Michelle Phillips - Practice Manager

Michelle joined the Market Vets team in May 2014. Michelle is a Devon girl who has always worked in a customer service environment. Michelle first joined as part of the reception team where she loved meeting the clients and their pets, from her receptionist position she worked her way up to becoming reception manager and then in 2017, Michelle gained promotion to become Practice Manager. Michelle is responsible for answering queries, the day to day running of the practice, coordinating the vet's diaries, overseeing stock control, as well as many other tasks that are thrown her way!

When Michelle is away from work, she loves to spend time with her family and friends making as many memories as she can.

Jane Burgess - Barnstaple Branch Manager

Jane joined us in January 2009, having moved to Devon from Buckinghamshire. She knows the area well as her horse Zim was kept in Croyde for the last few years of his life.

She is based at Barnstaple where she has taken on the role of Branch Manager, and also enjoys spending time on reception. Since working for Market Vets, Jane has completed a Veterinary Practice Receptionist Course.

In her spare time Jane enjoys walking her excitable Springer Spaniel Bauer, who is quite the comedian!

Fiona Latimer - Receptionist - South Molton

Fiona Joined the Reception team in January 2016 and is based in our South Molton Surgery. She loves greeting all the pets with cuddles and gravy bones, hoping to give them all a good, positive experience whilst visiting!

Fiona has a very naughty Cocker Spaniel called Koopa and a feisty cat called Todd who rules them all! Outside of work she spends a lot of her spare time going to the beach, on coastal walks and exploring different parts of beautiful North Devon. 

Ruth Beaver - Receptionist - Barnstaple

Ruth is one of our receptionists in Barnstaple and joined Market Vets in Feb 2015 after moving from Buckinghamshire. She has experience in customer care, working over 15 years in advertising in both London and Bristol, as well as a degree in Marketing and Psychology.

In her spare time, her young daughter Grace keeps her busy. They both enjoy walking their Cocker Spaniel Mabel and Nanny's energetic flatcoat on the local beaches. 

Ley Doyle - Receptionist - South Molton

Ley is one of our South Molton Receptionists and joined Market Vets in 2004. Ley has gained an NVQ in customer service and has completed other courses to improve her computer skills, learning about animal nutrition and client care.

Ley has a grown up family who are all manipulated by her middle aged cat Macavity!

Karen Hurst - Receptionist - Barnstaple

Karen has worked for Market Vets since February 2015, having transferred from the leisure industry. She has a dog named Marley and two cats named Roman and Sidney.

She loves all animals, great or small and particularly loves cuddles with all the new puppies that come into the practice.

Poppy Waller - Receptionist - South Molton

Poppy joined the practice in June 2014 and completed her Veterinary Care Assistant course at Bridgwater College.

She left for maternity leave and has since returned as part of the reception team.

She spends her spare time with her 16 month old son Henry and helping out on the family farm. Her menagerie of animals including Miniature Shetland ponies, dogs and cats also keep her busy!

Sara Fleischman - Receptionist - South Molton

Sara joined Market Vets in June 2017. Working across both South Molton and Barnstaple branches, she really enjoys meeting everyone's pets.

Based in Braunton, she loves walking her two dogs, Biscuit and Pepper across the Burrows come rain or shine. In her spare time, she enjoys being active, especially running and has impressively run the London Marathon twice to date!!




Heidi Green - Receptionist - South Molton

Heidi has been with us since March 2018 and is based in South Molton.

She loves all animals and has recently taken on a stray duckling and a flock of partridges to rehabilitate. In her spare time she enjoys walking George her Springer Spaniel, particularly at Westward Ho! beach.

Katie Todd - Receptionist - Barnstaple

Katie joined us in our Barnstaple branch in May 2018, working part-time Mon-Fri 8.30am-2pm.

Having gained experience as a Dental Practice receptionist previously, she now splits her time between here and at home with her two young children, who keeps her very busy.

Becky Whelan - Receptionist - Barnstaple

Becky joined our Barnstaple team in December 2018, working full-time.

She gained experience in retail over the last 10 years in Barnstaple. As well as her full-time job, she is also mum to 17 year old James and 11 year old Daisy, who belong to a myriad of clubs, keeping her very busy. The fourth member of this family is Duke, their yellow lab and in her moment of spare time, she likes relaxing at home and walking her dog with the family.