Vivan Alemi BVM&S MRCVS
I qualified from Edinburgh in 1996 and spent four and half happy years in a Veterinary Hospital in Sheffield running one of their branches before starting Feldon with Simon, Hugh and Sheona in 2000.
I am the Centre Vet for Guide Dogs Training Centre in Warwick and have a keen interest in Dentistry and internal medicine…
Hugh Hawkins BVM&S GPCert Endo GPCert EM&S MRCVS
Having qualified from Edinburgh in 1996 I spent four and a half years in mixed practice in Cumbria before starting Feldon Vets with Simon and Viv in December 2000.
I am Centre Veterinary Surgeon for the Guide Dogs’ National Breeding Centre and have a keen interest in cardio-respiratory conditions of dogs and cats…
Simon Want BVM&S CertVD MRCVS Managing Director
I qualified from Edinburgh vet school in 1996 and set up Feldon Veterinary Centres with Hugh and Viv in 2000.
I am an advanced practitioner in veterinary dermatology but now I spend half my time as our Managing Director where I work closely with my wife Louise, our Nurse Manager…
Mareike Delille MRCVS
Qualifying as a vet from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in 2012, I worked in a small animal clinic and practice in Munich for 3 years whilst writing my doctoral thesis.
In 2015 I moved to the UK and joined Feldon. My main interests are feline medicine but I also enjoy a variety of dental, medical and surgical cases.
Georgina Hawkins BVM&S MRCVS
I have been a practising vet since 1998, predominantly in a companion animal environment. I have been with Feldon since 2008 and am now one of our senior vets at the Kenilworth surgery.
My main interest is running our chronic pain clinics, which include the use of acupuncture and I also enjoy opthalmology, dentistry…
Simon Howarth BVSC MRCVS
I qualified as a vet from Massey University in New Zealand in 2009. After practising in Auckland for four years I moved to the UK and joined Feldon in 2014.
I am particularly interested in small animal surgery and especially in using new laparoscopic techniques.
Esme Howells BVSc MRCVS
I am a Liverpool Veterinary School graduate and thoroughly enjoy working as a vet in general practice. I enjoy working up both medical and surgical cases and have a particular interest in emergency and critical care.
Outside of work I spend a lot of time with my little dogs ‘Stitch & Hiccup’ exploring the Warwickshire countryside.
Emily Parkes BA VetMB MRCVS
Following graduation from Cambridge University in 2009 I worked as a vet in mixed practice until 2013 when I joined Feldon having developed a bias towards small animal practice.
My main interests include dentistry and diagnostic imaging and I recently developed my expertise in this area by gaining a GPCertificate in Diagnostic imaging.
Mark Taylor BVetMed PGCSAS GPCertSAS MRCVS
After qualifying from The Royal Veterinary College in 1996, I worked in several general practices with referral services gaining knowledge in surgery, orthopaedics and exotic animal medicine and surgery.
I joined Feldon Veterinary centre 12 years ago having worked firstly at the Leamington branch and then becoming Clinical Director running the Bedworth branch…
Katie Waterworth BVetMed MRCVS
I qualified as a vet from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2001 and since then have worked purely in small animal practice in the Midlands.
Since joining Feldon in 2003 I have been especially interested in ophthalmology, but I also enjoy a wide variety of medical and surgical cases…
All our vets share our Feldon Promises and are great with people and their pets.
Our vets are friendly and approachable and will actively listen to you, so that they can help you as an individual. Some people want lots of technical jargon, with diagrams demonstrating how an operation will be performed and some don’t, preferring to simply put their trust in us to do our best and always put their pet first.
Our vets are more than just technically able to “fix your pet”, they are passionate individuals who truly care about your pet and will work with you to achieve the best outcome.
Our hard working team of vets work 24-7 to care for the animals in their charge and will often work together on a case sharing knowledge and expertise with their combined 130 years of experience – we are all about “the team”.
All our vets are members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and are governed by their Code to Professional Conduct.
Many of our vets have advanced qualifications – and of course, they all have a responsibility to ensure that they maintain and develop the knowledge and skills relevant to their professional practice by continually learning, so all our vets attend regular training courses – and indeed we organise our own in-house training to share new ideas and techniques.
Please do recommend our vets and the rest of the Feldon team to family and friends.
If you are interested in a career in Veterinary medicine have a look at “I want to be a Vet” on the RCVS website.
Louise Want Nurse Manager
I am very proud to be Nurse Manager heading up the excellent, 20 strong, nursing team across all four sites.
I qualified in 1982 in Dublin and have worked in the veterinary profession since then having a varied career including being an RCVS examiner, lecturer, clinical coach and I have seen many changes…
Jane Taylor Head Nurse and Clinical Administrator
I am proud to have worked for Feldon Veterinary Centre for the last ten years. My love for the veterinary profession shows in my dedication to Veterinary Nursing for 21 years.
Many of you will know my passion for preventative healthcare and my love of consulting, in particular senior pets and nutrition…
Tracey Ison Head Nurse
I qualified as a Veterinary nurse in 1989 and am the Head Nurse at our Hinckley surgery.
My role within the practice is varied and diverse – no two days are ever the same! My main area of interest is nurse consulting and helping to strengthen the bonds that we have with our pets whilst continuing to maintain the high standards offered by Feldon Vets…
Laura Cowan Senior Nurse
I qualified in 2012 at an emergency practice in Manchester before relocating further south. I have been working at Feldon in Leamington Spa for 4 years.
In those four years I have mostly been working as senior night nurse until recently when I made the move to day shifts and took on the role of Senior Nurse at our Kenilworth surgery…
Katherine Dingle Nurse
I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in February 2016.
Since then I have taken an interest in theatre nursing and am always keen to find new ways to improve our surgical theatre to maintain the best standards we can. I particularly enjoy looking after our in-patients in the Leamington Spa branch.
I have recently taken on the role of ‘cat advocate’ at our Leamington hospital which involves improving the experience that your cat has whilst at the surgery by trying to reduce their stress levels throughout their time here.
At home I have a Jack Russell X rescue dog called Lucky.
David Edwards Senior Nurse
Having qualified in 1994, I joined Feldon in 2000 and was based at the Leamington surgery for a number of years before I moved to our Hinckley branch where I am the resident cat advocate.
I am currently working towards my ISFM Feline Diploma and, having six cats at home, I certainly have plenty of experiences to draw upon…
Laura Guest Nurse
I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in January 2011 having completed my training at the Bedworth surgery and I recently made the move to our Leamington surgery.
My real passion is nursing patients in my care back to full health and I find this aspect of the job very rewarding…
Vicki Heritage Student Nurse
I’m a student Veterinary Nurse currently studying at Warwickshire College.
It has been a passion of mine for some time now and I have always enjoyed spending time with animals and completing plenty of work experience. I am in my second year of training at the moment and am thoroughly enjoying it.
I have 2 cats at home, called Star and Tortie.
Debbie Leonard Nurse
I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in mixed practice in 2002 having previously worked in kennels and as an Animal Welfare officer at Coventry City Council.
I work part time at the Bedworth surgery and have recently gained a qualification in Equine and Canine Massage Therapy. I love the variety of cases we treat and working with the knowledgeable and caring team we have.
Abbey Moore Student Nurse
I have just become a second year student at Moreton Morrell college.
After working for the Retired Greyhound Trust as a teenager and growing up around animals, it has now become my ambition in life to care for all animals through nursing. Feldon is a wonderful place to work and I am proud to be one of their team.
I currently have two greyhounds called Demi and Bex.
Kathryn Parnell Nurse
I am a recently qualified veterinary nurse based at our Hinckley surgery.
I have always had a passion for animal welfare and have a degree in animal studies. I enjoy working with the local dog rescue and have two dogs, three cats and a very cheeky parrot to keep me busy outside of work.
Zoe Reynolds Nurse
I qualified in 2009 after training with Feldon and although my background is an agricultural one I immensely enjoy working with much-loved family pets and companion animals.
I have a keen interest in preventative healthcare and help champion the excellent dental service we provide. I consider myself very lucky…
Stacey Taylor Senior Nurse
I qualified in 2011 having carried out my training here at Feldon, and am now a Senior Veterinary Nurse at our Leamington Spa branch. I have wanted to be a Veterinary Nurse since I was five years old and I love my job and all the animals in my care.
I am always looking to expand my knowledge and wouldn’t be without the animals in my life, especially the dogs I have at home!
Feldon wouldn’t be half the practice it is today without our dedicated caring team of veterinary nurses.
Feldon is proud to be an RCVS recognised Training Centre and all veterinary nurses are either already qualified and registered or working towards their qualification. We also have several Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN) enrolled on advanced training courses.
Just like the vets, our RVNs have a responsibility to ensure that they maintain and develop the knowledge and skills relevant to their professional practice. They achieve this by continually learning, attend regular training courses and indeed we organise our own in-house training to share new ideas and techniques.
All our vet nurses at every branch are trained to the same high level and are able to assist the vets by:
- providing skilled supportive care for sick animals
- providing critical care to inpatients 24-7 (from our dedicated nurse team at the Leamington Spa hospital)
- undertaking minor surgery
- monitoring patients during anaesthesia
- delivering medical treatments and medications
- performing diagnostic tests e.g. laboratory and x-raying
- educating owners on good standards of animal care e.g. parasite prevention, dietary advice, dental care and behaviour, to name but a few.
To find out more about the role of the RVN and a career in veterinary nursing check out the BVNA and RCVS websites.
Steph Atkin Senior Receptionist Leamington
I joined Feldon in 2011 after a varied career, first in TV News and then teaching English at universities in the UK and Europe.
I am now the Senior Receptionist for the Leamington branch, and am proud to be part of the Feldon team. I truly believe that the service we offer to both clients and pets is second-to-none…
Clare Duffy Senior Receptionist Bedworth
I have worked for Feldon for a while now, first of all training as a nurse and now I am working on reception. I am primarily based at the Bedworth branch.
I have recently moved in with my partner and we now have a few furry babies including two dogs and two rabbits.
Beckie Grove Senior Receptionist Kenilworth
After graduating from the University of Nottingham with a BSc in Zoology in 2014, I started looking for a job where I could use my animal knowledge and caring nature.
I was lucky to be accepted into the Feldon family and with the help of a small but dedicated team in Kenilworth, I have been able to progress and improve my working skills to attain a Senior Receptionist role….
Laura Jackson Senior Receptionist Hinckley
I have been working as a receptionist at Feldon for over six years now and enjoy the variety that each day brings; no two days are ever the same in this field.
During that time I have achieved an NVQ Level 3 in Customer Service and have taken some time out to have two lovely children. When I’m not at work I can be found with my family and my three fabulous dogs.
I started working as a Receptionist here at Feldon in the spring of 2015.
I have always enjoyed working with animals and have been a Brood Bitch Holder for Guide Dogs for a number of years until the retirement of my latest brood last year.
I now help out with fostering and boarding for Guide Dogs when they need me to and although I will miss the puppies I won’t miss the sleepless nights!
I grew up on my Uncle’s farm so I have been around animals my entire life; bringing in the dairy cows, feeding lambs and collecting eggs was a daily routine for me.
Following a career as a care assistant with social services for around 10 years I started work as a Veterinary Receptionist and joined Feldon at the Hinckley surgery seven years ago. I have two lovely dogs and I enjoy seaside holidays with them. I have always enjoyed meeting and helping people so this is the ideal job for me.
I have been working on Reception at Feldon for a number of years having initially trained a nurse. I have a keen interest in insurance and I love to get involved in interesting cases.
I have two pets, Cocker Spaniel Gypsy and my horse Milly. I am a true county girl and can be found competing on Milly at every chance I get and am more often found in the middle of a field rather than a town or city.
I have worked in the veterinary field since June 1986 as a practice trained nurse and receptionist. I have been with Feldon since 2008. I love working with the team at Feldon and their dedication to the care of animals is second to none.
I have my own small zoo at home comprising of two cats, four bearded dragons and a hairy tarantula.
I grew up on my parents’ farm so I’ve always been surrounded by animals and had a love for them.
I went onto college to start my training as a veterinary nurse but realised that after passing out in theatre on many occasions that this may not by the right job for me; however my job on reception at the Kenilworth branch is the next best thing…
Each of the Feldon branches has a friendly team of dedicated receptionists. A trip to the vets can sometimes be difficult for you and your pet but our team of receptionists are here to listen and help in any way they can.
Our receptionists hold the “front of house” together and often spend each day juggling the telephones, appointments and the vets and all with a smile. Front of house is one of the most important cogs in the Feldon wheel and they keep everyone else on track. They have an uncanny knack of knowing where everyone and everything is within the building.
As well as helping the rest of the Feldon team, they are primarily here to help you and your pet, as your first point of contact. They will always do their best to:
- Accommodate you for an appointment with your preferred vet
- Promptly supply you with your preferred medication, pet food or accessories
- Keep a track of your pet’s general welfare and remind you when it’s time for their booster or parasite prevention course
- Keep your contact details and account up to date by requesting latest email addresses or changes to telephone numbers.
- Listen to your individual needs and help in any way they can (they are also a good shoulder and ready with the tissues where necessary)
“Nothing is ever too much trouble, all our queries are answered with a smile, whether at 8.15am or 6.15pm and I’ve lost count of the number of bottles of eye drops that you made miraculously appear out of the fridge at short notice! – thank you all – you do a wonderful job and it is much appreciated.”
Laura Liggins Marketing Coordinator
I started working at Feldon in 2010 as a Receptionist and have recently taken on a new role as Marketing Coordinator.
I come from a strong customer service background and have thoroughly enjoyed my time working on Reception; I already miss the day-to-day contact with our clients and pets so I can often be found “accidentally” wandering through Reception chatting to people…
Gee Sehmbi Accounts Administrator
I joined Feldon in 2015 as accounts administrator. Prior to this role I worked in the travel industry for 8 years as a Financial Control Manager.
I enjoy the job as it brings variety of different challenges on a day to day basis.
I also have a keen interest in cars as I studied Vehicle Body Repairs, and in my spare time I enjoy restoring old vehicles to their potential glory.
All four of the Feldon branches are managed by a committed team of experienced managers and administrators based at offices above the Bedworth and Leamington Spa branches.
Although you may not know them as well as your favourite vet, our admin team are working tirelessly “back stage” to support the branch teams in providing you and your pet with an exceptional service. More specifically the support team ensure that:
- Staff are well trained, motivated, respected and maintaining Feldon’s high standards
- You are fully informed of our products and services via our IT system, the website, reception TVs, advertising and practice literature
- Practice promotions are suitably managed and communicated to you e.g. Feldon’s Pet Health Plans
- Your accounts are fully managed and we assist you with the financial aspects of pet insurance claims where necessary
- Our premises and equipment are safe, accessible and fit for purpose
- The Feldon business is a success and the bank manager is happy
In keeping with our Feldon Promises the details are important to us and we will listen to every comment that you make to improve our service. At Feldon we always want to know what you think and to hear about your experiences with us, good and bad. We are constantly trying to improve our service and facilities so feedback from you is important. We have recently launched an online feedback form which you can complete here
Please feel free to contact us via the website or telephone your local Feldon branch.
Last but by no means least our team of dedicated and hard working cleaners. As you can imagine they have a lot to contend with working in a vets and that’s just clearing up after all the staff! This covert team really are unsung heroes of the practice as they carry out their work when no one else is around meaning staff and clients alike arrive to find spotlessly clean buildings ready for the day ahead.