We are a small animal practice in Cornwall, first established in 1984. Your pets are our priority and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals.
Carole joined Clifton Villa in 1984. She qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 1987 and was head veterinary nurse for over 25 years. Carole then moved into veterinary practice management in 2008. In addition to practice life she has been involved in various professional roles including national president of British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), Chief Examiner of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) VN examinations, RCVS trustee, Author and co-editor of several veterinary nursing textbooks and was awarded Honorary Associateship of the RCVS in 2009. Carole owns working Pointers and travels over the country competing in field trials throughout the year.
Nikki Colam-Ainsworth MCMI
Practice Administrator Newquay
Nikki joined Clifton Villa in 1987 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1990. She remained at the practice until starting a family in 1994. Nikki subsequently worked within the NHS as a complaints manager and completed a management degree before returning to the Practice in 2013 where she currently works as a Practice Administrator at the Newquay branch.
Nikki describes herself as a “mad cat women” and happily spends afternoons with a good book and a few cats curled up on her lap.
Head Receptionist Truro
Sophie works at the Truro branch of Clifton Villa. She lives with her husband and lovely little dog Chewie in Truro. They moved down to Cornwall in March 2017 and are loving the Cornish life, as does Chewie where he will dig holes for hours on the local beaches. Sophie previously a makeup artist for over 10 years wanted to try something new and work with animals so this role is perfect. She enjoys her job and looks forward to welcoming you and your pet.
Di has been a receptionist at Tregony since 2008 and is proud to state she is the oldest member of the team! Di is very happy in her role as receptionist.
Part-time receptionist Tregony and Camborne
Jeremy joined Clifton Villa in March 2018 as a part-time receptionist. He spends most of the week working as a milk recorder visiting dairy farms across mid-Cornwall and has previously worked as a veterinary support assistant in a mixed veterinary practice. A long time animal lover, Jeremy has a rescue dog called Marley and an Irish Sport Horse called Maloney.
Diane has worked at the Newquay branch since 2003. She love cats and has one of her own named Evie. Diane enjoys spending her free time in the sun with a glass of gin!
Martine joined as a receptionist in October 2016. Prior to this Martine has worked in a doctors surgery and pharmacy but it had always been her ambition to work in a veterinary practice. This is Martine’s dream job, she has always held a high regard for our furry friends. At home, Martine is blessed to have three of her own cats, who are a constant source of entertainment and amusement. In addition, her husband keeps tortoises and her sons each have a gecko and a corn snake.
Bobby works as a receptionist in Truro where she enjoy meeting pets and their owners. Bobby has been at Clifton Villa for since 2014 and looks forward to greeting and supporting different clients each day. At home Bobby has three Whippets, two lop eared rabbits and two grand dogs; a Jack Russell and a black Labrador. Therefore her hobbies are throwing (and retrieving) dog toys and dog walking plus gardening - including filling in holes in the lawn that the dogs have dug!
Sheila has worked at Clifton Villa since 2004 on reception which she finds is a very varied and rewarding role. She rescued a cat from the practice, his name is Marley. She wishes she could take all of the waifs and strays home! In her spare time Sheila enjoys walking, gardening and spending time with her family.
Alison works as a part-time receptionist at the Truro Surgery. She has two pets of her own, a Burmese cat called Alfie and a Cockerpoo called Sybil. In her spare time Alison enjoys long walks with Sybil exploring the beautiful Cornish landscape and fits in as many visits to the ballet, cinema and theatre as she can.
Charley has been working for Clifton Villa since May 2017 as a receptionist. She really enjoys being part of the team. Charley’s favourite part of her job is seeing all the different animals that come through the doors as well as working with an amazing staff team. She is a huge animal lover owning seven cats, an English Mastiff and a giant rabbit. Charley also has three children who are also very passionate about animals.
Emily works as a receptionist at our Truro branch. She grew up in Cornwall from a young age with her mother, studied music and worked in retail previously. Emily has always had a passion for animals and has cared for many over the years. She loves to walk her four-legged friends, Daisy the Beagle and Buddy the Chocolate Retriever at local beaches and woods, and likes to snuggle up with her mischievous missy cat with a good book. Since working for us Emily has decided to foster rabbits and small animals.