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Meet your Wells team 

Axe Valley are fortunate enough to have a supportive team of vets, nurses and administrative staff, many of whom have been with us for an extended period. All our staff are here to help with all your pets needs and are happy to help in providing a 24 hour service 365 days a year.

Louise Brooker

Director

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Louise Brooker

Director

Lou studied at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London She graduated in 1996. Lou initially worked in mixed practices in Mid Wales and Shropshire, before coming to Axe Valley in 1998. Lou became a Director in 2007.

Lou studied at Southampton University for her Post Graduate diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling.

Before Lou's leg gave way, she was one of the first female rugby union referees in the country, and refereed all over the south of England.

Lou has three rescue dogs, one mad collie called Meg, an ex-puppy farm cocker spaniel Gwen and Kira a Chalkie. Her weekends are spent trying wear both them and her children out! Her two cats "Trouble" and "Strife" live up to their names and are well known in the village for their antics.

Rachel Whitear

Veterinary Surgeon

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Rachel Whitear

Veterinary Surgeon

Rachel qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from the University of Bristol in 2006 and initially worked at a mixed practice in Devon. In 2007, Rachel decided to move into small animal practice and returned to her home county of Somerset, where she has continued to treat a multitude of different companion animals from dogs and cats through to rabbits and chickens.
Outside of work, Rachel has a busy life running a farm, where she looks after horses, sheep, chickens, dogs and cats. In her spare time, she loves to walk her golden retrievers across the mendip hills, ride her beautiful horses through the fields and bake lots of cakes!

Kath Laycock

Veterinary Nurse

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Kath Laycock

Veterinary Nurse

Kath started here at Axe Valley in June 2014 after qualifying in 2000. She enjoys all aspects of nursing especially emergency nursing, critical care and nursing consultations. Kath is currently running puppy, Junior and Adolescence groups from Winchester farm in Cheddar on a Tuesday.

Away from work Kath has a busy home with 2 young children, a fiancé, 2 Labradors and chickens and enjoys horse riding and walking with the dogs.

Abi Bell

Receptionist

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Abi Bell

Receptionist

Abi recently joined the practice in October 2017. She covers the reception for Woolavington and Wells. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding and spending time with her little dog Ronnie who you may also see at work in the reception area.

Liz Gay

Receptionist

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Liz Gay

Receptionist

Liz joined the reception team at Wells in 2000, helped out by her cocker spaniel Jazzi. She also enjoys looking after her 2 cats Morris and Tessie who were both rescued as stray kittens. Liz enjoys walking in the countryside locally and on the coastal footpaths.

Sharon Organ

Receptionist

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Sharon Organ

Receptionist

Sharon has been with Axe Valley for  8 years and works three days a week at our Wells Practice. Her elderly Pom Cross " Little Oz"  is well known at the surgery and is usually found in his bed behind the counter and is well loved by the customers. Sharon also has a German Shepherd called Shanti, an elderly Cat called Smirny and Popeye the mischevious parrot!

Louise Brooker

Director

Lou studied at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London She graduated in 1996. Lou initially worked in mixed practices in Mid Wales and Shropshire, before coming to Axe Valley in 1998. Lou became a Director in 2007.

Lou studied at Southampton University for her Post Graduate diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling.

Before Lou's leg gave way, she was one of the first female rugby union referees in the country, and refereed all over the south of England.

Lou has three rescue dogs, one mad collie called Meg, an ex-puppy farm cocker spaniel Gwen and Kira a Chalkie. Her weekends are spent trying wear both them and her children out! Her two cats "Trouble" and "Strife" live up to their names and are well known in the village for their antics.

Rachel Whitear

Veterinary Surgeon

Rachel qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from the University of Bristol in 2006 and initially worked at a mixed practice in Devon. In 2007, Rachel decided to move into small animal practice and returned to her home county of Somerset, where she has continued to treat a multitude of different companion animals from dogs and cats through to rabbits and chickens.
Outside of work, Rachel has a busy life running a farm, where she looks after horses, sheep, chickens, dogs and cats. In her spare time, she loves to walk her golden retrievers across the mendip hills, ride her beautiful horses through the fields and bake lots of cakes!

Kath Laycock

Veterinary Nurse

Kath started here at Axe Valley in June 2014 after qualifying in 2000. She enjoys all aspects of nursing especially emergency nursing, critical care and nursing consultations. Kath is currently running puppy, Junior and Adolescence groups from Winchester farm in Cheddar on a Tuesday.

Away from work Kath has a busy home with 2 young children, a fiancé, 2 Labradors and chickens and enjoys horse riding and walking with the dogs.

Abi Bell

Receptionist

Abi recently joined the practice in October 2017. She covers the reception for Woolavington and Wells. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding and spending time with her little dog Ronnie who you may also see at work in the reception area.

Liz Gay

Receptionist

Liz joined the reception team at Wells in 2000, helped out by her cocker spaniel Jazzi. She also enjoys looking after her 2 cats Morris and Tessie who were both rescued as stray kittens. Liz enjoys walking in the countryside locally and on the coastal footpaths.

Sharon Organ

Receptionist

Sharon has been with Axe Valley for  8 years and works three days a week at our Wells Practice. Her elderly Pom Cross " Little Oz"  is well known at the surgery and is usually found in his bed behind the counter and is well loved by the customers. Sharon also has a German Shepherd called Shanti, an elderly Cat called Smirny and Popeye the mischevious parrot!