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
Supervisory Veterinary Surgeon
Melanie qualified at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 2009. She joined the Harris, Hill and Gibbons Vets team in 2011. Melanie has an RCVS certificate in advanced veterinary practice and is close to obtaining her designation in small animal surgery. She offers an extensive range of orthopaedic and soft tissue procedures at HHG and is continuing to expand the surgical offering at the practice. In her spare time you will find Melanie 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.
Gemma Bough MRCVS
Gemma graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2018, where (alongside her studies) she was often found on the River Cam, coxing her college’s rowing crew and competing in races every term. She also has an intercalated degree in biological and biomedical sciences, focusing on early developmental biology and conservation science. Gemma's clinical interests lie mainly in medicine, especially endocrinology, cardiology and neurology and she is hoping to work towards a certificate in small animal medicine in the future. She is also keen on clinical pathology, especially in-house haematology and cytology and enjoys scrubbing into a variety of surgeries. In her spare time, Gemma enjoys painting, baking, teaching herself acoustic guitar and keyboard and spending time with her partner.
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 Vets 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 area of interest is soft tissue surgery and he is currently undertaking 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 in 2015 at Cordoba University in Andalucia, Spain as a veterinary surgeon and immediately after that 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 Vets 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 Vets team in 2011 as an assistant veterinary surgeon. She works part-time for the practice on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 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 in Liverpool before moving to Wiltshire and joining the practice. 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 children! Rosie’s favourite animals are cats, but she also greatly enjoys cuddles with dogs. She has two mischievous rescue cats at home – mum and daughter, Bluebell and Daisy.
Sophie Milligan MRCVS
Sophie graduated from the University of Bristol in 2017 and worked for a small animal practice in Salisbury before joining the Harris, Hill and Gibbons Veterinary Group team. She is interested in both surgery and medicine, and particularly enjoys working with dogs. Sophie has a Black Labrador called Juno at home who she loves to take out running with her.
Victoria Mills McLachlan BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS
Victoria joined Harris, Hill and Gibbons Veterinary Group in 2012, having previously worked in a small animal practice near Birmingham. Her clinical interest is in ophthalmology and internal medicine. Currently she owns four cats and five chickens. When not in the practice Victoria's hobbies include netball, running, drawing and painting.
Struan Muirhead MRCVS
After completing a bachelors degree in entomology and an honours degree in environmental tourism, Struan made the next “logical” step and went on to complete his degree in veterinary medicine, qualifying from The University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2008. Having spent four years in Cape Town working in an out of hours role, he decided to move to the UK. His main interests are emergency and critical care and soft tissue surgery. Struan plans to start a certificate in emergency and critical care and works for both our MiNightVet emergency team and the HHG day team. Struan is married to a very tolerant wife and has inherited a son in the process. In his spare time he can be found waist deep in the water trying to tempt fish with a fly rod. Back in Cape Town he had two Spaniels called Vicky and Borris, as well as two cats, Bessie and Charlie, whom he misses dearly.
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.