Meet the Estcourt Vets team

Scott Carpenter - BVM&S MRCVS

Scott Carpenter - BVM&S MRCVS

Scott joined the partnership in 1999.

Born in Scotland, he attended Edinburgh University and graduated in 1989. He is married to Trish and they have two daughters; Georgia and Olivia. They have two cats – Tigi and Twinkle and two horses – Ferris and Rita.

James Arding - BVSc MRCVS

James Arding - BVSc MRCVS

James joined the partnership in 2013.

However, he joined the practice in 2012 – fifteen years after first seeing practice at Estcourt Vets as a vet student. In some circles it is claimed that this is where he was taught everything there is to know about being a vet! In actual fact, James qualified from Bristol University in 2000 and after working in several practices in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, he was finally tempted back to Devizes. James is married to Penny and they have two twin daughters Sylvie and Nieve, a Border Terrier called Arthur and 2 cats called Billy and Flora.

Emma Ward - MSc BVSc BSc MRCVS

Emma Ward - MSc BVSc BSc MRCVS

Emma joined the practice in June 2014 with a keen interest in the farm animal side of practice!

Emma graduated from Liverpool University in 2014 and lives in Littleton Pannell with her boyfriend Jon and her two Border Terriers Rosie & Lily!

Jodie Woods - MRCVS

Jodie Woods - MRCVS

Jodie joined us in July 2016, having graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London.

Jodie moved to Devizes from Cornwall. She lives in Devizes with her boyfriend Rich, and her pets Archie the Husky and 2 cats Milo and Max. She has a strong interest in the farm side of mixed practice as well as the companion animals. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, drinking lots of tea, kayaking and cycling when the weather permits!

Matt Casey - MRCVS

Matt Casey - MRCVS

Matt was a locum with us in early 2016. He enjoyed it so much he came back permanently in October 2016! He lives in Bristol.

As a vet he especially likes the variety and challenge of working in a mixed practice. When he is not working he can be found on a rowing boat, on a surf board watching rugby or skiing! He also likes climbing and generally being outside. He would like to learn to ride and shoot but has not got round to it yet!

Ed Davies - MA VetMB BSc(Hons)Agric MRCVS

Ed Davies - MA VetMB BSc(Hons)Agric MRCVS

Ed retired from the partnership in April 2014 but still works the occasional morning consulting or visiting farms, so as not to lose a parking space at the practice!

Ed qualified from Cambridge University in 1977 and is the son of a Cheshire farmer. He lives with his wife Gill, a primary school teacher. He has a daughter, Anna and a son, Henry. Pets include Tattie the Norfolk Terrier and Ruby the cat. He is a sports fanatic and is Chairman and Wicket Keeper for Bishops Cannings Cricket Club – being becoming increasingly difficult! He is also a Cliff Richard fan and quite open about it!

David Parsons - MRCVS

David Parsons - MRCVS

David is an expert on poultry and gamebirds and also holds the famous Chicken Chats at the practice

Diane Roberts - Practice Manager

Diane Roberts - Practice Manager

Di joined the practice in 1988 as a Receptionist but is now our Practice Manager.

She is married to Glenn and when “forced” joins him on his Honda Blackbird motorbike for European holidays! She has three cats that she adores – Wilma, Dougal and Roger.

Jackie Swain - Head Nurse

Jackie Swain - Head Nurse

Jackie is our nursing leader.

She has been working here since 1989. She is a Devizes girl who now lives with her partner Darren, dogs Seth and Ivy, cats Bradley and Bo and various other small pets!

Emma Boyd - Nurse

Emma Boyd - Nurse

Emma joined the nursing team in April 2005.

She has a keen interest in anything technical and is the practice’s IT manager. She lives in Devizes with her cats Harry and Ollie and her two very talkative guinea pigs Lily and Ruby! In her spare time she enjoys swimming and socialising.

Kate Hersey - RVN

Kate Hersey - RVN

Kate is currently working with us as a qualified locum Veterinary Nurse.

She qualified in 1997 and has worked in a small, mixed, rehabilitation and orthopaedic referral practices. In her spare time she enjoys walking, open water swimming and running. Oh.. and eating cake!

 Laura Handley - SVN

Laura Handley - SVN

Laura joined us in September 2014 as a Student Veterinary Nurse.

She is currently studying at Bath College. She lives in All Cannings with her boyfriend Alex, her 4 cats Marmite, Hugo, Peach and Shelby. Outside of work Laura enjoys going on holidays and baking cakes (she makes the best Oreo truffles!)

Emily Johnson - SVN

Emily Johnson - SVN

Becky Hibberd - Head Receptionist

Becky Hibberd - Head Receptionist

Becky joined us in August 2015 as head receptionist.

She previously worked at Companion Care in Swindon. She enjoys riding her horse Monty outside of work. She lives in Bromham with her dog Artie!

Jayne - Receptionist

Jayne - Receptionist

Jayne joined us as a receptionist in September 2015.

She is married to Kevin and they live in Worton with their two children Kayleigh and Aaron. They have four cats; Milly, Misty, Mango and Martha!

Shirley - Receptionist

Shirley - Receptionist

Shirley joined the reception team in May 2016.

She spent 5 years working at The White Horse vets in Calne. She is a keen horse rider and lives with her husband, three cats, three rabbits and her motorbike!