Meet the Team

Our Team

Our veterinary team is highly experienced and shares a passion for caring for animals. Find out more about us below:

Mike Daly

BVSc (Hons) MRCVS – Director

Mike qualified from the University of Bristol in 1981. During his career he has gained invaluable experience in all aspects of veterinary medicine. He founded Woodlands Veterinary Clinic on 3rd August 1992. He currently works in both the equine and small animal departments.

Mike has interest in surgery and performs TTA surgery (tibial tuberosity advancement) for cruciate ligament rupture. He takes particular interest in lameness cases and is keen to take a holistic approach using physiotheraphy, laser and stem cell therapy where appropriate.

Greg Simpson

BVSc GPCert(FelP) MRCVS – Director

Greg is a dedicated small animal veterinary surgeon who qualified from Onderstepoort University, South Africa in 1990. He has achieved recognition for his special interest in Avian Medicine and Surgery and has expanded his knowledge in Exotic Medicine and Surgery. Greg passed his General Practitioners Certificate in Feline Medicine offered by the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies in 2013. He is also a practicing veterinary acupuncturist.

Roland Bulkyn-Rackowe

MA VetMB MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Roland enjoys the varied caseload of general practice. His many interests include feline medicine, especially care of the older cat, as well as cardiology, dermatology, dental care and diagnostic imaging.

He also has particular interest in intestinal surgery and has saved the lives of many a pet that has swallowed something that they should not have done! Roland’s ability to explain complex animal health issues in plain English helps to instil confidence in clients facing the trauma of knowing their much-loved pet may need to have to undergo surgery.

Tamsin Hannah

BVM&S BSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

After doing a degree in Animal Science at Wye College, London University, Tamsin graduated from Edinburgh in 1997. She worked in mixed practice in Norfolk and Evesham before joining Woodlands in 2004. Tamsin is one of our part-time vets and has an interest in feline medicine.

Mark Sutton

BVMedSci (Hons) BVM BVS (Hons) MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Mark qualified as a veterinary surgeon at the University of Nottingham in 2014. Having spent the past three years working in a practice in Hemel Hempstead, Mark has moved back to Cheltenham where he attended Warden Hill Primary School as a child. He enjoys all aspects of general practice, especially surgery and diagnostic imaging.

Claire Doyle

Consulting Nurse

Claire has been our consulting nurse for over a decade now and has been nursing in total for more than 25 years. As well as being a fully qualified registered veterinary nurse she has a certificate in clinical animal behaviour. Claire also manages our popular TLC Pet Health Plan and is experienced in advising on puppy and kitten development. Having completed several courses on nutrition and dental care she is happy to advise pet owners on any subject or condition.

Gemma White

Head Veterinary Nurse

Gemma joined Woodlands Veterinary Clinic in Jan 2016. She qualified from Hartpury College with a Bsc Hons in Veterinary Nursing in 2005. After working in many veterinary practices in Cheltenham and Worcester over the last 10 years Gemma has gained a variety of skills in nursing.

Lisa Counsell

Veterinary Nurse

Lisa joined the Woodlands team in August 2016. She worked and trained at a small animal practice for five years where she qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2015. Lisa enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing, especially anaesthesia and rabbit care.

Robyn Kimber

Veterinary Nurse

Robyn started her career at just 16 and has been at Woodlands since 2014 when she did her placement for her veterinary nursing science degree. She studied at Hartpury College and qualified in 2016. Her favourite aspects of nursing care are wound management and surgical nursing. She will be completing a Schedule 3 Surgical Nursing Course in December 2017.

Dani Richardson

Veterinary Nurse

Dani qualified in 2013 and has been in practice for 11 years. Dani enjoys in-patient care and rehabilitation.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
8am – 7pm
Saturday
9am – 12pm
Sunday
10am – 11am

Out of hours

call 01242 255133

you will be transferred to a dedicated veterinary emergency clinic

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to support you and your pets’ needs in our Cheltenham practice.

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