01584 872147

Emergency Information

Our vets provide a 24/7 emergency service.

Meet the team

The team at Teme meet you and your pets on a daily basis and we get to know you so well. Now it's time for you to learn a bit about us.


Laura Waring

Laura Waring BVetMed MRCVS

I moved to Shropshire after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College and have been here ever since. I enjoy the variety of veterinary practice, no two days are the same. You will mostly find me working at the Ludlow branch. Outside of work my family & pets keep me very busy. I have a Labrador and a naughty little cat that came into the practice as a tiny four week old kitten.

Rosie Beaumont

Rosie Beaumont BVetMed MRCVS

Rosie is originally from Ludlow and often saw practice with us as a student, she has now moved back to the area having spent two years in mixed practice in Wales. Rosie spends the majority of her time at our Tenbury branch and has a particular interest in wildlife and exotic medicine. In her spare time she enjoys bird watching, horse riding, drawing and collecting waifs and strays! She is the proud owner of Bronwen, a lovely lurcher and her two cats Clarence and Scarlett.

James Parton

James Parton BVSc MRCVS

James was born and raised in Ludlow and saw practice with Teme Vets as a work experience student many years ago. After graduating from the University of Liverpool with distinction in July 2012, he spent 6 years in traditional mixed veterinary practice in Wiltshire and then Cheshire, treating a variety of creatures - great and small.

In 2019 he moved back to the area as a locum before joining Teme permanently and now splits his working time between our Ludlow and Tenbury branches.

Having recently completed his Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP), he has now enrolled on a 2-year advanced surgery course and will use this to develop and facilitate his interest in more complex surgery, particularly orthopaedics.

A lover of Rhodesian Ridgebacks, James enjoys exploring local walks with his gentle giant 'Rhaegar' and Pointer-X-Lab 'Ruby'.


Iain Prentice

Iain Prentice BVSc MRCVS

I qualified from Bristol in 1989 and am returning to Teme Vets after 25 years of working in South Shropshire, initially in mixed practice and more recently small animal only. I enjoy the variety of all aspects of GP work, medical and surgical, from familiar dogs and cats through to wildlife, and from the routine visits that allow us to get to know our patients to the more unusual and tricky cases that need more in-depth investigation. Away from work, I enjoy sport, alternative music, and the great outdoors - especially long distance running in the hills, the further the better. I live just outside of Ludlow, married with 3 children, a lurcher and a patterdale terrier, and 2 cats.

Clare Allaway

Clare Allaway BVM&S MSc

After qualifying in 1988 and working & travelling abroad, gaining an MSc, teaching at Edinburgh vet school I finally settled at Temevets in 1997! I was partner at the practice between 2004 and March 2022, but am taking a back seat now. I enjoy all aspects of small animal practice and have a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and emergency & critical care.

I love living in the beautiful nature & countryside we have here. At home, Geert and I have somehow accumulated a large menagerie including 2 boys, 2 dogs, cat, sheep, bees and turkeys. This year we have added turkeys to our list of entertaining pets. In my free time I enjoy walking, gardening & volunteering with the Titterstone Clee Heritage Trust.

Andy Cook

Andy Cook BVetMed MRCVS

Andy is a long-standing member of the team now working working for the practice as a consultant. Andy enjoys internal medicine and the challenge of orthopaedic surgery. In his spare time, he can be found playing a variety of instruments with the folk band Red Madog and looking after his pet sheep.

Helen Priest

Helen Bracher BVM&S MRCVS

Hi I'm Helen. I'm one of the vets and I work mainly in Tenbury and Leominster. I work mainly with dogs and cats but I am also very interested in rabbits, guinea pigs and pet chickens. I share my home with dogs cats rabbits, chickens and quite often a pigeon or two. In my spare time I like walking cooking, gardening and ringing church bells.

Alex Field

Alex Field VetMB MRCVS

Alex is a familiar face at Teme Vets and particularly enjoys ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery and weird and wonderful wildlife. Alex has a very busy life as she also farms a variety of rare breed sheep and pedigree Angus Cattle. Alex also has a huge menagerie of assorted pets which she rescues and when she has some spare time can be found in the garden.

Registered Veterinary Nurses

Pip Davies

Pip Dajavs RVN

Hello, my name is Pip, I have worked at Teme Vets since 2008 and was lucky enough to complete my Veterinary Nursing Diploma here. I have two dogs, Noah and Rubi and two cats Gizmo and Flo. Outside work I enjoy getting out and about with the dogs, taking Noah to agility and beating on our local shoots; Rubi and I attend pug meet up's in Hereford and further afield when we can. In practice I have a keen interest in canine behaviour and am working towards a further qualification in this field.

Laura Parton

Laura Parton RVN

Hi, my name is Laura and I have been working at Teme Vets since 2014. After a year working here I started my Veterinary Nurse Diploma which meant working 4 days a week in practice and attending college one day a week. After lots of hard work and exams I qualified as a veterinary Nurse in 2018.
I am based at the Tenbury practice where I work full time, I love the variety of my job and particularly enjoy getting to know the clients and their pets.
In practice I have a keen interest in cats and am the Cat Advocate for our Cat Friendly Clinic. https://catfriendlyclinic.org/.
In my spare time my interests include baking, travelling and looking after my 2 lovely cats.

Zoe Young

Zoe Young RVN

Hi I'm Zoe, I qualified as a Veterinary nurse in 2009. I love all animals but have a huge passion for cats in particular and am often called the Crazy Cat Lady as I run my own rescue cattery called 9 Lives Rescue from home. When im not at work I enjoy spending time with my two children, husband and my own pets including a very energetic Oriental cat called Mushu and some ex battery hens.

Ruth Forman

Ruth Forman RVN

Hi, my name is Ruth. I am currently in my second year of nurse training. I am mostly based at the Tenbury branch although I spend some time in Ludlow. I have chosen to train at Abbeydale college which is in Monmouth which I attend one day a week. During the week I work full-time, complete my skills log, do assignments and revise! In my time nursing I have realised that it's part of a lifestyle, one of which I am proud to be part of.

My very limited spare time I spend with my horse and dogs. I had the pleasure of offering a lovely collie a home from the surgery and as you can see Skip has settled in as part of the family.

Practice Management Team

Geert Wassink

Geert Wassink, Financial Manager

Hi, I'm Geert and I grew up on a farm in The Netherlands. After studying Animal Science I worked at Universities in Indonesia, Mexico and closer to home at Glasgow, Reading and Warwick Universities.

On my travels I met vet Clare (Allaway) and together we have two boys, now adults.

We have now settled in beautiful South Shropshire and I work as a Financial Manager at the practice. I was a partner at the practice from 2018 until March 2022 and, like Clare, am now taking a back seat.

In my spare time I look after a small flock of sheep. We also keep pet turkeys and have a cat and 2 dogs. I love walking in the beautiful countryside around us.

Colleen Sumner

Colleen Sumner, Practice Administrator at Ludlow

I have worked at Teme vets for many years and really enjoy my job as every day can be different. I am now in a part time administrator role as i have a young family which makes life very busy but has lots of fun and exciting times thrown in. when possible i still enjoy my horse riding and find nothing better than to leave the stresses of the day behind and head along the beautiful shropshire countryside.

Reception Team

Maria Pound

Maria Pound

Hello, I'm Maria. I joined Teme in April 2019 as one of the Receptionists, based in the Ludlow branch. I have two Cockapoos Bella and Rosie and also a crazy cat Nessy, who I rehomed from Teme. My animals mean a lot to me and they are all totally spoilt! I enjoy taking part in fitness, skiing and socialising with friends.

Student Veterinary Nurses and Animal Nursing Assistants

Eszter Tiborcz

Eszter Tiborcz

Hi, my name is Eszter and I joined Teme Vets in September 2021. I am originally from Hungary and I moved to the UK to gain a qualification in Veterinary Physiotherapy which I successfully completed at Harper Adams University. As a physiotherapist I am responsible for the rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal diseases and injuries who are referred to me by our veterinary surgeons. I also help to support the vets and nurses by caring for our in-patients and helping to maintain the practice as an animal care assistant.

In my free time I love visiting castles and exploring the beautiful English countryside which I can hopefully share soon with my sweet puli dog, named after a black hungarian candy called Negró.