Meet The Team - Ancells
Becky Newnham Bsc (Hons) BVetMed
Becky is our
Head Vet. She joined us in December 2014 and has fitted straight in. Becky qualified in 2008 and has worked in a few practices around the country,
particularly enjoying her three and a half years at a Tier 3 hospital near
Birmingham. She enjoys interacting with all of our clients and seeing our
regular patients! Clinically she particularly likes difficult medicine cases, ultrasounds and spending time with clients during acupuncture
In her spare time she enjoys running and going to the mountains to
walk or ski.
Charlie Tewson BVetMed MRCVS
Charlie started with us in January 2015 having qualified in
July 2014 and spent a few months working for a charity abroad and doing some locum work here in the UK. He quickly became part of the
team and can often be found in theatre with Becky becoming proficient in more
advanced procedures. He enjoys learning new techniques and skills as well as
consulting with clients and meeting our patients.
his girlfriend who works at Nine Mile hospital, have a little cat of their own
called Tattiana. He has recently started cycling to work from Wokingham. In his spare time he enjoys catching up with friends, eating out, cycling, skiing and rugby.
Claire Stratford BVMedSci BVMBVS
Claire joined us at Ancells in September 2016, having been based at Nine Mile Veterinary Hospital for a short time. She qualified from the University of Nottingham, and is interested in all areas of veterinary work, especially anaesthesia and internal medicine. Claire has a real soft spot for terriers after owning a Jack Russell for 17 years, and is sure she won’t last long before finding another! In her spare time, Claire enjoys road biking, trail running, bouldering and mountaineering, and then occasionally sleeping!
Riarna Stutley RVN mBVNA
Head Veterinary Nurse
the Head Nurse here at Ancells. She has been with us since April 2014 and loves
working with all of our clients and patients. Riarna has many years of nursing
experience with exotic animals as well as cats and dogs and enjoys all aspects
of nursing, especially taking x-rays and passing on her skills to the younger,
less experienced nurses.
has a fair few animals herself at home including dogs, snakes and a quail which
she recently rescued as it came in with many wounds. Her spare time is spent with
Kayleigh Hunter RVN
Kayleigh has recently been awared her RVN qualification. She has been at Ancells since 2012 and is an integral part of the team. She enjoys lots of aspects of nursing especially the surgical side and
looking after inpatients. She can often be heard chatting away to the animals
while they are staying with us.
In her spare
time she loves dog walking as well as swimming and ice skating. She has 4 of
her own cats at home called Spice, Sapphire, Abby and Tizer which also take up
a lot of time as they can be very mischievous at times.
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Molly is our trainee veterinary nurse and started college in January 2016. She joined us in October 2014 and spent a year as an animal nursing assistant. She has picked up new skills incredibly quickly which
she is able to put into practice everyday here at the surgery.
many animals of her own which include cats, rats and a dog called Rosie! In her
spare time she enjoys seeing friends and going for runs in the countryside.
Rosie gets very excited when she visits the vets as she gets lots of attention
Animal Nursing Assistant
Kira started with us in April 2016 as our Animal Nursing
Assistant after completing her BTEC Level 2 animal care qualification. She has
always had an interest in working with animals and is enjoying learning new
skills on a daily basis.
Kira has two Staffordshire bull terriers called Busta and
Harley who are both very handsome boys. In her spare time she enjoys going on
long walks with her dogs as well as pet sitting for close friends and family.
Kira is settled in to the team really well and will hopefully go on to complete
her veterinary nursing training in years to come.
Friendly Feline Mascot
practice cat will often be the first to greet people on reception. She was brought
in as a pregnant stray in 2011, and despite attempts to rehome her, she seemed
to be happier staying here. Her kittens were rehomed to staff and clients and
are doing well! On hot days she may put her head around the front door, but
she doesn’t like to go far. She adores Dreamies, catnip hearts and walking on
the keyboards as staff write notes. If she really likes you she will jump on
your back when you stand at reception and pretend to be a scarf.