Elston Vets – A friendly, happy veterinary clinicElston Vets clinic covers the areas of Shrewton, Tilshead Larkhill, Amesbury, Durrington, Bulford Camp, Codford and Netheravon
“William is especially grateful for the outstanding care given by Enid and her team.” D Watson
Our vets and vet nurses understand the human-animal bond and always work together, with you to find the best solution to your pet’s health problems. If your pet is healthy, we strive to keep your pet that way with the best holistic approach to preventative care.
Have you considered the benefits of joining our Healthy Pet Club? This is a great way to ensure your pet is always happy and healthy and a great way to budget and help save money on routine pet treatments such as flea, tick and worming medicines, plus dental and vet nurse treatments such as toe clipping. Read more about the club here.
Meet the staff at Elston Veterinary ClinicOur veterinary staff are committed to making your pets stay with us as comfortable as possible
Dr. Enid Frantilla
I have always been blessed with very talented staff, and all of them over the years have helped me build and shape the practice into the caring team it is today.
I love working with both dogs and cats, and the small furries, and enjoy all aspects of internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. A waggy tail or contented purr are the best rewards for me; but all my animal patients make me smile, so I could never tire of my job.
When not working I am equally happy walking or running (happiest with an animal friend) anywhere in the UK, or in mountains on most continents, though sailing, skiing, riding, cycling, plus nearly all art and music, cooking and gardening are things I also really enjoy. I could never be without an animal friend, and am grateful for all the animals I have known.
Every single one has taught me something.
Dr med vet MRCVS
After 5 years in mixed practice in Ireland I settled in England, and for the last 17 years I have enjoyed living and working in Wiltshire.
I hold the General Practitioner Certificate for Equine Practice and Small Animal Practice, although obviously now using the Small Animal Certificate only. I love the variety and challenges of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, which is most enjoyable with the support of the dedicated professional team here at Elston Vets.
Outside work throughout my life I have always enjoyed the company of a variety of dogs, cats, guinea pigs and horses. I still enjoy hacking out my semi-retired Irish Sport Horse, who I used to compete at team chasing, hunter trials and show jumping, including representing Great Britain three times at the European Veterinary Show Jumping Championships.
Inspired by childhood pets and the good old “James Herriot” stories, I have always wanted to be a vet and I achieved my dream with my veterinary degree at Liverpool University. I moved to Wiltshire in 2010 from Monmouth, where I had previously worked in a mixed animal practice, and have settled nicely in the Wylye Valley.
I joined Elston vets in April 2017 and enjoy the ability to work in such a friendly and welcoming rural practice that also maintains high standards of care towards both patients and clients.
Having a special interest in animal behaviour, I carry this branch of medicine through into every consultation I do to ensure that our patients are as calm and relaxed as they can be when visiting us – some even quite like coming to say hello!
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and young family and our dog Echo, and I can think of no better way to spend an English summer afternoon than out walking in the Wiltshire countryside whilst socialising with friends.
Our veterinary clinic nurses
I started out working as a receptionist which gave me the opportunity to get to know most of our patients & clients. When I started my nurse training I loved being more hands-on, helping treat the various cats, dogs, rabbits and other small friends who come into the clinic. I started to study to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse at the end of 2013, and that has progressed well, thanks mainly to the support of colleagues and friends.
When I am not working or studying I enjoy walking my terrier and relaxing with friends.
I qualified as an RVN in 2016 and have an interest in nutrition. At home I am kept very busy by my 1 year old Dalmatian Vinnie who likes to go for very, very long walks!
I also have a passion for cats and have 3 of my own who like to cause trouble!
Animal Nursing Assistant
I have enjoyed working in veterinary practice for the past 14 years. I believe that when we are entrusted with a pet we should treat them as we would wish our own pet to be treated.
I have a family which has grown but not flown, and now am lucky to have time to go back to my youth, spending time going out and about on my horse who I have had since he was two years old.
Patient Care Assistant
Our Office Manager
I feel very fortunate to be part of a committed team doing something we all love.I live with my two lovely Labradors and my cat.
I spend most of my spare time doing DIY and gardening. I enjoy taking the dogs to new places and exploring all that this lovely county has to offer.
I have worked in various administrator roles over the years, both here in the UK and in Australia, where our family, (my husband and our 5 year old son) lived for 4 years. We returned to the UK in 2014. Aside from office roles, I also worked at Battersea Dog’s Home for 5 years, honing by behaviour and training knowledge. I have always had a passion for working with animals, and now I have the perfect role which combines both my office and people skills whilst cuddling all sorts of fluffies that walk through the door!
In my spare time, I practice yoga regularly, and also sing in a rock choir. My super crazy cat – ‘Cheska’ – takes up any remaining time I have by chasing string, and anything left lying around on the floor by my son! I find yoga in particular helps alleviate any stress from my busy life of working and running a home. I love working at Elston Vets, and feel I have really landed on my feet. Both clients and the team have been very welcoming, and I look forward to strengthening my relationships with everybody as I settle into my role.
I moved back to the UK Spring 2017 and once I found my feet I was ready to start work. I have worked in administration and HR for 25 years… oh my!
I am so happy with my role at Elston Veterinary Clinic — the clients and the team are wonderful.
In my spare time my son (14), my cat Festus (5) and our new addition – Wilbur a Schnauzer terrier cross – keep me on my toes.
I love my life in Wiltshire. In my spare time I enjoy my book club, dog walks, upcycling furniture, and attending evening classes for upholstery.
I have had pets my whole life as well Guide Dogs for my father. I love being around animals and I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you at the clinic.
As I now work part-time, I am enjoying having more time at home even though my family are now grown up. Over the years we have had an assortment of pets including cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, fish, and at one time stick insects (which made a bid for freedom on our landing!)! We currently have four cats. Over the years we have enjoyed camping – starting with a small frame tent, followed by a trailer tent, a caravan, and now have recently bought a motor-home, needing a little more comfort in our old age! In my time off my husband and I will be exploring the many beautiful areas of England.
“Best vet practice in the world ! Thanks for all your help. You’re the best!” Tracey Downes
“Quite the best veterinary practice. We are so lucky to have it in our village.” Gillian Wallis
“Lovely Vet who really cares for animals!” Sandra Love
“Fantastic service from all the staff. Very helpful and always able to get an appointment same day when needed. Would recommend to all animal owners.” Michael Cogan
“Awesome vets always friendly” Jenni Blackborow
Latest News/Blog posts
During this month, you will have the opportunity to pop in with your rabbit for a free health check with the nurse! Our nurses will update you on everything you should know about rabbit health care. It is also useful to bring children along if they are looking after the rabbit too. The health check will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you have about health care.
Elston Veterinary Clinic played and won the weekly War of the Works quiz on Spire FM Radio! Anticipating the fact that the quiz wasn’t just going to be about animal health care, we decided we needed some help… We were lucky enough to have a handful of Elston Vets clients and friends from Orcheston and Shrewton help us out on each of the quiz days.
Last Thursday we held our annual ‘Paws for Tea’ bake sale in aid of the Blue Cross. Luckily the sun was shining and we were pleased to have so many generous visitors. We had some beautiful and delicious cakes baked and donated by clients to help us raise as much money...