Meet the team

The team at Teme meet you and your pets on a daily basis and we get to know you so well. Now it’s time for you to learn a bit about us

Vets

Clare Allaway

Clare Allaway BVM&S MSc

After qualifying in 1988 and working & travelling abroad, gaining an MSc, teaching at Edinburgh vet school I finally settled at Teme Veterinary Practice in 1998! I enjoy all aspects of small animal practice and have a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and emergency & critical care. I love living in the beautiful nature & countryside we have here and at home we have somehow accumulated a large menagerie including my 2 boys, dog, cat, sheep, bees and chickens. This year we have added turkeys to our list of entertaining pets. In my free time I enjoy walking, gardening & volunteering with the Titterstone Clee Heritage Trust.

Andy Cook

Andy Cook

Andy is a long-standing member of the team now working three days a week. Andy enjoys internal medicine and the challenge of orthopaedic surgery. In his spare time, he can be found playing a variety of instruments with the folk band Red Madog and looking after his pet sheep.

Helen Priest

Helen Priest BVM&S

Hi I'm Helen. I'm one of the vets and I work mainly in Tenbury and Leominster. I work mainly with dogs and cats but I am also very interested in rabbits, guinea pigs and pet chickens. I share my home with dogs cats rabbits, chickens and quite often a pigeon or two. In my spare time I like walking cooking, gardening and ringing church bells.

Alex Field

Alex Field

Alex is a familiar face at Teme Vets and particularly enjoys ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery and weird and wonderful wildlife. Alex has a very busy life as she also farms a variety of rare breed sheep and pedigree Angus Cattle. Alex also has a huge menagerie of assorted pets which she rescues and when she has some spare time can be found in the garden.

Laura Waring

Laura Waring

I moved to Shropshire after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College and have been here ever since. I enjoy the variety of veterinary practice, no two days are the same. You will mostly find me working at the Ludlow branch. Outside of work my family & pets keep me very busy. I have a Labrador and a naughty little cat that came into the practice as a tiny four week old kitten.

Practice Management Team

Laura Ringsell

Laura Ringsell Practice Manager RVN ISFM DipFN

After leaving a 15-year career in retail management I started working in the veterinary profession in 2002, qualifying as a nurse in 2005. In 2017 I moved into the role of Practice Manager and I now look after our clients and our wonderful and diverse team. Although based mainly at Ludlow I do frequently visit the other clinics. I also maintain a very close contact with our student nurses as a clinical coach. In my free time, I love walking, reading, baking and photography.

Colleen Sumner

Colleen Sumner Practice Administrator at Ludlow

I have worked at Teme vets for many years and really enjoy my job as every day can be different. I am now in a part time administrator role as i have a young family which makes life very busy but has lots of fun and exciting times thrown in. when possible i still enjoy my horse riding and find nothing better than to leave the stresses of the day behind and head along the beautiful shropshire countryside.

Registered Veterinary Nurses

Pip Davies

Pip Dajavs RVN

Hello, my name is Pip, I have worked at Teme Vets since 2008 and was lucky enough to complete my Veterinary Nursing Diploma here. I have two dogs, Noah and Rubi and two cats Gizmo and Flo. Outside work I enjoy getting out and about with the dogs, taking Noah to agility and beating on our local shoots; Rubi and I attend pug meet up's in Hereford and further afield when we can. In practice I have a keen interest in canine behaviour and am working towards a further qualification in this field.

Hayley Lewis

Hayley Lewis RVN

Hi I'm Hayley and I started working at Teme Vets during the placement year of my veterinary nursing degree at Hartpury College. I then came back full time when I qualified in 2016. I have a cat named Milo who came to work as a stray- and I would love a dog in the future!

Student Veterinary Nurses and other nursing assistants

Laura Parton

Laura Parton SVN

After 11 years as Assistant Manager at an animal rescue shelter I moved to Teme Vets in December 2014. I am now in my second year of training to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse. My hobbies include baking, travelling and looking after my 2 lovely cats.

Ruth Forman

Ruth Forman

Hello, my name is Ruth. I am an animal care assistant at Teme vets in Tenbury. I am planning to start my nurse training in 2017. I have 3 black labradors, a horse, sheep and 3 turtles.

Sarah-May Lloyd

Sarah-May Lloyd ANA

My name is Sarah-May Lloyd and I am the Animal Nurse Assistant. I am based at the Ludlow branch and have been here for 2 years. I did my ANA training during my first year at Teme Vets.

Reception Team

Becky Richards

Becky Richards

My name is Becky. I work over at our branch based in Leominster. I am the veterinary receptionist here Monday to Thursday. I love to cook and very much enjoy horse riding when I have the time. I have a dog a cat and share four horses with my mum. I would love to learn to crochet but am yet to find a teacher or good book that i can understand! When I am not at work my time gets spent being a wife and mummy which if I'm honest, they are my world and I would not have it any other way.

Chloe Houchin

Chloe Houchin

Hi I'm Chloe. I started working at Teme Vets in Ludlow, August 2015 on reception. My other half is a game keeper and I spend a lot of time looking after our 12 dogs. I regularly spend my days off beating and helping out on the shoot.

Katie Squire

Katie Squire

My name is Katie and I have worked at Teme Vets since July 2015 as a receptionist based at the Tenbury wells branch. I have lots of animals including dogs, cats, ferrets, horses, rabbits and chickens. I also worked at Drayton Manor Zoo for 2 years and have also done voluntary work for the RSPCA. I have many hobbies including my dogs, socialising with friends and swimming.

Jane Watson

Jane Watson

I'm Jane and I am one of the receptionists at Teme Vets. I cover Saturdays at Tenbury. During the week I also work at a primary school, so find myself working with both children and animals! At home I have a beautiful big cat called Beanie and five fabulous chickens

Administrative Staff

Lynne Preece

Lynne Preece at Tenbury Wells

Hi I'm Lynne I joined Teme Vets in 2007 and coming up to my tenth year. I'm Office Manager in the Tenbury Wells Branch. At home I've got 4 rescue cats which I've had since kittens and that have come from Teme Vets and 9 Lives Rescue. My hobbies range from metal detecting to spending time with my hubby and 2 grown up children and a very busy social life.