Meet the Team

Tony Kemmish BSc BVMS DBR MRCVS GPcert(DCP)

Veterinary Surgeon

Tony Kemmish essentially lives and breathes cows.  Principal of an expanding mid Devon mixed practice he spends his life immersed in the day to day intricacies of dairy farming.  He qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2002 and headed home to the West Country and St Boniface Vets.  After 5 years as an assistant he took over the practice in 2007. 

Tony holds the general practitioners certificate in Dairy cattle practice and the Diploma in Bovine Reproduction.  He is passionate about herd fertility and its fundamental link with nutrition. One of his long term aims is to promote efficient and profitable production through educating farmers about the cost of disease - particularly poor fertility and mastitis.                                                 
In his spare time he likes to spend time with his wife and young family and their small herd of South Devon cows.

Marie Kemmish BSc (Hons) BVMS MRCVS GPcert(SAM)

Veterinary Surgeon

Marie is our Small Animal Director and just so happens to be married to Tony, so we are a true family business! She works part time here at the clinic but puts in numerous hours behind the scenes on the many and various aspects of running a veterinary practice.

She qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2002 where she met Tony. They moved to Devon where Marie embarked on a career in mixed practice, gaining a good grounding in all areas of veterinary work.  She decided to concentrate on small animals in order to gain her General Practitioners Certificate in Small Animal Medicine. 

Marie enjoys working with dogs and cats, she has a soft spot for cats and is passionate about ensuring that their visits to the clinic are the least stressful they can be.

Marie has also developed our laparoscopic surgery service - keyhole surgery for neutering, one of the few vets in the South West to provide this technique.

Out of work Marie is Mum to Connie and Archie who keep her well and truly on her toes! She is also heavily involved in managing the village preschool.

Pets include Dora the Labrador, Raymond the cat, Wilfred the hen, 4 sheep who will soon be lambing and a small herd of South Devon cows that she shares with her mum in Somerset. After all of that there is not much time for any other hobbies but she does enjoy theatre, baking and getting out on the veggie plot!


Veterinary Surgeon

Ben joined the St Boniface team in August 2017 and works alongside Marie as the Lead Clinical Vet for the Small Animal Team. 
After graduating in 2008, he worked in a mixed practice for 4 years before becoming a full time small animal vet. 
Ben enjoys all areas of small animal practice, including surgery and medicine, with a particular interest in ultrasound scanning of the heart and abdomen, endoscopy (using a small, flexible camera to carry out internal investigations) and using stem cell injections to improve the quality of life for arthritic patients.
Outside of work, Ben enjoys going on adventures with his wife and young daughters, continuing to develop the family farms herd of South Devon cows and mountain biking. He has two dogs, a whippet called Herbie, who Ben rescued with a fractured leg, and a working Cocker Spaniel called Bruce, who loves nothing more than running around the farm!

Clare Smith BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Clare moved to St Boniface Vets from Wolfgar, during the expansion in December 2014.  She qualified from Bristol University in 2006 and started work in a mixed practice for three and a half years in Hampshire, she then joined Wolfgar in 2009.

Clare is our lead equine vet and enjoys the variety of first opinion equine practice, from routine vaccinations to lameness investigations and wind repairs. 

Off duty, Clare is often out competing her dressage horse or training her Labrador, Mabel.

Ruth Wotton BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Having graduated from the RVC in 2008, Ruth worked in farm animal practice in Somerset and Dorset before joining St Boniface in 2010. She is passionate about working with the farmers to reduce the impact of disease on their herds, believing that a healthier herd will be more profitable and easier to manage.

Ruth is a trained DairyCo mobility mentor, so if you have a lameness problem on the farm, she is happy to work with you to find the solutions.  Being a DairyCo Mastitis Plan registered user she is keen to investigate mastitis and cell count problems; to read a recent article on targeting environmental mastitis pathogens please click the link.  Other areas of interest, involve sheep work and improving flock performance.

Because she always likes a challenge, from January 2014, Ruth enrolled on the RCVS certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Cattle) with the aim of providing an even higher level of service to our clients.

Outside work Ruth is a keen walker so is delighted to be working close to Dartmoor.

Danielle Priestley DVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Danielle qualified from St. Georges University, Grenada, in 2009 after a final year at Edinburgh Vet School. She then entered mixed practice back home in Lincolnshire, predominantly doing small animal and farm work. After two years she decided to steer her career towards farm animal practice by taking a position at the University of Florida Vet School in the Food Animal Reproduction and Medicine Service (FARMS), where she worked closely with highly regarded professors and diplomats. It was here that she developed a specific interest and enthusiasm for calf rearing and replacement management which she is keen to continue here at St. Boniface Vets.

Danielle is now back working part-time after the birth of her twins in September 2018. Outside of work, she enjoys playing the piano and is a keen tennis player.

Chris Just BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Having graduated from the University of Bristol in 2003 Chris started out ‘James Herriot’ style as a mixed vet in North Cornwall. A job offer, as a fulltime farm vet, tempted him away from the West Country for a busy 4 year spell in and around Cheshire. Cheshire cheese was no substitute for pasties, so the draw of the Westcountry found him back and settled in Okehampton since 2008. When heading west, once more, the desire to cross the Tamar was strong, as Chris was born in Truro and he had a wonderful childhood in West Cornwall; however, hikes on Dartmoor are slowly convincing him Devon is not too bad!

Professionally, Chris enjoys the variety farm vet work throws at him and has particular interests in calf rearing, fertility management and cattle lameness prevention. Chris was in the first cohort of trained DairyCo Mobility Mentors and sat on the NACFT ( committee as their vet liaison for 8 years.

Home life is dominated by taming his two young daughters and as a consequence he is developing an encyclopaedic knowledge of Peppa Pig and cake recipes. Any spare time is dedicated to rambling in the glorious Devon countryside.


Small Animal & Equine Manager

Donna joined the practice in October 2010, back when we were in Mill Street. She started off as a receptionist and is now our Small Animal & Equine Manager. She assists with the day to day running of the practice, she is passionate about the client journey and supporting staff.  She also likes to be able to offer support during the sadder times to our clients if they need it.

Donna works 3 days a week, in her spare time she goes for lots of walks and trips to the park with her two children, Freddie & Poppy. She also has a senior cat called Millie, a timid tabby, who came from Cats Protection.


Farm Department Manager

Sadie is our Farm Department Manager and joined the St Boniface farm team in December 2019 as an administrator. She grew up on an Exmoor beef and sheep farm, and has worked in mixed veterinary practices in Devon since leaving school. Sadie qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2010, but nursing has taken a back seat since having children. 

Outside of work, Sadie and her husband have recently ventured into dairy farming, so she is kept very busy with mischievous Jersey cows on top of two young children.


Head Nurse (Registered VN, RSQP)

Sarah qualified as a Nurse in 2006, she leads the Veterinary Nurse team here at St Boniface. She is responsible for training our student nurses while in the clinic.

Her main interests are surgical nursing, in house laboratory testing and anaesthesia. She hosts our puppy parties once a month and enjoys watching the transformation from cheeky pups to adored family pets!

Outside of work Sarah can be found exploring the beautiful Devon countryside with her Labrador Tarn.


Finance Manager

Tina joined the practice in 2002 as a book-keeper.  She became Practice Manager in 2008 and successfully completed a Veterinary Practice Administration Certificate in March 2010.  Amongst her many tasks she is responsible for accounts and the day to day running of the practice. 

She has a Border Collie called Scamp, two cats Mitsy and Lucifer.

When she is not at work she is busy at home with her hobbies which include reading, card making, mixed media and crocheting.


Head Receptionist

Sarah joined the St Boniface team in November 2021 as our new Head receptionist. She has worked in another veterinary practice for 16 years and others before that. She Qualified as Veterinary nurse in the 1980's and then later, as a Registered General Nurse.

She has an keen interest gentle reward based dog training and has completed Gundog club tests to grade 4 with her dog Jack.


Small Animal & Equine Pharmacy Manager

Naomi joined the admin team at St Boniface Vets in October 2018 as a receptionist and is now our Small Animal & Equine Pharmacy Manager.

She has a Foundation Degree in Equine Science and has lived in Cheshire working at a riding school where she gained her riding instructor qualification and began producing young horses.

She is enjoying learning about the animal pharmaceutical industry and is looking forward to working towards her SQP qualification.

In her spare time Naomi enjoys spending time with friends and family, training horses and discovering new and exciting walks with her dog Max, the happiest Boxer dog in the world!


Veterinary Surgeon, Veterinary Physiotherapist & Hydrotherapist

Jane is a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College and has worked in mixed practices in the Crediton area since 1990.  An injury prompted a change in career focus from large to small animal and triggered a special interest in feline medicine and rehabilitation.   She holds a GP Certificate in Feline Practice and the ISFM Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour. 

Shortly after joining St Boniface Vets in 2009 she attained a Certificate in Veterinary Physiotherapy and then undertook further training with the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in the USA to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. Hydrotherapy qualifications were achieved with K9HS & Hawksmooor.  Jane strives to help injured animals return to function but particularly enjoys enhancing the quality of life for those affected by arthritis.  She set up the in-house rehabilitation service which offers a variety of manual and electro therapies as well as hydrotherapy and acupuncture

She is registered with both RAMP and IRVAP and is a committee member of the Bristish Veterinary Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Association. 

Away from work she enjoys spending time with her young horse, elderly cat and two Border Collies.  Jane not only enjoys watching and playing cricket but is also an ECB qualified coach, scorer and umpire.

Alice Mahony BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Alice is originally from the West coast of Ireland but moved to Bristol to undertake her Veterinary degree. She graduated from the University of Bristol in July 2020 and started working at St Boniface shortly after. Alice enjoys working as a first opinion Equine and Small Animal Vet and loves the variety they both bring. 

In her spare time, Alice does horse riding, enjoys swimming and has recently taken up rugby. She also has a cat called Bessie who is very sassy!

Kathryn Torrens

Veterinary Physiotherapist

Kathryn is a Veterinary Physiotherapist who joined us at the beginning of 2023 from Scotland. She works in the purpose built rehabilitation unit which opened in April 2023!

You may find Kathryn in the physiotherapy suite using laser therapy and manual techniques or even in her waders in our underwater treadmill. Kathryn is very passionate about all cases and has a particular interest in treating young dogs with developmental conditions as well as working and competition dogs.

In her spare time Kathryn and her spaniel Dougal have been exploring the South West and are always on the look out for a nice coffee stop!

Chloe Mobbs BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Chloe officially joined the team in May 2022 having locumed with us for a while. Her career started in mixed practice after graduating from the RVC in 2014, but after a few years decided to focus on small animals. She lives on a small regenerative farm with her husband so when not vetting is generally chasing sheep or fixing fences. She loves gardening, music and a good walk or run in the Devon countryside.

Nina Hamilton BVSc (Hons) MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Nina graduated from the University of Sydney in 2005. She is is glad to be back at St Boniface where she worked in 2014-2015 before having children. She loves all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, especially ophthalmology. Forming bonds with both her patients and their owners is really important to Nina!
Outside of work her two children keep her on her toes, she still attempts to travel when possible and loves food - both cooking it and eating it

Rachel Risdon BVSc CertCHP MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Rachel was brought up on an arable and pig farm. Graduating in 1997, her first job was in mixed practice in West Devon, before moving on to teach students in the farm animal practice of Bristol vet school, whilst studying for her post graduate certificate in cattle health and production. She then moved to New Zealand, to work as a dairy vet for over two years, at the internationally known Animal Health Centre, in the Waikato, where she was also involved in clinical trial work.

On returning to Britain, she set up a new branch of a farm-animal-only vet practice on the Devon/Cornwall border in August 2006.  Starting with no clients, this then grew to a nine vet practice in which around 80% of the vets’ time is spent on dairy work.

She joined St Boniface in 2015 after she and her husband, Richard, got a tenancy in Brampford Speke. They have converted a sheep and arable farm into a dairy unit and will be milking about 280 cows within a few years. Vet work, dairy farming and two small boys keeps her busy enough but she does manage a bit of swimming to keep fit.

Charlotte Fowler BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Having graduated from the University of Bristol in July 2017, Charlotte chose to stay in the South West for her first experience as a farm vet.

She particularly enjoys working with dairy cows, and is keen to get involved with all aspects of farm animal work.

In her spare time, Charlotte likes being out in the Devonshire countryside; either running or walking with puppy, Twix and can be persuaded to try most sports (at least once!). 

Tilly Hough MVDr MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Tilly graduated in 2019 from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Kosice, Slovakia. She joined the St Boniface Small Animal and Equine teams in December 2021.

She enjoys the variety that first opinion equine practice brings and the array of cases that comes with out of hours work.

Outside of work Tilly enjoys horse riding and long walks with her two dogs in the countryside.

Phil Leighton BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Phil joined St Boniface Vets Bude Farm Practice in May 2023, having spent 28 years living and working in the Bude area. At work, Phil enjoys everything to do with cows, especially fertility management and calf health.

Phil also sits on the board of Farmcare Devon and Cornwall who have responsibility for providing all the TB testing in Devon and Cornwall, and is a member of the Cornwall TB Eradication Group.

When he’s not at work Phil enjoys cycling, and has recently completed the Ride London 100-mile event, around London and Essex for Prostate Cancer charity. He also enjoys playing golf with son, Alfie, and enjoys countless family walks around the cliffs and beaches near Bude with his family and Nellie the dog

Sylvie McElligott MVB MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Sylvie moved to Crediton in 1976, after qualifying as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1970.  He became Partner of the clinic in 1982; working together with Mr Reakes. 

Following a period of 8 years, Sylvie bought the practice, until Tony became the owner in 2007.  Originally he was involved in large and small animal work, but now concentrates on the Farm and Equine side of the practice on a part-time basis.

Before becoming a veterinary surgeon Sylvie was a pilot in the Irish Army Corps.

Emily Moule BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Emily joined the practice as a farm animal vet in January 2023. Emily's first experience at St. Boniface was whilst she was still at school as a work experience student. She stayed in the south west for University graduating from Bristol but then ventured north to Lancashire for her first job as a farm vet. Just over 3 years later and she is glad to be back down south and is enjoying being able to get a good pint of cider in the pub (Northerners haven't embraced cider drinking yet...). She particularly enjoys farm animal surgery and getting out on farm but also likes analysing farms' data and creating spreadsheets when in the office.

Outside of work Emily can usually be found lambing sheep at home or attempting to train her crazy collie puppy.

Carly Cook BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Carly has been at St Boniface since 2022 and is purely a small animal vet, although she started as a mixed vet, and has her own flock of sheep at home to practise on! Carly qualified nearly 16 years ago from Edinburgh Vet School, and has worked mainly in Devon since moving back home to the family farm in 2010.

Carly's interests outside of work include walking, baking and decorating cakes and various farm related shenanigans.

Amelia Chichester BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Amelia joined the team at St Boniface Vets in 2023 after graduating as a Vet from Bristol University. She is originally from Devon but over the other side of the moors, in Tavistock. Having previously had a career in the NHS working in London, Bristol and Plymouth, Amelia has now decided to come and settle back in Devon.

Here at St Boniface Vets, Amelia is currently undertaking mixed practice, across Small Animal, Equine and Farm, as she has a huge interest in all creatures great and small. She is excited to meet all of our clients out on farm, in the practice or on a yard! 

Out of work, she is either walking the moors or on the beach with her wire-haired dachshund, Herman, who loves running and swimming in anything filled with water (especially the muddiest puddle going!). When she's not out exploring, you can find her curled up on the sofa with a good book or film, with one of her cats Dino, Rudie or Dinks. Amelia also enjoys exercising at the gym or riding horses around Devon.

Nathan Head BVMSci MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Nathan graduated the university of Surrey school of veterinary medicine in 2021 and started work as a mixed vet in Gloucestershire. Nathan joined the practice in August 2023 as a Small Animal and Equine Vet, he is particularly interested in small animal surgery and enjoys both routine and emergency surgeries. 

When not at work Nathan spends his time riding his motorbike, gardening and taking his dog out in the local countryside.


Veterinary Nurse (Registered VN)

Sadie qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2004 after studying at Bicton College.

She has always worked in Mixed Practice and enjoys the variety of patients that brings.

In her spare time, Sadie enjoys running and riding her horse Rowan. 


Veterinary Nurse (Registered VN)

Sammi qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2015.  She also completed an Animal Nursing Assistant qualification at Bicton College in 2010. 

She enjoys looking after all sorts of animals and finds caring for them very rewarding.

In her spare time, she sometimes goes out to see her deaf friends at a local deaf club and learns sign language. 


Veterinary Nurse (Registered VN)

Leanne qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2018. Before that she was a trainee veterinary nurse here at St Boniface and trained at Bicton College. Leanne is familiar with Bicton, as she obtained her extended diploma in animal management and qualified as an animal nursing assistant (ANA) in 2014.
She enjoys helping Jane with the hydrotherapy and seeing all the on going cases.

Leanne has four family dogs, who love their walks, especially, her Newfoundland, Molly. She has also recently acquired two cats - Albie and Marley.  


Veterinary Nurse (Registered VN)

Abby qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2017, before this she completed her extended diploma in animal management at Bicton College. She joined the St Boniface team in May 2021 having previously worked in practices that treated a whole variety of animals including small, large and exotic species. 

Abby enjoys all aspects of the job but her key interest is radiography (x-rays).

Outside of work she enjoys exploring the countryside with her cocker spaniel Cleo, reading and catching up with family and friends. 


Student Veterinary Nurse

Belinda has been the kennel assistant here at St Boniface Vets since August 2018. In 2020 she completed her Animal Nursing Certificate through Bicton College. Belinda has now started her student nurse training at Bicton college

Belinda enjoys all aspects of her role but particularly enjoys inpatient care and making the pets stay less stressful.

At home Belinda enjoys walking her young border collie Nova and catching up with friends.


Veterinary Nurse (Registered VN)

Laura has been working in a Veterinary setting since 2014 and qualified as an RVN in Dec 2019. Over the past few years, she has developed an interest in anaesthesia protocols and monitoring and she enjoys the daily challenges and problem solving that they bring to the role. At home, Laura’s pets include Buck the spaniel, Scout the cat and Roger the cockerel plus his hens, Maggie May, Mrs Robinson and Penny Lane. In her spare time Laura is kept busy by her young daughter, but when she does get a moment, she likes to play the guitar, and binge watch a good TV series.


Vet Tech

Rachel joined the St Boniface farm team in November 2018.

As the Vet Tech, Rachel does TB testing, vaccinations & assists the admin team in the office, booking in farm appointments, and provides assistance for farmers with some of the extra jobs which require a bit more time, something that is usually in short supply on busy modern farms. She also does mobility scoring and assists vet Danielle with advanced fertility.

She owns a Spaniel called Luna, enjoys playing rugby on weekends and lives on a diary farm so helps out her dad out when she can.


Vet Tech

Georgia joined the St Boniface team in August 2021 as a Vet Tech. She does lots of TB testing and also assists the admin team in the office, booking in farm appointments and getting medications ready. Her favourite part of the job is going out to different farms and meeting new people. She is an active member in young farmers and has taken on various different roles in the club. She has a sassy spaniel called Roo and in her spare time she enjoys going to the gym.


Vet Tech

Hannah moved to St Boniface Vets in June 2023. Hannah joined the Vet tech and ATT team with previous training and therefore could hit the ground running. While at work, Hannah spends her time doing TB testing and undertaking Vet tech services for our farm clients. She can also be found in the admin team assisting and processing samples in the lab. Hannah loves being out and about on farm, in the local area which she grew up in, seeing friends and clients she's known a long time.
In her spare time Hannah enjoy spending time with family and friends, walking and exploring the country side. She also enjoys wild swimming and climbing when she has time.


Vet Tech

Holly joined the practice in June 2023 and spends most of her time TB testing as well as working alongside the admin team booking in farm appointments and dispensing medications.
She is often found in the lab running different samples for results such as total proteins, calcium levels, and worm egg counts.

In her spare time she enjoy playing rugby for Crediton and working her spaniel, Maggie, throughout the shooting season.


Human Resources Advisor

Angela joined the team in October 2023 working in the support team as Human Resources Advisor and making it her duty to cuddle every passing animal. Outside of work if not taming her young feral 5 & 6 year olds whilst hanging upside down from a tree, you'll find her riding her bike across the continent or building furniture.


Equine Coordinator & Veterinary Administrator

Amanda is an Equine Co-Ordinator and Veterinary Administrator here at St Boniface since October 2022. She has grown up with horses and has spent many years competing, hence the strong interest in Equine.

When she is not working, Amanda enjoys looking after her horses and enjoys working and training her black Labrador Darcy.


Veterinary Administrator

Katie joined the practice in October 2021 as an administrator. She can normally be found on reception or mopping the floor in the waiting room! No two days are ever the same here at St Boniface vets!

Katie loves all the interaction with our clients pets, having sadly lost her elderly collie Mabel just after she joined us.

She enjoys swimming and walking in our beautiful Devon countryside.


Veterinary Administrator

Georgia has been a part of the team since February 2022. She co-runs the Lifetime Care Club with Tabitha, and helps with the day-to-day tasks of the practice.

Outside of the practice Georgia dances and is involved with an amateur dramatic society, performing with them since 2010. She is currently training to be a ballet teacher. Her favourite animals are dogs, but she loves meeting the wide variety of pets we get through the door each day.


Veterinary Administrator

Tabitha joined the St Boniface Vets administration team in February 2022. She has a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Equitation Science.  

She currently enjoys getting involved in various aspects within the admin role however has a keen interest in working with animals and animal pharmaceuticals.  

Outside of work Tabitha has two horses Percy, her 13-year-old warmblood, who as a homebred boy, has been with her always. Foxy a 3-year-old thoroughbred ex-race horse who Tabitha will soon begin retraining. Tabitha and her boyfriend enjoy spontaneous trips away to see family and friends and the occasional day fishing!!  They also share four cats Goblin, Elf, Smidge and Shadow.


Veterinary Administrator

Steph joined the practice in September 2020, and enjoys working within the Admin team. She loves getting to know clients and pets alike and is always on hand to offer puppy cuddles and pet treats.

Steph currently works part time after having her little girl in 2022. When she’s not working Steph enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as walking with her crazy Cockerpoo, Rosie.


Equine Coordinator & Veterinary Administrator

Nycki joined the St Boniface team in August 2019 after working on a local farm teaching children about agriculture and where food comes from. When Nycki left school she worked as a Veterinary Nurse/receptionist for 3 years for a local practice before leaving to become a freelance groom for both private individuals and yards. She has been enjoying getting back into the veterinary profession in an administrative role and loves to meet clients and their pets alike.

Outside of work Nycki enjoys family life with her 2 young girls and has recently started a small flock of Derbyshire Gritstones to run alongside the commercial sheep at home. When time allows Nycki can be found working her 4 spaniels, and being her oldest daughter’s groom!


Accounts Clerk

Laura joined in January 2018 as an Accounts Clerk.  She relocated to Devon from London in 2005 and has two children, who keep her very busy! She also has a Cockapoo called Ruby, who also keeps everyone very busy!  They enjoy long walks on Dartmoor, and Laura also enjoys reading, baking, travelling and spending time with friends and family.  


Veterinary Administrator

Jo joined the practice in October 2017 to work part time on reception. She has a real passion for meeting and working with animals, and particularly loves dogs. She has a happy-go-lucky black Labrador called Harry.
Jo splits the rest of her week looking after her two children and designing wedding and events stationery and greeting cards. She also loves going on holidays and travelling around Cornwall in the camper.


Accounts Clerk

Sarah first joined us back in July 2014 as a Receptionist, and has recently returned to a new role in the Finance Team.

She has two young boys and her terrier cross, Ronnie, to keep her busy outside of work!  Originally from the outskirts of London, she loves everything Devon has to offer, whether it be exploring Dartmoor, trekking the stunning coastline or being in the sea, lakes or rivers doing whatever water sports are on offer!



Caroline Jones

Veterinary Nurse (Registered VN)

Caroline qualified as a RVN back in 2000 and has sinced gained her ECC certificate, RCVS advanced diploma and BSc hons in Clinical Veterinary Nursing.   Most recently she has been working as a locum working in a wide range of positions and practices all over the country before heading home to Devon.  She enjoys most of the varied roles which veterinary nursing offers but has a particular interest in Emergency and critical care and Anaesthesia.

Caroline became a member of the night nurse team in February 2024 and is enjoying the different challenges that night work presents.

In any spare time Caroline is usually out walking with her terrier Stanley or attempting to grow a vegetable or two in her garden.


Veterinary Student Nurse

Beth started with St Boniface in 2021 as our student vet nurse. She loves the inpatient care and giving lots of extra cuddles. Beth has now started her nurse training at Bicton College.

Beth loves all types of animals, having had plenty of experience of looking after all the pets on her families small holding.


Animal Nursing Assistant

Justina joined the St Boniface nursing team in November 2022 as an animal nursing assistant. Previously Justina worked in a busy veterinary clinic in London but wanted to return to her countryside routes in West Devon.
Justina is responsible for ensuring all of our patients are happy and settled in the clinic. Her role is varied from walking dogs, holding patients for blood sampling and ultra sound scanning, assisting our rehab vets and of course, plenty of cuddles.
In her spare time Justina can be found exploring Dartmoor and our beautiful coastline with her adorable Staffordshire Bull Terrier – Lola.


Animal Nursing Assistant

Holly joined the practice in May this year as an Animal Nursing Assistant.  She has started the Animal Nursing Assistant Course at Bicton College with a plan to then go onto do Veterinary Nursing.

In Holly's spare time you will find her  busy on the farm in the calf shed feeding and nursing the calves. She also enjoys doing agility with her Collie dog Millie.