Emma Prouse - Registered Veterinary Nurse - (RVN) 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.

In her spare time, she is still kept busy with her two teenagers, although she tries to get out running at least three times a week to stay fit.

Alice Jago - 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. 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 (RVN)

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 (RVN)

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.

Ruth has a particular interest in canine behaviour and has completed additional qualifications in this. 

In her spare time Ruth is very active but she also enjoys cosy winter evenings in front of the fire with her hubby and her two cats Diggory and Millie.

Lauren Clement - Registered Veterinary Nurse, (RVN) 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. To further develop her knowledge, she undertook the 'Nurses Certificate in Anaesthesia'. 

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

Michelle Taylor - Qualified 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 has completed her veterinary nurse training, having passed all her exams with flying colours and she is just awaiting her registration. 

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

Amy Larking - Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

Amy joined us end of November 2017. Originally from Sussex, she qualified in 2006 and was working as a night RVN, before she decided to relocate to North Devon, for the lifestyle and beaches, in 2013.

Working part-time, outside of work, she has three dogs, four sheep and her children Fred and Milo keeping her very busy!

Nicola Cullen - Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

Nicola qualified in 2017 from Bicton College, and joined Market Vets in February 2018. She is mainly based in our Barnstaple branch, where she has a keen interest in small animals especially cats.

Nicola moved down to Devon in 1998 with her family from the West Midlands. She now lives on a farm with her horses, alpacas, ducks, chickens and of course her cats.

In her spare time she loves riding around the countryside on her horses and spending lots of time with her feline friends.


Amy Bolton - Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

Amy is one of our Registered Veterinary Nurses mainly based at our South Molton branch. She joined the team in February 2018, having qualified in December 2017 at Bridgewater College. She has a keen interest in laboratory diagnostics at work.

She has recently become the clinical coach for our Student Veterinary Nurse, helping her through her training. 

Amy lives locally with her partner, 2 dogs, 2 cats and some tropical fish. She enjoys being outside and loves a bit of camping!


Rachel Moore - Student Veterinary Nurse

Rachel joined the team in March 2018 and works predominantly at our South Molton branch. She has just started her 1st year of her Veterinary Nursing training after qualifying as a Veterinary Care Assistant.

Outside of work Rachel enjoys competing her horses and helping out at her dad's farm.

Lucy Tucker - Animal Nursing Assistant (ANA) - South Molton & Barnstaple

Lucy joined us in December 2018 having worked at a kennels and as a dog groomer. 

Following her passion for a career ultimately in veterinary nursing, as well as being a huge dog lover, Lucy is currently completing her Veterinary Care Assistant course. 

In her free time, she helps on her family's farm in High Bickington and has two pugs, Ernie Fredrick & Delilah!

Abbie Cole - Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

Abbie joined us in June 2019 after qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse. She mainly works in our South Molton branch but you may see her in Barnstaple from time to time.

Abbie is the proud owner of George a naughty Netherland Dwarf rabbit.

Sophie Priddis - Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

Sophie joined the team in June 2019. She is a local girl who had been studying and working in Bristol for the previous few years but decided she missed the Devon life too much! 

She is mainly based in our Barnstaple branch but you will still see her in South Molton.