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 and David at West Bar in 1988 and is the partner and Director responsible for the companion animal department at West Bar Veterinary Hospital. Richard also works part time for the RCVS the UK's veterinary regulator. Richard heads up the Export Team

Sophie Hanmer DVM MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Sophie is a Partner and Clinical Lead. She grew up near Banbury, attended the Warriner School, Bloxham and joined the team in 2009. Sophie holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and is studying for a Certificate in Small Animal Medicine.

Kate Peissel MAVetMB 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 Practice

Anna Adams BVSc MRCVS

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

Anna joined Clive and David in 1986. Anna works mainly with companion animals.

Emma Cox MAVetMB MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Emma has worked with companion animals since joining the team in 2004. She has a particular interest in small animal medicine. Emma has 3 cats called Leo, Tilly, and Topsy

Carla Shipley BVetMed BSc(Hons) 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 BVetMed MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Hannah has worked at West Bar since 2014 and is a Large Animal Vet. Hannah is completing her Certificate in Bovine Medicine

David Shepherd BVMS MRCVS

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

David joined Clive in the 1980s. Although David retired from the team running the practice he now uses his considerable experience working in a clinical role a couple of days each week. David is also part of the Export Team

Hannah Clifford BA VetMB MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Hannah joined us from Cambridge University in 2017. Hannah works with horses, farm animals and small animals. Hannah is part of the Export Team

Grace Cooper 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 Cummings BVetMed MRCVS

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 and hopes to begin studying for a Post Graduate Certificate soon.

Sam Celeste DVM 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 has a special interest in cancer medicine and is passionate about surgery.

Veterinary Nurses

Alison Brookes RVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Alison is the Head Nurse and has worked at West Bar since 1984.

Emma Tillman RVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Pip Cunningham RVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Maggie Perring RVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Maggie joined West Bar in 2004 and is one of Registered Veterinary Nurses. Maggie is a 'Cat Advocate' and is currently studying for an ISFM Certificate in Feline Nursing.

Jenny Ryan RVN

North Banbury Veterinary Centre

Jenny has worked at West Bar Veterinary Hospital for over 11 years. Over this time she has completed all of her training to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse. Jenny has 2 Jack Russell Terriers, Tinker and Blackie - and 3 cats, Phoebe, Hogie and Stan. Jenny also has a 1 year old corn snake called Rex who belongs to her 6 year old son. Jenny enjoys socialising and trips abroad - especially our West Bar annual trip to Europe!

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. Louise is also qualified as a hydrotherapist.

Mel Boughton RVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

After initially training with West Bar in 2007 Mel qualified and went on to nurse all over the Shires both with small animal's, farm and equine, Mel worked with a different charities. She returned to West Bar in 2017. Mel has an interest in schedule 3 surgery for nurses, behaviour, weight clinics and anaesthesia which and is currently working towards further certification in advanced anesthesia practice.

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 professional services team in 2019 as a Biomedical Scientist in our practice laboratory.

Welcome Team

Hannah Bones

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Vicky Davies BSc

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.

Sophie Bowen

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Sophie joined our reception team in 2021.

Emma Watts

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Emma joined our reception team at West Bar in 2020

Nursing Team

Kate McLaren

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

Kate has worked as an Animal Care Assistant at West Bar since 2005.

Sam Scarlett

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Sam joined our practice in 2020 after moving from my previous practice in Northamptonshire. Sam is a Student Veterinary Nurse and has a keen interest in surgery and anaesthesia.

Office Administration Team

Julie Wickham

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 has worked in the Large Animal Department at West Bar Vets for over 13 years. She adopted Lucky from the Blue Cross animal charity a year ago. In her spare time she likes baking, gardening and going for walks in the country.

Catherine Smith

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Catherine works in the farm department organising visits and putting together drug orders.

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