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Tim Bebbington BVet Med, MRCVS

Tim Bebbington BVet Med, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon (Director)

Qualified from London in 1989 and has worked in Cornwall and Devon ever since. Tim is a farm vet with particular interests in health planning, dairy nutrition and fertility. He is a director of the Moredun Foundation.

In his spare time his 3 boys and wife, Jane, run him ragged.


Helen Howgill BVet Med, MRCVS

Helen Howgill BVet Med, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon (Director)

Helen qualified in 1994 and joined Castle Veterinary Group later that year. Helen now works on the farm animal side of the practice.


Mark Tucker MA VetMB, MRCVS

Mark Tucker MA VetMB, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon (Director)

Mark has been in practice nearly 30 years, all of it in the South West. He has lived in Tavistock since 1994 and joined Castle Veterinary Group as a mixed vet in 2004, becoming a partner in the business in 2006. Mark’s work is now solely as a small animal vet.

 


Claire Waters BVet Med, CertMA, MRCVS

Claire Waters BVet Med, CertMA, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon (Director)

Claire initially joined Castle Veterinary Group Ltd. in January 2011 for a year and then returned again in September 2012 after moving her entire family across the south of Britain from Essex to Cornwall. Claire had spent many holidays down here and is familiar with the area, so took the opportunity to join our practice when it arose. Claire has a certificate in Veterinary Anaethesia and over 10 years experience working with small animals.

This marks another milestone in the development of Castle Veterinary Group Ltd. because Claire is the first vet to solely work with small animals. This provides continuity for our clients as both Claire and Mark are available most days.


George Henry BVSc, MRCVS

George Henry BVSc, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

George has worked for Castle Veterinary Group since he qualified from the University of Bristol in 2004. George works on both the companion animal and farm animal sides of the practice and has a particular interest in cattle work.

George has many interests outside of his veterinary work which include Walking, Fishing and Brewing


Katherine Daniel BVet Med, MRCVS

Katherine Daniel BVet Med, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Katherine joined us in October 2012.

Katherine works within our Farm Animal team of Vets and runs our popular monthly grass meetings for Dairy Clients.

Outside work she will be found walking her young Lab, Ozzy.


Natalie Maletz, BVetMed, MRCVS

Natalie Maletz, BVetMed, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Natalie joined us as a mixed practice vet in August 2016 after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in London. Natalie had previously spent time with us during her work experience.

Outside of work Natalie enjoys spending time with her Jack Russell dog and taking part in watersports such as windsurfing and canoeing. She also loves travelling and has been to India volunteering in a clinic neutering cats and dogs before spending time relaxing in Goa.

 

 


Joana Silva, MRCVS

Joana Silva, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Joana joined our farm veterinary team in August 2016. She has been working as a farm vet in Portugal since graduating there in 2013.

In her spare time, Joana likes to spend time with her friends and family. She also enjoys listening to music, watching movies and travelling.

 

 


Bekky Hobbs, BVSc, MRCVS

Bekky Hobbs, BVSc, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Bekky joined our farm veterinary team in September 2016 after graduating from Bristol University in June 2016 and spending 5 weeks in New Zealand before starting work.

Prior to going to vet school Bekky worked for many years as a registered veterinary nurse in a mixed practice in Nottinghamshire and decided during vet school that farm was her main area of interest.

In her spare time Bekky enjoys walking her Cocker Spaniel Conker, spending time with family, swimming and competing at motocross. She is also the creator of the most amazing cupcakes!

 

 

 


Richard Hillman, MA, VetMB, MRCVS

Richard Hillman, MA, VetMB, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Richard graduated from Cambridge in 1984. After a year in Wales he joined Luxstowe vets in Liskeard and became a director.

When Luxstowe gave up their farm work in May 2017, Richard joined the Castle Vets farm veterinary team.

Outside of work he enjoys golf, walking the dogs and is an avid football fan, especially Chelsea!

 

 


Graca Oliveira, MRCVS

Graca Oliveira, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Graca graduated in 2011 in Portugal. After graduating she moved to South Africa and started working with a range of different animals. In the very hot summer months Graca would come to England to work as locum vet in mixed practices before settling here permanently and joining the Castle Vets farm vet team in June 2017.

 

 


Jessica Montgomery, BVSc, MRCVS

Jessica Montgomery, BVSc, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Jess graduated from Bristol in June 2016. Originally working with Luxstowe Vets, Jess came to work with Castle Vets in July 2017 after Luxstowe ceased farm veterinary work.

After graduating Jess spent time volunteering at a charity clinic in the Cook Islands. Jess enjoys all aspects of mixed practice but has a particular interest in emergency medicine and critical care. Outside of work Jess enjoys running on the moors, camping and travel.

 

 


Emmeline Robinson, BVetMed MRCVS

Emmeline Robinson, BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Emmeline joined Castle Vets as a mixed vet in October 2017 having qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London.

 


Matt Stancombe, BVSc, MRCVS

Matt Stancombe, BVSc, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Matt joined us as a full-time farm animal vet in December 2017 along with his wife Jo who is a mixed animal vet.

Matt qualified in New Zealand in 2010. He worked as a dairy vet in Taranaki, New Zealand, for 6 years before taking a sabatical to do locum work in the UK and travel Europe.

Besides travel, Matt also enjoys sport, technology, photography and hiking.

 


Jo Stancombe, BVSc, MRCVS

Jo Stancombe, BVSc, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Jo joined us in December 2017 along with her husband Matt. Jo is a mixed animal vet but will be primarily working with our small animal team while she is here.

Jo graduated in New Zealand in 2010 and since then she has been working in mixed practice in a rural area on the west coast of the North Island, New Zealand.

 

In her spare time, Jo enjoys playing netball, hiking and exploring the outdoors. She also loves travelling and is excited about discovering the Cornish countryside while she is here!

 

 


Eddie Melinte, MRCVS

Eddie Melinte, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Eddie joined us as a full-time TB tester in May 2017. Originally working with Luxstowe Vets, Eddie came to work with Castle Vets when Luxstowe ceased farm veterinary work.

 

 


Vlad Ionescu, MRCVS

Vlad Ionescu, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Vlad joined us as a full-time TB tester in December 2017.

Vlad graduated in 2015. He comes from a farming background taking care of 250 sheep and 2 horses.

His hobbies are watching sports, farm machinery and he also enjoys cooking.