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.


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 Teme Veterinary Practice LLP in 1998! 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 and at home we have somehow accumulated a large menagerie including my 2 boys, dog, cat, sheep, bees and chickens. 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

Andy is a long-standing member of the team now working three days a week. 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 Priest BVM&S

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

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.

Laura Waring

Laura Waring

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

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.

Iain Prentice

Iain Prentice

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.

Practice Management Team

Laura Ringsell

Laura Ringsell Practice Manager RVN ISFM DipFN

After leaving a 15-year career in retail management I started working in the veterinary profession in 2002, qualifying as a nurse in 2005. In 2017 I moved into the role of Practice Manager and I now look after our clients and our wonderful and diverse team. Although based mainly at Ludlow I do frequently visit the other clinics. I also maintain a very close contact with our student nurses as a clinical coach. In my free time, I love walking, reading, baking and photography.

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.

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.

Hayley Lewis

Hayley Lewis RVN

Hi my name is Hayley and I started working at Teme during the placement year if my veterinary nursing degree at Hartpury College. I then came back full time when I qualified in 2016- I have a keen interest in nutrition and medical nursing. At home I have Milo the cat and Brodie a Cocker Spaniel and in my spare time I take him to Scentwork and Man-Trailing classes. One day I may even become a search and rescue volunteer!

Laura Parton

Laura Parton RVN

After 11 years as Assistant Manager at an animal rescue shelter I moved to Teme Vets in December 2014. I am now in my second year of training to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse. My hobbies 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.

Student Veterinary Nurses and other nursing assistants

Ruth Forman

Ruth Forman SVN

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.

Reception Team

Chloe Houchin

Chloe Houchin

Hi I'm Chloe. I started working at Teme Vets in Ludlow, August 2015 on reception. My other half is a game keeper and I spend a lot of time looking after our 12 dogs. I regularly spend my days off beating and helping out on the shoot.

Katie Squire

Katie Squire

My name is Katie and I have worked at Teme Vets since July 2015 as a receptionist based at the Tenbury wells branch. I have lots of animals including dogs, cats, ferrets, horses, rabbits and chickens. I also worked at Drayton Manor Zoo for 2 years and have also done voluntary work for the RSPCA. I have many hobbies including my dogs, socialising with friends and swimming.

Administrative Staff

Lynne Preece

Lynne Preece at Tenbury Wells

Hi I'm Lynne I joined Teme Vets in 2007. I'm Office Manager in the Tenbury Wells Branch. At home I've got 4 rescue cats which I've had since kittens and that have come from Teme Vets and 9 Lives Rescue. My hobbies range from metal detecting to spending time with my hubby and 2 grown up children and a very busy social life.