Emily grew up in Sussex where her family kept chickens, horses and a small flock of Poll Dorset sheep. This is where her love for animals really began. Emily then spent six years studying in Slovakia at the University of Veterinary and Pharmacy in Kosice. After graduating she moved to West Dorset and worked in mixed practice. Emily then worked in various different practices in the West Country gaining invaluable experience as a Locum Vet.
Emily is currently completing the Advanced Practitioners Certificate in small animal surgery and she has a special interest in soft tissue surgery. When not in theatre she enjoys getting to know her patients and chatting with clients.
In her spare time, you will find Emily busy planting vegetables in her garden, out on the water at Lyme Bay or training her two retrievers Nora and Aggie. Emily is also a keen beekeeper and cares for six hives in an apple orchard located near the practice.
Ellie's love for animals started at a young age. From age six you would find her writing ‘I love Zephie’, her pony, on any available piece of paper, much to her parent's annoyance.
Ellie was raised in Somerset and has always loved the area. After leaving school, she started her career at her local Veterinary practice doing work experience one day a week. She qualified as a registered Veterinary Nurse and then attended the Royal Veterinary College London where she gained her Advanced Veterinary Nursing Certificate. Ellie has also worked in numerous emergency Out of hour clinics this is where she developed her passion for Emergency and Critical care nursing. She enjoys nursing to a high standard, going the extra mile for clients and improving her nursing knowledge.
Recently, she has been working in multiple veterinary practices from specialist referral hospitals to first-opinion clinics in the Channel Islands. When she’s not working, she loves playing in her local cricket team, fishing off the Jurassic coast, and walking her cheeky dog, Tipple.
After completing a Zoology degree, Sophie returned to university and qualified from Cambridge in 2013. Since she has worked in a number of busy small animal first opinion practices in the west country. Sophie has also been fortunate to gain experience from a wide range of animal establishments in the UK and abroad.
Sophie takes a comprehensive approach to veterinary taking the time to get to know the patient, and their owner, and working together for the best outcome for everybody. Sophie has a particular passion for medicine especially of our geriatric patients. Sophie is kept busy with her three young children and her menagerie of animals; in her spare time she runs an animal science school for home educated children from her small holding in Yarcombe.
Hayley has worked as a Veterinary Receptionist for the last 7 years. Prior to this she worked in the travel industry for 13 years. A week after her GCSE's she started a youth training scheme and qualified with an NVQ level 2 & 3. She became the Assistant Manager of Bath Travel in Bridport.
Outside of work Hayley lives locally with her partner, their two young boys and Tilly the Jack Russell. She loves spending time with her family. Around her busy family life Hayley enjoys baking cakes. She is very excited to be part of the Hamstone Vets venture.
Sam was born and raised here in the West Country. Sam’s love for animals started at a very early age, as their family home was always full of pets. It was clear this would lead to a career working with them.
Sam started off working in rescue centres then moved into the Veterinary profession where she became a qualified Animal Nursing Assistant. Sam has a passion for meeting and greeting clients but also loves helping the nurses care for the pets. Sam Loves living in Somerset, she feels it’s the perfect location for walking in the countryside or down on the Jurassic coast with her dog Sky. Sam has lots of resuce pets at home to keep her busy, these consist of five cats, four rabbits and four guinea pigs. Outside of the animal world Sam enjoys spending time with friends, family and going to the gym two to three times per week!
Fun Fact: Sam is also a qualified trampoline coach.
Vicky has been part of the Veterinary profession since 2004 and was previously a qualified and registered Veterinary Nurse. After starting a family Vicky moved over to a reception role. She is passionate about preventative health care for pets.
Outside of work Vicky loves spending time outdoors with her family. She has two young children, a Cat called Maui, and a Rottweiler called Shelby.