Who we are?
We are a dedicated and independent practice in Bishops Castle, nestled between the rolling hills of South Shropshire. Our practice has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere ensuring we offer the very best in care to you and your animals.
We began in xxx (history)
We offer a comprehensive range of services and provide our own emergency out of hours service. If you would like any further information on who we are and what we do, please call the office on 01588 638356.
Are you looking for Work Experience / Veterinary Student EMS?
We are always happy to have students here to see practise with us. School work experience and veterinary EMS placements can be undertaken here with a wide range of veterinary procedures and work seen.
We do get booked up quickly, so it is advisable to get in touch well in advance to ensure that we can accommodate the dates that you require.
Please call us on 01588 638356 if you would like to book, or for more information.
Meet The Team
Lloyd Jones BVSc MRCVS – Partner - Veterinary Surgeon
Lloyd grew up in Snead, near to Bishops Castle and attended Welshpool High School, going onto Liverpool University getting his first job in Market Drayton. Lloyd has been working in Bishops Castle since the practice in town, and loves all aspects of mixed animal work. When pushed, he particularly enjoys herd health, fertility and orthopaedic surgery. Outside of work, Lloyd likes to travel and loves all sport especially rugby and skiing.
Elliott Clifton BVSc MRCVS – Partner- Veterinary Surgeon
Elliott is Shropshire-born and has been with the team since 2016 after having graduated from Bristol University in 2015. Having worked at a local mixed vets and an equine practice, he has now settled into mixed animal work here in Bishops Castle. Elliott is interested in all species, especially large animals and particularly likes reproductive imaging, preventative health and welfare, and surgery of all kinds. Outside of work, showing horses is a keen hobby as well as socialising!
Percy Allwood BVetMed MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Percy has been with the practice for more than 40 years having graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1971! From a farming background in Cheshire, Percy then came straight to work in Shropshire and has been here ever since. He has embraced all aspects of mixed work, in particular farm animals, but is now found on our farms TB testing. Whilst on his travels in the countryside, he thoroughly enjoys photography.
Ann Zollman BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Ann qualified from Liverpool in 1990 and worked in mixed practice in Birmingham, Cheshire and Lancashire before joining us here in 2000. Ann enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice, especially surgery.
Sarah Davies BVetMed MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Qualifying in 2011 from The Royal Veterinary College, Sarah returned back home to Shropshire to work as a Veterinary assistant here, where she had spend a lot of time seeing practise as a student. She has a particular interest in Farm Animal reproduction and herd/flock health along with Small Animal soft tissue surgery and ultrasound. Sarah enjoys creating a bond with clients and their animals. At home she enjoys spending time with her husband Nick helping on the farm with their Pedigree Hereford herd and flock of commercial sheep. They have two young children Robbie and Pippa who also keep them busy. Sarah owns a terrier, Ted, who may accompany her on calls occasionally, he was born by caesarean at the practice!
Mary Hill BVetMed MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Mary qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London, summer 2019 and enjoys all aspects of mixed practice especially farm work. Mary actually grew up in Bishops Castle so it’s lovely for her to be able to come back and work in the area. Outside of work Mary enjoys baking and swimming – the baking has been great for us with tasty treats every Monday!
Megan Marshall BVMSci MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Meg graduated from the University of Surrey in 2020. Having grown up in Dorrington, Meg always wanted to come back to work in South Shropshire. Meg loves the variety of mixed practice, being particularly interested in farm work. Outside of work, spare time is spent enjoying walking and wildlife.
Meg has settled in really well over the last couple of weeks and is looking forward to meeting all the clients and their animals.
Jess Bright BVM BVS MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Jess graduated from The University of Nottingham in 2021. She grew up locally and did most of her placements throughout University here at bishops castle vets. Jess always wanted to be a mixed vet but she particularly enjoy equine work! Outside of work she enjoys riding her horse over the beautiful Shropshire hills and attending her local young farmers club! “I look forward to meeting you all soon” – Jess.
Jonny Williams – ATT
Jonny is our ATT (Approved Tuberculin Tester). Jonny has been working with us since Autumn 2020 and became fully qualified to TB test in England in April 2021, which is a great help to us at the practice. He has since been learning to blood sample and more is able to PD/scan cattle as well. A great asset!
Jemma Morgan Practice Manager
Jemma has been a valuable member of the team since 2005. Involved in all aspects of the practice including nursing and reception, she can often be found out on farm helping with TB testing and other on-farm procedures. Jemma has her own flock of sheep and also manages to help out on the family farm so is pretty busy come lambing time!
Jess Jones – RVN Veterinary Nurse
Jess qualified from Rodbaston College as a Registered Veterinary Nurse and has worked at the practice since 2010. Jess particularly enjoys radiography and medical cases. Outside of work Jess thoroughly enjoys outdoor activities on and around the family farm with her clan of spaniels.
Chloe Griffiths – RVN Veterinary Nurse
Chloe joined the team in April 2018 and is a Registered Veterinary Nurse. After graduating from Hartbury college in October 2017, Chloe has worked at a veterinary practice in Shrewsbury. Chloe particularly enjoys taking care of hospitalised inpatients, anaesthesia and post-operative management.In free time, Chloe enjoys walking her dogs Bruce and Meg and exploring the countryside. Chloe is looking forward to meeting our clients and their pets.
Sally Coombes – Receptionist (Accounts)
Sally joined us from Matheson and Gillett as a veterinary nurse/receptionist. She continued her training to gain her Animal Nursing Assistant qualification at Holme Lacy College. She has a great depth of knowledge into how the practice works, knowing most of the clients and will put her hands to anything! Her main interests are horses and in her spare time you used to find her riding her horse. More recently however, she has taken to the more sedate life, walking her dog Elan who sometimes joins her in the practice.
Celia Brassington - Receptionist
Celia has been a long-standing member of the administrative team here. Having farmed for many years in the area, she therefore has a breadth of local farming knowledge. Celia deals with reception and organises the practice TB work. Celia is a keen baker and so everyone enjoys a Friday when some goodies come in!
Kate Lloyd - Receptionist
Kate has been at the practice more than two years now having worked here previously too. Kate grew up near Knighton, and knows the farming community very well. Outside of work, Kate really enjoys running, helping on the farm and her young family keep her busy too!
Sophia Anduschus – Receptionist
Sophia is originally from Berlin, Germany and came to the UK in 2019 to volunteer on a small farm for a month. Farming and animal husbandry was new to her but enjoyed the work and way of life so much has stayed on!
Sophia has been working with us for a few months, and works 3 days including Saturdays on reception. “Working at the vets is a great opportunity to learn about animal health and I get to meet and be part of the local community which I really enjoy.”
Polly - Receptionist (Saturdays)
Polly has worked with us from the end of 2020.