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Veterinary surgeons

Tony Kaye BVSc (Hons) BA MRCVS
Practice Director
After starting his veterinary career in South Wales, Tony has spent over 20 working in Devon in predominantly equine practice, first at Wolfgar and then St Davids Equine Practice. He enjoys all aspects of first opinion equine work, but has developed special interests in lameness, poor performance, back pain and dentistry. Tony is a member of the ARVS (Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons) working at all meetings at Exeter and Newton Abbot Racecourses as The Senior Veterinary Surgeon; is an Official Treating FEI Vet; performs Riding School Licensing for the Council and is a member of the British Equine Veterinary Association. Outside work Tony enjoys walking on Dartmoor and on the Cornish coast path. He also has a passion for music and enjoys playing and listening to jazz saxophone.
David Gabriel BVSc MRCVS
Senior Equine Vet
David qualified from the University of Bristol as long ago as 1973, and has been in general practice ever since as an assistant, partner and practice owner. For the last 20 years he has dealt mainly and then exclusively with equine patients and deems it a privilege to care for these magnificent animals. Away from work horses still dominate his life as he rides his beloved Cob Jack and supports his wife, Liz, who competes at affiliated dressage with their Trakehner gelding, Raymond. In addition, there are their sheep, cats, poultry and tortoises to look after as well as loud music and New World red wines to explore.
Teresa Cordovil MSc MRCVS
Teresa graduated with an integrated master’s degree from the University of Lisbon in December 2013. After some travelling, she moved to Newmarket and completed an internship in equine orthopaedics and diagnostic imaging at the Animal Health Trust. Teresa then moved to Bristol where she completed her postgraduate diploma in clinical veterinary practice at the university. Teresa brought her skills to Devon in August 2017 and her main clinical interests include sports medicine, diagnostic imaging and orthopaedics. During her free time, Teresa enjoys travelling, baking and horse riding.
Charlotte Harrisson BVSc BA (Hons) MRCVS
Charlotte attained her veterinary degree from Liverpool University having previously completed a degree in Animal Science at Hartpury College. As well as all other aspects of first opinion practice, Charlotte has a special interest in sarcoids and completed a research project into these lesions while at Liverpool (Liverpool have been regarded as a centre of excellence in this field).
Andrew Hill MA VetMB GPCert(EqP) MRCVS

Andrew qualified from Cambridge University in 1986. After a period in practice in the Cambridge fens he moved to Devon in 1987 and worked in mixed practices in Crediton and Honiton before joining a partnership in Okehampton. Here he gradually gravitated toward horse work before leaving to establish a horse only practice in Newton Abbot. During this time he gained a European School of Postgraduate Veterinary Studies certificate of Equine Practice.

After five years developing this business the opportunity arose for Andrew to work at the equine centre at the University of Bristol School of Clinical Veterinary Science and this fulfilled a desire he had to put something back into the profession by working with the next generation of veterinary students.

After returning to Newton Abbot in 2013, another horse practice was established and this was successful for eight years before the merger with Phoenix Equine in May 2021.

Andrew and his wife Anita keep their riding horses and an Irish Draught Stallion at their small farm on Dartmoor where they breed draught horses and Irish Sport horses.

Ann Mills BVSc MRCVS
Ann started her veterinary career in Devon and wanted to return to the area to settle here. She started with us at Phoenix Equine in April 2021. She qualified from Bristol University in 2013 and has worked in predominantly equine practice since then. Ann has a wealth of varied equine veterinary experience and among her previous positions spent nearly two years working at B&W Equine Hospital - she was highly recommended to us by the specialist veterinary team there. Immediately prior to joining Phoenix, Ann spent three years working as a dedicated equine vet in New Zealand.

In her spare time she enjoys running, cycling and triathlons and she has completed both the London marathon and cycled the length of the UK.
Laura Ruby
Veterinary Surgeon
Laura graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2013, and moved back home to Cornwall to start work. In her first job she did a mix of equine and small animal work for the first year, before following her passion and she has been working solely with horses ever since. She enjoys the variety of first opinion equine practice, with particular interests in poor performance work and laser surgery.

Laura joined Phoenix Equine after having a short period of time off, following the birth of her son in the summer of 2021. Outside of work Laura is a keen showjumper and has been regularly competing at venues across the south west for many years.
Katie Carnall
Veterinary Surgeon
Katie grew up in Cornwall where she developed her passion for eventing before moving up to study at University of Nottingham. After graduating she completed a year long equine internship in Oxfordshire before moving to a position at a busy equine practice in the heart of Lambourn, Berkshire with a varied caseload of Performance, Race and leisure horse work. She then returned back to Cornwall for a period to work as part of the equine team at a mixed practice in Penzance before moving up to South Devon. Katie is particularly interested in sports horse medicine and injury rehabilitation however enjoys helping horses and owners in all aspects of Equine Veterinary work.
Eleanor Storey
Veterinary Surgeon
We are so excited that Eleanor Storey, “Ellie” is coming back to Phoenix to work with us again. Ellie was part of our veterinary team for a number of years, both at Phoenix Equine and our previous practice, before leaving to start a family. She was also one of the founder members of Phoenix Equine. Ellie will work some extra days to help us out when we are busy or vets are on holiday, but her main role will be to help us cover our work outside normal working hours during evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Ellie is an experienced equine vet who qualified in 2010 and has worked in equine first opinion and emergency practice since. Before qualifying as a vet she also worked as an equine nurse at Liphook Equine Hospital and as a groom at a busy eventing yard so her experience with horses is extensive and varied. Ellie has always been a valued colleague and a great asset to our team and it is great to be working with her again. Welcome back Ellie!!
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