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