Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.
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Stephen Pullan - Veterinary Surgeon BVSc MRCVS
I qualified in 1987 with Honours from Liverpool University. After three years in Mixed practice I specialised in Companion Animal work. I was drawn by the intensity of the relationships and the boundless diversity of character that pets show. I set up Oldland House veterinary surgery in 1993 in order to establish a practice that concentrated on building good relationships between veterinary staff and clients.
Our values are; passion for animals and all their qualities, harmony in the sense that best results happen when we all work together, respect for living creatures -humans and animals.
I feel very privileged to work with animals and continue to enjoy my work immensely. I love the constant challenge that animal medicine offers. Particularly the effective combining of rational, emotional and intuitive thinking that I find works best.
Working together with other veterinary staff , clients and , of course, our animal patients to get the best possible outcome for the patient is fulfilling and exciting.
I am grateful to my staff and clients, many of whom have been with me since the first year that we opened.
Out of the work-place, I enjoy walking, cooking, being creative with fabrics, swimming, music,reading and learning new things. I have always had an animal family which has at some time or other included dogs,cats,sheep,pigs,fish,chickens,ducks, a Golden Pheasant called Percy who just turned up one day…
I find that as I enter the second half of life, I have a renewed passion for the world around me and all the diversity and beauty of life, but also an increasing sensitivity to the pain and hardship that is a part of existence. Marrying the two together is life’s experience and a source of endless learning. I am grateful for all the many things that I have learnt from animals and I find that my love and respect for them only grows as time passes.
Signe Frei - Veterinary Surgeon MRCVS
I joined the practice in September 2021. I am originally from Denmark and I graduated from vet school in Copenhagen in 2004. I moved to the UK soon after and worked in two different practices first in Hertfordshire and later in Essex. In 2020 I moved to Yatton where I did locum work for a year before coming to Oldland House.
Throughout my career I have worked with both pets, farm animals and horses but in recent years I have just worked with small animals, which I really enjoy.
In my spare time I enjoy walking with my lurcher Fern and I am also a keen nature photographer.
I am looking forward to settling into life at Oldland House and getting to know the team and clients and their many lovely animals better.
Penny Evans - Practice Administrator
I first started working at Oldland House not long after I moved to Bristol in 2003. I began as a receptionist but when my youngest daughter was born in 2012, I became the surgery’s book-keeper and administrator. I work mostly from home but I’m often at the surgery picking up paperwork or paying the wages.
In my other life I am married with three children and a menagerie of horses, two dogs and a cat! We have been Arabian horse owners for many years and enjoy breeding foals from our small group of mares.
Mandy Evans - Nurse
I have nursed at Oldland House for 25 years this year and over that time have met some wonderful furry friends and their owners. I have had the pleasure of doing a job that I always wanted to do, and to work with a bunch of great people, it never feels like I’m going to work!!
I have always had pets and at the moment I have a Border Terrier called Percy, a Lurcher called Billy, Archie the Ragdoll X and a tankful of tropical fish.
I have always had horses and spent lots of years competing. At the moment I have a Hanoverian called Otis. I love the outside and enjoy walking and have a love for wildlife and birds.
Emily Day - Nurse
I’ve grown up around animals since birth and always said I wanted to work with them when I was older – I think I watched a lot of Animal Hospital!
After leaving secondary school I went straight on to do Animal Care at college. This is where I joined the team at Oldland for my work placement. After this I proceeded to apply for another course but unfortunately the college could no longer run it. I carried on coming to Oldland once a week as I enjoyed my experience. The beginning of 2012 I was offered a job at the practice and that is where my career as a nurse began. I have since completed a Animal Nursing Assistant qualification!
I am thoroughly enjoying my time at Oldland and I’m glad to have fulfilled my dreams of working with animals. I have 2 dogs at home a Westie called Poppy and a Siberian Husky called Kara. We also have (current count) 13 rabbits!! Most of whom are rescue rabbits or waifs and strays. In my spare time I enjoy going on walks, camping, cooking and baking! – You may get your hands on one of my cakes at our charity cake sales!
Sophie Akerman - Receptionist
I’ve recently joined Oldland House Veterinary Surgery after working for a short time in a Veterinary Hospital in Bath. As I’ve always wanted to work with animals, it feels like it’s taken such a long time to finally be working with them and spending my days seeing lots of cute pets makes me wish I’d taken the leap much sooner.
Michelle Short - Receptionist
I have always had a love of animals and have never been without a pet throughout my life. I currently have a little cross breed called Milo who is now 7 and earlier this year I adopted a Jack Russell that was in foster care, I think she is around 6 or 7 and I have called her Libby. I also have a old cat called Esther who is 22 years old.
I started working in a vets around 9 years ago when my daughter was a Saturday kennel assistant. A vacancy came up on reception for Saturday’s and as I was taking and picking up my daughter anyway I decided to apply. I loved it and was soon working there evenings alongside my full time job in finance.
From this I then went to work as a receptionist full time when a position became available at another local practice. Just recently I came to Oldland House to take on part time hours. I am thoroughly enjoying working for a small, friendly, independent practice.
Brenda and Ned - Practice Greeters and Eaters
I am a black and white Gloucestershire farm Whippet. You may see me around – my role at the practice is greeting and being friendly and dainty. I love a good run and then home for cuddles and blankets to snuggle in.
I am the practice cat – my dad says I’m a menace but he’s just being cranky. My life passion is eating – pretty much anything will do!
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