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.
Greg qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2002 and spent two years working in mixed practice before deciding to dedicate his time to small animals only. Greg enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, but has a particular fondness for medicine cases, and ultrasound in particular. In his spare time he enjoys travelling, winter sports and creative writing, as well as spending time with his wife Becca (who you may have met during her time with us as a locum) and their young daughter.
Alba Bello BVSc MSc MRCVS
Alba moved to the UK six years ago after completing a Master’s degree in veterinary research, specialising in pathology of small animals. During this time she worked in several practices in England and Scotland and completed a rotating internship at the University of Cambridge. Alba is particularly interested in internal medicine; she is currently undertaking a RCVS certificate in advanced veterinary practice in this discipline. Outside of work Alba collaborates in different research projects, aiming to improve our understanding of uncommon inherited (genetic) and immunological (disorders caused by a dysfunction of the immune system) diseases in dogs in order to find new strategies to treat our hairy pets.
Rebecca Costar BVetMed (Hons) MRCVS
Rebecca qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2006 and joined the Botley Road branch in November 2010. Her particular interests are small animal surgery and exotics, but she also has a special affinity towards our feline friends. Rebecca has a rescue moggie called Eddie, a Cocker Spaniel called Bruern, a Labrador called Molly and two Border Collie crossbreeds, Bob and Nip, who work the sheep on her family’s farm. Most of her spare time is spent with her two children and helping out on the farm, although she enjoys horse riding when she can.
Ros Jones BVSc GPCert WVA&CPM MRCVS
Ros qualified from Bristol Vet School in 2001 and has worked at the Kidlington branch since March 2003. She enjoys all aspects of being a ‘GP’ but has a particular interest in complementary treatments. Ros has completed a diploma in essential oil therapy for animals and more recently a GP certificate in Western veterinary acupuncture and chronic pain management. At home Ros has a three-legged rescue cat named Pumpkin. She also looks after six horses that she tries to keep as naturally as possible, living out as a herd. There are two retired thoroughbreds, two Shetlands and two Connemaras – the latter are both ridden and regularly hack out and take part in Trec competitions. More recently she has taken up horseback archery.
Diana Kennedy BVSc MRCVS
Diana qualified from Liverpool University in 2016 and began work at Beaumont Vets in August that year. She has a pet rat called Tom who she loves to train to do tricks. She also shares her life with a two dogs, Honey and Shadow, and two rabbits, Hazel and Fiver. Diana is a creative person and enjoys painting, drawing and silver jewellery making. At work she enjoys routine surgery and abdominal ultrasonography as well as seeing exotics. Diana finds animal behaviour really interesting hence also helping to run the evening puppy parties.
Elizabeth Murch BVSc MRCVS
Elizabeth qualified from Liverpool University in 2012 and spent three years working in small animal practice in Hertfordshire before a year of work and travel in New Zealand and Australia. She joined Beaumont Vets in July 2017. Elizabeth particularly enjoyed seeing a variety of exotic wildlife during her time abroad, and also has interests in diagnostic ultrasound and medicine. In her spare time she enjoys cycling, tennis, skiing and walking in the countryside. Her family have a black Labrador called Poppy and a Burmese cat called Louis.
Luis Poyatos-Villa MRCVS
Luis graduated in 2000 from Madrid University and in 2001 came over the UK to work during the foot and mouth disease outbreak. After a period of working for DEFRA, he worked in a mixed practice in the Midlands before joining Beaumont Veterinary Group in 2005. During this time Luis developed a special interest in orthopedic surgery, cardiology and diagnostic ultrasound. When he is not at work, Luis spends most of his time with family and enjoys sports and travelling.
Angelina Van Sprundel MRCVS
Angelina is originally from the Netherlands and moved to Belgium in 1993. She qualified from Ghent University in Belgium in 2001 and soon moved to England. Angelina started at Beaumont as a locum vet in the summer of 2014 and decided to stay on permanently the following spring. Her favourite parts of the job are interacting with the owner and their pet, emergency surgery and ultrasound imaging. Outside of work she enjoys painting, sculpting and gardening.
Anna Welchew BA VetMB MRCVS
Having qualified from Cambridge University in 2004, Anna moved directly to Oxfordshire to work in small animal practice and joined the team at Beaumont in 2015. She loves all aspects of small animal practice but has a particular interest in surgery and diagnostic ultrasound. When not at work Anna enjoys spending time with her young family, swimming, baking and playing the piano and cello.
Nicola Wyatt BSc BVetMed MRCVS
Nicola qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1998 and spent a year working in mixed practice, mainly with cattle, before switching to small animal work. She has been working at Beaumont Vets since 2000 with a few breaks to have her three children and about a year and a half away while she did some teaching. Nicola enjoys all aspects of small animal general practice and works predominantly at the Headington branch. In her time away from work she spend her time being a mum, making and decorating cakes, running, reading and gardening. Nicola has a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Ruby, three chickens, two guinea pigs and a tank of tropical fish.