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
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
Apart from a short spell in New Zealand, Martyn has worked in Cornwall since he graduated from Bristol University in 1987. He joined Pelyn in 1996, working in what was a traditional mixed practice, where he developed his interest in companion animal medicine. He became a partner in 2005 and, following the formation of the Kernow Veterinary Group in 2014, he took on responsibility as clinical lead at the Lostwithiel surgery. He now heads up the team of dedicated companion animal vets who provide a full range of medical and surgical services and the day care of our hospitalised patients. Martyn lives in Lostwithiel with his wife and two sons. The family has had various pets but Martyn has a particular soft spot for Norfolk TerriersView Profile
Head Veterinary Nurse
Judith started her employment with us straight from school in 1997. She went on the qualify as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2001. She loves her job. She wanted to be a veterinary nurse since she was 8 years old and that has never changed. In 2003 she was awarded the Blue Cross Veterinary Nurse of the Year. This was in recognition of a nurses dedication and support they give the pet owners. Something to be very proud of and really sums up Judiths commitment to her role as a nurse.
In 2005 Judith qualified as an assessor for the nursing course and since then she has helped develop and train many student nurses under her supervision. Many of these nurses have stayed on to work with us after qualifying.
In 2007 she was promoted to the role of Head Nurse for the Pelyn team where her main role is to be on hand to support and help staff with the daily running of the surgeries. Her main love is still the day to day hands on role of a veterinary nurse helping owners through the process of surgery, from admitting, through anaesthesia, on the recovery and discharge.
Outside of work she is a doting mum to her two children and finds a good walk on the beach with her dogs is a great way to relax.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
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!
Work based at clinics: CE KVG OOHView Profile