The Team

Our Vets

Luke Stevens – BVSc, MRCVS

Vet/Director

Luke grew up on a small holding near Helston, and graduated from Bristol University Veterinary School in 1997.  Having worked in mixed practice in Devon and New Zealand, and then locuming in the UK, he has a broad experience of veterinary practice. In recent years, he has developed his interest and skills in small animal orthopaedic surgery and soft tissue surgery. 

Luke is married to Sacha and has four children.  He can often be seen in the vicinity of Longrock beach either walking his spaniel, Mabel, or windsurfing when the wind is just right. In any other spare time, he enjoys sailing, always hoping to catch some mackerel, but if it’s not seagoing weather, he makes the most of any opportunity to go mountain biking or hiking with the family.

Anna-Marie White – BSc (Hons.), PhD, BVMS, MRCVS

Vet/Director

Anna comes from a farming background and was born and bred in Cornwall.   She qualified at Glasgow Veterinary School in 2001 having already achieved a Doctorate in Pharmacology and Immunology from Bath University.  Having gained awards in feline medicine and surgery at Glasgow, she maintains a particular interest in the treatment of cats and is our Cat Care champion.  She has several cats at home, plus a dog called Toby.  Outside of work her other main interest is her herd of prize-winning pedigree cattle.  Kept for both showing and breeding, one of her greatest achievements was to win the Supreme Championship at the Royal Cornwall Show.

Lisa Cripps, MRCVS

Vet

Lisa, originally from Bristol, moved to Cornwall a few years ago and has married into a Cornish farming family.  She graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 2021 and is keen to develop her knowledge and skills in all aspects of small animal practice and has a particular interest in surgery.  She has two dogs, three cats, chicken, geese and peacocks and one stray duck!  Any free time is spent helping out on the farm, which she loves.

Elliott Payne, MRCVS

Vet/Director

Elliott joined the practice in July 2020, moving to Cornwall from Oxfordshire in the midst of the Covid pandemic.  He qualified from Royal Veterinary College in London in 2012 and has comprehensive experience of small animal practice, having worked in a large, multi-branch practice.  He is particularly interested in canine medicine and diagnostics.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing badminton and rounders and baking – he has a reputation for creating some stunning wedding cakes! 

Our Nurses

Jane Wood

Registered Vet Nurse

Jane joined the team in 2018 as a final year student nurse, and gained her Registered Veterinary Nurse qualification in 2019 – she enjoys getting involved in all areas of practice, from admin to surgery and inpatient care.  Having the chance to meet and greet puppies and lead our puppy parties is one of her favourite activities.   She is a big Labrador fan and has two beloved chocolate Labrador retrievers who keep her busy in her spare time.  As an avid rugby (union and league) follower, she is a keen supporter of the Chiefs. She’s also a music lover, often heading off to see concerts around the country.

Amy Roskilly

Registered Vet Nurse

Amy qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2018 and then went back to university for a further year as she enjoyed the studying so much! She started full time at the practice in 2019 and is a stalwart for stocktaking and practice admin as well as having a full role in all areas of clinical practice.  In her spare time, she rides her horses, raises sheep (and lambs in season!) and is very busy organizing Young Farmer’s events and activities.

Katherine Warry

Registered Vet Nurse

Katherine has recently qualified as a Veterinary Nurse having started her nurse training with us in 2018.  She has made a valuable contribution to the team even as a student, and is looking forward to further developing her knowledge of medicine, laboratory work, anaesthesia and pain relief as an Registered Vet Nurse.  She is particularly interested in feline health and working to enhance the experience for cats requiring veterinary treatment.  She has three cats called Beans, Betsy and Gonzo and when she is not studying, she spends her spare time running, going to the gym and baking.

Laura Matthews

Registered Vet Nurse

Laura qualified in 2013 having undertaken and completed her nurse training at Mounts Bay Vets. Over this time, she has seen all sides of practice, (including large animal and equine work back in the day!). She is a keen horsewoman and has two horses and a dog. She also has a Hermann’s tortoise and has a keen interest in exotics, especially tortoise care and husbandry. Currently undertaking a diploma in tortoise care, she is a great source of advice and support in all things chelonian.

Claire Neate

Kennels Assistant

Claire recently joined the team at Mounts Bay Vets to provide dedicated assistance with post-op nursing in the kennels and cattery.  She has considerable experience of caring for animals within a boarding setting and enjoys taking care of inpatients as they recover from procedures. Her role also includes supporting the nurses with pre-operative checks, and ensuring hygiene and clinical standards are maintained to a high standard.

She has a spaniel and three horses and enjoys all aspects of equine sport in her free time.  

Admin Team

Sacha Stevens

Practice Manager

Sacha joined the team at Mounts Bay Vets when the practice opened in April 2010.  She moved into veterinary from a teaching background, and enjoys the diversity of practice life and all its problem solving challenges.  She is currently studying for a postgraduate certificate in veterinary business management and is particularly interested in maintaining and developing the excellence of customer service we strive for.

Sacha is married to Luke and they have four children, a loopy spaniel, two demanding cats and a tortoise who is an escape artist.  She enjoys reading if she ever gets a moment to, and going walking, sailing, swimming and surfing with the family.

Jo Simpson

Administrator

Jo has been working with animals since leaving school. Born and bred in Penwith, she began her career working with horses and studied at Duchy College to gain her riding instruction qualifications.

She has worked in the veterinary sector as a receptionist and administrator since 2008, and enjoys all aspects of the reception job at the practice. Her current role includes administration of our Pet Health Club and processing insurance claims as well as supporting the reception team on the phone.

She is married and has two children, a daughter and a son, who are both animal enthusiasts. They have two cats, Willow and Cleo, ten chickens, a horse called Ruby and pony called Treat. Jo enjoys riding and beach-going whenever the opportunity offers as well as a bit of gardening.

Tish – Patricia Trufelli-Stephenson

Veterinary Receptionist

Tish is one of our longest serving members of staff, having joined the team in 2012.  Her involvement with animals began at a young age, growing up on a safari park, so she had some amazing lioncub childhood experiences! 

She has a wide experience of animal care and therapy having trained in canine massage. After spending most of her working life in London working in television production, she loves living in Cornwall with her two dogs and cat.   

Heidi Prouse

Veterinary Receptionist

Heidi joined Mounts Bay Vets in 2015, and has nearly a decade of experience working in veterinary practice front of house.  She is an animal lover and has three cats, all of them rehomed, and really enjoys meeting and greeting all our customers and pets each day.  In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, walking, cycling, arts and crafts and baking – you can often see her creativity in evidence on the displays in the waiting room!

Diana Shears

Veterinary Receptionist

Di has become an integral part of our team since 2015 and works behind the scenes in her administrative role with accounts. 

Her interests include swimming, reading, collecting antiques and curios and the history of stained glass artists.  She is currently doing an A level in history which she started during lockdown.