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Companion Care Vets Gloucester

Meet the team

Meet the Team Images Gloucester - Jake Koopman

Your Vet is Jake Koopman BVSc MRCVS

Joint Venture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon

Jake graduated in South Africa in the year 2000, and after a short stint working there, moved to the UK where he has been ever since. His first few years were spent between Northern Ireland and Kent, and then spent a little time alternating life between travelling and locums, before settling down into Surrey where he worked for the 7 years prior to starting in Gloucester. He enjoys most aspects of veterinary practice, but is particularly keen on ophthalmology, clinical pathology and medicine. In his spare time he is a keen, but not very good, skier and enjoys hiking and photography.

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Ben Dobson MVB MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Ben graduated from Dublin in the summer of 2015, and came here as his first Veterinary job after qualifying. He is a keen hockey player, and very quickly joined a team after moving to the UK. Ben has a keen interest in veterinary orthopaedics.

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Jess McMickan MVB MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

More info coming soon!

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Zack Miller BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

More info coming soon!

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Michelle Chaffey RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Michelle has been with the practice since 2014 and we all love her! She has been nursing since 2000 and enjoys caring for inpatients and teaching our students as their clinical coach. Michelle loves walking with her crazy dog and when she can she enjoys horse riding.

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Charlotte Lovell RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Charlotte started here as a student a few years ago and has been with us ever since. Charlotte is a hardworking and caring nurse who likes to keep us all laughing and enjoys a good sing-a-long. She often looks after Walter and Rhonda our vets dog’s and would love a dog of her own.

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Emily Fitzherbert RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Emily joined our team in September 2015 as a part time student. She is currently studying for her degree in Veterinary Nursing at Hartpury, after finishing all of her theory work to qualify as a Veterinary Nurse.

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Daisy Parr RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Daisy moved to Gloucester from Bournemouth in 2015 when she began university and has lived here ever since. She graduated as a veterinary nurse in October and enjoys all aspects of nursing especially looking after rabbits. Daisy and her family have a naughty Beagle called Pavey and in her spare time Daisy loves to horse ride.

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Maisie Abbot RVN

Veterinary Nurse

More info coming soon!

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Harriet Burden RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Hattie joined us this year after moving here from Somerset. She graduates later this year from Hartpury University and enjoys reading especially fiction and fantasy. Hattie has a keen interest in history and enjoys visiting historic places in her spare time. Hattie would love to have her own pet but for now enjoys meeting all our lovely clients.

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Hannah Strangeway 

Student Veterinary Nurse

Hannah is our student nurse from Harper Adams University due to graduate in 2020, she has been with us since 2017 and keeps the practice giggling with her wicked sense of humour and dance moves. Hannah loves meeting all our clients especially puppies and kittens.

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Barbara Jones RVN

Practice Administrator 

Babs qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1995 and has since enjoyed all aspects of nursing from nurse clinics and surgery to teaching and now as our practice administrator. Babs lives with her husband, two cats and two dogs who have been enjoying their recent puppy training! In her spare time she loves to keep fit doing cross fit and running.


Leah Bayle 


Leah started with the practice in 2018 and has two fluffy Samoyeds, two chinchilla and two little boys who love to come and visit the practice. Leah enjoys reading in her spare time and enjoys writing and watching stand- up comedy, yoga and walking her dogs.

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Grace Hoult

Animal Care Assistant

Grace joined the team on day one of the clinic opening and will be working towards becoming a Veterinary Nurse. She has a Diploma in Animal Care and an Award in Animal Management. She had a beautiful baby boy in November 2015 and is enjoying spending time with him and her family.

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Jessica Heath

Student Nurse

More info coming soon!

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Grace Nottle

Student Nurse

Grace is currently studying to become a veterinary nurse which has been a dream job for her. Grace is from Cornwall and has two dogs called Cherry and Lucifer who we love to see pictures of. In her spare time Grace likes to go to the gym and when back at home enjoys surfing.