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 farm animal side with an emphasis on fertility work. He also has an interest in equine stud medicine and is an 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 and a cat named Dexter.

Lucinda Ticehurst



Lucinda is interested in everything from the happy hacker to performance horses. She is very privileged to currently be riding one of our well known client's horses, and may be seen out team chasing or showjumping him in the spring. She also owns an older thoroughbred cross, called Joker; they have had a successful partnership for over eight years with hopefully many more to come.


During her veterinary training Lucinda has worked in Australia, Argentina, Africa and India being involved in many diverse cases ranging from charity work with animals affected by extreme poverty to top class polo pony medical and surgical management and reproduction. Specific interests include orthopaedics, opthalmology, dentistry, soft tissue injury, wound management and gastrointestinal disturbances.


Lucinda's small terrier, Dingo, is an enthusiastic partner in crime who may be seen accompanying her on some calls. Alongside Lucinda he very much enjoys meeting everyone on their rounds.


Sammy Rose


Sammy graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2015, before this, she qualified from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in Equine Sports Science. During her previous degree Sammy spent a year at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh completing an externship in Equine Anaesthesia. Sammy has a keen interest in anaesthesia, but enjoys all aspects of equine veterinary medicine. Before joining our team, she had been in general practice for a year in Northamptonshire.


Outside of work Sammy enjoys riding her horse Sale, walking her two rescue dogs Bruno and Lola, and going to the gym.


Harriet Goulden

Head Veterinary Nurse

Harriet is our head nurse and leads our team of seven nurses. After qualifying from the RVC in 2009, Harriet has gained a wealth of experience. She has worked in private practice, a charity hospital and also for a veterinary nursing college before joining our team in June 2015.


Harriet enjoys training the student nurses and the challenges of emergency nursing. Harriet has two cats at home, brother and sister, Hugo and Taffy.


Zara Lander

Veterinary Nurse


Since qualifying Zara has gained lots of experience working in a variety of veterinary practices; small animal – first opinion, emergency and referral practices.


She has two dogs, Maggie and Barnaby, and a cat called Dexter. Zara enjoys spending time with her family when she is not working. Zara’s interest is in dental procedures and is involved in the development of our nurse clinics.

Kathleen Gamble

Veterinary Nurse

Kathleen qualified as a veterinary nurse in March 2015 and joined our team the following August and is enjoying the many new challenges at our hospital.


Kathleen coordinates the weekly Puppy Parties at the practice and is interested in becoming an assessor for the veterinary nurse students in the future. Kathleen has a dog named Lily.

Katy Kirkham

Veterinary Nurse


Katy qualified as a veterinary nurse in August 2015 and joined our team in October of that year. Katy is looking to study for advanced veterinary nursing qualifications in the next couple of years to develop her skills further.


Katy is an active member of ‘young farmers’ and has represented at county level. Katy events and hunts with her two horses named Lottie and Mae and has a border terrier named Millie.

Alice Brown

Student Veterinary Nurse


Alice is one of our student nurses entering her second year of the veterinary nursing degree. Although Alice enjoys all aspects of nursing, her main interest is surgical nursing.


Alice has a cocker spaniel named Ruby.

Verity Malpass

Student Veterinary Nurse

Verity joined the team in September 2016 as a student veterinary nurse. Verity is studying at Moreton Morell College in Warwickshire.


At home Verity, has a Jack Russell Terrier cross named Tilly and two horses - Prophet the showjumper and Millie who is in retirement.

Sam Tibbetts

Equine Veterinary Nurse


Our team of equine vets has the support of Sam, a qualified equine nurse.  Sam has extensive experience of all sorts of equine practice.  Previously she has worked in two of the largest equine hospitals in the UK.  She has also gained valuable experience during a foaling season in the USA. 


Sam is a very caring nurse with an interest in all aspects of the job but she has a particular interest in equine behaviour and associated problems.  She is always pleased to be contacted at the practice to discuss any of our patients behavioural issues and their management.  


Sam is a 24 /7 equine enthusiast having three horses of her own to fill her spare time.

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