Our Veterinary Surgeons

We are currently
7 ˝ veterinary surgeons who share a team approach to our work. Our reasonable spread of ages, backgrounds and varied experiences allow for good communication and sharing of skills. Although we share all aspects of the workload between us, we each have particular interests. Any problem cases will be discussed within the team, drawing on particular areas of expertise as necessary.

Veterinary surgeons may take postgraduate certificate training in particular fields of interest. We are currently in the fortunate position of having certificate holders in the fields of radiology, ophthalmology
and surgery.

Alison Somers
Ruth Humphreys
Kate Jackson

Alison Somers graduated from London University in 1989. She obtained the Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 1995 and became a partner in 1997. She particularly enjoys all aspects of ophthalmology. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, travelling and spending time with her daughters Megan and Lauren.


Kate Jackson joined us in 2000. Kate qualified in 1996 from London university. Kate is particularly interested in cardiology and is studying for the post-graduate certificate in cardiology. She became a partner in the firm this year. Her hobbies are horse riding, keep fit and mountain biking.

Ruth Humphreys qualified from London University in 1999 with honours. Ruth was born in and has spent most of her life in Bishop’s Stortford. She  spent much of her student practical time working with us and at local farms before joining us as a vet and now as a partner. Her veterinary interests include equine work, surgery and treatment of small mammals especially rabbits. She has her own rat and cat. In her spare time she enjoys riding, sports and watching films.


Rosemary Cowper (not pictured) qualified from Glasgow in 1980. She is especially interested in all aspects of canine and feline behaviour and dealing with problems associated with it. Outside of work, she is a school governor and enjoys hill walking and spending time with her 3 children.


Neil Macleod gained his degree at Edinburgh University in 1996 and joined us in Bishop's Stortford this year. He has worked previously in Yorkshire and Australia, gaining much experience in all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery. In his spare time he enjoys climbing and skiing. 


Louise Williams


Our nurses

As well as caring for hospitalised patients and attending those in theatre, our nursing staff are available for appointments. For full details of services available, please see under facilities

Our reception and office staff

While reception staff are available during all opening hours, our office staff (for general queries) are available between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00p.m.



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