Meet our team and find out a little more about the practice
As a practice, we offer a one-to-one service to all of our clients and their animals.
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?
Irene de Best
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.