Sally studied in South Africa and came to the UK and started at Penbode in 2002. She enjoys all aspects of GP work, especially getting to know clients and their pets.
Kate qualified from Bristol University in 2010 has worked at Penbode Pets since 2011. She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice with a particular interest in cardiology. She has a little girl to keep her busy and Murphy the springer spaniel and Bobbin the black fluffball(cat).
Kate qualified from Bristol University in 2001 and has been at Penbode ever since. Initially working in mixed practice at Bradworthy, she now works part time with the small animal team in the Holsworthy and Bradworthy branches enjoying all aspects of her work. Kate is married to a dairy farmer and they have three young children. Outside of work she enjoys running, occasionally riding, baking cakes and spending time with her family including Daisy the dog.
Paula qualified from Warsaw University of Life Science in 2017. During her whole university time she volunteered with wildlife and homeless animals on three different continents. After graduating she went to South Africa to work with baboons for over 3 months, where she lived in a real bush. Then she moved to UK with a hope of seeing as many Harry Potter related places as possible. When she's not busy with baking or her DIY projects, she writes about her adventures on a travel blog. Her veterinary interests are soft tissue surgery and dentistry.
Mark qualified from Liverpool University in 1994 and has been at Penbode ever since. Mark started his career in the farm department, changing to Pets as his special interest in eyes developed. He gained his Royal College Certificate in Ophthalmology in 2005. Mark owns a lazy, re-homed, Jack Russel cross Beagle dog who refuses to join him on his cycle trips around Cornwall. Screen reader support enabled.
Claire arrived at Penbode to help grow the Pets practice over 25 years ago,following several years of combining travel with work in central London practices, here she learnt the art of veterinary practice. She loves North Cornwall, where she has happily juggled a working life with raising a family. Claire is passionate about delivering high quality, compassionate care to all her patients. She integrates acupuncture and homeopathy into her work, particularly enjoying emergency care and complex medical cases. When not working she enjoys walking with her dog and friends, skiing, and visiting her children in far flung parts of the world.
Pas Medina. He knew he wanted to be a vet from the tender age of three! Originally from Madrid, Pas moved with his family to a seaside town near Barcelona. He attended Veterinary school in Barcelona and qualified in 2004. Before heading over to the UK he did an internship and worked for several referring veterinary hospitals in Spain, and visited several zoo and wildlife centres in USA, Mexico and Europe. Pas is out exotic and wildlife vet, and has trained for several years to provide the best care to all those other species. As he says, %3Fanything that it's not a dog or a cat!%3F, although also he enjoys seeing our more common pets. If you need a veterinary for your exotic pets, you find injured wildlife or just need some advice, he can be found at our Stratton branch. Pas is also interested in surgery, endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic surgery). In his spare time, Pas loves spending time with his wife, two kids and dogs, hiking, cani-crossing, playing rugby and surfing.
Andrew is from Plymouth originally. He trained as a vet in Edinburgh and graduated in 2012. Since then he has worked in South Wales and at Exeter St. David's hospital, before moving up to the North Coast. He enjoys surgery and dentistry. In his spare time he likes to keep fit by going to the gym, playing basketball, golf and surfing.
Jackie qualified from Liverpool University in 1987 and has worked at Penbode Pets ever since! She loves all aspects of general small animal work. Jackie has no free time outside of work as she's kept very busy looking after her two young boys and the farm where she keeps cattle, sheep, chickens, cats, dogs and a pet tarantula!
Heather qualified from Bristol University in 2011 and began working in mixed practice before deciding to concentrate on small animal practice when joining Penbode Vets. She is married to a farmer and has two young girls, who keep her busy. In her limited spare time, Heather enjoys walking with her dogs and running, participating at events as a member of Holsworthy Running Club.
Nick Qualified from Glasgow university in 1987, and to the disappointment of his parents who thought that they were going to get free veterinary advice for the forseeable future, moved 300 miles away from them to South Devon. After 16 years in the English Riviera, he upped sticks to move even further South and landed up in a small town in North Cornwall in 2003. He has been there ever since, happy to be a GP vet during the week, with forays to dog shows with Mandy his wife at the weekends, showing their many (MANY!) dogs. In his spare time he enjoys going out for walks (dodgy knee permitting) and photography. Even after more than 30 years in the job, he still gets a strnge sense of pleasure when he lances a cat abscess.