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Vanessa Dennis

Vanessa Dennis

General Manager

Vanessa originally joined Castle Vets in 2002 and worked as a small animal receptionist for 5 1/2 years. She returned to us in January 2015 as head small animal receptionist and assistant to Pip Davey, our Practice Manager before becoming our General Manager when Pip left in February 2017. Vanessa is responsible for our marketing and the day to day running of the practice.

In her spare time Vanessa enjoys gardening and handicrafts and has a horse, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, a rabbit, 2 goats, a chicken and an aquarium of fish. Quite a menagerie!


Steve Cox

Steve Cox

HR & Business Manager

Steve helps manage the people and business side of the practice.

Outside of work when he is not kept busy by his two young children, Border Collie Ben and rescue cats Taw and Bo, Steve is an enthusiastic runner and member of Launceston Road Runners.


Tammy Inkpen

Tammy Inkpen

Finance Manager

Tammy moved to Devon in June 2007 with her son, Oliver and 2 dogs, Annie and Henry. Tammy soon acquired a cat named Gismo to add to her family.

Tammy’s interests outside of work are looking after her horses. She is also a keen walker and enjoys competing with her 2 dogs, Annie and Henry at agility and competitive obedience.


Julia Devitt

Julia Devitt

Small Animal Receptionist

Julia originally joined Castlebridge Vets Ltd (Lifton Branch) in March 2004 and transferred to Castle Veterinary Group in September 2005.

Julia enjoys live music, festivals, camping in her Eriba caravan and generally getting out and about in our beautiful countryside. She has two cats rehomed via the vets (something that is hard to avoid when you work here!).


Lauren Rockell

Lauren Rockell

Small Animal Receptionist

Lauren joined our small animal reception team in October 2014. She originally qualified as a hairdresser but decided that the vets is where she really wanted to be!

Lauren is the proud owner of a young golden Labrador Retriever called Brody and she enjoys walking Brody and she generally likes to keep herself fit.

 


Maya Duncan-Adams

Maya Duncan-Adams

Small Animal Receptionist

Maya mainly works on our small animal reception but can sometimes be found lending a hand to our nurses in the kennels.

Maya is currently studying for her A-levels as her ambition is to become a veterinary surgeon, gaining as much knowledge as possible while working here.


Hannah Coppen

Hannah Coppen

Small Animal Receptionist

Hannah joined our small animal reception team in December 2016.

Hannah has two dogs, two cats and a selection of other small animals!

In her spare time she enjoys long walks with the dogs and her non-animal hobbies include yoga and crafts.

 


Jackie Hogarth

Jackie Hogarth

Small Animal Receptionist

Jackie joined us in September 2016 as a small animal receptionist but will also be found helping out on our farm reception too. Jackie is experienced at working within veterinary practice as she has been a small animal receptionist for many years. She tells us she is loving being part of the Castle Vets family and enjoying the challenge of learning farm reception duties!

Jackie moved to the Launceston area from Surrey earlier this year with her husband and three dogs, a 9 year old Great Dane and two young Lurchers. She loves participating in all canine sports, particularly flyball, heel work to music and general obedience.

Jackie is currently trying out a new hobby – hoping to become and adequate gardener! She also loves spending lots of time at local beaches and beauty spots, and is wondering why she didn’t move “down west” years ago!


Deena Elliott

Deena Elliott

Small Animal Receptionist

Deena Elliott joined our team in February 2017 as a part-time receptionist.

Deena owns Billy, a Jack Russell and Dougal, a Border Collie. Along with her two horses they all keep her busy in her spare time.


Jo Luxton

Jo Luxton

Head Farm Animal Receptionist

Jo joined the practice in October 2009 and has since qualified as a farm SQP, enabling her to dispense wormers and vaccines.

She has two horses and a Staffie to keep her busy at the weekends.

In her spare time Jo enjoys the outdoors and travelling abroad.


Sami Duke

Sami Duke

Farm Animal Receptionist / Lab Technician

Sami joined Castle Veterinary Group in June 2008 and has since qualified as a farm SQP, enabling her to prescribe wormers and vaccines.

As well as working on large animal reception, Sami is also our Lab Technician. Her time is split between processing TB tests and dealing with large animal samples in our in-house laboratory.

Sami has a cat called Crabby who is spoilt rotten.


Amy Retallick

Amy Retallick

Farm Animal Receptionist

Amy joined Castle Vets in October 2012 and works as both a farm hygiene technician and farm animal receptionist.

She has a very handsome labrador x springer called Bailey.


Nikki Hicks

Nikki Hicks

Farm Animal Receptionist

Nikki joined our farm reception team in June 2017.

Outside of work, Nikki is kept busy with her 2 children, Charlie & Heidi and her 2 Jack Russells, Flicka & Fly.

She loves being outside, particularly walking and horse riding, and also helping out with her in-laws dairy farm and her mum’s beef and sheep.


Laura Bell

Laura Bell

Farm Receptionist

Laura joined our farm team as a part-time receptionist in August 2017. She previously studied at Sparsholt Agricultural College and has lots of receptionist experience, so she is a great addition to our existing team.

Outside of work, Laura is kept very busy looking after her two children, Border Collie, rabbit and guinea pig!


Lindsay Kent

Lindsay Kent

Farm Animal Team

Lindsay joined the large animal team in December 2009. Many people will know Lindsay from her time at Lloyds Bank in Launceston where she worked before joining us.

She has a wide variety of outside interests and particularly enjoys caring for and riding her horses. Lindsay also has 2 dogs, 5 cats and 4 bantams to keep her busy at home.


Alison Davey

Alison Davey

Accounts

Ali joined the Castle Veterinary Group in September 2003 working part-time in the Accounts Department.

Alison’s interests include gardening and cooking (which is much appreciated by the rest of the staff!).


Denise Frain

Denise Frain

Accounts

Denise has been part of the accounts team at Castle Veterinary Group since 2001. She now works part time to help with invoicing and statements.

Outside of work Denise is kept busy looking after her family, horses, dogs and Charolais cattle.


Rob Langley

Rob Langley

Yardsman

Rob joined Castle Veterinary Group at the end of October 2008. He had previously worked on farms in Wiltshire and for a flour mill. Rob has been in Cornwall since 2005 and as well as working at the practice is kept busy by his smallholding, 3 dogs and 2 classic cars.

Rob is a member of Falmouth Coastwatch and is also involved with Motor Rallying.