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The Vet
Bristol Veterinary Surgeons and Nurses

Our veterinary team at The Vet Bristol are knowledgeable and experienced, understanding not only the right course of treatment required by your pets but also how much your pet means to you. Our highly trained veterinary team is on hand seven days a week. If you wish to see a specific member of the team, please use the calendar icon below to check their availability.

Sophie Halhead

Sophie Halhead

Clinical Director

Sophie joined The Vet in September 2015 having grown up in Norfolk and trained at Bristol University. After graduating in 2004, she joined a mixed veterinary practice, initially tending to cattle, horses and pets before focusing on small animal care. Sophie enjoys all aspects and challenges of a busy small animal practice. Having spent many years juggling a full time job as a vet alongside playing rugby for England, Sophie retired from international sport in 2014, having gained 71 caps and winning the 2014 World Cup. She has now discovered a new love of cycling and spends free weekends mountain biking in Wales and further afield. Pets: Sophie grew up with an assortment of four legged friends and currently has 3 cats including a sprightly 16 year old who she re-homed when his previous owner moved abroad, and 2 mischievous two year old Burmese Crosses called Simba and Nala.

Rebecca Mason

Rebecca Mason

Student Vet Nurse

Rebecca joined The Vet Bristol in August 2013 on work experience as part of her Veterinary Care Assistant course.  Having successfully completed this she became a Veterinary Care Assistant at The Vet in July 2014.  She now plans to train and qualify as a Veterinary Nurse. Rebecca enjoys handling the patients and is particularly fascinated by eyes. Pets: Rebecca currently owns Hector, her placid lion-head rabbit and Ebony, her endearing cocker spaniel.

Hannah Gill

Hannah Gill

Student Vet Nurse

Hannah is a huge animal lover and has been since she was a little girl, having kept many different types, from dogs and cats to reptiles and bugs. She has a huge interest in learning everything about animals and their husbandry, in particular dog behaviour and psychology. Hannah studied a national award in animal management and used to work in aquatics and in a pet shop in her old hometown in Cirencester. Hannah now looks forward to furthering her career in animal care with The Vet. In her spare time, Hannah loves walking the dogs, horse riding, going to festivals, listening to music, drawing, crafting, cooking and being with friends. Pets: Hannah has two dogs; Loki, a Frenchie x Staff Pup and Wellington who is the family dog and is a Bernese x Lab. She also has three rats called Mallory, Clarice and Arya. Her exotic collection currently consists of Leviathan the Boa Constrictor and Margaery the Mantis!

Lucy Smith

Lucy Smith

Receptionist

Lucy studied at City of Bristol college and achieved a Level 1 and 2 Diploma in Animal Care, she also worked alongside a dog groomer during her course. Lucy has a great passion for animals and they been a big part of her life growing up. She owns a Toy Poodle called Charlie, a Maine Coon Cross called Morris and two short-haired kittens Alice and Junior whom she rescued and not forgetting Marvin the Lovebird!

Emily Ceurvorst

Emily Ceurvorst

Student Veterinary Nurse

After a brief career in the film industry after graduating from Bath Spa university in 2014 with a degree in Creative Media, Emily decided to go back to her first love of working with animals. She has been a horse rider since the age of 6, and most of her spare time is spent with her chestnut Dutch Warmblood, Santio.

Emily is studying to be a registered veterinary nurse at Bath College and is really enjoying her studies alongside working everyday to look after a lot of lovely animals. She has a keen interest in radiography and physiotherapy and once qualified she hopes to go on to working in canine and equine physiotherapy.