Alan Benson

Alan joined the practice in 1987 after graduating from Edinburgh University and quickly developed a passion for companion animal medicine and surgery. He became the first full time companion animal partner in 1991. He has a dog, two cats, several guinea pigs and fish, as well as a family.

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Fran Newman

Fran graduated from the Royal Vet College in 2007. She worked in various mixed and small animal practices before joining The Vale small animal team in September 2015. She is interested in all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, but has a special interest in dog training and behaviour. She also recently completed her [...]

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Val Allsup

Val joined the Vale team as a companion animal locum in 2014 and never left! She comes from South Wales originally but has lost the accent over the years having worked in Derbyshire, Cumbria and now Devon. Having spent 7 years as a mixed vet whilst 'up north' she now enjoys a much warmer life [...]

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Kathy Clist

Qualified in 1995 from The Royal Veterinary College Kathy Spent 8 years in mixed practice mostly in Somerset and Devon before concentrating on companion animals where her main interests are medicine and small furries. Kathy now works part time to make room for her chaotic life of small children, dogs, cats and a horse.

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Molly Scott

Molly came to the Vale having previously worked in Kent, and has been truly converted to Devon life. A keen cyclist, she spent a month touring across Europe before joining us, and is looking forward to exploring more of the local area on two wheels. Molly has a Springador called Ludo, and a very naughty [...]

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Jenny Metcalfe

Jenny graduated in 2001 and worked in mixed practice and then was a locum before going backpacking around Australia for 6 months. She joined the Vale in 2006 and worked here until she had her first Son in 2014. She returned to the Vale in 2016 and after having her daughter, she came back to [...]

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Stephanie Zurek

Originally from the Far North Queensland Australia, Stephanie decided to make the move and fulfil her dream of working in the UK in 2020. She joined the Vale in August 2020 and hasnt looked back since. Graduating in 2011 from James Cook University, Stephanie started off in mixed practice where she eventually found her love [...]

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Craig Nicholls

Craig had a career in molecular biology and then spent time working with wildlife near the Bolivian Amazon before training at the University of Melbourne. After qualifying he worked in equine/mixed practice in Australia and then the UK before settling in to Devon. His veterinary interests are varied, but he has a particular interest in [...]

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Ally Hooke

Originally from Exeter, Ally trained at the Royal Veterinary College in London before returning to Devon to join the team at the Vale. Ally splits her time between our Cullompton and Honiton branches, and has a particular interest in clinical neurology. In her spare time Ally can be found dancing, running or with her head [...]

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Jonathan Dainton

Jonathan has been part of The Vale Team since qualifying from The Royal Veterinary College a good few years ago becoming a partner in 1990. During this time he has built up a wealth of experience in both the farm and companion animal side of the practice. He now spends his time in the companion [...]

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