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Who We Are

We are a husband and wife team - many a year ago we were pleasantly surprised to find that we actually work really well together and have worked together for the last 6 years.  Also, (very helpfully to our patients) we have complimentary skill sets. One a surgeon (who also enjoys medicine) the other a medic (who is also a dab hand at surgery). Between us we have most bases covered.

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Andy Valenzia

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from the University of Bristol Vet School in 2008 and have never looked back. I pride myself on having a logical approach to veterinary medicine (and problem solving in general) and in being able to take my patient's owners through the process with me, making sure we are all on the same page every step of the way. I love surgery and have been performing keyhole and other advanced procedures for many a year now. I am currently working towards a post graduate certificate and Advanced practitioner status in surgery. Outside of work I am a family man and am besotted with my wife, 2 daughters, dog and cat. After work and family commitments I commit whatever spare time I have left to martial arts training. I am a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Submission Grappling under Pedro Bessa, often waking at 5am to train before work. So please excuse the occasional cauliflower ear!

Amy Valenzia

Veterinary Surgeon

I also qualified from Bristol Vet School in 2008. I'm geeky at heart and love medicine and ultrasonography, the way the body works is so clever! I have achieved my Cert AVP focussing on internal medicine; having taken a bit of a break from studying to grow our family, I am now really interested to perfect my ultrasonography more. I love seeing the relationship between owners and their pets and feel privileged to be able to help that be a healthy and happy one. Outside of work I'm devoted to our two daughters Elia and Lori, you can often find us squelching in mud or splashing in puddles with our dog Hattie, not forgetting Frank the cat who often follows us on the school run! I also like to squeeze in a bit of running and Ashtanga when I find the time.


Emily Slater RVN

Head Nurse

I started working in a Veterinary Practice in 2014 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2017. Growing up on a farm I always felt I wanted a career working with and caring for animals. Dog behaviour is a particular interest of mine from puppies to adult dogs. I think it is essential for vets and nurses to create a stress-free environment so that your pet feels really comfortable when visiting. I also enjoy anaesthesia, it is really important to have a protocol that is tailored to fit each individual patient’s needs enabling us to ensure their safety at all times. I hope to further my knowledge by completing an Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Outside of work I spend most of my time with my partner George and our dog Pip – she is our world! When we’re not out walking with Pip, I like to spend my time at the stables and riding horses. I also enjoy sewing and drawing when I can fit it in!

Alice Leigh

Trainee Nurse

After leaving school in 2018 my ambition was to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. I immediately started working as a Veterinary Care Assistant and gained a huge amount of experience working in practice. I am now in my first year at college working towards a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. My main interest is inpatient care; rest assured your pets will receive lots of TLC from me when they are staying in the kennels. When I am not busy studying for my exams, I enjoy riding my horse, Flash (although he can be a handful at times!) and spending time with my miniature daschund, Hattie.


Saffron "Saffie" Medley

Kennel Assistant / Vet Student

I am currently a vet student and the University of Bristol. I have been working in practice as a receptionist/care assistant since 2019! I love interacting with our patients and helping to ensure they receive the best care. I love all the small furries from hamsters to rabbits! Outside of work and university commitments I visit my Shetland pony, play the violin and piano, walk my dog – Piper, catch up on TV series and play video games.

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