The Team

Time to meet the team! We can’t get to know you but in the meantime, here’s a bit about us…




Stephanie Our Head Vet

Steph’s our big chief. Hope Vets was originally just a twinkle in her eye and now with a lot of joy and hard slog it’s a reality.  Steph is now curating a small zoo –   2 ponies, 3 rats, 2 cats and 3 dogs and a small but rapidly growing child!


Poppy Vet

Poppy came over from New Zealand years ago and luckily for us decided to stick around. In addition to being a fantastic vet, she is quite a character and loves being a vet as much as she loves her dogs, music and talking!

Sara Vet

Sara (without an H) is horse crazy and with a love of collies, she is keen to get to know everyone, and of course, your lovely little pets. Just ask about her new fur-baby – Blake!

Hayley Vet

I have just recently joined the Hope Vets team but already I can’t remember what life was like beforehand. Hopefully that’s a good thing…

Pam Veterinary Nurse

Pam is our ‘sensible’ member of the nursing team. An experienced nurse with a lot to offer, Pam is with us Tuesdays and Fridays!

Lizzy Veterinary Nurse

Lizzy is one of our nursing team with a special interest in behaviour. She already has dogs and cats at home. Matter of time until horses come along?

Sophie Veterinary Nurse


Sam Reception/Registered Nurse/Insurance whizz – Sam does it all

Sam is a familiar face around the village and is an integral part of our little team. She has been nursing since the dark ages but has recently moved to our reception team.

Isobel Nursing Assistant

Izzi is our nursing assistant, now full time, she will be helping around all aspects of the practice, no doubt chatting about her 2 dogs, ponies and many cats…

Donna Receptionist

Donna used to be a client, but is now on the other side of the desk with us. A friendly face and dog enthusiast!

Tracy  Receptionist

I joined the practice in October 2020 and am enjoying getting to know our lovely customers and of course their pets.


Steven Practice Manager

Steve’s our go to guy (provided he isn’t on the squash courts of course). He keeps everything working and running so we can focus on the animals. Yes, he definitely got the bad end of the deal but we let him see the animals every now and again as a treat.

Beverly Book Keeper

Bev is mother to Hope Vets, book keeper and granny-nanny. So without her we would never know what dangers to be on the lookout for, bills wouldn’t get paid and Steph would never have returned from maternity leave.

Miraj and Rodney

Miraj Locum Vet

Miraj is our vet who covers when one of the vets is on holiday. You may see him around, smiling away!