Modern Facilities For Your Pet

At Copthorne Veterinary Clinic, we have excellent veterinary facilities that are designed to provide quality services for dogs, cats and rabbits. Our services are tailored to make your pet’s visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We love to care for your furry friends like they were part of our own family. We won’t treat you like a number. We will work with you and your pet to evaluate your individual situation so that we can come up with a personalised solution that is right for you.

  • Friendly & Dedicated Staff

  • Full Surgical Facilities

  • Experienced Veterinary Surgeons

  • Open 7 Days

Based in Shrewsbury, Copthorne Veterinary Clinic is a vet-run and owned veterinary practice that sets high standards of care for our patients, their owners and our staff. Our veterinarians are experienced in emergency operations and complex surgery procedures. No matter the reason for your visit, you can take advantage of our state-of-the-art veterinary facilities.

Fantastic reasons to choose us:

  • Qualified and experienced vets
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic equipment
  • In-house blood analyser for same day results
  • Comfortable kennel area for hospitalisation and recovery

“Nothing is ever too much trouble and everyone is always cheerful.”

We strive for pet satisfaction! Be sure to check out our multitude of positive reviews on Google and Facebook.

We pride ourselves on our personal approach towards pet care and treatments.

Our great-value service is dedicated to helping your pet enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle. We are a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons accredited practice. This ensures quality in our equipment and services.

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Copthorne Veterinary Clinic’s team have been hand-picked for their clinical experience and ability to provide the highest level of care for our patients. We select among the best talent in the industry to join us!

Richard Morris


Richard studied veterinary medicine at the Liverpool University. Joining the practice in 2002, partner Richard holds advanced certificates in small animal surgery and veterinary anaesthesia, ensuring the best techniques are used in our practice.

Richard also has a special interest in animal welfare. Before joining the practice, he spent time in India treating not only dogs and cats but more unusual animals like elephants and camels.

Eva Corbett


Eva graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2014. She spent four years in mixed practice just over the border in Powys, treating cows and sheep as well as pets, before moving to Copthorne as a dedicated small animal vet.

She is particularly interested in wound management and soft tissue surgery. She provides the veterinary care for the RSPCA small animals at Gonsal Farm in Dorrington.

In her spare time, Eva enjoys getting out and about with her whippet, Molly, as well as still lending a hand back home on the family farm.

Naomi Watson


Naomi qualified at Liverpool University in 2007 having previously completed a zoology degree. She started her veterinary career in Shropshire as a mixed veterinary surgeon treating all animals. After a year in New Zealand, she returned to Shropshire concentrating on small animals and has stayed ever since.

Naomi has undertaken a certificate in advance veterinary practice which included elements of surgery, medicine, and clinical pathology. She has recently started a certificate in animal behaviour and has a special interest in this area along with ultrasound imaging and cytology.

The majority of her spare time is spent fell running locally and further afield.

Emma Morris


Emma qualified from Liverpool university in 1994. Previously working in mixed practice, she has treated both farm animals and domestic pets, and whilst working in India for 2 years she treated more exotic animals, including camels, elephants and monkeys.

Emma is interested in all aspects of veterinary practice but has a special interest in animal welfare and the care of older animals. She is a keen animal lover and has 2 cats, Dora and Boots, a dog, Spangle, a terrapin, Terry James and a tortoise, Mowgli, at home.

As well as being a vet, Emma is married to Richard and has four children, Hazel, Rosie, William, and Iris. She manages two holiday cottages and has a love of hill walking.

Ralph Simpson


Ralph is the newest addition to our veterinary team. He studied veterinary medicine at the University of Nottingham, graduating in June 2021. Prior to studying veterinary medicine, he achieved a degree in Animal Science, also completed at the University of Nottingham.

Ralph has a keen interest in the surgical aspect of veterinary work, especially soft tissue surgery. In his spare time, he likes to go mountain biking, play lacrosse, and go exploring in the local area.

Our team consists of genuine animal lovers who will treat your pet with care and compassion.

They will do everything they can to make sure your pet feels comfortable.

Corinne George

Practice Manager

I joined Copthorne Vets way back in 2001 as a student veterinary nurse! After lots of hard work and fantastic support from all the vets and nurses, I successfully qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2004. I went on to become Head Nurse, continuing to enjoy all aspects of nursing, especially anaesthesia, surgical nursing, and critical care, whilst managing a wonderful and dedicated team of nurses.

In 2010 I made the difficult decision to leave my clinical work behind to become Practice Manager – although with veterinary nursing in my blood I didn’t actually stop consulting until 2018!

My job now involves the day to day running of the practice, which includes ensuring we have a happy team providing outstanding patient care and excellent customer service – a task made easier when your colleagues are more like your family.

Jo Clews

Head Veterinary Nurse

Jo joined the practice in January 2014 as an animal nursing assistant. After studying animal management at Walford College, Jo completed a veterinary care assistant diploma with the College of Animal Welfare. She has worked with horses, and falcons, and spent time training to be a human nurse before deciding that she missed the animals too much, and wanted to work in a veterinary practice.

After spending two years studying Jo successfully completed her training and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2018. She is now part of the nursing team offering nurse clinics and consultations and is particularly interested in theatre nursing.

At home, she cares for her Jack Russell Terrier and 10 chickens.

Sarah Evans

Veterinary Nurse

Sarah started working at Copthorne Vets back in May 2004 and has never looked back. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in July 2021.

She loves working with animals, her interests at work are running weight clinics and organising puppy parties.

Outside work she is a member of Bayston Hill Amatur Dramatics Society and takes part in Bayston Hill pantomime every year

She currently has 2 dogs, 2 cats, 1 rabbit, and 4 Teparins that keep her busy the rest of the time.

Zoe Griffiths

Veterinary Nurse

Zoe has been a familiar face at Copthorne Vets for several years, having spent her student nurse placements with us while studying at Harper Adams University. After graduating with a first in 2021, she joined us as a full-time registered veterinary nurse and general morale booster! Zoe is particularly interested in the surgical side of veterinary nursing.

In her spare time, Zoe can be found helping out at home on her family sheep farm (especially during lambing season!) and playing cricket on the weekends.

Stacey Blakeway

Student Veterinary Nurse & Cat Advocate

Stacey joined us as an animal nursing assistant in 2015, following completion of the BTEC level 3 extended diploma in animal management at Walford College. She soon became a student veterinary nurse and successfully completed her training, becoming a qualified veterinary nurse in March 2022. She is the practice’s cat advocate and ensures that our feline patients’ visits to the practice are as stress-free and enjoyable as possible, with lots of fuss, treats, and feline-friendly protocols. Stacey also enjoys working with rabbits, guinea pigs, and more exotic species and has a special interest in diabetes management.

At home, Stacey cares for her 5 cats Erick, Prince, Grayson Millie, and Harry, as well as rabbits Alec, Buddy, and Boris. She enjoys playing the piano, which she taught herself, and also trains and competes in strongwoman competitions.

Lauren Higgins


Receptionist Lauren has worked in veterinary practice since 2005, joining the team at Copthorne in 2017. She has completed her BVRA gold level award and is now a registered veterinary receptionist (RVR). She also looks after all the insurance claims here at the practice.

At home, Lauren’s interests include falconry and looking after her cats, Minstrel and Pumpkin, as well as her very special rescue pug Martha.  

Laura Davenport


Laura joined us on reception in March 2021, after previously working in a GP surgery as a medical receptionist. She quickly found her feet, always calm and smiling – and it soon felt like she had been one of the team forever!

Laura lives in Shrewsbury with her partner and Leonberger Honey. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, taking trips to the beach, and taking Honey on walks, especially in the beautiful Shropshire hills.

Georgia Cowlishaw


Georgia joined the Copthorne reception team in April 2022 in a part time role. She had previously worked in a veterinary practice as a patient care assistant and slotted straight into our team.

The rest of her time is taken up running around after her little boy, but she also enjoys playing pool and is currently her ladies team captain.


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You can rest assured we always have your pet’s best interests in mind.


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Monday to Friday: 9am-7pm | Saturday: 9am-3pm | Sunday: Closed

Please note our hours may vary due to COVID-19.