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Companion Care Vets Chippenham

Meet the team

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Your Vet is Dr Amy-Jane Blackmore (nee Boatman) BSc BVSc MRCVS

Joint Venture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon

I am delighted to be returning to my Wiltshire roots having spent my early childhood in Calne with numerous dogs, cats, ducks, hamsters, budgies and not forgetting 'Lambo', a tame sheep who would bound over and jump up at me like a dog (ok, so I might have fed her biscuits occasionally). Since then, I have developed that affinity with animals and have learned a thing or two gaining a Zoology degree from University College London and qualifying in 2003 as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Liverpool.

My veterinary career began with a fabulous and inspirational cardiology and medicine externship at Cornell University in NY, USA which firmly cemented my future as a dedicated small animal clinician. I have spent the last nine years building a wealth of experience in first opinion small animal practice in the UK, mainly Worcestershire, Essex and London, and for the last eighteen months working in a very progressive hospital in Kent which I have thoroughly enjoyed.

I like to spend my spare time with my family and our rescued Border terrier who all keep me very busy! I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine especially canine and feline internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, rabbit medicine and surgery, and combining herbal and traditional medicine to promote animal health. Alongside other local vets, I hope to help improve pet welfare in the area and am looking forward to getting to know more Wiltshire pets and their owners!

Please come into the practice and meet our friendly, dedicated small animal team. We are quite a small team and therefore we can offer excellent continuity of care to your pets. I promise a thorough and honest approach, at prices that are fair.

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Dr Claire McFarlane BSc BVSc GPCERT(SAS) MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Claire has joined us after working in a variety of small animal clinics over the years.  She has a strong interest in surgery, having completed a General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery.  Originally a Geordie girl, the West Country seduced her whilst studying for her Veterinary and Animal Behaviour Degrees at Bristol University and she is now very pleased to think of Chippenham as home and is enjoying being a part of the Companion Care Team.

Outside of work Claire enjoys Zumba and Clubbercise (Zumba in the dark!), as well as long walks in the hills with a dog in tow. She can often be seen frequenting Westonbirt Arboretum with her little girl, who seems to share her total love of animals.

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Dr Beverley Jackson BVM BVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Beverley qualified from Nottingham University in 2011. Shortly after she spent 6 weeks doing charity work for the animal charity TOLFA in India. Since then she has enjoyed working in UK small animal practice and enjoys all aspects of her work but particularly feline medicine. 

Beverley has worked with us from 2015 but is shortly to take maternity leave to have her second child. Outside of work Beverley likes to spend time with her family and friends and her two cats, Frodo and Merlin. She loves the outdoors and walking holidays.

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Dr Silvia Espinola Folguera GPCert (SAS) MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon 

Silvia qualified in Córdoba (Spain) in 2004. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice, particularly Surgery and Emergency and Critical Care.

Silvia obtained her Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2012 and she has spent the last 2 years working in Emergency and Critical Care.

Outside of work Silvia likes to spend time with her family and friends, spoil her two cats, Hortensia and Ferdy, and she is always trying to improve her cooking skills.

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Stacey Fielding RVN

Head Veterinary Nurse

Stacey joined the team in February 2014 as one of our qualified nurses. Her career had been chosen from a young age having growing up surrounded by animals, in rural Wiltshire. She started her training in 2008 in a mixed animal practice, and moved on to complete it within a veterinary hospital, qualifying in 2011.

Stacey is passionate about nursing and enjoys all aspects of her job. She has a keen interest in nursing clinics, especially those for our overweight patients. Stacey hopes to further her knowledge in physiotherapy, so that one day she can fulfil her ambition of helping with the rehabilitation of animals post trauma.

At home Stacey has a Jack Russell called Milo, and two cats Charlie and Maggie. In her spare time you will find her spending time with her friends, partaking in her partner's off-roading hobby, or practising her baking skills. Stacey has always had a love for animals, and has had a varied collection of pets over the years... including a pet cow! She finds her job very rewarding, and is looking forward to furthering her nursing skills at Companion Care.

Debbie Cornwell, RVN

Practice Manager

Debbie joined the team in 2018 as practice manager. After spending over 20 years working as a veterinary nurse, veterinary administrator and nurse manger in small animal and emergency practices, she decided to put her years of veterinary practice experience to use in a different way and make the move into practice management. She is excited to join the team and looks forward to helping support and develop the practice.

Originally from Perthshire in Scotland, Debbie now lives in Bristol with her husband, 3 young children, cat Roxy and dog Yogi. In her spare time, you will find her walking the dog, trying to entertain the children or in the kitchen as she in a keen cook and baker. Although not quite Bake Off standard, she is the nominated cake baker within her extended family!

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Caroline Brown BTEC (Animal Science) SQP

Student Veterinary Nurse

Caroline is one of our part time receptionists. She studied at Lackham College and has a National Diploma in Animal Science. Caroline has mainly worked in pet retail and enjoys interacting with people and their pets. She has a few pets of her own including a black labrador and a leopard gecko. Caroline also has a daughter who keeps her very busy. In her spare time she enjoys running and has completed a half marathon.

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Jordan Reid

Student Veterinary Nurse

Jordan joined the practice in August 2016 as a receptionist. She has had a strong desire to become a Veterinary Nurse from a very young age after growing up with a wide range of animals. After working as a receptionist she then moved over to the nursing team as a Veterinary Care Assistant. After thoroughly enjoying the VCA role, she is now a full time Student Veterinary Nurse. In her spare time, Jordan enjoys taking her 20 year old dog Stan for a walk, watching space and marine documentaries and being with friends and family.


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Suzie Reeves

Head Receptionist

Suzie joined us as receptionist in May 2015. Suzie is a particularly big fan of dogs owning 2 Yorkshire terriers called Poppy and Rosie. She used to work in a grooming salon but is thrilled to now be working in the veterinary world!

Leah Thomson

Student Veterinary Nurse

Leah joined our team in September 2017, as a VCA/Receptionist. Leah has grown up with a strong passion for animals and their wellbeing. Leah has a keen interest in becoming a registered veterinary nurse at Companion Care Chippenham in the future. In Leah's spare time, she loves to go on long walks with her puppy Lola.

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Sharon has worked as a Receptionist with us since September 2017. She was drawn to the role because of her love for animals and thrives in a busy environment!

As well as her role at Companion Care, Sharon is a qualified Reflexologist and Massage therapist, and also keeps busy walking her two Jack Russell Terriers.