Meet the Clinical Team

Our Clinical 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.

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.

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.

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.

Liv Crowe

BVetMed (Hons) MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Liv graduated from The Royal Veterinary College, London, in 2017 and worked in a small animal practice in the Cotswolds for the first 18 months of her professional veterinary career. She joined Woodlands in 2018 and enjoys all aspects of practice, including surgery and medicine cases.

Carolize Compton

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

Carolize qualified as a veterinary surgeon at the University of Nottingham in 2015. She worked locally in Gloucester for a number of years and joined us here at Woodlands in 2021 after time in mixed practice and travelling in New Zealand. Carolize enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a growing interest in Exotic and Wildlife animal medicine.

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.

Gemma Major

Veterinary Nurse

Gemma joined Woodlands in August 2018. She qualified from Hartpury College with a BSc Honours in Veterinary Nursing in 2005. Since then she has worked in a variety of practices throughout Gloucestershire and Bristol and has a keen interest in surgery and animal behaviour.

Jeraize Tombs

Veterinary Nurse

Jeraize began her journey at Woodlands in 2016 as a Student Veterinary Nurse and graduated from Hartpury College in 2018 with a BSc Honours in Veterinary Nursing, before joining team full time. She enjoys all areas of general nursing and inpatient care here at Woodlands, especially caring for feline patients as well as having a passion for horses.

Kate Hodges

Veterinary Nurse

Kate joined the Woodlands team in October 2018 after graduating from Abbeydale Vetlink Veterinary training centre in January 2017 with a Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (QCF). She enjoys all areas of veterinary Nursing with a special interest in surgical nursing and patient care.

Millie Holland

Veterinary Nurse

Millie joined Woodlands in 2017 as a Student Veterinary Nurse and graduates from Hartpury University, with a BSc Honours in Veterinary Nursing, in November 2020. Now a full time member of staff, Millie has a keen interest in inpatient care and caring for exotic patients.

Summer Hayes

Veterinary Nurse

Summer graduated from Hartpury University with a foundation degree in 2021, after spending her placement year at Woodlands. She has a keen interest in in-patient care and animal behaviour and is also keen to broaden her knowledge of exotics. Summer has a jack russell called Scooby who has also recently joined the team! 

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
8am – 7pm
9am – 12pm

9am – 12pm
9am – 12pm & 2 – 5.30pm
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
9am – 12pm & 2 – 5pm

Out of hours

call 01242 255133

you will be transferred to a dedicated veterinary emergency clinic

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Our professional and friendly team is ready and on hand
to support you and your pets’ needs in our Cheltenham and Brockworth practices.