Purton Surgery

77 High Street, Purton

Swindon, SN5 4AB

T: 01793 771869

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Cricklade Surgery

Bath Road, Cricklade, Swindon, SN6 6AT

T: 01793 751698

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T: 01793 603800

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I joined the practice in 2009 as a qualified and registered Veterinary Nurse. My hobbies include horse riding, wake boarding and mountain biking. I have a certificate in Training for the Future: Puppy Instructor by Alpha Education. I have an A-Level in Psychology and I have also gained the COAPE Advanced Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training. I enjoy learning about animal behaviour and I think the more we understand about how animals think and learn the stronger and happier the relationship we can have with them. I currently run desensitisation clinics for animals who find coming to the vets very stressful and I work with a variety of other behaviour problems clients may be experiencing with their pets.

Debbie Leonard RVN DipCABT (Head Nurse)

I have returned to nursing after some time out to raise my children and a period of time abroad. I qualified in 1997 and have worked in a variety of practices, large and small. My main interests are surgical nursing and radiography.


In my spare time (if I get any!) I enjoy cooking, especially baking cupcakes.

Emily Oswald RVN (Deputy Head Nurse )

Emily Jenny Grice

I joined the practice in December 2012 after spending some time working in New Zealand and Australia on an equine stud farm and a dairy farm. I qualified in 2016 and I am enjoying the challenges in my new career.


In my spare time I enjoy horse riding and walking my Border Collie, Hamish.

Jenny Freeth (Veterinary Nurse)

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At Purton Vets we offer exceptional client and patient care, giving you time to talk, listen and share in the decision making process.

We are open 7 days a week with 24 hour emergency cover and offer all the services you need, including continuity of care from a small experienced team with modern facilities in a friendly atmosphere.


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I am a qualified Veterinary nurse and Purton Vet's animal behaviour therapist. I gained my diploma in South Africa in 1994 and worked in a university hospital for 3 years. Since moving to England in 1998 I have worked in many small animal practices but have finally settled in Purton .I have a special interest in animal behaviour and training, having gained my qualifications through COAPE (Centre of Applied Pet Ethology). I also enjoy attending continuing education courses especially in Medical and Surgical Nursing. I have recently gained my certificate through the European School of Veterinary Post Graduate Studies in Business and Professional Skills.  


I have 5 cats, 2 dogs and and 2 horses which tend to keep me busy when I'm not working. I am an avid Manchester United supporter but also a bit partial to a good game of rugby!

Jos Lander RVN DipCABT Cert (B&PS) (Animal Behaviourist)

Jos Lander

I qualified and moved to the practice in 2016. I love my job and all aspects of nursing and could not imagine having any other career. I am excited to keep learning and plan to attend additional courses.

I have two dogs (one naughty puppy), one cat and one horse. They usually take up most of my time but I wouldn't ever change it... Except maybe adding more additions to the family!

Kate Wilkins (Veterinary Nurse)


Chloe works along side our clinical team to care for patients in the hospital.  Chloe started in January 2017 working part time while she finished at college where she studied  Animal management, Psychology and Biology.  Chloe is now working full time and will hopefully start her RCVS Veterinary Nurse training with us early next year.


Chloe has 2 cats called Snowy and Ollie and a dog called Poppy.

Chloe Oakford (Animal Nursing Assistant)