Meet the Estcourt Vets team

Scott Carpenter MRCVS - Director & Veterinary Surgeon

Scott Carpenter MRCVS - Director & Veterinary Surgeon

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 MRCVS - Director & Veterinary Surgeon

James Arding MRCVS - Director & Veterinary Surgeon

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 MRCVS -  Veterinary Surgeon

Emma Ward MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

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 Calne with her boyfriend Jon and her two Border Terriers Rosie & Lily! 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 Woods MRCVS -  Veterinary Surgeon

Jodie Woods MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

Jodie joined us in July 2016.

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 - Veterinary Surgeon

Matt Casey MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

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.

Ed Davies - MA VetMB BSc(Hons)Agric.

Ed retired from the partnership in April 2014 but still helps out with the puppy parties, 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 - 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

Kate Hersey RVN - Head Nurse

Kate Hersey RVN - Head Nurse

Kate is our wonderful Head Nurse. She lived in France for many years but decided that actually Devizes is the place to be!

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!

Ellie Dudley RVN

Ellie Dudley RVN

Ellie joined the team in May 2018

Ellie lives in Calne with her husband Rhys and three dogs Mollie, Dexter and Zeus. Outside of work Ellie enjoys travelling, walking and going to darts competitions! At work Ellie has an interest in emergency and critical care and completed the improve international certificate in 2016.

 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 abroad although the flights are normally cancelled on the day she’s meant to fly so normally she goes to Weymouth instead. Laura also says she’s great at baking cakes (apparently she makes the best Oreo truffles!)

Becky Hibberd - SVN

Becky Hibberd - SVN

Becky joined us in August 2015 initially as a receptionist before heading over to the nursing team.

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

Georgia Glennie - SVN

Georgia Glennie - SVN

Georgia is our newest recruit who started in June 2018.

Emma Boyd -  Nursing Assistant and IT Manager

Emma Boyd - Nursing Assistant and IT Manager

Emma joined the 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.

Diane Roberts - Practice Manager

Diane Roberts - Practice Manager

Diane started at Estcourt Vets in the days before antibiotics or colour television and has played a pivotal role in the practice every since!

Having started over thirty years ago and having spent the majority of time at Estcourt Vets as Practice Manager it is with great sadness that we learn that Diane is retiring at the end of June. It is hard to imaging what a day at Estcourt Vets will be like without Di around – a lot quieter probably and with less talk about Sean Bean or Bryan Adams hopefully! Diane has been a pillar of support for the generations of Partners that have passed through Estcourt Vets as well as countless nurses and receptionists during her record breaking service. We will all miss her dearly and wish her the very best of luck and love with the next chapter. Thank you for everything Di.

Jackie Swain - Practice Manager

Jackie Swain - Practice Manager

Jackie is our trainee practice manager. She headed up the nursing team for years before finding a nice comfy chair in the office!

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! Jackie is unable to stop buying Emma Bridgewater pottery and has stacks of the stuff hidden at home from her partner Darren, he has no idea, unless he’s read this!

Jayne Hinder - Receptionist

Jayne Hinder - 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!

Cara Jenkinson - Receptionist

Cara Jenkinson - Receptionist

Cara originally joined the practice in 2012 and after a short career break in insurance (....yes seriously!) she thankfully returned to the reception team.

Cara lives in Pewsey with her three cats Mia, Miro and Milo. Although Cara loves all creatures great and small she is completely nuts about maine coone cats and her totally non biased opinion is that Miro is the most handsome maine coone in the world!

Julie Heweson - Receptionist

Julie Heweson - Receptionist

Julie joined the practice in January 2018

Julie lives in Devizes with her daughters who have a tortoise and a cornsnake, Julie however would love a dog…….watch this space!

Diana Fozzard - Receptionist

Diana Fozzard - Receptionist