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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.

Virbac HPM

We offer a Virbac HPM Premier practice, specialising in dietary management.

Equine Care

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 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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Dawn Deacon


After many years in Veterinary practice as a receptionist, Dawn has now started training to be a Veterinary Nurse and is attending Bath College. When not studying she enjoys walking her dog Burton, and keeps up her love of skiing when able. She has recently passed her nursing examinations and is now a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

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Shannon Hobbs

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Joan Edwards