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Meet the Team

Samantha Howarth MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

Sam qualified at Onderstepoort in South Africa in 2011 and has worked in both mixed and small animal practice for the past five years.  Sam's main interest is surgery and she is planning on commencing her Small Animal Surgery certificate in the near future.

Sam has three very energetic Jack Russells, Jonty, Mia and Proxy who love going on regular outdoor adventures with her.


Marie Rennie - Registered Veterinary Nurse

As well as being a Registered Veterinary Nurse, Marie has trained as a Clinical Coach and is interested in hydrotherapy and animal behaviour.  Marie joined the practice in 2004 after finishing her A Levels and had previously volunteered at Foal Farm Rescue Centre and the Blue Cross.  She has a Jack Russell called Coco and two cats called Maizie and Teddy who have all been rescues from the surgery.  Outside of work Marie enjoys photography, swimming and socialising with friends.

Liz Taylor - Registered Veterinary Nurse

Liz has worked in veterinary practice since 2000 and qualified as an RVN in 2006.  She joined the Goddard Group in 2014.  Her particular interests are theatre/surgery and care of hospitalised patients.  Outside of work LIz enjoys reading, socialising with friends and helping with aid sent to the neglected/abused dogs and cats that have been rescued in Romania.


Michelle Keely - Registered Veterinary Nurse

Michelle has worked as a veterinary nurse since 1998 and qualified as an RVN in 2003. Outside of work Michelle keeps pygmy goats, breeding and showing them as a hobby.

Julia Graveney - Animal Nursing Assistant

Julia has been with the practice since 1985 having joined straight from school.  Julia has owned various pets over the years including dogs, cats, rabbits and hamsters and currently has one crossbred rescue dog.  Outside of work Julia enjoys long country walks with the dog and her family.