We are a small animal practice in Wiltshire, first established in 1972. 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. For your added convenience, there’s free parking for clients at the practice.
Melanie Crosnier BSc (Hons) Vet Path BVetMed MRCVS
Melanie qualified at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 2009. She joined the Harris, Hill and Gibbons team in 2011 as an assistant veterinary surgeon and took the role of clinical director at the end of 2012. Melanie has an RCVS certificate in advanced veterinary practice and is now working towards her designation in small animal surgery. She has worked to improve the range of surgical procedures available at HHG and can now offer a number of orthopaedic procedures as well as an extensive range of soft tissue procedures. Melanie is also an enthusiastic medic and she particularly enjoys treating geriatric cats for whom there are so many treatment options for now.
In her spare time you will find her walking her dog, Ellie, who is a well-known face at the practice and spending time with family and friends. She also two cats, Andre and Rafiki, both of whom were rescues that came through the practice.
Jose Ferreira BVetMed MRCVS
Jose qualified as veterinary surgeon at Escola Universitaria Vasco da Gama in Coimbra, Portugal in March 2016. He started work in UK in April 2016 and joined Harris, Hill and Gibbons in August 2017. Jose is also a qualified veterinary nurse, and has been since 2010. Back in Portugal he worked in two different referral hospitals and in the last one he was the head veterinary nurse. Jose’s areas of interest are soft tissue surgery and emergency and critical care. He is interested in starting a certificate in general small animal surgery. In his spare time Jose likes to do some outdoor sports, CrossFit and gym.
Ninfa Garcia MRCVS
Ninfa qualified on 2015 at Cordoba University in Andalucia, Spain as a veterinary surgeon. Immediately after that she came to the UK. She worked as a meat hygiene inspector for 11 months (while assisting at two different veterinary practices as work experience), then worked a further year in another practice in the South of Reading with small and large animals. Ninfa joined the team here in June 2017. In her spare time she enjoys camping in different places with friends, travelling abroad, reading, watching films and TV and also hiking on sunny days.
Jayne Gibbons BVSc MRCVS
Jayne joined the Harris, Hill and Gibbons team in 1989 as an assistant veterinary surgeon. She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice and surgery, but her main interests include small furries and rabbits. In her spare time you will find her either on the tennis courts, cooking, walking, watching films or at St Thomas’ Church. At home she has a Labrador x Collie called Moss and three mischievous kittens called Basil, Paprika and Parsley. Jayne’s favourite animals are rabbits.
Matt Green BVMSci BVM BVS MRCVS
Matt joined the practice in August 2017 after graduating from the University of Nottingham. His main clinical interests are small animal internal medicine and neurology, and he is hoping to achieve further qualifications in one of these areas in the future. Outside of work, Matt has a passion for wildlife and landscape photography which he developed back home in Northumberland. In his spare time he can normally be found on a badminton court, in the gym, or walking his mischievous Jack Russell Terrier cross, Bandit.
Rosie Keast BSc BVSc MRCVS
Rosie joined the Harris, Hill and Gibbons team in 2011 as an assistant veterinary surgeon. She works part-time for the practice on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. She has two degrees, initially at Bristol University in anatomical science graduating in 1999, and then at Liverpool University in veterinary science, graduating in 2004. Rosie then worked for the PDSA for six years, until going on maternity leave in 2010. She has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery.
In her spare time, Rosie enjoys cooking, eating out, walking, swimming, knitting and watching films. She rarely gets a chance to do most of these however, as she has two small children! Rosie’s favourite animals are cats, but she greatly enjoys cuddles with dogs. She has recently taken on two stray cats who are very much part of the family now.
Victoria Mills McLachlan BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS
Victoria joined the Harris, Hill and Gibbons team in 2012 as an assistant veterinary surgeon. She previously worked in a practice near Birmingham, and is interested in rabbit medicine. She also has a degree in zoology. In her spare time you’ll find her playing netball, drawing and painting, or doing some gardening. She has a ginger cat called Min, who she found as a stray several years ago. Vicki’s favourite animals are cats.
Ailsa Pringle MRCVS
Ailsa joined the practice in October 2014 as a new graduate vet. She graduated from St George’s University in Grenada, in the West Indies (Caribbean) and has lived in several different countries around the world. Her heart appears to be in the West Country though and we think she’s here to stay. In her spare time Ailsa loves walking her family dog, Bramble, riding her friends’ horses and cuddling up in front of the TV with her three cats - Dudley, Elda and Keith.
Suzanne Ravenscroft BVSc BSc MRCVS
Suzanne graduated as a vet from Bristol University in 2016 with an additional degree in anatomical science, and joined the Harris, Hill & Gibbons team in November 2016. She is interested in all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery especially neurology and ophthalmology and is particularly interested in treating exotic animals such as reptiles, birds and small furries. Outside of work Suzanne enjoys travelling abroad to hot countries and learning foreign languages. She likes to spend her evenings doing craft and dress-making while curled up on the sofa with her once-bald cat, Misty and crested gecko, Gizmo.