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Veterinary surgeons

Dewi Jones BVSc, GPCert (FAP), MRCVS

Dewi graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1995, and after spells working in Mid and North Wales, joined the Practice in 2000, and became a Partner in 2004. He currently leads our Large Animal team and has a particular interest in cattle fertility and surgery. He is not averse to the smaller animals who walk through our doors, especially gundogs, and enjoys emergency medicine.

His interests outside of work include rugby and birdwatching, as well as watching his two girls grow up far too quickly!

Dewi is a former Vet of the Year nominee and we’re hoping that over the next few years, we can improve on this.

Lisa Trowbridge


Lisa has wanted to be a vet from the moment she was old enough to be asked, and after qualifying from Bristol University, has specialised in Small Animal Practice. Lisa takes enormous pleasure in the variety of patients she sees, and is extremely popular with our Clients, having built up longstanding relationships with many of them over her 19 years at the Practice. She has had her fair share of excitement at work, rescuing cats from bore holes and finding gold rings in places they shouldn’t be!

When she can, Lisa relaxes at home or in the garden in the company of her husband and two grown up children, her dog and her rescue cat Meg. Lisa is also a former vet of the year nominee on a number of occasions. Lisa enjoys raising money for charity and has entered the 'Moonwalk' to raise money for cancer research a number of times.

Alice Hall


Alice graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1993 and has been at the Practice since July 1995. Her primary interests are cardiology and ophthalmology, though she splits her time between livestock and companion animal healthcare, enjoying the wide variety of patients she gets to meet.

Alice can often be seen at work accompanied by her dog Samantha and weather permitting, likes long walks at the weekend with her too. If Alice feels the need for more adventure, the summer season will often see her sailing or boogie boarding around the Isle of Wight.

Alice is a member of St Pauls Church and is a licensed lay minister which means she conducts some services and preaches . Together with her big family, she has 10 nephews and nieces, her ministry work and her pets, we wonder how she has time to come to work!

Rachel Franks


Rachel qualified from Cambridge in 2003 and has been at our practice since August 2007 as a mixed practice vet. In 2008 Rachel completed the Certificate in Dairy Cattle Practice and now enjoys spending time in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, assisting our various farm clients, as well as tending to her companion animal patients back at the branch surgeries.

Rachel’s love of the outdoors extends to her hobbies too, and her weekends are often full of sailing, mountain biking, horse riding and running. When work permits she’s an avid traveller and if she can combine this with skiing, trekking and scuba diving, then so much the better.

Elisabeth Perrott


Liz qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, in 2003.  Liz also holds a BSc in Veterinary Pathology.  After working in Stroud for 2 years, she joined the Practice in November 2005 and now concentrates specifically on companion animals. Liz holds a General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and is particularly interested in all aspects of wound management.

Liz is an accomplished rider, and enjoys competing with her horse Blush. When she does relax at home, she enjoys listening to music or curling up with a good book in the company of her husband, Millie the Labrador and her cat Thunder. In January 2013 Liz and her husband welcomed the arrival of their first child, a beautiful little girl called Ursula Ruth.

Jane Lovelock


As a 14 year old, Jane worked as a ‘Saturday Girl’ at the practice, and once she qualified in 2009, decided she liked us enough to come back and stay. Jane particularly enjoys small animal medicine and has a keen interest in preventative healthcare, especially in cats. Jane adopted a stray kitten named Taz in 2009 and hopes to help the practice work towards achieving ‘cat friendly’ accreditation.

Jane has started studying for her Certificate in Small Animal Medicine which is a 3 year course, so this will keep her busy until 2017! 

Lissy Seidel


Lissy qualified longer ago than she cares to remember from Munich University in Germany. The 3 years she spent on her PhD in molecular allpathology convinced her that science wasn't for her - not enough animal contact!       

She has lived and worked in the UK since 1989 and worked mainly with small animals and horses.  Her special interest is in all things complementary - acupuncture, chiropractic, physiotherapy and natural management including nutrition.

Lissy likes to get her adrenaline fix jumping large hedges when team chasing her horses - ridden in a bitless bridle and barefoot (the horses, that is, not Lissy!) and has been at the pinnicle of her sport, having won the National Team Chasing Championships in 2011.

Andy Rose


Andy graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011. Before joining us in September 2015,  he has spent time working at mixed practices in Mid Wales and Somerset. Andy enjoys all aspects of veterinary work but has special interests in cattle nutrition and small animal surgery.

Outside of work Andy lives with his wife Katy and their 2 cats. He loves to be outside – enjoying hill walking, rock climbing and mountain biking.

Laura Newton

Bsc Hons, BVSc (Hons) MRCVS

Laura qualified from the University of Bristol in 2006 with degrees in Veterinary Science and Animal Behaviour and Welfare.  After working at a mixed practice in Worcestershire for 2 years, she travelled to South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia for 6 months.

On her return, she settled in Northumberland with her husband Tom, working in small animal practice, before moving to Wiltshire in February 2015.  Laura enjoys all aspects of small animal care but has particular interests in ultrasound imaging and dentistry.

Her two young children keep her pretty busy but in her spare time she enjoys walking, playing the piano, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Emma Ball


Emma graduated with distinction from the University of Bristol in 2016 and before joining Garden Veterinary Group enjoyed taking a few weeks exploring Brazil.

Emma is looking forward to diving into an exciting mix of small and large animal work.  Her passions include farm animal medicine, veterinary pathology and neurology.

In her spare time Emma enjoys making the most of the beautiful surrounding countryside and will probably be seen walking or jogging around the local area.

To relax, Emma likes nothing more than spending time with her family and friends on the water at her home town sailing club and is eager to join the local team.

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