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Meet our team and find out a little more about the practice

Calne Veterinary Centre has been caring for and treating companion animals for many years now.
As a practice, we offer a one-to-one service to all of our clients and their animals.

RCVS accredited practice

We offer an RCVS accredited Small Animal practice.

Royal Canin

We offer a Royal Canin Premier practice, specialising in dietary management.

Equine specialists

We offer an experienced veterinary practice when it comes to the care and treatment of horses.

Calne Veterinary Clinic

Veterinary Surgery And Equine Care

Here at Calne Veterinary Clinic, we understand that your pet in one of the family; so keeping them healthy is of the utmost importance. With over 20 years of experience, our qualified veterinary surgeons can advise on the best course of care for all types of companion animal- from dogs and cats, to rabbits and tortoises. To find out how we could help your pet, why not get in touch today?

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Team Members

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Irene de Best

DVM, MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Our principal veterinary surgeon, Irene has more than 40 years of experience in dressage, show jumping and eventing to European champion competition level. She has had success as an amateur jockey, and breeds rough collies and thoroughbred horses.

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Christine Johnson


Nurse, Christine, has been with the practice for more than 11 years. She is an avid point-to-point and fitness enthusiast, having completed marathons. Lately, she is more likely to be seen out walking her Gordon Setter Abby.

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Sarah Slade

Practice Manager

Sarah is the practice manager and has been with us since the very start. A pet healthcare manager dealing with dietary management, Sarah has been in veterinary practice for many years. She is the treasurer of a local youth football club, and enjoys travelling, cooking, reading, American Football and spending time with friends.

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Viv Aplin


Our receptionist and admin coordinator Viv has been with the Practice for over 15 years. She enjoys walking, knitting, cooking, crosswords as well as travelling.

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Nicola Hurt


Receptionist, Nicola, has been a team member with us for 17 years. She owns a golden retriever called Daisy, and has a keen interest in needlecraft.

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Dawn Deacon


I have many years experience as a Veterinary receptionist and have recently moved to Wiltshire from Suffolk. I am a qualified BHS assistant instructor and have an Advanced National Certificate (ANC) in Equine Business Management.In my free time, I enjoy walking my dog ‘Burton’. A few years ago I combined my love of skiing and cooking and spent the winter as a chalet host in the French Alps.

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Katie Galvin

Veterinary Surgeon

I am originally from Ireland and I trained and qualified from Liverpool in 2014. I have a Miniature Jack Russell called Ollie, who rules my life. He will soon have a little friend, as my baby is due in March 2017. I am a keen horse rider, I enjoy travelling and spending time with my family and friends.

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Stacey Cunningham


I have always wanted to work with animals and now have the opportunity. I am studying for my maths GCSE at college, as I am hoping to train as a Veterinary Nurse in the future. In my spare time, I focus on my fitness. I am trained in Taekwondo and at present I am training hard to run the London Marathon in April 2017.