Team 2018-09-06T14:07:56+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 (14) and Seth (12), Bear a 6 year old Miniature Labradoodle, Ellie an Australian Miniature Labradoodle puppy and 3 pet sheep called Tillykins, Luna and FG!

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 (14) and Seth (12) 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, a fearless and naughty Australian Miniature Labradoodle puppy called Ellie and 3 pet sheep called Tillykins, Luna and FG!

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. She has since been joined by another Staffie called Max.

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 and a crazy Bengal cat called Lunar.

I’m now in my 2nd year of studying to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

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 a couple of years. I have 2 dogs of my own: Bobby (a Cairn terrier) and Jazz (a Bichon/Poodle cross).

In September 2018 I’m starting to study to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

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 Joey.

Mark Etheridge

Ph.D. in Conservation Ecology, PGCE, BSc (Hons) Zoology

I grew up and went to school in Suffolk. I studied at Aberystwyth University on the Welsh coast. I’ve had a variety of jobs and volunteer positions that have given me the opportunity to travel to Namibia, Arizona (USA) and Central Mongolia working with Cheetah, Tigers, Grizzly Bears, Wolves and a variety of birds of prey.

Sarah Winter

Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management

I was born in Essex, moving to Suffolk when I was young and went to Farlingaye High School. I then studied Animal Management at Otley College. I worked for the RSPCA and prior to that worked for 3 years at a veterinary practice in Ipswich.

I have two dogs at home – Jessie who is 11 years old and Scamp who is 19 years old! I also have two tortoises and avarian birds.

I’m currently working towards completing a Level 2 Certificate in Assisting Veterinary Surgeons in the Monitoring of Animal Patients Under Anaesthesia and Sedation.

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.

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