Laura Waring BVetMed MRCVS
Laura hails from nearby Warwickshire, relocating to Ludlow following graduation from the Royal Veterinary college in 2009. Laura spent four years with the practice back when it was mixed but moved on to pursue her interest in companion animals. After gaining experience with other practices in permanent and locum roles Laura was delighted to return home to Teme vets in early 2017.
Laura has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery, as well as exotic animals particularly rodents. She is currently studying for the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) and hopes to continue developing her knowledge and skills.
Away from the practice Laura's young family keep her busy. In her spare time Laura enjoys getting out in the countryside with her lovely Labrador Holly, scuba diving, partaking in triathlons and tending to the family's cat, 2 hamsters and 2 guinea pigs.
Rosie Beaumont BVetMed MRCVS
Rosie is a born and bred Ludlow girl who saw practice at Teme Vets many times during her training at the Royal Veterinary College, so was delighted when she had the opportunity to join the practice as a fully qualified vet in 2017. Prior to this she had worked in mixed practice in Wales for two years.
Rosie has a particular passion for exotic animals and wildlife medicine and also enjoys soft tissue surgery. She hopes to develop each of these areas within the practice in the future.
Rosie and her vet husband Dan are kept busy at their home in Pudleston with their ever growing menagerie. They currently share their home with Bronwen the lovely lurcher, Bear the crazy cocker spaniel, cats Scarlett and Clarence, horse Limerick, shetland pony Muffin and the chickens (Gilbert, Kray, Whitey and Dumpling!). In her spare time Rosie enjoys riding her horse, playing guitar, drawing and climbing.
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 BVSc MRCVS
Iain qualified from Bristol University in 1989 and after 25 years working in mixed and then companion animal practice in South Shropshire, he finally returned to Teme.
Iain has a huge following of clients who appreciate his calm and compassionate manner and strong empathy with their pets. Iain enjoys the variety that comes with all aspects of working in first opinion small animal practice, particularly getting to know patients better at regular routine appointments.
He is an excellent surgeon and an experienced medic, enjoying the challenge of the more complex cases as well as any local wildlife that arrives at the practice!
Away from work, Iain enjoys sport, alternative music and long distance running in the hills - the further the better! Iain lives just outside of Ludlow, is married with 3 children and has two terriers 'Nutmeg' and 'Clyde' (double trouble!) as well as 2 cats.
Clare Allaway BVM&S MSc
Clare qualified in 1988 and initially worked & travelled abroad, gaining an MSc, teaching at Edinburgh vet school finally settling at Teme Vets in 1997! Clare was partner at the practice between 2004 and March 2022, but is taking a backseat now. Clare enjoys all aspects of small animal practice and has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and emergency & critical care.
Clare loves living in the beautiful nature & countryside we have here. At home, Geert and Clare have somehow accumulated a large menagerie including 2 dogs, cat, sheep and turkeys to keep them entertained. In her free time Clare enjoys walking and gardening. She has now taken up running, yoga and unexpectedly found herself in the gym!
Helen Bracher BVM&S MRCVS
Helen graduated from Edinburgh University in 1988 and after working in small animal and exotic practice in the Midlands she eventually joined Teme Vets in 2014, working now at our Tenbury branch.
Helen has a wealth of experience in small animal practice and puts this to good use in treating all manner of pets including her favourites â€“ cats and guinea pigs! Helen is an accomplished surgeon and has also recently completed an advanced certificate in Emergency Critical Care.
In her spare time Helen enjoys church bellringing, walking her dogs Darwin and Levis, cooking and gardening.
Alex Field VetMB MRCVS
Alex graduated from Cambridge University in 2009 and after a short stint TB testing in Dorset, joined Teme as a mixed practitioner until 2015 when the practice became a dedicated small animal vets.
She now works 2 days a week at our Tenbury surgery and has special interests in ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery and cardiology â€“ being especially proficient at heart scans!
Alex has little spare time as she also helps run the 162-acre sheep and pedigree Angus suckler family farm. A lover of all animals in all shapes and sizes, she also has Llamas, goats and a variety of exotic chickens!
Elisabeth Huntenburg MRCVS
Since graduating in 1989 in Hanover, Germany, Elisabeth initially worked in mixed practices for a few years but then spent most of her career in general Small Animal Practice. She managed her own surgery in Yorkshire for over 14 years. Elisabeth loves the variety of our caseload and enjoys surgery as well as working up interesting medical cases.
Outside of work her menagerie, including 4 goats, Lily, Vicky, Betsy and Mary and our geese, chickens and 2 mischievous cats, Mickey and Perry, keeps her busy. Elisabeth also enjoys playing tennis, walking in our beautiful countryside and arts and crafts in her spare time.
Registered Veterinary Nurses
Laura Parton RVN
Laura qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2018 and has been with the practice since 2014, predominantly working at Tenbury.
She loves cats and is considering undertaking an advanced course with the International Society of Feline Medicine to develop her interests even further.
Laura enjoys client interaction, in particular nurse consultations which can include anything from nail clipping to teaching owners how to inject their diabetic pets with insulin.
Outside of work Laura enjoys baking and being outdoors whether in her garden or walking and camping around the UK.
Zoe Young RVN
Zoe qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2009 and has a wealth of experience that she brings to the nursing team. With a particular interest in cats - Zoe is the founder of 9 Lives cat rescue, a charity that the practice support and work closely with.
As a nurse, the areas she is passionate about include neonatal care, medical nursing, wound management and treating wildlife. She also relishes client interaction and nurse consults, always ready to share her extensive knowledge on cat behaviour amongst other things.
Zoe has a real energy that carries through to the workplace and allows her to juggle the challenging job of a nurse alongside running her charity. When she has time to relax she enjoys Boogie bounce to keep fit and spending time with her family and Sprocker Spaniel 'Blue'.
Ruth Forman RVN
Ruth qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse from Abbeydale in 2019 and has been at the practice for 5 years, working between our Tenbury Wells and Ludlow branches.
Ruth has recently started a certificate in surgical nursing (an additional qualification) to further her interest in the nursing elements of more advanced surgical procedures.
Living in the countryside allows Ruth to keep a menagerie of pets with 3 dogs, 3 sheep, a horse and some chickens currently under her care!
Ruth is also a modest baker and sometimes brings chocolate fudge cake to work if we've been good.
Practice Management Team
Geert Wassink, Financial Manager
Geert studied Animal Science in The Netherlands and worked at Universities in Indonesia, Mexico and closer to home at Glasgow, Reading and Warwick Universities.
On his travels he met vet Clare (Allaway) and together they have two boys, now adults.
They have now settled in beautiful South Shropshire and Geert works as a Financial Manager at the practice. Geert was a partner at the practice from 2018 until March 2022 and, like Clare, has now taken more of a backseat.
In his spare time Geert looks after a small flock of sheep. They also keep pet turkeys and have a cat and 2 dogs. Geert loves walking the dogs in the beautiful countryside that surrounds us. Geert also enjoys playing walking footy.
Colleen Sumner, Practice Administrator at Ludlow
Colleen is our longest serving member of staff having been at the practice for nearly 30 years!
Colleen is the glue that holds the practice together, her previous experience helping her to understand what is needed, where and when to keep things ticking over smoothly and keeping staff and clients happy. Colleen enjoys the variety of her job and likes to keep up to date with clinical decisions by processing all the insurance claims that are submitted.
Outside of work she switches off with her young family and their 2 cats, a tortoise and cockerpoo called Dotty!
Student Veterinary Nurses and Animal Nursing Assistants
Originally from Hungary, Eszter moved to the UK and completed her degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Harper Adams University. She joined the practice in September 2021 and has quickly become a valued and much-loved member of the team. Before completing her Masters she is going to focus on using her specialist Veterinary Physiotherapy skills to help the patients of Teme and has already begun to amas a bit of a following.
As a physiotherapist Eszter is responsible for the rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal diseases and injuries and treats patients who are referred to her by our veterinary surgeons. In a current dual-role as Animal Care Assistant she helps support the vets and nurses in various ways including inpatient care.
In her free time, Eszter enjoys exploring all that England has to offer with country walks and visiting castles her favourite past times. Eszter has a Puli dog who still resides in Hungary but who will hopefully be able to join her in England soon!