We are a small animal practice in Ivybridge, first established in the 1960s. We are passionate about animals and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care. We are open Monday to Saturday and provide 24-hour emergency care.
Steve qualified from Cambridge in 1989 and worked for two years in a mixed practice in Banbury, then for another 10 years in Abingdon, before moving back to Devon 2001. It was here that he joined David Gabriel in mixed animal practice doing small animal and cattle work, however a few years ago the practice decided to focus on small animal work. Steve and David sold the practice to CVS in 2013. Steve took on the role of clinical director for Filham Park Vets and a couple of years ago also became a clinical director of Woodlands Veterinary Group in Plymouth and Ivybridge. Clinically Steve mainly concentrates on surgery, especially orthopaedics, as well as exotics. Away from work he is a football coach and regularly participates in local runs - he has collected a number of Ivybridge 10k shirts in a range of fetching colours. At home Steve has a dog named Bronnie, who he adopted as a puppy from Gables Farm Cats and Dogs Home.
Cherish Sibbing MRCVS
Cherish graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2013. She spent her first year working in mixed animal practice and has since worked in small animal practice; joining Filham Park Vets in 2015. Cherish is a member of the Clinical Guidelines and Clinical Advisory Committee for CVS and is currently studying her certificate in veterinary business management which she hopes to complete in 2019. Clinically Cherish is interested in dentistry, surgery and imaging. At home with her husband Cherish has many animals: two Yorkshire Terriers named Ted and Sally, a Cockapoo named Sunny, a German Shepherd named Elsie, two rescue oriental cats called Rupert and Delilah, a tortoise named Boo and a parrot named Mia. In her spare time she enjoys travelling and walking her collection of dogs.
Oana Drăniceru MRCVS
Oana qualified in 2016 from Iasi University in Romania. She came to the UK straight after qualifying to start her career in small animal medicine. She joined Filham Park Veterinary Clinic as a new graduate in June 2017. Oana is interested in developing her surgical skills. Oana recently moved to Ivybridge with her husband and after buying their first house together they have recently adopted a dog from Gables Cats and Dogs Home, a Pug x French Bulldog named Casey. They both love the area and look forward to exploring the Devon coast with their new four-legged friend.
Alan Johnson BVetMed MRCVS
Alan started working at Filham Park Veterinary Clinic in July 2018 after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in London. He studied at Ivybridge Community College and did his work experience as a student here so has enjoyed coming back to Devon and working with the Filham Park team! Clinically Alan has a keen interest in neurology and emergency critical care. In his spare time he enjoys going snorkelling, kayaking, paddle boarding, playing golf and walking his German Shepherd, Kevin.
Zoe Rickard BVSc MRCVS
Zoe qualified in 2008 from Liverpool University and started her career in a small animal practice in Cheshire, followed by a post as a mixed practitioner in Suffolk. She joined Filham Park Vets in September 2009. Zoe is currently working towards a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice. She handles a large portion of our diagnostic imaging, especially performing our echocardiography. Zoe is married with two children and owns two ponies called Prince and Sprite. In her spare time Zoe volunteers for StreetVet, offering her veterinary knowledge and skills to the homeless pets of Plymouth.
Sarah Tompkins BVetMed MRCVS
Sarah studied to become a Vet at the Royal Veterinary in London and qualified in 2019 joining the Filham Park Veterinary Clinic team as her first job in August 2019. Her favourite part of her job so far has been meeting all of the clients and getting to know their pets. At home Sarah has her own pet dog and horse, as well as a family cat and dog. When not working Sarah enjoys horse riding across Dartmoor, going to the beach, taking part in yoga or getting creative with different crafts such as knitting.