Our Staff

Miss Rose Stanley MRCVS

Department: Vet Surgeons Rose graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2018. She worked for a mixed practice in Exmoor for 4 months before joining the Powderham team. Rose enjoys all aspects of small animal work with an interest in emergency medicine and client education. Outside of work Rose can be found walking her dog… Read more »

Mr R Colin Cameron BVM&S MRCVS

Department: Vet Surgeons Colin qualified from Edinburgh University in 1979 and has spent all his working life in clinical practice in different parts of the country, before settling in Devon many years ago. He enjoys all aspects of general practice with a bias towards surgery and a growing interest in regenerative medicine. In his spare… Read more »

Mr Tom Hill BVSc MRCVS – Cat Advocate

Department: Vet Surgeons Tom qualified from Liverpool back in 1999 and has been down on Devon at the practice since 2005, having worked in different practices throughout the West Country before, even specialising in Horses for a short while. He enjoys all aspects of general practice, particularly dentistry and medicine, as well as a continuing… Read more »

Mrs Mel Barnes: RVN Head Veterinary Nurse

Department: Vet Nurses Mel qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2009 and has worked in practice ever since. After training at a referral hospital in Exeter, she stayed working with referral until taking on the role of Head Nurse here at Powderham Veterinary Group. She has been part of the team since November 2017, although… Read more »

Mrs Cala Taberner: RVN Veterinary Nurse

Department: Vet Nurses Cala qualified as a veterinary nurse from Bicton College in 1990 and started working in North Devon and then moved to Merseyside before returning back ‘Home’ and joining the team at Powderham. When Cala isnt enjoying her nursing duties she can be found baking cakes, gardening and walking her rescue dogs, a… Read more »

Miss Karyn Honeywill: RVN Veterinary Nurse/ Torquay Insurance Admin

Department: Vet Nurses Karyn has worked at Powderham Vets since 0ct 2006, She started out as a receptionist and assistant until she started nurse training in 2012 starting with her Animal Nursing assistant followed by her nurse training in 2013, she qualified as a registered vet nurse in June 2016. Karyn enjoys all aspects of… Read more »

Miss Sharna Breslan: RVN Veterinary Nurse/ Cat Advocate/ Newton Abbot insurance admin/ Website co-ordinator

Department: Vet Nurses Sharna has been working for Powderham Vets for 6 years, she originally started working as a Saturday receptionist and has worked her way up from there. Sharna qualified in July 2018 from Bicton College to become a Fully Registered Veterinary Nurse. She enjoys all aspects of nursing and how every day is… Read more »

Miss Sharon Card: RVN Veterinary Nurse

Department: Vet Nurses Sharon qualified as a veterinary nurse back in April 2004 and has worked in mixed practice ever since. She has a few pets including Merlin the cat and two giant African land snails called Strawberry and Doodles. She has a special interest in exotics and radiography.

Miss Chloe Quantick: 1st Yr Student Veterinary Nurse/ Receptionist/ Social Media Administrator

Department: Vet Nurses Chloe joined the Powderham Team in October 2013. Chloe has been qualified as an Animal Nursing Assistant for 6 years and has now started her training at Bicton College in September 2018 to become a registered veterinary nurse. In her spare time Chloe enjoys spending time on her family farm. Chloe has... Read more »

Miss Sue Halloway: 2nd Yr Student Veterinary Nurse/ Receptionist

Department: Vet Nurses Sue is a 2nd Year student at Bicton college. She enjoys all aspects of radiology and laboratory work. She has a dog called Charlie and 3 cats called Pixie, Chester and Mr Darcy. Outside of work Sue enjoys watching Grey’s Anatomy and spending time with her family.

Mrs Karen Gidley: Practice Manager

Department: Support Staff Karen has worked for Powderham Vet Group for 29years in various roles and became practice manager 17years ago. Karen has seen lots of changes over the years and been lucky enough to work and make friends with some lovely people. She has a tortoise called Rodney who often gets brought to work… Read more »

Mrs Cath King: Newton Abbot Receptionist

Department: Support Staff Cath joined the team at Powderham Vets in September 2018. Raised in Newton Abbot Cath worked for the local paper ‘The Mid-Devon Advertiser’ for over 20 years in sales before deciding on a career change. She currently lives in Kingsteignton with her husband Richard and dog Lyra, a German shepherd cross Husky,… Read more »

Mrs Victoria Oswald: Torquay/ Newton Abbot Receptionist

Department: Support Staff Vicky Joined the practice in 2016 and has recently returned to work after having her 2nd baby. She really enjoys working with animals and meeting the clients. Vicky has a chihuahua called Peggy.