Our Team

Our loyal and experienced team are here to take care of your animal care needs. We are very proud of our dedicated and friendly team. Meet them all below.

Our Vet Directors

Jon Diment BVSc (Hons) MRCVS

I qualified in 1988 from Liverpool Vet School. I’ve spent most of my career working in mixed, mainly small animal and dairy practices in the UK, apart from 3½ years working in predominantly dairy practice in New Zealand. I’ve been working at Bredy Vets since 2001 and I’m a director. I have diverse interests which include many aspects of pet and cattle medicine and surgery, cattle husbandry and improving client and patient care. The great interest of veterinary work is the constant change. Animal husbandry and health continues to evolve and this requires constant changes in approach and methods.

I also completed a course in Veterinary Acupuncture several years ago and offer this service at the practice.

Claire Millard MA Vet MB BSc (Hons) MRCVS

I qualified from Cambridge Vet School in 2004 and have worked in mixed and small animal practices since graduating. My veterinary interests are varied but include many areas of small animal medicine & soft tissue surgery. I have a particular interest in cats. I am now a director. I returned from maternity leave in July 2020 and work part-time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Barry O’Mahony MVB MRCVS

I qualified from Dublin Vet School in 1999. Originally from Ireland, I spent 4 years working in New Zealand returning to the Northern Hemisphere in 2010. I joined the practice in August 2010. I am now a director.

Our Vets

Laura Pattinson BVMS MRCVS

Originally from Sussex, I graduated from Edinburgh University in 2002 and have worked in the west country ever since, apart from an 11 month break in 2005 to complete a round the world trip of a lifetime! I joined the Bredy vets team in March 2009. I particularly enjoy the variety of experiences and characters that working in mixed practice brings. Although I don’t have any particular areas of specialisation, I do enjoy small animal dentistry, bovine production and horse vet work. I have also done training to do heart ultrasound scans (called an echo or echocardiogram) & offer this service.  I work part-time on Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays.

Rebecca Shepherd-Royal BVSc (Hons) MRCVS

Beccy joins us in October 2020, with 10 years of experience in mixed practices. Beccy is happy seeing dogs & cats (& other small animals) or farm animals and enjoys the mix of work of treating all species.

Beccy qualified from Liverpool Vet School in 2010.

Bob Smith BVSc MRCVS

Bob was a partner at Bredy Vets from when the practice began in 1985 until 2008 and has been working in small animal practice ever since. He now joins us as a locum vet.

Sarah Taylor BVSc MRCVS

Sarah qualified from Bristol vet school in July 2020 and has been working as meat hygiene inspector until now. Sarah joined us in December 2020 and looks forward to working with all species. 

Our Nurses

Anna Willmore RVN. Clinical Coach & Head Nurse

I’ve worked at Bredy Vet Centre since 1985 and am Head Veterinary Nurse. I have a keen interest in animal behaviour. I manage the Vet Nurse team and also organise various events for our clients. I work part time.

Clare Butcher RVN A1

I started working at Bredy Vets as a trainee veterinary nurse in January 2002. I qualified in 2005 and became a registered veterinary nurse. I am also a qualified vet nurse assessor. In the future I would like to do some physiotherapy training. I work part time.

Anne Willson RVN

I joined Bredy Vets in August 2013, after a period of locum nursing in London and Bristol. Prior to this, I qualified as a vet nurse in 2003 and spent 14 years working at a practice in Somerset. My interests include pet weight clinics & genetic health testing in dogs. I work part time.

Juliette Perham RVN

I started working for Bredy Veterinary Centre in December 2013 after previously working at a veterinary practice in Yeovil where I completed my training, becoming a registered veterinary nurse in 2012. I have an interest in wildlife and exotic animals. I work full time.

Rebecca Black RVN

I joined the practice in July 2015, as a trainee Veterinary Nurse. I began my Vet Nurse training in January 2016 & qualified in March 2018. I work full time.

Leann McTaggart RVN

I started working at Bredy Vets in January 2016, having moved from Hertfordshire. I qualified in 2001. I very much enjoy nurse clinics. I work part time.

Hayley Parr RVN

I joined Bredy Vets in January 2017. I have worked locally in veterinary practice for several years. I work part time.

Hannah Hansford-Harvey RVN

I started working at Bredy Vets on Saturday mornings, but then became a full-time trainee nurse. I started my training in 2017 & my finals were postponed due to Covid-19 in early 2020. I sat my final exam in Nov 2020 and I’m pleased to say that I passed. I am now a registered Veterinary Nurse.

Frankie Chant

I work on Saturday mornings and weekdays, assisting the vets, nursing & reception teams.

Lauren Cobb

I started working at Bredy Vets in September 2020, assisting the vets, nursing & reception teams.

Receptionists

Tamara Broom SQP – Head Receptionist

I joined Bredy Vets as a full-time receptionist in June 2013. I am in charge of stock control. I am now a Suitably Qualified Person (SQP), having obtained my qualification in 2015 with AMTRA (Animal Medicines Training Regulatory Authority), qualified to advise & dispense medications for companion & farm animals. I am now Head Receptionist. I manage the team of Receptionists.

Teresa Thomas

I joined the practice in March 2006, having previously worked in an office for 9 years covering all aspects of administration. I am a receptionist but additionally enter TB (tuberculosis) test results on SAM (this is DEFRA’s TB website). I work part time on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Kerry Tancock RVR

I joined the Bredy Vets reception team in April 2016 & I work full time, having previously worked in the banking industry for 17 years. In 2020, Kerry completed her British Veterinary Receptionist Award to Gold award level. Well done Kerry!

Laura Gray

I started working at Bredy Vets in June 2019, having previously worked in an office setting for 7 years. I work part time, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturday mornings. I am currently on maternity leave until June 2021.

Julia Daubney

I joined the team at Bredy Vets in July 2019 as a full-time receptionist. I have previously spent over 30 years in the dentistry field. I am enjoying a new challenge!

Accounts & Administration

Jo Graham – Accounts Administrator

I have been with the practice from day one, 9th April 1985 and prior to this I spent five years working with one of the founder partners (Bob Smith) of Bredy Veterinary Centre. During this time I have covered all aspects of working within the practice from reception to nursing and accounts. As the practice grew I became responsible for the accounting side of the business. I work full time.

Michelle Machin RVN D32/D33 CVPM – Practice Administrator/ ATT TB tester

I have worked at Bredy Vets since 1992, starting as a trainee Vet Nurse, becoming a qualified nurse and then taking on the role of Head Vet Nurse. I am now Practice Administrator. I have a great depth of understanding and knowledge locally, being a farmers’ daughter. I have spent time maximising the use of our computerised management software, ensuring our staff management and Health & Safety is up to date, and ensuring we comply with the latest Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) accreditation standards. I work Mondays to Fridays. In December 2018, I passed my exams for the Certificate of Veterinary Practice Management.

I passed my training in 2019 to become an Appoved Tuberculin Tester (ATT) so I now conduct TB skin testing of cattle. This is now where I spend most of my time.

Cleaning

Shirley Fowler

I clean & disinfect the practice daily, to ensure high standards of cleanliness throughout the building.