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 cocker spaniel Mostyn, photography, skiing and walking... to name just a few!

Partner - Iain Carpenter




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.

Partner - Tim Murphy


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.

Partner - John Abbott




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.

Partner - John Abbott



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 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.





Luke graduated from the University of Liverpool and is no stranger to Town & Country after completing numerous placements at the practice. Luke has a keen interest in feline medicine after owning cats all his life and aims to make cat consults as stress-free as possible. Being a cat person does not mean that you can’t be a dog person too!


Having been born and brought up in Leicester, Luke is very happy to be back ‘home’ and loves nothing more than supporting our local teams, Leicester City and the Leicester Tigers! 





Ella graduated from the University of Liverpool and gained lots of experience from externships across the North of England, developing a keen interest in internal medicine. Growing up in Cheshire, horses have always been a big part of Ella’s life. She has a wide range of experience in all equine disciplines and therefore thoroughly enjoys meeting the variety of clients that Town & Country have to offer.


In her spare time that isn’t spent riding, Ella enjoys visiting friends around the UK, baking and going to the gym! 



Head Veterinary Nurse

Zoe joined Town & Country Vets as Head Nurse in November 2020. Zoe has been qualified for over 15 years and during that time, has working in general practice, hospitals and referral practices. 

At home, Zoe has three guinea pigs called Boris, Ruby and Rose. When Zoe isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time boating and bike riding with the family and taking a very energetic cockapoo called Ozzey for walks! 



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.



Registered Veterinary Nurse


Zara qualified from Hartpury College in Gloucestershire in 2008 and has worked in both referral and first opinion practices. She started at Town & Country Vets in 2014 with just a short hiatus for maternity leave.


She has three sons, four guinea pigs and two dogs, and can often be found ambling around Welland Park with an energetic border terrier pup called Albie and a geriatric basset hound called Maggie. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing, especially surgery and anaesthetics.



Veterinary Nurse


Alice graduated in 2018 and returned to Town & Country Veterinary Centre in early 2021 after training here as a student. Alice is particularly keen on doing dental procedures and lab work.


At home, Alice has a border collie called Teal and a cat called Marmite. Outside of work, Alice enjoys spending quality time at home and country walks with the dog! 



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.

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Student Veterinary Nurse

Grace has spent time with us as a placement student and jointed our nursing team in late 2020.

Grace enjoys walking her cocker spaniel, Dotty. Grace looks forward to expanding her knowledge and experience of Town & Country.



Student Veterinary Nurse


Sian joined Town & Country Vets in June and started her training as a Student Veterinary Nurse. Previously Sian worked in hospitality and had been a restaurant manager for 10 years. After being furloughed for several months she fancied a career change and is now doing something she really loves.


Sian is really keen to learn about all aspects of practice as her training continues. Her favourite patients are dogs and rabbits. In her free time she enjoys walking and spending time with her family. 



Student Veterinary Nurse


Alice is a third year student, studying Veterinary Nursing at Moreton Morrell College. During her time at the practice, Alice has acquired a particular interest in being in theatre, working in the lab and also taking care of the dogs. She also enjoys working with wildlife and birds of prey.


At home, Alice has a Harris hawk called Chip who she has had for 8 years. Her favourite hobbies are horse riding, falconry and hiking.



Equine Technician

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.



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.

Veterinary Nurse - Alice Brown


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.

Veterinary Nurse - Alice Brown



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 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 horses - Oliver, Joey and Sonny.



Lottie joined the team in January 2021 and studied Animal Management and Behaviour at Moulton College. Her favourite thing about her job is learning about the industry and welcoming all of our puppy clients.


At home, Lottie has a crazy springer spaniel called Darcy and a tortoise called Gary. In Lottie’s spare time, she enjoys working out and participated in cross country, trail and road races. She is also looking to do Canicross with Darcy in the near future!