We are a small animal practice in Exeter, first established in 1976. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care.
Practice Manager, Head Nurse and Pet Bereavement Support Practitioner
Kirsty has been working at Raddenstiles since 2003 and is the head nurse, practice administrator, practice manager and clinical coach. Her interests are dentistry, surgery, radiography and medical care. She has a special interest in ensuring the wellbeing of our clients and is a pet bereavement support practitioner.
Kirsty works alongside some of the other nurses and vet Emily Parr running our laser clinics. She also has a level three qualification in feline and canine behaviour (pet ethology) with COAPE.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her daughter and partner Luke, and working with sled dogs. She has worked as an emergency nurse at a sled dog event at the Forest of Dean and at British Sleddog Sports Federation events. Kirsty has an Alaskan Malamute herself. She supports the charity Huskies In Need; a dedicated rescue charity.
Hayley Holding RVN BSc (Hons)
Hayley joined Raddenstiles in 2008 as a student veterinary nurse and went on to qualify as an RVN in November 2008. She also graduated from Hartpury College, University of West of England, with a BSc (Hons) degree in veterinary nursing science. Hayley enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing and has a special interest in surgical nursing, orthopaedics and diagnostic imaging. She has also completed a BSAVA vet nurse merit award in diagnostic imaging and is looking to complete a BSAVA vet nurse merit award in surgical nursing in the near future. Outside of work Hayley enjoys walking her dog, Poppy, with her husband, going to exercise classes at the local gym and ballroom dancing.
Claire Teagle RVN
After starting in practice in 1998, Claire qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2005. She spent many years working in both first opinion and referral practices before moving to Devon and joining Raddenstiles in 2016. Her particular interests include nurse clinics, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and inpatient care. In her spare time Claire enjoys photography, baking and cycling, but most of all exploring Devon and its lovely coastline with her little dog Nellie and enjoying life by the sea! She also goes to scent work classes with Nellie and competes in trials across Wales and England.
Jennifer Terry RVN
Jennifer qualified a veterinary nurse in 2010. She was a newly qualified nurse when she moved from Essex to Devon and has been at Raddenstiles Veterinary Surgeons ever since. Jennifer has completed the ISFM diploma in feline nursing and we are currently trying to make Raddenstiles a friendlier practice for cats. Her particular interests are nurse clinics, especially the weight clinics which she has been mainly responsible since 2011. In 2017 Jennifer was made a senior veterinary nurse and she is enjoying taking on more responsibility within our practice.
Jade Arundel DipRVN
Jade has been a qualified nurse since 2012 and has been working for Raddenstiles since January 2016. She thoroughly enjoys her role in private practice as previously she worked for a veterinary charity. Whilst working for three years for the charity she experienced many cases she would not normally see in everyday practice. It was a great learning curve and Jade definitely feels it developed her nursing skills immensely. Jade helped out with a lot of wildlife cases through rehabilitating and releasing. She also helped with education and fundraising events for the charity. Having moved down from the hustle and bustle of Bristol, Jade is finding Sidmouth life relaxing and enjoyable. She has two dogs named Alfie and Evie and two cats, Bailey and Gracey, who are also enjoying living here. Outside work she loves exploring new walks with her dogs and spending time with her family and friends.
David Harris RVN
From a young age David knew he wanted for follow a career as a veterinary nurse. His pathway into the veterinary industry initially started at Aberystwyth University, where he graduated with a BSc (Hons) equine science. Following a year or two within this field David then trained as a veterinary nurse at Usk Veterinary Centre. He has now accumulated over a decade’s worth of experience, including a non-clinical role of sales and technical support. David has a keen interest in surgical nursing, wound management and nutrition health, the latter of which he has been awarded a Cert CFHNut (RQF level four) certificate in for canine and feline veterinary health nutrition. His spare time is often spent with his German Shepherd, Shadow, exploring new areas either walking or mountain biking - however he also says you cannot beat a lazy day sat by a pond fishing and watching the world go past.
Nikki Pankhurst RVN FdSc
Nikki graduated from Plymouth University with a foundation degree (FdSc) in veterinary nursing and joined the Raddenstiles team in 2014. Prior to this she completed her veterinary nurse training in a mixed practice in Cornwall. Nikki has an interest in inpatient care and anaesthesia and is currently studying towards a certificate in emergency and critical care. In the future she would like to expand her knowledge of nursing exotic patients. Nikki also assists in the running of the weight clinics within the practice and has recently become a Royal Canin Weight Management Counsellor. Outside of work she enjoys being out and about with her Sprocker Spaniel, Wispa - normally on the beach!
Patient Care Assistant
Nicky qualified as an animal nursing assistant from Bicton College in 2015 and joined Raddenstiles in April 2017 as an auxiliary nurse. She has three cats: Nook, a Havana/Siamese who is adorably inquisitive, lovable Lilly a beautiful grey Moggie and Duster, a Blue Russian cross who has the most beautiful light green/grey alien eyes and moves like a stealth ninja! In her spare time Nicky runs her own business called ‘For the LoVe of Photography’, her preferred subjects being portraits of animals – in particular horses – children of different cultures and fashion shoots. Nicky’s hobbies include travelling and experiencing different cultures, horse trekking, hiking and chilling with a book.