Meet Our Team.

We have three fantastic vets, supported by a dedicated team of nurses and assistants. You’ll see a friendly face at each of our clinics and there’s always someone available to help you.

Get to know a little bit more about the people behind the practice below. Between us we have have a menagerie of dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and sheep to keep us busy when we’re not at work!

John Coldicott BVetMed MRCVS (Director)

John qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1974 and has owned The Coldicott Veterinary Clinic since 1984. He opened Kingsway in 2012.  John’s interests are all aspects of mixed practice, especially surgery, laser therapy and acupuncture. He has a special interest in Bulldogs and examines for the Bulldog health scheme. Away from work he has a flock of pedigree British Berrichon sheep and competes with his horse Oliver in National Endurance riding events.

Megan Creese-Smith BVetMed MRCVS (Veterinary Surgeon)

Megan qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2013. She likes the variety of working with animals of all shapes and sizes, enjoying the different challenges that come from with working with different species. Megan particularly enjoys general farm work; cardiology, often making full use of our ECG & heart scanning equipment; and surgery, particularly orthopaedics. She is often known for seeing our exotic patients too.  In her spare time she enjoys scuba diving, cycling, climbing and skiing, often combining this with her love of travelling.

Hannah Mitchell BVetMed MRCVS (Veterinary Surgeon)

Hannah qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016.  She has always had a passion for mixed practice, enjoying working with animals of every size. Hannah has a particular interest in internal medicine and preventative healthcare, often spending hours writing herd/flock health plans. Hannah also loves all aspects of equine practice and has 2 horses at home, Lois and Piglet. A country girl at heart, she enjoys helping on the family farm in Herefordshire. In her remaining free time she enjoys riding her horses and spends weekends away off road car racing.

Shelley Ebsworth RVN (Head Nurse)

Shelley qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2012. Having been with the practice since 2009 she has witnessed its growth, being heavily involved in the set up of the Kingsway branch that opened in 2012. Her particular passion is in physiotherapy and rehabilitation, including laser therapy, so much so that she is hoping to start training as a veterinary physiotherapist before too long. Shelley also enjoys seeing patients at her nurse clinics and watching their progress. At home Shelley has 3 cats, 2 of which are Bengals, but given her own way she would have many more.

Lauren Waring SVN (Student Nurse)

Lauren is currently in her 2nd (and final) year of her veterinary nurse training and is greatly looking forward to earning her RVN title. She has long had an interest in dentistry that has only grown since she started with us in 2016. She loves spending time with her Spaniel Ralph and would one day like to have a Bernese Mountain Dog.

Poppy Trigg (Nursing Assistant)

Poppy is looking forward to starting her veterinary nurse training in April. She has been working with us for a year so she knows what she is letting herself in for and you will probably have seen her around.  Poppy has already developed an interest for imaging, especially ultrasonography. In her spare time she enjoys walking her Irish Setter, Finn, and loves going to the cinema.

Charlotte Barrie (Nursing Assistant)

Charlotte is our newest member of the team and is excited to be starting her veterinary nurse training later this year.  She has recently left the Army as a medic and is looking forward to bringing her skills into a new environment. In her spare time she enjoys walking Dexter, her Miniature Schnauzer.

Natasha White (Receptionist)

Natasha is one of the longest standing members of the team, having been with us for many years now. Alongside her usual reception duties, she works hard to organise the cattle TB testing and runs samples in our in-house laboratory. When not at work she enjoys walking Chloe, her Bull Terrier, and is currently restoring a 1975 VW Beetle.

Emma Cooper (Receptionist)

Emma has been with us since 2003, having dropped to part-time work in the past couple of years to allow her to spend more time with her young daughter. As well as being on reception, Emma ensures that your insurance paperwork goes through smoothly and helps with organising the cattle TB testing. When she gets some time to herself, she likes to compete for her local riding club on her coloured cob, Alfie.