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Elizabeth Partridge

Practice Manager

We are delighted to announce that Liz has accepted our offer to become Practice Manager. Liz has been our Nursing Manager since 2016 but has recently passed her Veterinary Practice Managers Association Certificate to become a qualified Practice Manager, also completing her Level 5 in Leadership and Management and now joins the management team at the Dawlish surgery.

Liz qualified in 1997 as a Veterinary Nurse after attending college at the Bristol Vet School, Langford. She has travelled to Zimbabwe, Australia, New Zealand and Bali, eventually coming home to a Head Nurse position in a mixed practice in Somerset. She relocated back to Devon where she became Head Nurse of a small animal surgery in Exeter for 6 years and then joined a mixed practice in Totnes after the birth of her son. Her hobbies include reading, gardening, swimming and walking.

Amy Hutchins

Finance Manager

I started working for Bay Vet Group in 2011 and have had many varying roles within the practice from receptionist to Student Veterinary Nurse. I now work as the Practice Finance Manager dealing with all of the pet insurance claims for the five branches, collating invoices and other financial controls.

I love being part of a practice that is constantly growing and evolving as well as working with an amazing group of people.

I have an ever-growing menagerie of pets (most have been adopted through work) including a horse, 3 cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and a chinchilla. Outside of work I enjoy horse-riding, Pilates and travelling.

Shannon Wicks


I joined Bay Vet Group in 2016 having previously worked in a Veterinary Practice in the USA. I am just about to start my training to become a Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) to dispense medications.

I absolutely love working with and around animals, I have a gorgeous dog of my own who I enjoy taking for walks on the beach and the moors.

I love travelling and have so far travelled around Europe, Thailand and the USA.

I am now very excited to have been promoted to working alongside the office team from October 2018

Bernadette Ogree



Claire Bamford

Marketing Manager
I started working for Bay Vet Group in 2016 supporting their marketing. I have recently returned from furlough.

Outside of work I have two little monkeys, Daniel and Jonathan, to look after who keep me busy.


Tamsin Pridham

Receptionist – Dawlish.

I’ve recently moved from Bristol to Dawlish, to be closer to family and fulfil my dream to live by the sea.  I previously worked at Rowe Vets in Yate, as Head Receptionist and I’m delighted to continue doing the job that I absolutely love.

In my spare time, I enjoy Yoga, camping and exploring new places.  So if you see me on the beach at Dawlish with my two dogs, then come and say hello!

Danielle Pritchard

Receptionist – Dawlish.

I have recently relocated to the area and somehow managed to be invited to be a part of such a truly wonderful team at Bay Vet Group. This is my first role involving animals on a professional basis and I am overwhelmed with excitement at the prospect of seeing all the furries on a daily basis!

Having been born and raised in Zimbabwe I was constantly surrounded by animals (domestic and wild) and have missed being around them since leaving. I currently do not have a dog of my own though it is a work in progress with convincing the partner – so any advice is welcomed! I am however a very proud Aunty of a Bichon X Maltese that, as you can imagine, rules the roost!

Sophia Chalk

Receptionist – Teignmouth

I joined Bay Vet Group in March 2017 as I’d always had an interest in veterinary practice. I have three dogs and occasionally foster dogs as required. I am a trained canine groomer and am now working towards a degree in canine behaviour. When I’m not working or studying I enjoy training with my dogs, cooking and spending time with my family.

Lauren Brazier

Receptionist (Site Manager) – Torquay.

I started working with animals when I was 12 years old and I’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing animals including Guide Dogs and rescue donkeys/horses & mules.

I’ve been a Veterinary Receptionist for 6 years and have worked at Bay Vet Group since 2014 and I thoroughly enjoy my job. I have a rescue Staffie who comes to work with me every day, and I love to compete on my Arab horse in jumping and endurance .

Rachael Langdon-Tait

Receptionist – Paignton.


Clare Walker

Receptionist – Dawlish.

I started working for Bay Vet Group in August 2018 as a receptionist then joined the nursing team as a veterinary nursing assistant. I realised that I missed the client interaction on the front desk so have returned to the reception role I love.

I have always loved animals from a young age and have shared my home with a few growing up! I enjoy all aspects of my job and there is always something new for me to learn.
Most of my spare time is spent with my collie dog Millie, we can often be found exploring rock pools on the beach or investigating the ducks on the green.

Daniela Hamilton

Receptionist – Torquay.


Beth Dick

Receptionist – Paignton


Kandis Nelson

Receptionist – .




Our veterinary reception team are dedicated to treating your pet like their own.


We provide our reception staff with continual training and opportunities to develop their skills to ensure that our level of customer care is always improving.

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Recent Bay Vet Group Blog Posts

Special offers, interesting cases and useful information.


Unfortunately due to a combination of Covid restrictions and a huge surge in cat ownership across the world there is now a global shortage of cat vaccines. To ensure we can protect as many cats as possible with the limited doses available we are prioritising kitten...

Coronavirus update 12/09/21

We have taken the decision to now allow a limited number of people into our surgeries. One client per pet will be allowed into the consult room if you wish. We are happy to continue providing a kerbside consultation service for those clients who wish to still be seen...

Coronavirus update 19th July

With the rising coronavirus cases locally and nationally we have taken the decision to continue providing our services as we have been for the past few months. We will continue to operate a closed door policy at our Dawlish, Teignmouth and Paignton surgeries to reduce...

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