West Bar Veterinary Hospital
19 West Bar, Banbury, Oxon OX16 9SA
Telephone us (24 hours) on: 01295 262 332

Our Team

Meet our fantastic team. Occasionally we are looking for new members, to see our current vacancies click here.

Veterinary Surgeons

Clive Madeiros BVetMed MRCVS

North Banbury Veterinary Centre, West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Clive is the senior partner at West Bar. As well as working at the practice he carries out consultancy work both in the UK and Internationally. Clive is well known and respected for his work with birds and usually consults at our North Banbury Branch on Southam Road. Clive is also an RCVS riding school inspector and listed in the UK Register of Expert Witnesses.

Richard Byrne BVetMed MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury, Woodford Halse Veterinary Surgery

Richard joined Clive and David at West Bar in 1988 and is the partner responsible for the companion animal department at West Bar Veterinary Hospital. When not working Richard plays sax and keyboards.

Sophie Hanmer DVM MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Sophie grew up near Banbury and attended the Warriner School in Bloxham. She spent a lot of time at West Bar while training and joined the veterinary team in 2009. Sophie later became partner in 2015.

Kate Peissel MAVetMB MRCVS

Beehive Veterinary Surgery, West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Kate joined Clive, Richard and David in 1988. Kate does both large and small animal work within the practice.

Anna Adams BVSc MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury, Woodford Halse Veterinary Surgery

Anna joined Clive and David in 1986. Anna works mainly with companion animals.

Emma Cox MAVetMB MRCVS

Beehive Veterinary Surgery, West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Emma has worked with companion animals since joining the team in 2004. She has a particular interest in small animal medicine. Emma has 3 cats called Leo, Tilly, and Topsy

Carla Shipley BVetMed BSc(Hons) MRCVS

Courtyard Vets, Southam, West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Carla has worked at West Bar since 2013. Carla covers both large animal and small animal work in the practice.

Hannah Church BVetMed MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Hannah has worked at West Bar since 2014 and carries out large animal and small animal work in the practice.

Hannah Kearney BVetMed MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Hannah joined the practice in 2016. Hannah works within the small animal side of the practice.

Eleanor Myerscough BVetMed MRCVS

Courtyard Vets, Southam, West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Eleanor joined the small animal side of the practice in 2016.

Katie Platts BVetMed MRCVS

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Katie joined us in 2016 and carries out both large and small animal work within the practice.

Hannah Clifford

Beehive Veterinary Surgery, West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Hannah joined us as a mixed vet in October 2017.

Charlotte Swanson

Courtyard Vets, Southam, West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Charlotte joined the small animal team in October 2017.

Sara Boulding

Courtyard Vets, Southam, West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Sarah joined the team as a mixed vet in October 2017.

Veterinary Nurses

Pip Cunningham RVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Alison Brookes RVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Alison is the Head Nurse and has worked at West Bar since 1984.

Jenny Ryan RVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Jenny has worked at West Bar Veterinary Hospital for over 11 years. Over this time she has completed all of her training to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse. Jenny has 2 Jack Russell Terriers, Tinker and Blackie - and 3 cats, Phoebe, Hogie and Stan. Jenny also has a 1 year old corn snake called Rex who belongs to her 6 year old son. Jenny enjoys socialising and trips abroad - especially our West Bar annual trip to Europe!

Maggie Perring RVN Dip.

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Maggie has worked at West Bar for many years and is one of our super veterinary nurses.

Louise Walden RVN

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Louise has worked at West Bar since 2013. Louise is also qualified as a hydrotherapist, and covers our hydrotherapy centre when Amelia is away.

Professional Support Staff

Becci Willis BSc (Hons) Laboratory Manager

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Becci has worked at West Bar since 2014. Becci is a biomedical scientist and is responsible for running our large in house laboratory.

Welcome Team

Linda Hoddinott

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Linda has worked for West Bar Vets for 23 years and is involved in reception duties, puppy parties, weight clinics and PDSA. She loves horses and spending time with her new puppy Douglas! Linda enjoys swimming, walking, visiting old houses and baking when time permits!

Jan Gill-Kelleher

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Celia Newton

Celia has worked at our Woodford Halse practice for over 20 years

Hannah Bones

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Carol Walton

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Vicky Davies

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury, Woodford Halse Veterinary Surgery

Vicky Joined West Bar in June 2016 and is our nursing assistant and receptionist at the Woodford Halse branch.

Sandra Grant

Courtyard Vets, Southam

Jasmin Shafer

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Nursing Team

Emma Tillman

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Kate McLaren

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Kate has worked at West Bar since 2005.

Steph Heath

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Steph has worked at West Bar since May 2014.

Katie Clarke

North Banbury Veterinary Centre, West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Katie joined our nursing team in September 2018.

Neve Tuckley

North Banbury Veterinary Centre, West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Neve joined our nursing team in September 2018.

Georgia Brown

North Banbury Veterinary Centre, West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Georgia started at West Bar in 2016, Georgia works at Eden Barn Cattery and assists Clive when he is consulting at North Banbury.

Office Administration Team

Julie Wickham

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Julie has worked at West Bar Vets for over 20 years and is our Practice Manager.

Paula Faulkner

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Paula has worked in the Large Animal Department at West Bar Vets for over 13 years. She adopted Lucky from the Blue Cross animal charity a year ago. In her spare time she likes baking, gardening and going for walks in the country.

Martine Watt

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Martine started at West Bar in 2017.

Catherine Smith

West Bar Vets, Veterinary Hospital in Banbury

Catherine works in the farm department organising visits and putting together drug orders.