Robert White-Adams BVSc MRCVS
After qualifying from Bristol University in 2000 I worked in a variety of veterinary practices covering companion-animals (including two Veterinary Hospitals), farm animals, horses and wildlife. My work was mainly in the South West - but I also provided locum services throughout the UK, and even took my skills to the Caribbean with a charity neutering clinic. In March 2008 I opened my own veterinary practice, Companion Care, in my home town of Weston-super-Mare.
Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon
When not working I am usually found exploring our beautiful countryside - either with my Partner and our tribe of dogs - or alone with my camera. If you open your eyes you will see something to lift you or blow you away - every single day! Capturing that feeling in a photograph is a huge challenge - different every time - and one at which I often fail. But then when it works...those are the special moments. And if I wasn’t doing all those things - from preference - I’d be somewhere warm and sunny - about 30ft under the sea - blowing SCUBA bubbles at the fish!
Amy graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2005. She worked in a Hertfordshire practice for 5 years before deciding to make the move West. When not in the practice, she enjoys spending time with her family, socialising with friends and visiting family in Wales. She has three cats but looks forward to one day owning a house big enough to get a dog at long last!
Anneliese qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 1985 and has been working in companion animal practice since then. She moved from the Midlands to Devon a couple of years ago to be closer to her family, and is now looking to settle in Somerset. Anneliese enjoys most aspects of veterinary life but is most happy with her sleeves rolled up in the operating theatre !
She lives with her partner, David, who is a chiropractor, and her two rescue dogs. Molly was 3 months old and blind from birth when Anneliese brought her home from work several years ago and she has grown into and very playful - not to mention quite bossy – happy dog! Poppy, their younger dog, is a lurcher who was left abandoned with a broken leg as a puppy, but can now run like the wind ! In their spare time (what’s that?!) Anneliese and David enjoy walking in the country and running, and if time allowed she would take up cello lessons again !
Head Veterinary Nurse
Lisa graduated from Hartpury College with a degree in Veterinary Nursing Science in 2007. She has been doing formal training in practice since 2003, but her veterinary career actually started as a work experience student in 1999, working on and off through school and college, building up to university. She qualified whilst still working in veterinary practice in Weston-super-Mare before joining Companion Care as Head Nurse in 2008. She finds the role challenging, but very enjoyable. At home Lisa has two cats and two rabbits. In her spare time Lisa enjoys going out, socialising with friends and attempting to keep fit, by swimming or going to the gym.
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Carolyn qualified in 2008 after graduating from Bristol University with a BSc in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Administration. She used to develop IT systems for a living but, when she was made redundant, decided to train as a veterinary nurse as she felt that she spent so much time at the vets with her own animals, that she may as well work there! Carolyn currently has two greyhounds but has kept a wide variety of animals over the years, including cats, horses and snakes. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, reading and walking her dogs, especially if that involves meeting friends for a coffee and cake. She hopes to follow other hobbies once she finishes the final stage of the house and garden renovation that she started 7 years ago!
Emma has worked in small animal veterinary practice for over 10 years, starting in Portishead where she took the first stage of her Veterinary Nursing qualifications.
Veterinary Nurse Assistant
She then moved to a veterinary nursing job in Bristol where she first met and worked with Robert.When Robert opened Companion Care in Weston he insisted (!) she went with him and she has enjoyed being with the team from day one, watching the practice grow and expand. She has also enjoyed taking on much of the Practice’s administration and staff training, alongside her usual nursing duties.
When not working, she’s usually found taking her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel out and about, doing aerobics – or enjoying music and films.
Emily took a very different path from leaving school by training as a beauty therapist. Although this is something she has an interest in it wasn’t the right career path for her After returning from a summer spent in Florida it was time to follow her dream of working in a animal related environment by joining the surgery team.
Veterinary Nurse Assistant
Emily lives in Weston with a small household of animals: She has always been a cat lover from an early age, but in addition to her cats she is also the proud owner of 'Dedee' a spaniel-cross bitch, in fact, the two of them are inseparable.
Emily’s goal is to own a house in country with plenty of land for her four legged family to grow.
Jody has always had a love for animals but decided to take a different path after leaving school and started work for a security company, working her way from office junior to a customer account manager. Three years ago she decided to look into training as a veterinary nurse and started evening class at Weston college to gain qualifications she needed to be accepted on the veterinary nurse training course. When our surgery opened Jody was one of first job applicants…. and the rest is history.
Veterinary Nurse Assistant
The veterinary nurse training program is undergoing some major changes but we hope Jody will be able to enrol at college to start my her training in the autumn.
Outside of work Jody is kept busy looking after her little girl - and two cats, five chickens and two rabbits (which were adopted from the Pets at Home store!).
In any remaining spare time she enjoys gardening (which includes trying to grow her own veg), cooking and socialising with friends and family.
Rebecca has always wanted to work in the veterinary industry. She left college with a BTEC national diploma in animal management, and is now studying for a degree in Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science at Bristol University whilst working as a part-time Receptionist for us. As part of her training Rebecca is also spending time at the Practice on a Veterinary Nurse work placement. Her main interest is caring for animals, and she has her own dogs and rabbits.
Veterinary Nurse Assistant
In 2011 Kim was looking for a change in career – and inspired by her frequent visits to the grooming parlour with Flo, her Bichon Frise. Kim decided to attend Cannington Animal Management centre to obtain a Level 3 qualification in Professional Dog Grooming. She also acquired a second Bichon called Frank! Sadly, upon leaving Cannington the realities of being self employed were both lonely and daunting. Kim was always pleased with the care given by Companion Care to her dogs – so when a vacancy arose in the practice she knew that this was the perfect opportunity for her. Kim knew that the Practice was where she wanted to be!
Veterinary Care Assistant
Amy left school and went straight into a full-time hairdressing apprenticeship. After a short period, she had a change of heart and decided to go to sixth form to take A Levels.
For the past 3 years, Amy has helped with the running of her Dad’s family business before joining Companion Care. Amy loves to spoil and spend as much time with as possible with her family.
The newest edition to the family is Amy’s pet cat, Maggie, her feline antics, along with a very energetic daughter, keep the whole family very busy! Amy loves animals and also working with the public, so she really enjoys being our Receptionist.
Vanessa has always enjoyed being around animals, particularly dogs. She supports many animal welfare charities and is a volunteer dog walker at a local animal sanctuary, where she enjoys giving the dogs much needed company, cuddles and change of scenery. When Vanessa is not working, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and dogs, of course!
Lianne has had a varied career, graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Social Science and Economics, then spending 7 years with the Ambulance service where she climbed to the rank of acting officer. She moved to Weston, wanting a complete change of career, so has enjoyed learning about working in a Veterinary Practice. When she gets the chance she loves to travel and after leaving University she travelled throughout the USA. She spends most of her free time with her husband and their aging Border Collie Glen.
Sarah has always been keen to work in the veterinary industry and really enjoys her role as one of our receptionists. Sarah is kept very busy outside of work with her family, Harvey the Border Collie and Rex the Jack Russell! Her favourite hobby is horse-riding - when she can get the time! She hopes that one day she will learn to drive and move to a bigger house!
Lauren has worked in the practice in various roles since 2008, whilst continuing her education. She is currently studying A levels at college and hopes to continue to University. In her spare time she enjoys flying her little owl "Squiggle" and going for walks along the Mendips.
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