Meet the Estcourt Vets team

Scott Carpenter MRCVS - Director & Veterinary Surgeon

Scott Carpenter MRCVS - Director & Veterinary Surgeon

Scott joined the partnership in 1999 and became a director in 2014.

Born in Scotland, he attended Edinburgh University and graduated in 1989. Originally working in Malmesbury, Scott relocated to Devizes in 1999. Under his direction the practice has undergone two extensions, expanding both the main building and hospital, and during his tenure it has developed from a mixed practice with a significant proportion of large animal and meat hygiene work, to the modern, dynamic well equipped small animal practice that it is today. Scott has special interests in small animal medicine and practice management. 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 MRCVS - Director & Veterinary Surgeon

James Arding MRCVS - Director & Veterinary Surgeon

James joined the partnership in 2013 and became a director in 2014

James qualified from Bristol University in 2000 and after working in several practices in the UK, Australia and New Zealand he joined the practice in 2012 – fifteen years after first seeing practice at Estcourt Vets as a vet student.  Along with Scott, James has been instrumental in helping to develop Estcourt Vets from a local mixed practice into a thriving small animal practice with first rate facilities and a high standard of care. James has a keen interest in all aspects of small animal general practice and in particular soft tissue surgery, ultrasonography and business development.

Emma Riley MRCVS -  Veterinary Surgeon

Emma Riley MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

Emma joined the practice in June 2014

Emma graduated from Liverpool University in 2014 and has worked at Estcourt Vets ever since. Emma is a hugely valued member of the team both in the operating theatre and consulting room and she is constantly helping to develop and improve the clinical proficiency of the practice. On her ‘relaxing’ breaks away from the practice Emma likes endurance holidays with minimal creature comforts so that when she returns she can really appreciate how much she loves being at work.

Jodie Brabyn MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

Jodie Brabyn MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

Jodie joined us in July 2016.

Jodie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016 and has been with us ever since. She is currently undertaking a medicine certificate and her enthusiasm for working up the most complex of medical cases is a huge asset for the practice and we are very lucky to have her at Estcourt Vets. Along with Emma, Jodie has helped develop the clinical capabilities within the surgery to an extremely high standard. Before parenthood Jodie enjoyed cooking, drinking lots of tea, kayaking and cycling when the weather permitted, now if she’s lucky she might get time for the odd cup of tea.

Manon Melrose MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

Manon Melrose MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

Manon joined us in September 2019

Manon grew up in Cardiff and is Welsh speaking. She graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2015 and has worked in both farm and companion animal practice before joining us in September 2019.  Manon now lives in Devizes with her husband and their black labrador Monty. In her spare time Manon likes running and looking after her plants!

George Martin MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

George Martin MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

George joined us in February 2022

Nicola Donnelly MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

Nicola Donnelly MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

Nicola joined us in October 2019

Nicola grew up on a farm in Northern Ireland. She graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017. Nicola initially joined us to cover a maternity position in October 2019 however we are very fortunate that she has now returned to work part time on Saturdays and Mondays. Nicola has a particular interest in rabbit medicine and we are extremely lucky to benefit from her expertise in this area.

David Parsons MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

David Parsons MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

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

Sarah Cannings RVN - Head Nurse

Sarah Cannings RVN - Head Nurse

Sarah originally worked at the practice in 2011 before returning ten years later to head up the nursing team

Sarah qualified in 2001. Sarah has worked as a locum in many practices in the area including out of hours emergency practice. We are extremely glad that Sarah has returned to Estcourt Vets after a number of years away to run our nursing team and nurse training programme. In her spare time Sarah is kept busy looking after two labradors and a spaniel as well as a tortoise called Lettuce, and if she’s lucky might get a chance to go riding.

Sara Bagley - RVN

Sara Bagley - RVN

Sara originally joined the practice in 2016 and returned again in August 2021

Ceri Barrett - RVN

Ceri Barrett - RVN

Ceri joined us in November 2021

Lucy Simmonds -RVN

Lucy Simmonds -RVN

Lucy joined us in February 2022

Charlotte Taylor - SVN

Charlotte Taylor - SVN

Charlotte is in her first year of nurse training college.

Charlotte has been working in veterinary practice for a number of years, initially as a receptionist before progressing to become an animal care assistant. We are so pleased that she has now started training to become an RVN with us.

Maria Diaper- SVN

Maria Diaper- SVN

Maria joined us in September 2021

Maria started her training in London, but joined us after moving to Wiltshire.

Heather Kilbane - SVN

Heather Kilbane - SVN

Zoe Pegman - Animal Nursing Assistant

Zoe Pegman - Animal Nursing Assistant

Zoe joined us in November 2021

Lara Matthews - Animal Nursing Assistant

Lara Matthews - Animal Nursing Assistant

Lara joined us in May 2022

Jackie Swain - Practice Manager

Jackie Swain - Practice Manager

Jackie headed up the nursing team for years before becoming our Practice Manager

Jackie has been working here since 1989 and is the longest serving member of the practice by far. Having worked her way up from trainee nurse to head nurse she is now practice manager. She knows the practice inside out and is always the person to ask about everything, she works with a calm efficiency, keeping everyone else sane in the process. Jackie is a Devizes girl who lives with her partner Darren, dogs Seth and Ivy, cat Bradley and 2 tortoises! Her only known vice these days is an addiction to buying Emma Bridgewater pottery in bulk.

Emma Boyd -  Reception and Insurance Administrator

Emma Boyd - Reception and Insurance Administrator

Emma joined the team in April 2005.

Originally Emma joined our nursing team but more recently has taken on a key role as veterinary receptionist and insurance administrator. However because she also has a keen interest in anything technical she is also responsible for all our in house IT management!  She lives with her fiancé and cats Harry and Ollie. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, shopping and socialising. Like Jackie, Emma also is an avid collector of Emma Bridgewater pottery!

Jayne Hinder - Receptionist and Administration

Jayne Hinder - Receptionist and Administration

Jayne joined us as a receptionist in September 2015.

As well as being an important part of our reception team Jayne also co-ordinates our Pet Health club as well as managing all aspects of health and safety and risk assessment at the practice.
The she isn’t at work she spends time with her husband, 2 grown up children and their 5 cats. In her spare time she enjoys baking and shopping for antiques.

Julie Heweson - Receptionist

Julie Heweson - Receptionist

Julie joined the practice in January 2018

Julie heads up our busy reception team. When she isn’t working Julie enjoys spending time with her family and her wonderful rescue dogs, she also shares a house with a tortoise and a corn snake.

Diana Fozzard - Receptionist

Diana Fozzard - Receptionist

Diana joined our reception team in November 2017

Diane works part time on our busy reception. When not at work she lives with her husband and 2 cats, she also has a tortoise called Derek. In her spare time Di enjoys escaping to her allotment!

Georgia Carpenter - Part time receptionist and veterinary student

Georgia Carpenter - Part time receptionist and veterinary student

Georgia frequently works on reception on Saturdays

Georgia is proving a huge help to our reception and ANA team. Having been immersed in veterinary life since birth Georgia has now started her own journey to becoming a veterinary surgeon and is currently in her second year at the University of Surrey Veterinary School.