The Team

Alison Hawkes: Vet

Alison Hawkes is a vet with over 25 years' experience in companion animal surgery. She is committed to treating your pet as a true family member and doing the best for all of you.

Alison has spent years working in animal charities and has performed thousands of operations. Alison has 3 sons, 5 dogs and 2 cats.

Ann Watson:  Animal Nursing Assistant

Ann has worked with Alison previously at a rescue and re-homing centre in Somerset. She is a qualified animal healer and is brilliant at handling all sorts of pets. She has a dog and a cat.

Sarah Fisher RVN: Veterinary Nurse

Sarah worked some years ago with Alison while at Linhay veterinary rehabilitation centre. She is very knowledgeable about acupuncture and rehabilitation techniques. She has a dog from Labrador Rescue, and a slightly fat cat and a kitten.

Stacey Dallywater RVN : Veterinary Nurse / Head Nurse

Stacey has also worked with Alison before. She has recently joined Mercury Vets, full time , as a registered veterinary nurse . Her main duties will be as a visiting nurse competent in minor procedures and examinations . Stacey is interested in rehabilitation and has qualifications as a behaviorist. She has a horse, a dog , and a cat.

Natasha Poddubecki: Radiographer

Tash has recently joined the team as a qualified Radiographer to assist with the new mobile x-ray facility that we offer.  Her passion is in working with animals and she has two working cocker spaniels, both of which she does agility with at Championship level. 

Carol Dallywater:   Office Manager

Carol is a welcome addition to our Mercury Vets Team.  Carol will be based in the office and be ready to answer all the phone calls and queries, and to manage the daily routines.   We know Mrs D will keep us all organised!With the added benefit of vehicle tracking we hope to be able to see more patients in a day as the appointments can be more efficiently processed.


The Team