Team 2017-02-10T13:34:59+00:00

The Team

Brian Faulkner

BSc (Hons), BVM&S, CertGP(SAM), CertGP(BPS), MBA, MSc(Psych), MRCVS

I grew up on a farm in Northern Ireland before going to Edinburgh Vet School.

I was Petplan Vet of the Year in 2008, having been runner-up in 2007 whilst working at my former surgeries around the Woodbridge – Framlingham area.

Alongside my clinical work I am also a honorary lecturer at Nottingham University Vet School and vice chair at the European School of Veterinary Post graduate studies.

I speak regularly at all the UK veterinary conferences.

My wife Georgia grew up in Suffolk and together we have Freya (12) and Seth (10), Bear a 5 year old Miniature Labradoodle and now a lamb called Tillykins!

Luis Sainz-Pardo


I qualified 22 years ago and have worked in the UK for my entire career. I ran my own practice in the Midlands for over ten years.

Alongside my clinical work, I work with European vets helping them to integrate successfully into UK veterinary practices.

After just a week of working at Saxon Vets, I fell in love with Suffolk and have now moved my home here from Oxfordshire.

Georgia Faulkner

MBA, MA (Hons)

I grew up in Suffolk and went to University in Edinburgh, where I met Brian.

After a few years working as a Management Consultant in Birmingham and London, we had Freya (12) and Seth (10) and I gave up the long commutes, joining Brian’s previous veterinary surgery as Practice Manager. I am known as the “Spreadsheet Queen” and even have one to organise my Christmas shopping!

We have a very affectionate Miniature Labradoodle called Bear and a rescued lamb called Tillykins!

Sarah Davis

Level 3 National Diploma in Animal Management, Level 2 C&G in Veterinary Medicines, Level 2 C&G Certificate in Assisting Veterinary Surgeons in the Monitoring of Animal Patients Under Anaesthesia and Sedation

I grew up and went to school in Kesgrave, then went on to complete my National Diploma at Otley College.

I have worked regularly with animals over the past 6 years, spending 2 years volunteering at the RSPCA centre, a year working as a kennel maid at another veterinary practice and then working in a pet store.

I have rehomed a rescued red Staffie called Ruby and in my spare time I take her to a behaviourist and to training sessions to help her get over various behavioural problems.

Lucy Pitcher

NVQ Level 1 and 2 in Animal Care, Level 2 C&G Certificate in Assisting Veterinary Surgeons in the Monitoring of Animal Patients Under Anaesthesia and Sedation

I grew up and went to school in Woodbridge. I joined Saxon Vets almost by accident – being in the right place at the right time!

I have a dog called Golly, a crazy Bengal cat called Lunar and now have a horse called Bobby on loan.

Molly Patchett

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management

I grew up locally and went to Farlingaye school in Woodbridge. I then went to Otley College and completed my Diploma in Animal Management. I have a lot of experience managing dogs, having worked in a dog centre for the last couple of years. I have 2 dogs of my own: Bobby (a Cairn terrier) and Jazz (a Bichon/Poodle cross).

Gemma Cannell

National Certificate in Animal Care Level 2 and Advanced National Certificate in Animal Care Level 3

I grew up in Witnesham and went to school in Claydon. I then went on to Otley College to complete my Animal Care certificates. I worked in the pet retail sector for 5 years and then followed in Sarah’s footsteps and joined Saxon Vets!

I particularly like small pets and have two Dwarf Lop rabbits called Mabel and Millie and a gerbil called Squidge. I also ‘share’ a dog called Shep with my Mum.

Charlotte Macgowan

I was born and brought up in Melbourne, Australia.   When we moved to the UK, we brought our 3 dogs, 2 horses, cockatoo and cat along with us.

I recently spent nearly 2 years living and working in Spain and I still help find new UK homes for dogs from a shelter in southern Spain.

I love going for walks with my 2 dogs, little girl and 2 rescue cats (who follow us everywhere no matter how long we walk) – they think they are dogs and hate fellow pussycats with a passion!

I am currently studying for the Animal Nursing Assistant qualification.