Emma Prouse - Registered Veterinary Nurse - Head Nurse

Emma qualified in 1992, and joined Market Vets in November 2010. Coming from a mixed practice background, she now mainly concentrates on small animal nursing. She heads up our team of nurses across both branches.

Emma moved back to her home town of Barnstaple 13 years ago. In her spare time, she is kept busy with her two children, although she trys to get out running at least three times a week to stay fit and be able to keep up with them!


Alice Allbrook - Bsc(hons) Registered Veterinary Nurse, ISFM Cert FN - Deputy Head Nurse

Alice graduated from Hartpury College in 2010 with a Bsc (hons) in Veterinary nursing science. She spent her initial years in Bristol working in referrals as a feline dedicated nurse. During this time she gained her "advanced certificate in feline friendly nursing" achieving a distinction.

Following a career break to travel, she has since moved back to her home village of Umberleigh and joined the team here at Market Vets in April 2015. Recently engaged, her hard work and dedication has paid off, with a promotion to Deputy Head Nurse across both branches whilst heading up the nursing team on a day-to-day basis in Barnstaple.


Heather Kingdon - Registered Veterinary Nurse

Heather qualified in 1994 after training at Bicton College of Agriculture. Born into a farming family, she has spent her life working with animals. She also has a keen interest in wildlife and the countryside.

Heather works part time, so she can give time to bringing up her children Carly and George.


Ruth Lovell - Registered Veterinary Nurse

Ruth joined us in September 2011 as a Veterinary Care Assistant. She attended Bridgwater College one day a week to be become a Registered Veterinary Nurse, and is now a key member of the Nursing team.

In her spare time Ruth is very active, coaching and playing volleyball for the Academy of Beach Sports but she also enjoys cosy winter evenings in front of the fire with her hubby and her two cats Diggory and Millie.


Lauren Butler - Registered Veterinary Nurse, DipVN

Lauren moved from Surrey to Devon in 2011 and joined the practice as a Veterinary Care Assistant in 2012. She began her Veterinary Nurse training in 2013 and qualified in December 2015.

Outside of work, Lauren enjoys spending time with her partner, Bella their dog and Willow their cat!


Sarah Woolley - Registered Veterinary Nurse

Sarah joined Market Vets nursing team after qualifing as a RVN in February 2015. She particularly enjoys learning about animal behaviour and also enjoys her time as a ward nurse.

She spends her spare time enjoying the countryside, exploring (and getting lost) with her partner and walking her rescue chocolate Labrador, Elsie.


Michelle Taylor - Student Veterinary Nurse

Michelle, known as Shelley in the practice joined us in August 2016, although she had been with us for many months prior to this on work experience while studying her diploma in animal management.

She is now training to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse having followed her  passion for a career in veterinary nursing.

In her free time Shelley loves spending time surrounded by her family and friends as well as all her furry pets! 


Clair Tindle - Veterinary Care Assistant