Meet the team!

Martin Fieldhouse
Martin Fieldhouse - MRCVS, BVSc

Martin qualified from the University of Liverpool in 1976 and returned to his local area after spending 3 years in a mixed animal practice in West Wales. Martin had a spacial interest in the natural world from an early age on and is a strong believer in the provision of local veterinary services to the general public, horse owners and farmers.

Vicky Fieldhouse
Vicky Fieldhouse - MRCVS

Vicky graduated from the University of Dublin in 1985.She spent 5 years in a predominantly dairy practice in Cork before returning to England. She worked in London at the PDSA clinic for a year before joining the team in Dulverton, where she now enjoys all aspects of mixed practice work.

Patricia Söndgen-Brown
Patricia Söndgen-Brown - MRCVS

Patricia Söndgen-Brown, MRCVS qualified from Justus-Liebig-University Gießen in 1996 and has been with the practice since 2002 after spending some time in research. She enjoys the full range of mixed animal work and has a special interest in orthopaedics. Patricia is married with four children and enjoys running with her dog Ella.

Debbie Wright
Debbie Wright

Debbie Wright, practice manager, started with Dulverton Vets in January 2015. Debbie's background is in dentistry (dental practice manager). Debbie is married with two grown-up children and helps with her husband's local business.

Nicola Newman
Nicola Newman – MRCVS

Nicola Newman qualified from the university of Bristol 1986. She started in mixed practice and now does small animal work only. Nicola started with us in March 2020. She has completed a course on Veterinary animal acupuncture. In her spare time she has a flock of 150 ewes, enjoys walking her dogs and horse riding.


Lucinda Adshead
Lucinda Adshead - RVN

Lucinda Adshead, RVN, is a qualified vet. nurse, who has previously worked in Surrey in referral and first opinion small animal practice. Lucinda joined Dulverton Vets in October 2018. She is married and enjoys agility with her four dogs and horse riding.

Zara Mayo
Zara Mayo - Student Nurse

Zara Mayo, Student Nurse, has joined us in 2019. Zara has a strong interest in equines, she has been rescuing and breaking them in for several years. She lives with her partner and their dog.

Rachel McDonald
Rachel McDonald - Veterinary Care Assistant

Rachel joined the practice in 2020, as a Veterinary Care Assistant. She loves caring for the animals who visit the practice. She lives in Exmoor with her family and their two lurchers. Rachel enjoys exploring Exmoor and going on family adventures.

Emma Luxton
Emma Luxton - Receptionist

Emma Luxton, Receptionist, joined the practice in April 2023. She grew up on a farm and has a strong background in the farming industry and equine. Emma is living locally with her husband and their two children.


Opening hours

Mon-Fri: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
-by appointment only-
Saturday: 9:00AM - 11:30AM
- by appointment only-

Tue AND Fri: 3:30PM - 4:00PM
- by appoinment only-

TELEPHONE NUMBER: 01398 323285

Good to know

Covid-19 latest

We have received a lot of positive feedback from our clients regarding our appointment system which has been in place since the start of the pandemic. The main advantages of this system other than keeping us all safer, are:
  • no overcrowding of the car park
  • reduced waiting times
  • less stress for the animals
We therefore decided as a practice to stick to our appointment only system and not to return to open surgeries even in a post pandemic environment.


Repeat Prescriptions

We can be extremely busy at times, so if we have seen your pet within the last 6 months, please ring or email us with your request and we will have it ready for you when you arrive. We would also kindly ask you to order flea and tick treatments in advance to minimise waiting times. Thank you. Tel:01398 323285

Please ring us during opening times (9:00am -5:00pm), if possible 24 hours in advance, in case your prescription needs to be ordered in.