Jurassic Vets

Outstanding modern veterinary care in a gentle and loving environment.

01395 493333

Woolbrook Rd Sidmouth

Including 24-7 response for pet emergencies

A very experienced vet, Jo has a real passion for veterinary medicine - investigating complex problems to find the right treatment for the animal. She evens holds a certificate in medicine, having completed an additional qualification since becoming a vet sixteen years ago. Jo enjoys the unusually long twenty-minute consults at Jurassic Vets as they allow her to spend more time with each individual patient to do the best possible job. 

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Peter is Jurassic Vet's creator, owner and senior veterinary surgeon, and spent four long years planning and developing his original idea for a new veterinary practice combining friendly, professional bedside manner with the highest possible standards of clinical care.

Peter graduated from Bristol University's famous Langford Veterinary School and began his career doing 'a bit of everything' in a mixed practice in Cornwall. After encountering every animal from racehorses to dairy cows, Peter decided to focus his energy on his passion for small animals. A trip to India in 2010 working as the head vet for street dog charities gave him the idea of setting up his own vets in Sidmouth.

Peter's dog Stitch, a whippet x Jack Russell, is a rescue dog from the fantastic NAWT Heaven's Gate rescue centre in Somerset. He can usually be found trotting merrily around with his beloved ball, whilst completely ignoring Peter's attempts to recall him. A Sidmouth resident, Peter's (limited!) spare time is spent kayaking and snorkelling on the beautiful coast around Sidmouth, as well as indulging interests in history, science and engineering.


Carolyn qualified in 2008, having completed a BSc in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Administration at Bristol University. Prior to starting her veterinary nurse training she worked as an IT systems' analyst and designer but decided to change career to pursue her love of animals. She enjoys all aspects of nursing but has a particular interest in anaesthesia, rehabilitation and nurse clinics.

Over the years Carolyn has had a variety of pets, including snakes and horses, and is currently 'owned' by three Greyhounds - Pie, Maggie and George. Whilst living near Bristol she was involved with fund raising for Greyhound Rescue West of England and plans to volunteer for them again soon.

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With over ten years of experience as a fully-registered veterinary nurse, Lisa bring a whole host of skills to Jurassic Vets, working everywhere from the operating theatre to the front desk. Lisa lives in Exmouth, and is a self-confessed 'crazy cat lady' - so far she has six, as well as a pet snake, tropical fish and African Land Snails!









A Registered Veterinary Nurse with a passion for training and understanding behaviour in pets, Ness runs our behaviour clinics, using her knowledge and experience to help the vets solve cases where a pet's behaviour is causing problems. Ness's skills also come in handy when she runs our weekly puppy classes on Wednesday evenings.

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Within weeks of starting work as a receptionist at Jurassic Vets, Julie's love for animals led her to take an Animal Nursing Assistant course at Bicton College, and she is now halfway through her course to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse! Julie is an energetic and friendly person, born and bred in Sidmouth. She is a keen horse rider and has previously owned horses. Her pride and joy is her whippet Ziggy - who is just as quick as any horse!

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 Scarlet qualified as an Animal Nursing Assistant from Bicton College in 2016. She has a wide variety of animal of her own, from cats to horses. During her spare time she can be found riding through the eautiful Devon countryside, as well as baking all kinds of delicious treats.

A keen student from Sidmouth, Molly is pursuing her dream of becoming a veterinary surgeon! Molly works on reception desk during her holidays as well as each Saturday, and has impressed staff members and clients alike with her enthusiasm and reliability. Molly has also been able to observe and get involved with many interesting cases. Molly's exams A-level exams are coming up next year and we think she will make a superb future vet!

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Originally from Cuckfield West Sussex, Karen grew up in Dorset and then moved to Devon in 1976. After many years as a Secretary, Karen wanted a change and so ended up working for the Post Office. Karen has been married for 30 years and has a son Sam, who is 26. She loves pets and has a big friendly tabby called Seamus who is 14, Ted the tortoise who is about 60 and Gromit, a Patterjacky who is 2 years old. Karen enjoys cooking, pottering about in the greenhouse, long walks with Gromit, drawing with pastels, and has a good memory for numbers and occasions. She particularly loves visiting the Lake District with her husband Brian.


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An East Devon native, Cynthia knows just about everyone in Sidmouth! She loves chatting to clients and is always cheerful.