Dr John Taylor MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon and Director

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 & Sunny, 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 – Financial Director and Owner

After 10 years working as Practice manager, John’s wife Angela now works solely behind the scenes keeping an eye on the financial health of the business. Book keeping and working with John on the strategic direction of the Practice are her main responsibilities, with Lorna now firmly in control of the day to day running of the surgery. Outside of her work responsibilities Angela is kept very busy looking after John and their two sons. Any spare time is dedicated to her animals – riding and training her beloved horses Obi and Zan, walking and fussing long dogs Sunny and Moss or looking into the underwater worlds of her tropical fish.

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.



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


Rachel Webber – Veterinary Nurse

Rachel qualified from Myerscough College in 2013. She enjoys all aspects of nursing but especially inpatient care and nurse clinics.

Much of her spare time is spent riding her horse whilst being accompanied by her cocker spaniel, Bertie. She also enjoys training Bertie for dog agility competitions.

Danielle English – Veterinary Nurse

Danielle is a Registered Veterinary Nurse and qualified in January 2013. She enjoys all aspects of nursing but especially inpatient care and nurse clinics.

In her free time she walks her flat coat Retriever Finn, and has recently hand reared her cat Dobby who is now 5 months old.

Danielle also loves spending time with her family and friends when not working.



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 2 cats a black lab called Sadie and English Springer Benji.


Sally Garrett-Sheane

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!