CARE AROUND THE CLOCK
Our emergency service gives any animal all the care they need anytime day or night. Just pick up the phone and ring
T: 01208 873727
- Monday – Friday: 06.30pm – 08.30am
- Saturday: 12.30pm – Monday: 08.30am
Our emergency work is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for the care of all emergencies – with the provision of resident nursing care day and night for all in””patients. Our out of hours service is manned by our own veterinary surgeons and nurses from all 3 practices coming together at the Nomansland surgery near Lostwithiel. The continuous nursing support we offer enables us to provide all the services that your pet might need in an emergency. You may never need the full range of services that we offer but it is reassuring to know that if ever you do need emergency pet care in Cornwall outside normal surgery hours we are always there for you and your pets. Our out of hours service is staffed overnight and at weekends and Bank Holidays by vets and nurses who are skilled to deal with the sorts of emergencies that can occur “” from a collision with a car to a bee sting, from poisonings to giving birth or simply reassurance when your pet just doesn”˜t seem very well.
When you ring any of our surgeries outside normal hours you will speak to a dedicated out of hours answer service. They will ask you for all your details and then contact the duty vets. One of the veterinary team will then contact you and will advise you on the best care of your pet. It maybe that you just need reassurance over a problem but it may well be that we will ask you to attend the clinic so that the vet can better assess the best treatment required.
Our Emergency Team
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Ruth joined Churchend Veterinary Centre as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2013 having gained her RVN qualification in 2011.
Her special interests in the practice team are based around nutrition. She has a certificate qualification in this area of her work. She also enjoys assisting with radiography and dentistry.
When she is not in work, she has 4 cats and a dog of her own to care for, but still finds time for gig rowing and horse riding. She also has a penchant for running generally but especially mud obstacle courses!View Profile
Student Veterinary Nurse
Cara first came to the Pelyn surgery in 2013 as a volunteer. Since then she has qualified as a Veterinary Care Assistant finishing the year with the award for Best in Class. Having enjoyed the course so much she went straight on to start studying for her diploma in Veterinary Nursing.
Cara has always wanted to be a veterinary nurse as she just loves all animals. She likes all aspects of her work but finds the overnight care of the patients on her night shift is the most rewarding time – just having the time to nurse animals one to one.
She has a passion for older cars and spends much of her spare time tinkering in the garage. She also has her own pets to care for – two dogs and also three cats. One of the cats was a rescue that came through the practice and another was born in her woodshed. One of the dogs was a rescue too. She is an example of how so many of the veterinary team have rescued animals of all shapes and sizes – we just cannot help it!View Profile
Senior Veterinary Nurse
Steph started training as an Animal Nursing Assistant with the Pelyn team in 2009. Once she had attained her ANA qualification she then went on to undertake her nurse training, becoming a qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2013.
She has a particular interest in surgery but is busy with running nurse clinics where she enjoys helping owners with the care of their pets. She works mainly at the Pelyn St Austell surgery but also plays an active role in the out of hours care for the whole of the Kernow Veterinary Group team.
She has a great love of all animals and after a hectic day at work is kept busy caring for her menagerie of cats, dogs and horses at home.View Profile
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Michelle started at Churchend Veterinary Centre doing work experience and helping out as a Saturday girl. She started her Veterinary Nurse training with the practice in 1998, qualifying in 2001. She then left the practice to do her Advanced Veterinary Nursing Diploma which she attained in 2005, returning to Churchend in 2008.
Her key interest is in medical nursing. She enjoys seeing pets improve with nursing and veterinary care but also thanks to that all important tender loving care from the team. She works at the Churchend surgery but also helps with the hospitalised patients at Pelyn Lostwithiel. She assists in the out of hours work for the whole of Kernow Veterinary Group also, where her skills in nursing are invaluable in helping with emergency care.
In her spare time she volunteers for the British Divers Marine Life Rescue which includes helping with strandings of dolphins and whales.View Profile
Small Animal Veterinary Director
Andy was born in Cornwall and has lived in St Austell for most of his life. He graduated from Bristol University in 1999. His career began as a mixed vet working for 2 years in a busy mixed practice in South Wales. He then spent 2 years working in a small animal hospital in Cambridgeshire where he developed his love of working with companion animals.
Andy returned to Cornwall in 2003 and soon started work as an assistant at Churchend Vets, near his home in St Austell . In 2005 he became a partner with focus on the small animal work. Following the formation of the Kernow Veterinary Group he has continued his role as the lead veterinary surgeon at the Churchend surgery. Apart from leading the Churchend team, he spends his time working in all areas of the practice as his interests lie in both small animal medicine and surgery. He also works actively in the provision of out of hours care for the whole Kernow Vet team.
When not working, Andy spends his time with his young family. He still enjoys sailing, kayaking, fishing and walking his springer spaniel when work and family duties allow!
Student Veterinary Nurse
Grace is a Student Veterinary Nurse. She started her training as an Animal Nursing Assistant in 2015 after doing some work experience with the Pelyn team.
Her real interest is in the nursing of the hospitalised animals and watching them recover. She loves all animals but confesses that, if pushed, her favourites have to be dogs.