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.
Clare is a partner within the practice. Clare qualified from Edinburgh University in 1985 and joined the practice in 1987. Having fallen in love with Shrewsbury and the Shroshire Hills she never wanted to leave.
Clare’s veterinary interests include puppy and kitten development and nutrition, geriatric medicine and chronic pain control, acupuncture, and feline medicine.
In her personal time, Clare enjoys competing in dog agility with her border collies, and walking in the hills.
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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.
He now provides the veterinary care for the RSPCA small animals at Gonsal Farm in Dorrington.
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.
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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
I have been working within the veterinary industry for the past 8 years, spending time in both general practice and referral hospitals. After gaining a degree in animal science I wanted to further my knowledge in the veterinary field, which is the reason I decided to become a veterinary nurse. I enjoy all aspects of nursing from anaesthesia and patient care to running nurse clinics.
I recently moved to Shropshire as having a young family I wanted a more rural lifestyle. I also have a whippet who is loving her walks in the countryside and a British shorthair cat, that loves nothing more than snuggling in front of the fire.
During my spare time (when I am not running around after a 3-year-old) I enjoy keeping active by going for runs, and also enjoys horse riding. I have recently completed a half marathon.
Anna joined us in July having spent the last three years studying a degree in veterinary nursing. Anna is originally from Yorkshire where she grew up on a pig, sheep and poultry farm. She loves all aspects of the countryside and has a keen interest in crafting!
She enjoys gardening in her spare time growing wild flowers to help the bees, and veggies for her self and her partner. She is kept very busy with her six dogs, 2 Labradors (Bran and Kes) 3 spaniels (Dewi and Afon) a lurcher (Brandy) and a Parsons Jack Russell terrier (Pip). She also has two ferrets (Jake and Elwood), a Canary (jock), 6 chickens, tropical fish and a frog!
Anna has a passion for inpatient care and critical care along with geriatric and weight nurse clinics.
Training: BTEC – National diploma in Animal Management
NVQ Level III veterinary nursing
Pets: Budgies, rabbits, canaries, chinchillas, a hand-reared lovebird, chickens, a boxer and a poodle.
Favourite animal: Dogs
Special Interests: Showing dogs, horse-riding, cycling and playing badminton
Memorable moment: Rearing a young hedgehog that was underweight and eventually releasing it back into the wild
Student Veterinary Nurse
Sarah started working at Copthorne Veterinary Clinic in May 2004, having successfully completed a national diploma in animal management at Walford and North Shropshire College.
While working with us, Sarah has completed an NVQ Level II business and administration course, a veterinary receptionist certificate with the Animal Care College and an animal nursing assistant course at Rodbaston College, Stafford.
She is currently studying for an NVQ Level 2 in veterinary nursing at Rodbaston College.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Student Veterinary Nurse Stacey joined us as an animal nursing assistant in 2015, following completion of the BTEC Level III extended diploma in animal management at Walford College. She is currently completing her trainig to become a qualified veterinary nurse.
Stacey is also a qualified trampolining judge, and trained and competed herself for 6 years before volunteering to teach children and share her experiences.
At home, Stacey cares for her cat Millie, rabbits Alec and Buddy, and also helps look after a Cavapoo called Benji.
In her spare time, she likes to play the piano, which she taught herself.
Animal Nursing Assistant
Alisha joined us in February 2013 as an Animal Nursing Assistant. In 2012, Alisha successfully completed a Level III extended national diploma in animal management at Walford & North Shropshire College.
She is kept busy at home looking after her 6 dogs.
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.
Receptionist Lauren Higgins has been working in veterinary practice since 2005, joining the team at Copthorne Vets in 2017.
She has worked in both first opinion and referral practice where she has gained many skills along the way.
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