We are a group of small animal practices in Oxford, first established in 1964. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinary surgeons and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open seven days a week and have access to some of the latest technological advances in both surgery and diagnostic imaging. For your added convenience, there’s free parking for clients at our surgeries.
Samantha is originally from Surrey and qualified in 2009 after completing a nursing degree and NVQ. She moved to Beaumont Vets from the Blue Cross Animal Hospital in Victoria where she picked up many interests and experiences. Samantha’s interests in practice including nursing exotic species and theatre practice. She has a cat who she hand-reared from two days old when he was brought into the Blue Cross. Samantha also has a dog, Skye, who was hand-reared by the nurses at Beaumont when her mother sadly passed away during an emergency caesarean. In her spare time she enjoys being in the garden and relaxing with a good film.
Dominique Calton RVN NCert CFBM
Deputy Head Nurse
Dominque is originally from Norfolk and moved to Oxfordshire in 2007. She is a qualified riding instructor and growing up always took a keen interest in any vet visits to the yard, so decided to take the step into veterinary nursing. Dominique qualified as an RVN in August 2015 and gained her certificate in canine and feline behaviour management in September 2017. She is now working towards a degree in canine and feline behaviour. Dominique finds working with both pets and clients to resolve behavioural issues really rewarding. In her spare time she enjoys riding, wakeboarding, baking, going for long walks and spending time with her two cats, Cosmo and Bliss.
Lesley Otten RVN
Lesley is originally from the Netherlands and moved to the UK in 1994. She completed her qualification to become an RVN at Barony College in the Scottish borders. Lesley joined the Beaumont veterinary team in March 2017 and moved into the area to be closer to her family. She always wanted to be a veterinary nurse and loves looking after all of your pets! Lesley has a keen interest in allergies after experiencing them with her own puppy. She currently owns two dogs that she competes in agility and flyball which she thoroughly enjoys.
Natalie Smith RVN
Natalie first started working in a veterinary practice in 2013 as a veterinary nursing assistant and went on to start her nursing training in 2014, before becoming an RVN in 2017. She has many pets, including two Jack Russell Terriers, lizards, snakes and a tarantula. Natalie is interested in exotics and spends her free time walking her dogs.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Eleanor started with us as a student veterinary nurse in March 2018. Her love for animals came from growing up with them which then naturally led to her going on to study animal care at college, confirming her passion for them even further. Whilst at college Eleanor learned and cared for a wide variety of animals from cows to chameleons. In the past Eleanor has had hamsters, cats and dogs, but would love a bearded dragon one day. She currently has a cheeky, fox red Labrador who keeps her on her toes. All of the animals that come into the practice are important to Eleanor and giving the best care she can to them is her number one priority.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Alix has worked with animals all her life - before coming to Beaumont in November 2015 she worked in horse racing for 10 years riding out and taking the horses racing. She has previously studied equine management and racehorse care, and also helped to run a cattle farm where she assisted with equine breeding and producing young stock to sell on in the equine world. Since being at Beaumont, Alix has qualified in animal psychology (O.A. Dip) and has gained a diploma in animal nutrition. She has two of her own dogs that she rescued from the practice as well as an ex-racehorse called Paddy who is well spoilt. Alix's passion is dog training and behaviour with difficult breeds.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Stephanie started working at Beaumont as a receptionist in 2017 and has since gone on to begin training to become a veterinary nurse. Previous to working with us she had a dog walking/pet sitting business and volunteered at St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital hand rearing orphaned animals. In her spare time Stephanie loves to take her dog on long walks, doing DIY and trying to teach her bunnies tricks.
Veterinary Care Assistant
Sue is our veterinary care assistant at the Kidlington practice; she has been part of the Beaumont team since 2000 and has gained an animal care diploma. Sue has a great passion for animals and always knew that she wanted to work with them. At home she has two Beagliers called Hovis and Crumpet, as well as guinea pigs, fish and a tortoise called Flash. Away from work Sue enjoys spending time with her family.