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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.

Milly Roper

Veterinary Surgeon

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Milly Roper

Veterinary Surgeon

Milly started here at Axe Valley after graduating from The University of Bristol in 2017, and is back with us after a brief stint in Essex. Her main interests are surgery and emergency medicine. When she's not at work, Milly enjoys walking her dog Raffa, playing volleyball, and going to the pub.

Imogen Purvis

Veterinary Surgeon

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Imogen Purvis

Veterinary Surgeon

Imogen grew up surrounded by animals in Somerset and becoming a vet was always her vocation. After completing her qualifications at the University of Nottingham Imogen was keen to return to Axe Valley where she previously spent time as a student; and was thrilled to join the team in July 2018.

Imogen loves the outdoors, be it skiing or exploring new walking routes around the UK. She also enjoys experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, often watched eagerly by her dog Tilly, and rescue cats Pheobe and Paloma.

Caroline Burt

Veterinary Nurse

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Caroline Burt

Veterinary Nurse

Caroline developed an interest in the Veterinary Profession at a young age when she used to bring her animals to Axe Valley. She went on to complete a course in Animal Management before starting her career as an Animal Nursing Assistant in 2011. She continued to gain knowledge and experience, qualifying in 2018 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse, and has joined the team recently working in both Blackford and Wells.

In her spare time she enjoys gundog training, paddle boarding, and exploring new places.   

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!

Charlotte Bowley

Receptionist

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Charlotte Bowley

Receptionist

Charlotte started at Axe Valley in September 2019 after deciding to take a break from Nurse Training. You can find her in the Wells branch with her sidekick Finn the welsh collie, and will be going on maternity leave in May. 

In Charlotte's spare time she like to go for long walks with Finn. 

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.

Milly Roper

Veterinary Surgeon

Milly started here at Axe Valley after graduating from The University of Bristol in 2017, and is back with us after a brief stint in Essex. Her main interests are surgery and emergency medicine. When she's not at work, Milly enjoys walking her dog Raffa, playing volleyball, and going to the pub.

Imogen Purvis

Veterinary Surgeon

Imogen grew up surrounded by animals in Somerset and becoming a vet was always her vocation. After completing her qualifications at the University of Nottingham Imogen was keen to return to Axe Valley where she previously spent time as a student; and was thrilled to join the team in July 2018.

Imogen loves the outdoors, be it skiing or exploring new walking routes around the UK. She also enjoys experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, often watched eagerly by her dog Tilly, and rescue cats Pheobe and Paloma.

Caroline Burt

Veterinary Nurse

Caroline developed an interest in the Veterinary Profession at a young age when she used to bring her animals to Axe Valley. She went on to complete a course in Animal Management before starting her career as an Animal Nursing Assistant in 2011. She continued to gain knowledge and experience, qualifying in 2018 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse, and has joined the team recently working in both Blackford and Wells.

In her spare time she enjoys gundog training, paddle boarding, and exploring new places.   

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!

Charlotte Bowley

Receptionist

Charlotte started at Axe Valley in September 2019 after deciding to take a break from Nurse Training. You can find her in the Wells branch with her sidekick Finn the welsh collie, and will be going on maternity leave in May. 

In Charlotte's spare time she like to go for long walks with Finn.