Your vet is Tom Maunder BVM&S MRCVS
I qualified as a vet surgeon in 2001 from Edinburgh University. For the last 8 years I have worked in Devon and Cornwall, initially doing mixed animal practice then specialising in small animals. I am particularly interested in diagnostic imaging and surgery.
Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon
I became sole partner at Truro Companion Care in 2008 and I’m supported by a fantastic team of vets, nurses and receptionists, including my wife Kathryn who is a nurse. Kathryn and I have 3 children and 3 pets (Meg a lurcher, Douglas a Jack Russell and Poppet the cat). In my spare time I love playing with the kids, surfing and rock climbing.
Melanie Tyler BVetMed MRCVS
Melanie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1999 and has worked in small animal practices across the UK ever since. In 2005 she undertook her General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Medicine. Melanie is particularly interested in feline medicine, behaviour and dentistry. Outside of work she has three Abyssinian cats - Seymour, Dorabella and Leo and her big passion is wildlife conservation and photography. In 2008 she took part in a 6-day sponsored trek across a game reserve in South Africa, facing wild lionesses, rhinos and surviving an encounter with an angry bull elephant. In 2009 she again headed to Africa this time for voluntary work with cheetahs and lions. Her less extreme pursuits are swimming, walking, music and art, and finding ways to entertain and enrich the lives of my indoor cats.
Anna Le Cozannet
Lynsey Pope RVN
Head Veterinary Nurse
We call Lynsey the voice of Truro Companion Care on account that she seems to have become a regular on local Cornwall radio talking about animal matters. She gained her RVN qualification in 2001 and joined us in 2008 with bags of experience (over 14 years!) and enthusiasm. Lucky us! She has further qualifications in canine behaviour and nutrition and she also runs epilepsy and senior pet clinics. Lynsey shows and breeds her English Bull Terriers Florence and Sugar. She also has a beloved boxer called Boycie. She loves walking the dogs on the local coastline, horse riding and meeting friends and eating out.
Andrea Blackburn joined the practice in August 2010. She has a degree in Veterinary Nursing science and gained her RVN qualification in 2008. Her particular interest lie with nurse clinics , anaesthesia and exotics.
In her spare time she volunteers for the British Divers Marine Life Rescue charity as a marine medic.
Andrea has a gorgeous Collie called Alfie who she enjoys walking on the beach and a pair of budgies called Blue and Sky.
If there is any spare time Andrea likes to socialise with friends.
She has been with us since we opened in 2008 and works here part time.
Her interests include walking her dogs and riding horses along with organising her busy family.
Veterinary Nurse Assistant
Sharon worked in small animal practice for 6 years before forming her own retail business with her husband. The last 2 years have been spent doing locum work for a mixed practice before joining Companion Care Truro in 2009. Her special interests are surgical nursing as well as post operative care. Sharon has 2 dogs: a Staffordshire bull terrier called Jack and a Jack Russell called Gracie. She also has 4 re-homed cats of various ages. She goes regularly to agility with the dogs and enjoys socialising with friends and colleagues.
Veterinary Nurse Assistant
Sarah joined the practice in 2011 as a student and part time receptionist. She has since passed you first year of Vet Nurse training and hopes to progress onto her next 2 years in September 2012.
Sarah hopes to become a qualified and registered Veterinary nurse and has a keen interest in behaviour.
She also has lots of experience in exotics and keeps geckos and snakes as well as a Norwegian Forest Cat called Phoenix
Belinda was previously a Deputy Manager at Pets at Home and left 3 years ago to develop her own business. Belinda joined Companion care 2 years ago as a part time receptionist.
Belinda has bred Maine Coons and Ragdolls in the past but now has 3 beautiful boys as house cats and 2 Hungarian Vizlas.
Belinda likes to spend her spare time walking the coastal paths and moors with her dogs.
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