Introducing Our Practice Team
A big welcome from all the team at The Village Veterinary Centre. When you come to us, you will be greeted by one of our receptionists, Clare or Nicola. You will see our main Vet, Patrick, or Tom, our part-time Vet. Michele the Practice Nurse will look after your animals when they come in for a procedure and is also always at hand for any help or advice you should require. Sarah and Sharon are the admin team and will help you with any insurance or general administrative enquiries that you may have. See below for more details about our staff.
- Patrick Bullen
- Practice Principal
- BVSc MRCVS
Patrick is the practice principal. He qualified with a commendation (honours) from Liverpool University in 1992. Patrick is committed to high standards of patient care and safety. Patrick shares his life with his wife Sarah, daughter Emma and their 8 pets. Mia the Cavalier Cross, Cats 'Lottie', 'Johnny' and 'Bubble' were all rescued as kittens and now rule the roost. 'Edith' and 'Beryl' are the rescue meditteranean tortoises who weed the garden and 'Strawberry' and 'Tinkerbell' are Emma's guinea pigs.
- Tom Gray
- Veterinary Surgeon
- BVSc MRCVS
Tom is our part time vet. He lives on his family farm near Winchester with his wife and daughter and when he is not working at Village Vets, he is busy dealing with all the day to day running of the farm.
- Sarah Bullen
- Practice Manager
Patrick's wife Sarah works in the practice as practice manager. She also helps on reception when Clare, Nicola and Michele are having some well earned time off.
Sarah will be pleased to help you with any non-clinical enquires that you may have.
- Michele Tilley
- Practice Nurse
Michele is our practice nurse and has a wealth of experience. She has been a veterinary nurse for over 25 years which means your pets will be in the very best hands if they come in for treatment or a procedure.
- Sharon Fisher
- Practice Administrator & Pet Claims Administrator
Sharon is our Practice Administrator and Pet Claims Administrator. She has a wealth of customer service experience, having spent the last 15 years working in the financial services industry. Five of those years were as a team leader in an insurance company so Sharon is the ideal person to handle our insurance claims and is happy to help with any technical insurance query you may have. She has lived locally for 20 years, is married to Mark and has 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren, and a mischievous cat called Archie.
- Clare Somerton
Clare has over 15 years experience working as a veterinary receptionist. Clare lives near Romsey with her husband and son, 2 rescue dogs, 8 rescue cats, 2 rescue chickens and a horse called Stanley!
- Nicola Roxburgh
As well as being a total animal lover, Nicola has many years experience in the customer service industry so has all the skills to deal with clients and their pets in an efficient and caring manner. Nicola lives locally with her partner, two sons, cat called Tara and ruby cavalier called Martell.