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Meet our Office Team and Receptionists

 Alison Stopher
Position: Receptionist/Insurance Administrator
I have worked with animals for many years at different vets and the RSPCA. My hobbies are being with my dogs, of which I have 2, Jelly and Pepper, the Border Terrier. I also like doing upholstery and soft furnishings, I have also just become a grandma for the first time.
 Teresa Nuttall
Position: Receptionist
Iíve been part of the reception team since August 2006 and during those eight years I have had the pleasure of meeting numerous pets and their owners. Some clients local to the Ashcroft surgery will have met my crossbreed terrier, Fox, on our walks. They will probably remember just how vocal a terrier can be!!!
Hayley AylottHayley Aylott
Position: Receptionist
I joined the Ashcroft reception team in 2013 after many years working with the general public. Iím animal mad! So, this is the perfect job for me! I love meeting and greeting the pets as they come in. Iíve been a keen horse rider and owner for 20 years now and when Iím not working, youíll find me either pottering with the horses or out walking my lovely Labrador.
Petra HornsbyPetra Hornsby
Position: Receptionist
Iím Petra and one of the Reception team. I work between the Copdock and Ashcroft Road surgeries. My previous jobs have included working in schools, copywriting and senior care work. Now I have found íthe best job ever,í getting to to meet, greet and help clients and their pets. I am passionate about all animals and share my house with a dog, two cats and a human too! My other interests include gardening, reading and knitting badly.
 Michelle Scott
Position: Cleaner
My name is Michelle, I am the practice cleaner
I enjoy gardening, listening to music and keeping tropical fish
I have a gerbil, íSquirrellí and a tortoiseshell cat called íFifií
Donna Hammond RVNDonna Hammond RVN
Position: Practice Manager
I qualified as a RANA (Registered Animal Nursing Auxiliary) before a lot of our nurses were even born, later becoming an RVN. I have worked at the Barn for so long I have run out of fingers and toes to count the years. In practice my main interests are medical nursing. Outside of work I have a Border Terrier called Bumble and an Irish Draught Horse called Bob. I have recently taken on the daunting role of Practice Manager, working with Mark our Clinical Director to ensure the practice runs smoothly.
 Dawn Goddard
Position: Head Receptionist
I am the Head Receptionist . My main duties are to oversee the smooth running of reception. I have worked at the Barn for 30 plus years so am a familiar face at the reception desk. My hobbies outside work are gardening and travel.
 Alison Hunwicke
Position: Receptionist
I first qualified as a veterinary nurse many moons ago and after a career change in HR I have loved returning to the job I love and I enjoy meeting all the clients and their pets. When Iím not at work Iíll probably be walking Poppy my border terrier.
Opening Hours & Contacts
Copdock Ashcroft
01473 730213
Barn Veterinary Practice, The Barns, Wenham Rd, Copdock, Ipswich, Suffolk IP8 3EY
Monday - Friday: 08:30-19:00
Saturday: 09:00-12:00
Sunday: No Surgery, but appointments available at Ashcroft Road Surgery 10.00 to 12 noon

Easter Opening
Good Friday: CLOSED
Saturday 20th April: Open 9-12
Easter Sunday: CLOSED

24 hr Emergency Service. Telephone 01473 730213
It was great for the puppies to play and socialise together. Very useful information and lots of questions answered. Thank you!
Puppy Party Guest
The best weíve found-EVER. So caring & supportive-we can NEVER thank you lot enough!!
Mrs Briggs, Suffolk
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