Meet our Support Staff
Sarah is Cornish born and bred and was brought up in Fowey. Her father was a postman and her mother a housewife and a part-time medical secretary. Before moving to St Veep they started up a Welsh pony stud.
Sarah has qualifications in RSA Pitmans script, RSA II English and RSA III typing. She is the office manager within our practice and is specifically interested in maintaining a happy and cheerful office. Sarah enjoys having a good relationship with the equine clients, and working with colleagues and vets.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, riding, running (and the occasional race) and generally keeping fit. Sarah has a lot of pets.
These include a Syrian hamster, a Russian hamster, six Guinea Pigs, one rabbit, six cats, two dogs, twenty (yes- 20!) ponies and twelve chickens. One of the dogs was rehomed from the practice approx 10 years ago after being involved in a road traffic accident, both hindlegs were dislocated and his pelvis was fractured.
In February 2009 he needed a spinal operation with Colin but he has made a full recovery and is running around once more.
Sam is one of our equine administrators who is responsible for invoicing and stock management. Outside of work she is interested in running and fitness. She has two dogs at home- a retriever and a spaniel.
Her aims are to keep improving our customer service.
Emma Hackett – BSc (Hons)
Emma has a HND in equine science and a BSc (Hons) in animal science (equine). She is one of our equine grooms and is responsible for the day to day tasks of looking after the hospitalised horses.
She also plays a key role in the administration work. She is the daughter of a midwife and funeral director and comes from Cornwall.
Outside of work Emma’s interests include cross-stitch, church, walking, chickens and rug making. Emma has two miniature Shetland ponies, one cat and several chickens. She is a volunteer dog walker for the Cinnamon Trust.
Geoffrey was born in St Wenn where he attended school before commencing secondary education in Bodmin. He was a dairy farmer until 2004.
Within the practice Geoffrey is responsible for maintenance of the buildings in his role as our handyman.
Outside of work he has interests in Cornish wrestling, rugby, auctions and welding. He has dogs and lots of horses.