Meet the team


Andrew Sloan BVSc (Hons), MRCVS, CertVOpthal, CertSAS- Director

Andrew qualified from Liverpool in 1984 and joined the practice in 1991. He holds certificates in ophthalmology and small animal surgery. In his spare time, Andrew goes rock and ice climbing, cycling and has 3 cats at home.

Rebecca Rowe BVetMed MRCVS- Director

Rebecca qualified as a vet in London in 1996 and has an interest in rabbits, small furries and preventative health care. She has 4 dogs and 1 three-legged cat, acquired from Wellcat, our local rescue centre.

Nicki Davis BVetMed MRCVS- Assistant

Nicki joined the practice in 2015 and has been a fantastic asset to the practice. She will be travelling from March 2020 for 14 months but will be back soon!


Wendy Ball- Head Veterinary Nurse

Wendy has been working at The Oaks since 1991. She has many years of experience in competition-standard dog obedience and agility and her partner, Gary, runs a dog training and agility group locally. Wendy is a fantastic source of advice for training advice and issues. She does a marvellous job with our pet insurance claims, stock ordering and the nursing staff in general.

Emma Newcombe- Veterinary Nurse

Emma is one of our main theatre nurses and is a thorough and very caring nurse, with a special interest in cats. She has 3 cats of her own and works part-time around caring for her young daughters. She has been at the practice for since 1997.

Angie Hopkins- Registered Veterinary Nurse

Angie started her veterinary nursing training with the practice in 1995 and has been here ever since. She also has a young daughter, as well as a dog and cat. Angie is the life and soul of the practice.

Stacey Stanier- Registered Veterinary Nurse

Stacey has been working as a vet nurse for over 12 years. She runs our nurse clinics and is a lovely calm, kind nurse with an efficient manner. Stacey has 3 cats at home and is married with a small son.

Clementine Thornton

Clem is a veterinary nursing student and is looking forward to qualifying. She also rides horses in her spare time.


Michelle Russell- Head Receptionist

Michelle is our front of house expert and has been at The Oaks since she was 19. She tried working elsewhere, but soon returned to her true calling. She has a cat of her own and has 2 daughters.

Sandra Lavin- Receptionist

Sandra has worked here for 13 years. She is an equine enthusiast and has a horse called Vibrant and a cat called Josie. Friendly and thorough, Sandra is happy to help at any time.