THE TEAM

IAIN CARPENTER

Partner - MA VetMB MRCVS

 

Iain graduated from Cambridge University in 1981. He worked at mixed practices in Newbury, Cheshire and the Cotswolds before joining the practice in 1987 and becoming a partner in 1989. He has been involved in all aspects of mixed practice but is now particularly busy with the small animal side. He is also the official Joint Measurement Board measurer.

 

Iain’s interests outside of veterinary work include his lifelong love of sailing, ballroom dancing, his Springer Spaniel Layla, photography, skiing and walking... to name just a few!

 

TIM MURPHY

Partner - BVetMed MRCVS

 

Tim qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1990 and joined the practice here in Market Harborough in 1991. Since becoming a partner in 1996 Tim has continued to develop the small animal side of the practice, including the creation of the new, state-of-the-art small animal clinic. There have been many advances in pet medicine in recent years, and Tim plays an active role in ensuring the practice keeps up to date with all the latest developments.

 

He enjoys the daily variety of cases but gets the most pleasure from following the lives of his patients from their very first visit through to their senior years.

JOHN ABBOTT

Partner - BVM&S Cert(Int Med) Dipl ECEIM MRCVS

 

Qualifying from Edinburgh University in 1999, John’s veterinary career began in a Lanarkshire mixed practice. From there, John then went to Glasgow University Veterinary School working on various specialisms at the equine hospital. It was at Glasgow that John gained the coveted Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Equine Internal Medicine.

 

Moving to the Midlands he has spent time in equine practices in Warwickshire and Rutland. In 2005, by examination and by the recent publication of his research into equine clinical parasitology, John attained the Diploma of the European College of Internal Medicine. This Diploma is recognised as the highest accolade of its type. John is particularly interested in internal medicine, lameness diagnostics and stud medicine (including embryo transfer).

 

John has a black terrier named Oreo.

MICHAEL LANDER

Partner - BVetMed MRCVS 

 

Michael was first introduced to the practice as a sixteen year old school pupil for a week of work experience in December 2000. He started his training at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, in 2003 and regularly returned to Town & Country for his farm, equine and small animal placements until graduating in 2008. 

 

Following graduation, Michael returned to the practice as an Assistant Mixed Animal Vet where he worked for 18 months before moving to Reigate, Surrey. Michael spent two and a half years in Reigate as a small animal vet developing his surgical skills before accepting another small animal vet position in Northampton. 

 

In September 2014, Michael returned to Town & Country Veterinary Centre as a small animal vet and became a partner at the practice in August 2016. He has two dogs, Maggie the Basset Hound and Barnaby the Shih Tzu.

ANTONIO RUSSO

MRCVS

Antonio graduated in July 2018 from the University of Bari Aldo Moro in Italy.  After graduating and some training experiences in Europe, Antonio decided to move to the UK finding a professional and warm atmosphere in Town & Country Veterinary Centre.

Antonio likes his country house in Italy and making wine every year in September.

NATALIA LOZANO BARTOLOME

MRCVS

Natalia qualified at Complutense University of Madrid and has gained some excellent experience in a variety of externships in equine clinics across France and the UK.

 

Natalia worked in a referral hospital in the West Midlands whe she has developed a particular interest and skills in anaesthesia, internal medicine and lameness.

ANA LOPES

MRCVS

Ana graduated from University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal, in December 2017, During her studies she completed a number of externships in the UK, Finland, Belgium and Brazil. Since then, Ana worked in Ireland as a stud vet for one season, followed by an Internship in York.

Ana is particularly interested in Internal Medicine and Reproduction.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading travelling and spending time with her friends, family and pets.

SALVATORE POSILLICO

MRCVS

Salvatore graduated from University of Studies of Naples Federico II in 2017 developing his experiences as a vet student in South Africa.

After working at several practices across Italy and attending an internship in University Alma Mater of Bologna in 2018, he joined the Town & Country team in 2020.

Salvatore loves Cuban dancing, playing his violin and playing with his two dogs Eracle and Meg when he goes back to Italy.

 

BEKKII BRIDGES

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

Having been qualified for two years at her training practice, Bekkii decided to move closer to home. Bekkii enjoys nurse consultations and is looking forward to developing our Puppy Parties over the next few months.

Bekkii has a keen interest in clay pigeon shooting. She has one cat called Fred and two border terriers named Poppy and Oscar. She recently added a Border Terrier Puppy to her brood - Bramble is such a cute puppy and Bekkii is enjoying training her new addition.

SARAH-KAY ROBINSON

Student Veterinary Nurse

 

Sarah is in her second year of veterinary nurse training at Warwickshire College and is really enjoying the challenges that this academic year is bringing.

Sarah is one whisker away from being a crazy cat lady and has two cats at home named Shortbread and Figgy Pudding.

CHLOE BROWN

Equine Technician

 

Chloe joined Town & Country Veterinary Centre in 2015 after graduating from university with a BSc in Applied Equine Studies and Business. Chloe is the equine technician, supporting the equine team and  assisting our equine clients with their queries. At home, Chloe has a horse called Daisy and together they event at low level, a retired pony called Bruno and a rescue cat called Stumpy.

JO HILSON

Nursing Assistant

 

Jo the team in November 2020 and has worked in the veterinary profession for 11 years previously.

Jo has a dog called Jed, a cat called Figaro and two ferrets named Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane.

Jo has enjoyed ballet dancing for 30 years and enjoys walking her dog with her family.

 

ANN TREVITHICK

Practice Manager

 

Ann joined T&C Vets in 2014 as practice manager and looks after the day to day running of the practice, a lot of the work that goes on behind the scenes. 

She feels very privileged to be part of a committed team in such a caring and compassionate environment and finds it an incredibly interesting and fulfilling role. Ann shares her office with Lottie, her cocker spaniel.

DIANE

Customer Services Manager

Diane heads up our great Reception Team and is responsible for Customer Services. Diane has been with us for over 14 years and knows “all things Town & Country”.

Diane has previously worked for the NFU and is a familiar and helpful face to many of our clients. She particularly enjoys speaking to all of our clients and arranging our 'Any Vet Any Time Visits'.  Diane loves looking after her grand-dog Lola and cat Winston.

LUISA

Pet Insurance Administrator

Luisa has been with the practice since July 2014 after moving from Brighton to Leicestershire. Starting off on reception, she now looks after the Client insurance claims for both Small Animal and Equine which keeps her very busy.

Luisa has a parrot called Red and two rats named Vodka and Coke.

ELLIE

Equine Receptionist

Ellie joined our team in November 2017. Ellie previously studied horse management at Moulton College before working on a Showjumping Yard. "I really enjoy my job at Town & Country Vets - its great to be around people who love their pets as much as I do! "

 

At home Ellie has a black Labrador called Oscar and a horse called Roger that she events.

CLAIRE

Afternoon Reception Manager

Claire joined our Reception Team in July 2018. She graduated from university with a degree in Animal Welfare and Management and went on to work in animal rescue centres and customer service. Claire really enjoys answering our telephones and helping clients as much as she can.

At home, Claire has a cocker spaniel called Dale and a rabbit called Wesley.

LAUREN

Receptionist

Lauren has been with the practice since July 2019. Having previously worked in customer service, Lauren is adapting her skills to her position within the reception team.

At home, Lauren has an energetic springer spaniel named Harley who enjoys going for long walks in the countryside. Lauren really enjoys meeting all of the puppies that come to the practice on a Wednesday evening for our Puppy Parties!

LAUREN

Receptionist

Lauren joined our Reception Team in October 2019. Having previously worked in the dentistry profession, Lauren decided it was time for a change. Lauren's favourite parts of the job is welcoming all of the furry visitors, particularly the puppies!

Lauren enjoys spending time with her three hourses, Oliver, Joey and Sonny.

CHARLOTTE

Veterinary Admin

Charlotte joined our team in October 2020 having studied Animal Management at Moulton College.

Charlotte enjoys walking her dogs in the countryside and her favourite part of the job is welcoming all the pets and clients into the practice.

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