The Team


Tara Perryman:  Our newest addition to the Team, Tara worked for us as a locum during Summer 2019. Having travelled the world - working in New Zealand and the Caribbean - she joins us again on a more permenant basis. She is a keen surgeon and hopes to obtain her surgical certificate soon. Her veterinary interests are particularly centered around pain management, orthopedic conditions and taking care of golden oldies! Outside of work she loves to be on the water and is keen for most watersports including windsurfing and rowing. 

 Michelle Stead: Michelle has been with Mercury vets for afew years now and continues to bring her experience and expertise to the team. She too has a particular interest in pain management including acupuncture techniques. Her other particular veterinary interests include dentistry and medical cases. Michelle has a lovely young family and enjoys spending time with them out on adventures outside of work. She has a fantastic lurcher Mike who keeps them all entertained!

Nursing Team

Stacey Dallywater (RVN): Stacey is our amazing head nurse. She has been working with Mercury for a number of years and has been in charge of trying to keep the team in working order! Stacey has a keen interest in rehabilitation and behaviour, and has several qualifications in these topics. She has a horse, a dog , and a cat, and loves being busy outside walking, riding her horse and her new sport paddle boarding!

Ann Watson (Animal Nursing Assistant): Ann is an experienced animal handler and has been in the industry for 20+ years. Previous to working for Mercury vets she was an animal care assistant and worked in rescue centres. she is great handling all types of pets and is always game for a laugh. When shes not at work Ann loves nothing more than walking and camping with her partner and lovely dogs Simon and Norbert.


Carol Dallywater (Office Manager): Carol is our lovely office manager and centre of communications, ready to answer all phone calls and queries. She too keeps us all organised and up to speed! Carol has a very sweet labrador Tilly, who is a regular in the office making sure we are all behaving ourselves. At the weekends Carol likes nothing more than escapes to the countryside in her camper van.