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.
After graduating from the Royal Veterinary College, Sam joined the team at Clifton Villa in 2003. He was drawn to Cornwall by his passion for water sports and is a keen kitesurfer and sailor. In addition to his role in running the practice, he has an interest in surgery and runs the orthopaedic service for the practice. Sam’s wife is also a vet and they have three children, a Lurcher called Myrtle and two cats, Sophie and Tim.
Paul Colam-Ainsworth BVSc MRCVS
Paul qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1989 from Bristol University and has always worked at Clifton Villa. He has spent the majority of his career as a mixed animal vet but now happily works as a small animal vet at all sites. Paul has an interest in exotics and is the main veterinary surgeon for Newquay zoo.
Suzanna Hudson-Cooke BVetMed MRCVS
Suzanna graduated in veterinary medicine from the Royal Veterinary College in 2014, and has an interest in zoo and exotic medicine so enjoys seeing all your more unusual pets! Before coming to Clifton Villa in November 2015, she worked in a small animal practice in Kent, and at a dog sanctuary on the Thai/ Myanmar border. Outside of work, Suzanna is interested in art and travel, and has a rescue cat called Jasper.
Amber Macklin BVSc MRCVS
Amber qualified from University of Bristol in 2016 with distinction and joined Clifton Villa a few months later that same year. She has just completed her first year of Personal Development Phase (PDP) training. Amber has two pet house rabbits and a Scottie dog. She enjoys spending time on the lovely Cornish beaches and walking on the coast path. Amber also loves sailing and scuba diving.
Alison Parish BVSc MRCVS
Alison joined us in May 2017. Having worked for CVS in the South East for three years she decided to move to Cornwall. Alison has a keen interest in exotics and is currently working towards becoming a RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine. She also loves her furry friends and enjoys walks with her crossbreed Twiglet.
Ruth Wickens BVSc CertSAM MRCVS
Ruth Wickens qualified as a vet in 2002 from Bristol University. She worked in the Midlands for 13 years, initially in a mixed practice and then at a small animal hospital. In 2009 Ruth obtained a post graduate qualification in Small Animal Medicine and am now an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine.