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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




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 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 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 has continued his studies but diverged into the field of Equine Veterinary Dentistry. In 2022 he graduated with distinction with a post graduate certificate in veterinary professional studies from the University of Liverpool. He was also awarded a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice with an emphasis on equine dentistry, having achieved distinction level grades in all modules.


John is not just interested in internal medicine and equine dentistry but also enjoys lameness diagnostics and is passionate about preventative health care.


Outside of work John enjoys family life, riding his horse Rafferty, walking his dogs Oreo and Breeze, fishing, being a scout leader and puffing around the Welland Valley on his bike!

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 joined the partnership in August 2016. He has three dogs, Maggie the basset hound, Albie the border terrier and Woody the cocker spaniel.

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.




Alessandra qualified from University of Turin, Italy in 2006 and worked for the following three years in a small animal hospital gaining a broad spectrum of knowledge in Internal and Emergency Medicine. 

She moved to the UK with her family in 2008 and since then she has worked in general practices, referral centres and hospitals in the West Midlands and East Midlands lately.

In 2016 she successfully completed her Post-Graduate Certificate in Internal Medicine.

Alessandra spends her free time cuddling her two cats Alfred and Agamennon and enjoys being a mum of two little girls, Guilia and Martha.




James qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2023, having done lots of his clinical university placements with us as a student. He has a particular interest in small animal surgery and working up medical cases. 

In his free time, James. enjoys going to the rugby (Leicester Tigers of course), playing golf and playing the violin in a local orchestra.




Erica joined Town & Country in August 2023, having qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2023. During her final year of university, she completed placements in equine ambulatory clinics and hospitals, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Erica has grown up working with horses, and riding, and is interested in all facets of veterinary medicine - particularly lameness, reproduction work and emergency medicine. Erica is thoroughly enjoying expanding her knowledge and experience whilst working at Town & Country.

When not at work, Erica enjoys visiting her family (and her Labrador), and staying active by walking, swimming, riding and the occasional skiing holiday!



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 a brief hiatus for maternity leave.


She has three sons, two guinea pigs and three dogs, and can often be found ambling around Welland Park with Albie the border terrier and Woody the cocker spaniel and Maggie the basset hound. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing, especially surgery and anaesthesia



Registered 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 cocker spaniel named Olive. Outside of work, Alice enjoys spending quality time at home and country walks with the dogs! 



Student Veterinary Nurse


Sian joined Town & Country Vets in June 2021 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 Equine Veterinary Nurse

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.



Student Veterinary Nurse

Niamh joined the team in June 2022. She particularly enjoys greeting our furry patients with lots of treats! Niamh has a little sausage dog called Reggie and loves taking him for a walk around the fields!



Veterinary Care Assistant

Lottie joined the team in January 2021 as a receptionist and studied Animal Management and Behaviour at Moulton College. Lottie has since progressed into her position as a Student Veterinary Nurse. Lottie is keen to have a more hands-on role, learning more about our profession and getting to know the patients more closely.

At home, Lottie has a crazy springer spaniel called Darcy. In her spare time she enjoys working out and participates in cross country, trail and road running which Darcy often joins her on.

Client Care Team


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


Administration Manager

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.


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.

Veterinary Nurse - Alice Brown


Reception Manager

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!




Lauren joined the practice in February 2023 after being in the make-up industry for six years. Lauren came from a farming background so has always loved being around our fur friends that come into the practice.

Lauren grew up and studied at boarding school in Norfolk but decided to move closer to her partner and her crazy cocker spaniel, Stanley and her not-so-crazy cat, Nala.

In Lauren's free time she loves going on long country walks and visiting her friends and family back home. 

Lauren loves meeting new people so please come and say hello :D




Mollie joined us in 2023 after working in hospitality for over a decade and fancied starting a new journey within the furry friends profession.

At home Mollie has one fur baby called Seb and enjoys taking him on long walks and trips to the pub to see her friends.

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