Emma Prouse - RVN - Head Nurse

Emma qualified in 1992, and joined Market Vets in November 2010.

Coming from a mixed practice background she mainly concentrates now on small animal nursing.

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) RVN, 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.


Heather Kingdon - 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 - 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.
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 - 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.

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


Sarah Wooley - RVN

Sarah joined Market Vets nursing team after qualifing as a RVN in February 2015, She particularly enjoys learning about animal behaviour and aslo enjoys her time as a ward nurse.  She spends alot of her spare time enjoying the countryside walking her rescue chocolate Labrador and Staffie Cross.


Poppy Hall - Animal Care Assistant

Poppy joined the Practice in June 2014 and now attends Bridgewater College one day a week to complete her Veterinary Care Assistant Qualification.

In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog and showing her miniature Shetland ponies


Michelle Taylor - Veterinary Care Assistant

Michelle, known as Shelley in the practice is the newest member and joined us in August 2016, although she has been with us for many months prior to this on work experience while studying her diploma in animal management. She is now training as a veterinary care assistant with a great 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!