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Vets

Stuart Gough

Stuart has been with the practice since qualifying from Edinburgh in 1993. As the practice has evolved over the years his primary clinical role has become farm orientated. As farm vets our main task is to ensure that the meat and milk which reaches your kitchen from British Farms is safe and produced to the highest standards of Welfare. Outside work he enjoys turning our British Farm produce into food to be enjoyed over a glass of foreign wine!

Chris Luckhurst

Chris qualified from Edinburgh in 1984 and after an initial stint in Newquay settled in Callington. He has a wealth of experience across all species. He is a member of the British Cattle Veterinary Association, the Sheep Veterinary Society, the British Equine Veterinary Association and the Goat Veterinary Society.

Sarah - BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS

Sarah came back to her roots in Cornwall joining the Calweton team in June 2012 having gained a degree in Animal Science at the University of Nottingham and subsequently her veterinary degree at the University of Liverpool. With a keen interest in all things cows she continues to develop her interests in calf health, cattle fertility and infectious diseases. Camelid medicine also forms a large portion of her working week. In her spare time you can find her dog walking, scuba diving and advancing her skills as a wildlife photographer.

In March 2017, she Joined Chris and Stuart as a Director at Calweton Veterinary Group. 

Miranda - BVSc MRCVS

Miranda has been with the practice since qualifying from Liverpool University in 2003 and has been part time since coming back from maternity leave in 2013.  An experienced mixed practice vet, she has a particular interest in all things Sheep and is an active member of the Sheep Veterinary Society.  When not working or running around after a small child she can be found singing, playing her double bass or surfing.

Jenn

Jenn qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2017 and has been a welcome addition to our farm team.  Prior to starting vet school she has worked worldwide across the USA and Asia, not to mention having worked five lambing seasons and as a relief milker. Originally from Yorkshire, she enjoys hiking, camping, travelling to hot countries and scuba diving and is looking forward to exploring Cornwall.

Lucie

We are pleased to have welcomed Lucie to our team of farm vets in July 2017.  She qualified from the University of Glasgow 's faculty of Veterinary Medicine.  In her spare time she enjoys both outdoor and indoor hockey, occasionally stepping up as umpire. She also hopes to try her hand at surfing. 

Paul

Paul qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2000 and joined the team in 2012. He is an experienced equine vet with a particular interest in fertility and acupuncture. He breeds and shows Warmbloods and is a popular local equine artist.

Dr Keesjan Cornelisse - DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl.ACVIM, MRCVS

With a couple of decades of worldwide experience in both first-opinion and referral equine centres, Keesjan joined the Calweton Equine team in 2016. Following graduation from the Veterinary School of Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 1993 he spent several years in mixed practice in Lincolnshire. He then travelled to the USA and completed a residency in Equine Internal Medicine at Michigan State University, during which time he also obtained a Masters and PhD and is a recognised American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed veterinary journals and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). He is a member of the RCVS, BVA, BEVA and the British College of Veterinary Specialists (BCVSp). During his career he has worked on many challenging equine medical cases, involving patients from the family pony to the high performing equine athlete. Examples of cases can be found via this link.

Rebekah - BVetMed

Rebekah joined the equine team in 2019 having qualified from the Royal Veterinary College. During her veterinary training she spent a month as a surgical extern at Rossdales in Newmarket, and a month at a major equine hospital in Kentucky. She is passionate about all things horse and has a particular interest in lameness investigations. A keen rider, she has competed regularly on her Irish Sports Horse Barney at home in Northern Ireland. She played rugby at university and she is looking forwards to trying some Cornish sports including surfing and gig rowing.

Uke

South African-born Uke (‘Ee-ka’) came to the UK to study at Bristol University’s Vet School, qualifying in 2015 and joining the practice shortly afterwards. One of our small animal vets, outside work she is a keen traveller and enjoys adventure sports such as rock climbing and cycling.

Anna - BVM BVS MRCVS

Anna joined our small animal team in 2017, having qualified from the University of Nottingham. She is a keen horse rider and also enjoys playing badminton. She is looking forward to improving her surfing and learning to sail. She has a dog Tilly with whom she enjoys the challenge of attempting agility competitions!

Owen - BVM BVS MRCVS

Owen joined the small animal team at Calweton after graduating from the University of Nottingham in 2018. In his spare time he enjoys cooking and kayaking. He is looking forward to spending more time exploring the Cornish coastline and countryside.

Rebekah (Bex)

Bex joined the team in 2018 having qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London and works in both our farm and small animal departments. In her spare time she enjoys all things outdoors, especially canoeing, and has played football whilst at university. Originally from Norfolk, she enjoys exploring the coastal paths and hills that Cornwall has to offer!

Rory

Rory graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2018 and is looking forward to getting stuck into both farm and small animal practice! Originally from Yorkshire, he is is excited at the prospect of exploring Cornwall's  surfing beaches, and will definitely be sticking the surfboard in the van for post work trips to the beach. He also hopes to be running, climbing and mountain biking when there's no waves to be had! 

Jake - BVM BVS MRCVS

Jake qualified from Nottingham University in 2018. He joined our small animal team in 2019 following an internship role in a Wiltshire practice.  Outside work he enjoys surfing and is a dab hand in the kitchen.

Jenny

Jenny qualified from London’s Royal Veterinary College in 2009 and joined the practice in 2013. She is currently away on maternity leave and is much missed!

Chris M Luckhurst

Chris Luckhurst qualified in 1984 and has had a nearly 40 year long obsession with Exmoor ponies. An early enthusiast for dentistry before it became popular, he travelled extensively providing equine dental services until injury forced him to reduce his workload. He advises Devon and Cornwall councils on riding stable standards and still enjoys dealing with family Thelwell favourites, who he feels deserve just as much attention as their larger more costly cousins.