, equine and small animals, Tom subsequently specialised in small animals.
Tom has a particular interest in small animal surgery and achieved the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery (CertSAS) in 2006. The majority of Tom’s time is now spent in theatre, where his interests include the treatment of cruciate disease, fractures, total hip replacement and minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as arthroscopy and laparoscopy. Tom has undergone extensive training in these techniques in Europe and the USA. In 2015, Tom was recognised as an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery.
Tom is married to Jo, a veterinary nurse, and they have two daughters. Between them, they share their spare time with numerous pets that include cats, dogs, ponies, goats and a variety of feathered friends.
Peter Mason BVet Med MRCVS
Pete first saw practice with Stowe Veterinary Group at the young age of 14, and later went on to study at the Royal Veterinary College in London. He returned frequently throughout his student years and joined the veterinary team after qualifying in 1999. Pete spent the first few years of his career developing his experience in a variety of animal species, large and small.
In 2004 Pete joined the practice partnership and concentrated his interests in horses and farm work. With a particular interest in equine medicine, surgery and dentistry, Pete leads the team of equine veterinary surgeons.
In his spare time, Pete enjoys providing veterinary cover at local county shows and other equine events. Pete is married to a veterinary nurse and they have two children. Their pets include two very spoiled felines.
Roger Harvey BVetMed CertPM MRCVS
Roger graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 1979 and joined the practice soon afterwards. With an extensive wealth of experience and expertise in both small and large animals, Roger is closely involved in the mentoring and postgraduate development of interns and resident veterinary surgeons.
Roger holds the RCVS Certificate in Pig Medicine and is a past president of the Pig Veterinary Society. His work as a veterinary surgeon has taken him to all parts of the UK, the EU, Eastern Europe, Australia and Asia.
Outside of work, Roger is a keen cyclist and in 2014, completed a 1,000 mile charity bike ride in aid of two hospital charities. Roger also enjoys sailing and regularly races his classic keelboat on the local estuaries. He shares his home with his partner, Karen and several very spoiled cats, along with some garden hens.
Jessica Farmer BVSc MRCVS
Jessica graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2005. Since graduation, she has been working in small animal practice; initially in Essex and then in Surrey. Jessica joined the veterinary team when she moved to Suffolk in 2012.
Jessica enjoys all aspects of small animal practice and the variety that it brings and is particularly interested in dermatology. Jessica has a handsome tabby cat who enjoys life in Suffolk.
Amanda Davies VetMB BA MRCVS
Amanda qualified from Cambridge Veterinary School, having also completed a degree in Biological Anthropology. She then took up a post as a large animal resident at Cambridge Veterinary School for a year, before joining Stowe Veterinary Group in 1992. Amanda now concentrates her interests in small animals. Amanda has a keen interest in all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery and is an avid cat lover. She is married with two daughters and has two rescue cats.
Outside of work, Amanda is a keen golfer and enjoys playing tennis.
Alice Larwood VetMB MRCVS
Alice qualified from Cambridge Veterinary School in 2009 and worked as a mixed animal vet in Staffordshire and Norfolk. She moved to Stowe Veterinary Group in 2014 to concentrate on small animal work and enjoys the challenges of all aspects of small animal practice. Alice lives on a dairy farm in Norfolk and outside of work enjoys walking with her Patterdale terrier and horse riding at her family’s farm in Kent.
Claire Welch BVM&S MRCVS
Claire graduated from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2011. Since then she has been working in small animal practice and joined Stowe Veterinary Group in September 2014. Claire enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, but has a particular interest in exotic animals.
Claire and her husband Wayne have a young daughter and an “extended family” that includes her Hungarian viszla dogs Elsa and Theo, and guinea pigs, Bertie, Ernie and Sugar.
Christopher Burton BVM BVS MRCVS
Chris went to school locally and after his A levels studied Economics at the University of Sheffield and then worked at Deloitte and Touche. He decided to follow his passion and studied veterinary medicine at Nottingham Veterinary School; being one of the first to graduate from its six-year course. Chris has an interest in all aspects of the practice, from farm work to small animals, both medicine and surgery. He also has an active role in the equine side of the practice.
Chris enjoys travelling and has been as far afield as New Zealand and Australia. In his spare time, Chris enjoys riding his motorbike and sailing on the River Orwell.
Timothy Gamston BVetMed MRCVS
Tim graduated with Honours from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 2013. After graduation Tim volunteered for an animal charity in Morocco, helping working animals in Marrakech and Casablanca. He then returned to the UK and started work as a horse vet for a large specialist equine practice in Shropshire.
Tim returned to his roots in Suffolk and joined Stowe Veterinary Group in 2014.
His main interests are equine orthopaedics and small animal medicine/surgery and the challenges of mixed practice.
Outside of work Tim enjoys exploring the Suffolk countryside with his naughty terrier, Ralph. He also enjoys keeping fit, climbing and skiing.
Harriet Joseph BVSc MRCVS
Harriet has lived in Suffolk for many years and first came to Stowe Veterinary Group at the age of 16. Since then she has completed many student placements with the practice before joining the team when she graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2014.
Harriet works with farm, equine and small animals and enjoys the variety this brings. In her spare time she likes to socialise, dine out and travel. When she is not at work, she is often supporting Ipswich Town Football Club.
Rachael Howes BVSc MRCVS
Rachael joined the practice in 2014 after graduating from the University of Liverpool. Originally from Buckinghamshire, Rachael moved to Suffolk to join our team of mixed veterinary surgeons. Her areas of interest include equine medicine cases and small animal surgery and medicine.
During her spare time, Rachael is enjoying getting to know the local countryside with her Labrador, Holly.
Chloe Stone BVSc MRCVS
Chloe joined the equine team in June 2015. A graduate of Liverpool University, Chloe is an experienced equine practitioner. She is interested in all aspects of equine work, but particularly enjoys lameness work-ups and dentistry. When Chloe is not working, she enjoys walking Daisy her black Labrador, water-sports, riding and running.
Ben Clamp BVetMed MRCVS
Ben graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2013 and began work at a busy five branch mixed practice, prior to joining Stowe Veterinary Group in 2015. Ben enjoys all aspects of his work and has found small animal work to be the most stimulating and interesting. Ben is particularly interested in surgery and is experienced in treating birds and reptiles, having previously worked closely with Newquay Zoo and a large exotic animal base. Ben is eager to continue learning and consolidating his knowledge and enjoys building professional relationships with his clients. He is now an integral member of our veterinary team.
Neal O’Connor BVSc MRCVS
Neal joined us in 2015, bringing many years of experience to the team. Having qualified from the University of Bristol in 2000, Neal worked in mixed practice in Devon and Essex, for three years. Between 2003 and 2012, he has worked in busy, small animal practices in the West Midlands and Essex.
In 2012, Neal emigrated to Australia to run an out of hours emergency clinic in a specialist centre, in Perth. In 2014, he returned to general practice in Suffolk, later joining Stowe Veterinary Group.
Neal enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, especially internal medicine and critical care.
Richard graduated in July 2013 from the Royal Veterinary College in London. He began his veterinary career in Yorkshire, working at a multi-branch small animal practice, where he developed his knowledge and experience over the following two years. Richard then took a break to travel abroad and in 2016 he relocated to Suffolk to join the small animal veterinary team at Stowe Veterinary Group.
Richard has a particular interest in small animals and enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and general practice. Outside of work he enjoys keeping fit, especially through cycling and playing tennis.
Tricia Goulden BVetMed CertVD MRCVS
Tricia joined our veterinary team in 2016 and brings with her over 30 years’ experience in small animal practice. Tricia, originally from Surrey, graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1984 and moved to East Anglia in 1987. After working in small animal practice and dedicating herself to further study, Tricia achieved a Certificate in Veterinary Dermatology from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1998.
Tricia is interested in all aspects of companion animal dermatology and her expertise is available to both our own clients and other pet owners through a veterinary referral.
Tricia has three grown up children and one of her sons is also a vet. At home she has a Labrador and a collie and two cats. In her spare time, Tricia enjoys walking her dogs, cycling, running, gardening, reading and listening to music.
Willem Clancy BVSc MRCVS
Willem graduated from the University of Sydney in December 2016 and joined our veterinary team in January 2017. Will chose to work with us as he enjoys the diversity that a busy mixed practice offers and hopes to advance his skills and experience in these areas.
At university, Will was involved in genetic research concerning canine immune disease. However, clinical practice was ultimately more appealing.
At his family home in Australia, Willem has a beautiful fox terrier and greyhound, both of whom he misses very much. Having never travelled to Europe before, Will hopes to spend some of his spare time exploring Britain and some European cities.
Libby Dunstone BVSc MRCVS
Libby went to school locally and throughout her training at the University of Bristol completed many student placements at Stowe Veterinary Group.Libby graduated with distinction in July 2016 and, after a period of volunteering at an animal charity in India, she joined our veterinary team.
Libby works with all species, enjoying the diversity that this brings. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, walking in the countryside and travelling.