Veterinary surgeons

Anna Welchew

Having qualified from Cambridge University in 2004 I moved directly to Oxfordshire to work in small animal practice and joined the team at Beaumont in 2015. I love all aspects of small animal general practice but have a particular interest in surgery and diagnostic ultrasound. When not at work I enjoy spending time with my young family, swimming, baking and playing the piano and cello.

Luis Poyatos-Villa

I 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, I worked in a mixed practice in the Midlands before joining Beaumont Veterinary Clinic in 2005. During this time I developed a special interest in orthopedic surgery, cardiology and diagnostic ultrasound.

When I am not at work I spend most of my time with my family and enjoy sports and traveling.

Nicola Wyatt

I qualified from the royal veterinary college in 1998 and spent about a year working in mixed practice mainly with cattle before switching to small animal. I have been working at Beaumont vets since 2000 with a few breaks to have my 3 children and about a year and a half away while I did some teaching. I enjoy all aspects of small animal general practice and work predominantly at the Headington branch.

In my time away from work I spend my time being a mum, making and decorating cakes, running, reading and gardening. I have a Cavalier King Charles spaniel called Ruby, 3 chickens, 2 guinea pigs and a tank of tropical fish.

Rebecca Costar

I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2006 and joined the Botley Road branch in November 2010. My particular interests are small animal surgery and exotics. I have a special affinity towards our feline friends.

I have a rescue moggie (Eddie), a cocker spaniel (Bruern), a Labrador (Molly) and two border collie crossbreeds (Bob and Nip) who works our sheep on the family’s farm.  Most of my spare time is now spent with my two children and helping out on the farm, although I do still enjoy horse riding when I can.

Ros Jones

I qualified from Bristol Vet School in 2001 and have worked at the Kidlington branch since March 2003. I enjoy all aspects of being a ‘GP’ but have a particular interest in complementary treatments. I have completed a Diploma in Essential Oil Therapy for Animals and more recently I have completed a GP certificate in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Management.

At home I have a three legged rescued cat named Pumpkin. I also look after six horses that I try 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, take part in Trec competitions. More recently we have taken up horseback archery

Angelina Van Sprundel

I am originally from the Netherlands and moved to Belgium in 1993. I qualified from Ghent University in Belgium in 2001 and soon moved to England. I have been working as a small animal vet since. I started at Beaumont as a locum vet in the summer of 2014 and decided to stay on permanently the following spring. My favourite parts of the job are interacting with the owner and their pet, emergency surgery and ultrasound imaging.

Outside of work I enjoy painting, sculpting and gardening.

Diana Kennedy

Diana Kennedy

I qualified from Liverpool University in 2016 and began to work at Beaumont Vets since August 2016.

I have a pet rat called Tom who I love to train to do tricks. I also share my life with a two dogs (Honey and Shadow) and two rabbits (Hazel and Fiver). I am a really creative person and enjoy painting, drawing and silver jewellery making.

I really enjoy routine surgery, abdominal ultrasonography as well as seeing exotics. I find animal behaviour really interesting and hence I also help to run the evening Puppy Parties.


Elizabeth Murch

I qualified from Liverpool University in 2012. I spent three years working in small animal practice in Hertfordshire before a year of work and travel in New Zealand and Australia. I joined Beaumont Vets in July 2017.

I particularly enjoyed seeing a variety of exotic wildlife during my time abroad. My other interests include diagnostic ultrasound and medicine.

In my spare time I enjoy cycling, tennis, skiing and walking in the countryside. My family have a black Labrador called Poppy and a Burmese cat called Louis.

Alba Bello

My name is Alba and I 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, I have worked in several practices in England and Scotland and I have completed a Rotating Internship at the University of Cambridge. I am particularly interested in internal medicine; I am currently undertaking a RCVS Certificate in Advance Veterinary Practice in this discipline. Outside of work, I collaborate 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.