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Vets

Stuart Gough

Stuart has been with the practice since qualifying from Edinburgh in 1993. As the practice has evolved over the years his primary clinical role has become farm orientated. As farm vets our main task is to ensure that the meat and milk which reaches your kitchen from British Farms is safe and produced to the highest standards of Welfare. Outside work he enjoys turning our British Farm produce into food to be enjoyed over a glass of foreign wine!

Chris Luckhurst

Chris qualified from Edinburgh in 1984 and after an initial stint in Newquay settled in Callington. He has a wealth of experience across all species. He is a member of the British Cattle Veterinary Association, the Sheep Veterinary Society, the British Equine Veterinary Association and the Goat Veterinary Society.

Sarah

Sarah came back to her roots in Cornwall joining the Calweton team in June 2012 having gained a degree in Animal Science at the University of Nottingham and subsequently her veterinary degree at the University of Liverpool. With a keen interest in all things cows she continues to develop her interests in cattle fertility and infectious diseases. Camelid medicine also forms a large portion of her working week. In her spare time you can find her dog walking, scuba diving and gardening.

Miranda

Miranda has been with the practice since qualifying from Liverpool University in 2003 and has been part time since coming back from maternity leave in 2013.  An experienced mixed practice vet, she as a particular interest in Dairy Udder Health, and in addition to clincal work for the farm and pets team she performs data analysis for our dairy clients. When not working or running around after a small child she can be found singing, playing her double bass or surfing.

Bryony

Bryony qualified from Bristol Vet School in 2007 and has worked at Calweton ever since. Her primary responsibilities lie with the farm side of the practice and she has a particular interest in sheep and beef production. Outside work she helps out on the family farm and is an enthusiastic gig rower.

Jenny

Jenny qualified from London’s Royal Veterinary College in 2009 and joined the practice in 2013. A key member of the small animal team, we are delighted to have her back following her maternity leave.

Uke

South African-born Uke (‘Ee-ka’) came to the UK to study at Bristol University’s Vet School, qualifying in 2015 and joining the practice shortly afterwards. One of our small animal vets, outside work she is a keen traveller and enjoys adventure sports such as rock climbing and cycling.

Simon

Simon qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2005.  After working in various locations around the UK he settled in Cornwall in 2012 and joined Calweton's small animal team in 2016.  He is the father of three small people.  If he has any spare time it is spent on the golf course!

Claire

Claire joined the practice in 2016 having graduated from University College Dublin and enjoys all aspects of small animal work.  At home in Ireland she plays Camogie – a super-fast Irish version of hockey – and is already adapting to hockey Cornish style.  She is also a Gaelic football player.  She has a dog Bailey and a kitten Puss.

Paul

Paul qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2000 and joined the team in 2012. He is an experienced equine vet with a particular interest in fertility and acupuncture. He breeds and shows Warmbloods and is a popular local equine artist.

Laura

Laura joined the practice in 2013 shortly after qualifying from Liverpool University. Her primary responsibilities lie with our equine patients; she is an experienced all-rounder with a particular interest in medicine. She is a keen showjumper.

Dr Keesjan Cornelisse - DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl.ACVIM, MRCVS

With a couple of decades of worldwide experience in both first-opinion and referral equine centres, Keesjan joined the Calweton Equine team in 2016. Following graduation from the Veterinary School of Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 1993 he spent several years in mixed practice in Lincolnshire. He then travelled to the USA and completed a residency in Equine Internal Medicine at Michigan State University, during which time he also obtained a Masters and PhD and is a recognised American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed veterinary journals and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). He is a member of the RCVS, BVA, BEVA and the British College of Veterinary Specialists (BCVSp). During his career he has worked on many challenging equine medical cases, involving patients from the family pony to the high performing equine athlete. Examples of cases can be found via this link.

Raph

Raph travelled to Belgium to study veterinary medicine at Lieges, qualifying in 1996. An experienced mixed practice vet, he has provided TB testing services for the practice since 2012.