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Nursing Team

Kathy Downs RVN

Kathy joined the practice team in April 2013. Kathy qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in July 2002 and has over 20 years nursing experience. Kathy runs the practice’s Nursing Clinics at our Bovey Tracey branch. Kathy also trains student Veterinary Nurses. In her spare time she keeps a small holding breeding and rearing free range sheep, pigs, poultry and growing vegetables. Kathy is currently training towards an Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) qualification.

Tracy Laban ANA

Senior Animal Nursing Assistant

Tracy came into nursing having studied for a HND in Animal Management at Sparsholt Agricultural College. Tracy joined our nursing team at our Bovey Tracey branch in 2005, following 15 years of nursing experience. Tracy has a special interest in clinical nursing. She has two cats “Halle & Smiffy” and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier “Ruby” who she rehomed from Foredowne Kennels.

Rebecca Reynolds ANA

Becky came to us in 2005 as a work experience student and since joined us as a permanent member of the practice team. Becky works at both the Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead branches.
Becky gained her ANA qualification in 2008 and is a commited member of the Moorgate team.

Beth Richardson ANA

Beth joined our nursing team at the Bovey Tracey branch in July 2018 following the completion of her Animal Nursing Assistant course at Bicton College. She previously volunteered for The Blue Cross animal rehoming centre and is an active member of the Bovey Tracey Carnival Committee. At home Beth has two cats, Merlin and Misty, several rabbits and a guinea pig.

Debbie Gifford ANA

Debbie joined us in 2007 and gained her ANA Qualification in 2010. Debbie works at the Moretonhampstead and Bovey Tracey branch. Debbie is from a farming family, so has many pets including “Twiz” her Jack Russell Terrier. Debbie is currently training towards an Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) qualification. Debbie is currently on maternity leave after giving birth to her little girl Alison in May and is due to return in January 2019.


India Perkins VCA

India joined our nursing team at the Bovey Tracey branch in August 2018. She is currently attending South Devon College one day a week, working towards her Veterinary Nurse Assistant qualification. India has hands on experience working at a veterinary practice previously and outside of work enjoys horse riding and socialising with friends. India has several cats, Socks, Garfy and Basil and Dexter the Jack Russell.