We are a group of small animal practices in North Devon, first established in 1996. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians 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 six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care.
Kathrine qualified as a vet from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1997. She joined Argyll in 2007 after moving to North Devon to be near family, and became clinical director in 2013. Kathrine has a particular interest in surgery and is currently studying towards a postgraduate certificate in the subject. Outside of work Kathrine is a cub scout leader and enjoys walking, rowing and baking. She has three children and various pets.
Anne Breckenridge BVMS MRCVS
Anne founded Argyll Vets in 1996 and has over 30 years of experience with interests in all aspects of veterinary practice. To relax, she jumps off hills and mountains with a paraglider attached; so if you look up when you are in Woolacombe on a nice day, you may well see her in the air!
Janet Clift BVetMed MRCVS
Janet graduated from the RVC London in 1985. She has been with Argyll Vets since 2003 and can be found mainly at our Ilfracombe branch. Janet enjoys all aspects of caring for your pets and has special interests in feline medicine and cardiology. When not at work she loves being outdoors. Despite not enjoying the cold, Janet can be found surfing in all weathers. She also enjoys camping in her VW van, walking on the beaches and Exmoor. Janet has two cats at the moment; Dennis spends most of his time exploring the garden, while Dolly is older and enjoys her home comforts.
Dr Pamela Newman DVM MRCVS
Pamela received her doctorate of veterinary medicine at the University of California, Davis in 1997. She started work in general practice in Washington State in the suburbs north of Seattle and then moved to emergency and critical care work for several years in the same area. During her time in the Pacific Northwest, Pamela also trained for and passed her exams in veterinary acupuncture through IVAS.
Pamela moved to Devon in 2003 and has worked for Argyll Vets since 2005 being the primary consulting vet at the Roundswell surgery since it opened that year. Her main interests are all aspects of internal medicine, critical care, and intensive nursing/patient care. She is keen to pursue her advanced practitioner certificate in internal medicine. She will still see the occasional acupuncture patient but these are by internal referrals only.
In her spare time, Pamela enjoys rambling around the stunning Devon countryside with her canine companion (currently a Border Collie named Ben).
Isabelle NG BVetMed MRCVS
Isabelle hails from Malaysia and joined our practice in September 2017. Graduating from the Royal Veterinary College, she enjoys all aspects of medicine including emergency and reproductive medicine of all animals. Her interest in nature walks brought her to North Devon where she lives with two other vets and a myriad of pets. Isabelle likes dancing, travelling and eating, particularly loving her Malaysian food. Her goals are to gain more expertise in the field of internal medicine and aid research in under-researched aspects of veterinary medicine.
Rita Teixeira DVM MRCVS
Rita qualified from University of Lisbon in 2013. After graduating she spent some time in a wildlife centre in the UK before dedicating herself to small animal practice, working in different areas of England before settling in beautiful Devon and joining Argyll at the start of 2018. Rita loves all aspects of being a vet but has a particular interest in surgery and small furries/exotic animal medicine. In her free time Rita loves exploring the outdoors, sharing long walks with her Border Terrier, Bella. She also enjoys travelling, camping and backpacking when the weather is fair and may be found reading, catching up on TV series or snuggling on the sofa with Mini, her cat, on more wintry days.
Ella Verney BVSc MRCVS
Ella qualified from Bristol University in 2004. Being a farmer’s daughter she was keen to pursue her interest in farm animal medicine as well as the small animal aspects of being a vet. Thus she initially worked in mixed practice, dealing with all types of animals. However she found that her real enthusiasm was working with small animals and their owners so she decided to concentrate in that area. After a short spell as a small animal locum vet she joined Argyll Vets in September 2008. She has an interest in dermatology and enjoys the challenge of itchy dogs. Away from work she spends her time looking after her two children, helping on the family dairy farm and tending to a menagerie of pets.