Introducing Our Practice Team 

Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.


Orla Mcginn
Orla Mcginn
Practice Principal
MVB MRCVS

Qualified from Dublin University in1993 and having spent time working in the west of Ireland calving cows on mountain sides she decided to move to Cornwall. She met and married Tim ( a cornish farmer) and is doomed to spend the rest of her life in the county! Ever one to make the best of things, she set up the practice in one of her husbands disused barns in 2004 and has been here ever since. Any spare moments are spent ferrying around her 3 children and helping Tim with the farm animals. When she can get away Orla enjoys swimming, kick boxing and walking her dogs.

Jo Long
Jo Long
Veterinary Surgeon
BVM+S MRCVS

Qualified from Edinburgh University in 1999 and since then has travelled the world working in the USA, New Zealand, Europe and Borneo. Somewhere along the way she got around to marrying Richard and having 3 lovely children and now lives locally with her family, 6 chickens and a pony. Jo is currently working part time.

Victoria Petherick
Victoria Petherick
Veterinary Surgeon
BVMs BSC(Hons) MRCVS

Victoria joined us recently to take up her new post as veterinary surgeon. She qualified from Glasgow Veterinary School in 2004 and has worked locally for eleven years. Victoria is married to Matthew, a farmer, and has three young sons. When she is not busy with her children, Victoria likes to go horse riding and help out on her husband’s farm.

Catherine Bastard
Catherine Bastard
Practice Manager

Catherine joined us in 2007 in reception and was quickly promoted to practice manager. She is a local farmer’s wife and used to work in local government. Catherine spends her spare time helping out on her husband’s farm and getting involved in local village activities.

Bernadette  Lewis (Fred)
Bernadette Lewis (Fred)
Veterinary Nurse / Clinical Coach
RVN, LCGI, MBVNA, TDLB D32/33 (A1)

Qualified in 1991 and has been with the practice since it opened in 2004. In the past Fred has socialised Hearing Dog puppies and has a very hairy dog of her own called Vance. Her special interests include pet nutrition, oral health and complementary medicines. Outside work she enjoys wine making, karate and growing her own fruit and veg.

Sophia Stanbury
Sophia Stanbury
Veterinary Nurse
RVN MBVNA

Sophia joined us in 2007 and qualified as and Animal Nursing Assistant in 2008. She went on to qualify as an RVN in 2010 and became a clinical coach in 2013. As well as caring for the small animals in the practice, Sophia looks after the larger animals at home on the farm, including cows,sheep, pig and chickens.

Evie Tummon
Evie Tummon
Student Veterinary Nurse

Evie joined the practice in 2013 having left school to study for the veterinary nursing diploma at Bicton College. Not content with caring for animals at work, Evie spends her free time looking after her two dogs, cat, tortoise and flock of sheep. She also participates in Young Farmers events.

Clare Stanbury
Clare Stanbury
Receptionist

Clare is our new lady on the front-line at reception. She will be working with us on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. She has previously worked in the veterinary sector for over seven years and has dealt with many a chaotic waiting room in her time. Clare is a local lady and hails from Lifton. She has two gorgeous cats called "Melissa" and "Montague" and a mischievous terrier called “Holly”.

Sadie Reeve
Sadie Reeve

Sadie is the youngest and most recent member of the team. This enthusiastic lady comes from the Liskeard area and has two dogs, one cat and three fish to care for when she is not at work. She is hoping to attend College next year and start her Veterinary Nurse training. When she’s not at work she likes socialising and attending Young Farmers Club events.
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