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Tony qualified from Glasgow vet school in 2002 and returned to his home land of the south west straight from college. He has worked at St Boniface ever since and took over the practice in 2007.
In 2012, Tony spent 6 months designing the current purpose built clinic on Exeter road. Tony has always believed in providing the most up to date service at a fair price in an environment that is stress free for both the animal and their owner.
Tony really enjoys surgery, in particular cruciate repair, which is a common diagnosis in the practice as we see so many working dogs.
In his spare time Tony enjoys being with his young family their small herd of South Devon cattle.
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 (6) and Archie (4) who keep her well and truly on her toes! She is also heavily involved in managing the village preschool.
Pets include Alfie and Dora, the labradors, '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!
Ben moved to St Boniface Vets in 2017. He graduated in 2008 and began working in mixed practice for 4 years, before becoming a full time small animal vet.
He enjoys all areas of small animal practice, including surgery and medicine. Scanning and using the endoscope (a small camera that can be used for internal investigations) are his passion.
Away from the practice he enjoys continuing to develop the family farms herd of South Devon cows and mountain biking.
Jane is a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College. Since moving to Devon in 1990 she has worked in mixed practices in the Crediton area. 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 more recently, attained her Level 3 certificate in hydrotheraphy for small animals.
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 to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. Jane strives to help injured animals return to function and to enhance 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.
In 2013 Jane completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Education and is now a Fellow of Higher Education Academy. Jane is also a member of AARV (American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians).
Away from work she enjoys spending time with her horse and cat; as well as exploring the countryside with her young Border Collie, Drift; He is also very enthusiastic in his agility training. Jane not only enjoys watching and playing cricket but is also an ECB qualified coach and umpire.
Emma qualified from Liverpool Vet School in 2008 and has been with St Boniface ever since.
She has recently returned from maternity leave and is now working 3 days a week. She enjoys treating all manner of pets, but especially the more exotic ones such as parrots, snakes, lizards, rabbits and ferrets.
Emma has recently completed her post graduate certificate in small animal medicine and is awaiting the results of her advanced veterinary practitioner qualification.
Her free time is spent with her scaly and feathery menagerie or on the netball courts. Her handsome son Denmark and beautiful little girl Seven also keeps her busy.
Emma is currently on maternity leave, after the birth of her twins in May.
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.
She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, especially soft tissue surgery.
Outside of work, Danielle enjoys playing the piano and is a keen tennis player.
Clare qualified from Bristol in 2006 and started work in a mixed practice in Hampshire. She moved to Devon in 2009 and has been at St Boniface since 2014.
She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, especially soft tissue surgery, and has a special interest in working dogs.
Outside of work, Clare is usually found riding her horses or out shooting with her dogs, Folly and Jet!
Originally from Devon and growing up in the farming community, in Cheriton Bishop, Kate studied at QE before heading to the University of Nottingham in 2010.
After graduating, in May 2015, she began working in a busy mixed practice in Penzance.
Kate has a keen interest in small animal internal medicine and hopes to work towards a certificate in this area in the future.
In her spare time Kate enjoys spending time with her family walking on the moors with her Spaniel, Charlie, riding horses and baking.
Hattie graduated from Nottingham Vet School in July 2018 and joined the team soon after. Hattie is originally from Newmarket in Suffolk, but decided that the rolling hills of Devon were much more appealing.
Her favourite part about being a vet is problem solving, and working with clients to achieve the best outcome for each individual case. Hattie loves travelling and her adventures have taken her to The Gambia, where she completed some research into working horses and donkeys, and to Australia where she learned to play polocrosse.
Outside of work Hattie enjoys running, and looks forward to visits from her parents' dogs: a whippet named "Rodney" and a heinz-57 terrier called "Tiggy".