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A friendly, family practice providing the highest standards of professional veterinary care


To make an appointment, or if you have any queries, please telephone


01752 700600


01752 690999

Consultations are always by appointment to minimise waiting times (except at The Cabin, our Surgery in Yealmpton, which opens Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10.30-11am).

Lorraine Davis Practice ManagerI have worked for Woodlands since March 1999 having started as a receptionist, moving on to nursing and currently as a Practice Manager. I have most recently gained a Diploma in Management after taking my ILM level 5 Diploma through UMD Professional. I am hoping to go on and achieve the VPMA’s Management Certificate also.

I have always been involved with animals since learning to ride at the age of 4 and qualifying as a riding instructor in 1994. I then went on to start my nursing training in 1997 but never got the chance to complete my training due to relocating.

I now live with my partner, who is a Professional Wildlife Artist and experienced Falconer. We have an ever increasing collection of animals, from a Cat and and 2 Dogs to Falcons, Owls and Hawks, most of which are worked and hunted and others that come to us via Veterinary Practices and the RSPCA as casualties in the hope of rehabilitation. Some of our birds are also used in Education, Instruction & Falconry Courses that my partner teaches. As well as the larger birds, we also take in and hand rear dozens of garden birds & other wildlife, each year ranging from Swifts to Hares and pride ourselves in a good success rate. The most recent addition to our tribe is our hand reared Fallow Deer called “Hazel”. On the rare occasion I have some spare time I enjoy making jewelry and still like to ride as often as I can.

Tracie LoughranI am the Head receptionist at the Hospital in Plymouth. I have worked here since 2002 starting as a part time receptionist working 15 hours per week. I qualified as a riding instructor in my early twenties and at one stage owned 3 horses and taught 7 days a week which certainly kept me busy. I no longer own a horse but still ride on a regular basis. Now my Border Collie “Maddy” keeps me busy requiring lengthy walks daily. This combines my other interest of walking preferably in the mountains of North Wales, the Lakes and Scotland. She is certainly a well traveled dog!

jane hatfield deputy head receptionistI have been a receptionist at Woodlands since July 2001. I am part of a brilliant team who all care passionately about pets and their owners and I feel honoured to work alongside them. Although I like to think of myself as a very experienced receptionist, every day brings a new challenge! However, that is the beauty of the job – no two days are the same and we are constantly learning and updating our skills and knowledge.

I have lived in Ivybridge since 1988 after my husband and I moved here from Kent. Prior to that we lived in Bedfordshire where I worked for Monarch Airlines at Luton Airport. Ivybridge has been a wonderful place to bring up our children with the moors in one direction and the coast in the other. Sadly I was widowed in 2012 but have rebuilt my life and my partner and I love to be out exploring all the amazing towns and countryside in the South West and appreciating what we have on our doorstep. I also love being at home and in my garden. Over the years I built up quite a menagerie of pets but with the arrival of grandchildren in recent years those that I have sadly lost have not been replaced. At present I have one dog, two cats, one guinea pig and two tortoises.

Joanne ClarkeJoanne Clarke

Kelly ColwillI am one of the team of receptionists at the hospital branch, having joined in February 2006. I spend most of my spare time running around after my children and doing the usual ‘mummy’ stuff, like cleaning out the hamster house!

caroline sage I have been working as a receptionist at Woodlands since December 2008. I really enjoy the job as it is a complete change for me as I have always worked with young children either as a nanny or in pre-school.

I live in Plymouth with my 3 grown up children and my Border Terrier “Toby”. In my spare time I enjoy cycling with the local CTC group (Cycling Touring Club). I also enjoy making things with stained glass and have been doing evening classes for the last few years.

Tina TomlinI am a part-time receptionist at Ivybridge. I moved back to Devon after thirty five years of living in Bedfordshire. I enjoy the day to day contact with the animals and owners alike and find my job very satisfying. It is made even more special by working alongside lovely colleagues and friends. However, the job does have a downside as it would be very easy to increase the family dramatically with the four legged variety! I took on an unwanted cat and would love more, but she is very antisocial with other animals.

I previously worked for fifteen years at a dental surgery in Hertfordshire and for the last eight years there I was the practice manager. I was born and bred in South Brent and felt it was time to return to my roots. We have settled in Ivybridge and my youngest son and his wife live just down the road but my older son remains in Bedfordshire with his wife and baby son.

Joanne Kelly

Charlotte Roberts

Ruth Nichols

Karen James

Hayley Ford

Jeni Summers

Marie Bennetts - Admin

Kate Weeks - Pharmacist

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