Results for Category: About Us

Kelcie Few

Kelcie started in January 2017 part time as a kennel assistant, and joined full time as a trainee veterinary nurse in September 2017. She especially enjoys caring for the hospitalised patients.

Out of work, she loves to travel, see friends and spend time with her Staffie-cross, Dylan.

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Sam Moody

Sam joined the team in October 2017 as Graham’s accounts assistant. She has been in an accounts environment since leaving school and working as part of a team.

She has lived in Sturminster Newton for many years, and enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking and baking.

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Kate Phillips

Kate joined us as an experienced veterinary receptionist in June 2017, having worked in another practice for over eight years. She has had a variety of jobs, including helping to set up and run a scuba diving operation in South Africa, hotel manager and receptionist at a narrow boat company on the Grand Union Canal.

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Paul Doran


I am a recently qualified veterinary surgeon predominantly interested in farm animal medicine.

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Debbie Pope

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Jayne Brocklehurst

Jayne joined the team in September 2017 after ten years in the pet shop industry. She has always had a huge interest in animals and people and, along with husband and daughter, numerous pets keep her entertained including their Flat Coated Retrievers, African Grey parrots, terrapins and rabbits!

In her remaining spare time she enjoys caravanning with the dogs and parrots.

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History of Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic

Friars Moor Vets 60 years in the community - established 19572017 – Our 60th anniversary

This page will grow as we gather memories and photos from our 60 years. To start with, here is an article from the  Blackmore Vale Magazine (March 31, 2017 issue) to which we have added some photos from the early 1980s:

Local vet practice celebrates 60 years of supporting the community

Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic is celebrating being part of the Blackmore Vale community for 60 years.

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Luis Silva


Luis graduated from Oporto University in 2012 and after working for three years in Portugal as a farm animal vet he decided to come to the UK in 2015 to seek a new adventure. After a year and a half of working as a meat hygiene inspector in abattoirs,

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Mihaela Fulop


Miheala originates from Romania and graduated in 2007. She has worked in a mixed vet in Romania until she joined Friars Moor in January 2017 as a TB tester.

Mihaela is enjoying finding her way around the North Dorset countryside and in her spare time enjoys entertaining her young daughter.

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Felicity Atkinson


Felicity was born and grew up in New Zealand, graduating from Massey University, New Zealand in 2003. After three years in mixed and small animal practice down under, Felicity flew to the northern hemisphere to work as a locum and travel. Since 2008, Felicity has been working in small animal practices in Hampshire and Dorset.

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Each time we walk through the surgery door at Friars Moor, we know that our pets are in the very best hands, and we feel that our pets deserve nothing less.
Kelly & Rich Poulter