We are a group of small animal practices based in Bideford, South Molton and Torrington, first established in 1917. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, our practices are open six days of the week with access to 24-hour emergency care. For your added convenience, there’s free parking for clients at the Bideford and South Molton practices.
Caroline Jones RVN BSc (Hons) Dip AVN (small animal)
Head Veterinary Nurse at Torbridge Vets
Caroline qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2000 at Torbridge Veterinary Hospital. Caroline has a wealth of experience in all aspects of veterinary nursing. She graduated April 2012 with a BSc (Hons) in clinical veterinary nursing. In her spare time Carol enjoys spending time with her Border Terrier, Stanley.
Margaret Allin RVN
Margaret qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1979 and joined Torbridge Veterinary Hospital in 1981. She is the longest serving member of our nursing team and has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of small animal nursing.
Tina Bettis RVN
Tina qualified in 2010 after training here at Torbridge. After working here for a few years, Tina then worked nights at a referral hospital where she completed a certificate in emergency and critical care. She then gained experience locuming at other practices as well as venturing to Africa and Sri Lanka to volunteer for mission rabies. Something she is very proud of and continues to support. Tina has now returned to days after being our night nurse for a year. In her spare time she is very busy looking after lovely dog Louie, her naughty horse smudge, playing netball, riding her bike and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Alice England RVN
Alice qualified with a foundation degree in veterinary nursing from the University of the West of England in 2011. She has since achieved a distinction grade in clinical nutrition. Alice deals with all our PR and social media pages. Her interests outside of work include agility with her miniature Poodle, Mr Biggles and looking after her other aging Miniature Poodle, Eric.
Helen Harris RVN
Helen joined the Torbridge Vets team in 2018 as a student veterinary nurse, returning to practice after a period away from the profession. She qualified as an RVN again in November 2018. Helen has a special interest in rabbits, rodents and exotics.
Jane Jones RVN
Jane qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2005. She has gained invaluable experience at several Devon practices over the past 12 years and now works in both the Torrington branch and Bideford hospital. She especially enjoys running nursing clinics with a keen interest in animal nutrition.
Colette Kiff RVN
Colette joined Torbridge Vet Group in 2010 as a second year veterinary nurse student. Having worked with both large, small and equine patients she brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. During her time here Colette has completed her nurse training and is now a fully qualified RVN. Colette is also a pet health counsellor and pet bereavement supporter. In her spare time she volunteers with StreetVet - helping to support the homeless and their special companions.
Kaylie Simms RVN
Kaylie joined Torbridge Veterinary Hospital in 2007 and qualified whilst working with Torbridge. She enjoys working with dogs and has a keen interest in anaesthesia. She is a clinical coach for our student veterinary nurses and has an active role in assisting them with their training.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Megan joined the Torbridge team in 2017 as a student veterinary nurse. She completed her animal nursing qualification in 2015 where she learned vital nursing skills and has now commenced her training to become a registered veterinary nurse. Megan has two Springer Spaniels named Molly and Roo who she will be training as a gun dogs in the future.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Laura joined Torbridge Vet Group in 2014 as a receptionist at our hospital and has now moved into the nursing team. She started her training to become a registered veterinary nurse in September 2018, and has a keen interest in emergency and critical care. Laura has a Cocker Spaniel called Toby who is excelling in his training to be a gun dog.
Patient Care Assistant
Zenita joined the practice as a PCA (Patient Care Assistant), with the hope of achieving her long term ambition of becoming a veterinary nurse. Zenita is currently working towards a Veterinary Nurse Assistant Diploma, and is enjoying all aspects of her role, especially the avian side! At home you can expect to find Zenita with her gorgeous English Springer Spaniel Jaffa or among her mini flock of birds – including a hand tame cockatiel called Ru.