Dr John Taylor MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Mansion Hill is owned and run by John Taylor MA VetMB MRCVS, an experienced veterinary surgeon with the desire to offer something special in terms of veterinary care. “The main factor that sets the practice at Middleton Cheney apart is the level of personalised service. The highest standards of client service and animal care are the practice’s top priorities,” says John. After qualifying from Cambridge University in 2000, John joined the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, where he was on the front-line of the battle against Foot and Mouth Disease. After his time in the Army, John specialised in equine veterinary medicine for two years, then went on to work in a variety of large and small animal practices amassing considerable experience and a flair for orthopaedics. Outside work, John is a regular action-man! A keen runner, cyclist, surfer and snowboarder, he enjoys nothing more than to feel the wind in his face and get outside in the elements! These interests plus his dogs, Moss & Tally, ensure he stays trim and healthy which is handy as he loves his food and can eat the equivalent of half a mini every day.
Angela Taylor – Practice Manager
Angela is in control of the day-to-day running of the practice, ensuring we provide an outstanding all-round service to clients and their animals. Having accrued 5 years experience in marketing and market intelligence in the animal health and agricultural sectors, Angela is in a great position to ensure we stay on track with our services and keep meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations. Always happiest with a dog by her side, Angela has a strong affinity with animals and is keen to develop her interests and understanding of animal behaviour. Outside of work, Angela is also an outdoorsy sort and can be found dog walking, horse-riding, surfing and, very occasionally, running. The rest of the time she is kept busy keeping her husband – Mansion Hill’s very own vet – fed, watered and content – a full-time job in itself!
Dr Ewan Richards MRCVS – Vet
Ewan graduated from Bristol vet school in 2012 and has been working locally in mixed practice for the last three years.
Ewan enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery but particularly likes soft tissue surgery. He is co-owner of two rough coated lurchers (Ginny and Pan) who keep him busy at home and he enjoys exploring the local countryside with them. Ewan is an avid rock climber and is happiest when outdoors – scrambling or climbing up a mountain or sea cliff. He plays the violin (infrequently!) and can sometimes be found playing socially at folk clubs and open mic nights. Ewan is a keen cook and enjoys trying out new recipes and flavours.
Dr David Moore MRCVS – Vet
David qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2004. After qualifying he volunteered for the SPCA in Fiji- helping with neutering campaigns and educating people about animal welfare.
He moved back to slightly less sunny Shropshire where he worked in a mixed practiced dealing with everything from one tonne bulls to tiny hamsters! He decided to focus on small animal work and has developed interests in a broad range of areas including soft tissue surgery, heart scans and medical cases.
In his spare time he likes playing piano, dabbling in woodwork, exploring the countryside and spending time with family.
Dr Emma Middleton MRCVS – Vet
Emma qualified as a vet in 2007 from Liverpool, already having gained a degree in Animal Science from Nottingham in 2001. She immediately started work in a veterinary hospital, moving after a year to a smaller practice where she frequently was entrusted with sole charge responsibility, and was nominated for the PetPlan Vet of the year in 2009. Emma joined us in December 2010 after working to improve the welfare of laboratory animals in Oxford. She has a special interest in internal medicine and chronic pain management. Emma left us for a short period to be closer to her home city of Coventry whilst her children were very young, but we’re delighted to have her back.
Emma is busy renovating her house and looking after her two young children. But when time allows she enjoys trail running and singing in the local rock choir. Emma also has a penchant for cocktails and dancing.
Tess Merry – Veterinary Nurse
Tess joined the practice in August 2010 as our Reception Administrator. Tess has worked in the wildlife hospital Tiggywinkles as a nurse, is a fine arts botanical illustrator and is a graphic designer. Tess lives in the village -some of you may know her up until recently as our local postie! Tess has a houseful of waifs and strays- Nevis the guinea pig, Hocus the cat and Colin the tortoise. She is married to Big Colin… no relation to little Colin! Tess qualified from Moreton Morrell in 2013.
Ross White – Veterinary Nurse
Ross has a long history of working with animals that started at the age of 10 training dogs for Agility. On leaving school he moved to Banbury, working for a local Dog Boarding and Training Centre. Ross then qualified as a Veterinary Nurse and subsequently gained a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. After teaching Animal Welfare and gaining an MA in Education at Warwickshire College, Ross has returned to his natural vocation of hands on caring for animals here at Mansion Hill. Ross lives on a canal boat with his wife, children and the “ship’s cat”, Furcone all of whom enjoy the great outdoors walking, camping and tree climbing. Ross’s passion for animal welfare combined with experience in Education means he is a wonderful asset to the Mansion Hill team and our clients.
Lin Bowen – Veterinary Nurse
Lin is a long-standing nurse here at Mansion Hill, and many of you will know her from her dog sitting business Creature Comforts as well. Lin is a dedicated nurse who manages to juggle looking after on average 8 dogs a day at home, a part job morning job here at the surgery, a full-time husband and children as well as her own dogs and cats. She loves consulting and can often be seen pounding the streets of Middleton Cheney with a pack of dogs.
Sophia Marshall – Veterinary Nurse
Has been a qualified veterinary nurse since 2015 and started work at Mansion Hill October 2016. Her love for animals started when she was 10 where she spent her time being a stable hand in the village. Sophia loves spending time with the family, a good family camping weekend is her idea of heaven. She’s also worked at Tiggywinkles for a year and then went to South Africa for a month for voluntary work where she walked with lions, cheetah and baboons
At home Sophia has a little Jack Russel called Benji
Emma Fisher – Receptionist
Emma joined us in July 2015 and now runs the reception desk. You’ll often see Emma around Middleton as she walks her cockerpoo Honey. Along with a cat and two teenage sons she’s a busy lady!
Kayliegh Baker – Receptionist
Kayliegh is a full-time receptionist and mother to her Dobermanns (Fern and Eby) and one small boy. She loves horse riding and walking her dogs.
Lorna Spenceley – Practice Manager
Lorna joined us in 2015 and handles much of our back office administration and day to day running of the practice – when you get a letter or join our Discount Loyalty Club, Lorna is the team member who’s responsible. She is a keen runner who competed in the London Marathon this year and is now looking for her next challenge. At home as well as 2 small school children she has 2 cats a black lab called Sadie and English Springer Benji.
Mum to Noah and Kitty plus a small menagerie of animals at home near Chacombe. In Sally’s spare time you’ll find her riding, pony clubbing and trying to fit a cup of tea in where possible!