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.
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.
Dominique Ennew RVN
Dom is a rising star within our nursing team having recently qualified as an RVN from Bridgwater College with a Merit Award after joining Raddenstiles from another CVS practice in Taunton. She has a special interest in patient consultations and particularly weight clinics. She has an enormous Akita called Rollo.
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!
Alison Weekes RVN
Ali joined the team at Raddenstiles in October 2018. Before qualifying as an RVN in 2014 she graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare and has volunteered helping injured monkeys in Costa Rica and assisted with an elephant conservation project in Sri Lanka. Since becoming a registered nurse, Ali has worked in both small animal and mixed practice and is now continuing to pursue her interest in animal behaviour by working towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Animal Behaviour. In her spare time, Ali enjoys training her Spaniel, Ted in agility.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Carolyn joined Raddenstiles as an SVN following a decision to call time on a successful career in marketing to pursue her passion and ambition to work with animals. Carolyn has a particular interest in caring for our in-patents and has a menagerie of animals at home, including 50,000 bees.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Tia Joined Raddenstiles from another practice in Exeter and will support our nursing team as an SVN where she will be given the opportunity to learn from their vast knowledge and experience. Tia’s has a keen interest in surgery and anaesthesia. Her family have always had pets at home and she and her partner recently adopted a hamster!!