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The Team

Meet The Team

Our friendly and well qualified staff are waiting to meet you and your special friends. Follow the link to meet the team.


Tim  Land - BVM&S MRCVS

Tim Land


Tim qualified from the The Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, Edinburgh in 1998 and worked in several mixed animal practices in the Worcestershire area before joining Special Friends in 2005. Together with his wife Ceri, they are owned by 3 dogs, Stanley the cat and 2 children. Away from work, Tim enjoys playing guitar and keyboards in a local covers band, walking and reading.

Morwenna  Taylor - BVSc MRCVS

Morwenna Taylor


Morwenna qualified from Liverpool University in 2010. She worked in a small animal practice in the West Midlands until joining Special Friends in 2015.  A native of Cornwall, Morwenna has two cats and a dog named Stanley. Morwenna spends her spare time with her husband and visits home to Cornwall to enjoy the beaches.

Stephen Sargent - BVSc MRCVS

Stephen Sargent


Siân Burwood - MAVetMB MRCVS

Siân Burwood


Siȃn qualified from Cambridge in 2011 and has been working in small animal practice in Worcestershire ever since, joining Special Friends in 2017. Siȃn loves being a GP vet with all its variety; all our patients are family pets and keeping them happy and healthy is why she went to vet school. Outside of the practice Siȃn is a keen dressmaker and dog walker.  

Ashley  Bramich - MAVetMB MRCVS

Ashley Bramich


Ashley qualified from Cambridge in 2000 and after a brief foray into equine practice in Australia and mixed animal practice in Nottinghamshire decided that small animals were his destiny!  He has worked in and around the Midlands for the past decade, most recently in Solihull, before joining Special Friends in 2017.  Father of 2 young children Ashley struggles to find time for activities outside of work that do not involve them, ...


Denni Sullivan -

Denni Sullivan

Kelsie Cowell -

Kelsie Cowell

Ellen Bowen (Student) -

Ellen Bowen (Student)

Ceri  Land  - RVN

Ceri Land


Ceri qualified in 1999, and worked in the Gloucestershire and Worcestershire areas before joining Special Friends in 2001. Married to Tim and with two children, her spare time is mostly taken up running them around to various events and activities!  Ceri spends most of her time at work in the office completing endless admin tasks, but still enjoys time spent nursing, especially consulting and caring for the in-patients.

Naomi  Killingsworth  - RVN

Naomi Killingsworth


Naomi qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2008 and joined Special Friends in 2010 having spent several years working as a nurse for the RSPCA. In her spare time she has hand-reared and fostered over 300 kittens - and kept 6 for herself!  Outside of work Naomi enjoys fitness training, hiking with her husband and can often be seen hanging upside down at her local rock climbing centre.

Sophie Hooper - RVN

Sophie Hooper


Sophie qualified as an RVN in 2016 and joined Special Friends in March 2018 from a small animal practice in Kidderminster. She has a degree in Philosophy with media, and is currently studying for her Advanced Veterinary Nursing Diploma at Harper Adams University. Sophie is crazy about animals and has many herself – 2 degus, 4 rabbits, 3 cats, and 2 very handsome bullmastiffs called Wilson and Barkley! When she isn’t looking after her ...

Kate Gazeley - RVN

Kate Gazeley


Kate has been in the veterinary profession for 22 years, and has worked in both private and charity practice. Kate has a keen interest in consulting as well as emergency and critical care nursing. At home, Kate enjoys spending time with her family which of course includes her 2 dogs and 2 cats.

Dawn  Evans  - RVN BVNA

Dawn Evans


Dawn joined the team at Special Friends in 2005 following a career break to bring up her children. Married to Steve and with two sons, Dawn qualified way back in 1980  as an original RANA. Her spare time is spent looking after husband, sons, her border collie cross ‘Tilda , Freddie the cat and Elvis the rabbit.


Caroline  Laventine  -

Caroline Laventine

I was lucky enough to join Special Friends in 2019 after working as receptionist at another local veterinary practice. I love being around animals of any sort so I really enjoy my job.  I have 4 amazing grown up children and 4 cherished grandsons, therefore much of my spare time is spent with my family.  I have 3 cats and 3 Shih Tzu dogs, and you will find me out all weathers -  in the woods or at the river, as my dogs are not ty ...

Natasha Evans -

Natasha Evans

Clare Davies -

Clare Davies

Frances  Singh  - ANA

Frances Singh


Fran joined the team at Special Friends in 2009, and qualified as an Animal Nursing Assistant in 2010. She combines working on reception with assisting the Vets and Nurses.  Since she has been working here, her menagerie at home has increased to 1 cat, 1 rabbit, 1 hamster and 8 chickens who all work hard to provide the staff with a generous amount of multi-coloured eggs!