West Bar Veterinary Hospital
19 West Bar, Banbury, Oxon OX16 9SA
Telephone us (24 hours) on: 01295 262 332

Our Team

Meet our fantastic team.

Our team continues to develop so we are always looking for new members who would fit in to join us. To see our current openings click here.

Veterinary Surgeons

Clive Madeiros BVetMed MRCVS

North Banbury Veterinary Centre, West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Clive is the senior partner at West Bar. As well as working at the practice he carries out consultancy work both in the UK and Internationally. Clive is well known and respected for his work with birds and usually consults at our North Banbury Branch on Southam Road. Clive is also an RCVS riding school inspector and listed in the UK Register of Expert Witnesses.

Richard Byrne BVetMed MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury, Woodford Halse Veterinary Surgery

Richard joined Clive at West Bar in 1988 and is the partner and Director responsible for business management at the practice. He heads up the Export Team. Richard also works part time for the RCVS the UK's veterinary regulator.

Sophie Hanmer DVM GPCertSAS MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Sophie is a Partner and Clinical Lead. She joined the team in 2009. Sophie holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and is studying for a Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine.

Kate Peissel BA(Cantlab) Vet MB MRCVS

Courtyard Vets, Southam, West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Kate joined the practice in 1988. Kate does both large and small animal work within the practice. Kate and Hannah Church oversee the Large Animal department

Anna Adams BVSc(Hons) MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury, Woodford Halse Veterinary Surgery

Anna joined the practice in 1986. As well as working at West Bar, Anna also covers our Woodford Halse branch.

Emma Cox MA Vet MB MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Emma has worked with companion animals since joining the team in 2004.

Carla Shipley BVetMed BSc MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Carla has worked at West Bar since 2013. Carla works with companion animals and assists the practice Management Team.

Hannah Church Vet Med Bsc MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Hannah has worked at West Bar since 2014 and is a Large Animal Vet. Hannah leads the Large Animal Department and holds a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Bovine Medicine

Hannah Clifford BA Vet MB MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Hannah joined us from Cambridge University in 2017. Hannah is one of our mixed practice vets and is studying for her Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice.

Grace Cooper BSc (Hons) BVetMed MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Grace joined the practice in 2019 from the Royal Veterinary College in London. Grace works with both large and small animals and is a member of the Export Team

Charlotte Maskery BVetMed (Hons) MRCVS

Courtyard Vets, Southam, West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Charlotte joined our team from the Royal Veterinary College, London. in 2020. She works as a small animal vet. Charlotte has a special interest in Animal Behaviour and is studying for an Advanced Diploma in Applied Animal Behaviour

Sam Celeste MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Sam qualified as a vet in Brazil in 2008 and moved to the UK in 2016. She joined our veterinary team in 2022. Sam is studying for a Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery

Jessica Kenyon BVetMed MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Jess joined west bar in 2022.

Sam Higgs BVSc MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Sam joined west bar in 2023, after previously working as a mixed practice vet in Wales. Sam is studying for a post graduate certificate in Small Animal Surgery.

Sam Bracke BVSc MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Sam Joined west bar in 2023.

Veterinary Nurses

Alison Brookes RVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Alison joined West Bar in 1984, and qualified as a Registered Veterinary nurse in 1988, Alison is now our HR Manager.

Emma Tillman RVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Emma is the Nurse Manager and responsible
for the running of the nursing team.

Pip Cunningham RVN BA (Hons)Ed

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Pip is a qualified RVN.

Steph Chambers-Heath RVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Steph joined the practice in 2014, she qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2019.

Maggie Perring RVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Maggie joined West Bar in 2004 and is one of our Registered Veterinary Nurses. Maggie is a 'Cat Advocate'.

Jenny Ryan RVN

North Banbury Veterinary Centre

Jenny has worked at West Bar Veterinary Hospital for over 11 years. She is a qualified Veterinary Nurse.

Louise Walden RVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Louise is one of our Registered Veterinary Nurses and has worked at West Bar since 2013.

Mel Boughton RVN NCertAnaes (NSG)

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Mel joined west bar in 2007, she is a registered veterinary nurse and holds a certificate in advanced anaesthesia practice.

Kat Smith RVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Professional Support Staff

Becci Willis BSc (Hons) Laboratory Manager

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Becci has worked at West Bar since 2014. Becci is a biomedical scientist and is responsible for running our large in house laboratory.

Megan Williams BSc

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Megan joined our team in 2019 as a Biomedical Scientist in our practice laboratory.

Welcome Team

Hannah Bones

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Hannah joined the practice in 2016 and works in the welcome team, she also deals with insurance claims.

Vicky Davies

Woodford Halse Veterinary Surgery

Vicky graduated with an animal biology degree in 2012. She joined West Bar in June 2016 and is our nursing assistant and receptionist at the Woodford Halse branch.

Sam Scarlett

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Sam joined our practice in 2020. Sam is a member of our welcome team.

Gemma Thorne

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Gemma joined the team at West Bar in 2022.

Emma Finch

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Emma joined the practice welcome team in 2023.

Sue Hazelwood

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Sue joined the welcome team in 2019.

Lucy Eden

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Lucy joined the practice in 2024 and it a member of our welcome team.

Nursing Team

Hayley Makepeace TVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Hayley joined west bar in 2023 and is currently studying for her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.

Jess Herron TVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Jess joined the practice in 2023 and is currently studying for her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.

Emma Bignell TVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Emma joined west bar in 2023.

Meg Walker TVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Meg joined the practice in 2024, and is just about to qualify as a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

Office Administration Team

Julie Samways

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Julie has worked at West Bar Vets for over 20 years and is our Practice Manager.

Paula Faulkner

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Paula started at West Bar in 1998 and works as an administrator in the Farm Department.

Catherine Smith

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Catherine works as an administrator in the Farm Department.

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